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The Christina Renna Foundation held its 2013 walk-a-thon and blood drive on September 22nd at the Lindenhurst Middle School athletic field. Athletes from Lindenhurst Middle School and Lindenhurst High School enjoyed a sunny morning walking around the track to raise money to benefit children’s cancer research. “Many of the athletic teams enjoyed a beautiful walk to support an excellent cause,” said Anthony Amesti, coordinator Athletics, Physical Education and Health. “A special thank you is extended to head football coach Nick Lombardo.” Christina Renna was a Lindenhurst High School athlete who passed away from cancer a few years ago. Her father Philip Renna was a former president of the Lindenhurst School District’s Board of Education. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research and furthering awareness and education through the support of cancer groups and outreach programs for the direct support of those in need. For further information, please visit: www.crf4acure.org.

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exit sandman By: Jamie Lynn Ryan Cliché? Sure. The headline has been used countless times by every media outlet imaginable to commemorate the retirement of a living legend, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. But it’s fitting. So very fitting. Yankee fan or not, as we have seen over the last few weeks – the entire season, really – there is no one who can deny the pure talent, the class and dignity with which this man played the game for 19 seasons. In city after city, members of opposing teams eagerly lined up to honor a pitcher the likes of which this game will never see again. Plaques and gifts were presented, generous donations were

made to his charitable organization and crowds rose to their feet in extended standing ovations, marveling at their good fortune at being able to witness a slice of history. Of course, no one does pomp and circumstance quite like the New York Yankees themselves. I was fortunate to be a member of the sellout crowd who turned out for the team’s official sendoff to the Sandman, on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013. What an amazing display of affection from the team, past players, managers, coaches – and the fans, who seemed to not want the opening ceremony to end. The last player to ever wear the #42 had his number retired alongside the greats in Monument Park, surrounded

by the family of the original #42, Jackie Robinson. Metallica entered the field to perform the “Sandman’s” selfappointed theme song live, as Mo ran out to greet the members of the former World Championship teams who lined the diamond. It was perfect, just like Mariano had been so many times before. What a priceless memory, up there right along with the countless classic moments he had helped orchestrate throughout the years. Nineteen seasons – pretty much the entire duration of my time as a baseball fan. That’s an absence that’s pretty difficult to get over. Baseball, quite simply, will never be the same for me. Thanks for the memories, Mariano. #42 Forever.

Lindenhurst

Oktoberfest

Presented by Lindenhurst Rotary Club & The Village Of Lindenhurst

Friday, October 4th Saturday, October 5th Sunday, October 6th

The weekend of family fun begins on Friday, continues through Saturday and culminates on Sunday with the street festival as follows:

Friday, October 4th, 2013 - 5pm to 9pm - **Pay One Price** Saturday, October 5th, 2013 - “Kids Day” All Rides: $2 From 2pm-5pm Midway - Rides, Games, Food Located just west of North Wellwood Avenue, at the intersection of W. Hoffman Avenue & School Street.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 12 Noon to 5 pm Oktoberfest Street Celebration along North & South Wellwood Avenue in the heart of Lindenhurst Village downtown will include the following: Continuous live entertainment Beer Garden & Traditional German Food at Village Square, and on Wellwood Avenue Street Fair with arts/crafts, food & merchandise vendors, Classic Antique Car Show - Midway with rides, games & food.

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