Friday, 27 December 2013 09:22
Winter Blood Drive
Saturday, December 28
Great Blessing Of The Water
Monday, January 6
Danny Kean and Friends
Sunday, January 12
The Massapequa Bar Harbour Library, 40 Harbor Ln., welcomes all to its annual winter blood drive, Dec. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. As an added bonus to helping those in need of blood, all donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, thanks to a partnership between the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee and the New York Blood Center. Walk-ins are welcome, but donators are encouraged to register by calling 516-798-4607 or 516-799-0770.
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.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow will have its service of the Great Blessing of the Water for the Feast of Theophany at Alhambra Beach of Massapequa on Monday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. This service follows the Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 369 Green Ave. in East Meadow. For more information, call 516-483-3649 or visit www.htocem.org.
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., invites everyone to this class to experience the benefits of yoga practice from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Rather than floor work, attendees will be seated in chairs for certain yoga postures, while using the chairs as support for standing postures. This class is well-suited for seniors, pregnant women and those who cannot get down of the floor. Bring a yoga mat. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $24 for all sessions ($3 per session). Fee is due at registration. Make checks payable to “Massapequa Public Library.” For more information, call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316.
The library, 40 Harbor Ln., hosts an art 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 and there is a $55 fee due at registration. Additional $5 per person for each model sitting may be required. No refunds unless the class is cancelled. Bring a table easel and your own supplies. The class runs every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316.
The Massapequa Bar Harbour Library, 40 Harbour Ln., hosts this workshop presented by the Intervential Pain Management Center of Syosset Hospital at 2 p.m. This four session workshop on managing chronic pain takes place Jan. 9 at 2 p.m.; as well as Jan. 16, 23, and 30. You must register with the library to attend as space is limited. Call 516-798-4607 or 516-799-0770 to register.
The Massapequa Library presents a musical performance featuring Danny Kean and Friends in a soulful concert of R&B, blues, rock and jazz. This program is presented in cooperation with the Tobay Department of Community and Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts Division, Distinguished Artists Concert Series. The performance takes place at the Bar Harbour Auditorium, 40 Harbor Ln., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Seating is limited. Contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316 for more information.
YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Ave., will be conducting an Active Parenting program for parents of elementary school children beginning Jan. 15 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for six weeks. The cost of the program is $60. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathleen Coletta at YES Community Counseling Center, 516-799-3203. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
During this educational, family-oriented workshop, at the Bar Harbour Children’s Room of the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln. from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., learn helpful tips on ways to reach children about money. Learn age-appropriate ways to help children earn and appreciate their allowance; develop good savings and investing habits; know the difference between wants and needs; become disciplined shoppers; and much more. All attendees will receive a complimentary workbook with exercises to reinforce what is learned during the workshop. Pre-registration required. This program is presented by Cosmo Laurino from New York Life Insurance Company.
The red fox has disappeared from many parts of Long Island for the last 20 years, but has recently made a comeback — especially on the South Shore. Learn about how to coexist with them and about their natural history at the Massapequa Bar Harbour Library, 40 Harbor Ln. For more information, contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.
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,”