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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

More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.

Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.


Sports

Farmingdale squeaks by Massapequa

The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.

The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before  halftime and the heavy rain that followed.

Town sports shifts to hockey

It’s almost time to hit the ice again.

The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Baldwin High School

Saturday, September 27

Girls Varsity Tennis At Malverne High School

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Massapequa High School

Wednesday, October 1



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