MHS Student In Biz Challenge


Massapequa High School junior Kristen Moldovan

Garden City’s Adelphi University has given high schoolers, who are aspiring business professionals, the chance to get an early taste of their potentially cut-throat futures.

The Adelphi Apprentice Challenge, mirrored after the Donald Trump-helmed television program The Apprentice, is a multi–high school competition that enables students to experience the rigors of real-life marketing specialists in a legitimate, boardroom-style environment. According to Brian Rothschild, Assistant Dean of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business and emcee for the event, it’s a great way for pupils with a business leaning to get their toes wet in the industry without the threat of being subjected to Trump’s infamous catchphrase: “You’re fired!” [Read more...]

Fish For Life


The Crawfish Baseball team
(Photos courtesy of Crawfish Baseball)

Three years ago, a premier baseball organization popped up in North Massapequa. Southshore Crawfish is an organization that specializes in recruiting athletes from across Long Island. For those aspiring baseball players that are dedicated to getting better and interested in playing college baseball, you’re in luck.

A genuine baseball organization that helps young players achieve the best of their ability, Southshore Crawfish gives their older players the right exposure to help them play at the collegiate level, a quality they hold with great pride. [Read more...]

Local Wins Ellen’s 12 Days Of Giveaways Contest


(Photo credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros)

On Monday, Dec. 15, the eighth day of Ellen DeGeneres’ 12 Days of Giveaways, 15 contest winners from markets across the country join “The Ellen DeGeneres Show!” Representing New York, Massapequa winner Catherine Day (third from right) attended with guest Jean Petter (far right). They won all of the 12 Days of Giveaways prizes and took a group picture with DeGeneres herself.



Holiday Charity Precautions

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs recently issued a Consumer Alert to prevent scammers from taking advantage of residents this holiday season.
Residents are encouraged to be cautious of charities that:

• Ask for donations over the phone.
• Use a name that is very similar to a well-known charity.
• Thank you for a donation you never made.
• Use high-pressure sales tactics or emotional pleas to get you to donate immediately. [Read more...]

Scary Santa

Michelle Petti-Saccone

Gianna meeting Santa for the first time. Not a happy camper…and Santa doesn’t look too happy either. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Petti-Saccone)

Holiday Fair


(Photo courtesy of Pebble Cifarelli)

Mrs. Patterson’s second grade class at McKenna Elementary School in Massapequa Park enjoy shopping for their family and friends at the school’s Holiday Fair.

LIHSA Students Perform In ‘Cracked’

April Lorenzi and Aleyna Spinelli, dancers from the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) and students from Massapequa, performed in the world premiere ballet, “Cracked,” last weekend. “Cracked” is a new and exciting take on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, presented through American Theater Dance Workshop and the Nomad Contemporary Ballet.

The show saw immense talent and creativity from Lorenzi and Spinelli as well as their many fellow dancers.


April Lorenzi


Aleyna Spinelli


Students Help Santa


(Photo courtesy of Catherine L. Ferrara)

Students in grades 5-8 helped out Santa over at Grace Day School in Massapequa last weekend. They donated their time to help younger students, in grades K-8 visit with Santa and pose for pictures. They assisted with setting-up props, backdrops, running power cords, handing out candy canes and even served pancakes at breakfast.

Some members of the volunteer group posed for a picture with Santa when all of their hard work was done.

Great job volunteers!

The Healing Power Of Music


Matthew Greene and Brandon Buesching displaying a Piano for Patients poster
(Photos courtesy of Brandon Buesching)

The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends, being thankful for food, warm clothing and a place to live—things some people take for granted. It is also a time to give back to others.

Established in 2011 by Long Island native Nikki Egna, Piano for Patients was started so that students could exercise their musical passions while giving back to the community. Brandon Buesching is the founder of the Massapequa chapter, as well as the Massapequa location leader. [Read more...]

Student Art Show At Massapequa Perk


Pictured by their artwork is a group of Birch Lane students.

Students from Birch Lane and Fairfield elementary schools currently have their artwork on display at Massapequa Perk, located at 117 Front St., Massapequa Park. The opening for this exhibit was held on Dec. 10, and artwork from grades 1-6 will be available for viewing until Dec. 19.

This is an annual exhibit put together by Massapequa School District art teachers Melinda Wolfe and Dorothy Veltre in collaboration with Massapequa Perk.