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Board of Education

Wednesday, June 4

Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 4

Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 5


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. For more information contact 516-755-5855.


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.  

Pancake Breakfast

On June 8, join the Farmingdale United Methodist Church at 407 Main Street for a pancake brunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will support “Imagine No Malaria,” a comprehensive anti-malaria campaign of the United Methodist Church that focuses on prevention, treatment, education and communication. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 516-694-3424.

Bowling Tournament

On June 8, more than 200 bowlers are expected to compete for a cash prize at Farmingdale Lanes’ Tournament of Champions. A grand-prize winner is picked based on their three-game bowling score, who will receive an all-expenses paid trip courtesy of Maple Family Centers to attend the 2014 Bowl Expo in Orlando where they will present BVL with a donation check from Maple Family Centers.

PAL Long Island Lax Jamboree

On June 8, the Levittown Police Athletic League Lacrosse team will play from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  at Farmingdale State college’s turf field.


Monday, June 9

Restaurant Week

From June 9 - June 14, seventeen restaurants in downtown Farmingdale will be providing specialty menus and pricing to hungry customers in celebration of the village’s third annual Restaurant Week.  


Tuesday, June 10

Varsity Athletic Awards

On June 10, varsity athletes at Farmingdale High School will head to the school auditiorium at 6:15 p.m. for an award ceremony.

South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners

The next meeting of the South Farmingdale Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will be held on June 10 at 6 p.m. at the fire department, 819 Main St., in Farmingdale.


Wednesday, June 11

Northside Concert For Students

At 9:45 a.m. on June 11, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates.

Albany Avenue Senior Concert

On June 12, students at Albany Avenue Elementary School will head to the Saltzman East Memorial school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert.


Thursday, June 12

Last Day of Classes

Farmingdale High School students will have their last full-day of classes on June 12, to prepare for finals and regents exams.

Northside Concert For Parents

At 9:45 a.m. on June 12, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates.

High School LOTE Picnic

Farmingdale High School Students in the Languages Other Than English program will be having a special picnic lunch on June 12 at 2:10 p.m.

Saltzman East Memorial Concert

On June 12, students in the jazz band at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School will head to the school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert.


Saturday, June 14

“Thank You Veterans” Dinner

On June 14, state Sen. Kemp Hannon will be holding a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on June 14 at the American Veterans Post 88 at 692 Broadway in Massapequa. “I invite all veterans and active duty military personnel in my Senate District (plus one guest) to join me for a free dinner as a ‘Thank You’ for all you do for this great nation,” Hannon said. There will be two seatings, from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary to attend. To make reservations call 516-739-1700.

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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