Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
Frank Albers, Sr., formerly of Farmingdale, passed away on April 4, 2014 in S. Kortright, N.Y., at the age of 84 after complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Frank was born on September 30, 1929 on Albers Farm, which was located on Albers Lane in Farmingdale and resided on Parkdale Drive in Farmingdale until he retired in 1986.
A graduate of Farmingdale High School in 1947, he owned and operated Center Island Auto Repair in East Meadow, from 1958 until his retirement in 1986. In retirement, he kept himself busy working for the S. Kortright Central School District as a substitute teacher, school bus driver and school bus mechanic. He also had an Antique Shop on his property and enjoyed restoring furniture.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris (Knobloch) Albers of S. Kortright: daughters Janet (Mike) Miller of Lake Wales, Fla.: Barbara (Kevin) Hill of Great River; Carol (Michael) Wowk of Bethlehem, Conn.; and a son Frank (Lynn) Albers, Jr of Cold Spring Harbor; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also, surviving him is his brother Henry Albers of Sebastian, Fla. Frank is predeceased by his sister, Audrey Vandereedt. A memorial mass was held on April 8, 2014 in S. Kortright, NY.
Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.
Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.
With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:43
The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.
The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before halftime and the heavy rain that followed.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:45
It’s almost time to hit the ice again.
The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.
“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”