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FHS Honor Society - May 1

Mothers Day Family Fair - May 3

Board of Trustees Meeting - May 5

 

Thursday, May 1

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The next general meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be held on May 1, at noon, at Dominican Restaurant 4, located at 305 Main St. in Farmingdale. Guest speaker will be Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Paul Defendini.

Farmingdale HS Honor Society

On May 1, Farmingdale High School’s technology honor society will hold its annual induction ceremony at the American Airpower Museum, located at 1230 New Highway in Farmingdale.

Saturday, May 3

Mother’s Day Family Fair

On May 3, Friends of the Farmingdale Public Library will be holding a “giant” Mother’s Day Family Fair, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come buy a present for Mom or find just the thing you wanted for yourself or a family member. The Farmingdale Library will also be holding a book sale in conjunction with the fair. For more information, call 516-454-6813 or 516-244-0829.

Long Island Roller Rebels

On May 3, come to Skate Safe, located at 182 Sweet Hollow Rd. in Bethpage, as the Long Island Roller Rebels take on the Jersey Shore Roller Girls. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Children under 8 are admitted free. 

Monday, May 5

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on May 5, at 8 p.m., inside village hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Howitt Middle School Chorus

Chorus students at the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale, located at 70 Van Cott Ave., will perform on May 5 at 7 p.m. 

 

Free Veterinary Lecture 

On May 5, Long Island Cat Fanciers, Inc., is offering a free veterinary lecture at the Woodbury-Syosset Community Center, at 7800 Jericho Tpke. in Woodbury. Stop in at 7:45 p.m. when the guest speaker Lynda Loudon, with the Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital in Farmingdale, will come by for a discussion on feline cystitis and urinary problems. For more information call 631-277-3844. 

Tuesday, May 6

Spring Plant Sale

Farmingdale State College’s Department of Ornamental Horticulture will be celebrating springtime, from May 6-May 8, with its 2014 plant sale. 

Residents from Farmingdale and surrounding communities can stop by the campus greenhouses, between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., rain or shine, to shop a wide variety of flowering annuals, Farmingdale-grown veggies, herbs, perennials, tropicals and house plants. 

Woodward Junior Concert

On May 6, Woodward Parkway Elementary School’s junior band will put on two performances for students at 9:40 a.m. and again at 1:45 p.m.   

Wednesday, May 7

Farmingdale Board of Education

The next regular meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education will be held at the Howitt Middle School cafeteria on May 7, at 8 p.m. 

Thursday, May 8

Business Honor Society

On May 8, Farmingdale High School will hold a special ceremony, at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall, for students entering the Business Honor Society.  

Zoning Board

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

DECA Year-End Dinner

On May 8, Farmingdale High School’s DECA competition team will hold their year-end dinner, at 5 p.m. in the Teachers’ Cafeteria. 

Friday, May 9

Water System Flushing

Starting May 9, the Village of Farmingdale will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants throughout the village as part of its regular distribution system maintenance program. Flushing will begin at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and will be finished at approximately 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10. For additional information contact village hall at 516-249-0093. 

Saturday, May 10

Car Show

On May 10, rev up your engines for Farmingdale High School’s annual car show. The car show runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date on May 17) outside the high school, located at 150 Lincoln St. in Farmingdale, It costs $5 to participate and trophies will be awarded for the best entries. Admission is free to the public and includes food, drinks, and live music.  

 Sunday, May 11

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
Free Rides For Moms & Aunties At Adventureland

In celebration of Mother’s Day, on May 11, Adventureland amusement park in Farmingdale will be giving free rides for moms, aunts and grandmothers. Please contact 631-694-6868 for more information. 

Monday, May 12

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. at village hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

News

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

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.


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

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