Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
Fourth Annual Bands Battling Autism
Saturday, November 3
Harvest Craft Fair
Saturday, November 3
Holiday Boutique at Old Westbury Gardens
Monday, November 5
“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospice carenetwork.org.
The Friends of Tackapausha Preserve will lead a free hike, this Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. The hike should take between one and a half and two hours. Participants will walk approximately three miles through forests displaying brilliant fall foliage in Nassau County’s first nature preserve. Children aged 10 and above are welcome. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. For a small fee, a visit may be made to the adjacent natural history museum before the hike. The hike is co-sponsored by the L.I. Greenbelt Trail Conference. Those attending will meet in the museum parking lot, which is located on Washington Ave. in Seaford one half of a block north of Merrick Road. For further information call Rich or Lisa Schary at (516) 826-8339.
The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) will host its 4th Annual “Strides for Stripes” Zebra Walk at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register or for more information visit: www.firstgiving.com/ CCAN/zebra-walk-2012.
There will be a Vette Fest car show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arnold Buick Chevrolet, 670 Montauk Hwy., West Babylon. All year corvettes are welcome. Other makes and models 25 years old or older. Live music, meet and greet Kelly and Ali-The “Churchill Girls.” Class judging with large trophies, food, fun, B-103 live radio broadcast, and lots of give aways. For more information, call 631-422-3700 ext. 114 or 101.
There will be a Holiday Boutique at Orchard Hill, an historic, 1856 farmhouse on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres in a charming setting. Peruse a selection of jewelry, handbags, home furnishings, accessories, and other gifts. Hosted by The Friends of Old Westbury Gardens, this annual tradition is open to the public for the first time. Tickets are $30 each, or $25 each if you bring a friend. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Call 516-333-0048 or visit: www.oldwestburygardens.org.
The Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League invites all to the annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball, which celebrates the 237th anniversary of the Marine Corps, to be held at 7 p.m. at the Chateau Briand, 440 Old Country Rd., in Carle Place.
The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) will host the 9th Annual “Celebration of Life” Gala on Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner, open bar, coffee and cake, music, dancing, 50/50 raffles, and raffle prizes. The gala will be held at The Sterling, 345 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage. Attendance is $95 per person or $875 for a table of ten. To register or for more information visit: www.carcinoid awareness.org.
Join the South Shore Audubon Society for a bird walk at Mill Pond Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The group will meet at the park on the north side of Merrick Road, west of the Wantagh State Parkway (Wantagh/Bellmore). Bring binoculars. Walk leaders and other birders and nature enthusiasts will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Free of charge. Rain will cancel the walk. For more information, call 516-987-8103 or visit: www.ssaudubon.org.
An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.
On Saturday, November 3, St. David’s Lutheran Church will be holding their annual holiday craft fair in the lower level of the church. As in past years, there will be a jewelry and Christmas boutique, homemade baked goods, and a huge assortment of handcrafted items. Refreshments will be available. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. David’s Lutheran Church is located at 20 Clark Blvd. in Massapequa Park. For venders or other information call Karen Krieg at 799-7832.
Ladies, do you love to sing? Then we’ve got a place for you. Join Twin County Chorus in the joys of a cappella harmony. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Levittown from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Call Bobbi at 516-798-4325 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit our website: www.twincounty.org.
Caring for the Caregiver is a support group for those responsible for others. In Massapequa, there are two support groups led by trained facilitators who help caregivers address their situation and offer support and understanding of the task they are doing. On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, a group meets at the Massapequa Reformed Church from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church hosts a support group on the second and fourth Tuesdays in the Grace Day School building from 7:30 to 9 p.m. If you are, or have been, a caregiver, you are welcome to join either or both groups at any time. If you know of others who are caregivers, encourage them to join one or both groups. The program is open to all members of the Massapequa community.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
With kids today obsessed with all the latest electronic gaming gadgets — the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and the like — you’d think that the comparatively antiquated concept of pushing a piece of plastic along a sheet of cardboard would be eschewed by your average teenager; however, judging by the crowd of kids at the Massapequa Public Library’s Board Game Café, this actually may not be the case.
Young Adult Services librarian Peter Cirona, who created the Board Game Café at the library’s Central Avenue branch (in addition to a whole host of other young adult programs), said that it’s a great way for kids to socialize and play some classic board games in a fun and friendly environment.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal pannel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards. Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
Outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:47
One of Major League Soccer’s top front office executives has many fond memories of growing up in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Bill Manning, the President of Western Conference champion Real Salt Lake and the club’s field, Rio Tinto Stadium, played for the LIJSL Select Team from 1979 to ‘83 as well as the Massapequa Soccer Club from 1972 to ‘83.
Manning’s Massapequa teams had virtually the same players from Under-10 to Under-19, but kept changing their name depending on who their coach was. He played for the Massapequa Flying Dutchmen (coached by Kurt Knoblauch), the Massapequa Bugs (Dick Roche), the Massapequa Cosmos (Jerry Lyons) and the Massapequa Bulls (coached by his father, also named Bill Manning). The Bulls might have lost in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Open Cup finals to B/W Gottschee in overtime in 1983, but his teams won the LIJSL division championship in 1974, ‘76 and ‘79 plus the Long Island Cup in 1980 and ‘83.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:58
If the games were played on paper, Massapequa would’ve had no shot. The Chiefs faced a tall order last week playing Elmont, which boasted a 12-3 record and four premier scorers. They gave a tremendous effort, but ultimately had their season cut short, 69-62, despite Alex Cosenza leading the scoring with 29 points.
“I can’t ask for anything else from these guys,” said Head Coach Matt Voigt. “I am so proud of them. I applaud their efforts,”