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Pep Rally for Reading

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BABYLON ANIMAL SHELTER 51 Lamar Street, West Babylon 631.643.9270

In his Huga Tuga Live Pep Rally for Reading presentation, Shandrowski took students through the process of creating characters, as well as writing and illustrating his book Huga Tuga and the

Seashell Mystery. During his visit, he really stressed to students the importance of the imagination and reading.

If you were faced with the responsibility for designing and building a home, would you consult a builder? Before piloting a plane, would you want to take flying lessons? Would you seek medical training before attempting heart surgery? If the answers seem obvious to you, consider this: Should your skills as a parent be learned only through “trial and error”? All the love we have for our children does not automatically make

us effective parents. Parenting, like any other skill, is something we learn, and learning “on the job” can be frustrating. As parents we become confused when, after constant repetition of the same theme, children still do not respond. “Active Parenting” is perhaps the most effective program ever offered in the “how to” of raising children. YES Community Counseling Center will be conducting an Active Parenting program for

parents of elementary school age children at our Massapequa office located at 75 Grand Avenue, beginning Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for six weeks. The cost of the program is $75 per family. If you are interested in attending please contact Kathleen Coletta at YES Community Counseling Center, at 516.799.3203. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration is now underway for the Town of Oyster Bay’s spring night softball men’s league hosted by the Town’s Department of Parks. According to Councilman Pinto, the Town of Oyster Bay’s men’s softball league is widely respected and offers players the thrill of competition and a great form of exercise. Not only is the league very well organized, but players will get to play on fields that many consider to be among the finest in the country. These night-time softball games offer friendly competition and a great recreational and social outlet for all

participants. The Men’s softball league generally plays Monday through Thursday, with games starting between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., in addition to the occasional Saturday game. Please be aware that game times and locations will vary throughout the season. Only teams with completed registration requirements will be given consideration. Any team looking to register must also submit insurance certificates (MAIL-IN ONLY) as proof of insurance, along with an endorsement of the policy. All fees and proof of insurance are due no later

than April 8th, 2016 and can be mailed to Town of Oyster Bay, Department of Parks, Attn: Donna Antetomaso, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, NY 11758. Teams interested can find more information regarding league and umpire fees, etc., by contacting the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department at 516.797.4125, ext. 2. Softball has always been an enjoyable pastime in the Town of Oyster Bay. Playing the sport is a rewarding experience and the Town is proud to offer this acclaimed program to its residents.

Photo courtesy of: Plainedge School District

Active Parenting Classes

FLUFFY - 5-140 TRAMP - 16-61 BINKY longhaired female female Rottie, sweet Himalayan tabby, longest cat 7 years-old; very female, 6 years-old; resident at shelter; sweet dog, deserves needs a one cat mingles with others a loving home home, or similar

CHRISTIE longhaired calico, rescued from trailer park being demolished

ALL ABOUT SPAY NEUTER 4209 Merrick Road, Massapequa • 516.799.CATS

ALICIA KIRA ROBERTA cute and playful sweet and playful beautiful calico who female kitten, likes tortie female kitten likes to talk to be held

SIMON handsome teddy bear type male

LITTLE SHELTER ADOPTION CENTER 33 Warner Road, Huntington • 631.368.8770

Softball Registration Underway CHECK 10 year-old male Yorkie; couch potato

KATRINA 5 year-old ShihTzu; sweet and loving

MINDY 7 year-old female Shar-Pei; likes other animals

PATCHES Chihuahua mix, about 8 years-old; full of love

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ALEXA 6 months-old; Annie’s sister, playful & curious

ANNIE 6 months-old; Alexa’s sister, gorgeous, friendly

LIAM 2 years-old, sweetest boy; affectionate

MIRANDA & LULU 7 year-old sisters; sweet & gentle, gorgeous eyes

TO HAVE YOUR SHELTER INCLUDED IN NEIGHBOR PET’S PLACE, CONTACT JAMIE LYNN RYAN AT 631.226.2636, EXTENSION 275, OR VIA E-MAIL AT: JLYNN@THENEIGHBORNEWSPAPERS.COM

NORTH MASSAPEQUA - SOUTH BAY’S NEIGHBOR NEWSPAPERS - WEDNESDAY MARCH 9, 2016 • www.southbaysneighbor.com

To kickoff the school’s annual Parents as Reading Partners program, Eastplain Elementary School in the Plainedge School District hosted imaginative author Joe Shandrowski.

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March 9, 2016 North Massapequa  

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