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All District Concert - February 6

Traditional Dragon Line Dancing - February 9

History of the Van Cott Cemetery - February 9 

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, located at 354 Main Street. During the luncheon, the chamber will have special-guest speaker Joe Millizio to talk about New York State’s same-sex marriage law and how it effects us all. 

 

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. 

 

All District Concert

Choral students in the Farmingdale Schools will perform in the All-District Chorus concert on Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., inside the high school auditorium. 

Friday, February 7

Young Man/Special Lady Dance

On Feb. 7, elementary school students are invited to participate in the Young Man/Special Lady Dance at 7 p.m., at the Saltzman East Memorial School, located at 25 Mill Lane. 

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

 

History of the Van Cott Cemetery

On Feb. 9, the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society will present a History of the Van Cott Cemetery at 2 p.m. at the Farmingdale Publi Library. The Van Cott ancestry dates back to 1662 and is documented a tthis small plot on the corner of Richard and Rose streets. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 516-420-7913. 

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. 

Wednesday, February 19

After Hours Networking

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its next after-hours networking event on Feb. 19 at Cascarino’s, located at 302 Main St., from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Bring your business cards to be entered into a free raffle drawing. There is no cover charge to attend and non-members are welcome. 

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. 

Monday, February 24

PTA Council

The next meeting of the Farmingdale PTA Council will be held on Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School, located at 70 Van Cott Ave. 

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

If the Farmingdale Rams are going to get over the top and capture the Skyline Conference for men’s soccer in 2014, it will take some more aggressive play. That’s according to team captain and defensive player Vincent Danetti. 

 

“We don’t have a lot of big guys on our team,” Danetti said. “We need to play aggressive.” 

Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.



Sports

The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8. 

 

Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set. 

Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - October 16

Board of Trustees Work Session - October 20

Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza - November 2


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