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Stay Safe In The Summer Sun

With summer in full swing we can breathe a sigh of relief that the polar vortex is finally behind us. As we load up our car and head to the beach we have to keep in mind that there are still hazards out there so we still need to be vigilant. Lyme Disease The beauty of summer is cooking outside and having seaside picnics … [Read More...]

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Language Students Honored

Recent Massapequa High School graduates Casey Devenish and Michelle Geyer were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Morris and Eve Brown Foundation in recognition of their excellent foreign language skills and for planning to major in a language in college. Devenish will attend Marist College to study French Education … [Read More...]

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Claws Come Out In Cat Closure

*Editor's Note: Supervisor John Venditto's spokesperson sent a statement via email to the Massapequa Observer's editor after the story was posted to this website. The statement and background info has been added to the story below. A Massapequa-based organization aiming to spay/neuter feral cats and facilitate pet … [Read More...]

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Officials Name Smoking Spots

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker recently announced the unanimous passage of a resolution to accept the donation of "No Smoking" signage from the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island to place in Nassau County Parks. In recognition of the difficulties that smokers face with breaking the smoking habit, … [Read More...]

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Scout Grabs Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Melanie Sheehan, a senior at Massapequa High School, for earning the Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys … [Read More...]

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New Massapequa Care Center

Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. (center) recently joined Legislator Michael Venditto to celebrate the grand opening of Premier Care located in Massapequa. Town Clerk Altadonna, on behalf of the entire Town Board, commended Premiere Care for committing themselves to grow and succeed in today’s competitive business climate and … [Read More...]

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To The Moon And Back

Former NASA Apollo astronaut Fred Haise, at left, is shaking hands with Ernie Finamore, 88, of Massapequa Park, at a Summer of ‘69 Celebration Event held at the Long Island Cradle of Aviation Museum, on the 45th Anniversary of NASA Apollo 11 LEM landing on the moon July 20, 1969. Finamore, was a QCQuality Control inspector … [Read More...]

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Women Run Down Awards

Women runners from the Massapequas were out in force for on July 12 for the 31st annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run, and several of them went home with awards. Top local finisher was Victoria Kornieva of Massapequa Park, who finished in 19 minutes, 12 seconds, good for ninth place overall and … [Read More...]

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Nominate A Senior Citizen

The Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) is accepting nominations for "Savvy Senior Citizens" through Sunday, August 31. "Long Island is made up of so many wonderful seniors who have not only made but continue to make tremendous impact within our communities," said Kevin Lawrence, AGES Chairman. "Each … [Read More...]

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Art Therapy On Display

Art has proved therapeutic for one Massapequa Park resident. Katie, a member of the Old Bethpage-based Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), displayed her work at a recent art exhibit. FREE, a not-for-profit agency that supports more than 3,500 individuals with different abilities on Long Island, … [Read More...]

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