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Lady Dalers Lacrosse Corner

The Varsity Lady Dalers continue to roll through Class A girls lacrosse and are now 8-0. The Lady Dalers are putting up some impressive stats on both the offensive (150 goals) and defensive sides (35 goals) of the field. The Dalers have a string of games against highly ranked opponents that starts with nationally ranked Garden City at home on May 1, followed by Port Washington on May 3 and Manhasset on May 7.

The JV Lady Dalers are also off to a good start and currently 6-2. The JV Lady Dalers have a small roster of 14 hardworking and very dedicated lacrosse players. The team consists of 10 freshman, three sophomores and one junior (Katherine Tuttle, Summer Baranello, Tori DiCicco, Shannon Lawlor, Melissa Leone, Jennifer Lyons,Jessica Mangieri, Georgia Miller, Paige Nelson, Katie Phillips, Valerie Scimeca, Jenn Thompson, Sarah Konchalski and Linday Ramos in goal.)

Howitt Middlle School seventh and eighth grade girls combined team has started their preseason training. The Howitt girls had their first game on April 30 against Island Trees at home.

The eighth-grade PAL team has continued to improve this season. The girls recently faced some tough competition. The eighth-grade Lady Dalers came up short in a hard fought rainy game against Long Beach. The loss did not dampen the team’s spirit and they look forward to their next game against East Meadow.

The sixth-grade PAL girls are off to a rough and challenging schedule. The girls are coming together as a team and hope to improve with a win in their next game against Garden City.

The fifth-grade PAL Green had an impressive win over Huntington 10-5 on April 21.

The fourth-grade PAL White team has started their season with back-to-back wins over Dix Hills and Long Beach. Between victories, the fourth-grade team spent April 9 supporting the varsity Lady Dalers during their victory over Penfield. The girls got to warm up and interact with the Lady Dalers on the sidelines.

Third-grade PAL is off to an amazing first season coached by Allissa Calandrino. The girls played their first PAL game against Garden City and came up a little short, 7-5. Tremendous effort by all and their next game will be against Bayville.

The Farmingdale High School Lady Dalers will host the Long Island Challenge on May 5. Come out and support the best teams on Long Island as they compete at Allen Park. First game starts at 2:30 p.m. with the Lady Dalers, concluding this event at 8:30 p.m. against East Port South Manor.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com