Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00
It’s not too late to register for the inaugural UJA-Federation of New York “Summer’s Not Done” AquaRun on Sunday, Sept. 16, but time is running out and now is the time to sign up.
UJA-Federation of New York will be getting together with the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) to stage the AquaRun, which will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay’s TOBAY Beach in Massapequa, with the starting horn going off at 8:30 a.m.
The AquaRun consists of an 800-meter swim in South Oyster Bay, followed by an eclectic three-mile run to and through TOBAY Beach’s bird and game preserve.
All entrants will receive a top quality “technical” shirt. You can also look forward to post-race refreshments, and the chance to be part of the post-race door prize drawing. Individual entry fees are $40 for those who pre-register and $45 for those who wait till the day of the run to register. Two-person teams can enter for a total of $50 if pre-registered and $60 day of race.
Packet and shirt pickup will be at the Runner’s Edge running and multi-sport specialty store at 242 Main Street in Farmingdale on Friday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at TOBAY Beach on Sunday, September 16th from 6:45 AM to 8:00 AM. Timing chips will only be available for pickup Sunday morning. Entries may be limited to 600.
Online registration for the AquaRun is now open through glirc.org, and print applications can be obtained online at that site or by calling Linda or Mike at the running club at (516) 349-7646.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale School Board held its final public hearing last Tuesday, a week before the scheduled budget vote. The 2013-14 proposed budget was outlined by the schools’ business administrator, Paul Defendini.
“The 2013-14 proposed budget is $153,384,118, with a tax levy increase of 2.35 percent,” said Defendini. “This represents a dollar increase of $2,816,958 compared to the 2012-13 budget, which was a total of $150,567,160.”
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00
Known throughout the ages for its strong emotional impact upon listeners, the bagpipe has had a prominent place throughout history; innumerable parades throughout America are replete with its unique and stirring sound, and it remains a popular instrument to this very day.
Among the oldest and most-respected players of the bagpipe on Long Island are members of the Amityville American Legion Post #1015 Highland Pipe Band. According to player Joe Heimbauer, the 30-member, all-volunteer bagpipe and drum band is steeped in rich history and time-honored tradition.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:29
Farmingdale Titans Football and Cheerleading league will hold registration on Friday, May 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen Park, in Farmingdale. Children are guaranteed playing time regardless of experience or skill level.
Registration is free for five-year-olds for football and cheer.
For ages six to13, the registration fee is $115. The cheer-only option for ages five through eight is $75. Discounts are available.
For information on football call Bob Thompson, 516-404-4345 or Tina Gangale 516-293-1381; for cheerleading: Laura Cincotta, 631-796-8538 or visit www.farmingdaletitans.org.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:28
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology picked up its first win of the season with a 23-19 victory over McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home. ZP jumped to a quick 4-0 lead in the first, but M&T battled back and took the lead until the third inning. That’s when ZP broke out with 10 hits and 10 runs, its biggest inning of the young season.