Families are working together to take a bite out of food allergies.
Christine Restaino, along with her family and friends, is participating in the FARE Walk for Food Allergy, an event that brings together thousands of Americans looking to raise money to find a cure for food allergies. Presented by Food Allergy Research & Education, walks occur throughout the year across the country, with the Long Island walk happening October 13 at Eisenhower Park.
It is not every day that you hear an inspirational story that rings true of the American dream. Massapequa contractor Pat McCusker of E.P. McCusker Home Improvements shares how growing up on a farm in Ireland helped him become the man he is today.
“I grew up on a farm in Ireland in a very rural area, farming seven days a week,” said the Irish born McCusker. “I grew up with the old school work mentality. I even hand milked the cows before I went to school.”
The great American road trip.
For travelers living with the constant tug of wanderlust pulling on their hearts, it is a rite of passage. For countless office workers stuck stationary in confining cubicles, it is a dreary-eyed daydream. And for meandering twentysomethings, it is a grand plan designed to stave off adult responsibilities for just a little while longer.
But for native Massapequan author Tara Cox, the great American road trip served as an inspiration to explore an iconic symbol of this country’s free spirit; a reflective symbol of freedom chronicled in her book, Airstream: The Silver RV.
Ask anyone in Massapequa where to go for great food and some good, clean, fun and nine times out of ten you’ll likely to hear, “The Good Life.”
According to co-owner Pete Mangouranes, The Good Life, located at 1039 Park Boulevard since May of 2010, is a great old-fashioned establishment to eat, drink, and be merry.
More than 100 people including local politicians attended Adopt-a-Battalion’s first annual Support our Troops Dinner held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Massapequa Park last week.
The brainchild of Jack and Pat Parker, whose son was a marine stationed in Iraq at the time, Adopt-a-Battalion is a 100-percent volunteer-based organization started in 2004.
As summer draws to a close, so does yet another season of the Massapequa Library’s Teen Summer Reading Club; however, it ended on a high note, as this year was the program’s most successful yet.
Young Adult Services librarian Peter Cirona, who has run the program for the past eleven years, originally had 70 pre-registrants when the club kicked off in late June; he had hoped have 100 members when the season came to a close on August 17.
It seems with each week comes a new fat-packed, deep-fried, fast-food offering from one of the many chains lining busy roads across Long Island. And every time an advertisement for one of these purveyors of preservatives flashes across the television screen, it seems to signal the need for a shift in eating habits.
In the spirit of providing healthier options for eaters, and helping people in general, Liana Werner-Gray is using a Massapequa platform to guide humanity away from a lifestyle of expanding waistlines and deteriorating health.
There will be a celebration in honor of the tercentennial passing of a pirate! Yo ho ho, say I, for he was Massapequa’s own! “From distant land to this wild waste he came,” the epitaph (written by Major Thomas Jones for himself) goes on to read “this seat he chose and here he fixed his name.”
T’was around 1665 in Ireland that Thomas entered into life. ‘Tho facts of his youth are vague, he grew to swashbuckling fame o’er land and sea, and stepped onto Long Island’s shores in the last of the 17th century. The journey proved to be most rewarding and with bountiful verve Thomas became betrothed to Freelove Townsend, the daughter of his wealthy Rhode Island maritime trading partner who had recently “bargained” with Massapequa’s Native Americans for their land. The time was right for Thomas to parlay previous “profiteering” into the life of a country gentleman.
Massapequans turned out in droves at the Bar Harbour Library for a special event last week to give a special gift to the community — the gift of life.
The Library hosted the New York Blood Center in one of its many blood drive efforts, and according to Dionis Xhindolli, donor specialist and the gentleman running Tuesday’s event, Massapequa is always a great spot to harvest the good red stuff.
“We hold blood drives here at least three or four times a year,” he said.
Close to 100 people gathered at Studio 5404 for the opening exhibit of “A Brush with Sandy,” the brainstorm of artist and owner Lori Horowitz.
“Massapequa was hit very hard after Hurricane Sandy so we decided that we wanted some good to come out of the bad so we to put together a show of art that was inspired by Sandy,” she said. “We are trying to raise funds and donate the profits for Sandy relief.”
Studio 5404 played a big part during the Sandy devastation, as it was shelter for displaced elderly homeowners with a dog who had no place to call home for several weeks.
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