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Massapequans Shine At Rob’s Run

Massapequans took home awards at the recently held Long Island Blood Services Rob’s Run Race, held at Stillwell Woods in Syosset. The race is conducted in honor of Rob Lauterborn, an outstanding runner and well-liked individual who passed away 21 years ago.

Local runners winning awards were led by Chris Mammone of Massapequa, who was the third finisher overall, with a time of 16:24. Other local award winners included Joanna Desousa of North Massapequa, who placed second in the women’s 14 and younger age group. Joe Grieco of Massapequa, finished fourth overall, and first in the 20-24 age group. Joe’s sister, Michele Grieco, also of Massapequa, was the first woman in the 20-24 age group to cross the finish line. Lorraine Huether of Massapequa, finished third among the women in the 55-59 age group, and Greg Karl of Massapequa Park, earned top honors in the 65-69 age group.

News

These days, when local residents are more used to storefronts locking their doors for good as opposed to opening them for the first time, there’s nothing like seeing a home-grown business prosper and even grow despite a stifling economy.  

That’s just what the owners of community stalwart Bestever Bakery have accomplished thus far, as they recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their second location, at 1030 Park Blvd. in Massapequa Park, which first opened toward the end of January of this year.

Two Massapequa School District staff members and a longtime PTA volunteer were honored for “Shining above the Rest” during SCOPE Education Service’s 13th Annual School District Awards Dinner.

The non-profit organization — known for providing educational support services to school districts — presented a SCOPE 2013 Award of Excellence to Unqua Elementary School teacher Kira Wilkens, social worker Joanne Waters and PTA Council President Allison Prystupa in recognition of their exemplary service to education.


Sports

Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.

The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.

In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.

Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.

Calendar

Movie Night

Thursday, April 10

Line Dancing

Friday, April 11

Spring Shopping Boutique

Saturday, April 12



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