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Community Reconstruction Program Public Meeting

Tuesday, November 19

Successful Stock Signals Investing/Trading Talks with Tom Lloyd Sr.

Wednesday, November 20

Turkey Trot

Saturday, November 23


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.


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.

Historical Society Hosts Tribute to Vietnam Vets

The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society is hosting a Tribute to the Vietnam Veterans from the greater Farmingdale-Bethpage area on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Rd. inFarmingdale. It has been 40 years since this conflict ended, and it is time your service is acknowledged. This program is co-sponsored by the Village of Farmingdale, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, call 516-420-7913, or go to fbhsli.org.


Monday, November 18

Show and Tell

The society invites members and the public to bring in a family heirloom or conversation piece of historic significance to share with the audience. Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Public Library. For information and directions contact the Society at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-735-9060. Established in 1988, the Levittown Historical Society is a nonprofit educational institution of volunteers dedicated to preserving the legacy of William J. Levitt, the world-famous suburban town he and his family built for homecoming GIs, and the rural communities that preceded it. To that end, the society maintains an open-to-the-public museum at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, hosts educational forums, and participates in community events.


Tuesday, November 19

Community Reconstruction Program Public Meeting

The Massapequas’ future is up to you. The NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, developed under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, is providing your community with assistance to rebuild the Massapequas better than before. As part of this process, we are reaching out to you at four community meetings to get your input on how the Massapequas can become stronger and better prepared for future storms. Come to the second community meeting to provide feedback on the Conceptual Plan. The Conceptual Plan includes the Community Vision, Geographic Scope, Assets and Needs/Opportunities that were presented and commented on at the October 15 Public Meeting. Your participation will help to shape a Final Plan for a more resilient community in Massapequa, East Massapequa, and the Village of Massapequa Park. The meeting will be held at McKenna Elementary School, 210 Spruce St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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.

Art Workshop

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., offers this workshop for painters with some prior experience using oils and acrylics. Beginners can paint using oil pastels, regular pastels or colored pencils. Mixed media also included for consideration. Workshop may include portraits, still life, teacher’s reference materials or photographs. Class size is limited, %55 due at registration and additional $5 per person for each model sitting may be required. No refunds unless class is cancelled. For more information, contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.


Saturday, November 23

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.

Creative Writing Techniques

Spark your imagination with this one day class at the Massapequa Central Avenue Library, 523 Central Ave., taught by retired reading and writing teacher Roberta Salmon. Attendees will learn techniques and suggestions for writing fiction, short stories and poetry. Sign up in the library reference department by calling 516-798-4607 ext. 304 or on the website at www.massapequalibrary.org.

News

Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.

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.


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

YES Fundraiser

Saturday, April 26

Massapequa Memories

Tuesday, April 29

Spring Fashion Show

Wednesday, April 30



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