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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

At a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, school district superintendent John Lorentz discussed New York State’s proposal to invest $2 billion into districts statewide

through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

 

If approved by voters in the upcoming general elections, the act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion in the form of a capital bond to provide students with access to classroom

technology and high-speed internet connectivity, with the goal of equalizing opportunities for children to learn, adding classroom space, expanding pre-kindergarten programs, replacing classroom trailers with permanent instructional space and installing high-tech security features in schools. 

Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9

to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade. 


Sports

Last week, officials with the St. Kilian Saints baseball team inducted John Lombardi and Aaron Powell into their Hall of Fame. 

 

—Submitted by Farmingdale PAL and St. Kilian Baseball 


The 2014 Reilly Cup finals featured the two most successful OTHG teams over the last 9 years. Sal’s Place and Singleton’s have had 11 finals appearances and 7 championships between them during this period of time. They split 2 games during the regular season and Singleton’s became the winner’s bracket representative in the 2014 Cup by beating Sal’s deep in the tournament.

 

Sal’s took the first game 14-7. The game was close until the 8th inning when Sal’s broke it open with some timely hits and taking advantage of a Singleton’s miscue or two.  Sal’s held

Singleton’s to 7 runs with outstanding all-around defense, which was particularly impressive given that some of their significant contributors were visibly fighting through late-season injuries. 


Calendar

Homecoming - October 24

Autumn Fair - October 25

St. Kilian Blood Drive - October 26


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