Written by Rebekah Sherry Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
Farmingdale High School’s student commons was swarming with tykes on trikes, wheeling around for the Farmingdale Community Summit’s annual trike-a-thon.
Each year, the community summit organizes the trike-a-thon as a fundraiser for Farmingdale families in need. Students participate from the high school’s child development program and Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, by getting friends, families, and neighbors to sponsor them.
Volunteers from the Farmingdale High School’s Child Development Lab and internship classes helped out with this year’s event by encouraging the kids, while preventing any disastrous traffic jams on the track.
“I love it. It’s a great starter for kids who want to go into child development or work with younger kids,” said one volunteer.
Child development classes allow students to learn to teach kids in a pre-kindergarten setting. During the program, students make lesson plans, organize projects for the kids, and gain a better understanding of the skills necessary for effectively working with kids. The
pre-kindergartners involved with the program are children ages 3-4 years old in the Farmingdale School district.
Parents already involved with the program love it: “It’s a great program” said one of the moms attending the race.
The trike-a-thon was a surprisingly simple, fun, and productive activity for the younger kids in the district.
According to program director Lynne Brewer, last year’s trike-a-thon helped raise $1,200 in sponsorships for families in need.
“The trike-a-thon is a fun way to teach kids how to help people,” said Brewer, “and it’s a great way to get the community to come together. That’s one of the reasons I love Farmingdale.”
This year’s trike-a-thon was a huge success with both parents and kids looking forward to next year.
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
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.