Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
S.T.O.P./Electronic Waste/Drug Collection Day
Saturday, June 8
Burger Bash at Friendly’s
Sunday, June 9
Mets Mania Book Signing
Monday, June 10
Starting at 4 p.m. and hosted by Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Disposal (S.T.O.P.-Stop Throwing Out Pollutants), Electronic Waste (ewaste), and Drug Collection programs for Oyster Bay Town residents will be held at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa. Town residents can safely dispose of potentially harmful products in an environmentally appropriate manner. For further information on the S.T.O.P. program, call 516-677-5943 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.
From 2-4 p.m. enjoy music, face painting and balloon artists as local celebrity judges choose the winner of Friendly’s Build Your Own Burger Contest at 4812 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park. This event is free, open to the public, and includes complimentary mini burgers from 2-3 p.m. Three preselected contestants will present their own burger creation, competing to win a $100 gift card to Friendly’s and the opportunity to have their creation featured on the menu.
Howie Rose, New York Met’s broadcaster, will be discussing and signing copies of his book, Put It In the Book: A Half-Century of Mets Mania at Barnes & Noble in Carle Place at 7 p.m. The play-by-play announcer for the New York Met’s radio on WFAN since 1995 takes fans behind the microphone, into the locker rooms, and through the last 50 years of Mets baseball. For more information, call 516-741-9850.
From 6:45-9:15 p.m., the Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group will present a seminar on investing strategies; all experience levels welcome. Jim Rouzan, director of education at optionsXpress (Charles Schwab) will discuss Advanced Option Techniques. The free event will be held at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview. For more info, go to www.meetup.com/listmg or call 516-385-8244.
Junior Triathlon Training Program Orientation
Orientation for the Junior Triathlon Training Program conducted by the Town of Oyster Bay and the Greater Long Island Running Club will be held in the auditorium at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, starting at 7 p.m. The program is open to children age 8 to 13. After the orientation, there will be eight Saturday afternoon training sessions at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, June 29 through Saturday, August 17. The program will prepare participants for the Runner’s Edge–Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Sunday, August 25. Children will learn correct form in swimming, biking, and running as well as proper nutrition, hydration, footwear, apparel, and bike accessories. The cost for the entire training program is only $25 per child. Sign up your child at the orientation. For more information, call the Greater Long Island Club at 516-349-7646.
From 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County Horticulture Center at East Meadow Farm, 832 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, 516-565-5265. Professor Michael Veracka, chair of ornamental horticulture at SUNY Farmingdale State College will present this lecture. The cost is $5 for CCE members; $10 for nonmembers. Registration not required.
From 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County Horticulture Center, award-winning bonsai expert John Capobianco will teach fundamental techniques for turning ordinary nursery stock into a bonsai specimen. The workshop will focus on proper plant selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. Students will work with hardy tree species. The five major styles will be covered along with container selection. Soil, container, wire, and a tree will be provided. Please bring sturdy chopsticks, good pruning shears, and lunch to class. Fee: $85 for CCE members; $95 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, so registration is required by June 13. Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County Horticulture Center is at East Meadow Farm, 832 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. Call 516-565-5265
Christian rock group Eyewitness plays a concert starting 7 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, 100 Park Blvd., Massapequa. For information, call 516-541-7008. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.cumcmassapequa.org or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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 09:33
The iPad, the laptop, the smartphone; everyday instruments to many people all throughout the world, but to someone just being indoctrinated into the world of cutting-edge technology these tools might seem rather daunting. Unless there is a patient hand guiding the way.
Those guides were at the Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour branch recently, where they offered a session of their ongoing Electronic Device Demonstration and Tutoring series, where community teenagers donate their time to turn tech-deficient adults into masters of the digital domain; free of charge and all within the span of one hour or less.
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,”