WWE and the Dream Foundation

Our readers know how much my kids LOVE the WWE, and there is nothing like a heart warming story to share.

On Sunday night, in Roanoke, VA, WWE and the Dream Foundation teamed up so that a WWE fan battling lung cancer could have his dream fulfilled.  He was able to attend the show and meet with some of his favorite WWE Superstars and Divas.  An excerpt from the story is below and the full story is available here.

For one night, cancer was not on their mind, as WWE Superstars came in, one by one, to greet the Fulchers, and brighten their spirits. Kisses from WWE Diva Cameron, and a bear hug from Ryback made their situation the last thing on their minds. Just before showtime, the Fulcher’s favorite wrestler, Roman Reigns, stopped by to meet his biggest fan.

For the WWE Superstar, it’s a mo...

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New Panera Bread opening in Patchogue – WIN FREE COFFEE!!

We have a Panera Bread right in Massapequa, and I’ve not only enjoyed the impromptu blogger meeting with my laptop and a nice soup and sandwich, we’ve enjoyed the quick family dinner when we were shopping, and of course a nice lunch with my husband.  It is always great to hear about a new Panera Bread opening on the Island, and the opportunity for guests to win coffee and a tumbler, worth $20, is an added bonus!


With construction well underway at what will soon become Long Island’s 30th Panera Bread® bakery-café, those who live and work within easy access of Waverly Plaza in Patchogue can expect to be able to drop in for a grilled breakfast sandwich, seasonally fitting salad, broccoli cheddar soup served up in a bread bowl or one of Panera’s s...

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The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Do you remember “The Princess Bride”?  If you are in my generation, this was one of the favorites growing up. But not only is it one of my favorites, my kids will always stop and watch it when they see it on television.  I guess it is now a classic, which makes me old!  Well, I’d say it is a classic that my family surely enjoys, so when I found out that The Theatre at Westbury was hosting “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes”, presented by Live Nation, I knew I had to find out more and get tickets!


Hitting the road after the success of his New York Times best seller As You Wish, actor Cary Elwes, who played the heroic Westley in The Princess Bride, invites fans of the film to join him in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic movie...

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Got Kids? Wiggles and Peppa Pig in Westbury!

The Wiggles are coming to town! We’ve seen them before and my kids really enjoyed the show! I’d say if you have never taken your kids to see The Wiggles, you might want to give them a back to school surprise with tickets at The Theatre at Westbury in September!

Peppa Pig is ALSO coming to town!  My youngest son was (and still is, although he will not admit it in front of his big brothers) a HUGE fan of Peppa Pig.  I still chuckle when I think of Joseph singing the theme song and doing the snorts!  I’d really love to take him to see the live show in December… I wonder if the twins would want to go too?

The Wiggles
Friday, September 25 at 7pm
Tickets are $69.50, $29.50, $22.50

Click here for a coloring page for you to print out and your kids to enjoy!


Peppa Pig Live!
Sunday, December 13 ...

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Upcoming Shows at THE PARAMOUNT!

SUMMER IS HERE!  It is time for relaxing, regrouping and enjoying some down time!  What better way to enjoy the summer than to grab some friends and see some fun local entertainment!  There is more to summertime than entertainment for the kids – what about entertainment for us!  Here is the most up-to-date show listings for The Paramount in Huntington.

the paramount

Tues., June 16 @ 9 pm
Wed., June 17 @ 9 pm
Slayer (2 Nights!)
Ticket Prices: $45.50, $49.50, $69.50, $79.50 & $89.50

Thurs., June 18 @ 8 pm
Melissa Etheridge – This Is M.E. Solo
Ticket Prices: $50, $60, $75, $85 & $95

Fri., June 19 @ 7:30 pm
Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing Presents “Rockin’ Fights 19” Featuring – Cletus Seldin
Ticket Prices: $50, $60, $100, $150 & $200

Sun., June 21 @ 8 pm

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KIDS EAT FREE! Updated for 2015

Last year, we shared our KIDS EAT FREE guide on Massapequa Family. People really love this, especially if you have a bunch of kids, like we do! Because the restaurants update regularly, and because we have some new ones to add, we thought we’d update our KIDS EAT FREE GUIDE FOR 2015!

By the way, just be aware that in most cases, “kids eat free” promotions do not allow the use of a second coupon or deal at the same time.



Zim Zaris California Coastal Grill
Kids eat free on Sundays- one child can enjoy a free meal...

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Music Under the Stars 2015 and other FREE Local Summer Concerts!

UPDATED JUNE, 2015: The official announcement has come out.  Please see below for the complete schedule.

ORIGINALLY POSTED MAY 28, 2015: Just like last year, NO, the official announcement from the Town Of Oyster Bay has NOT come out yet…  but from my “Massapequa Family” sources, I do have some information about MUSIC UNDER THE STARS 2015 at John J Burns park.  I have also found some other great FREE concerts in our town (Brady Park, Marjorie Post Park, Tobay Beach) that I had to share with you also!  I am pretty excited about what is going on this summer, I HAD to share it with you all!  I am sure there will be tons of other great performances, and as soon as I hear about them, or as soon as the official announcement is made, I will certainly update!

2015 music under the stars

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Limoncello at Stop & Shop!

On Friday morning, as I was leafing through the Stop & Shop flyer before doing my grocery shopping, this photo caught my eye.


Although I enjoy the lemon flavor just like the next person, I usually do not go out of my way to purchase lemon flavored cookies and such.  But something about that photo really made me want to try those Meringue Cookies!  And yes, I had to have them!!!  Here’s more info about Stop&Shop‘s limited time originals:

Just in time for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, Stop & Shop is kicking off a refreshing new season with the launch of a sweet new flavor. On May 15, all Stop & Shop stores launched their exclusive line of Limoncello products, available for a limited-time only.

Limoncello is a flavor authentically derived from Italy...

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Win a GRILL this summer with Jarlsberg Cheese! #Recipes #giveaway

This time of year, we LOVE to cook outside on the grill.  And we are always thrilled when we find out about new things to make!  We love to share yummy recipes!  See below for The Jarlsberger and Jarlsberg® Grilled Fig Pizza.  And be sure to enter to win a professional grill!  WOOT!

Enter the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grilling Contest where you can win a professional grill every week this summer!

This spring and summer, it’s not just the temperatures that will be soaring.  Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, announces the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grilling ContestJarlsberg® Cheese is giving away a professional grill every week starting May 23, 2015  and running through August 31, 2015.

Since summer is the perfect time to e...

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High cholesterol and risk factors for heart disease #HighCholesterol

We do not take cardiovascular health lightly.
As you may recall, my husband has been dealing with some cardiological issues since last year. We’ve learned how important low cholesterol is, among many other things.

Do you have high cholesterol and are already on medication?
There is a NEW research study for people with high cholesterol that evaluates the PCSK9 inhibitor, Bococizumab, in reducing the occurrence of major cardiovascular events.

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