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Disney in Concert - Friday, August 9
Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge - Saturday, August 10
YES Annual Garage Sale - Saturday, August 10


Friday, August 9

Disney in Concert

The music of Walt Disney filsm come to life in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Music Under the Stars concert series. The show, called “Around the World with Disney,” gets underway at 8 p.m. at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa. Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra will perform Disney classics while the films are projected on a movie screen. Karahalis is a conductor and music director and has performed around the world.


Saturday, August 10

Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge

Live at Sergio’s Italian Restaurant, at 5422 Merrick Rd. in Massapequa, Baron Misuraca swings and sways and revives the magic of a cool era. With his smooth baritone, Misuraca showcases the very best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. Sergio’s welcomes guest for a 7 p.m. dinner and an 8 p.m. show for only $35, with tax and tip included. Call 516-541-6554 for reservations.


Saturday, August 10

YES Annual Garage Sale

The YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Ave. in Massapequa, is hosting a community-wide garage sale at the back of their offices, on New York Avenue between Central Avenue and Hicksville Road, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The proceeds from this event will benefit YES programs and services to youth and families.


Saturday, August 10

The Voice of Foreigner

Lou Gramm, lead singer of 1970s classic rock powerhouse Foreigner performs live at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa at 8 p.m. as part of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Music Under the Stars concert series.


Wednesday, August 14

Stop Motion Animation Workshop For Kids

Presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center & Museum, the Massapequa Public Library hosts an interactive workshop for children ages seven through 12 in the Bar Harbour meeting room from 7 until 8 p.m. This interactive hands-on workshop teaches the principles of stop motion animation.  Students will create animation like the works of Tim Burton, Steve Box and Nick Park.  The animation is recorded one frame at a time like the stop motion used in Coraline, Wallace and Gromet and The Nightmare Before Christmas. For more information, contact the children’s department at 516-799-0770 ext. 319.


Wednesday, August 21

Successful Stock Signals

Join the Massapequa Public Library for an informative meeting with Tom Lloyd, author of Successful Stock Signals. Learn to make money in the stock market, to beat the index and to completely understand and measure the forces that drive the price of stocks. Bring your copy of Lloyd’s book and the author will gladly sign it. The meeting will kick a series of lectures hosted by Lloyd coming this fall. The meeting will be held in the Bar Harbour Building, 40 Harbor Lane. For more information, call 516-799-2648.

 

News

Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.

The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.

“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”

A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.


Sports

Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.

The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.

In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.

Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.

Calendar

Free Wine Tasting

Friday, April 18

Boating Course

Saturday, April 26

Massapequa Memories

Tuesday, April 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com