“Haven’t You Heard?” Club

Maya Leong, Contributing Writer

June 6, 2018

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Many students at Schreiber believe that there should be greater discussion of current events and controversial issues included in class curriculums. In most classes, we spend a large amount of time reviewing the accepted wisdom...

28th Annual HarborFestOn June 3, Port Washington hosted its 28th annual Harborfest that included its usual festivities. These included a handmade craft fair, an environmental section, musical entertainment, a children’s fun park, and a nautical museum exhibit. The event was held between the Town Dock and Manhasset Bay and usually receives around 12,000 attendees.  The Craft Fair, which is held every year, invites about 90 to 100 different independent vendors to showcase their merchandise. Crafts often include hand carved wood items, jewelry, flower arrangements, ceramics, and a wide range of unique handmade gift items.         “Personally, my favorite part of Harborfest is the crafts,” said senior Sarah Gottesman. Aside from the different vendors, Harborfest invites local residents and outside artists to perform on their stage in the middle of the Town Dock. Performances from the Dance Arts Theatre, Olga Berest Dance Company, and Voice Academy were also showcased and impressed much of the crowd.  This year, the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce introduced new activities to the festival including sailing on small boats for children and an antique auto show for car lovers. Bobbie Polay, executive director of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, held high expectations for the event. “People can spend the whole day out on the waterfront,” said Mr. Polay.  They can participate in the cruises and eat from morning until nighttime. Additionally, all locals had an opportunity to showcase their own vendor booth at the festival.  There were a couple steps to becoming a featured vendor, which first starts with submitting an application with photos of a handmade product.  The Craft Fair Committee then reviews the applications and photos and accepts vendors on a first come first serve system.   In addition, this year’s Harborfest included PAL baseball and basketball contests, free tours of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, and a food court. These all helped to create a fun and engaging festival for all of Port Washington to enjoy. “This year’s Harborfest was awesome,” said freshman Clay Gropper.  “I can’t wait for next year!”

Kayla Hill, Staff Assistant

June 6, 2018

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On June 3, Port Washington hosted its 28th annual Harborfest that included its usual festivities. These included a handmade craft fair, an environmental section, musical entertainment, a children’s fun park, and a nautical...

Karmacue

Leah Doubert, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

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Sunday, May 20, marked the date of Port Washington’s tenth annual Karmacue, hosted by Alper’s Hardware Store. The event was held on Irma Avenue, next to the Alper’s location on Main Street.  All money raised from the event was...

Schreiber ranks as Top High School

Becky Han, News Editor

May 24, 2018

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This year, Schreiber again ranked as a top school in New York and the country in the U.S. News & World Report.  In the ranking for the “Best High Schools in America” for 2018, Schreiber took No. 33 in New York State and...

Row for Autism

Lily Labella, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2018

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On Sunday, April 15, the Port Washington Rowing team was sadly informed that the Seventh Annual Row for Autism regatta would be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. The numerous weeks of preparation, organizing and...

Spring Blood Drive

Margaret Carl, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2018

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According to the American Red Cross, 6.8 million people donate their blood to people in need each year, and there are 4.5 million people per year who are the grateful recipients of that blood.  Just one pint of blood can effectively save upw...

Bow Tie Cinemas Closing

Emily Doherty, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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On Jan. 28, the Bow Tie Cinemas of Port Washington was officially shut down.  Students couldn’t help but notice the empty display boxes stripped of their posters and the huge marquee left bare.  After the list of available...

Spring Clothing Drive

Becky Han, News Editor

March 23, 2018

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Despite the fact that springtime is one of the most hectic times of year, many Port students were still able to show some impressive community spirit through their participation in this year’s Spring Clothing Drive. “Springtime...

Cancer Care

Natalia Becsak, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

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In 1944, a small group of New Yorkers founded a non-profit organization called CancerCare, an institution designed to help people whose lives have been affected by cancer by supplying them with financial assistance, emotional suppor...

Hempstead Harbor Shoreline

Gaby Chu, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

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Recently, the Town of North Hempstead received a $450,000 grant to extend the Hempstead Harbor Shoreline Trail.  This grant comes from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council Initiative Award, which was establ...

Wrestling Team Cleans up Main Street

Sydney Kass, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2018

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On Dec. 3, the Schreiber wrestling team took to the streets and cleaned up all of Main St., from the top of the road to the Town Dock.  The team split up into two groups and, starting at opposite ends, they worked their way towards...

Port Washington Moratorium

Jackeline Fernandes, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

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As one passes by the Town Dock, they may be able to catch a glimpse of Port Washington’s waterfront, which is widely known as a symbol of the town’s nautical heritage. “Every time I pass by the Port Washington waterfront,...