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Board of Education - March 5

Chamber of Commerce - March 6

St. Patrick's Dinner - March 9

 

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.

 

Farmingdale Board of Education

The next meeting of the Farmingdale School District Board of Education will be held on March 5, at 8 p.m., in the Howitt Middle School cafeteria. 

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.

 

Junior Women’s Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Junior Women’s Club of Farmingdale will be held from 7:30-10:00 p.m., on March 6, at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. 

 

Farmingdale Cinema Presents Lamb of God: As The Palaces Burn

At 8 p.m., on March 6, come to the Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, located at 1001 Broad Hollow Road, for a special one-time showing of Lamb of God: As The Palaces Burn, a documentary that follows heavy metal band Lamb of God and their fans throughout the world.

 

During the filming process, in 2012, the story took a dramatic turn when singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter. What followed was a heart-wrenching courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and curious onlookers around the world on the edge of their seats. The film will include a new/pre-recorded Q&A with the band members that will be available exclusively to audiences attending the theatrical screenings.

Friday, March 7

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Deadline 

If you or your organization would like to march in the second annual Village of Farmingdale St. Patrick’s Day parade please email either John Court, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Chuck Gosline, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details. The parade will be held on March 23, along Main Street in Farmingdale.    

Sunday, March 9

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

On March 9, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 298 Conklin Street in Farmingdale, will hold its annual  St. Patrick’s Day dinner fundraiser, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For reservations call 516-752-9254. 

 

Pasta Dinner and Toy Drive

On March 9, the Village of Farmingdale Fire Department’s Junior Brigade is having a pasta dinner and toy drive, from 1-5 p.m., at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. The event costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. All unwrapped toy donations will go to the Cohen Childrens Hospital at LIJ. Call 516-531-9820 for more details.

 

Backyard Horticulture

On March 9, the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society will be hosting this gardening program just in time for Spring planting. Organized by JoAnne Bihary, the event starts at 2 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library.   

Monday, March 10

Board of Trustees Work Session

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

Tuesday, March 11

Department of Environmental Conservation

The state DEC will be holding a public meeting, at 7 p.m. on March 11, at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street, to discuss a remedy for the proposed Farmingdale Plaza Cleaners Superfund site.

Wednesday, March 12

Farmingdale School Budget Workshop

On March 12, the Farmingdale School District Board of Education will meet for a special workshop on the district’s proposed spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Thursday, March 13

Zoning Board of Appeals

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

 

Farmingdale State College Performs Eve Ensler’s Monologue

Farmingdale State College’s Back Stage Theater Co. will be performing “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” from March 13-15 at 8 p.m. 

This work is an anthology of writings about violence against women that was co-edited by Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues. 

Tickets are $5 and all profits will go towards local organizations that benefit female victims of domestic violence. Performances will be held in Sinclair Hall, with the exception of the March 14 performance, which will be held in Roosevelt Hall.  For more information, call 631-420-2552 or 631-794-6258.

 

Chamber Concert

Farmingdale High School’s Chamber Choir will be holding a concert inside the lecture hall on March 13, at 6:30 p.m. 

Monday, March 17

Board of Trustees Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on March 17, at 7 p.m., at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street.

Tuesday, March 18

Special Elections

Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m., on March 18, at Farmingdale Village Hall, where local voters will cast ballots for the position of court justice and village trustee. 

Thursday, March 20

Women’s Club of Farmingdale

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

 

Farmingdale Hawks

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Hawks will be held from 8:30-10 p.m. on March 20, inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. 


News

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


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