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Concerned Citizens - December 11

Howitt MS Orchestra - December 13

Northside Winter Concert - December 16 

 

Wednesday, December 11

 

Celebration Dinner For Helping Kids Stay in Sports

On Dec. 11, join News 12 Sports anchor Jamie Stuart as he hosts a very special reception to say “thank you” to the volunteers and directors of the Children’s Sports Connection, which has fulfilled the dreams of so many children through the years. The event will be held at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., and will feature a holiday dinner, music with special performances by Sal Manzo and a youth choir, raffles and a silent auction. Admission costs $100. For more information contact Patricia D’Accolti at 516-512-8922.

 

Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale will have a special presentation from  Inspector John Berry and POP Officer Paul Lamonica with the Nassau County Police Department’s second precinct to discuss crime in the community. Some topics will include burglaries, property damage, possible gang activity, DWI and DUI accidents, drug-related activities, and crimes against seniors. A representative from YES Community Counseling Center will also be attending to increase awareness of some issues surrounding several Long Island communities. 

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Allen Park. Refreshments will also be available at the meeting. 

 

Thursday, December 12

 

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Village of Farmingdale Zoning Board will hold its next meeting on Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. 

 

Friday, December 13

 

Howitt Middle School Orchestra

On Dec. 13, join the students of Howitt Middle School’s Orchestra for a performance at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Monday, December 16

 

Northside Winter Concert

On Dec. 16, join the students of Northside Elementary School for a special holiday performance at 7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, December 17

 

Farmingdale High School Concert

On Dec. 17, join Farmingdale high school students in the symphonic band, string orchestra, and the symphony orchestra for a special performance in the school auditorium at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Thursday, December 19

 

After Hours Networking and Business Card Swap

On Dec. 19, the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be holding its next after hours event at CaraCara Mexican Grill at 354 Main St. in Farmingdale. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and includes a free raffle, complimentary appitizers, and happy hour pricing until 7 p.m. 

 

Sunday, December 22

 

Christmas Cantata

On Dec. 22, the Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main Street, will have a special Christmas Cantata during their 9:30 a.m. services. 

 

Tuesday, December 24

 

Christmas Services

On Dec. 24, the Farmingdale United Methodist Church will hold is traditional service at 3:00 p.m., featuring carols and communion. Family candlelight service with carols will be held at 7:00 p.m. and a traditional candlelight service with carols at 10:30 p.m.

 

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


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