Ed Kliegman, an author and resident of Massapequa Park, shares his knowledge, experience and skills through the pages of his new book, For Presidents Who Want to Change the Future.
The Massapequa Park resident wrote his book to offer advice and teach leaders of any organization or business the principles of leadership. It is a “must read for anyone who wants to experience success in organization or business life,” he said, adding that the pages of the book are packed with sound advice and tips for developing plans to grow an organization and its leadership, a necessity for every organization and business.
Superdog surveyed the scene, his red cape flowing in the gentle breeze on a crisp October weekend at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa. Hundreds had arrived, pumpkins and hot dogs, taco dogs, cowdogs and cheerleaders, nights in shining armor with their princesses, and even a dog wearing a yarmulke.
Superdog and his friends were furry guests of honor at the 11th annual Paws for Parkinson’s walkathon. The event was the brainchild of Eileen Giannetti, the coordinator of the Nassau County Branch of the Parkinson’s Association, who was there with Julie Garofalo, the Suffolk county coordinator. Gianetti volunteers at the animal shelter in the Town of Hempstead and thought it would be a good idea to merge a dog walkathon with fundraising for Parkinson’s, and the event has grown over the years.
Every community has its share of the dark and unexplained; every region has its urban legends and spook stories spoken about in hushed whispers.
However, the Shadows of the Paranormal (SOP), a brave and intrepid group of spiritual sleuths, are casting light on Long Island’s darkest corners with a series of investigations and lectures on the subject of the macabre.
A day after the middle school shooting in Nevada, Nassau County announced a new panic alarm program which will allow each school in the county to connect directly to the Nassau County Police Department in case of an emergency.
“The schools in Nassau County are a safe place, and will remain a safe place,” said County Executive Ed Mangano at a press conference at Carle Place High School last Tuesday. “Our planning and communication has increased dramatically in the past few years, culminating in this very important two-way communicator, (which) is a very important step forward in protecting our students, teachers and administrators.”
The Historical Society of the Massapequas held their annual Apple Festival last week, and despite the grey skies and a cool breeze, local residents turned out in droves and to enjoy this fun and family-friendly event.
Held on the grounds of Old Grace Church on Merrick Road, the Festival is a combination of apples and apple products (such as pies and cider), as well as fresh produce, all from Long Island-based growers. In addition, attendees can peruse the charming wares offered by local craft vendors, take guided tours of the church and its grounds, and enjoy the delightfully whimsical sounds of the Banjo Rascals band.
Water-ready Massapequans will soon have a new trail to blaze as officials recently unveiled a draft plan for the proposed South Shore Blueway Trail — an 18 mile long kayak trail through the marshes and bays of Long Island’s south shore.
County Executive Ed Mangano was joined Oct. 21 state Department of State Office of Coastal, Local Government and Community Sustainability, South Shore Blueway Trail Committee, Going Coastal, Inc., and Cameron Engineering & Associates plans were revealed for a kayak trail stretching from Atlantic Beach in the west to the Massapequans in the east.
Cerro Wire Property
For nearly two decades residents and mall developer Taubman Centers have been fighting over Taubman’s plans to construct a luxury mall on the former Cerro Wire property bordering Robbins Lane and the Long Island Expressway in Syosset.
The site was once listed by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as a hazardous waste zone. It was removed from the list of Superfund sites in 1994 after a clean-up effort.
Taubman already owns a chunk of the land, and wants to build an upscale mall—the company’s first in New York. That would threaten Simon, which owns Walt Whitman Shops and Roosevelt Field Mall nearby. It would also threaten one of Simon’s partners in the Syosset project, Castagna Realty Co., which owns Americana Manhasset.
For the past three years, a place of unspeakable evil and horror has opened its doors in Massapequa for the Halloween season; however, it now faces possible banishment at the hands of forces beyond its control.
While the famed “Darkness Rising” charity haunted house, located on Brooklyn Avenue, has frightened and thrilled thousands, it currently faces an uncertain fate; the building that has housed it for the past three years soon faces demolition this coming spring according to attraction creator Frank Baird, a brokerage director and Massapequa resident for the past 33 years.
More than 500 people including firefighters, politicians and community members attended the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Garden city for its annual Badge of Courage Dinner.
This year’s honorees were two firefighters and one teacher. Joseph Mottola, firefighter and architect from Massapequa received the firefighter’s leadership award; Paul Napoli firefighter from Oceanside received the Francis X. Pendl Firefighters award; and Mineola resident and Great Neck School District Teacher Paul Ziring received the firefighter’s Humanitarian award.
It has been said that it’s not the dates, but the years between that count, and so it is with Massapequa born and bred John Herman Meyer; who leaves a heritage in which he had, and we have, good reason to be proud. Local ancestry dating back to 1866, when his grandparents emigrated from Germany and grandfather Henry farmed Floyd-Jones land south of Merrick Road - today’s John Burns Park. It was there that John’s father, John Hugo, his twin Henry and their brother Herman were reared to enter into the growth of this community. When the farm district, north on Hicksville Road was still flourishing in the 1930s and 40s, feeding and flowering the Massapequas and beyond, the Meyer boys with over 30 acres were there, too.
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