Friday, 18 October 2013 08:22
Marching Band Competition - October 17
Homecoming - October 18
1880 LI Halloween Celebration - October 19
Running through Oct. 20, foodies from far and wide will be given the chance to explore some of the local eateries in the Village of Farmingdale. All week long, the 17 participating restaurants will offer patrons special menu items at special prices. For more information visit farmingdalerestaurantweek.com
The Farmingdale High School Marching Band will compete in the annual Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.
Farmingdale High School will celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 18 beginning with a pep rally at 5 p.m. The football game versus Valley Stream Central will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 150 Lincoln Street. Call 516-752-6600 for information.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin Street is holding its Safe Halloween Party on Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $ 20 per family or $ 5 for a single, there will be games, snacks, pizza, punch, soda, haunted house, piñata, games, all are welcome.
The Special Olympics of New York will hold the Long Island Softball Tournament on Oct. 19 at the East Meadow Softball Complex. Participant registration due before Oct. 11. Volunteers needed. Visit www.nyso.org for information.
First annual music festival at Eisenhower Park on Oct. 19. Free and open to public. This year featuring Gloria Gaynor and many top local talent. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
Step back into the later 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19. Call 516-572-8400 for information.
“1880 Long Island Halloween” at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19-20, 26-27. Includes a monster scavenger hunt, tales from the grave digger, pumpkin carving demonstrations, tarot card readings, broom making for witches, and more. Festivities will take place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission $10 for adults, $7 for children. Kids under 5 are free. Call 516-572-8400 for information.
Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will hold a public work session on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall on 361 Main St.
County’s 2nd Annual Fall Golf Classic at Eisenhower Park. Participants treated to giveaways, prizes, raffles, and a catered lunch. Registration began on June 1. Call 516-572-0328 for information.
The Farmingdale Village Planning Board will hold its next meeting on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall on 361 Main St.
Kick off the fall season with the Town of Oyster Bay’s annual fall family festival, which features fun for the whole family, including Halloween crafts, hayrides, games, apple cider and pumpkin picking. The festivities will be held at Marjorie R. Post Park in Massapequa on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
The Farmingdale Parent—Teacher Council will hold its next meeting on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Howitt Middle School.
The Bethpage schools Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School.
The Farmingdale Village Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. at Village Hall on 361 Main St.
The Farmingdale schools Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. inside the Howitt Middle School cafeteria. Visit farmingdaleschools.org for meeting dates and information.
The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its next meeting at noon, on Nov. 7, at Cascarino’s at 302 Main Street. At the meeting, members will elect new officers and directors.
The first ever Long Island gingerbread house contest is coming to the Chocolate Duck, at 310 Main St. in Farmingdale, on Nov. 16. Anyone interested in registering in the contest has until Nov. 1 to sign up. The judging will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m.
The Community Summit meeting will be held on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library.
Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 23, at noon. The parade will begin at Northside Elementary school and ends at the Village Green.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
This past Fall, Farmingdale village officials approved plans to construct the proposed Staller Project—located at 285 Eastern Parkway in Farmingdale—which will usher in 27 residential housing units. Now, after further discussion with village officials, developers with Staller Associates, Inc. have modified their original renderings to change the once olive-colored facade with steel panels to red brick, to better match the motif of downtown Farmingdale.
After discussing the initial proposal with several residents, some of whom did not feel the cold steel panels were a good fit with some of the surrounding buildings, Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand said he contacted the Hauppague-based developers to find a way to better compliment the community.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview.
According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Thirteen male and female student-athletes at Farmingdale High School have signed scholarship letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at prestigious schools around the county. During the “College signing day” ceremony, on Dec. 5, friends, families, faculty, academic advisors, coaches, and parents joined student athletes in support of their collegiate careers.
The following students have signed letters of intent:
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Franklin Diaz of Farmingdale scored as the third overall finisher in the 21st annual Rob’s Run—a 5-kilometer cross-country style race through Stillwell Woods in Woodbury, hosted by New York Blood Services,
Diaz finished with a total time of 16 minutes and 43 seconds.
After finishing the race, on Dec. 1, Franklin went back out onto the course to run with his nephew Anthony Diaz, who was celebrating his 10th birthday. Anthony finished the run with a total time of 29 minutes and 37 seconds.
534 competitors finished this year’s run which was put together by the Greater Long Island Running Club, in memorium of Rob Lauterborn.