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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

Starting July 26, the St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale will feature a production of the hit musical, The Wizard of Oz. 

 

Based on a classic tale—first penned as a children’s novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900 and later transformed into a major motion picture by Metro-Goldwyn Meyer in 1939— The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a girl named Dorothy Gale, played by Zoe Neyer, and her dog Toto, who after being thrown into a twister end up in the Land of Oz. 

 

Trying to find her way home, Dorothy meets Glinda the Good Witch of the North, played by Angela Roedig, who instructs her to “follow the Yellow Brick Road.”

Farmingdale females were out in force on July 12, to represent their hometown at the 31st annual Long Island Women’s 5 kilometer run sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club. 

 

Bob Cook, who owns the Runner’s Edge shoe and sports apparel store on Main Street, said that attendance at this year’s race was the highest in the race’s history, with more than 500 women competing for the grand prize. 

 

According to Cook, over the years, the race has attracted the likes of world-class runners and Olympians from all over the state, racing for the $500 grand prize.


Sports

Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament. 

July 13

Plainedge 12 - Island Trees 2 (9UB)

 

Ozone Howard Huskies 14 - Wantagh Hawks 1 (9UA)

The Farmingale Devils Travel Baseball teams were in action during The 4th of July weekend and provided fireworks in two different states.

 

The 11U Devils won their third tournament this year. They traveled  to Connecticut for the fourth of July tournament. The Devils lost game one on Saturday 7-5 to the Connecticut Defenders and won game two 17-0,The Devils advanced to the playoff round and would meet the Defenders again .The bats were on fire all day led by Big Joe Mcgrath and Nick Franco.The Devils beat the Defenders 11-5 and advanced to the championship to play the number one seed and undefeated Hit Club. The Devils jumped out to 4-2 to lead .The game was tied at 9-9 going to the 6th inning and the Devils would score 2 runs and hold on to win the tournament. The Devils had 52 hits and scored 44 runs,Big Joe had 4 doubles a triple, Nick Franco had 8 hits. Anthony Quatromani 8hits.Matt DiSanti drove in the last run in the championship game. Tim Dorman 6 hits. Patrick Quinn 5 hits and 6 stolen bases. Nick O'Connor 3 hits and 4 stolen bases. Kyle Gaertner 6 hits and was winner pitcher in championship game. Patrick Sanchez was the winning pitcher in semi-final game.


Calendar

Monty Python - July 23

After Hours Networking - July 24

Music Under The Stars - July 25


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