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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

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. 

On April 4, members of the Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners appointed three new Chiefs of the Farmingdale Fire Department. After 14 years of service with the department, the newly minted Chief Patrick Tortoso is ambitious about his new title. 

 

“I wouldn’t be here without my members' backing,” Tortoso said.

 

At the ceremony, Frank Romano, ex-Chief of the Farmingdale Fire Department, gave his final rundown of the 997 calls the department handled in 2013, before handing over the proverbial reigns to Tortoso. 

 

“You guys always did a standup job,” Romano said congratulating his commrades. “This has been a rewarding experience.” 


Sports

John Galanoudis of Farmingdale, a junior student at Molloy College, batted .462 for the week with a .562 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging clip to help Molloy to a 3-1 series win over St. Thomas Aquinas. He scored four times, had six hits including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Galanoudis also stole a base and walked once.

 

— Submitted By ECC Sports

 

Erin Donovan of Farmingdale, a sophomore at Farmingdale State College, finished 6th in the High Jump at the St. Joseph’s Invitational competition. Her mark of 4 feet, 8.25 inches moves her to No. 7 on the All-Time list. 

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Athletics Department


Farmingdale High School’s Lady Dalers have staked an early lead in Nassau County Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Conference I, after winning each of their last three games this season. Starting the season on the road, the Lady Dalers would open with a non-league victory over Sacred Heart on March 20. The Lady Dalers would go on to win the exhibition match 10-8, thanks to Tara Wahl who scored six goals to put Farmingdale in the lead. On March 22, the Lady Dalers would compete in their first game of the regular season against

South Side High School. During the game Jill Alonso put up two goals and four assists, helping the team to secure its 13-4 road win. 


Calendar

School Board Budget Adoption - April 9

CSEA Training - April 11

Comedy Dinner - April 11


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