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DJ Dancetime - August 14

High School Reunion - August 15

Kayak the Nissequogue River - August 16

 

Thursday, Aug. 14

DJ Dancetime

On Aug. 14, 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. 

 

Zoning Board

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Zoning Board will be held on Aug. 14, at 8 p.m., at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Friday, Aug. 15

55th High School Reunion

In celebration of 55 years in Farmingdale, the Weldon E. Howitt High School Class of 1959 will be holding a class reunion from Aug. 15-17. No tickets will be sold at the door. Anyone interested in attending can contact 631-789-3261. 

 

Music Under the Stars

On Aug. 15, come to Ellsworth W. Allen Park, 45 Motor Ave. in Farmingdale, at 8 p.m., for a performance by the Elton John tribute band Remember When Rock Was Young.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Kayak the Nissequogue River 

On Aug. 16, join St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 11:45 a.m. for this special excursion down the Nissequogue river. Cost is $28 per person. You will need sunscreen and shoes that can get wet. Bring your own snack and drinks along and eat lunch ahead of time. 

For questions about signing up, call 516-249-1227 for more information.

 

FBLI Championship Day

On Aug. 16, join former New York Yankees pitcher Aaron Small as the Farmingdale Baseball League wraps up the 2014 9/11 Tournament. Game times TBA. 

 

Artisan Market

On Aug. 16, come to the village green along Main Street in Farmingdale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the village’s first ever Artisan Market. The Artisan Market will be open every Saturday through the month of August. 

Sunday, Aug. 17

Ducks Baseball Trip

On Aug. 17, join the St. Kilian Youth Ministry for a day of L.I. Ducks Baseball. The game starts at 5 p.m. at the field in Central Islip. You can arrange a ride or just meet there. Admission costs $10 per person. For tickets contact Youth Minister DJ Schultz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Monday, Aug. 18

Board of Trustees Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Vacation Bible School

From Aug. 18 through Aug. 22, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Farmingdale invite kids ages 3-12 to join them from 9 a.m.-noon for vacation bible school. Registration is $55 per child for members of the church, $65 per child for non-members and $35 for each additional child. All children must be toilet trained. For more information contact Karen Wiking at 516-249-1227. 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

DMP-IC

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Thursday, Aug. 21

Movies on the Green: Night at the Museum 2

On Aug. 21, come to the village green at 8 p.m. for a showing of the film Night at the Museum 2. Rated PG, 105 minutes. The film follows security guard Larry Daley, played by Ben Stiller, who infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution to rescue his friends Jedediah and Octavius. 

 

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours

New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R) will be hosting his annual mobile office hours, from 1-3 p.m., at the Farmingdale Public Library. On Aug. 21, come and meet with your local assemblyman and share your views or simply stop in to say hello.

 

Farmingdale Hawks

The next monthly meeting of the Farmingdale Hawks athletic league will be held on Aug. 21, from 8:30-10 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

After Hours Networking

On Aug. 21, join the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce at Caracara Mexican Grill, 354 Main St. in Farmingdale, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for its free monthly networking event. There will be complimentary appetizers and happy hour until 7 p.m. There will also be a free raffle for a $75 gift card to Caracara. All are welcome to attend. Be sure to bring your business cards.   

Sunday, Aug. 24

Blood Drive

Give blood on Aug. 24, when the Village of Farmingdale will host its annual blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 


News

At a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, school district superintendent John Lorentz discussed New York State’s proposal to invest $2 billion into districts statewide

through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

 

If approved by voters in the upcoming general elections, the act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion in the form of a capital bond to provide students with access to classroom

technology and high-speed internet connectivity, with the goal of equalizing opportunities for children to learn, adding classroom space, expanding pre-kindergarten programs, replacing classroom trailers with permanent instructional space and installing high-tech security features in schools. 

Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9

to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade. 


Sports

Last week, officials with the St. Kilian Saints baseball team inducted John Lombardi and Aaron Powell into their Hall of Fame. 

 

—Submitted by Farmingdale PAL and St. Kilian Baseball 


The 2014 Reilly Cup finals featured the two most successful OTHG teams over the last 9 years. Sal’s Place and Singleton’s have had 11 finals appearances and 7 championships between them during this period of time. They split 2 games during the regular season and Singleton’s became the winner’s bracket representative in the 2014 Cup by beating Sal’s deep in the tournament.

 

Sal’s took the first game 14-7. The game was close until the 8th inning when Sal’s broke it open with some timely hits and taking advantage of a Singleton’s miscue or two.  Sal’s held

Singleton’s to 7 runs with outstanding all-around defense, which was particularly impressive given that some of their significant contributors were visibly fighting through late-season injuries. 


Calendar

Homecoming - October 24

Autumn Fair - October 25

St. Kilian Blood Drive - October 26


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