Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and levels of ability are invited to join in the fun on Saturday, Oct. 13 and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
The run will once again start on South Street in the heart of downtown Oyster Bay, head up Berry Hill Road, turn down Sandy Hill Road, with a great finish on East Main Street to Townsend Square. This is the sixth year that the Run will be utilizing a unique course that will show you the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay at their best.
Massapequa’s Chris Mammone has been the overall winner of the Run for three of the past four years, and holds the course record of 14:46. Chris is expected back again this year and lots of his Massapequa neighbors are expected to join him.
Everyone who registers for this year’s Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor’s 5K Run will receive one of the snazzy commemorative shirts that are the trademark of the event.
The 2011 edition of the Run was won by Rockville Centre speedster Conor Shelly in 15 minutes, 26 seconds. Samantha Snukis of Bayville women’s winner in 18:40.
The top male and female finishers will receive a cash prize of $250 each, the 2nd place male and female finishers will receive a cash prize of $150 each, and the 3rd place male and female finishers will receive a cash prize of $100 each, courtesy of The Runner’s Edge.
The 2012 entry fee remains at only $20 for those who preregister this year, and only $17 for preregistered Town of Oyster Bay residents. The entry fee goes up to $25 for those who wait until the day of the race to register.
For more information or entry forms, call Mike or Linda at the Running Club office at 349-7646, or call Diane at the Oyster Bay Parks Department at 797-4125. You can register online at glirc.org.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00
Watch out, Massapequa...there’s a “Blizzard” coming through.
The famous frosted ice cream treat, along with a plethora of other tasty menu items, are now available to Long Island residents as of 10 a.m. on June 10, when popular fast-food chain Dairy Queen held their much-anticipated grand opening in Massapequa.
First debuting in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, Dairy Queen has since grown to more than 4,500 locations nationwide. However, this is its first Long Island-based location since the 1970’s; the chain has been absent from the island since then.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
America’s pastime gets the local treatment as Town of Oyster Bay officials announced Massapequa’s John J. Burns Town Park will host a special baseball game between the U.S. Military All-Stars and the Long Island Force High School All-Star team on Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
The teams will play for the 2013 Supervisor’s Trophy and honor the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform to protect the country.
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.