Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
Commissioners Meeting - October 24
Halloween Blood Drive - October 26
PTA Council - October 28
As part of Red Ribbon week, school districts around Nassau County are giving presentations about substance abuse for parents students, and staff, to try and raise awareness to the issue. On Oct. 24, Bethpage High School will offer an overdose prevention (Narcan) training program aimed at parents and staff in the district. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
The Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners will hold their next meeting on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.
The Runner’s Edge, located at 242 Main Street in Farmingdale, is hosting a Halloween Blood Drive on Saturday Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the store. The event is open to anyone between ages 16 and 75 (16-year-olds must have parent permission. Anyone 76 and over need a doctor’s note) provided they weigh at least 100 lbs. and bring a form of ID with a signature or photo. The Runner’s Edge will give 20 percent off all purchases for anyone who donates.
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, 04 December 2013 00:00
Farmingdale School District officials are alerting parents to review safety concerns with their children, after last week, when a high school student reported that an unidentified male was following her while she walked home from school.
The individual, who had followed the student down Lincoln Street, also attempted to have a dialogue with the student, who entered her home safely and without incident.
The following day, both the parent and the student reported the incident to school administrators. In response, Farmingdale High School Principal Glen Zakian sent a letter to parents in the district, alerting them to the incident.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
Over the weekend, people filled the streets of downtown Farmingdale, to bring in the merriest of holiday’s in fashion... with the annual holiday parade, presented by the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce.
“Saturday was very well attended and the parade ended up competing with the FHS Championship game,” said Chamber President Beth Mignone. “The Chamber received a lot of emails asking to have the time of the parade changed because they wanted to be at both events... which shows you how close the town really is, and how involved our residents are.”
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers, ranked first in the division (11-0), came out to defend their title as Nassau County champions against the no. 3 seed, the Massapequa Chiefs (8-3), who attempted to take it away. The Chiefs, after losing to the Dalers 33-8 in week 4, would of liked nothing better then to defeat the Dalers in front of 4,000 people at Hofstra and grab the title. The rivalry was all the talk this week and the Nassau County Police had extra Officers all around the stadium at Hofstra.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00
The Giants faced off against the Jets in the girl’s grades 9 – 12 Super Bowl last Sunday. The two teams were evenly matched, having split the two regular season games. But it turned out to be the Giants’ night, winning by a score of 18-7. The Giants played short-handed all season, with a roster of only five; and all five girls contributed greatly to this victory. The Giants took the opening drive and scored a touchdown on a short pass to Kat ‘Safety Dance’ Krieg who made a good move to get free and run it in from 25 yards out. It looked like the Jets were going to tie it when the fleet-footed Myasa Evans broke free on an end run but Jessica ‘Steady’ Scire came all the way across the field and made a touchdown saving flag. A few plays later Hailey ‘I’m retiring’ Lospitalier intercepted in the end zone to thwart the Jets’ scoring chance. The Giants capitalized when they drove the full field and scored a second touchdown on a short pass to Krieg. The Giants expanded their lead in the second half to 18-0 on another short pass to Lospitalier. This followed a beautiful bomb pass from QB Theresa ‘Air’ DeSantis to Krieg who was run down just short of the goal. The defense played outstanding, especially Hanna ‘Wild Girl’ Berge who made several diving, touchdown saving, flags. DeSantis was on target all night long, finishing with three touchdown passes and many completions which helped control the ball and the clock. A well-deserved win by the girls against an outstanding team.