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June 17, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Jackie Saratella Olmsted

Name: Jackie Saratella Olmsted
Age:47
Married: to Eric Olmsted for almost 22 years
Children: 2 – Brian 16, and Matthew 3
Fur Baby: 1 dog; Butters
Occupation: Stay at home Mom
NYS licensed Esthetician
Residence: for the past 17 years Massapequa; before that Bayside Queens

Let’s see where to begin. First off I am not originally from Long Island. I grew up in Bayside Queens, more specifically Alley Pond Apartments. Yes, I’m a queen’s chick. Always. You can take the girl out of queens but not the queens out of the girl. LOL Continue Reading →

June 10, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Melanie Sweeney

Name: Melanie Sweeney
Age: 35
Hometown: Newton, Iowa
Current Town: Patchogue
Previous: Kew Gardens, Queens & Chicago, IL
Marital Status: Married to Tim
Children: Quentin, 4
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister, both younger
Pets: none currently
Occupation: Conflicts Department Manager at Paul, Weiss

“Is this heaven? No it’s Iowa” I grew up there amongst cornfields and the rolling hills that anyone who has ever participated in RAGBRAI will tell you do in fact exist! My hometown is known for being the former headquarters of Maytag Corporation and little else. Iowa is a place that I grew to have an appreciation for and have many fond memories of. Even though I moved away many moons ago, I am still a Hawkeye fan! Continue Reading →

June 3, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Jamie Franchi

Name: Jaime Franchi
Age: 40
Hometown: Lindenhurst
Current Town: East Islip
Marital Status: Married to Marc Franchi
Children: Jacob, 12 and Anna, 10
Pets: Owen Rusty Franchi Jolie-Pitt Biden, cutest pup on the planet
Occupation: Newly unemployed journalist

First things first, I didn’t come to you as a runner. I came here as a writer. As I’ve told Lou, I was only here for RESEARCH purposes, after I pitched the story of the hillbillies, this wide-ranging cast of characters, their insane training regimen, and the bonds they created through sharing their stories to my editor at the Long Island Press. Continue Reading →

May 27, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Dominick LoGiudice

Saturday Spotlight

Dominick LoGiudice
my last name LO GIUDICE
Pronunciation: Low jew di chay,
Italian Meaning: The Judge Origin:Sicilia
Age Now 60 (shit) last week was my birthday
Current Town: Patchogue, From : Shirley , prev: The Bronx, Born in Manhattan
Married Barbara LoGiudice , Three Boys Kyle 30, Twins Tyler 27 and Chris 27
Pets Aspen – White Huskey, Luna – lab mix both rescue dogs
Occupation – Senior Software Engineer , Stony Brook University 24 years this June
I would like to apologize in advance to anyone i might insult, disgust or disparage. I am math person and I must also apologize for my grammar and language skills its a mixture of Bronx and Long Island. Continue Reading →

May 20, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Michael Ludwig

Name: Michael Ludwig
Age: 62

Town: NYC: Birth (Lenox Hill Hospital) – 6 (attended PS 6 and part of first grade at St. Jean the Baptiste)

Jackson Heights: 6-18 (St. Joan of Arc, grades 1-8; Brooklyn Tech HS)

Cortland: Attended SUNY Cortland, 1972-1976 (BS, health education); 1980-81 (MS, health education)

Walton, NY: Delhi Ag and Tech College (long story unrelated to running in any way)

NYC: (East 90th Street, Soho, Brooklyn Heights, West 19th Street, 75th and Lexington, Maspeth, Ridgewood, East 85th Street, East 83rd Street) On and off between 18 and 50, mostly on. Where I worked in the famous upper east side society restaurant, Mortimer’s (1977-1990, see: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/1985/06/mortimers-198506 ). Continue Reading →

May 13, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Anne-Marie Dunn

Name: Anne-Marie Dunn
Age: 35
Town: Elmont Birth – 8
Massapequa 8 – 18
West Chester, PA (college) 18-21
Massapequa 21-27 (yep lived at home till I got married!
Current West Babylon
Marital Status: Married to Matt Dunn, runner, pilot, craft beer lover, and one sarcastic s.o.b!
Children: Brayden (5) Shane and Aston (3…yes they are twins) YES I have 3 boys and haven’t
been committed…yet
Occupation: Special Education Teacher (West Islip) – 9th grade self contained Algebra, 9th grade
integrated Algebra and resource room

In case you don’t get to the bottom of this post (guilty as charged) I want to wish all the mothers in the group a HAPPY MOTHER’SDAY! Go out and run because you deserve a little “me” time!
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