Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:00
Mosaic Stepping Stone Craft - Friday, July 12
From Center Field To Center Stage - Saturday, July 13
Weight Loss Workshop - Sunday, July 14
The Plainedge Public Library, 1060 Hicksville Rd. in North Massapequa, will host children entering grades 1 through 5 as of September for a class featuring instructor Samantha Raiten helping design and create a beautiful stepping stone for lawns and gardens. The library will charge a $1.50 materials fee per registered child. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.plainedgeinfo.org or call 516-735-4133.
Bernie Williams and His All Star Band entertain with a free jazz concert at John J. Burns Town Park, starting at 8 p.m. Co-sponsored by David Lerner Associates, Inc. and Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC.
Join others at 1000 Park Blvd., Suite 208 in Massapequa Park for a support group for people who need help with weight loss. Learn how to control the cravings, replace old habits with a new healthy lifestyle. Facilitated by licensed social worker Nan Miller, LCSW. 11 a.m. Call 917-647-0572 for more information.
Come out for the Classic Car Show at Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd in Bethpage. All makes and models welcome. Live performance by one of Long Island’s top doo-wop bands, The Fabularies. Trophies, raffles, vendors, radio broadcast, and more. Download a car registration form at www.corvettesociety.com. Raindate is July 21. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Car registration at 7 a.m. Show spots sell out each year, reserve early. For more information contact Joe at 516-849-2465.
Bruce Springsteen tribute band Tramps Like Us rocks out a free concert at John J. Burns Town Park, followed by a spectacular Grucci fireworks display. NOTE: This event starts at 7:30 rather than 8 p.m.
Beginning 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.
The Historical Society of the Massapequas, 4755 Merrick Rd., invites guests to tour three buildings of great historical significance: The Old Grace Church, the Delancy Floyd-Jones Free Library and the Elbert Floyd-Jones Servants Cottage. The Society works to preserve the rich heritage of the Massapequas and offers tours for guests to view an impressive array of historic objects. Tour is 2 until 4 p.m. For more information, call 516-799-2023.
Gently used clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and much, much more will be available at this garage sale at 270 Clocks Blvd., south of Merrick Road, in Massapequa. This rain or shine garage sale will be held inside the comfortably air-conditioned Temple Sinai from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 631-673-4620 or 516-795-5015.
Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.
Nassau County Aquatic Center on Merrick Ave. N is hosting CrossFit classes three times per week through Saturday, August 3. Class times are: Mondays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m., and registration allows access to all three classes each week for four weeks, totaling 12 classes!
The fee is $55 for residents with a Leisure Pass and $65 for non-residents without a Leisure Pass. For more information, call 516-572-0200, or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.
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,”