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Classic Car Show

Sunday, July 14

Business Card Swap

Wednesday, July 17

Bethpage Author Book Signing

Thursday, July 18


Friday, July 12

Music Under The Stars

Magical Music Of Disney: Around The World With Disney Featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra on July 12 at 8 p.m. Syosset - Woodbury Community Park, Jericho Turnpike, in Woodbury. Co-sponsored by: Slomin’s Shield, and Roslyn Savings Ban, a division of New York Community Bank - Member FDIC. There are no rain facilities. All shows will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Free of charge. For information call 516-797-7900, visit www.oysterbaytown.com  or follow on Facebook and Twitter @ TOBCYS.


Sunday, July 14

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show on July 14 at Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd in Bethpage. All makes and models welcome. Live performance by one of Long Island’s top doo-wop bands, The Fabularies. Trophies, raffles, vendors, radio broadcast, and more. Download a car registration form at www.corvettesociety.com. Raindate is July 21.  9 a.m. - 3  p.m, free. Car registration at 7 a.m. Show spots sell out each year, reserve early. For more information contact Joe at 516-849-2465.


Wednesday, July 17

Business Card Swap

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold their After Hours Networking and Business Card Swap on July 17 at Palmer’s American Grille from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cash bar with happy hour prices and complimentary appetizers. All are welcome! Bring your business cards and invite a business associate! Must reserve at www.farmingdalenychamber.org


Thursday, July 18

Bethpage Author Book Signing

Henry Clark, a local children’s author from Bethpage, will be discussing and signing copies of his new young readers’ book What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World at the Barnes & Noble in Carle Place on Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. The book is suited for ages 8 to 12. Call the store at 516-741-9850 for more information.


Sunday, July 21

Summer Fair

Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.


Friday, July 26

Wine Tasting Benefit

Join Last Hope Animal Rescue for a wine tasting on the grounds of the Walt Whitman House on Friday, July 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. at 246 Old Whitman Road, West Hills in Huntington. Stew Leonard’s will donate featured wines for the evening, and all proceeds will benefit Last Hope’s dog/cat rescue and rehabilitation efforts. See Paypal at www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. There will also be a tour of the historic Walt Whitman birthplace. A buffet dinner and dessert will be served. Tickets are $45 per person. Reserve by July 19. Checks can be mailed to: Last Hope, PO Box 7025, Wantagh, 11793. For information, call 516-644-5242.


Saturday, July 27

Shrek

See the production of Shrek at St. Kilian’s, opening on July 26. Call 516-249-0127 for information. Details next week.


Wednesday, August 14

Military, Veteran Job Fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled for Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Road, in Farmingdale, is committed to making this one-of–a-kind free hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers. For information contact Robert VanPelt, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-786-4605 or David Myones, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-236-0423. Visit: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for additional information, dates.


Saturday, August 17

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

 

One of the most exciting games was the 12U championship between the Long Island Devils and hometown Farmingdale Greendogs. Farmingdale started off the tournament path by going 6-0 in group play as the Devils went 3-3. In the playoff portion of the tournament, the Greendogs shellacked the Ozone Howard Renegades 11-3, on Aug. 14, while the Devils staved off East Meadow from getting on the scoreboard, beating them 5-0.


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


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