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Book Sale
Friday, November 16

Girl Scout Troop Collecting For Toys For Tots
Saturday, November 17

Long Island Fight for Charity Event
Monday, November 19


Friday, November 16

Book Sale

Giant book sale sponsored by Friends of the Wantagh Library, at 3285 Park Avenue, in Wantagh from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sales are cash only. Also on Saturday, Nov. 17.


Saturday, November 17

Girl Scout Troop Collecting For Toys For Tots

The Nassau County Girl Scout Troop 3178 will be collecting new toys unwrapped for Toys For Tots Foundation. You can drop off your donations at the Village Hall after the Holiday Parade. The donation box will be available through Dec. 15.


Monday, November 19

Long Island Fight for Charity Event

Long Island Fight for Charity will host a free 10th Main Event Announcement and Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Long Island Hilton, Route 110, in Melville. The program will include a look back at the LI Fight for Charity’s history of charitable support. Businesspeople, community members, alumni boxers, sponsors and volunteers will be thanked for their past and continued support. Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soda; cocktails-cash bar. RSVP by calling 877-240-7821.


Tuesday, November 27

Holiday Tree Lighting

The 24th Annual holiday lighting of the Village of Farmingdale's Tricentennial Tree will take place at 6 p.m. on the Village Green.


Wednesday, November 28

Grumman Retiree Club Meeting

Grumman Retiree Club will hold a regular membership meeting and luncheon at the Milleridge Inn beginning at noon. Reservations are suggested. E-mail the club at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional details or call 516-575-3777 or visit: www.grummanretireeclub.org.


Saturday, December 1

Holiday Fair

There will be a holiday fair at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church located at 1845 Wantagh Ave. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will be held in Seaman Hall (the white building next to the church). Admission is free and there is free parking behind the church. TV raffle, vendors of all types. Lunch available. There will be breakfast with Santa at 10:30 a.m. and lunch with Santa at 1 p.m. The cost for breakfast or lunch with Santa is $12 per person. For more information, call 516-785-1829.


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Winter Coat Drive

The Parkway Community Church will be holding a winter coat drive during the months of November and December. All coats will be donated to The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead, a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island. All donations of new or “gently” used coats (infant, child and adult sizes) can be dropped off at the Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., in Hicksville between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call 516-433-5659.

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees

Meetings held at the village hall:

•Nov. 19: 7 p.m. work session with Counsel (Thanksgiving week).
•Nov. 26: 7 p.m. work session.
•Dec. 3: 7 p.m. work session. 8 p.m. BOT meeting with Counsel.
•Dec. 10: No meeting. Holiday Party.
•Dec. 17: 7 p.m. work session with Counsel
•Dec. 24: No meeting. Christmas Eve.
•Dec. 31: No meeting. New Year’s Eve.  

St. Thomas' Fellowship Café

An outreach program that is open to everyone no matter what age who would like to have a good meal and get together with other people in the community. There is no charge for this and it is open the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin St., Farmingdale. At the end of every café take home meals are offered. Sponsored by Episcopal Charities of Long Island and St. Thomas' Church. Call 516-752-9254. Schedule: Nov. 24 and Dec. 29.

Vendors Wanted

Vendors wanted for the Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh located at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue for the Holiday Shopping Flea Market fundraiser on Sunday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sell your merchandise or promote your business to shoppers from the South Shore of Nassau County. Rain or shine. For information call Ben at 516-221-2370 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Ongoing Events

Twin County Chorus

Ladies, do you love to sing? Then we've got a place for you. Join Twin County Chorus in the joys of a cappella harmony. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Levittown from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Call Bobbi at 516-798-4325 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit our website: www.twincounty.org.

News

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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