Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Free Blood Pressure Readings
Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14
Shop For A Cause Holiday Fair
Sunday, December 15
On Dec. 11, join News 12 Sports anchor Jamie Stuart as he hosts a very special reception to say “thank you” to the volunteers and directors of the Children’s Sports Connection, which has fulfilled the dreams of so many children through the years. The event will be held at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., and will feature a holiday dinner, music with special performances by Sal Manzo and a youth choir, raffles and a silent auction. Admission costs $100. For more information contact Patricia D’Accolti at 516-512-8922.
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., hosts a half hour for parents and their 18-month-plus little ones with Big Hands, Little Hands, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join the library for a half hour of finger play, motion, stories and craft. Afterwards, stay around and meet new friends while exploring the library. No registration is required, just show up. For more information, contact C. Smith at 516-799-0770 ext. 319.
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., continues its efforts to help the community keep track of their health with a free blood pressure reading event from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Central Avenue location on the Reference Floor. The free blood pressure readings come courtesy of the Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island. For more information, contact Lee Gundel at 516-798-4607 ext. 304.
The Community United Methodist Church, 100 Park Blvd., holds its Cookie Walk Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Delicious assortment of homemade holiday cookies will be on sale for $10 a pound. Personalized gingerbreads and Christmas ornaments will also be available for sale. All cookies are holiday wrapped for gift giving. For more information, call the church office at 516-541-7008.
Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge returns to Sergio’s Italian Restaurant, 5422 Merrick Rd., Dec. 14 for a 7 p.m. dinner and an 8 p.m. show. The special dinner features choice of salad and appetizer; and choice of entree; glass of wine, coffee, tea, espressp, soda and cookies included; all for only $35 each, tax and tip included. The 8 p.m. show features Baron Misuraca showcasing the very best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. For reservations, call 516-541-6554.
Enchanting Events and the Long Island Business Group will host a holiday shopping fair benefiting the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America at the American Legion in Massapequa, 66 Veterans Blvd. There will be more than 30 vendors, as well as performers, raffles and a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the entire family for this fantastic event and find the perfect gift for all your loved ones.
David Engel presents “All Aboard The Polar Express” for children ages three and up at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., in the Bar Harbour Auditorium, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Magical Conductor invites you and your family aboard for fun. Bring your imagination with you as he punches your ticket, answers questions about Santa and the Elves, keeps his passengers happy and asks the age old question “Do You believe...?” Tickets are available in both Massapequa library buildings beginning Dec. 1. For information, contact the Bar Harbor Children’s Room at 516-599-3828 ext. 319.
Learn advanced word processing features including Mail Merge, Autotext, AutoCorrect and more at this seminar at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln. in the Bar Harbour Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This hands-on class will station two-guests to a computer for some real learning while doing. Registration begins Nov. 22 for Massapequa School District residetns and Nov. 29 for non-residents. Call the reference department at 516-799-0770 to register.
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., will host an art workshop led by Gloria Glick. The workshop will commence Jan. 8 and run for eight Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 18. There is a $55 fee due for registration, with an additional $5 per person for each model sitting in. Call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316 for more details.
Grace Episcopal Church, 23 Cedar Shore Dr., sponsors the first in a series of music concerts featuring outstanding professional musicians from the Church and Day School and from the world of concert music at 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Featured performers for the December concert will be David Hairston II, organ, Grace Church Choir director and organist; Theresa De.Cou-Greenberg, French Horn, Grace Day School Music Educator and Jeffrey A Kaufman, noted hand bell performer. The program will include works by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Adolphe Adams, Michael Praetorius, Peter Tchaikovsky and others. The concerts, followed by a modest reception, are being held in the Church located on Merrick Rd. and Cedar Shore Drive and are open to the entire community. Children are free, but a donation of $5 per adult would be appreciated. The proceeds will be used to support and expand the music program at Grace Church and Day School. Call 516-817-4800 for more details.
The Massapequa Public Library hosts a unique event from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., as adults and seniors are invited to the Central Avenue location’s Children’s Room for an electronic device demonstration and tutoring session led by some of Massapequa’s most tech-savvy teens. Adults and seniors can bring their eReader, Smartphone, tablet, Nook and anything else they have trouble operating and neighborhood young people will guide them with troubleshooting tips. Any teens that participate will receive community service credit. There is no registration fee and refreshments will be served.
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,”