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 Italian Honor Society Induction - May 21

Legends Of Airpower Weekend - May 23

Bethpage Air Show - May 24

 

Wednesday, May 21

Italian Honor Society Induction

Farmingdale High School’s Italian Honor Society will hold a ceremony on May 21, at 5:30 p.m., in the school commons for students entering with honors this year. 

 

Cub Scout Registration

Anyone interested in signing up for Farmingdale Cub Scout Pack 511 can come to the Farmingdale Public Library from 7-8:30 p.m. on May 21. Registration is open to boys in grades 1-5. For more information contact Michele Frontino at 516-694-8616. 

Friday, May 23

Legends of Airpower Weekend

Starting on May 23, the American Airpower Museum at 1230 New Highway in Farmingdale will honor WWII veterans with a special ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. During the Legends of Airpower Weekend, the Airpower Museum  will be open
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 24

Bethpage Air Show

From May 24-25, the Bethpage Air Show will be bringing back the world-renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, who are making their second appearance since 2007, and the MV-22 Osprey, which will be performing at the Bethpage Airshow for the first time. Civilian performers include the American Airpower Museum Warbirds, the GEICO Skytypers, Sean D. Tucker with Team Oracle, Lt. Col. John Klatt of the National Guard Reserve, Matt Chapman with Embry Riddle, David Windmiller, the Red Bull Air Force, and the John Klatt Airshows Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco Aerobatic Team, who will also be making their debut at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. The air show will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Jones Beach State Park. Admission is free to the public, $10 for parking. 

 

Adventureland Honors Vets

Adventureland amusement park in Farmingdale will be showing its support for the troops this Memorial Day Weekend, from May 24-26, when active military will get $5 off P.O.P. bracelets when they show their military I.D. 

 

Flagging Veterans Graves

On May 24, the American Legion Post 1711 will begin its Memorial Day service at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, 2040 Wellwood Ave. at 7 a.m., where they will honor those who served our country. 

Sunday, May 25

Memorial Day Services

On Sunday, American Legion Post 1711 will continue its Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies with a service at 2 p.m. at the Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Ave. in Farmingdale. 

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day Parade

On May 26, the Village of Farmingdale will honor the troops with its annual Memorial Day Parade down Main Street. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Thomas Powell Blvd. and Yoakum St., and will proceed south down Main St. to the grandstand in front of Village Hall. For more information on the parade call 516-249-0093. 

Tuesday, May 27

PTA Council Installation

On May 27, members of the Farmingdale PTA Council will hold a special dinner to induct new members into its ranks. 

 

South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners

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

Wednesday, May 28

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education will be held on May 28, with a special presentation at the Farmingdale High School Auditoriam at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.

 

Science Research Symposium

On May 28, Farmingdale High School will hold a Science Research Symposium at 3 p.m. in the school library. 

 

Mothers In Touch Prayer Group

On May 28, the Living Faith Christian Church at 25 Hempstead Tpke. in Farmingdale, will be holding a special prayer group at 10:30 a.m. for moms, grandmothers or any other
family member. 

Thursday, May 29 

French & Spanish Honor Society 

Farmingdale High School’s French and Spanish Honor Societies will hold a ceremony on May 21, at 5:30 p.m., in the school commons for students entering with honors this year.

Friday, May 30 

St. Luke's Capital Fund Campaign

On May 30, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will be having a down home country barbecue at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and lawn. It will include music, dancing, games, a bonfire, and activities for kids and families. There is no charge for the event, however it is asked that you bring a snack, dessert or salad to share. 

Saturday, May 31

Widows Luncheon

On May 31, the Living Faith Christian Church at 25 Hempstead Tpke. in Farmingdale, will have a special luncheon from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for widows in Fellowship Hall. 

 

De-Flagging Graves

The American Legion Post 1711 is requesting assistance from the public on May 31 with removing flags at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, at 2040 Wellwood Ave. Gates open at 7 a.m. 

Sunday, June 1

Strawberry Festival

On June 1, the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival at the village green on Main Street, from 2-4 p.m. This year’s festival will be held only for FBHS members and their families. 

News

Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.


Mentorship is one of those goals rotary clubs strive for, particularly when it comes to grooming future community business leaders. Nowhere was this more important than when the most recent Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary meeting’s guests were Stanley Pelech, director of Integrated Academic and Technical studies and Jodi Haniquet, advisor of the Farmingdale High School (FHS) Interact club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary is the sponsor of the 75-plus student strong high school club. Advisor Jodi Haniquet reported to Rotary club members what  fundraising events the Interact Club will participate in for the 2015 school year. The service group will once again team with FHS student government in a food drive – donations collected for Island Harvest pantries. They will also participate in Ronald McDonald house dinner program – cooking and serving meals on the premises in New Hyde Park for the many families staying at the residence while their seriously ill children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.


Sports

The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8. 

 

Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set. 

Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - October 16

Board of Trustees Work Session - October 20

Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza - November 2


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