Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00
This year, the Massapequa girls varsity volleyball team once again held its Dig Pink night. The event was one of the highlights of the many activities held in the Massapequa School District to support breast cancer awareness. About $6,600 was raised for breast cancer research.
The effort, led by volleyball coach CarolAnn Habeeb-Kiel, has collectively raised close to $50,000 over the past five years. Community support runs high, especially the night of the Dig Pink match where the color engulfs the gymnasium and the adjoining lobby. Pink-clad spectators fill the stands as the varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams sport pink uniforms and headbands, and play their games with pink volleyballs.
The Chiefettes kickline, the varsity cheerleaders, the McKenna Elementary School Show Choir and the Unqua Elementary School Chorus entertained the crowd. Following an American Cancer Society presentation, a special flower ceremony was held where each player on the Massapequa varsity team presents a pink carnation to a member of the visiting team as a symbol of hope in the battle against breast cancer.
Many thanks go out to everyone who participated in this year’s Dig Pink event and Think Pink efforts,” Habeeb-Kiel said to supporters. “Because of you, and the generosity and support of our community, the volleyball booster club, local businesses and staff members throughout the district, we have made impact on fighting this dreaded disease.”
In addition, several high school athletic teams, including girls tennis, field hockey, boys volleyball, boys junior varsity football and girls junior varsity soccer all helped raise funds that were passed on to the girls volleyball team by dedicating a home game to the cause during Think Pink week. Staff and students in schools around the district also lent support by raising funds during Think Pink days.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Ask anyone on Long Island where to go to get a quality cup of coffee, and you’ll probably hear a variety of answers; however, ask the same question in the Massapequas, and one response you’ll hear more often than not is “Massapequa Perk.”
Located at 117 Front Street in Massapequa Park, across from the Long Island Rail Road station, Massapequa Perk first opened its doors five years ago in August of 2008. They deal with tea, smoothies, and various food and dessert items, but their bread and butter, so to speak, is coffee — selling it, roasting it and educating people about it, said co-owner Lisa DiBenedetto
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A recent lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. for groundwater contamination has the Massapequa Water District ensuring residents that its drinking water is safe for public consumption.
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview — while coming close to Massapequa.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With the Nassau County title on the line, junior kicker Zach Kolodny was the most composed player on the field. With time expiring, he booted the game-winning kick to send the Farmingdale Dalers into the Long Island Championship with a 29-26 victory over the Massapequa Chiefs.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Kolodny. “I was confident from the beginning that I would make the kick,” he added. “We practice this every day.”
The game featured a bevy of twists and took on a completely different feel in the fourth quarter than it did for the first three quarters.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It was a historic day for the Chiefs as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams capped the season with state championship titles. The win was the first state championship for the boys, who defeated Fairport, 1-0 at SUNY Cortland and the fifth for the girls, who beat North Rockland, 2-1 in Middletown, New York.
The winning goal for the boys team was scored by sophomore Dylan Nealis, who just the day before scored the winning goal in the AA state semifinal.