Maura Vernice

Maura Vernice is the former editor of Port Washington News.

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Saving For College Takes Time

Private college tuition costs are increasing at a rate that far exceeds the rate of inflation. Many parents forgo sending their children to private college because the price tag is daunting. The best way to...

Packing For Camp

We all know that packing camp trunks for the summer can be an overwhelming process. Whether it’s two weeks or eight, it’s essential to keep the packing process both organized and fun. Jane Abrahams, owner of...

Alan Cumming Sings At The Landmark

Alan Cumming is performing his show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. The show is an eclectic evening of songs...

Tommy Tune At The Landmark

Tommy Tune will be performing in his one-man show, Taps, Tunes & Tall Tales, at the Landmark on Main in Port Washington on Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. Tune is accompanied in the show...

A Financial Introduction For Kids And Teens

Author David W. Bianchi wrote Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child And Parent Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market as a tool for parents and kids to start the discussion about money...

The Witches: Salem 1692

The Witches: Salem, 1692, by Stacy Schiff, is a historical work of nonfiction that reads like a twisting, turning mystery. Schiff pulls back the curtain on this bizarre episode in American history to reveal the underbelly...

I’m Ready For My Closeup

Juried Photography Competition & Exhibition The Art Guild of Port Washington’s juried photography competition and exhibition is on view until Feb. 28. The winners of the competition were announced on Sunday, Feb. 7, at an artists’...

Ray Of Light At St. Peter’s

Luke LaRosa is a student at St. Peter of Alcantara School in Port Washington. In many ways he’s like all the other students in his kindergarten class. But he’s not like any other student. Luke...

Vegas With The Family

Las Vegas is traditionally considered a romantic getaway, a great bachelor/bachelorette party destination or, of course, the gambling capital of the world. But more and more travelers are bringing their children with them to Las...

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The Moods of November

November’s moods start with honey, red, yellow and wine colored leaves and ends with trees almost as bare as a Thanksgiving turkey carcass. However...

State Grants 16 Nassau County Schools Education Award

Sixteen Nassau schools joined the upper echelon of state schools recently when they were Reward Schools by the State Education Department. The honor, which...

North Shore Land Alliance Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The North Shore Land Alliance recently hosted a birthday party celebrating its 15th anniversary at the historic Humes Property. Family activities took place on...

Burger King To Replace Satisfries With Chicken

Burger King plans to get rid of its Satisfries, the Home of the Whopper's healthier version of French fries, in most of its locations....

Hempstead Raises Age To Buy Tobacco Products

“Old enough to fight and vote, old enough to drink and smoke.” That tobacco industry lobby pitch to lawmakers contemplating upping the smoking age was...
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