“I was just a single guy with a big mouth.”
That’s how Sean Kenniff, Massapequa native, published novelist, practicing neurologist, television journalist and radio host described his ability to land a spot on Survivor, the popular television reality series.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with members of the Town Board, honored eight Town of Oyster Bay residents as recipients at the 12th annual “Women of Distinction” Awards Ceremony, held at Town Hall March 23. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of women who either live or work in the Town.
A historic flagpole was the victim of the recent storm of March 13. But residents plan to salvage a piece of it with a bronze commemorative plaque to signify its importance.
When Nelson J. Cogane died, in July of 1985, those of us in this community, as well as his colleagues in the music business, were deeply saddened. Nelson and his wife Dorothea, along with their daughter Karen, and their son Gerald, lived on Merritt Avenue for 30 years.
Since its founding last year, Drug Free Massapequa (DFM) has stayed busy and in the public eye. Its members secured a meeting with Nassau County Legislature’s Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt; plus it has hosted a highly successful fair at John J. Burns Park.
Low enrollment has forced the Diocese of Rockville Centre to close down Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School in Massapequa Park. The school’s closing will take place as of June 2010.
When Massapequa native Sean Kenniff, during the recession of 2008-2009, lost his job as a health reporter for CBS News, he went to live with cows.
The members of the Massapequa Historical Society had a busy year during 2009. The society had repairs to the stained glass windows in the Old Grace Church, held a holiday open house in December, apple and strawberry festivals during the summer. They erected a New York State Historical Marker at Kilian Road and Sunrise Highway where the famous Kilian Hotel stood until 1906. Plans are under way to place a familiar blue and yellow NYS historic marker on Grand Avenue in front of the Massapequa Water District office, the site of Massapequa’s first firehouse, later in 2010. The placement of the marker will occur during the fire department’s 100th year anniversary celebration.
The Massapequa School District is a big winner in the decision by New York Gov. David Paterson to release monies in school aid and STAR payments.
The second annual Natalie Ciappa “Not My Child” benefit concert will be held, Sunday, March 28, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mulcahy’s, Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh.
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