Life-altering realizations are not always manifested in blaring sirens from the mountaintop—sometimes they are heralded in hushed whispers over a period of years.
Massapequa Park native Peter Folan’s decision to fully embrace a life in the priesthood was one such realization. There was no lightning bolt through window, no bright light in a tunnel; instead, he merely reflected on his years immersed in religious studies asking one simple question.
So, what would you do if you suddenly woke up a million smackers richer?
Herb Mazzola of Massapequa Park could certainly tell you what he’d do.
Winner of the $1 million second prize in the May 15 New York State Lottery Powerball drawing, Mazzola, 68, collected his winnings Friday morning at a press conference along with five other lucky winners who, at one point or another, all said “why not?” and dropped a buck or two on a long shot.
The Village of Massapequa Park is under new leadership.
The board of trustees unanimously elected former deputy mayor Jeffrey T. Pravato as the Village’s new mayor at Village Hall Monday, officially replacing longtime Massapequa Park leader James Altadonna.
Pravato said growing up in Massapequa Park he learned to appreciate its small town feel, and he plans to nurture that atmosphere as he enters his term.
A mountainous bowl of ice cream dripping with toppings screams summertime and is alluring enough to freeze time for the eater, no matter the age.
The cold and creamy treat harkens back to easygoing childhood days when the most daunting task was deciding between marshmallow or hot fudge—a decision almost always decided in favor of both.
Tuesday, members of the Massapequa Women’s Club officially delivered precious relics of a bygone era to the Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour branch- approximately 40 albums filled with vintage photographs, text, and newspaper articles dating from 1924 to 2000, all documenting the activities of the Massapequa Women’s Club.
Discovered purely by chance being stored in a forgotten old basement, Mary Kuhlkin, Historian of the Women’s Club, said that she knew such a surprisingly well-preserved piece of history needed to be presented for all to see.
After 13 years presiding over Massapequa Park, James Altadonna stepped down as mayor last week and was appointed Oyster Bay Town Clerk.
Altadonna, who was elected to his seventh term in March, will be take over for Steve Labriola, who resigned in February. Altadonna’s name began to pop up in connection with the Town Clerk position in April, and he was nominated by Republicans to run for the job in late May.
After Massapequa catering hall Manor East closed suddenly following an unexpected eviction last week, New York Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and Butch Yamali of the Long Island Caterers Association came together to offer assistance to those whose weddings, proms and other events were upended.
“We’re here to protect the victims, protect our community and do everything possible to ensure that they don’t lose their big day,” said Saladino, who was joined by owners of the catering hall outside his Massapequa office.
Watch out, Massapequa...there’s a “Blizzard” coming through.
The famous frosted ice cream treat, along with a plethora of other tasty menu items, are now available to Long Island residents as of 10 a.m. on June 10, when popular fast-food chain Dairy Queen held their much-anticipated grand opening in Massapequa.
First debuting in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, Dairy Queen has since grown to more than 4,500 locations nationwide. However, this is its first Long Island-based location since the 1970’s; the chain has been absent from the island since then.
America’s pastime gets the local treatment as Town of Oyster Bay officials announced Massapequa’s John J. Burns Town Park will host a special baseball game between the U.S. Military All-Stars and the Long Island Force High School All-Star team on Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
The teams will play for the 2013 Supervisor’s Trophy and honor the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform to protect the country.
With the passage of time and the loss of friends and loved ones, the life of a senior can be lonely. Add a furry, four-legged companion, and the twilight years can be amongst the brightest.
At the Bristal Assisted Living Facility in Massapequa, residents are allowed to keep and care for companion animals. This enhances the quality of their lives, according to Janine Valentiner, director of business development.
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