Written by Massapequa Observer Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
The onset of shorter days and the opening of school signals not only the approach of fall, but also the start of football season. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto (back row 2nd from right) along with Councilman Joseph Pinto (4th from left), Councilwoman Michele Johnson (5th from left) and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. (right) were on hand as the Plainedge Bobcats kicked off their fall season. Supervisor Venditto and the Town Board members wished the young football players well as they embarked on a new season and also extended best wishes to the coaches who will instill in their players a sense of teamwork, responsibility, dedication and enjoyment of the game. Also pictured (left to right) are Plainedge Superintendent of Schools Edward Salina Jr., Plainedge School Board Vice-President Douglas Pascarella, Plainedge Board of Education Trustee Mary Lowe, Coach Corey Hill, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer and Plainedge Board of Education Trustee Catherine Flanagan.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Blankets have comforted children ever since the first knitter put needle to fabric at some point along the timeline of human history. And Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park continues that tradition in a special way — by hosting a blanket-knitting program every Wednesday, with the handcrafted creations going to children undergoing cancer treatment through the nonprofit organization, We Care Blankets.
And recently the knitting ladies at Our Lady of Lourdes, 855 Carmens Rd., hit a milestone, donating their 1,000th blanket to the worthy cause of comfort.
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
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.