Among the highlights of the April 11 Open General Meeting of the Greater Long Island Running Club presentation of the Mary Anne von der Heydt Memorial Special Service Award to Howard and Judy Kestenbaum of Massapequa Park in recognition of their years of volunteer service to the Club and the Long Island running community generally.
The Massapequa High School Chiefs Varsity Ice Hockey Team had much to celebrate this year, capturing a first-place division title and winning the Nassau County and Town of Oyster Bay Championships. Finishing with an impressive 22-2 record this season, the Chiefs outscored opponents nearly 3.5 to 1, with 188 goals for and 55 goals against.
Congratulations to local runners Chris Mammone of Massapequa, Michele Grieco of Massapequa, Angela Cruz of Massapequa and Ruth Maller of Massapequa Park, each of whom won awards at the 34th annual Nationwide Insurance 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE, held on the roads of Plainview-Old Bethpage on Sunday, April 3.
Last month, the world-famous Harlem Wizards came to Massapequa High School to play the Unqua Elementary School staff in an exciting and entertaining evening of basketball and showmanship. This family event was a fundraiser for the Unqua PTA, as well as an opportunity to spend an evening of hand-waving, high-fiving fun with your family and friends.
Led by Coach Michael Dellicurti, Unqua School’s team, the Unqua “Super Swishers,” included teachers and staff who signed on to oppose the amazing Wizards and be part of an exciting evening that included basketball feats, a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, aerodynamic athleticism and lots of laughs.
The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children, will hold their 20th Annual Golf Classic at the Sands Point Golf Club, 130 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point, NY on Monday, June 20.
Massapequa residents Dennis Almodovar, Charles Collins, and Sherry Bellovin all successfully completed the Caumsett State Park 50 Kilometer Run on Sunday, March 6. The run served as the 2011 USA Track & Field National 50 Kilometer Championship.
This is a story about the budding sense of altruism that is being instilled in the children of the St. Rose of Lima Church community. These children are developing a true sense of concern for others and have found a way to help those who are living with circumstances that are very difficult to comprehend. Last January, more than 650 fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade religious education students from St. Rose of Lima Church, Massapequa participated in the Youth for Outreach walkathon at the Westfield Sunrise Mall. Families, friends and parish staff joined the students as they carried inspirational posters and dressed in class theme outfits, which unified the groups as they walked for the needs of others.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Massapequa High School to congratulate the girls’ soccer team on winning the 2010 New York State Class AA Championship.
At their first national showing, the Plainedge High School Varsity Cheerleading squad, coached by Kerri Boye, captured a third-place win in the Super Varsity category at the UCA’s 2011 National High School Cheerleading Championship this February. The team qualified to attend the contest as a result of their performance during the UCA Regional competition in December.
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