Written by Massapequa Observer Staff Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The hills of Oyster Bay are calling you.
Runners and walkers from the Massapequas are cordially invited to come to Oyster Bay on Saturday, October 19 and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
Starting at 9 a.m., the Run will be a great way to kick of Oyster Festival weekend.
The participants 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 Main Street and into Townsend Square. This is the seventh year that the
Run will be using this unique course that will show you the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay at their best.
Race management will be courtesy of the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Registration and packet pickup will be in the Community Center in Townsend Square Parking Lot, just off East Main Street.
Massapequa runners have always played a major role in the Town Supservisor’s Run. In the 2012 edition of the Run, the top local finisher was Chris Mammone of Massapequa, who finished in6th place overall and second in the tough 25-29 age group.
Other local runners winning awards in the 2012 edition of the Run included Chelsea Hroch of Massapequa (2nd woman 15-19 age group), Monica Enright of Massapequa (5th woman 45-49 age group), Greg Karl of Massapequa Park (2nd 65-69 age group), and Norman Hershkowitz of Massapequa (5th 70-74 age group).
Every entrant will receive a classy commemorative Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s Run hooded sweatshirt, and will be eligible to win an award — with awards going five deep in five year age groups through 80 plus, as well as Athena/Clydesdales, and wheelchair athletes. There will be special awards for the first place male and female residents of the Town of Oyster Bay, and for the youngest and oldest Town of Oyster Bay residents who complete the 3.107 mile course.
The Club, courtesy of The Runner’s Edge, will also be presenting a cash prizes of $250 each to the first male and first female finishers who are bona fide residents of either Nassau County or Suffolk County, cash prizes of $150 each to the second male and second female finishers who are bona fide residents of either Nassau County or Suffolk County, and cash prizes of $100 each to the third male and third female finishers who are bona fide residents of either Nassau County or Suffolk County.
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.