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From Massaspequa to Survivor

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

Charting the Rise Of Sean Kenniff

“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.

 

TOB Women of Distinction Honors

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

Local Residents Cited for Various Good Deeds

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.

 

Storm Claims Historic Flagpole

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

Residents Plan to Salvage Part of it With a Bronze Plaque

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.

 

Remembering a Great Composer

Written by John H. Meyer Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

More Local Music History

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.

 

New Executive Board for DFM

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Honohan Resigns; Advisory, Executive Board Members Named

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.

 

The Passing of a Local Institution

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Our Lady of Lourdes School to Close Down This June

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.

 

Making Sense of the Recession

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Massapequa Native Loses Job; Writes Novella About Cow Life

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 ‘Father of the New York Bar’

Written by John H. Meyer Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

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.

 

Budget Relief for Local Districts

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

More Monies for Massapequa, Plainedge, Wantagh, and Seaford Schools

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.

 

‘Not My Child’ Benefit Concert March 28

Written by Damien Monaco Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

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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