By Ann Green Greenville Online
Hurricane Sandy, 9/11 help fuel Boston College in national lacrosse tournament in Greenville
Hurricane Sandy, the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center all have left their marks on Boston College’s Gavin Tisdale and his lacrosse teammates.
The Eagles rode a perfect season (13-0) into Greenville in pursuit of a national championship in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association tournament, which runs through Saturday at Wenwood Field and Sirrine Stadium. The No. 8 seed in the 16-team tournament, Boston College opened against No. 9 seed Sonoma State on Monday night. SSU beat the Eagles 14-6.
And while lots of ingredients go into any team’s success, BC’s season was fueled in part by inspiration the players drew from acts of courage and endurance sparked by the three historic events.
By Sissy Courtney Rambler Newspapers
The Woodallkids Carnival featuring balloons, animals, games, face painting, food and prizes was a fun-raiser more than a fund-raiser although monies raised will support programs and services provided by the Brent Woodall Foundation to families affected by autism and developmental disabilities. The event was held May 4.
Children learn and play at the Woodallkids Carnival
“This is one of our favorite events because our families get to interact in activities they normally wouldn’t get to have an opportunity to do,” said Tracy Pierce Bender, founder and director of the Woodall Foundation. “It makes them feel like typical kids. They can bring their family, bring their friends, and everybody has a good time.
By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The only touchstones Bill Doyle has as regards his son, Joseph, then a 25-year-old bond supervisor at Cantor Fitzgerald who perished on 9/11, are his driver’s license, American Express card and two club cards from his wallet. They were found amid debris from the World Trade Center site and brought to the former Fresh Kills landfill after the terrorist attacks.
Bill Doyle speaks on behalf of 9/11 families in the nation’s capital in 2005.The Washington Post
Since September 11, 2001, there have been three sifting operations, each meticulously combing through mounds of World Trade Center rubble, trying to find remains of 9/11 victims. The most current operation, which began April 1 and is expected to last another four to six weeks at the former landfill, has unearthed 82 potential human remains, including the one recovered on Friday.