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Saturday, May 11

POW-MIA Service 

Non-sectarian memorial service held for the remembrance of all brethren who are still listed as POW-MIA. Service on May 11 at 2 p.m. at St. Francis DeChantal, 1309 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh. 

Monday, May 13

Blood Drive

St. Luke’s Annual Blood Drive on May 13 from 3 to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 145 Prospect Street, in Farmingdale. For more information or to make an appointment call Sue Hickey @ 516-293-5236 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wednesday, May 15

Special Needs Bowling

On May 15, Farmingdale Lanes at 999 Conklin Street, will host a free special needs bowling day, sponsored by the Town of Babylon.  Visit www.farmingdalelanes.com for more information.

De-Stuff

Dr. Duffy Spencer, social psychologist, will be presenting “The Stress of Stuff: How to ‘De-Stuff’, De-Stress and Get the Life You Deserve!” at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Avenue on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 516-931-3907 or 516-334-8985.

Thursday, May 16

Anti-bullying Session

Girl Scouts of Nassau County will hold an anti-bullying session for all girls in grades 6-8 on May 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 West Carl Street. Cost is  $20 per girl, includes annual membership fee. For more information, contact Eliza Zipper, program and critical issues manager by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-741-2550 x254.

Saturday, May 18

Beautification Volunteers

Members of the Village Beautification Committee will be planting flowers on Main Street and in Village Green on Saturday, May 18 and May 25 beginning at 9 a.m. at village hall. All residents are invited and encouraged to volunteer to help beautify our village. Bring your trowels and gardening gloves. Refreshments served.

Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day Service

The UVO Memorial Day Service will be held at Veterans Plaza in Eisenhower Park, near parking field #6 on Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. For information call: 516-343-0106.

Sunday, June 2

Strawberry Festival

The Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society of Long Island will hold their annual strawberry festival on the Village Green at 2 p.m. 

Saturday, June 8

JC Café  

The JC Café at Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main Street (corner of Grant Ave), will host well-known contemporary Christian singers and musicians Sam Powell and Friends on June 8.  Doors open at 7 p.m. with complimentary coffee and desserts and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.; suggested donation is $5. The public is invited. For information call  516-694-3424 or visit farmingdaleumc.org.


News

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Board of Education - September 17

A Town of the Taste - September 18

Evening with Jeffery Wands - September 19


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com