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theFarmingdaleObserver.com Calendar

Movie Night - Thursday, August 8
Farmer’s Market - Sunday, August 11
CYO Basketball Registration - Wednesday, August 14


Thursday, August 8

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green : Wreck It Ralph on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.


Sunday, August 11

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 11 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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.

CYO Basketball Registration

The St. Kilian CYO program will be holding registration for their girls and boys Basketball teams for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Aug. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gym lobby at St. Kilian’s on Cherry Street in Farmingdale. Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are invited to register for participation on a travel basketball team representing St. Kilian Parish. Also looking for volunteer coaches in all age brackets. Any adults who would like to volunteer to coach will need to submit background check paperwork and take the parish mandated VIRTUS training. Payment of $150 is due at time of registration. Sibling discounts are available.


Thursday, August 15

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green: Life of Pi on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.

Elton John Tribute Concert

Yellow Brick Road plays a free Elton John tribute concert at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.


Saturday, August 17

Blood Drive

Runner’s Edge will host a blood drive on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in municipal lot #1.

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 .


Sunday, August 18

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 18 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, August 21

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness

Join Assemblyman Michael Montesano on Aug. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library for important information about hurricane and emergency preparedness. A state emergency representative will also be present. Call 516-937-3571 for information.

Blood Drive

The Columbus Lodge #2143, a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, in conjunction with the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and the NY Blood Center, will hold a blood drive on Aug. 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the lodge located behind the Stuart Thomas Manor at 2143 Boundary Avenue in South Farmingdale.


Thursday, August 22

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green: The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey on Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.


Friday, August 23

Car Show

The Main Street Car Show will be held on Aug. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.


Sunday, August 25

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 25 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Friday, August 30

Summer Picnic

Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue, in Wantagh is holding their annual rain or shine picnic on Friday, Aug. 30. Bring your favorite picnic meal, blanket or beach chairs at 6:30 p.m. and join in the celebration of Shabbat.

 

News

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

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.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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