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“Run Start” Program Starts Out With Big Crowd

The opening session of the 10 week “Run Start” Program co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club attracted nearly 200 novice and would be runners to the track at Bethpage High School on Wednesday, June 25.

 

The Run Start Program is designed for folks who want to get started with a running program to help them achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle, but need either the motivation or the guidance or both to get started.  New runners are being schooled in nutrition, hydration, proper form, footwear, apparel, and injury prevention, and are eased into a gradual training regimen that will prepare them to run the

Farmingdale Main Street Mile on August 30 comfortably and well.

 

Head Coach Debbie Blair, coaches Bob Cook and Ed Melnik, and Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Steven Jonas are looking forward to a great summer of helping folks towards a healthier lifestyle.

 

“We are thrilled that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Parks Department are once again being so supportive of a Program that has a great potential for creating a healthier Nassau,” commented Run Smart Head Coach Debbie Blair.  “This is a Program where everyone who is willing to put in just a little effort can be a winner.”

 

It’s not too late to get started.  Sessions are being held at the Bethpage High School track every Wednesday evening through August 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. The one time fee for the entire program is only $30.  Call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at 516-349-7646 for more information.

 

— Submitted by the Greater

 

Long Island Running Club

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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