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Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29


Wednesday, Aug. 27

Board of Education Special Meeting

On Aug. 27, the Farmingdale School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., inside the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School cafeteria for a special meeting on setting the tax levy.


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.


Friday, Aug. 29

Warbirds Legends Weekend

This labor day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, visit the American Airpower Museum at 1230 New Highway in Farmingdale, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., when over a dozen historic warbirds will be available for the ultimate flight experience. Seats for the Douglas C-47 “D-Day/Market Garden” flight experience, on Saturday, are still available but are filling up fast. Ride experiences will also be provided by the Collings Foundation’s B-17, B-24 and P-51 aircraft. For more information on the event call 631-293-6398 or long on to americanairpowermuseum.org.


Saturday, Aug. 30

Main Street Mile

On Aug. 30, come to the Village of Farmingdale, from 9-10:30 a.m., for the tenth annual Main Street Mile. The festivities kick off with a fun run for the kids at 8:30 a.m. The women’s run will start promptly at 9:10 a.m. with the men’s run to follow at 9:40 a.m. The race begins at Powell Cemetery and ends at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. For more information on the run contact the Runner’s Edge at 516-420-7963.

Artisan Market

On Aug. 30, come to the village green along Main Street in Farmingdale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the final day of the village’s Artisan Market.


Tuesday, Sept. 2

FBLI Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc. will be held at 8 p.m. on Sept. 2, at the meeting house at Ellsworth W. Allen Park, 45 Motor Ave., Farmingdale.


Wednesday, Sept. 3

Back To School

On Sept. 3, pack your bookbags and get your no. 2 pencils sharpened for the first day of school.


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.

Silver Screen Classics

Every Monday at 1 p.m., come the Farmingdale Multiplex Cinema at 1001 Broad Hollow Road, for a matinée screening of a Hollywood cinema classic.

Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday this summer visit the Village Green along Main Street in Farmingdale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the Farmer’s Market.

Paul Gatto “Golden Oldies”

Every Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., join Paul Gatto for music and dancing in the Farmingdale Public Library auditorium at 116 Meritts Rd. in Farmingdale.

Magic of Jim McClenahan

Every Sunday this summer, Adventureland theme park will feature the magic and comedic stylings of Jim.

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