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A Nigh at the Races - February 22

Fun Run - February 23

PtA Council - February 24

 

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. 

Saturday, February 22

A Night At The Races

On Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. St. Luke’s Athletic Association will hold a fundraiser at Fellowship Hall. The event will include a daily double, 50/50 raffle and more. There will also be beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert served. Cost is $20 per person. 

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. 

 

South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners

The next meeting of the South Farmingdale Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will be held on Feb. 25, at 

Wednesday,February 26

Farmingdale Board of Education 

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education will be held on Feb. 26, at 8 p.m., in the Howitt Middle School cafeteria. 

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.

 

American Planning Association

On Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. approximately 20-25 people will assemble in front of Village Hall in Farmingdale for a walking tour run by the AMerican Planning Association Long Island Section.

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.

Sunday, March 2

St. Luke’s Mardi Gras Parade

On March 2, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Farmingdale will be celebrating Mardi Gras with a parade along Prospect Street, which will begin at noon and will be followed by the Burning of the Palms. 

Monday, March 3

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees

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

Wednesday, March 5

Ash Wednesday

On March 5, the Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main Street, will conduct Ash Wednesday services at noon. Call 516-694-3424 for more information. Seven Methodist Churches in the area will also offer a combined Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 25 Broadway in Amityville. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 6

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its next general meeting at noon on March 6 at Bellagio Pizza Restaurant, located at 211 Airport Plaza. 

At the meeting, there will be a presentation on holding government accountable from guest speaker Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York.

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

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com