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McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24

 

Thursday, Aug. 21

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. 

Saturday, Aug. 23

Artisan Market

On Aug. 23, 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 is open every Saturday through the month of August.

  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. 

 

Car Wash Fundraiser

On Aug. 24, join Boy Scout Troop 46 of Farmingdale at Allen Park, 45 Motor Ave. in Farmingdale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for a fundraiser car wash. Costs $8 per car.

Monday, Aug. 25

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. 25, at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Planning Board

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Planning Board will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 26, at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Republic Airport Commission

The next meeting of the Republic Airport Commission will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 201 of the Republic Airport Main Terminal, 7150 Republic Airport. For more information call 631-752-7707 ext. 6109. 

Thursday, Aug. 28
Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

On Aug. 28, come to the village green at 8 p.m. for a showing of the film The Nut Job. Rated PG, 85 minutes. The film follows Will Arnett as Surly, an incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel who finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive. 

Ongoing Events

FHS Environmental Club

Get down and dirty with the Farmingdale High School Environmental Club every Wednesday from 10 a.m. - noon, outside the High School by the tennis courts. 

 

Party in the Park

Now through Labor Day, visit Carlyle on the Green every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for live music at Bethpage State Park. Admission is free. For more information call 516-501-9700. 


News

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


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