Written by Massapequa Observer Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00
The founders of the Long Island’s Fight for Charity will host a Boxer Matchup Cocktail Reception on Monday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Carlyle At The Palace, in Plainview to announce the boxer matchups for this year’s 10th Main Event.
Massapequa’s Robert “The Tax Reducer” Renda is one of more than 20 volunteer boxers from the business community who will gather with committee members, sponsors and fans to meet, network and learn who the boxers’ opponents will be in November. Robert Renda is an associate in the Tax Certiorari Department at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP in Uniondale.
Renda and the other boxers, after months of preparation, fundraising and training, are anxious to know who they will face in the ring at the LIFFC main event scheduled for November 25 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. There will be more than 10 bouts on the card that evening featuring business professionals who will go toe-to-toe on the canvas. An additional surprise bout will be announced soon.
“The Boxer Matchup Reception is an event everyone is enthusiastic about attending,” said Renda. “As a volunteer boxer who has been training and preparing for the 10th Main Event in November, I am really anxious to find out my opponent’s name. There will be plenty of energy and excitement in the room as the matchups are announced.”
Proceeds from the LI Fight for Charity will be donated to The Long Island Community Chest, The Genesis School, and the National Foundation for Human Potential. LI Fight for Charity had donated $700,000 to Long Island charities since 2003; its fundraising goal set for 2013 is $200,000.
Local businesses and professional firms sponsoring this year’s 10th Main Event include Event Sponsor, Alure Home
Tickets are $10 per person for the October 7 reception, includes food, beer, wine and soft drinks. For tickets and information visit www.lifightforcharity.org; call 877-240-7821 for more information.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:58
These days, raising kids is rougher and tougher than ever — sometimes parents just need a break. And when that break is beaconing, both new parents and old pros look to the ever-reliable babysitter to provide a few hours respite from the many duties of caring for children.
However, parents often have a difficult time locating an honest, trustworthy and reliable babysitter in a pinch. But the Massapequa Public Library’s Babysitter Job Fair aimed to remedy this problem.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00If there’s one thing that ever Tom, Dick, and Jane should keep a tight leash on, it’s the health of their ticker. Heart disease is one of the most prolific causes of death in the United States, and it’s a very avoidable malady provided you keep tabs on your blood pressure; it only takes moments, but just might save your life.
Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island (VNA) holds regular monthly free blood pressure screenings at the Massapequa Public Library; Marie Gilchrist, a registered nurse who runs the screenings, said that it’s just a way for VNA to give back to the people they serve each and every day.
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.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay will host two Saturday night prime time high school ice hockey contests this season as part of its High School Hockey Night in Oyster Bay series held at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center on Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto.
Starting off the series will be the Massapequa Chiefs taking on the Syosset Braves on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. The second contest, featuring the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks and the Bethpage Golden Eagles, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m.