Community Summit Plans September 11 Monument
Heroes during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be forever remembered in Farmingdale with a monument soon to be built. It will stand four foot high by four feet wide and will be placed north of the entrance at the Farmingdale Library. The structure will feature an engraved New York City skyline including the Twin Towers. Words including "Farmingdale Remembers its Communities' Heroes," will be etched below the skyline. An artist's rendering of the monument will be unveiled during a Sept. 11 ceremony tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. at the library and the actual structure will be revealed at a later date.
Camp Helen Keller
Forty-nine blind and visually impaired children from both Nassau and Suffolk counties gathered at the SUNY Farmingdale campus July 8 through Aug. 16 to participate in Camp Helen Keller. Founded in 1953 by Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB), it is the only camp on Long Island dedicated to visually impaired children ages 5 - 15.
'Over the Hill Gang' Report
Once our weekly Friday night rainstorm ended, Mers and Singletons began the 7 p.m. opener. Some, thinking the game would be rained out, caused Singletons to begin the game with 8 1/2 players (Benny was on one good leg!) Oddly enough, after five innings Singletons led 6-4. Then in th e sixth inning Singletons 10th man shows up and is promptly greeted hello by Mers with nine quick runs. The ninth inning arrives with Singletons down by 10, 18-8, they respond with 10 runs to tie the game at 18 apiece. The heartbreak came in the bottom of the ninth when Mers scored all the way from first base on a sacrifice fly to win 19-18 ...whew ... an odd game from beginning to end. Hitting stars were (one-legged) Benny Alberto and Bob Davis with four hits and Paul Canalattos and Tommy (Tino ) Sorrentino with three hits each.
Columbus Lodge Nipped 19-18; Curran Hits 2-HRS
The Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge #2143's Anthony "the Big Sausage" Curran continued his assault on various Long Island softball leagues as he belted his 26th and 27th home runs of the season. "That is an incredibly high number of home runs," said power hitting outfielder Jeff Steinberg. The home runs added to Curran's Columbus Lodge single season home run record. The bitter/sweet day ended with a 19-18 loss to the Knights.
Combating Airport Crime
Senator Hannon Announces $3 Million for Newborn Hearing Screenings