Farmingdale Remembers Hosts 9/11 Ceremony
The Farmingdale Community Summit Council unveiled the Farmingdale Remembers 9/11 auxiliary monuments at the Farmingdale Public Library last week. The ceremony was attended by local residents and dignitaries, including Farmingdale Village officials Mayor George Graf and Trustees Joe Rachiele, Tom Langon and Ted Dorfmeister Sr.
Farmingdale Rotary Helps Give the 'Gift of Life'
On August 11, 2 1/2-year-old Robinson Rodriguez arrived at JFK. He came with his mom from the Dominican Republic to receive a life-saving heart operation at Schneider Children's Hospital. The operation was successful, Robinson made a swift recovery, and on Sept. 2 he was on his way home.
Over the Hill Softball Report
The annual Over The Hill year-end Tournament got underway this past week, opening up Tuesday with Hampton Air thumping Bar Boy with the game ending due to the run rule. The balance of the games was played Friday, starting with Synergy also run-ruling Moby 23-3. Synergy's bats and defense were working this night as they opened up with a convincing victory. Richie Dargie, Joe Lutz, Tommy Vanasco, Bobby Joyce, and Bruce Coonan each had three hit nights. Billy Fitzpatrick, Tall Mike Maier, and Al Devine also each had multiple hit games. Bruce Coonan set the tone as he came up in the first inning with two outs and kept Synergy's rally alive with a clutch two-out double and Bobby Joyce was consistent and steady on the mound, led the way for Synergy. Speaking of Bobby Joyce, no one is permitted to talk about who struck out swinging in Synergy's last at bat. After trailing the entire game, B&M Electric came alive in the ninth inning against Granny O'Sheas. Clutch hitting by Beno Reverberi, Joe Manning, Brian Tinney, Rich D'Amico, Tom "T" Ball and John Defalco accounted for five ninth inning runs. The biggest hit came off the bat of Defalco who drove in the tying and go-ahead runs. But Granny O'Shea's scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and that's how it ended because of time limitations. Earlier, there weren't many highlights to mention, other than the steady pitching of Kris Solberg who held down a tough Granny O'Shea's lineup. "T" Ball and Bob Schubert had three hits. Rich D'Amico, John Defalco, Pete Mendelson, Jerry Mazza and Brian Tinney had two hits each. B&M missed Tom Bailey in the lineup Friday night with Tom nursing a sore back. We look forward to getting him for the remainder of the playoffs. Changing Times put a scare into Mers as the game went down to the wire before Kevin Brosnan hit a two-run HR in the bottom of the eighth to nip CT. The 9:40 match up between Singletons and M&T started off slowly with the revamped M&T squad holding a 7-2 lead after 4 but over the next 4 innings Big Red's bats awoke and outscored M&T by an 18-1 margin to take a commanding 20-8 lead en route to a final score of 20-11. Bob Davis led the hitting stars on the night with 4 hits; with 3 hits apiece were Steve Buchter, Al Veneziano, Rich Smindak, Gary Saccaro Jack Howlett and Dennis Passaretti (including a HR). With two hits were Tom "Satch" Camarda, Tommy Sorrentino and Benny Alberto, who also had a long 3 run HR. Barco's bats were also working Friday as they overcame Bethpage PT 21-3. PT jumped out with two runs in the first but Barco's defense was solid, especially SS Terry McPartland and pitcher Gary Jambor, as Bethpage wasn't able to get back on the board till the eighth. Key to Barco's offense were Terry McPartland (3-3), Steve Schwind (3-3 3 RBIs), Bill White (4-4 2 RBIs) and Tom Burke (3-3 3 RBIs). Also coming up big were Dave Ringer (3 RBIs), Dave Saur (2 RBIs) and Bill Stack. The highlight of the game was the base running demonstration provided by Bullet Bob Diamond, who'll be giving a clinic before next week's game. Rumor has it took seven phone calls before Kevin M. was able to master making P&B sandwiches, is that true Lynn.
Calling All Howitt MS Students ... 'The Place' is Back
In 1999, Howitt Middle School won a grant to help create "The Place." At that time, it was offered to the seventh and eighth graders at the school. This multi-recreational evening activity offered members the opportunity to play team sports in the gym such as dodgeball, whifleball, soccer, basketball and other games. The cafeteria was also open to members at The Place to socialize with friends, to listen to music, dance and play board games. On some nights classrooms were converted into movie rooms to watch videos, debate a topic. Craft rooms were available to members to work on various projects. There were also special events planned; theme nights, talent show, and dances with a DJ.
From the Desk of Senator Charles Fuschillo
Brown vs. Board of Education - 50 Years Later