December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights

This Friday marks the first day of Chanukah, an eight-day holiday that celebrates the miraculous victory of the Jews, led by the Maccabees, against Greek persecution and religious oppression. More...

The lights shine in Massapequa Park as community kicks off the holiday season

On November 28, hundreds of people gathered along Park Boulevard for the annual Massapequa Park Christmas tree and Menorah lighting celebration, the traditional and official kick-off for the holidays in the Village. More...

Kiwanis helps Midshore Mothers Center

The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa is helping the Midshore Mothers Center relocate to their new home at the Crossroads Church of Long Island, located at 610 Carmans Rd. in Farmingdale, formerly the Farmingdale Baptist Church. More...

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Dalers Senior Carmine Demieri returns kickoff to midfield during the Nassau County Section VIII Finals held at Hofstra November 20. More...

OysterBay Town offers winter brochure

Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Joe Muscarella stated, “The Town has prepared an informative brochure that explains snow removal procedures, offers some very important safety tips and lists things residents can do to help in the overall process. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

“Veronica”, a young, extremely friendly Beagle stayed in an outdoor kennel with 2 other dogs at a West Virginia shelter, a small facility run by a few dedicated souls trying to do the impossible. More...

Library

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Events & Calendar

Post CALENDAR

The following is a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week. Readers should know that meetings are subject to change without notice. THURSDAY, December 10 •Amityville Bd. of Ed. More...

Congregation Beth El celebrates Chanukah spectacular

Congregation Beth-El of Massapequa will hold its 19th annual Chanukah Spectacular, Sun., Dec. 13 beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the Temple, 99 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa. More...

Bird Walk to take place Dec. 13

Join the South Shore Audubon Society Bird Walk on Sun., Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon in Point Lookout Town Park and Lido Beach Passive Nature Area. The bird walk is free of charge. More...

Winter storm arrives

More than two feet of snow in our area

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Winter storm arrives

More than two feet of snow in our area

The Blizzard of December ’09 dumped more than 20-inches of snow on Long Island, putting a screeching halt to holiday shopping. In towns and villages, the plows were out and workers tried to keep ahead of Mother Nature, without much success. More...

Local athletes honored

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Marty Schimmele of Massapequa and Greg Karl and Ruth Maller of Massapequa Park, were each presented with awards at the annual Awards Night of the Greater Long Island Running Club, held in the Auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library on More...

New MPK Memorial honors veterans and Gold Star Mothers

The newest war memorial in Massapequa Park Village honors not only local soldiers who lost their lives at wartime – but also their moms. More...

Massapequa suing Levittown for cost of services provided to "out of district" students

TheMassapequa School District is preparing a lawsuit against the Levittown School District to recoup partial payments for Massapequa’s special education students who were provided services in Levittown. More...

St. William the Abbot School attends Nature's Classroom

In September 2009, the 6th grade class at St. William the Abbot School in Seaford attended Nature’s Classroom. More...

Massapequan named MVP in Supervisor’s Cup

Hofstra University played an exhibition baseball game against the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) for the Supervisor’s Cup at John Burns Park in October. An exciting game ended with a win for Hofstra, 7-4. More...

Christmas services offered

The Church of the Nazarene of Massapequa Park invites the community to its Christmas celebration service, Sun., Dec. 20, 10:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The church will also hold a Christmas Eve service, Thurs., Dec. 24, 7 p.m. More...

 

People/Social

LI Paintballers take 1st place in National Tournament

Arena Wired –the House team of Paintball Arena in West Babylon – took first place in the US Paintball League tournament in Virginia on Aug. 30. The team shot past more than 20 teams to take the top spot in Division III. More...

Massapequa Park’s East Lake School held its Fall Harvest Fair

Massapequa Park’s East Lake School held its Fall Harvest Fair on Oct. 8 on the school grounds. On sale were colorful mum plants, autumn decor, baked goods, and the candied apples were a big hit. More...

Katie Connaughton Magee to wed Brian Michael Bouterse

Pat and Mickey Magee of Carolina Pines, New Bern, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter Katie Connaughton Magee to Brian Michael Bouterse of Raleigh, North Carolina. More...

Obituaries

Mary Grace Halligan, Massapequa Park resident, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Mary Grace Halligan had a favorite name for everyone. She called them “pal.” But it was more than just a passing phrase to her. Mrs. Halligan believed in friendship and in treating everyone as if they were special, said her son James. More...

Opinion

Nassau County is a vision of things to come

Therumblings from Democratic quarters in Mineola are that the outgoing Democratic majority got the message in November’s election and is considering repealing the very unpopular home energy tax. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Nassau County taxpayers can't afford to pay higher salaries to County employees

Dear Editor: More...

Poll

Should President Barack Obama grant amnesty to illegal immigrants through a Presidential executive order?