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.
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.