Huge crowds flock to Massapequa Turkey Trots


Communities all over Long Island stage late Novem­ber “Turkey Trot” runs, but only Massapequa can boast of two highly successful events – the Massapequa Park 5 Kilometer Turkey Trot at Brady Park on Sat., Nov. 18 and, five days later, the Massapequa 5K Turkey Trot at Burns Park on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23. Four hundred fifty-six runners and walkers were […]

Grace Episcopal Church hosts Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Fair


Grace Episcopal Church in Massapequa held its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Sun., Dec. 3. The event included a holiday boutique featuring homemade jams, gift items and Christmas decorations. There was hot chocolate, apple cider cookies and more, as well as a chance for the kiddies to visit with Santa Claus. Outside, folks gathered around a fire to make S’mores. […]

Your Library News

Massapequa, 523 Central Ave.516-798-4607Massapequa Park, 40 Harbor La.516-799-0770https://www.massapequalibrary.org/ • Comedy Night: Thursday, December 14, 7 p.m. Join neighbors and friends for a side-splitting evening of fun and laughter as some of New York’s top comics take the stage at the Massapequa Public Library Auditorium. Gary Smith’s N.Y. Entertainment Club presents a stellar lineup featuring comedians Tugboat Manny, Evan Weiss, Donna […]

Give yourself the gift of giving all year long


Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Those words are important at this time of the year when many focus on the privilege of giving to others and of serving our neighbors. But this should also be a time in which we try to instill within our­selves […]


PUBLIC COMMENTARY: How fast can a Christmas tree fire ruin your holiday? Very fast!


Although Christmas tree fires may not be common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be extremely serious and cause a lot of damage. Fires involv­ing fresh Christmas trees tend to be more common than artificial tree fires. That’s in part because fresh Christmas trees dry out over time, making them more flam­mable the longer they’re in the […]

Grace Episcopal Church Christmas Fair & Tree Lighting, 2023

Adrienne (Barone) Cox, longtime Massapequa resident, registered nurse, at 82

Adrienne (Barone) Cox, a longtime resident of Massapequa, died peacefully on November 22, 2023. She was 82 years old. She was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the daughter of Arsenio “Fred” and Josephine Barone of Massapequa Park. Adrienne’s family moved to Massapequa when she was a teenager. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Brunswick Hospital and later as a […]

Pets, Pets, Pets…

If dog shelters were able to give Santa their Christmas lists, requests for more pet adoptions would be at the top of the letters. Well, strategies to increase adoptions backed by research may be closer than the North Pole. Virginia Tech and Arizona State University researchers are working to help more shelter dogs experience this kind of love, safety, and […]

Your Calendar of Events

Meetings are subject to change without notice. Readers should check online or call to confirm if the meeting is being held and if in person or virtually. THURSDAY, December 14 • Town of Oyster Bay Zoning Board of Appeals: 7 p.m., Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay. Call 516-624-6200 with related questions. Live streaming […]