Farmingdale State Hosts LI 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
A Long Island 9/11 Memorial Ceremony was held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at Roosevelt Hall in the Little Theatre on the campus of Farmingdale State University of New York.
Farmingdale Administrators Appointed for the 2006/07
The Farmingdale School District is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Mr. Joseph Valentine as Albany Avenue School principal and Mrs. Patricia O'Regan as assistant principal of Woodward Parkway School. They are filling the positions of former administrators who have left or retired.
PAL-NFL Flag Football
The Lady Chiefs and Lady Vikings kicked off the season with a bang. The speedy Lady Vikings struck first and scored a touchdown on their very first drive. With the Lady Chiefs trailing, on a double reverse, Katie handed the ball off to Tina who ran the ball the length of the field for the Lady Chiefs first touchdown. On the next couple of drives, speedy Katie and Danielle, each ran for touchdowns to put the Lady Chiefs in the lead. Jessica then ran the ball in to score two extra points for the Lady Chiefs. The Lady Vikings answered back with a long touchdown run of their own. Deanna then caught a short pass and ran over the goal line to give the Lady Chiefs 28 points. Niamh also played well on both defense and offense, making some good catches and running hard to put good pressure on the Lady Vikings. The Lady Vikings then answered back with two touchdowns of their own to make the score 28-27. On the last play of the game, with no time remaining, Lady Viking Danielle, all but broke way with what would have been the game winning touchdown, but she was stopped midfield with a game saving flag pull by Lady Chief Danielle. The Lady Chiefs played solid defense as a team with a big interception by Deanna.
Over the Hill Gang Softball Report
This year the OTHG's annual fundraiser was for the benefit of Friends4Jillain which took place on Aug. 18 at Allen Park. This event turned out to be the most successful fundraising event ever for the OTHG organization, which would not have been possible without the tireless, unselfish efforts of many. The league would like to recognize these people along with those businesses and families that donated to this very worthy cause. On the fundraising committee were Maureen Bifulco, Joann Deturris, Jeanne Gatto, Jayne DeSimone, Christian Restani, Klavdia Krieg, Jeanne Williams, Maria Ball and Joe Traina. Those making donations were American Legion Post 449, Granny O'Sheas, Morgan B's, Little Lounge, The Inn on Main, Last Call, Changing Times, Anna Bellas Rest., Long Island Athletics, Runner's Edge, Stuff-a-Bagel, F'dale Lanes, Ruland Deli, Alex's Barber Shop, Party Extravaganza, Adventure Cycles & Sport, Guimenta Family, Island Pulmonary & Assoc., Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, Tallulah's Biscuits & Baskets, Stew Leonards, Staples, Sign FX, Joe Traina and Joe Reilly. Also helping out during the night was the Refreshment Committee of Billy "Kats" Moyer, Martin Deturris, George Checkers, AnnMarie and Thomas Draghi. "Chief" Ed Butler, pitcher Joe Fanning and Frank Horoszewski as the banker were those who worked the always-entertaining Home Run Derby, won again for the third time by Moby's Paul Nardone. Those earning specific mention for their contributions are Allen Park manager Mike Ruff as he saved the night by arranging to pick up the AWOL Show Mobile, also Ruff and his crew for helping out with setting up. Also Jennifer Crow with her beautiful voice, who returned again for the singing of the national anthem and God Bless America, was accompanied by Jay on the organ. Special mention goes to Fundraiser chairman and the evening's host/MC Ed Schillitto. A special thanks goes out to TOB Councilwoman Elizabeth A. Faughnan who graciously took part in the ceremonies and became an instant friend of OTHG and Farmingdale Village Mayoral Candidate John Gary who set the HR Derby odds and handled the wages. The night began with the Imus Show's Stacy Burgess reading a short story of Baby Jillian's illness and her progress followed by the arrival of American Legion Post 499's Color Guard who were joined on the field by the players and Jillain's family for the national anthem. Good weather and a generous public graced the entire evening. Thanks so much to all; without you this night would not of been possible.
Please Lend a Hand to Bicycle Path
From the Desk of Mayor George J. Graf