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Chamber Of Commerce - September 4

Artisan Market - September 6

Animals Exhibit - September 8

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 8 p.m., on Sept. 2, at Village Hall, 361 Main Street. A public work session will preceed the meeting at 7 p.m.

 

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. 

 

School Supply Drive

From Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, Adventureland and the Helping Hands Foundation are collecting pens, pencils, backpacks, rulers, crayons, notebooks, lunch boxes, folders, glue, markers and paper for children in the community who cannot afford school supplies. When you donate, you are entered to wina family four pack of passes to Adventureland amusement park.

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. 

Thursday, Sept. 4

Chamber of Commerce

On Sept. 4, join the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce at Village Kitchen, 282 Main St. in Farmingdale, for its monthly breakfast meeting, at 8 a.m., when everyone will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. Cost is $23 for chamber members. Be sure to bring your business cards. 

Saturday, Sept. 6

Artisan Market

On Sept. 6, come to the village green along Main Street in Farmingdale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the village’s Artisan Market. 

Monday, Sept. 8

Animals Exhibit

Brooklyn sculptor Wendy Klemperer has large-scale permanent installations on display across the country, from Maine to California. This past spring, the Farmingdale State College graduating class of 2014 commissioned Klemperer to do a Ram sculpture, symbolizing the campus mascot. The work is expected to be completed and on display this fall. 

 

On Sept. 8, Klemperer will exhibit her work at Farmingdale State College’s Memorial Gallery in Hale Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public, weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Business Resource Roundtable 

On Sept. 9, come to the Courtyard by Marriott, 2 Marriott Plaza in Farmingdale, from 8:30-10 a.m., for this open forum on specific business questions, issues or problems. Costs $30 to attend. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit melvillechamber.org for more details. 

 

Island Gardens Co-Op

The Island Gardens Co-Op Community Board will hold its annual meeting from 7-10 p.m., on Sept. 9, at Farmingdale Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

South Farmingdale Fire Board of Commissioners 

The next meeting of the South Farmingdale Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9, at the South Farmingdale Firehouse, 819 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Joint Networking Event

Share your ideas, promote your business and expand your network. On Sept. 10, mix and mingle with business professionals from the Farmingdale, Levittown, and Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, from 6-9 p.m. at Palmer’s American Grille, 123 Fulton St. in Farmingdale. The event is limited to Chamber of Commerce members only. Cost is $20 per person to attend, and includes buffet dining and a free raffle ticket.  

Thursday, Sept. 11

September 11th Anniversary 

On Sept. 11, the Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main St. in Farmingdale, will be open to the community, from 3-7 p.m. for quiet reflection and prayer to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Everyone is welcome. 

For more information call 516-694-3424 or visit farmingdaleumc.org. 

 

Zoning Board

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Zoning Board will be held at 8 p.m., on Sept. 11, at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 


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