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Bridal Charity Auction - November 7

Temple Sinai's Holiday Fair - November 10

Successful Stock Signals - November 20

 

Thursday, November 7

Bridal Charity Auction

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.

Sunday, November 10

Temple Sinai’s Holiday Fair

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. 

Thursday, November 14

Friends of Massapequa Preserve Fall Public Meeting

The Friends of Massapequa Preserve invite the community to its fall public meeting where it will provide an update about what has been going on throughout the Preserve during the past year. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts as the Preserve discusses its progress and challenges. The meeting will be held at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane, at 7:30 p.m. Friends of the Massapequa Preserve is a local non-profit volunteer organization of more than 500 concerned citizens dedicated solely to protecting, preserving and restoring the 423 acres of forests, ponds and wetlands in the heart of Massapequa. The Preserve counts on its members to be the eyes and ears of the community and invites all to provide insight and concerns.

Wednesday, November 20

Successful Stock Signals

Investing/Trading Talks with Tom Lloyd Sr.

Learn to make money in the stock market, to beat the index, and to completely understand and measure the forces that drive the prices of stocks in this monthly investment seminar with author, Tom Lloyd, Sr. at the Massapequa Bar Harbour Library, 40 Harbor Ln., at 7 p.m. Hour one of each meeting will be aimed at beginners; hour two will be for more seasoned investors and day traders. 

Sunday, November 17

Changing the Ch’i in Your Life

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. 

Saturday, November 23, 28

Turkey Trot

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.

News

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.

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.


Sports

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.

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.

Calendar

Free Wine Tasting

Friday, April 18

Boating Course

Saturday, April 26

Massapequa Memories

Tuesday, April 29



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