Old Westbury Gardens held its annual Hat Luncheon on Oct. 2. The event raises funds to support Old Westbury Gardens children’s programs, which are presented throughout the year. Students from many local schools visit Old Westbury Gardens to get a firsthand look at a historical site, and learn about life in a Long Island mansion during the early 20th century, which is especially important for fourth grade students as New York State history is part of the curriculum. A project is in the planning stages of restoring a barn on Orchard Hill and turning it into an education center.
“We were very disappointed,” says coach Bruce Stegner of having the streak come to an end. “We didn’t see it coming. It was disappointing that we couldn’t get to the same spot.”
“It was a great day for the Massapequa community,” said Patricia Orzano who is the president of the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and was also the grand marshal of the event. “It was a tremendous day of community pride. It’s just a fabulous festival equivalent to the best on the island. It’s a big day for the community. It’s a fun day for everybody. I was honored to be their grand marshal representing the business community.”
On Friday, Sept. 28, St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville was put in lockdown for about 40 minutes. According to a spokesperson for the Amityville Police Department, a school employee, who is also a resident of Massapequa Park, was responsible for that lockdown because of inappropriate comments made within the school. Lieutenant Gerard Gralton of the Amityville Police Department said that individual has been arrested.
Steven Laudage of Massapequa completed his Eagle Scout service project in Massapequa during the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23. The project involved correcting some of the problems on and around the Greenbelt Trail. The trail is almost three miles in length and goes through the Massapequa Preserve from Merrick Road to Linden Street. Laudage directed the remarking of the entire trail, cut back overgrowth along the mostly unpaved trail, replaced part of a rotted footbridge and cleaned up areas in which parties had been held. Richard and Lisa Schary of Friends of the Massapequa Preserve and the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference sponsored the project. Steven is a member of Troop 576, which meets at the United Methodist Church in Massapequa Park.
Make some wonderful memories the weekend of October 13 and 14 at the annual Oyster Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along the Oyster Bay waterfront. Come see the tall ships, three tents of handmade crafts, a Coast Guard water rescue demo, pirate treasure hunts, music for the young and old, midway rides, petting zoo and the most delicious oysters ever- all in one place.
Organized by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club, the profits from all food court sales support over 25 local charities while proceeds from the rides and merchandise sales will be donated to Rotary’s many charities.
Massapequa Pet Vet, located at 5330 Merrick Road, will host a “Barktoberfest” fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon until 5 p.m. at its facility in Massapequa. All profits will directly benefit Canine Companions for Independence, The Guide Dog Foundation and the Long Island Wildlife and Animal Rescue (LIWAR), which are all nonprofit organizations.
“Nassau County has lost a dedicated public servant,” said Mangano in a statement. “My wife Linda and I lost a friend of over 20 years. Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt served the residents of Nassau County with great integrity and pride. I had the privilege of serving closely with Peter in the legislature since its creation in 1996, where he distinguished himself as an outspoken advocate for the residents of the 12th Legislative District.”
“I thought it was a great opportunity to serve this community,” said Tricarico about his appointment. “I do live, work, and play here. Working for the town, I’ve done a lot for these people.”
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