On Saturday July 22, 2017 98 paddlers in 86 kayaks, one paddle board and one canoe enjoyed a glorious morning of family fun in the 13th Annual Port Washington - Manhasset Bay Kayak Run. This on-the-water event is co-presented by the Community Chest of Port Washington and the Town of North Hempstead, with major assistance from Atlantic Outfitters and the North Shore Kayak Club. The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation once again provided event sponsorship.Read More
Richard Maxted was awarded the Mary Ellen McCollum Board Service Award at the June Annual Meeting of the Community Chest of Port Washington for his 30+ years of dedicated service to Port Washington as a volunteer and board member of the Community Chest. The award was named in memory of Mary Ellen McCollum, who died while serving as a board member and who was also committed to helping the People of Port Washington. Pictured with Richard are (L to R): Julie Meer Harnick, Executive Director and Cornelia Maxted.
Chris Bain, President of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society (CNPHS) congratulating Dr. Williams, a former CNPHS trustee. Dr. Williams was instrumental in the restoration and preservation of many local buildings, areas and cemeteries including The Sands Cemetery, the Dodge Homestead and the Mill Pond Historic District, amongst many others. He was the Village of Port Washington North Historian, the Chairman of the Town of North Hempstead’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and was invaluable in getting the Landmark on Main Street named to the national Historic Register and in listing the Sands Willets House to the State and national Registers of Historic Places.