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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

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