Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00
Following Sunday night’s services at St. Kilian’s church, I overheard one Farmingdale parent tell her child: “You see why I always yell at you to buckle up.”
As I continued past, I could hear my mother telling me the exact same thing.
It wasn’t all that long ago, about two years, since Graham died. He was driving home and had been less than a mile away when it happened. Police said he was speeding down a roadway that was known for its dangerous curves. It was a local road, one he’d travel countless times before... and maybe it was darker than normal, or there was fog, or the roads were wet and slippery; but that night his car careened off the road and crashed into a tree.
Not unlike the tragedy that has shaken the entire Farmingdale community this past week, Graham died before his time, at the early age of 21. He was an aspiring musician, an avid skateboarder and an all-around friendly person to be around.
Although Graham wore his seatbelt at the time of the accident, Mom’s being who they are, remind us of these things when they know it has the most impact so it resonates with us. It is from these horrific tragedies that we can learn from the past and change to improve the future.
As for Mom, she is just being protective... after all we are all somebody’s children.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00
If the Farmingdale Rams are going to get over the top and capture the Skyline Conference for men’s soccer in 2014, it will take some more aggressive play. That’s according to team captain and defensive player Vincent Danetti.
“We don’t have a lot of big guys on our team,” Danetti said. “We need to play aggressive.”
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:04
The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8.
Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00
Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race
On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.