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County And GLIRC Co-Host Beginning Runners Program

If you’ve been thinking about starting to run as a means to a healthier lifestyle, Nassau County has made it just a little bit easier for you to get started.

On June 25, Nassau County’s “Run Start” program, which is designed especially for those who have been meaning to try running but haven’t been sure how to get started, will kick things off with their first event at the Bethpage High School track. The program is being conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the auspices of Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums.

Under the guidance of U.S. Track & Field Association certified coaches Deborah Blair, Ed Melnik and Bob Cook, beginners will be taken through a progressive 10-week program that will teach them how to get started. Coaches will also help train those who attend and teach them about proper nutrition, hydration, and the right footwear and apparel. Sports Injury Prevention specialst Dr. Steven Jonas will also teach how to best avoid an injury.

The Program will be conducted on a low key, no pressure, basis that will make everyone feel comfortable about getting started. The first session of the “Run Start” program will start at Bethpage High School on June 25, at 6:30 p.m. The program will run on ten consecutive Wednesday evenings throughout the Summertime, all leading up to the “Farmingdale Mile” on August 30.

The “Run Start” Program costs $30 to participate and is all inclusive. Signup forms are available online at www.glirc.org. For more information on the Greater Long Island Running Club or the “Run Start” program contact Program Director Deborah Blair at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-349-7646.

— Submitted by the Greater Long Island Running Club

News

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


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