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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

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

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.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

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Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


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