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DJ Dancetime - July 31

Over The Hill Gang - August 1

Mini Golf and Ices - August 2

 

Thursday, July 31

DJ Dancetime

On July 31, Adventureland amusement park will be having a dance party, at 5 p.m., when DJ Dancetime will be spinning the hottest dance tracks and giving out awesome prizes. 

Friday, Aug. 1

Over The Hill Gang Fundraiser

On Aug. 1, the Over the Hill Gang softball league will hold its annual fundraiser at Ellsworth Allen Park on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. This year the event will benefit 9-year-old Sal Pugliese, Jr., a local boy suffering from Perthes Disease—a painful disorder that affects the hip. Join the OTHG at 7 p.m. for an evening of live music, raffles for great prizes, free refreshments and community spirit. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, Aug. 2

Mini Golf and Ices

On Aug. 2, join the Living Faith Christian Church in Farmingdale, from 7-11 p.m., for a night of mini golf and ices at Monster Golf in Deer Park. Admission is $9. Participants can meet at 410-C Commack Rd. in Deer Park. 

Sunday, Aug. 3

Classic Car Show

On Aug. 3, the Bethpage Federal Credit Union will be having its Classic Car Show and Vendor Fair, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd. in Bethpage. Admission is free and will feature a live band, a Dj, and over 52 vendors. Proceeds will go to the Last Hope Animal Shelter. For more information call Joe at 516-849-2465 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Monday, Aug. 4

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on Aug. 4, at 8 p.m., at village hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. A public work session will precede the meeting at 7 p.m. 

 

Author Book Signing/Discussion

On Aug. 4, join retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Dan Hampton at the Cradle of Aviation museum in Garden City at 7 p.m., when he will discuss and sign copies of his new book Lords of the Sky. 

 

In his book, Hampton offers a comprehensive history of combat aviation, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today’s technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets. Admission is free and open to the public. Books will also be made available for purchase. 

Wednesday Aug. 6

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

On Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, go Super Saiyan with the Farmingdale Multiplex Cinema at 1001 Broad Hollow Road, at 7:30 p.m., for a special showing of the animated movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Unrated, 1 hour 25 minutes. The film follows warrior Goku as he pairs up for a battle against the ancient and powerful God of Destruction, Beerus. For tickets and information visit FathomEvents.com. 

Thursday, Aug. 7

Drum Corps : Big, Loud & Live 11

On Aug. 7, come to the Farmingdale Multiplex Cinema at 1001 Broad Hollow Road, at 7:30 p.m., for a special presentation of DCI 2014: Big, Loud & Live 11. Unrated, 5 hours and 15 minutes. Broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., the film features larger-than-life performances from the world’s most elite marching music ensembles. For tickets and information visit FathomEvents.com. 

 

Movies on the Green: Tangled

On Aug. 7, come to the village green at 8 p.m. for a showing of the film Tangled. Rated PG, 100 minutes. This Disney interpretation of the classic fairytale follows the story of the magically long-haired Rapunzel, played by Mandy Moore, who has spend her entire life locked away in a tower. 


News

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Board of Education - September 17

A Town of the Taste - September 18

Evening with Jeffery Wands - September 19


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