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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

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


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