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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

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshops, which are held throughout the year in various communities, are a collaborative effort to bring the Nassau County Department of Assessments operations from Mineola to different communities, such as Farmingdale. He added that applications were on-hand in case any attendees were first-timers or pursuing a renewal of an existing exemption. 

If you stopped by the Farmingdale Public Library this past week, perhaps you noticed all of the paintings and art pieces currently on display. For the entire month of July, the library will feature the many styles of artist/poet Ruth Lawrence.

 

“I’ve been exhibiting for quite a few years,” said Lawrence, “I am always happy to show my work.”

 

Lawrence, 87, of East Meadow, said she first began painting at just 12 years old. She recalls, at the time her sister had been dating someone who worked at an art supply store, and had gotten her some oil-based paints as a present. 


Sports

Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament. 

July 6

Farmingdale Greendogs 7 - Seaford Vikings 6 (8U)

 

Syosset Cubs 18 - Plainview Hawks 1 (12U)

Runners and walkers from Farmingdale and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9th Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.

 

The Run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The leading Nassau County law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as the presenting sponsor.  


Calendar

Wounded Warrior Dinner - July 16

Youth Council Concert - July 17

Roller Rebels Tryouts - July 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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