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Board of Education Meeting - April 2

Chamber of Commerce Meeting - April 3 

Pediatric Nursing Conference - April 5 

Wednesday, April 2

Farmingdale Board of Education

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. 

Thursday, April 3

Chamber of Commerce

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. 

Saturday, April 5

Pediatric Nursing Conference

On April 5, Farmingdale State College will host the Pediatric Nursing Conference, from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. inside Gleeson Hall. For more information contact Joanne Lapidus-Graham at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sunday, April 6

Albany Avenue 5K

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. 

Monday, April 7

Board of Trustees

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. 

 

Farmingdale PAL Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Police Activity League will be held at the PAL clubhouse, on April 7, at 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 8

ASL Honor Society Induction

At 7 p.m., on April 8, Farmingdale High School will hold a special ceremony for students achieving honors in American Sign Language. 

 

Mobile for Businesses 

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.

Wednesday, April 9

School Board Budget Adoption

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. 

Saturday, April 12

Easter Celebration

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. 

Sunday, April 13

3rd PTSD Awareness Benefit

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. 

The fundraiser will also feature a DJ, live music, auctions, a raffle, 50/50, and a cash bar. Tickets cost $50 per person, or $42 online at www.bootsonthegroundny.com. For more information call 631-615-2200 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ongoing Events

St. Kilian’s Food Pantry

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.

 

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 St., 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 St.

 

Kid’s Choir

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. 

News

Over Labor Day Weekend, from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale, treated Long Island locals to a once in a lifetime experience, taking visitors high above the clouds during its Warbird Weekend: Salute to Airpower. 

 

To kick off the celebration, on Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Long Islanders who worked in local defense plants, but were never given an official “thanks” for a job well done, were honored by the Museum. 

Sometimes when you do a job for a customer, you really have to expect the unexpected. 

 

In the case of German Cabral and Jason Galvin, energy efficiency advisors with the Farmingdale-based Green Homes Long Island, this was just the case. Who could have imagined that while trying to figure out the best way ot lower a client’s energy bills they would solve a 20-year-old mystery? 

 

On Aug. 20, certified energy efficiency experts did a home energy audit for Plainview resident Seymour Bosworth, with the goal of lowering the homeowner’s energy use by 25 percent or more. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Joint Networking Event - September 10

Sept. 11 Anniversary - September 11

Downtown Music Festival - September 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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