Alert Postal Carrier Helps Save Choking Victim
Farmingdale Carrier Bill Filiberto had just finished delivering one of the loops on his route on Feb. 17 and was doing a turnaround on another route to get to his next loop. As he did so, he saw a woman on her front lawn on all fours. He was unsure exactly what was happening.
Farmingdale Schools Host Gang Seminar
Following the lead of the Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale (CCAF) - which hosted a gang seminar at its Jan. 22 meeting in response to a recent rise in gang presence in the area - the school district, in association with Project COPE, hosted a similar meeting at its March 8 board meeting to further educate the community and raise awareness on gang involvement prevention.
Vytra Health Plans to Sponsor Long Island Running Grand Prix
Vytra Health Plans and Long Island Track & Field have announced that Vytra will be the title sponsor of the 2004 Vytra Long Island Grand Prix of road races, a 21 race series that includes virtually every significant road race on Long Island. The announcement was made at the annual Long Island Track & Field Awards Brunch held at SUNY Stony Brook on Feb. 22.
St. Pius X Defeats St. Kilian Sixth Grade Boys
It was a beautiful, spring-like day on Sunday, Feb. 29, when Tom Cinelli's sixth grade St. Kilian's boys basketball team welcomed the undefeated St. Pius X team to their Farmingdale home court, with the division championship on the line. The St. Kilian team, still frazzled and undermined by the prior week's decision by CYO to remove the boys from playoff contention, came out flat in the first quarter, allowing the St. Pius X team to build a 17 to 5 lead. As the second quarter began, Coach Cinelli was able to rally his young players, who met the challenge of the strong St. Pius X team. For the first time in the last three games, the St. Kilian team began to exhibit the tenacious defense and accurate shooting which has been their trademark for most of the season. Although the St. Kilian team managed to outplay the powerhouse St. Pius X team over the final three quarters, as the final buzzer sounded, St. Pius X (12-0) defeated the St. Kilian (10-2) team by a score of 44 to 34.