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Farmingdale Hawks - March 20

St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 23

Board of Trustees Work Session - March 24 

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. 

Sunday, March 23

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

After the success of the “first ever” Saint Patrick’s Day parade, last year, the Village of Farmingdale is planning to hold its second annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 23, at 1 p.m. The parade route will span from the Northside Elementary school, about a half-mile through to Main Street. A brief ceremony will follow the procession at 2 p.m., at the village green, where there will be family fun events and vendors serving refreshments. 

Monday, March 24

Board of Trustees Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24, at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street. 

 

PTA Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale School District PTA Council will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24, at Howitt Middle School, located at 70 Van Cott Ave. in Farmingdale. 

 

Tuesday, March 25

12th Annual Community Summit Expo

On March 25, the Farmingdale Community Summit Expo and Health Fair will be held at Farmingdale High School from 6-8:30 p.m. The event is being organized by the Farmingdale Community Summit Council and sponsored by the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact Ken Ulric at 516-454-6813.

 

Planning Board

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on 7 p.m., on March 25, at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. 

South Farmingdale Commissioners

The next meeting of the South Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners will be held on March 25, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26

Board of Education Budget Workshop

The next budget workshop/public meeting of the Farmingdale School District Board of Education will be held on March 26, at 8 p.m., in the Howitt Middle School cafeteria, located at 70 Van Cott Avenue in Farmingdale. 

Thursday, March 27

Board of Fire Commissioners 

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners will be held at 8 p.m. inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. 

 

Chamber of Commerce Comedy Night

On March 27, join the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., for its annual comedy night event at the Farmingdale Knights of Columbus headquarters, located at 1 Morton Street in Farmingdale. The event will feature three top comedians and will also include a buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert. Tickets are $25 and the proceeds go to support the Chamber’s Farmingdale High School Scholarship Fund and other community projects. 

 

Basketball Fundraiser

On March 27, at 7 p.m., join students, faculty and staff, at the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School, located at 70 Van Cott Avenue, for a friendly round of basketball to help raise funds.   

Friday, March 28

PTA Chinese Auction

On March 28, join the Northside Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association for a Chinese Auction. 

Monday, March 31

Farmingdale SEPTA Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Special Education Parent-Teacher Association will be held at Northside Elementary School, located at 55 Powell Place in Farmingdale, at 7 p.m. 

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.

 

Bell Choir

Put some jingle into your evening. Come join the Bell Choir every Thursday at 7 p.m., the Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main Street.

News

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


Columns

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