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Editorial: Check Out The Library

With all of the advancements in technology, it is easy to forget about all of the services offered by public libraries. After all, there is virtually a wealth of information literally at the fingertips of anyone with a tablet, smartphone or computer with Internet access. However, what can get lost in all the technology, is how much public libraries have to offer and especially both branches of the Massapequa Public Library.

I recently stopped by the library and was amazed at all that is offered. There are seminars and classes to take advantage of as well as fun activities. There is a wealth of books that can be perused without the need for downloading. There are also many magazines (remember those?) and newspapers to enjoy.

For those who are locked into the information age, there are computers for residents to make use of and there is also free wifi available without the requirement of a purchasing an overpriced cup of coffee. And the website is fantastic. When at home, take a quick stop at the library’s website (www.massapequalibrary.org) and you will be amazed at all the information that is available.

As we rapidly advance through the 21st century, there is still a lot of value in what libraries have to offer. And in Massapequa, we are fortunate to have a library that provides so much.

- Ron Scaglia

News

These days, when local residents are more used to storefronts locking their doors for good as opposed to opening them for the first time, there’s nothing like seeing a home-grown business prosper and even grow despite a stifling economy.  

That’s just what the owners of community stalwart Bestever Bakery have accomplished thus far, as they recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their second location, at 1030 Park Blvd. in Massapequa Park, which first opened toward the end of January of this year.

Two Massapequa School District staff members and a longtime PTA volunteer were honored for “Shining above the Rest” during SCOPE Education Service’s 13th Annual School District Awards Dinner.

The non-profit organization — known for providing educational support services to school districts — presented a SCOPE 2013 Award of Excellence to Unqua Elementary School teacher Kira Wilkens, social worker Joanne Waters and PTA Council President Allison Prystupa in recognition of their exemplary service to education.


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

Movie Night

Thursday, April 10

Line Dancing

Friday, April 11

Spring Shopping Boutique

Saturday, April 12



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