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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

Philip D’Aguanno, 79, of Melville, passed away on Oct. 15. Loving husband of Maria. Devoted Father, father-in-law and grandfather. A funeral mass was held at S.t Kilian R.C. Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Inc.


The Citizens Campaign for the Environment, a Farmingdale-based advocacy group, recently joined state lawmakers and Massapequa water district officials for a press conference calling on New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the proposed Navy Grumman Plume Remediation Act (A9492), which has already passed both the state Assembly and Senate, in an effort to protect Long Island’s drinking water and the Great South Bay from the Grumman-U.S. Navy underground plume of toxic chemicals. 


Sports

Nassau County ASA President Keith O’Donnell and Chief Umpire Vincent Donnelly recently presented a $2400 check to Over the Hill Gang President Jim Reilly. The donation will be added to the funds the men’s softball league raised on behalf of Sal Pugliese Jr. as the young boy battles a rare hip disorder. The OTHG would like to thank the ASA for its generous contribution to a fantastic local cause.

—Submitted by the Over the Hill Gang


Farmingdale runners Theresa Gannon, Chris Bartlett, Patty Baker and Jenine Cottone each came home with an award from the Blue Ribbon 10 kilometer and 5 kilometer runs for Prostate Cancer at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park. 


Calendar

Thanksgiving Eve - November 26

Altheas Boutique Opening - November 29

Tri-Centennial Tree Lighting - December 2


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