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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

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.

Farmingdale residents are being urged to use caution when answering the doorbell due to ongoing concerns of imposters posing as utility workers. On Aug. 19, officials with the South Farmingdale Water District—covering the Farmingdale, Bethpage, Seaford, North Massapequa and Massapequa Park communities—sent out an advisory warning customers not to let anyone into their homes claiming to be a water district employee without first showing photo identification. The advisory was sent as a safety precaution, instructing residents to immediately contact the police if they are suspicious of anyone identifying his or herself as a “water district” employee.

According to the South Farmingdale Water District Commissioners, it is rare for any water district employees to show up at a home or business unannounced in order to read a water meter or confirm a leak, as most, if not all, residential visits are done by appointment.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

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.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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