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School Board Budget Adoption - April 9

CSEA Training - April 11

Comedy Dinner - April 11

 

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. 

Thursday, April 10

Zoning Board

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Zoning Board will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Friday, April 11

CSEA Training 

The Village of Farmingdale will be holding a training session for CSEA employees from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, April 11. 

 

Comedy Dinner Show  At Palmer’s

On April 11, come to Palmer’s American Grille, located at 123 Fulton St. in Farmingdale, for a four course dinner and a night of laughs. Seating starts at 7:30 p.m., with showtime at 9 p.m. 

Join host Mike Speirs, with World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, for a night of entertainment featuring comedians Jon Fisch (The Late Show with David Letterman) and Keith Alberstadt (Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central). Admission is $49.95 including tax, gratuities extra. For reservations call 516-420-0609.

 

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 .

Monday, April 14

Passover Begins At Sundown

Farmingdale School District closed through April 22 for Spring Recess

 

Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on April 14 at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Tuesday, April 15

Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee wil be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on April 15 at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Thursday, April 17

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 April 17, 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 April 17, inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. 

 

Maundy Thursday

The Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main St., will hold services on Maundy Thursday at 8 p.m. 

Friday, April 18

Good Friday

The Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main St., will hold services on Good Friday at noon and again at 8 p.m. 

 

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.


News

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.

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.


Sports

Farmingdale squeaks by Massapequa

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.

Town sports shifts to hockey

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.”


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Baldwin High School

Saturday, September 27

Girls Varsity Tennis At Malverne High School

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Massapequa High School

Wednesday, October 1



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