A Sight for Sore Eyes
Francis Gabreski remembers a time when the entire nation was devoted to winning a war. As a young man in the Air Force during WWII, he depended on the fighter planes being built in America to protect him overseas. He is the nation's highest ranking living ace, who won a majority of his aerial victories in the P-47 Thunderbolt, a plane built at Republic Airport that has now returned for its newly opened American Airpower Museum. The museum opened its hangar doors to the public last week and will feature several fighting beauties that secured many young fighters through European skies.
Benefit for Flood Victims
Music has been known to bring people together in times of great happiness and sadness as well. Jeffrey James, a member of the United Methodist Church of Farmingdale is putting together a benefit concert at the church to help flood victims of Mozambique, a southeast African country distraught after water ripped through homes and destroyed communities. His hopes are to raise enough money to bring some devastated families back to their feet.
Over The Hill Gang Report
Backed by strong pitching and hitting by Bill "The Banker" Johnson, Changing Times, as a team, played it best game of the season to defeat a good tenacious Darien Team, 18-12.
Bullets Continue Their Success
The PAL Farmingdale fifth and sixth grade Division I Girls Team, the Bullets, extended their unbeaten record to 4-0 as they defeated Floral Park 13-3. The Bullets went into the game knowing they would have to control the flow of the game since they were missing both their first and second string goalies. They went to one of their key defensive players, Erica Masci, to fill in at goalie. Erica rose to the occasion with 9 saves in her debut in the goal.
The Law of Unintended Consequences at Work