Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00
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
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 19 September 2014 08:38
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.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
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.