Councilman Joe Pinto recently joined with Legislators Rose Walker and Joe Belesi and attended the check presentation ceremony by the Over the Hill Gang softball team to the Justin Hipp Foundation. The league’s recent charity fundraiser raised the $10,000 check.
Councilman Pinto was joined by President and Founder of the Over the Hill Gang (OTHG) Jim Reilly, OTHG Board members Bruce Kubart, Mitchell Maghakian and Al Palleschi, OTHG Charity Committee members Christine Restani, Joe Reilly and Lori Sutherland, Justin’s Mother Binni Hipp and his night aid for 17 years, Lucy Elevry.
Former Farmingdale High School standout Janine Hillier has signed a grant-in-aid offer to join the Stony Brook University women’s lacrosse team in time for the 2012 season, head coach Joe Spallina recently announced. Hillier, who will have two seasons of eligibility at Stony Brook, recently transferred from the University of Florida.
“The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse program is excited to add a player of Janine’s caliber to the team,” Spallina said. “I’ve been watching her play for years, first at Farmingdale High School and then at the University of Florida. She is an incredible talent, and her addition will make our team that much stronger.”
Town Supervisor John Venditto, Councilman Joseph Pinto and Town Clerk Steve Labriola recently attended the annual Massapequa Turkey Trot 5K race, held at John J. Burns Park. On hand at the race’s finish line are those pictured here, including Race Directors Brian Griffin, Tom Foley and James Joseph, President of Nassau Shores Civic Association Wally D’Amato and a few of this year’s participants.
Yankees Pitcher David Robertson recently visited Farmingdale High School to talk to students about living your dreams. He spoke about how nothing in life comes easy. You have to work hard as he did to get where he is today. He also told the students how he made it into Major League Baseball, and answered many question.
The KappaSigma fraternity of Adelphi University hosted the Nassau County PAL Special Needs Unit’s Flag Football team for a game on Monday night, November 28. It was the last game of the fall season for the PAL team.
The weather was crisp and clear, the lights were bright and the turf was perfect. With their offence and defense playing for keeps, the 18 athletes held their own against a very fast fraternity team. The game was a seesaw battle and was tied at 19-all when, with only 56 seconds left, a long run off a handoff put the PAL team up by 6.
With names like Carnage Electra, Amaretto Sourpuss and Chest Blockwell, the Long Island Roller Rebels are as tough as roller girls come – but for one night of the year, their steely gazes are set on raising money for charity.
Throngs of Long Islanders hungry for jammers, whips and a few bruises rolled into Skate Safe in Bethpage for an all-female Roller Derby charity bout on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Farmingdale’s PAL flag football league wrapped up another successful season at Woodward Parkway Field and Allen Park. Congratulations to all the tournament champs and to all the players who make the league such a hit. Special thanks as always to league founders Ray Webb and Denis Donovan and to all the volunteers who keep coming back year after year!
Peanut 1: The Jets ended the year with an impressive offensive showing against the Giants. Quarterback Chris Kosinski threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. On the receiving end of the touchdowns were Brian Berge, Joe Caladrino, and Matthew Shea. Bryan Birkl and Tyler Kretzmer both scored on long touchdown runs. Tommy DeRespino, Jake Hajko, Brandon Greco and Dominic Cottone all helped the ball moving with big runs.
John McGorry was one of Long Island’s most renowned runners for a quarter of a century, until his untimely death from advanced lymphoma and subsequent treatment complications two years ago. On Nov. 12 for the many of John’s friends joined together at the Runner’s Edge for a run over to the Farmingdale State University track, ran a mile in John’s memory and then ran back to The Runner’s Edge for breakfast.
Town Supervisor John Venditto, and Councilmen Joseph Muscarella and Anthony Macagnone joined with Assemblyman Joe Saladino in congratulating the winner’s of this year’s Annual Sleepy Hollow 5K Charity Run, held at Brady Park in Massapequa Park. In this year’s race, taking first place in the Women’s division, from Massapequa, was Karen Conkling (4th from right). Also pictured are Dr. Jon Feingold (far left), director of the Hagedorn Little Village School, and Greg and Lina Carman (3rd and 4th from left).
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