Wednesday, 30 October 2013 00:00
Saturday, November 2
Bridal Charity Auction
Thursday, November 7
Temple Sinai’s Holiday Fair
Sunday, November 10
In today’s society where children seem to grow up overnight and they are faced with making decisions about drugs, sexuality and violence before they understand the consequences, it’s so important that parents and teens build strong relationships and learn skills to handle the challenges that lie ahead. This is a six session family program developed around the premise that parents and teens are more likely to learn successfully when they learn together. The program is designed to break down barriers of communication, promote cooperation and address challenges head on. Teens and parents will spend part of the time in separate groups learning complementary skills and then come together for discussion of the skills learned. YES Community Counseling Center will be conducting the program beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for six sessions at the YES office at 75 Grand Ave. in Massapequa. The fee for the six week program is $120. To register or for more information, contact Kathleen Coletta, at YES Community Counseling Center at 516-799-3203.
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.
Bayview Florist & Montage and YES Community Counseling Center proudly present a Bridal and Gown Charity Auction at Bayview Florist, 4736 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa Park, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be an extraordinary opportunity to bid on and purchase a Nicole Miller gown at a fraction of the original price. Select styles in sample sizes 2-12 will be available and may be tried on. Champagne and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact YES Community Counseling Center at 516-799-3203. RSVP by November 1 to reserve a spot. All funds raised at the charity auction will be donated to YES Community Counseling Center to benefit the youth and families of our community.
Temple Sinai of Massapequa will be holding it’s 1st Annual holiday/vendor fair on Nov 10, at 270 Clocks Ave. starting at 10 a.m. They will have more than 30 vendors including Arbonne, Cookie Lee, Madison Handbags, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Touchstone Crystals & Tupperware. Plus a variety of vendors selling specialty & handmade items such as soy candles, handmade jewelry, afghans, scarves, hair accessories, needlepointed items, light up wine bottles, sports items, homemade chocolates, electronic accessories and much more. Raffles & 50/50 drawing. Come donate your hair to Locks of Love and give a special gift to someone in need this holiday season.
Internationally recognized Feng Shui author, educator and consultant William Spear presents “Changing the Ch’i in Your Life: The Inner Bagua of Feng Shui” at the BTE Center for Conscious Living at Nassau Hall, 1864 Muttontown Rd. In this full day presentation, Spear will expand beyond linear layouts, “Dos and Don’ts,” wind chimes and water fountains, to offer a deeper understanding of the energetics and flow of Ch’i in interior and exterior spaces as well as our human nature. This lecture is geared to holistic health, spirituality, feng shui and design enthusiasts, as well as the seasoned feng shui practitioner. Join a movement to impact the greater good by promoting positive change in your life and in our world.
The 4th Annual Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Brady Park. The youth fun run will start at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m. There is a stroller division too. This race benefits YES Community Counseling Center. Help raise funds to continue the fight to increase awareness, prevent and treat drug use and abuse and promote healthy families and a safe community. All details are at www.massapequaturkeytrot.com.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Blankets have comforted children ever since the first knitter put needle to fabric at some point along the timeline of human history. And Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park continues that tradition in a special way — by hosting a blanket-knitting program every Wednesday, with the handcrafted creations going to children undergoing cancer treatment through the nonprofit organization, We Care Blankets.
And recently the knitting ladies at Our Lady of Lourdes, 855 Carmens Rd., hit a milestone, donating their 1,000th blanket to the worthy cause of comfort.
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
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.