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theFarmingdaleObserver.com Calendar

PTA Presentation - January 16

5th Annual Birthday Blood Drive - January 18

FBLI Registration - January 18

 

Wednesday, January 15

Farmingdale Board of Ed Meeting

The Farmingdale Union-Free School District Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Jan. 15, at 8 p.m., inside the Howitt Middle School cafeteria. 

Thursday, January 16

After-hours Networking and Business Card Swap

On Jan. 16, the Chamber of Commerce invites you to meet at the Nutty Irishman, located at 323 Main Street, after normal business hours to network and swap cards with other local business owners. 

 

Women’s Club 

The Women’s Club of Farmindale will hold their next meeting at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street, on Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

FBLI Registration

Come sign up for the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. at Allen Park on Thursday, Jan. 16. Registration will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. For more information log onto the FBLI website at www.fdalebaseball.com.

 

PTA Presentation

Join members of the Howitt Middle School PTA, on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m., for a special presentation from Dr. Bill Brennan, Director of Instructional Technology at Farmingdale Schools. Dr. Brennan will be giving his presentation, Technology: Having It All, which he recently gave at the 117th Annual NYS PTA Convention in November. 

 

Dr. Brennan will be talking about how technology has framed our lives and our children’s futures. He will discuss how parents and teachers can move towards embracing it as we understand how it has opened up new pathways in education and nearly limitless growth potential for Farmingdale students. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to find out what your child already knows. 

Saturday, January 18

FBLI Registration

Come sign up for the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. at Allen Park on Saturday, Jan. 18. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information log onto the FBLI website at www.fdalebaseball.com.

 

5th Annual Birthday Blood Drive

At a time when blood donations are at a critical low, come help Long Island Blood Services to meet its need by donating the gift of life. On Saturday, Jan. 18, North Seaford resident Mindy Davidson will host her 5th annual Birthday Blood Drive at The Runner’s Edge, located at 242 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Runner’s Edge is also providing 20 percent off all purchases in the store during the blood drive. To RSVP e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-359-9409 for more details. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Monday, January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

School and village offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Tuesday, January 21

Farmingdale High School PTA Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale High School Parent-Teacher Association will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. inside the high school library. 

 

Blood Drive

Come give blood. On Jan. 21, the Woodward Parkway Elementary School will be hosting a blood drive from 3:30 - 9 p.m. Juice and cookies will be provided. 

 

Village Board of Trustees Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Village Hall on Main Street. 


News

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com