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PortFest Set To Rock In May

PortFest leadership team

PortFest leadership team

The fourth annual PortFest will be held on May 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the campus of Paul D. Schreiber high school. The event will be completely outdoors, weather permitting. The event, a communitywide arts and music festival, is organized and hosted by HEARTS (Help Enrich the Arts of Port Washington). HEARTS is an independent, grassroots not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community organization whose mission is to add meaningful value to children’s lives and our community by supporting and enriching the arts in Port Washington and its’ public schools. [Read more…]

Coaches vs. Cancer

Varsity Softball Coach Eric Sutz and Varsity Baseball Coach Matt Holzer working together to support a great cause

Varsity Softball Coach Eric Sutz and Varsity Baseball Coach Matt Holzer working together to support a great cause

Two exciting games are planned by Schreiber coaches to raise money for cancer research. On April 25, the Schreiber baseball squads will play a triple header against Mineola. They will also sandwich in a Parents Softball Game. The following weekend, on May 2, the softball teams will play host to Valley Stream North in their own three game set. Both events are being held in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. [Read more…]

Girls Lax Starts Strong

Coach Kaitlyn Carter, Kathleen Lennon and the Port Washington Girls Varsity Lacrosse team

Coach Kaitlyn Carter, Kathleen Lennon and the Port Washington Girls Varsity Lacrosse team

After winning their first two conference games of the new season, the Schreiber High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse team will look to keep the momentum going. The girls finished last season at 9-6 overall and 7-2 in conference play. They fell to Oceanside in the quarterfinals.

This season, the team is ranked third in Nassau Conference II, behind Long Beach and Plainedge. Under the helm of first-year coaches Kaitlyn Carter and Kathleen Lennon, it looks to be an interesting year for the Lady Vikings. The 2015 edition of the Port Washington girls team seems like a very athletic and talented bunch who can be scrappy and aggressive. [Read more…]

Art Guild Scholarship For Graduating Seniors

The Art Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the visual arts, is offering a scholarship for Nassau County high school students who will be graduating this spring. The annual scholarship is available to graduating seniors who will be pursuing the visual arts after graduation. The postmark deadline is April 15. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based solely on the criteria established within the student application. All decisions are final. Applications are availabe at TheArtGuild.org. Any questions can be emailed to Scholarship@TheArtGuild.org or call The Art Guild at 516-304-5797. The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc. provides encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the visual arts. The Guild strives to offer residents from local and neighboring communities an avenue to broaden their creative pursuits. It is located at 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, N.Y.

 

HEARTS’ The Red Party

Bach To Rock performers  and Nissa Fine and family (Photo by Maddy Wiener)

Bach To Rock performers
and Nissa Fine and family
(Photo by Maddy Wiener)

The Port Washington community turned out in tremendous numbers to HEARTS PW’s (Helping Enrich the Arts in Port Washington’s) second annual “The Red Party” on March 18. “The Red Party” is an annual event to celebrate HEARTS’ annual grant recipients and help raise funds for arts programming in the Port Washington schools. Diwan Restaurant was filled to capacity with partygoers decked out in red to symbolize their passion and love for the arts. Indian delicacies and nibbles were featured at the lavish buffet and drinks were flowing at the open bar. The Candy Bar with “scoop your own bags” and cupcakes from “The Crazy Cake Company” were surrounded by hungry guests. A long line of red Raffle Bags lined tables with prizes like an overnight in NYC, membership at MoMA, and tickets with reserved seating to Schreiber’s musical Anything Goes. [Read more…]

State Aid Rescues School Budget

One of several Schreiber students who addressed the BOE last week

One of several Schreiber students who addressed the BOE last week

The New York State budget that was passed on Wednesday, April 1 will have a significant impact on the Port Washington School District. The budget restores roughly $750,000 in state aid for the district. This is welcome news, as the state has cut $6 million in aid to the district during the last five years. The aid will enable the Board of Education (BOE) to balance the 2015-16 budget. [Read more…]

Schreiber Softball Starts

The Girls of spring are back. The 2015 softball season is officially underway as the Schreiber High School varsity softball team prepares for another successful season under the helm of seventh year coach
Eric Sutz and new assistant coach Chrissy Talbot.Softball_040815A [Read more…]

Ice Hockey Wins County Championship

On Tuesday, March 24, the Port Washington/ Manhasset high school ice hockey won the Nassau County JV championship, with a resounding 6-3 defeat over the rival Bellmore-Merrick Bulldogs. The Storm, as the team is known, finished the High School Hockey League of Nassau County season with a record of 15-4-1, and defeated Plainview in the semi-finals to reach Tuesday’s championship game. The Storm is led by Head Coach Alex Caruso, Assistant Coaches Linda Caruso, Jordan Caruso and Jake Lublin, and is supported by the Port Washington Skating Center under the direction of Fred Nielsen. Port Washington players include captain Dan Feldman, Marko Cohen, Matthew Dieber, Andrew Gottfried, Kyle DiLeo, Thomas Carillo, Justin Cenname, John McDonald, Sam Contino, Gianfranco Stacconi and goaltenders William Longmire and Ben Schildkraut. Manhasset players include Corey McCluskey, Kevin Barrett, Jack Boyle, Aram Dadourian, and Markus Mildt. Additional players are Henry Bushell, Andrew Colgan and Noah Kniesly.IceHockey_040815A

 

Playing It Safe: New Helmets For Varsity Lacrosse

The Schreiber High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team will enter the new season with brand new state-of-the-art lacrosse helmets. The new helmets were made possible by a generous grant from the Peter and Jeri Dejana Family Foundation.
Their donation of 40 helmets to the Port Washington school district enables these young athletes to play the game with the highest safety rated head gear. It now frees up more room in the district’s budget to provide helmets to the Weber Middle School squad.

Front row (from left): AAPW Board VP Steve Grossman, Dejana Foundation volunteer Mariann Dalimonte, Dejana Foundation Grant Administrator Jim Avena, Port Washington School District Athletic Director Stephanie Joannon, varsity lacrosse Coach Rooney  and AAPW Board President Peter Smith. Behind them are Schreiber’s varsity boys’ lacrosse team showing off their new helmets.

Front row (from left): AAPW Board VP Steve Grossman, Dejana Foundation volunteer Mariann Dalimonte, Dejana Foundation Grant Administrator Jim Avena, Port Washington School District Athletic Director Stephanie Joannon, varsity lacrosse Coach Rooney
and AAPW Board President Peter Smith. Behind them are Schreiber’s varsity boys’ lacrosse team showing off their new helmets.

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Looking to Bounce Back: Boys Varsity Baseball Aim For Playoff Berth

Despite a rough season last year, the Port Washington high school varsity baseball team is looking to build from last campaign’s experience. A year ago, they were a young team with little to no experience at the varsity level. That, coupled with some key injuries, forced them to play many close games at which they came out on the short end. This year, the boys will use that experience as a motivator going into the new season. With 10 of the 16 players having played at the varsity level and six of those 10 as returning starters, the team does have some veteran presence and leadership.

Schreiber varsity baseball team

Schreiber varsity baseball team

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