Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:04
Grace Day School Open House
Saturday, January 25
Basketball Free Throw
Sunday, January 26
Fairfield Blood Drive
Thursday, January 30
Last Hope Animal Rescue hosts a jewelry sale and flea market to support its efforts to take care of the island’s pet population. The sale and market will be held at St. Bede’s Church at 220 Berry Hill Rd. in Syosset. Whatever you need, they will have it. All proceeds will benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption, special needs pets and community outreach programs, such as the organization’s Fix-A-Feral vouchers. For more information, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.
Visit Massapequa’s Grace Day School, 23 Cedar Shore Dr., for an open house for 2-year-olds through eighth grade Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. Student tours will be made available.
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.
The Massapequa Varsity Baseball team is sponsoring an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser to help defray the cost of the team playing at the Disney All Star Sports Resort in April. The event will be help at Applebee’s at 200 Airport Plaza in East Farmingdale at 8 a.m. Tickets are $12 and $6 for children 10 and under. The players will be serving guests a breakfast that includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages. Come down and support the team. For more information and for tickets, contact Mary Ellen at 516-551-0198 or Diane at 516-650-7715.
Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 are invited to join a basketball free throw contest Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 3:45 p.m. in the Ames High School gymnasium, 198 Baltimore Ave. in Massapequa. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 6911, the event gives youngsters an opportunity to show off their skills and achieve their hoop dreams.
Come to the Massapequa library, 40 Harbor Ln. from 2 to 4 p.m., and learn how to use the spreadsheet program to help manage personal finance. Learn how to create a check register and format for a bank reconciliation, keep track of investments and expenses and create a simple database. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Call the reference department at 516-799-0770 to register.
Learn why maintaining a controlled blood sugar level is imperative for optimal health through a 10-day blood sugar program with Dr. Kevin Kulik at a free seminar at 1121 N. Broadway in North Massapequa at 6:30 p.m. Even if you have not been diagnosed with having diabetes, blood sugar levels that are consistently unbalanced can have detrimental effects on your body. The 10-day blood sugar program is designed to start your journey to regaining optimal health and vitality. Seating is limited for this free seminar. Call 516-454-0400 to reserve a spot.
Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. in Wantagh, presents, in one of their only New York appearances, Dan Nichols and Eighteen in concert Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. The musicians will bring their wide range of sounds and styles of their energetic Jewish rock music. Dan Nichols and Eighteen can be seen in the film “Road to Eden.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 children under 12. To purchase tickets call 516-546-9177
The Massapequa Philharmonic presents a special youth concert Feb 2 at 2 p.m. with guest conductor Richard Wright and violin soloist Angela Lee. Program to be announced. For more information, call 516-795-4071.
The American Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Massapequa presents a free seminar on rape prevention at 511 Central Ave. in Massapequa Feb. 15 at noon. Taught by eighth-degree blackbelt O’Sensei Joe Puleio, attendees will learn how and when to defend themselves. To reserve a spot, call 516-795-2680.
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,”