Mayor Dorman Honors Veterans at Wreath Laying Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, salutes after laying a wreath in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony on November 7.
Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, salutes after laying a wreath in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony on November 7.

On November 7, Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, took part in a special Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. The ceremony honored those who served and continued to serve in the armed forces.

Village of Islandia Distributes Free Face Masks to Residents

Mayor Dorman gives out a face mask to a resident at Village Hall on June 10.
Mayor Dorman gives out a face mask to a resident at Village Hall on June 10.

Next Event is Scheduled for June 17

As part of its commitment to the community and to protect the health and safety of its residents, the Village of Islandia has been distributing free face masks to the residents at Village Hall. So far, the Village has given out 1,280 face masks over three separate days — May 20, May 27 and June 10 — with 300 cars in attendance. The next event will take place on June 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Village of Islandia Recognizes Those Who Served Our Country during Veterans Day Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman (front row, center), Mayor, Village of Islandia, poses with members of the Central Islip, Lakeland and Hauppauge Fire Departments at the village’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 9.
Allan M. Dorman (front row, center), Mayor, Village of Islandia, poses with members of the Central Islip, Lakeland and Hauppauge Fire Departments at the village’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 9.

On November 9, the Village of Islandia held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. Mayor Allan M. Dorman, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, was joined by local elected officials, war veterans and representatives from the Lakeland and Central Islip Fire Departments to honor those who served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

The ceremony was preceded by a performance from the Central Islip High School marching band. During the ceremony, Mayor Dorman asked those in attendance to remember those local residents who served in the military and have since passed on. He also recognized all the local veterans’ groups that were in attendance. An invocation was delivered by Tom Brauner, Chaplain, Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144.


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More Than 500 Residents Turn out for Pumpkin Fest

Children take part in the costume parade during the Village of Islandia’s Pumpkin Fest on October 26.
Children take part in the costume parade during the Village of Islandia’s Pumpkin Fest on October 26.

More than 500 residents came down to First Responders Recreation Ball Field to celebrate Halloween at The Village of Islandia’s Pumpkin Fest on October 26. Throughout the event, children decorated their pumpkins, took part in a Halloween costume parade and contest and joined their families on hayrides. Islandia’s own “Joe the Singing Bus Driver” performed Halloween songs for the children. Families were treated to refreshments and got to take home goodie bags and their very own pumpkins.

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Village of Islandia Holds September 11th Memorial at First Responders Memorial

Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fifth from left) poses with John Kennedy (fourth from right), Suffolk County Comptroller, members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, local first responders and Islandia Village safety officers at the First Responders Memorial after a special dedication ceremony on September 11. The village remembered five local first responders who died during the 9/11 attacks.
Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fifth from left) poses with John Kennedy (fourth from right), Suffolk County Comptroller, members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, local first responders and Islandia Village safety officers at the First Responders Memorial after a special dedication ceremony on September 11. The village remembered five local first responders who died during the 9/11 attacks.

On September 11, the Village of Islandia held a special ceremony at the First Responders Memorial in honor of the memory of five local first responders who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks: Raymond M. Meisenheimer, Peter Brennan, John P. Napolitano. Glen K. Pettit and William J. Mahoney, Jr.

Mayor Allan M. Dorman was joined by village safety officers, local first responders and members of the Col Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 and the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, in remembering those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.

The First Responders Memorial was unveiled on June 2, 2018. It features five plaques, one for each of the five local residents who lost their lives that day. Mayor Dorman said this ceremony will continue to be held at the Memorial to remember those who perished that day.


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Village of Islandia Hosts 1st Annual Baseball Clinic Featuring Former Major League Players

Allan M. Dorman (third from left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by elected officials, Jake's 58 representatives and former major league players before the start of the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic. Also pictured (left to right) Fred Cambria, former Pittsburgh Pirate; Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, former New York Mets; Chuck Kilroy, General Manager, Jake's 58; Peter King, U.S. Congressman; and Turk Wendell, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky, former New York Mets.
Allan M. Dorman (third from left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by elected officials, Jake’s 58 representatives and former major league players before the start of the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic. Also pictured (left to right) Fred Cambria, former Pittsburgh Pirate; Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, former New York Mets; Chuck Kilroy, General Manager, Jake’s 58; Peter King, U.S. Congressman; and Turk Wendell, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky, former New York Mets.

On August 8, the Village of Islandia hosted the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic at First Responders Memorial Ball Field for children ages 6 to 15. Children had the opportunity to learn about hitting, base running, pitching, fielding and catching from former members of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets. Mr. Met also came down to provide encouragement to the children. After the clinic, children and attendees took pictures and received autographs from the players.

Food and drinks were sold at the concession stands. Jake’s 58 and Delaware North donated the sales proceeds to benefit the USO.

The clinic was sponsored by Jake’s 58. Delaware North, which operates video lottery terminals, donated $1.5 million toward the construction of the ball field, which was completed in 2018.


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Despite Hot Weather, 700 Residents Turn Out for Village of Islandia’s 14th Annual BBQ

Village of Islandia’s 14th Annual BBQ

Seven hundred Islandia Village residents braved the hot weather to attend the village’s 14th annual BBQ, which took place at First Responders Recreational Field.

Village employees and local Boy Scouts served residents hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, French fries, as well as ice cream and cold drinks to cool people off on the hot summer day.

A DJ provided music for the event, which also included board games, carnival games, a water slide, a petting zoo, and other outdoor activities. Residents had the opportunity to win one of two children’s bicycles and participate in a blueberry pie eating contest hosted by Allan M. Dorman, Mayor. The winner got to take home a blueberry pie.


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Village of Islandia Remembers Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives for This Country during Memorial Day Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman (fourth from right), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by members of the Central Long Island chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association and the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, Gina Lekstutis (fourth from left), Owner, Gina’s Enchanted Flower Shoppe, and Michael Fitzpatrick (right), New York State Assemblyman, at the village’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 25.
Allan M. Dorman (fourth from right), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by members of the Central Long Island chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association and the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, Gina Lekstutis (fourth from left), Owner, Gina’s Enchanted Flower Shoppe, and Michael Fitzpatrick (right), New York State Assemblyman, at the village’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 25.

On May 25, Mayor Allan M. Dorman, Village of Islandia, joined local war veterans and elected officials in its annual Memorial Day ceremony, in which those in attendance remembered all who died while in service to this country.

Tom Brauner, Chaplain, Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, delivered the invocation. Afterwards, Mayor Dorman, a former U.S. Marine and a Vietnam War veteran, acknowledged the veterans’ groups in attendance and asked to remember village residents who served and have since passed away. The ceremony concluded with local elected officials joining veterans and village officials in placing ceremonial wreaths on the memorial.

During the ceremony, members of VFW Post #12144 presented Mayor Dorman with a plaque in appreciation of what he has done for its members, including the establishment of a new VFW hall across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial.


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Islandia Village Teams up with Give It Your All Sports for a Baseball and Softball Clinic for Local Children

Allan M. Dorman (back row, left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, Denise Schrage (back row, center), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, and Mike DiFilippo (back row, right), Owner, Give It Your All Sports, pose with the children who took part in the Islandia Baseball Camp at First Responders Recreational Ball Field on April 27.
Allan M. Dorman (back row, left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, Denise Schrage (back row, center), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, and Mike DiFilippo (back row, right), Owner, Give It Your All Sports, pose with the children who took part in the Islandia Baseball Camp at First Responders Recreational Ball Field on April 27.

On April 27, the Village of Islandia joined Give It Your All Sports in Ronkonkoma in hosting the Islandia Baseball Camp, a baseball and softball clinic that was held on the grounds of First Responders Recreational Ball Field. Participating children received a baseball cap and T-shirt and had the opportunity to learn about the game’s fundamentals from professional trainers.


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Warm Weather Brings out More Than 800 Families to the Village of Islandia’s 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Children collect eggs at the Village of Islandia’s 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which took place on April 13 at First Responders Recreational Ball Field.
Children collect eggs at the Village of Islandia’s 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which took place on April 13 at First Responders Recreational Ball Field.

More than 800 families took advantage of the warm weather as clouds gave way to sun at the Village of Islandia’s 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which took place on April 13 on the grounds of the First Responders Recreational Ball Field.

Children ran out onto the field and collected as many of the 16,000 eggs as they could. Each egg contained a piece of candy, and some of them included a ticket that children could redeem for a special prize.

In addition, children and their parents enjoyed cookies and hot cocoa and listened to songs performed by “Joe the Singing Bus Driver.” They also had a chance to guess the number of jellybeans in the jar for the chance to win a prize.


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