Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:22
The Ashley Wade Foundation Second Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, September 21
Bocce Ball Classic Fundraiser
Saturday, September 21
The Bullying Stops Here Family Fun Day
Sunday, September 22
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.
Nassau County will host the third annual veterans’ barbecue, rain or shine on Sept. 20 at Eisenhower Park, parking field 6. Lunch will be served and entertainment will include a live band. County agencies will be present to offer assistance and information to veterans. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
New York State’s longest running county fair on Sept. 20, Sept. 21, Sept. 22, Friday, Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Prize winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals. Brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon and pony rides and more. Call 516-571-8406.
The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa presents the second annual Bocce Ball Classic at John J. Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., at 11 a.m. on September 21. This event takes place at the brand new boccee courts recently constructed by the Kiwanis Club, in the southeast corner of the park at the log cabin next to the boat ramp. Unlimited food and beverages for adults and children, plus Italian delicacies will be served all day long. Live music will be provided by Peter Mazzeo and the Hit Squad starting at noon. A $35 donation is requested to enjoy seven hours of food, fun and entertainment. Each bocce player is asked to pay $55 and there is a 50 teams maximum. Check out www.massapequakiwanis.org/boccee to register and for more information. Walk-ins are welcome and the event is rain or shine. The event is being held in memory of Anthony Tesoriero.
The first Long Island “The Bullying Stops Here Family Fun Day,” against bullying and cyber-bullying will be held September 22 at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event, spearheaded by Kimberly White-Garcia and other activists, will be hosted by Massapequa Stands up to Bullying and the Bully Project New York. The organizations hope to draw hundreds to bring awareness to the dangers and fear that is brought on by bullying of children and teens in and out of school in a fun and exciting environment. While local schools hope to reduce bullying on school grounds, people of the community hope to unite to prevent bullying throughout our long island communities. For more information, call Kimberly White-Garcia at 718-637-4558. The day will feature guest speakers Chelsea White, who will tell her personal story about how she had been bullied, and Jamie Isaacs author and founder of the Jamie Isaacs foundation for anti bullying. Tom LoVarco of The American Black Belt Society will present a demonstration on self defense and try to teach kids how to avoid becoming easy prey to bullies. The event will include a live performance by the Motley Crue tribute band Wildside and DJ music provided by Sapphire Sound & Entertainment. There will be a bouncer, bricks for kidz, face painting, games treats and more.
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.
At Tackapausha Museum on Sept. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. Meet live owls up close and have all of your questions answered. Call 516-571-7443 for information.
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.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.
“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”
A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00
Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour branch was hopping with excitement (not to mention an overload of cuteness) recently when they held their Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies event; a chance for kids of all ages to meet and learn all about — what else? — baby bunnies.
Judy Wilson, a Miller Place resident, is an independent contractor for Nassau and Suffolk County Library system; she normally heads many different arts and crafts programs throughout the year, but in late March every year she takes on a special responsibility that is sure to always pack the youngsters in.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:56
Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.
Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:19
The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.
In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.