On Saturday Sept. 24, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host its Third Annual Friends of the Poor Walk at Bethpage State Park to help Long Islanders in need. Every year the Society hosts a walk to help support its direct aid programs, of which there are 52 facilitated within 49 Long Island communities. Last year, 343 Long Islanders walked for the poor, helping the society raise nearly $80,000 to provide mortgage/rent, utility, food, and other aid to needy families. Despite the economic outlook, they expect the same or better results this year. St. Vincent de Paul serves a vulnerable population including the homeless, elderly, working poor, and anyone who demonstrates a genuine need. Similar walks are held across the nation by other regional councils to celebrate charity and to encourage Americans all across the country to become Friends of the Poor.
On June 6, Farmingdale State College’s Mini-Baja team successfully competed with its first ever off-road vehicle. The students took their vehicle to Illinois for the Society of Automotive Engineers Mini-Baja competition where representatives from various colleges test run their vehicles. Farmingdale State College students presented their dedicated work in a collaborative senior project and placed 89 out of 115 teams.
Congratulations to Farmingdale runners Cristina Diaz and Joan Ackerman on their award-winning performances in the 8th Annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview on Sunday, July 10.
Diaz took third place honors among the women in the 30-34 age group with a time of 25:20, and Ackerman was the second place finisher in the women’s 70-74 age group, crossing the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School in 35:59.
Congratulations to of Farmingdale runners Ronnie Vichman and Brian Gayron, each of whom won awards at the Sands Point Preserve 5 Kilometer Sprint for the Feinstein Institute on Saturday, Aug. 13. Vichman scored second in the 30-34 age group with a time of 20:01, and Gayron earned second place honors, in the 35-39 age group, with a time of 21:14.
Town Supervisor John Venditto, Councilmen Joseph Muscarella and Anthony Macagnone recently attended the Farmingdale High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Celebration, where their championship poster was unveiled; it will hang at Allen Park, commemorating their win in the NYS Class A Championship. Also on hand were President of Sons of Italy Keith Wilson, Head Coach Bob Hartranft, and Assistant Coaches Mike Hungerford, Mike Perettine and John Campbell, along with the team members of the Farmingdale Dalers.
After not having a game for three weeks, Barco Construction finally took the field against division rival LaCorte Family Auto and played to an 11-11 tie. Barco jumped out with three quick runs in the top of the 1st on RBIs from Russ Graham, Kevin Moloney and Dave Saur, but LaCorte immediately tied up the game in their half. Barco took the lead again with 2 runs in the 4th, again with RBI hits by Dave Saur and Dennis Ryan, but again LaCorte responded immediately scoring three in the lower half.
LaCorte built on their lead by adding three in the 5th and 2 more in the 6th to go up 11-5. Fortunately Barco shut down LaCorte from there on end while chipping away at the lead, scoring three in the 8th on Dave Saur and Dennis Ryan’s (2 RBIs) hits.
Leonora Petrina made it look easy again this year. The internationally ranked Bayport superstar crossed the finish line on the track at Farmingdale High School in 16:39 (one second faster than in 2010) in the 28th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run. Petrina also won the Paula Wunderlich Memorial Award as the first member of the Greater Long Island Running Club to finish.
The 11U Farmingdale Greendogs won the Hershey PA Blue Mountain Battle baseball tournament which was held on July 23, 24 2011. The boys played and defeated some very stiff competition from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Congratulations to the Farmingdale Greendogs for winning the championship at Cooperstown Baseball World by defeating the Shaker Heights Raiders of Ohio 13-3.
This was the first time that the Greendogs took the gold medal back to Farmingdale in the 10 year history of FBLI teams attending the annual Cooperstown tournament. To earn their way into the finals, the Greendogs defeated their toughest opponent, the Massachusetts South Shore Baseball Club Seadogs, 3-1 with a strong pitching performance by Kyle Mastrelli, playing steadfast defense and coming up with clutch two out hits.
Congratulations to the 12U Farmingdale Greendogs for winning the Championship at Cooperstown Baseball World by defeating the Shaker Heights Raiders of Ohio 13-3. This was the first time that the Greendogs took the gold medal back to Farmingdale in the ten year history of FBLI teams attending the annual Cooperstown tournament.
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