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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

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

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.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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