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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

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


Columns

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