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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

More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.

Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.


Sports

Farmingdale squeaks by Massapequa

The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.

The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before  halftime and the heavy rain that followed.

Town sports shifts to hockey

It’s almost time to hit the ice again.

The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Baldwin High School

Saturday, September 27

Girls Varsity Tennis At Malverne High School

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Massapequa High School

Wednesday, October 1



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