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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

Farmingdale females were out in force on July 12, to represent their hometown at the 31st annual Long Island Women’s 5 kilometer run sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club. 

 

Bob Cook, who owns the Runner’s Edge shoe and sports apparel store on Main Street, said that attendance at this year’s race was the highest in the race’s history, with more than 500 women competing for the grand prize. 

 

According to Cook, over the years, the race has attracted the likes of world-class runners and Olympians from all over the state, racing for the $500 grand prize.

Following the tragedy that befell the Farmingdale community last May, when five teenagers died in a car wreck along Conklin Street, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to improve safety and slow traffic down along Rt. 24 and Conklin Street. 

 

“As the father of three young daughters who drive, I know firsthand the importance of keeping our roads safe,” Governor Cuomo said. “Implementing these safety precautions on Conklin Street will bring traffic speeds to safer levels and help reduce both the number and the severity of crashes in the area.”


Sports

Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament. 

July 13

Plainedge 12 - Island Trees 2 (9UB)

 

Ozone Howard Huskies 14 - Wantagh Hawks 1 (9UA)

The Farmingale Devils Travel Baseball teams were in action during The 4th of July weekend and provided fireworks in two different states.

 

The 11U Devils won their third tournament this year. They traveled  to Connecticut for the fourth of July tournament. The Devils lost game one on Saturday 7-5 to the Connecticut Defenders and won game two 17-0,The Devils advanced to the playoff round and would meet the Defenders again .The bats were on fire all day led by Big Joe Mcgrath and Nick Franco.The Devils beat the Defenders 11-5 and advanced to the championship to play the number one seed and undefeated Hit Club. The Devils jumped out to 4-2 to lead .The game was tied at 9-9 going to the 6th inning and the Devils would score 2 runs and hold on to win the tournament. The Devils had 52 hits and scored 44 runs,Big Joe had 4 doubles a triple, Nick Franco had 8 hits. Anthony Quatromani 8hits.Matt DiSanti drove in the last run in the championship game. Tim Dorman 6 hits. Patrick Quinn 5 hits and 6 stolen bases. Nick O'Connor 3 hits and 4 stolen bases. Kyle Gaertner 6 hits and was winner pitcher in championship game. Patrick Sanchez was the winning pitcher in semi-final game.


Calendar

Monty Python - July 23

After Hours Networking - July 24

Music Under The Stars - July 25


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