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 Carseat Check - May 24

Bonsai Day - May 25

Memorial Day Service - May 26 

Friday, May 24

Carseat Check

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt’s annual car seat safety check will be held on May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ellsworth W. Allen Park, 45 Motor Avenue in Farmingdale. Appointments are necessary. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-228-4960 for an appointment. 

Saturday, May 25

Bonsai Day

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County presents Bonsai Day on May 25 at East Meadow Farm, 832 Merrick Avenue in East Meadow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Award-winning bonsai displays, and Bonsai Society of Greater New York experts will be available to answer questions. Also, gardeners can bring their bonsai for tips and advice from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 516-565-5265 for more information.

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.

Monday, May 27

Farmingdale’s Memorial Day Parade

Farmingdale’s Annual Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on May 27. 

Saturday, June 1

Carnival For A Cure

Relay For Life of Bethpage will hold its Carnival For A Cure, beginning on June 1 at 5 p.m. on the ballfields at Bethpage High School. Visit www.relayforlife.org/bethpageny for information.

Sunday, June 2

Strawberry Festival

The Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society of Long Island will hold their annual strawberry festival on the Village Green from 2 to 4 p.m. Live music from the Banjo Rascals.

Main Street Fair

Farmingdale Village Fire Department will host the Spring Main Street Fair on June 2, rain date of June 9.

Monday, June 3

Main Street Restaurant Week

The Village of Farmingdale will hold Main Street Restaurant Week from June 3 through June 9. Enjoy specials at most downtown eateries. 

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.

Wednesday, June 26

Village Pops Begins

The Farmingdale Village Pops concerts return for another season.


News

In the aftermath of a fatal carbon monoxide leak at Legal Seafoods in Huntington, the Village of Farmingdale passed new legislation requiring all residential and commercial properties carry a carbon monoxide detector. 

 

“The whole idea behind this is public safety,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.

 

On April 7, Farmingdale Trustees unanimously voted to amend village code as a proactive measure to prevent future harm from carbon monoxide poisioning.   

During a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, President Shari Bardash-Eivers addressed a controversy that had erupted among parents in the district surrounding comments that were made online about student data mining. Initially proposed as a component of New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards, data mining is used to gather information on students through a company called InBloom. However, the proposal to allow data mining through the use of InBloom was defeated by state lawmakers. 

 

For Eivers, the controversy had come about after she had made comments on social media sites regarding parents who were opposed to student data mining. Many referred to her comments as “insensitive,” for use of the terms “paranoid” and “ignorant” whilst noting that the same parents opposed to data mining seemed to have no qualms about activities such as using Google or their credit cards online—acts which she said carry many of the same risks. 


Sports

The Farmingdale Devils  U10 Travel Baseball team defeated the West Islip Gold team 11-6 to win the Bayport Bash baseball tournament last weekend. The Devils swept both games on Saturday to advance to the championship game. In the championship The Devils struck for four runs in the first inning. Nick Napolitano and Nick Disanti  started it off with singles and were driven home by Gavin Weinstock’s 200 foot blast off the left field wall. Timmy Purack and Matt Brandimarte followed with run scoring singles and the Devils were on their way to their first title of 2014. Nicholas Napolitano pitched three solid inning for the win. The Devils will now compete in the Half Hollow Invitational Spring Tournament. 

 

— Submitted by The Farmingdale Devils

The Dalers Boys Varsity Lacrosse team (3-2) are putting their best foot forward, after losing two games this season.  

 

On March 25, the Dalers took their home turf to face the Lynbrook Owls. During the game, the Dalers Tom McPartland and Chris Brown each scored two goals, while goalies Matt Deluca and Scott dePalmer racked up a total of 11 saves. Despite the valiant effort, the Dalers lost to Lynbrook High School 11-7. 

 

The Dalers are currently 3-2 this season. Their next game will be held on April 17 at Long Beach. 


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - April 17

Maundy Thursday - April 17

Good Friday - April 18


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