Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
If your child likes to play ice hockey, summer doesn’t mean the end of the season for Town of Oyster Bay youngsters; indoor Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage will provide the venue for the Summer House League Ice Hockey Program.
Registration will be held on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2, at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, in Bethpage Community Park, at Stewart and Cherry Avenues, from 6 to 9 p.m. Space is limited and registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis for kids between the ages of seven and 13. If there are still openings after May 2, registration will be conducted in the recreation office at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To register, a parent or legal guardian will need to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (a tax, utility bill, etc.), and a check or money order. These documents must be provided even if the child has been in previous town programs. The fee to register is $150 for one child or $225 for two or more children in the same family.
Players will get two evaluation sessions, eight games plus playoffs and a jersey. Games will be played Sunday mornings and Monday and Thursday evenings. The season will run from July 22 through August 30. Participants must wear full ice hockey gear. The schedule of games and an equipment list will be distributed at registration. For further information, call the recreation office at (516) 797-4125 prompt 1.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:26
After 13 years presiding over Massapequa Park, James Altadonna stepped down as mayor last week and was appointed Oyster Bay Town Clerk.
Altadonna, who was elected to his seventh term in March, will be take over for Steve Labriola, who resigned in February. Altadonna’s name began to pop up in connection with the Town Clerk position in April, and he was nominated by Republicans to run for the job in late May.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00
After Massapequa catering hall Manor East closed suddenly following an unexpected eviction last week, New York Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and Butch Yamali of the Long Island Caterers Association came together to offer assistance to those whose weddings, proms and other events were upended.
“We’re here to protect the victims, protect our community and do everything possible to ensure that they don’t lose their big day,” said Saladino, who was joined by owners of the catering hall outside his Massapequa office.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00For a town with such a proud tradition of baseball excellence, the goal is always to reach the mountaintop. There is no reason to be demoralized, however, by a 1-0 season-ending defeat in the Long Island Class-AA Championship game, according to Head Coach Tom Sheedy.
“It was such a competitive game,” said Sheedy. “We had our chances, but today we didn’t come through.”
Massapequa put together a tremendous season, finishing with a 20-6 record and capturing another Nassau County title. They defeated MacArthur 7-5 in the prior week at Farmingdale State College to capture their 10th county title and first since 2009.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Two Massapequa residents from the opposite ends of the age spectrum led a strong contingent of runners down the stretch at Belmont Park and scored great finishes in the 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5-Kilometer Run to Fight Prostate Cancer June 2.
As the first woman in the 15-19 age group to cross the finish line, 16-year-old Chelsea Hroch of North Massapequa finished in 23 minutes and 10 seconds. Meanwhile, 81-year-old Howard Kestenbaum took second place in the 80 to 84 age group, with a time of 43:11.