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Farmingdale High School Goes Green

In an effort to spread awareness about the environment, Farmingdale High School’s Go Green Club celebrated Earth Day on April 27, with a day of food and fun for family and friends. Vendors, kites, and even a live band filled the Farmingdale Village Green with commotion. 

 

Under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Kramer, Farmingdale’s Go Green Club advisors, the Earth Day festivities were a huge success. 

 

“It’s really Mrs. Kramer running the show this year,” said her husband, “but the kids were extremely helpful  making all the phone calls inviting different groups and helping to set up the tables.” 

 

Various clubs from the high school including the Key Club, Student Government Association, the FarmingdaleFederation of Teachers, National Honor Society, the Art Honor Society, and many others managed tables at Earth Day. Taste of Long Island catered the event, offering free samples to any interested passersby. Musical entertainment was provided by the student band "Urban Montage and Macseal."  Kramer said that “both the town council and school district have been so supportive throughout the years. It’s great to have such accommodating partners that help make this day happen.”

 

Earth Day fits in with the mission of the Go Green Club, which is to spread awareness about recycling and renewable resources. The Go Green club is a part of the Earth Day Network, which attempts to spread this message worldwide. This year, the Nassau County Legislature awarded the high school’s Go Green Club with a citation recognizing their efforts within the community.

News

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


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 Town of the Taste - September 18

Evening with Jeffery Wands - September 19


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