The New York Islanders announced on Sept. 8 the launch of their campaign to celebrate their 40-Year Anniversary. The Islanders played their first National Hockey League season in 1972 and are proud to celebrate 40 years on Long Island.
The theme for the Islanders’ upcoming season is “Commitment,” representing the organization’s ongoing commitment to its fans and the Long Island community.
Out of all these great teams in the Massapequa program, the most impressive dynasty is the girls’ volleyball squad. The Lady Chiefs have won 11 consecutive Nassau County titles, including both a Long Island and New York State championship in 2007. Guiding Massapequa to Nassau County dominance has been a native of the village itself. Carol Ann Habeeb is now in her 21st year of coaching the volleyball squad and along with her assistants, she has built a dynasty that features a camaraderie that looks to ensure its continuation for years to come.
Massapequa High School Head Track & Field Coach Richard Degnan was the guest speaker at the Sept. 25 open general meeting of The Greater Long Island Running Club.
It was Homecoming Weekend at Massapequa High School and the boys’ football team did not disappoint as they jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead while on their way to a 28-14 win over Baldwin.
Vassili Grigorakos and Matt Pagano provided the offense for the Chiefs as the game was won with a combination of a solid ground game and a balanced passing attack.
October is National Roller Skating Month and the Roller Skating Association International is encouraging children and adults alike to get exercise through a safe, healthy and fun activity: roller skating.
Lauren Fink, Event Coordinator of United Skates of America in Seaford, is encouraging children and adults to enjoy the sport of skating by offering a free family skate session for the Long Island community. The session is scheduled for Saturday October 1, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Come and show your community pride at Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 24 as the Massapequa Chiefs face the Baldwin Bruins at Massapequa High School.
Game time is 2 p.m., but spirits will be running high early in the day as family and friends come out for the Homecoming parade. Step off time is 12:30 p.m. at Massapequa Park Village Hall. The parade continues south along Park Boulevard and ends at Massapequa High School – Main Campus.
The Massapequa High School girls’ volleyball team started out the year on a winning way by sweeping Hicksville in their first league match then winning the Hendrick Hudson Tournament in Montrose NY on Saturday, September 10.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., there will be a safe boating course and seminar at John Burns Park, Merrick Road in Massapequa.
Cost is $45.00. For more information, contact 551-3175.
The courses are sponsored by the United States Power Squadrons, which can be reached at 312-2167.
Television movies for next weekend, Sunday, Sept. 25 will feature A Mile in His Shoes, an uplifting film set in the 1940s about an autistic youth who is recruited to play for a minor league team, Milwaukee Brewers.
The film will air on Sunday evening at both 7 and 9 p.m. on the Gospel Music Channel (GMC). A Mile in His Shoes is an adaptation of a novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler by Massapequa resident Frank Nappi.
Registration is open for the fourth annual edition of the Grillo & Associates Blazing Trails 4-Autism Four Mile Run/Walk, to be held on Sunday morning, Oct. 23 at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus. Every runner, walker and supporter of families who are dealing with autism is invited to be part of this year’s event. The event will benefit the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, which supports children and adults with autism through specialized programs.
The event will be held over the same great course as last year – four challenging but fair miles on the rolling hills and scenic vistas of the local Lake Success neighborhood and thence to the campus for an exciting finish on the high school track.
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