Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00
Board of Education Meeting - April 2
Chamber of Commerce Meeting - April 3
Pediatric Nursing Conference - April 5
The next meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education will be held on April 2, at 8 p.m., inside the Howitt Middle School cafeteria.
The next general meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be held at noon on April 3, at Absolutely Mario Restaurant and Bar, located at 10 Allen Blvd. in Farmingdale.
On April 6, join the Albany Avenue PTA for their 4th annual 5K race. The race will begin promptly at 9 a.m., outside the Albany Avenue School, located at 101 N. Albany Ave. in North Massapequa. There will be refreshments, bagels, t-shirts, a barbecue (provided by Chili’s), and a post-race ceremony for award winners. For more details call Lisa Pugliese before race time at 516-249-1061.
The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on April 7, at 8 p.m., inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale.
The next meeting of the Farmingdale Police Activity League will be held at the PAL clubhouse, on April 7, at 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m., on April 8, Farmingdale High School will hold a special ceremony for students achieving honors in American Sign Language.
Today, lots of customers are using mobile devices to find what they need, to assess their options, to make decisions, and to make purchases. Small businesses who start embracing mobile now will be the ones best able to compete.
On April 8, Farmingdale State College, located at 2350 Broadhollow Road in Farmingdale, will help participants better understand this mobile transition so they will not get left behind. The program runs from 9-11 a.m. at the SBDC Conference Center. Cost is $12 to participate, and pre-registration is required.
On April 9, the Farmingdale School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting, at 8 p.m., to adopt the proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Easter festivities on April 12, at the Farmingdale Village Green. At 11:30 a.m., kids are welcome to line-up before the big Easter egg hunt, which begins at noon. The Easter Bunny will also be stopping by to take photos with the kids.
The Main Event, located at 1815 Broad Hollow Road in Farmingdale, will host the third annual PTSD Awareness fundraiser, on April 13, from 1:30-6 p.m. Held in honor of Robert Cafici—a combat Marine OIF Veteran who passed away in 2007 after a long fight with the horrors he witnessed in Iraq—the annual fundraiser helps support the Veteran Activity Center, giving vets a safe place to gather and support each other.
Located at 140 Elizabeth St., St. Kilian’s church serves anyone who lives within the parish boundaries regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. The Food Pantry is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. It is 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.
Looking to shed a few pounds? The Farmingdale United Methodist Church’s Weight Watchers program meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Every Friday, from 5:30-8:45 p.m., the Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main St., holds Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
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 St.
The Living Faith Christian Church’s Kid’s Choir meets every Thursday, from 6:45-7:30 p.m., at the church, located at 25 Hempstead Tpke.
Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.
Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.
With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:43
The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.
The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before halftime and the heavy rain that followed.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:45
It’s almost time to hit the ice again.
The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.
“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”