A local resident has reason to dream as she molds a second life as an artist.
With about 10 years as a homemaker in Massapequa Park in the bag, Lucille Fishstein took some classes at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills and suddenly found her self with two art exhibit appearances and one award for her work. But it did not happen overnight — about eight years ago she went to an art show in Heckscher Park and met Gina Mars, an instructor who would inspire her in the pursuit of creativity.
Adding a bit of Italian family tradition and taste to the Massapequa area, Leonardo’s Pizza and Restaurant held their grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 14, courtesy of the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and other assorted local dignitaries.
Denizens of the workaday office world and students at local schools often exalt over receiving days off — it’s a chance to relax and unwind.
But on this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some organizations used the day off to work on some charitable endeavors. One of those organizations, Rebuilding Together Long Island, has made its presence felt locally in Massapequa; rebuilding houses, wheelchair ramps and many other projects that seem to slip through the cracks of government assistance.
The 21-year-old grew up like any other local girl; she was sweet, sensitive, full of energy and loved reading and crafts. She was also very involved in athletics, playing three varsity sports during her four years in high school. She even dreamed of playing ice hockey in college.
However, life had a different plan for her. At age 17, Wade was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after enduring painful symptons for two years and seeing a number of different doctors.
Pain. From a stubbed toe to a broken bone, we’ve all had to deal with pain in one form or another. But most of the time, it’s a temporary state; the pain eventually goes away, and you’re free to return to your daily grind unencumbered by its distractions.
But for a significant segment of the population, persistent chronic pain from an injury or other malady is an everyday fact of life. Many people continue to suffer under its yolk, but needlessly so; there is help out there.At the Bar Harbour branch of the Massapequa Public Library, the North American Partners in Pain Management (NAPPM) recently held a public seminar and Q&A session; the purpose of which was to inform attendees about the ins and outs of chronic pain and how to properly advocate for themselves when it comes to seeking appropriate medical help for their conditions, according to NAPPM’s Mary Milano Carter.
Long popularized in films as played by lovable boxcar-traveling hobos or lonely prison convicts killing time until morning chow, the harmonica has been an enduring part of American culture for countless decades; pretty much anyone everyone is familiar with this famous air-powered instrument.
The Long Island Harmonica Club (LIHC), situated out of the Bar Harbour branch of the Massapequa Public Library, seeks to preserve that proud and enjoyable tradition for generations to come.
After a Massapequa man was accused of being the mastermind behind a social security scam that bilked taxpayers out of more than $400 million since 1988, his lawyer denied the allegations and vowed to clear his client’s name
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office named Massapequan Raymond Lavallee, 83, and three other Long Islanders, as the four principal defendants among 106 individuals indicted in a massive fraud scheme against the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits program.
After enduring harsh barbs from some of her neighbors on N. Maple Street in North Massapequa, Annette Genco is still fighting to turn her childhood home into a day care center.
Currently living in Long Beach, Genco has poured thousands of dollars into an effort to repair and renovate the house, which she said was in major disrepair. And while most neighbors appreciate her efforts, she said a vocal few have turned her day care dream into a nightmare.
Sen. Charles Fuschillo, a Republican state senator representing parts of the Massapequas since 1998, announced that as of Jan. 1 he is leaving office to run the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
“This was a hard and bittersweet decision to reach,” said Fuschillo. “The almost 16 years I have spent serving the residents of the 8th Senate District were some of the most rewarding and enjoyable of my life.”
It has been more than a year since Hurricane Sandy left her none-too-subtle mark upon the east coast, and many people have since put it behind them and moved on; however, for a surprising number of local residents, there is a painful, constant daily reminder of what the Superstorm took from them.
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