On Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m., the Massapequa Park Library at 40 Harbor Lane will have the Massapequa Park Movie Man John Carpenter present as his last Classic Film Program until March another one of his rare screen gems from out of his 3,000-plus film collection. He has planned to bow out with a bang for all residents as far west as Queens County that have regularly packed his educational and entertaining Saturday smile fests. In the college football all-star musical superstar-filled classic, Judy Garland will again show why in her very first feature how the little young girl with the tremendous vocal talent stole the show from such favorites as Jack Haley, Tony Martin, Patsy Kelly, Stewart Erwin and even that comedy-tuned trio, the Yacht Club Boys.
On Saturday, Dec. 5, local residents participated in a Drug Free Awareness Walk to demonstrate their resoluteness to ending the drug problem in not only the Massapequa’s, but in all of Long Island.
The weather failed to cooperate, but neither rain nor hail could stop the Massapequa community from coming together last Saturday to take a stand against substance abuse.
Democratic incumbent Legislator Dave Mejias conceded to Republican contender Belesi on Monday, Nov. 30, and Belesi will take his seat in the County Legislature in January.
In 1989, Scott “Bubba” Pollack was born without arms and with malformed legs, but he worked with what he had, learning to do everything, including eating, typing, writing and playing basketball with his feet. His parents, Scott and Madeline, who are residents of Massapequa, formed the Bubba Fund to memorialize his courage and to help others with physical disabilities lead rewarding lives.
As reported in a recent issue of the Massapequan Observer construction work began in the Massapequa Preserve. Upon completion, the drainage ponds will be dredged to clear debris and the water reeds and other marine growth. The water flow in the creek will be increased. In addition, the installation of filtration tanks installed at 15 roadside catch basins where storm water has been funneled to the drainage ponds in the preserve will now be collected. Debris and toxic wastes from the streets and other material harmful to shellfish in the bay as well as fish and waterfowl in the Massapequa Lake and the former Brooklyn Water Works Reservoir at the Brady Park. The filtration tanks have cast iron covers and will be maintained by the Nassau County Highway Department. Underground piping connecting a pumping system from Linden Street south to Merrick Road has been completed and approximately 3,500 feet of the bicycle/hiking path has been repaved. The project is scheduled to be completed by July 2010.
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