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Danceworks Under New Ownership

danceLocal mother of two Trish Gargani has taken ownership of Danceworks, New York, at 21 Yennicock Ave. in Port Washington.

Gargani, better known as “Miss Trish,” has spent the last eight years working at Danceworks, New York as a teacher of children aged three to five years old. She says her “passion, dedication, positive energy and love for dance has drawn many families to the studio.” [Read more...]

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Friends Of Port Rowing Honored

rowingResidents for a More Beautiful Port Washington’s annual gala was an overwhelming success, drawing 220 guest including several area politicians, to salute Friends of Port Rowing.

Residents’ Chairman Curt Trinko opened up with a speech after the cocktail hour, saying “I am proud that Port Washington is on the cutting edge of environmental sustainability due to many projects, programs and partnerships that Residents has cultivated and sustained for 46 years.

The civic group has paved trails, fought an incinerator, planned parks and gardens, touched thousands of students and helped create one of the most sophisticated ground water management tools, Trinko said. [Read more...]

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Port’s Panthers Honored

panthersThe Port Panther’s traveling girls soccer team was honored at Town Hall by Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio and the rest of the town board.

The Panthers finished the fall 2013 season undefeated and took first place in Division 4. This spring, the team will advance to Division 3.

Enjoying the honor are (kneeling, l. to r.): Rebecca McCallin , Talia Goldstein, Caroline Lewis, Lizzy (Elizabeth) Stein, Allison Winter. In the back row are (l. to r.): Coach Dave McCallin, Councilman Angelo Ferrara, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Coach Greg Winters, Councilwoman Viviana Russell, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Councilman Peter Zuckerman, and Coach Peter Stein. [Read more...]

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Row For Autism April 12

ROWINGThe Town of North Hempstead, in partnership with Friends of Port Rowing, have announced the Third Annual Row for Autism benefit event will take place on Saturday, April 12, at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. This year, the town’s website will stream live video of the finish line as the rowers cross over.

The event, which will begin at 9 a.m., started a couple of years ago with the goal of combining two interests: the love of rowing and the need to raise awareness about the growing number of children with autism.

The free event is sponsored by U.S. Rowing, and will feature North Hempstead high school crew clubs racing against each other, as well as rowing races by those affected by autism. [Read more...]

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Seniors Get In The Game

softballHow would you like to feel like a “kid” again?

Do you want to re-live the thrill of hitting a double or catching a long fly ball? If you will be 60 years old on or before Dec. 31 this year, you are eligible to play senior softball this summer.

The General’s Senior Softball Team is looking for men to tryout for its team. The General’s play in the Long Island Senior Softball Association, a league consisting of 28 senior teams across Nassau and Suffolk counties. The General’s home field is located at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. [Read more...]

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CrossFit Comes to Port Washington

crossfitPort Washington is home to a new gym whose program an Olympic athlete or a grandmother can be comfortable with, its owners say.

The program, called CrossFit, is the same name as the gym that opened its doors at 40 Sintsink Dr. East in October.

Owners—and spouses—Kevin and Shannon Healy say business at CrossFit, which used to be a vacant building, has been brisk. People like the results they are seeing with the program, no matter what their age, Shannon said. CrossFit’s website describes it as a “core strength and conditioning program” with, on the more intense end of the spectrum of exercises, distance rowing and rope climbing.

There is even a CrossFit program for kids.

What the Healys do is pay CrossFit Inc. a licensing fee to use the name and exercise program. CrossFit, begun in 1974 on the west coast, only started taking off in recent years in the east. The Port Washington CrossFit has 35 to 40 full-time members, Shannon said. [Read more...]

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Port Headed To State Tourney

Joelle Feinberg tears up the track.

Joelle Feinberg tears up the track.

It wasn’t enough to break a long-standing school record. They had to do it again the next year.

Four Port Washington students; Neve Devine, Joelle Feinberg, Jenny Aguilar (girls team) and James Burns (boys team) participated at the NYS Meet on March 1, at Cornell University.

Head Coach Jeremiah Pope is extremely proud of his athletes and says they have excelled in their track careers.

Feinberg is a senior and four-year member of the varsity team. She quit soccer in ninth grade when Pope urged her to concentrate at one sport.

“I told her you can’t do both,” he said. “I’ll train you at track, but it’s got to be one.” [Read more...]

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Port Turns Out For Polar Plunge

polarplungePort Washington residents and business members recently joined in the sixth annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge at North Hempstead Beach Park.

A total of 600 Long Islanders took the plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. In total, everyone raised nearly $85,000, and they were rewarded with the feeling of accomplishment.

Helping athletes with disabilities was one of the main reasons why Port representatives like Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, Chamber of Commerce members and residents decided to become one with the polar bears.

“I am freezin’ for a reason and supporting athletes,” said Port resident Sandy Nelson. “I am also adding a check mark to my bucket list. This was my first time doing this and it was definitely worth it.”

Nelson’s friend and fellow Port resident Joe Cohen had plunged before and joined in again to support the Special Olympics. [Read more...]

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PYA Spring Registration Begins

sportsSpring sports season registration is underway for Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA).

This spring PYA is once again offering a full slate of sports for boys and girls. The offerings include baseball, softball, tennis, developmental lacrosse, and roller hockey.

The PYA baseball, softball, and lacrosse fields located at the Lions Field complex at the end of Glen Lane in Port Washington feature one of the finest natural grass outdoor playing facilities in Nassau County, a PYA spokesman said. [Read more...]

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Port Varsity Softball Dominates

softballThe regular season could not have gone better for Schreiber High School’s girl’s varsity softball team last season. They finished with a perfect record of 14-0 in conference play.

Unfortunately, because of the strength of schedule, they were the No. 12 entering the playoffs and played against a very talented No. 5 ranked Carey. They were defeated by the score of 5-0 with their ace, Alex Caprariello, suffering only her second loss of the season.

The squad will be led by Caprariello, who is entering her fifth year at the varsity level. She has been named to the All-County team the past two seasons. [Read more...]

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