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Zoning Board - February 13

American Legion - February 16

Tax Grievance Day - February 18 

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. 

Sunday, February 16

Farmingdale American Legion Post 449

On Feb. 16, Farmingdale Post 449 will have Phil Keith—author of the book Fire Base Illingworth—stop by at the Farmingdale Public Library for a book signing from 1:30-4:00 p.m. 

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. 

Republic Airport Commission

The next scheduled meeting of the Republic Airport Commission will be held on Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., in conferenece room 201 of the Main Terminal, located at 7150 Republic Airport. 

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. 

 

Common Core Seminar

On Feb. 27, New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt will host a seminar, from 7-9 p.m., to discuss the Common Core Learning Standards.

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.

Ongoing Events

St. Kilian’s Food Pantry

Located at 140 Elizabeth Street, St. Kilian’s church serves anyone who lives within our parish boundaries regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. The Food Pantry is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are also available certain Saturdays by appointment only. Spanish translators are available Tuesdays and Fridays. For further information please call Director of Outreach Nina Petersen at 516-756-9656.

 

Weight Watchers

Looking to shed a few pounds? The Farmingdale United Methodist Church’s Weight Watchers program meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m.  

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Every Friday, from 5:30-8:45 p.m., the Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main Street, holds Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 

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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