Red Cross Honors Long Island Heroes
Tackling a gunman in a Lynbrook church, rescuing victims from a fiery car crash on the Southern State Parkway and risking their own lives to help save others at the World Trade Center are examples of just how tragic events can bring out the best in humanity during difficult times. To honor these Long Island heroes, the American Red Cross in Nassau County (ARC/Nassau) held its second annual Real Heroes Breakfast May 14 between 8-10 a.m. at the Garden City Hotel. ARC/Nassau also posthumously honored all Nassau County residents who lost their lives Sept. 11.
Honoring New York's Finest
On Saturday, May 4, a tribute to the more than 100 law enforcement officers who died last year trying to help others was held by the New York State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) during a tribute ceremony in Hicksville. The names were added to the Memorial Wall at 911 Police Plaza. Among the inscriptions are the names of the 71 officers who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Detective Sgt. James Bartkowski of the Garden City Police Department served as master of ceremonies.
Centennial Soccer News
The New York Power, one of the newest New York sport teams, has designated Saturday, May 18, as "Garden City Centennial Soccer" night. The New York Power will play the Boston Breakers in an exciting game of women's soccer. Game time is 7 p.m.
Local Sports News
On May 5 the Peter Coleman - Bob Jahelka - John Kufs third grade lacrosse team hosted Farmingdale's undefeated "A" division team (3-0). As they have done in all four games this season, the Rams (3-1) jumped out to an early lead (2-0) on goals by Danny Flynn and crease attackman Evan Heinze (3G). Farmingdale answered with two second-quarter power-play goals as the first half ended in a 2-2 tie.
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