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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Rock & Roll Redemption

Byrds founding member sets record straight with new memoir On the back of Chris Hillman’s new memoir Time Between: My Life As a Byrd, Burrito Brothers, and Beyond, the septuagenarian’s late friend Tom Petty is quoted...

Taking Flight With Chris Hillman’s Favorite Songs

If Gram Parsons is considered by many to be the patron saint of Americana, the argument can be made that former bandmate Chris Hillman is a solid cornerstone of the genre. While the California native...

Flag Football Field General

Local quarterback to play in international tournaments When Brian Alfieri steps onto the field as the starting quarterback for the U.S. Men’s Flag National Team in Spain this Oct. 6, it’ll be the culmination of...

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...

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When I was dragged to the supermarket as a kid, there were only two things that I looked forward to as a reward for...

Nurse Samaritans Of The Month

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Samaritan of the Month for September was Raphael Dimayuga, RN, a clinical nurse in the hospital’s medical intensive care...

Urbanspace Launches Union Square Holiday Market

Urbanspace and the Union Square Partnership are delighted to welcome back over 150 small businesses to the new and improved Union Square Holiday Market. Now in its...

The Perfect Bridal Party Member

After the bride says “yes,” she and her new groom-to-be get to ask another party a special question: Will you be my Maid of...

Melissa Etheridge: All About Soul

Staying true to oneself is a goal everyone should reach for. It’s a lesson that Melissa Etheridge has embraced right up through the release...
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