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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2014 Belmont Stakes Media Luncheon

As Bill Murray once famously stated in Caddyshack, it's a Cinderella story. West Coast thoroughbred California Chrome, whose dam (or mother) was purchased for a mere $8,000, is poised to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed pulled it off in 1978.

2014 PCLI Awards

At the 2014 Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) Awards, Anton Community Newspapers had a grand showing, racking up a total of 10 overall awards.

Time To Make The Donuts

Friday, June 6 is officially National Donut Day. So it’s no surprise, that companies associated with these trans-fat belly bombs are hitching their wagons to this event that’s a favorite for carb lovers everywhere.

Check It Out: May 7-13

May 10 & 11 NYC HAIM @ Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. 8 p.m. $25. 212-582-6600 www.terminal5nyc.com With their surname doubling as the group name, sisters Danielle, Alana and Este somehow managed to mix the disparate influence of Fleetwood Mac, Destiny’s Child and ’80s synth-pop

Broken Bells: Finding Dream Pop After The Disco

Two Great Tastes That Go Together

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: A New Soul Sensation

Going To Church At The Altar Of Muscle Shoals

Joan Osborne: Changing It Up Just A Bit With Love and Hate

With her rich vocals and knack for belting out R&B, be it her own material or the string of covers she’s done on recent albums, it’s also nice when Joan Osborne decides to change things up a bit. Such is the case with her eighth studio album.

Getting Lost In The Stacks At The Strand

For hip-hop fans, eight miles may bring to mind the stretch of street in Detroit’s Mile Road System. But for a generation of readers, it’s a direct reference to the amount of bookshelves Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George F. Will was alluding to in a ‘70s column he was writing about the Strand.



Welcome To Phase 4 Long Island

Congrats, Long Island, we made it to Phase 4. Just don’t get too excited about it.

Attention Parents: Let It Be Fun

Poor sportsmanship on the part of some parents is hard to ignore and can make it seem as if all parents are guilty. It...

‘The Masters’ To Celebrate Academic Achievement

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville announced a new academic recognition program called “The Masters.” This program will promote and celebrate academic achievement...

The History Of The International Auto Show

A New York Institution When the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) opens at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on March 25, it will be...

Back-To-School Planning For Returning Students

Could a mid- to late-career return to college make sense for you? It’s essential to evaluate whether this is a financially risky move. In...