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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

Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.


Mentorship is one of those goals rotary clubs strive for, particularly when it comes to grooming future community business leaders. Nowhere was this more important than when the most recent Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary meeting’s guests were Stanley Pelech, director of Integrated Academic and Technical studies and Jodi Haniquet, advisor of the Farmingdale High School (FHS) Interact club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary is the sponsor of the 75-plus student strong high school club. Advisor Jodi Haniquet reported to Rotary club members what  fundraising events the Interact Club will participate in for the 2015 school year. The service group will once again team with FHS student government in a food drive – donations collected for Island Harvest pantries. They will also participate in Ronald McDonald house dinner program – cooking and serving meals on the premises in New Hyde Park for the many families staying at the residence while their seriously ill children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.


Sports

The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8. 

 

Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set. 

Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - October 16

Board of Trustees Work Session - October 20

Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza - November 2


Columns

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