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Holiday Army Truck/Tram Ride - November 30

Holiday Services - December 1

Village Board Of Trustees - December 2

 

Saturday, November 30

 

Holiday Army Truck/Tram Ride

Santa is coming to the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale on Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for truck rides around the Republic airfield. The event will also include hot chocolate, candy canes and a chance to get your picture taken with Santa Claus. Truck rides are $5 plus the cost of admission. Call 631-454-2039 for more details. 

 

Sunday, December 1

 

Holiday Services Open

The Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main Street (corner of Grant Ave), will hold special services at 9:30am and 11:30am on the four Sundays in Advent beginning on Dec. 1,  2013.

 

Monday, December 2

 

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

The Farmingdale Village Board of Trustees will hold its next public meeting on Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. at Village Hall on 361 Main St. 

 

Joe Belisi Day 

On Dec. 2, the Village of Farmingdale will commemorate the career of Nassau County legislator Joe Belisi with a special day in his honor. 

 

Tuesday, December 3

 

Tree Lighting

The annual lighting of the tricentennial tree will be held on the village green at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with a rain date on Dec. 5.  Refreshments are immediately following in Village Hall, sponsored by the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society.  

 

Airport Commission Meeting

The Republican Airport Commission will hold its next public meeting on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 201 of the Main Terminal.  

 

Wednesday, December 4

 

Farmingdale Board of Ed

The Farmingdale School District Board of Education will hold its next meeting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, at Howitt Middle School.

 

Math Workshop [3rd-5th]

Parents of students [grades 3 - 5] enrolled in the Farmingdale School District are invited to attend a workshop at the Howitt Middle School Library, providing an in-depth look at the mathematics curriculum that is being taught to students throughout the 2013-2014 school year.  

 

Thursday, December 5

 

Chamber’s Holiday Party

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Carlyle on the Green at 5:30 p.m. This year, the Chamber will celebrate silver anniversary members, in honor of those with 25 years in Farmingdale. 

 

Friday, December 6

 

First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gerngras Park

On Friday, Dec. 6, the Village of Farmingdale will hold its first ever tree lighting ceremony at Gerngras Park, on Staples Street at 6 p.m.

 

Chinese Auction

Help for people, a non-profit organization in Farmingdale, will be holding a Chinese auction on Friday Dec. 6, from 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., at Firemen’s Memorial Park in Lindenhurst Admission is $8 in advance, or $10 at the door, and includes one sheet of 25 raffle tickets. Raffle prizes include: Disney Park Hopper Passes, Basket of Cheer, Restaurant Gift Certificates, Themed Baskets and much more. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. 

 

Holiday Special at FUMC

Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main Street, will present two performances of the advent opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013. The hour-long opera, by Gian-Carlo Menotti, will be performed in English by professional singers, dancers and chorus under the direction of David Majoros, D.M.A., Music Director of FUMC. It’s charming story and colorful numbers make it perfect for children. Friday evening’s performance begins at 7:30pm and the Saturday matinee at 4:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be reserved by calling the church office at 516 694-3424.

 

Saturday, December 7

 

St. Luke’s Christmas Tree Lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. For more details visit stlukesfarmingdale.org. 

 

JC Cafe hosts Servants of the Shepherd

The JC Cafe at Farmingdale United Methodist Church on Main Street will host Servants of the Shepherd, a well-known contemporary Christian music group, to perform a variety of music including familiar Christmas hymns. Doors open at 7PM with complimentary coffee and desserts and the program begins at 7:30PM; suggested donation is $5.00. For additional information call 516-694-3424 or visit farmingdaleumc.org.

 

Tuesday, December 10

 

Math Workshop [K-2nd]

Parents of students [grades K - 2] enrolled in the Farmingdale School District are invited to attend a workshop at the Howitt Middle School Library, providing an in-depth look at the mathematics curriculum that is being taught to students throughout the 2013-2014 school year. 

 

Saturday, December 28

 

Flap-Jack Breakfast for Alex

On Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the American Legion Post 449 in Farmingdale will sponsor a flap-jack breakfast at the Airport Plaza Applebee’s. The event is being held to benefit the son of one of the Legion’s members, Alex, a former Farmingdale EMS, and recovering cancer survivor.  Tickets cost $13. For advance tickets call 516-314-6406 or send $13 for each ticket with checks made out to the American Legion Post 449, Farmingdale, Box 4000.

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

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