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Hawaiian Luau - January 31

Souper Bowl Of Caring - February 2

Village Board of Trustees - February 3

 

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 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.

Monday, February 3

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. 

Thursday, February 6

February Luncheon 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. 

 

Junior Women’s Club

The Junior Women’s Club of Farmingdale will meet on Feb. 6, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. 

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

Monday, February 10

Village Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. 

Thursday, February 13

Zoning Board

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. 

Monday, February 17

President’s Day

Village offices will be closed on Feb. 17, in observance of President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 18

Tax Grievance Day 

Farmingdale village will hold Tax Grievance Day on Feb. 18, from 5-9 p.m. for any residents looking to file a grievance on their property taxes. 

Thursday, February 20

Women’s Club of Farmingdale

The next meeting of the Women’s Club of Farmingdale will be held on Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. 

Sunday, February 23

Fun Run

The Greater Long Island Running Club will be hosting a fun run on Feb. 23. The event will begin promptly at 9 a.m., behind the Runner’s Edge, located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Tuesday, February 25

Planning Board

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Planning Board will be held on Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. 

Thursday, February 27

Winter Wonderland Expo

On Feb. 27, the Village of Farmingdale and the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will throw the first-ever Winter Wonderland Expo at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. The event will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and will include a Taste of Farmingdale, a meet and greet, a community open house for neighbors, merchants, friends and family. 

Saturday, March 1

Farmingdale HS Fashion Show 

The annual school fashion show will take place on March 1, at 6 p.m. inside Farmingdale High School. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund. So come support this great event and watch our models (both students and faculty) strut their stuff on the runway.

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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