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Editors Win National Awards

Two editors at Anton Community Newspapers recently were named award-winners in the 2014 National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Editorial Contest. This is the first time Anton has entered the contest. The judges of this nationwide competition, sponsored by the largest newspaper organization in the country, … [Read More...]

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Digging Deep For College

A Massapequa Park resident dug deep and is now receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Long Island Horticultural Society. At its June meeting, the Horticultural Society awarded two scholarships, of $1,000 each, to two deserving students majoring in horticulture at Farmingdale State University. Lucy Contreras, 25, of … [Read More...]

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Classic Story Comes To Town

Theater fans in Massapequa should get ready to experience a "tale as old as time" live on stage. The Children’s Summer Magical Music & More series, sponsored by the Cultural and Performing Arts (CAPA) Division of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services, is bringing Beauty & the … [Read More...]

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LIRR Strike Looms

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it … [Read More...]

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Give Them Shelter

Sebastian, a two year-old pit mix with chocolate and caramel fur, wags his tail and splashes inside a kiddie pool outside the Forgotten Friends of Long Island rescue center in Levittown. The energetic pup is looking for a home, just like the four other dogs housed at this location in the basement of the Animal Hospital at 4 … [Read More...]

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Seventy Years Of Love

On July 4, 1944, Don and Virginia Decker (neé Beck) found love during a time of war. Seventy years later, their love story continues in Massapequa, encompassing rough times in World War II, exciting career and travel opportunities, and an impressive extended family of 43 members. "We met in 1940 at a luncheonette called … [Read More...]

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Water Finds Its Level

Rain poured down outside as artists made waves inside a Massapequa art studio. Lori Horowitz, artist and owner of Studio 5404, hosted many locals at the opening night of the new exhibition running until July 6. "The show is called Making Waves and it is a water based summer show," she said. "We are showcasing nine … [Read More...]

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Athlete Continues Tradition

Playing for Massapequa isn’t always easy. One is expected to continue a winning tradition that has been in place for decades. This year, the football and the basketball teams came up just shy of the ultimate goal. Alex Cosenza, who was also a pivotal part of the basketball team, made sure the baseball team would not follow … [Read More...]

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Build Better Jewelry

There is something supremely satisfying about using one’s own hands to craft a fashion statement. Linda Rendina, long-time Massapequa resident, said that she’s always been a "crafty" person; she’s taught an ongoing crafts class at the Massapequa Public Library for many years now. To her, sharing her abilities with … [Read More...]

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Artist’s Vision Stares Back

The value of personal expression is perhaps most richly observed through the eyes of a young artist. Julia Maher, a Massapequan who enters into her senior year at Farmingdale High School this fall, has been putting color and shape to canvas for as long as she can remember. Coming from a family with deep artistic … [Read More...]

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