Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00
Blood Donations - September 6
A Brush With Sandy - September 6
Adopt-a-Battalion - September 7
Donate at the Massapequa Presbyterian Community Church, 150 Pittsburgh Ave., on Friday, September 6 from 4 p.m. until 8:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome or call 347-865-4000 for an appointment to reduce wait time. Ask about the Alyx Component Collection System that uses a smaller needle and donates twice as many red blood cells. There is no substitute for human blood.
Adopt-A-Battalion is hosting it’s first annual “Support Our Troops” dinner on September 7 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Island Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 East Gate Rd. in Massapequa Park. Each ticket is $35 and includes dinner, refreshments including beer and wine as well as dessert. Reserve early by calling Dick at 516-359-9371 or Rich at 516-318-6829. Adopt-A-Battalion is a 100 percent volunteer based, non-profit organization.
Get your blood pumping at the Massapequa Public Library at 40 Harbor Lane for an evening of aerobics with Lois Gaiti from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn movements to improve cardiovascular efficiency, increase your flexibility and tone your body. Registration and fee required. (Payments over $25 must be by check only) Register at the Circulation Desk. Call 516-799-0770 for more information.
The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown welcomes families from across Nassau County to a fun and free day of activities including clowns, balloon animals, food, games, face painting, community tables, children’s vendors and a DJ from noon until 3 p.m. on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown, 474 Wantagh Ave. For more information, call 516-731-3808.
At the Massapequa Public Library from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., 40 Harbor Lane, this seminar geared for investors 5 to 15 years from retirement, shows how to take inventory of current assets and determine how much income is needed during retirement. How to structure retirement plan distributions to bet suit personal needs will also be covered. Call 516-799-0700 for more information.
The Long Island NAIM Widow and Widowers dance will be held on Sept. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Massapequa Elks, 2162 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa. All are welcome, cost is $14. DJ Ray will be playing the music. Call Maureen for information 516-781-4763.
At the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane. During this educational, family-oriented workshop, learn helpful tips on ways to reach children about
money. Learn age-appropriate ways to help children earn and appreciate their allowance; develop good savings and investing habits; know the difference between wants and needs; become disciplined shoppers; and much more. All attendees will receive a complimentary workbook with exercises to reinforce what is learned during the workshop. Pre-registration required. For information, contact Judy Brower at 516-799-0770.
Special Olympics New York presents this fun way to raise money for a good cause. The Rundead is a 5k trail run through Brady Park in Massapequa Park starting at 8:30 a.m. where runners must escape hungry zombies. Each runner will start off with a flag belt and three flags. These flags represent your lifelines. Zombies throughout the course will be attempting to take these one at a time. If you lose all three, your dead and the zombies have won. Health stations will be scattered throughout the course. If you choose to make a stop and receive a time penalty, you can gain another lifeline. Use speed, strategy… whatever it takes to keep your flags. If you finish the race with at least one, you have survived. If zombies have taken all your flags you can complete the race but you wont be eligible for awards. Join up for this wild new event. You can sign up as a zombie or a runner, so there’s something for everyone. Log onto 2013rUNDEAD.kintera.orgt/BradyPark to register.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Ask anyone on Long Island where to go to get a quality cup of coffee, and you’ll probably hear a variety of answers; however, ask the same question in the Massapequas, and one response you’ll hear more often than not is “Massapequa Perk.”
Located at 117 Front Street in Massapequa Park, across from the Long Island Rail Road station, Massapequa Perk first opened its doors five years ago in August of 2008. They deal with tea, smoothies, and various food and dessert items, but their bread and butter, so to speak, is coffee — selling it, roasting it and educating people about it, said co-owner Lisa DiBenedetto
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A recent lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. for groundwater contamination has the Massapequa Water District ensuring residents that its drinking water is safe for public consumption.
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview — while coming close to Massapequa.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With the Nassau County title on the line, junior kicker Zach Kolodny was the most composed player on the field. With time expiring, he booted the game-winning kick to send the Farmingdale Dalers into the Long Island Championship with a 29-26 victory over the Massapequa Chiefs.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Kolodny. “I was confident from the beginning that I would make the kick,” he added. “We practice this every day.”
The game featured a bevy of twists and took on a completely different feel in the fourth quarter than it did for the first three quarters.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It was a historic day for the Chiefs as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams capped the season with state championship titles. The win was the first state championship for the boys, who defeated Fairport, 1-0 at SUNY Cortland and the fifth for the girls, who beat North Rockland, 2-1 in Middletown, New York.
The winning goal for the boys team was scored by sophomore Dylan Nealis, who just the day before scored the winning goal in the AA state semifinal.