On Wednesday, March 18, Nora Haagenson was elected the first female mayor in the history of the Village of Baxter Estates, succeeding Fred Nicholson, who had been mayor for eight years. Because Nicholson decided not to run again late in February, after the date that petitions were due, Haagenson was elected as a write-in candidate. She will formally begin her two year term as mayor on April 6.
Port Washington resident and entrepreneur Giovannina Bellino is the owner of the Goddess Gourmet Co. and the creator of the delicious cooking base Flavor Bombs. Bellino’s business is a certified woman-owned business and the product is manufactured on Long Island. Flavor Bombs are natural, frozen fresh, gluten free, low sodium and low-cost cooking bases that can be used to enhance the flavor of any dish.
Sands Point Preserve will hold the annual Springtime Spectacular on Sunday, March 29 from 1-3 p.m. This much-anticipated event promises an afternoon of family-fun with a wide variety of nature and music activities for people of all ages to enjoy. [Read more…]
Port Washington resident Tony D’Urso, who served on the Town of North Hempstead council for 16 years before retiring, left a deep impression on those who attended last week’s Manhasset Rotary Club’s meeting.
Port Washington News reader Grace Bellomo sent in photographs of turkey vultures seen at Mill Pond. This photograph show the visitors eating a raccoon. Never seen them before in Port!
Innovative Technology Electronics Corp.’s founder and CEO Corey Lieblein started his company with one product and a leap of faith 14 years ago in his hometown of Port Washington. Now, Lieblein’s consumer electronics company, which specializes in designing, developing, manufacturing, and bringing to market stylish, unique and affordable electronic products, has more than 200 products that can be found in almost 20,000 retail stores across North America. Some of Innovative Technology’s best-selling products include a nostalgia line of products, which are vintage-looking high-tech stereo systems and suitcase turntables, their Justin rechargeable power products, and Bluetooth speakers, cases and keyboards. [Read more…]
It’s a brand new season of lacrosse at Schreiber High School. Head boys varsity lacrosse coach Tom Rooney and his team are looking to improve from last season’s progress and play deep into the month of May.
The Vikings finished last season with a 9-8 overall record, which placed them fourth in their league. They eventually bowed out to Farmingdale in the quarterfinals. They were unfortunately riddled with a lot of injuries. All 10 starters missed games at some point during the year and some were out for the whole season. Fortunately, other players stepped up and performed well. This provided not only some quality playing time for the boys, but experience as well.
Schreiber High School will present Cole Porter’s classic “Anything Goes” from March 26-29. Performances are on Thursday, March 26, Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and complimentary for senior citizens. “Anything Goes” is recommended for theatergoers 6 years and over. The production involves the efforts of over 100 students and staff, under the direction of Lauren Foster-Holzer, with vocal direction by Carly Valentine, orchestral direction by John Meyer, choreography by Floryn Glass, and is produced by Christine Nelson. Performances are at the Schreiber High School Auditorium, 101 Campus Drive, Port Washington.
“With love, gratitude and Weber Pride,” Weber Middle School principal Marilyn Rodahan announced in a letter to parents that after 25 years of working in education, she has decided to retire at the end of this school year. “I have learned so much from each of you and your children. The Port Washington community will always hold a special place in my heart,” she wrote.
Meet Dan Chuzmir, community relations department head for the Port Washington Public Library since August 2014. He began working at the library in 2010, and he’s also a librarian. His main roles are community relations, publicity, promotion, marketing, printed material, signage, graphic design, the newsletter and social media.
Chuzmir grew up in Port Washington and attended the Port Washington public schools. Chuzmir moved back to Port Washington in 2012. “Port is unique. Despite the proximity to the city, it never seems like just a suburb; it seems like a real town,” said Chuzmir. “There’s culture, an active downtown, the water, and a close-knit community feel.”
Several interesting events that are coming up at the library are the first Earth Day Fair on April 22. “Librarian Denise Anchico has organized an amazing line-up of activities for all ages,” said Chuzmir. “Another unique event is Civil War 150, from April 24 to 26. We’re commemorating the anniversary of the end of the Civil War with performances, lectures and children’s events.”
The library offers many services that residents may not know about. One of those services,
Lynda.com, is an online training library that companies use to train employees. “We have one of the first library subscriptions. It’s completely free for patrons. Lynda.com provides thousands of training courses on so many subjects. You can learn anything from management skills to photography to how to use your new iPhone,” said Chuzmir.
Chuzmir has helped introduce preloaded e-readers, expanded tech assistance and the mobile website at the PWPL. “We are currently working on lending Roku streaming sticks,” said Chuzmir. “I enjoy being able to help introduce new services and promote them and to expand people’s idea of what the library does.”