Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00
The annual RunSmart training program, designed to help residents prepare for marathon, half-marathon or 10k races, is set to begin on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the first of 14 training sessions for runners of all ability levels. The series will be held one day every weekend through April 27.
Nassau County is once again teaming up the Greater Long Island Running Club and Jonas Chiropractic to help residents get ready for the 2013 Long Island Marathon, scheduled for May 5.
Each session will be based at a different county park under the direction of Head Coach Debbie Blair of the Greater Long Island Running Club, Bob Cook of The Runner’s Edge and a staff of coaches and trainers. The cost for the entire RunSmart Program is $30.
“Our partnership with RunSmart provides interested residents with an effective training program for a nominal fee. I encourage anyone, regardless of ability, to take advantage of this opportunity,” said County Executive Edward Mangano.
In addition, the Jonas Chiropractic RunNassau Series of races leading up to Marathon Weekend will start with a 5k race at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Saturday, Feb. 9. Races will follow on: Sunday, March 10 at Nickerson Beach (4 miles); Saturday, March 23 at Cedar Creek Park (5 miles); and Saturday, April 27 at Eisenhower Park (4 miles).
The entry fee for the entire four-race series is $60 if participants register before Feb. 1 ($55 if registered for the Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k), and $65 if participants register after Feb. 1. Runners may enter individual races in the series (on-site day-of-race entry only) for $20 for each of the first three races and $25 for the Race Week Kick-Off Run and Party at Eisenhower Park.
For more information, or for entry forms for either program, contact the Greater Long Island Running Club at (516) 349-7646 or visit www.thelimarathon.com and click the “RunSmart Training Program” link.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Ask anyone on Long Island where to go to get a quality cup of coffee, and you’ll probably hear a variety of answers; however, ask the same question in the Massapequas, and one response you’ll hear more often than not is “Massapequa Perk.”
Located at 117 Front Street in Massapequa Park, across from the Long Island Rail Road station, Massapequa Perk first opened its doors five years ago in August of 2008. They deal with tea, smoothies, and various food and dessert items, but their bread and butter, so to speak, is coffee — selling it, roasting it and educating people about it, said co-owner Lisa DiBenedetto
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A recent lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. for groundwater contamination has the Massapequa Water District ensuring residents that its drinking water is safe for public consumption.
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview — while coming close to Massapequa.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With the Nassau County title on the line, junior kicker Zach Kolodny was the most composed player on the field. With time expiring, he booted the game-winning kick to send the Farmingdale Dalers into the Long Island Championship with a 29-26 victory over the Massapequa Chiefs.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Kolodny. “I was confident from the beginning that I would make the kick,” he added. “We practice this every day.”
The game featured a bevy of twists and took on a completely different feel in the fourth quarter than it did for the first three quarters.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It was a historic day for the Chiefs as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams capped the season with state championship titles. The win was the first state championship for the boys, who defeated Fairport, 1-0 at SUNY Cortland and the fifth for the girls, who beat North Rockland, 2-1 in Middletown, New York.
The winning goal for the boys team was scored by sophomore Dylan Nealis, who just the day before scored the winning goal in the AA state semifinal.