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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

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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