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Hiram Cowhey Joins Olympians, National Champions At Ice Show

Hiram Cowhey, a second-grader at Northside Elementary School in Farmingdale was selected to perform on Sunday, Dec. 16, as part of the Olympic Ice Show’s Holiday Dreams On Ice cast. The show was held at Cantiague Park in Hicksville.

“It was awesome skating with all the big girls,” Cowhey told the Farmingdale Observer afterward. “And Ross Miner knew how to spell my name.” He has been ice-skating and taking lessons in Bethpage for more than two years. His mother, Shivonne said, “We like him [Hiram] skating in these events so he gets to see the progression within the sport, and the more advanced skills and routines; we also enjoyed watching the show.”

Cowhey, 7, skated with Johnny Weir, a three-time US champion, two-time Olympian, and world medalist, is one of the superstars of figure skating and an emerging pop-culture icon; and Great Neck’s own Emily Hughes, a member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team. “Performing on Long Island is always special for me because it’s my home,” said Hughes.

In addition, nearly two dozen young ice skaters, ranging in ages from 5 to 16, appeared in the show along with featured Olympian, U.S. National Champion and World Bronze Medalist Nicole Bobek; two-time U.S. National Bronze Medalist Ross Miner; Ice Dancing U.S. National Bronze Medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donahue; U.S. Junior National Champion and World Junior Medalist Jason Brown; U.S. Junior National Champion Max Aaron and National Competitor Samantha Cesario.

The show was initially scheduled for Abe Stark Rink in Brooklyn, but due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the facility was unable to host to the show. Nassau County stepped-up to provide the show promoters with a facility to ensure that the show would go on.

“We thank County Executive [Edward] Mangano and Commissioner [Carnell] Foskey for helping bring this show to the people of Nassau County,” said Tara King, president of Fireworks Sports Marketing and the executive producer of Holiday Dreams On Ice. “Olympic dreams start every day at ice rinks around the world. Thanks to them, maybe our next Olympian will make their debut performance at Holiday Dreams On Ice.”

News

At a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, school district superintendent John Lorentz discussed New York State’s proposal to invest $2 billion into districts statewide

through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

 

If approved by voters in the upcoming general elections, the act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion in the form of a capital bond to provide students with access to classroom

technology and high-speed internet connectivity, with the goal of equalizing opportunities for children to learn, adding classroom space, expanding pre-kindergarten programs, replacing classroom trailers with permanent instructional space and installing high-tech security features in schools. 

Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9

to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade. 


Sports

Last week, officials with the St. Kilian Saints baseball team inducted John Lombardi and Aaron Powell into their Hall of Fame. 

 

—Submitted by Farmingdale PAL and St. Kilian Baseball 


The 2014 Reilly Cup finals featured the two most successful OTHG teams over the last 9 years. Sal’s Place and Singleton’s have had 11 finals appearances and 7 championships between them during this period of time. They split 2 games during the regular season and Singleton’s became the winner’s bracket representative in the 2014 Cup by beating Sal’s deep in the tournament.

 

Sal’s took the first game 14-7. The game was close until the 8th inning when Sal’s broke it open with some timely hits and taking advantage of a Singleton’s miscue or two.  Sal’s held

Singleton’s to 7 runs with outstanding all-around defense, which was particularly impressive given that some of their significant contributors were visibly fighting through late-season injuries. 


Calendar

Homecoming - October 24

Autumn Fair - October 25

St. Kilian Blood Drive - October 26


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