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Port Mosquito Spraying Alert

Based on the current mosquito trap data and consistent with the 2014 Nassau County Mosquito Control Plan, the Nassau County Departments of Health and Public Works have recommended that localized truck treatment of mosquito adulticide occur at targeted areas in the County. This recommendation is based on the persistent presence of West Nile virus and mosquito activity at these locations.

Weather permitting the current schedule for ground treatment by truck is as follows:

Wednesday, August 20, 8 PM through 4 AM –Sections of Flower Hill, Manhasset, Munsey Park, Plandome, Plandome Heights, Port Washington, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Estates and North Hills. Map of Treatment Area  [Read more...]

Petrus Park: Steps Finally Taken

parkThis is the first of two articles about the effort to restore Alvan Petrus Park.

Although no one can explain exactly why the fence went up (see next week’s installment on the history of the park) around the 1.5 acre parcel of land on Port Washington Boulevard know as Alvan O. Petrus Memorial Park, it seems the community today is closer than it has been since 2009 to finally having the parcel restored as a park. [Read more...]

Scenes From Port Washington

picThe weather has been beautiful this summer. For those, like us, who are stuck indoors most of the day, here are some pictures of the Port Washington waterfront to get you through your work week.

KidStock Festival To Storm Port

kidsThe popular children’s music festival KidStock has been scheduled by the Town of North Hempstead for Aug. 17, at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

This will be the fourth year for the festival, which features bands that play a blend of folk, rock, “Kid Pop,” and “Kindie Rock.”

The event, which begins at 2 p.m. and is free, “is a terrific opportunity for young families to bring their children out and enjoy world-class musical entertainment right on our beautiful waterfront,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. [Read more...]

Pride In Port Photography Contest

portThough more than a month away, excitement is already building for Pride in Port, this year to be held Saturday, Sept. 20.

Pride in Port is an annual community celebration of all the thing that make Port such a vibrant place to live and work.

The day involves residents, businesses, schools, organizations, police and fire departments and local governments. [Read more...]

Port Fire Mayhem, Then Eerie Calm

The remnants of the garage at 10 Prospect Ave., where Michael MacNeill is believed to have died after he used gasoline and/or propane to blow the structure up.

The remnants of the garage at 10 Prospect Ave., where Michael MacNeill is believed to have died after he used gasoline and/or propane to blow the structure up.

It was a night of chaos on Aug. 5, with more onlookers than firemen and police turning out.

That was the scene as Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history, with a garage on Prospect Avenue exploding and destroying the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 100 feet into the air.

“There was a big crowd of people as far away as Town Dock (which is about two blocks away) and I was concerned because I thought a gas main may have blown,” said Steve Kaplan, Office of Emergency Manager for Port North.

More Pictures From The Scene Of The Port Washington Explosion

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Port’s Crazy Cakes Truck

BehindTheBusiness_080114B If you have ever seen the Crazy Cakes truck driving around Port Washington and you were curious, here is a little history about the business and the person behind the wheel.

You learn two things about the proprietor, Erica Tiger when you first meet her. One is that family is very important, and two she is an artist. Throughout the years her two passions have crossed paths.

Her background in art includes studies in oil and acrylic painting, woodworking, clay and glass art. Because Erica is both an artist and creative Mom, birthday parties became an opportunity to translate her knowledge and love of art into wonderful birthday cakes for her children. [Read more...]

Body Identified In Port Fire

The Homicide Squad has identified the body of the man found in the Port Washington house fire last week as Michael MacNeill, 48 of Port Washington. He was identified by the Medical Examiner through DNA.

Port Connection To Robin Williams

hepPort Washington News Contributor Harry Hepcat with Robin Williams on the set of the film ”Sieze the Day.”

Port Washington News Contributor Harry Hepcat worked on the set of the 1986 movie Seize The Day with Robin Williams.

“I almost killed Robin that day when the director asked me to drive a 1954 Mercury and brake it just before I hit his knee,” says Hepcat. “An hour later the brakes failed.  Robin would have been dead or legless.  I never had the heart to tell him, even at the cast party.”

In the movie, Robin Williams played salesman Tommy Wilhelm, who decides to head to New York after losing his job and his girlfriend.

Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide in his home Monday, August 11.

Alzheimer’s Foundations Unite

joinCharles J. Fuschillo, Jr., chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)—a national non-profit organization that unites more than 1,700 member organizations in the mission of providing optimal care and services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as family and professional caregivers—today announced that AFA and the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) have joined forces.

Under the agreement, LIAF, based in Port Washington, will become a subsidiary of AFA and will continue to provide the same resources, programs and support to the people of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties as it has for a quarter century. [Read more...]