At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Village of Massapequa Park board of trustees voted to amend its local law concerning the Taxi Franchise Ordinance.
The village had previously awarded a four-year franchise to a local taxi company. The new law reduces that contract down to one year.
When the St. David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Massapequa Park hold their annual back to Sunday School Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 12, Lois Gaiti will be honored for her 40-plus years of faithful service to St. David’s. Mrs. Gaiti has been a dedicated church member and Sunday School teacher including a member of the church’s Clown Ministry team, chaired the Young at Heart Club, a member of the Church Council, the Little Lambs, Youth Group, education, and the church’s special events that have included Irish Night, October Fest, Mardi Gras, and so many more. Presently she is a personal trainer and has a class of more than 20 men and women for stretch and tone and an aerobics class in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
More than a thousand friends and neighbors turned out for the Village of Massapequa Park’s two-day street festival last weekend. Close to a hundred venders lined both Park Boulevard and Front Street that included arts and crafts, food booths, local businesses, service organizations, Veteran’s Posts, ice cream stands, and jewelry booths galore.
Nassau County Department of Health is reporting the second case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Nassau County resident this year.
The individual, county officials said, is a 74-year-old female from Massapequa Park who became ill on July 28 with symptoms of fever and altered mental status. She was hospitalized on July 29, discharged on Aug. 5 and is recovering at home.
It’s been a busy spring for Massapequa resident Matthew Dorsey.
Dorsey became a 2010 recipient of a Farmingdale State College Academic Excellence Award. At the same time, he was awarded a BS in Business Management from Farmingdale’s School of Business.
The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa recently welcomed six new members to the club: Mike Mazzola, Phil Tesoriero, Dianne Finkelstein, Angela Capritto, Danielle LaRose, and Ted Levine.
It became official last week that the MTA plans to cut its funding to Long Island Bus, a move that will effectively eliminate all bus service to over 100,000 Nassau County residents who rely on it daily. A war of words between Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the MTA has now escalated to a legal battle, with the county filing suit over the controversial MTA employer payroll tax.
The Nassau County Department of Health has announced the isolation of West Nile virus (WNV) from 16 additional mosquito pools in Nassau County. Three are from pools in Massapequa and one is in Wantagh. The new findings bring the total to 30 mosquito pools positive for West Nile virus in Nassau County this year.
“[To] the outside observer, my life looks pretty remarkable. I’m a doctor—-a neurologist—-and a good one….I earn a handsome salary. I starred on the nation’s number one television show—-the final season of Survivor….Millions of Americans watched me each week as I reported important health news on a major television network…I have my own radio show. I’ve dated kind, spectacular, and brilliant women. I have a wonderful family, devoted friends....[Along] the way I’ve managed to change several lives—-and I’ve saved a few too. Sounds pretty good, right?”
This past weekend, there was the usual number of birthday celebrations held in Massapequa for youngsters and adults alike. But only one of them was for someone who turned 100 years old.
That is what happened in the household of Anica Skrokov, better known to people in Massapequa as Baba.
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