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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

Over Labor Day Weekend, from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale, treated Long Island locals to a once in a lifetime experience, taking visitors high above the clouds during its Warbird Weekend: Salute to Airpower. 

 

To kick off the celebration, on Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Long Islanders who worked in local defense plants, but were never given an official “thanks” for a job well done, were honored by the Museum. 

Sometimes when you do a job for a customer, you really have to expect the unexpected. 

 

In the case of German Cabral and Jason Galvin, energy efficiency advisors with the Farmingdale-based Green Homes Long Island, this was just the case. Who could have imagined that while trying to figure out the best way ot lower a client’s energy bills they would solve a 20-year-old mystery? 

 

On Aug. 20, certified energy efficiency experts did a home energy audit for Plainview resident Seymour Bosworth, with the goal of lowering the homeowner’s energy use by 25 percent or more. 


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 Taste of the Town - September 18

Car Free Day Rally - September 18


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