Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:58
Community Reconstruction Program Public Meeting
Tuesday, November 19
Successful Stock Signals Investing/Trading Talks with Tom Lloyd Sr.
Wednesday, November 20
Saturday, November 23
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
With kids today obsessed with all the latest electronic gaming gadgets — the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and the like — you’d think that the comparatively antiquated concept of pushing a piece of plastic along a sheet of cardboard would be eschewed by your average teenager; however, judging by the crowd of kids at the Massapequa Public Library’s Board Game Café, this actually may not be the case.
Young Adult Services librarian Peter Cirona, who created the Board Game Café at the library’s Central Avenue branch (in addition to a whole host of other young adult programs), said that it’s a great way for kids to socialize and play some classic board games in a fun and friendly environment.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal pannel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards. Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
Outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:47
One of Major League Soccer’s top front office executives has many fond memories of growing up in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Bill Manning, the President of Western Conference champion Real Salt Lake and the club’s field, Rio Tinto Stadium, played for the LIJSL Select Team from 1979 to ‘83 as well as the Massapequa Soccer Club from 1972 to ‘83.
Manning’s Massapequa teams had virtually the same players from Under-10 to Under-19, but kept changing their name depending on who their coach was. He played for the Massapequa Flying Dutchmen (coached by Kurt Knoblauch), the Massapequa Bugs (Dick Roche), the Massapequa Cosmos (Jerry Lyons) and the Massapequa Bulls (coached by his father, also named Bill Manning). The Bulls might have lost in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Open Cup finals to B/W Gottschee in overtime in 1983, but his teams won the LIJSL division championship in 1974, ‘76 and ‘79 plus the Long Island Cup in 1980 and ‘83.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:58
If the games were played on paper, Massapequa would’ve had no shot. The Chiefs faced a tall order last week playing Elmont, which boasted a 12-3 record and four premier scorers. They gave a tremendous effort, but ultimately had their season cut short, 69-62, despite Alex Cosenza leading the scoring with 29 points.
“I can’t ask for anything else from these guys,” said Head Coach Matt Voigt. “I am so proud of them. I applaud their efforts,”