Stories That Made Headlines in 2006
The following is a list of top stories, compiled by the editor, which occurred throughout 2006. The stories are in the order of which they appeared in the paper. Full stories can be obtained by logging onto www.antonnews.com and clicking on the Farmingdale Observer archives.
Farmingdale Athletes Score in Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run
Thanks to the kindness of Mother Nature in providing Long Island with a great stretch of December weather, the 19th annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run, held on the roads of Bethpage on Dec. 16, was a tremendous success. There were 1,184 finishers in the 5K Run and more than 50 youngsters in the 1/4 Mile Fun Run that preceded the main event. The net result is that several local charities, including the Bretton Bowl fund for needy Bethpage families, the Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education, and the Tender Loving Care Foundation for premature infants, will each receive substantial contributions. In addition, the generous toy donations by the participants will allow many disadvantaged children to have a more festive holiday through the Greater Long Island Running Club's partnership with Mercy First.
SFWD Board Treasurer Congratulates Water Commissioners
From the Desk of Mayor George J. Graf