Wearing a red hot sequined top and a mega watt smile, Gloria Gaynor wowed the crowd of ten thousand fans at Burns Park, with her pitch perfect voice singing some of her famous hit songs.
Known as the queen of disco, this Grammy award winning singer, actress, author and humanitarian opened her performance acknowledging the victims of Hurricane Sandy, many whom were in the audience, including Maureen Fitzgerald, Commissioner of Community and Youth Services, who lost her home to four feet of water.
The Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual Children’s Festival & Safety Day will be held on Saturday, July 20, at John J. Burns Town Park, located on Merrick Road, in Massapequa, from 1 to 4 p.m., Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone announced.
This popular event will feature many enjoyable activities for children, as well as safety-related demonstrations. The event is free for Town residents and is coordinated by the Town’s Departments of Community and Youth Services and Public Safety.
The word inventor conjures up images of wild-eyed, crackpot loners with gizmos spilling out of an overflowing garage. But that romanticized illustration is far from reality. Most architects of ideas are business-savvy and creatively gifted—and their inventions meet a need.
Thomas Mavroudis and Bill Caporale of Massapequa Park met through their children, classmates at Massapequa Reform Nursery School. They became fast friends, with the families taking vacations together.
That friendship turned to business when the pair founded MAVCAP Industries, inventing and manufacturing central air conditioning vent and grille covers for weatherization. Their product, the AC DraftShield, is used across a wide spectrum of industries and promotes energy conservation and savings for homeowners.
Shuffling continues to go on with the Massapequa Park Village Board as longtime resident Richard Begandy was recently tapped to take over the unexpired term of Jeffrey Pravato. Begandy, who is also a Village Planning Commission member, is filling Pravato’s slot as the latter was named mayor by the village board last month. The outgoing James Altadonna Jr. was in turn sworn in as Oyster Bay Town Clerk in early June, taking over the remaining term of Steven Labriola, who took over as the chief of staff for Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos after resigning from his town position back in February.
Social change rarely comes out of an elected politician’s office without a little prodding from the wide end of a protestor’s megaphone.
Gentle prodding is the standard operating procedure of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, a grassroots community organization in Massapequa. Born on the eve of the Reagan administration in 1979, the coalition, a collection of citizen activists, seeks to be a voice of opposition to social and environmental injustice.
The very real problem of how to power the world has sparked a writing career for a North Massapequa resident.
Vincent Lentini parlayed his experience in financial services and a knack for writing into a promising career in the Internet age after receiving an MBA from LIU Post.
Massapequans turned out in droves for Massapequa Park ’s annual Independence Day parade, cheering, waving flags, and celebrating passionate pride in a nation they deeply love.
Starting at the intersection of Walker Street and Lakeshore Drive and continuing down through Park Boulevard, the parade was presided over by new Massapequa Park Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, who seemed excited to be taking on a new role in this special Village event.
For many, the art of dance is a profound way to express the inexpressible. This weekend, the hard-working students of Massapequa’s Body Language Dance and Theatre Arts Studio are using the inexpressible to win a nationwide competition for best dance studio.
Wendy DeGaetano, owner of Body Language, has been prepping her students for a prestigious dance competition—the Access Broadway National Talent Performing Arts Competition—July 2-6 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Massapequa Preserve—the beautiful 423-acre nature sanctuary that lies between Farmingdale and Massapequa—draws scores of people every day wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of every-day life.
Criss-crossed with trails and pathways for walking, jogging, and bicycling, and a plethora of wet and wooded areas filled with wildlife doing their very best to resist humanity’s ongoing encroachment upon their rapidly-shrinking habitat, the Preserve has acquired a watchful guardian in recent years in the Friends of Massapequa Preserve.
Getting a kid to crack a book in the summertime can be a daunting task.
However, pages are turning at the Massapequa Public Library, which recently launched its latest Teen Summer Reading Program with a party held in the courtyard of their Central Avenue building.
Peter Cirona, the Young Adult Services librarian, has been running the program for the past 11 years, and says that, among the other teen programs offered at the library—including board and video gaming, crafts, and more—the reading program is especially important from an educational standpoint.
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