Watch out, Massapequa...there’s a “Blizzard” coming through.
The famous frosted ice cream treat, along with a plethora of other tasty menu items, are now available to Long Island residents as of 10 a.m. on June 10, when popular fast-food chain Dairy Queen held their much-anticipated grand opening in Massapequa.
First debuting in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, Dairy Queen has since grown to more than 4,500 locations nationwide. However, this is its first Long Island-based location since the 1970’s; the chain has been absent from the island since then.
America’s pastime gets the local treatment as Town of Oyster Bay officials announced Massapequa’s John J. Burns Town Park will host a special baseball game between the U.S. Military All-Stars and the Long Island Force High School All-Star team on Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
The teams will play for the 2013 Supervisor’s Trophy and honor the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform to protect the country.
With the passage of time and the loss of friends and loved ones, the life of a senior can be lonely. Add a furry, four-legged companion, and the twilight years can be amongst the brightest.
At the Bristal Assisted Living Facility in Massapequa, residents are allowed to keep and care for companion animals. This enhances the quality of their lives, according to Janine Valentiner, director of business development.
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with outrage or appreciation to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes.
Two Massapequa men, ages 35 and 39, were among the arrests.
After authorities arrested the men, the DA made public their names and photographs in a move that shocked some members of the community.
It all began in 1957, when the parishioners of the Grace Episcopal Church on Merrick Road moved to a new, larger and more modern church across the busy road to the south.
The historic old church was no longer used, except when specially requested by some members. This left the building vulnerable to continuous attacks by vandals. By the end of the 1970s, the church vestry made the decision to remove the six large dedicated stained glass windows and cover the openings with plywood. The religious furnishings and the windows were put in storage for safekeeping.
Kathleen Kammerer from Massapequa Park recently received the Caregiver Award at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center’s 10th annual Friendship Circle Luncheon, witnessed by more than 500 fashionably dressed women at the Garden City Hotel. Notable celebrities on hand were Good Day New York cohost Rosanna Scotto, who was also the event’s emcee, and singer/actress Megan Hilty from the Broadway play Wicked and NBC’s hit drama Smash, who entertained the ladies with her favorite songs from both shows.
The Friendship Circle Luncheon was started 10 years ago by Denise Silverberg, as a way to raise money for programs providing support to adults in their 30s, 40s, and 50s afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Silverberg’s mother has the disease, so she knows all too well how difficult the role of caregiver can be, as well as the stresses involved in caring for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Recent Massapequa graduate Paige Snider received a unique opportunity when Bish Bash Books published a book she had written and illustrated when she was just 10 years old.
The book, entitled My Special Family, explores Snider’s experience living with two older brothers with autism spectrum disorder. Told from a child’s perspective, My Special Family provides young readers with a new understanding of autism, through an accessible story and vibrant drawings.
Judith Berman of Massapequa Park was recently named second runner up and Ms. Congeniality in Ethel Bennett’s annual Ms. New York Senior America Pageant.
“When I turned 60 years old, I knew I wanted to be a part of this great organization. It really helped me to come away from my comfort zone, and to learn so much more about myself and the talent that I didn’t even know I possessed,” said the Italian beauty.
Environ Vision Designs, a complete design and fabrication service specializing in fine art, custom indoor/outdoor sculptures, paintings, architectural elements, display, scenery, props, models, and restorations, announces the grand opening celebration of its new gallery at 5404 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, on Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event, featuring works by artist Lori Horowitz, is free and refreshments will be served.
Owner and director Lori Horowitz, a member of the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, invites the public to stop by to meet her and view her creations. “My true passion is creating art based on society, political issues, and the environment,” says the designer and artist, whose slogan is “We design what you envision.”
Stephen Antaki of Massapequa is serving as a benefit committee member for ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit Celebration, being held at the Garden City Hotel on June 5. This is the first time Antaki has been involved in planning the event, which helps support ERASE Racism’s mission to promote racial equity on Long Island.
This is not the first time Antaki has been involved with improving the community around him. He is a longtime CYO basketball coach, serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Suffolk Chapter for Habitat for Humanity, is treasurer for Friends of Community Services of Oyster Bay, and is the former President of the Institute of Management Accounts.
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