Dave Gil de Rubio

In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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Paying It Forward With Friends & Angels

How a Farmingdale teacher gives back to kids with cancer Tracy Vicere is a survivor. What else would you call someone who beat both Hodgkin’s Disease Stage 3A and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 1A at the age...

Where Fine Art And Music Meet

Museum and philharmonic enter cultural partnership Massapequa Philharmonic music director David Bernard is of the firm belief that his organization is a leader in contributing to the cultural fabric of Long Island. So when the pandemic...

Year In Review 2020: PPE

PPE. Prior to COVID-19, this shorthand for personal protective equipment was merely an acronym whose meaning was mostly known only to medical workers. But once the pandemic hit, its scarcity in hospitals, nursing homes, myriad...

Last Minute Musical Gifts

With the pandemic causing the world to lay low for the time being, music continues to be the gift that keeps on giving during the holiday season. Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The...

Memories Of A Misspent Youth

Massapequa columnist releases publishing debut The English novelist Graham Greene once said, “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” For Anton Media Group columnist Paul DiScalfani, that...

Sobriety’s Pied Piper

Ricky Byrd’s quest to use rock and roll to help people in recovery Sept. 25, 1987 is a momentous date in Ricky Byrd’s history. It marks the first day of his drug and alcohol recovery journey—a...

Preaching The Gospel Of Theater

Broadway and Beyond TV highlights importance of the arts Theater can be a life-changing experience. It’s a message that producer Catherine Schreiber embraces with every fiber of her being. As someone who has been nominated for...

Bringing Bigfoot To The Masses

Man versus nature at center of new Max Brooks novel Bigfoot. Say the name and the reaction you get will range from outright derision with the word hoax being liberally thrown around to people who honestly...

Two Great Tastes That Go Together

Stony Hill release finds G.E. Smith teaming with Philly soul legend If you ask G.E. Smith to describe himself as a musician, he humbly answers, “I’m a bar band guy.” And while there’s truth to this...

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Book Review: Christopher Caldwell’s The Age of Entitlement

“Optimism is cowardice.” So claimed Oswald Spengler on the final pages of his 1931 polemic, Man and Technics. With the publication of Christopher Caldwell’s...

Long Island Can Be Made Tough

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Family Movie Nights And Concerts At Nassau County Parks

Nassau County presents free family movie nights and concert events after dusk this summer at county parks. Click here for the 2017 Eisenhower Park Free Summer...

Peruvian Cuisine Is A Delectable Treasure Trove

Peruvian food is a study in juxtaposition. Robust, coal-fired meat and potato offerings stand alongside more delicate dishes dealing in cold temperatures and acidic...
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