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theFarmingdaleObserver.com Calendar

Science Symposium - May 28

French/Spanish Honor Society - May 29

St. Lukes - May 30

 

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. 

 

Mother’s 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 mom’s, grandmother’s 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. Lukes 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. 

 

Farmer’s Market Begins

On June 1, A Taste of Long Island in Farmingdale will kick off the 2014 Farmer’s Market season at 10 a.m. on the Village Green. The Farmer’s Market will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday. 

Monday, June 2

Board of Trustees

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 8 p.m. on June 2, inside Village Hall at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

High School PTA Installation

On June 2, the Farmingdale High School PTA will hold a special dinner at 5:30 p.m., to install new officers for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. 

 

PAL Unit Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Police Activity League will be held on June 2, at 7 p.m., at the PAL clubhouse on North Front Street in Farmingdale. 

Tuesday, June 3

Referendum Vote

On June 3, residents in the South Farmingdale Fire District will vote on a proposition to establish a
new Defined Contribution Service Award Program for volunteer firefighters. If approved by voters, the district would freeze its existing Defined Benefit Service Award Program, making active volunteers unable to earn additional credits after Dec. 31, 2014. 

Polls will be open from 6-9 p.m. at the South Farmingdale fire station, at 819 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

FBLI Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. will be held on June 3 at 8:30 p.m. at Allen Park, just off of Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. 

Wednesday, June 4

Annual Meeting

On June 4, the Farmingdale’s Towne House West Property Owner’s Association will hold its annual meeting from 7-10 p.m. inside Village Hall at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Farmingdale School District Board of Education will be held on June 4, at 8 p.m., inside the Howitt Middle School cafeteria at 70 Van Cott Avenue. 

 

Tri-M Honor Society

On June 4, the Farmingdale School District will hold an induction ceremony, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school lecture hall, for students entering the Tri-M Honor Society.

Thursday, June 5

Chamber of Commerce

The next luncheon meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be held at noon on June 5, at The Nutty Irishman at 323 Main St.  

 

Senior Awards Ceremony

On June 5, Farmingdale High School seniors will head to the school auditorium at 6 p.m. for the Senior Awards Ceremony. 

 

Farmingdale Community Summit

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Community Summit will be held on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library. 

Saturday, June 7

Wellness Center Blood Drive

On June 7, Farmingdale Wellness Center will host the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 8

Fire Department Street Fair

On June 8, the Farmingdale Fire Department will hold its annual street fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. outside the fire house at 361 Main St. 

News

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

 

One of the most exciting games was the 12U championship between the Long Island Devils and hometown Farmingdale Greendogs. Farmingdale started off the tournament path by going 6-0 in group play as the Devils went 3-3. In the playoff portion of the tournament, the Greendogs shellacked the Ozone Howard Renegades 11-3, on Aug. 14, while the Devils staved off East Meadow from getting on the scoreboard, beating them 5-0.


Sports

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.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com