Written by Paige McAtee Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
Fresh smoothies, Hawaiian coffees, and baristas that greet you with "Aloha," can only be found at one place on Long Island, and that is at the Maui Wowi café on Wantagh Avenue.
"The idea of opening a Maui Wowi was appealing because it has a little something for everyone," said Nicole Marsh, who owns and runs the café with her husband Joseph Marsh. "It's healthy, nutritious, and pretty darn tasty."
“The ambiance is nice and the drinks are great,” said Stefan Mercus, who is a regular customer at Maui Wowi along with his 3-year-old daughter Juliet. “It’s very family friendly here.”
Mercus and his daughter have been coming to Maui Wowi four times a week since the opening, “My wife says I’m addicted,” he said.
Maui Wowi had its grand opening on Sept. 7 and business has been growing ever since. “We want people to know that we’re here and we’re open at six in the morning,” said Marsh. “It’s a very convenient location for people who are headed to the train station.”
The Maui Wowi menu is made up of all natural, non-fat, fresh fruit smoothies, as well as Hawaiian Coffee. Pastries and snacks are also available, such as bagels and yogurt muffins.
"The staff is nice, the layout is nice, it has a nice vibe, and the drinks taste great," said customer George Vanglahn. "The first time I came here I got a Piña Colada smoothie and it was outstanding."
In addition to the retail location in Wantagh, Maui Wowi is also active in private catering and events. They’ve done the Massapequa Park Street Fair, and the Long Beach Festival. Some upcoming events that they will appear in are the Sons of Italy Street Fair in Massapequa on Sept. 29, as well as the Wantagh Craft Show and Flea Market every Saturday starting in November.
“It’s an experience you will remember,” said Marsh.
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
Long Island Democrat David Denenberg has dropped out of the race for state Senate, after recent accusations that the Nassau County Legislator fraudulently billed his own law firm—
Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron—over $2 million for non-existent case work. According to published reports, Denenberg stated, “My family, the electorate, the campaign and this position are way too important to subject myself to such outrageous allegations and negative attacks against me personally. Therefore I withdraw from the race.”
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Levittown.
With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:27
Saturday, Sept. 27
9 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Great Neck South at MacArthur
9:15 a.m. JV Football Lawrence at Division
10 a.m. Boys JV Soccer West Hemsptead at Division
10 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Division at West Hempstead
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:25
As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”