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Taste of St. Lukes - January 25

Installation of Laity in Ministry - January 26

PTA Council - January 27 

Wednesday, January 22

Northside Family Reading Night

On Jan. 22, the Northside Elementary School will be holding Family Reading Night at the Farmingdale Public Library at 7 p.m. 

 

How To Successfully Start A Small Business 

On Jan. 22, Farmingdale State College’s Small Business Development Center will host a presentation on the basics of business. The event will be held from 9-11 a.m. inside the Campus Commons at 2350 Broadhollow Rd. Registration is $12. 

Thursday, January 23

Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale

On Jan. 23, the Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Allen Park, located at 45 Motor Ave., for a discussion on its two-phase plan for a 22-acre expansion to Allen Park. Several Town of Oyster Bay officials will attend the meeting to address what’s been done and what’s to come to the park. 

 

Community Summit Meeting

On Jan. 23, the Farmingdale Community Summit will meet at the Farmingdale Public Library at 7 p.m. 


Fire Commissioner Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Fire Commissioners will be held at 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale.  

 

FHS Junior Prom Meeting

Farmingdale High School parents and students will meet in the school’s auditorium/commons on Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss plans for the Junior Prom.

Saturday, January 25

Boys Basketball

On Jan. 25, the Dalers Varsity and J.V. Boys Basketball teams will be on-the-road for a 2:00 p.m. game against Syosset.

Taste of St. Luke’s

On Jan. 25, from 7-9:00 p.m., St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 145 Prospect Street in Farmingdale, invites you to sample some culinary delights at its Taste of St. Luke’s fair. Admission costs $20 per person, and includes appetizer, entree, dessert, coffee, tea, soda and a wine and beer tasting. There will also be raffle baskets and prizes for the chefs. 

Sunday, January 26

Installation Of Laity In Ministry 

On Jan. 26, The Farmingdale United Methodist Church will be inducting ministry leaders and officers of committees during its 9:30 a.m. services.  

 

Mid-Winter Beach Bash

On Jan. 26, the Living Faith Christian Church will host its mid-winter beach bash from 5-9:00 p.m., inside the church, located at 25 Hempstead Turnpike in Farmingdale. 

Monday, January 27

PTA Council Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Farmingdale School District’s PTA Council will be held at Howitt Middle School on Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

 

Village Work Session

The Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will hold its next public work session on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale.  

Tuesday, January 28

Planning Board

The Farmingdale Village Planning Board will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale.  

Wednesday, January 29

SEPTA Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Schools’ Special Education Parent-Teacher Association will be held at Northside Elementary on Jan. 29, at 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, January 30

How to Write a Business Plan

On Jan. 30, Farmingdale State College’s Small Business Development Center will host a seminar on how to write a business plan. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m.-Noon inside the Campus Commons at 2350 Broadhollow Rd. Registration is $17 and pre-registration is required to attend. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, January 31

Superintendent’s Conference Day

Farmingdale schools will be closed on Jan. 31, for students grades K-12. 

 

Hawaiian Luau

On Jan. 31, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 145 Prospect Street in Farmingdale, is throwing a Hawaiian Luau night from 7-10:00 p.m. inside Fellowship Hall. The event is open to all ages and includes a dinner buffet, dessert, beverages and professional Hawaiian Entertainment. Admission is $15 for adults, and $7 for children under 18-years-old. Children under 5 are free. 

Sunday, February 2

Souper Bowl of Caring

On Feb. 2, Farmingdale United Methodist Church will be participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring, a day when young people around the U.S. give love to neighbors in their community and all-around the world. FUMC youths will collect $1 bills and cans of soup after services on Sunday. 

 

Scout Sunday

On Feb. 2, St. Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church will hold a special mass at 9:30 a.m. to present local Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelo Cub Scouts with with religious emblem badges for those who have completed their emblem workbooks. 

All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Leaders and Adults in scouting are invited to attend, in uniform, for Scout Sunday. For more information, contact your Pack’s religious coordinator or St. Kilians Parish Cub Scout/Boy Scout Catholic Emblem Coordinator Jeanne Pawlowski at 516-694-9321.

February 6

Chamber Meeting 

The next general meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be held at noon on Feb. 6, at CaraCara Mexican Grille on Main Street. 

Sunday, February 9

Traditional Dragon Line Dancing

On Feb. 9, join the Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary from 4-8:00 p.m. as they bring in the Chinese New Year at the Lotus Garden, located at 345 Conklin Street. Admission is $45 per person, and covers appetizers, entrees, tea, soda and dessert. A Chinese Auction will also be held to celebrate the year of the horse. For more information contact Tina Diamond at 516-655-9905


News

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

 

One of the most exciting games was the 12U championship between the Long Island Devils and hometown Farmingdale Greendogs. Farmingdale started off the tournament path by going 6-0 in group play as the Devils went 3-3. In the playoff portion of the tournament, the Greendogs shellacked the Ozone Howard Renegades 11-3, on Aug. 14, while the Devils staved off East Meadow from getting on the scoreboard, beating them 5-0.


Sports

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.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


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