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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

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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