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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

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

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