2 • BEACON NEWSPAPER, August 18,2010 Babylon ID A Vocational S cholarship A w a rds On Tues. June 15, 6 p.m. the Baby- The awards were presented by Rob- lon Industrial Development Agency ert Stricoff, CEO of the Babylon IDA, presented the annual Vocational Schol- along with Town Councilman Antonio arship Awards to graduating seniors Martenez. IDA Board Members Chris from various High Schools in the Town Ferencsik and Robert Flink were also in of Babylon. attendance. West Islip Scout Pack 83 decorate the graves at Long Island National Cemetary West Islip Cub Scout Pack 83 29 adorning the graves o f soliders with decorated the graves at Long Island American Flags and then returned the National Cemetary with American following Saturday to pick them up and Flags for Memorial Day. The group prepare them for storage until next year, spent a couple of hours on Sat., May Matthew K. Scott enters Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Matthew K. Scott has entered Basic Cadet T raining at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado in prepa ration to enter the first aca demic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed | by the cadets pi lor to enter ing their freshman year, 'lhe training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical chal lenges experienced by new cadets. He is the son ot Fraty and Kevin Scott o f Babylon. Scott is a 2010 graduate o f St John l h e Baptist Diocesan High School, West Islip. Phase one involves personal in- proce&mg, orientation, a n d training in the fundamentals o f being a cadet. Cadet trainees are prepared ■ t o adjust from civilian to military life ahd disdpKaes, and learn proper wear o f the umtorm, saluting policies and proceduies, drill and ceremony, marching, and I living quarters standards During phase two, cadets train outdoors living in tents while learning to function in field condi tions Cadets apply and practice team work, cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally de manding situations. They complete the obstacle, confidence, assault, and leadership reaction courses, and par ticipate in a rescue mission termed Opeiatton Warrior. The NiehafF’s and Lamneck’s celebrate engagement Mr. and Mrs. William Niehoff, o f West Islip, an nounce the engagement of their daughter, Shards to Jake Lamneck, son of Bill and Helen Lamneck of Lindenhurst. Niehoff graduated from New York University and is a director with the Great South Bay YMCA in Bay Shore. Lamneck gradu ated from University at Albany and is a manager with Slomin’s Shields. A 2011 September wed ding is planned. Our Lady o f Consolation Nursing and Rehab host 3rd Strawberry Festival Petting zoo a t Strawberry Festival On Sat., June 5, O u r Lady of Consolation N u rsing & Rehabilitative Care C e n ter hosted its T h ird Annual Strawberry Festival. O u r Lady of Consolation is lo cated at 111 Beach Dr. in West Islip. All guests had a chance to enjoy the variety of craft v endors, m usical e n tertainm e n t and children’s activities which included face painting, sand art and a petting zoo. There were also''m a n y straw b e rry des serts prepared by O u r Lady of Consolation’s Executive C h e f A n thony Rezza. A fun-filled family day was enjoyed by all the residents and guests. / r ; ~ a David Moore o f West Babylon and Corey Scotti 4 complete Volvo Penta training program : Steven H. Kitchin, vice p resident for c o iporate education and train ing at New England Institute of Technology, announced that D a vid Moore o f West Babylon, has lecently com pleted a custom ized Volvo Penta training program at N E IT’s M arine Technology de partm e n t entitled Volvo Penta Electronic Gas Control. Volvo Penta o f the Americas, located in Chesapeake,Virginia, has part- neied m training with New Eng land Tech since 2004. N E IT’s M arine Technology in structors have been trained bv Volvo Pcnta technicians. They, in turn, present these program s to m arine technicians from across the country who use Volvo Penta products. New England Tech is offering an eleven-week training program on a variety o f topics Steven H. K itchin, vice presi dent for corpoi ate education and training at New England Institute o f Technology, announced that C o rey Scotti o f Lindenhurst, has recently com p leted a custom ized Volvo Penta training program at N E IT’s M a rine Technology de partm e n t e n titled Volvo Penta SX/ DPS - A Certification. Guilds o f Good Samaritan Hospital earn HANYS recognition The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) recently presented the Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospi tal Medical Center with its statewide Auxiliary Recognition Certificate. This honor acknowledged individual auxil iaries for their contributions to specific health care facilities and communities. Guild Central Council President Gail Fifer Sullivan stated, “We are proud to receive this prestigious rec ognition from HANYS. The Guilds of Good Samaritan are a dedicated group of individuals who provided more than 56,000 hours of volunteer service to the medical center in. 2009.” From March 2008 to March 2009, the Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospi tal raised more than $300,000 for the medical center. Funds were gener- ated through bake sales, vendor sales, the annual holiday fair and the volun teer-run thrift shop and gift shop. In addition to providing valuable ser vices, these activities help enhance awareness of the prominent role of health care facilities in the communi ty. Throughout New York state, more than 230 health \Care auxiliaries are-af filiated with HANYS, which serves as the key statewide advocate for more than 550 nonprofit and public hospi tals, health systems, nursing facilities, home care agencies, hospice and adult day care programs, and other related facilities throughout New York state. For more information on becoming a volunteer member of the Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital, please call 631-376-4444.