Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
Swirls and Twirls Grand Opening Celebration - Saturday, June 22
Murder Mystery Dinner - Saturday, June 22
Social Networking Tutorial at the Massapequa Public Library - Tuesday, June 25
Swirls and Twirls self-serve frozen yogurt shop (www.swirlsandtwirlsusa.com), featuring 24 flavors, 50-plus toppings and endless possibilities, announces the grand opening of its 10th location at 11 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa, in the Uncle Giuseppe’s Shopping Center, on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. until midnight. The celebration includes music, giveaways, face painting, balloon sculptures, and 50 percent off everything served between 12 and 6 p.m. There will also be contests to win an iPad and free yogurt for a year.
Come to Sergio’s Italian Restaurant at 5422 Merrick Rd. and experience a dinner like no other. Presented by Knock Em Dead Comedy, the show features the “Wacked Family Reunion,” a gathering that features dear Uncle Vincenzo and all of his “close” family members looking for a piece of his success. A party full of music, laughter and intrigue is on the menu, but look out – someone just might end up getting whacked. The $49 cost includes dinner, unlimited beer, soda and wine. Gratuity is included. For reservations, call 516-541-6654.
Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Honorees’ Cocktail Party
The Second Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Honorees’ Evening Cocktail Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Oheka Castle in Huntington, hosted by Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado of New Hyde Park. This year’s honorees are Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, and Michael Strahan, FOX NFL Sunday, and cohost of Live with Kelly and Michael. Proceeds from the golf outing and gala will benefit the Long Island Children’s Museum and North Shore Long Island Jewish Brain Aneurysm Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute in Manhasset, and will also include silent and live auctions. Salgado is the founder and president of Coastal Advisors, LLC, insurance consulting with many professional athletes and television personalities as clients. Visit www.bigdaddygolfclassic.com for information, tickets to the gala, or to make a donation.
Come out to the library and find out what Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube is all about and how it affects everyday life. In this lecture and demo class, visitors will learn how to use social networking sites, instant messaging programs, blogs, post pictures and videos online and much more. Call 516-799-0770 to register. Event will be held at the Bar Harbor Auditorium from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 15 of Nassau County and Massapequa, proudly presents an evening of Irish entertainment with live traditional Irish music by renowned Irish Entertainer Ed Ryan, and featuring Champion Irish Step dancers, with a performance by the Tara Pipes and Drums of Massapequa. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. at Brady Park on Front Street in the village of Massapequa Park. Homemade Irish soda bread, giftware, and refreshments will be available. For information, contact 516-799-5413 or 516-798-0244.
Beginning 2 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.
Beginning 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
With kids today obsessed with all the latest electronic gaming gadgets — the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and the like — you’d think that the comparatively antiquated concept of pushing a piece of plastic along a sheet of cardboard would be eschewed by your average teenager; however, judging by the crowd of kids at the Massapequa Public Library’s Board Game Café, this actually may not be the case.
Young Adult Services librarian Peter Cirona, who created the Board Game Café at the library’s Central Avenue branch (in addition to a whole host of other young adult programs), said that it’s a great way for kids to socialize and play some classic board games in a fun and friendly environment.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal pannel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards. Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
Outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:47
One of Major League Soccer’s top front office executives has many fond memories of growing up in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Bill Manning, the President of Western Conference champion Real Salt Lake and the club’s field, Rio Tinto Stadium, played for the LIJSL Select Team from 1979 to ‘83 as well as the Massapequa Soccer Club from 1972 to ‘83.
Manning’s Massapequa teams had virtually the same players from Under-10 to Under-19, but kept changing their name depending on who their coach was. He played for the Massapequa Flying Dutchmen (coached by Kurt Knoblauch), the Massapequa Bugs (Dick Roche), the Massapequa Cosmos (Jerry Lyons) and the Massapequa Bulls (coached by his father, also named Bill Manning). The Bulls might have lost in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Open Cup finals to B/W Gottschee in overtime in 1983, but his teams won the LIJSL division championship in 1974, ‘76 and ‘79 plus the Long Island Cup in 1980 and ‘83.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:58
If the games were played on paper, Massapequa would’ve had no shot. The Chiefs faced a tall order last week playing Elmont, which boasted a 12-3 record and four premier scorers. They gave a tremendous effort, but ultimately had their season cut short, 69-62, despite Alex Cosenza leading the scoring with 29 points.
“I can’t ask for anything else from these guys,” said Head Coach Matt Voigt. “I am so proud of them. I applaud their efforts,”