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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

 

Friday, December 20

 

Varsity Basketball [Home Game]

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. 

 

Saturday, December 21

 

South Farmingdale Fire Department Operaion Santa

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. 

 

Sunday, December 22

 

Christmas Cantata

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. 

 

Brunch with Santa

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. 

 

Monday, December 23

 

Schools Closed

The Farmingdale School District will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, 2014 for the Holiday recess

 

Board of Trustees Work Session

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. 

 

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.

 

Wednesday, December 25

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

Friday, December 27

 

Live Music

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 

 

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.

 

Sunday, December 29

 

Sensational Bounce

BounceU of Farmingdale at 101 Carolyn Blvd. will have an open bounce geared towards children with special needs. Admission is $14.95 per child. For more information call 631-777-5867 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Wednesday, January 1

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014

Monday, January 6

 

PAL Unit Meeting

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.

 

Tuesday, January 7

 

FBLI Meeting

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. 

 

Wednesday, January 8

 

Parent’s Math Workshop [K-2}

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. 

 

Thursday, January 9

 

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

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. 

 

Friday, January 11

 

FBLI Registration

Come sign up for the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. at Allen Park on Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.  

 

 

Tuesday, January 14

 

Super Community Blood Drive 

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. 


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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