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Water System Flushing - May 9

Car Show - May 10

Voter Registration - May 10

 

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. 

 

Voter Registration 

Anyone over 18 and is eligible to vote, can come to Howitt Middle School, at 70 Van Cott Ave. in Farmingdale, on May 10, from 3-9 p.m. to register.

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. 

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

On May 11, the Library Cafe at 274 Main St. in Farmingdale will be serving a buffet brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $21.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids. To make a reservation call 516-752-7678.

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, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Blood Drive

Come donate blood on May 12, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, located at 170 Conklin St. in Farmingdale, from 3-9 p.m. Donors are desperately needed. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Sue Hickey at 516-293-5236 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, May 13

South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners

The next meeting of the South Farmingdale Fire District Board of Commissioners will be held on May 13 at 6 p.m. at the fire department, 819 Main St., in Farmingdale.

 

Public Hearing: Farmingdale School Budget

On May 13, the Farmingdale School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

District Art Show

On May 13, Farmingdale art students will hold a reception to open showcase their work inside the Howitt Middle School

Wednesday, May 14

High School Chorus Concert

On May 14, Farmingdale High School students with the mixed chorus, symphonic band and string orchestra will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a performance at the school auditorium. 

 

Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale

On May 14, the Concerned Citizens of Farmingdale will be meeting at 7:30 p.m., at Allen Park, on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale, to discuss the South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners' referendum on its exisisting length of service awards program (LOSAP). 

Thursday, May 15

Women’s Club

The next meeting of the Women’s Club of Farmingdale will be held on May 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at village hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Farmingdale Hawks

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Hawks will be held on May 15 from 8:30-10 p.m. at village hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Chamber Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be held on May 15, at 8:30 a.m. at 100 Broadhollow Rd. Suite 104.  

 

High School Wind Ensemble

On May 15, Farmingdale High School students with the wind ensemble, jazz band and women’s choir will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a performance at the school auditorium. 

Friday, May 16

Albany Avenue Junior Concert

On May 16, students from Albany Avenue Elementary School will take the stage for a performance at 9:45 a.m.

Saturday, May 17

Gracious Vine Visits JC Cafe

On May 17, Farmingdale United Methodist Church at 407 Main St. in Farmingdale, welcomes Gracious Vine, a popular worship band, well-known for their passionate vocals and lyrical theology. Doors open at 7 p.m. with complimentary coffee and desserts and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. For more information call 516-694-3424 or visit farmingdaleumc.org.


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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