Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
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 5:30-7:30 p.m. and includes a free raffle, complimentary appetizers, and happy hour pricing until 7 p.m.
South Farmingdale FD Operation Santa - December 21
Christmas Cantata - December 22
Brunch with Santa - December 22
On Dec. 20, the Farmingdale High School Boy’s Varsity Basketball team will face-off against Syosset. Game begins at 5 p.m. inside the gymnasium at Farmingdale High School, located at 150 Lincoln Street.
Be on the lookout. On Saturday, Dec. 21, the South Farmingdale Fire Department will be out on its annual “Operation Santa” detail. Santa Claus will spend the day with members of the department, who will be providing him a lift through the South Farmingdale Fire District, before he returns home to the North Pole. Make sure to listen for the sounds of holiday muic and the horns from the rigs. Come out when Santa is you neighborhood for some special holiday treats and to wave Santa as he passes through South Farmingdale.
On Dec. 22, the Farmingdale United Methodist Church at 407 Main Street will have a special Christmas Cantata during the 9:30 a.m. services.
On Dec. 22, the Library Cafe at 274 Main St., will be celebrating the holiday season with a very special guest. Santa Claus will be visiting the restaurant from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to hand out treats and take photos. To mark this special occasion, the Library Cafe will be serving a special brunch buffet. For $21.95 per adult and $10.95 per child, the sit-down buffet features an assortment of fresh fruit, french toast, pancakes, eggs benedict, home fries, pastries, scrambled eggs and all the fixings. The regular menu will also be available.
The Farmingdale School District will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, 2014 for the Holiday recess
The Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will hold its second work session of the month at 7 p.m. on Dec. 23, at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street.
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.
On Friday, Dec. 27, Palmer’s American Grill at 123 Fulton Street, will feature live music performed by singer Jack Fontana. Palmer’s is open from 4 to 11 p.m. To make a reservation call 516-420-0609
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014
On Jan. 6, the Police Althetic League of Farmingdale is holding a unit meeting at their clubhouse, located at 31 North Front Street in Farmingdale, starting at 7 p.m.
On Jan. 7, the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. is holding a meeting at Allen Park, located at 45 Motor Avenue in Farmingdale, starting at 8 p.m.
Previously postponed due to inclement weather, the Farmingdale School District will be holding a mathematics workshop for parents of students in grades K-2. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8. the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School Library starting at 7 p.m.
The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its first general meeting of 2014, on Jan. 9, at Palmer’s American Grille at 123 Fulton St. Bring your business cards. All members present will enter into a drawing to win either “Featured Member of the Month” on the Chamber website, a Spotlight in the newsletter, or a banner or the Chamber’s website for one month.
Come sign up for the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. at Allen Park on Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.
FUMC is hosting a blood drive with New York Blood Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 4:45-9:15pm in Fellowship Hall. All donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII ($2,500 value). There is a critical blood shortage in Jan. due to school closings and inclement weather. To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Bing at 516-456-0248. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
It may have been a polar vortex outside, but inside Farmingdale’s Village hall things were heating up with the first annual Winter wonderland. Close to 800 people filled the village hall over two hours on a frigid Wednesday evening to eat, laugh, and mingle with Main
Street’s finest, the business owners. While K 98.3 played music outside, inside the wonderful aromas of a variety of hot food from the local restaurants filled the air. There were rice balls, and chicken picatta, pastas and meat balls supplied by Cascarino’s and Palmer’s
Grill, along with Shepard’s pie, hot wings from Croxley’s Ale House. The guacamole from Caracara Mexican Grill was so fresh and delicious it would make a Texan jealous. There were 37 business represented all giving away free samples, food, and discounts to a packed crowd ranging in age from infants to seniors.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Farmingdale, East Meadow, Massapequa and Levittown school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.
— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay