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Farmingdale Inducts Alumni Into Wall Of Fame

The Farmingdale School District and Farmingdale High School Wall of Fame Committee honored distinguished and talented Farmingdale High School alumni during its 2014 Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Monday, April 28 at the high school’s Thomas W. Guilford Lecture Hall. 

 

The 2014 Wall of Fame inductees are: 

Dr. Benjamin Giminaro (Class of 1938)

Dr. Giminaro is a life-long resident of Farmingdale and has served as a reliable and trust-worthy physician for thousands of residents throughout the last 50 years.  He has served his community in a variety of roles, including as chairman of the Farmingdale Zoning Board of Appeals, president of the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society and Farmingdale Rotary Club and a board member on the Town of Oyster Bay’s Board of Ethics. Dr. Giminaro additionally served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Medical Corps. 

Alfred Graf (Class of 1976)

Mr. Graf currently serves as the representative of the 5th District in the New York State Assembly.  Assemblyman Graf represents parts of the Towns of Brookhaven and Islip.  He is a veteran of the United States Navy and New York City Police Department.  He is also a graduate of the State University of New York-Plattsburgh and Touro Law School.  Mr. Graf has also been a Suffolk County legal aid attorney, the Town of Brighton Supervisor and the founder of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages.

Dr. Tansar Mir (Class of 1994)

Dr. Mir is a certified trauma, hand and reconstructive plastic surgeon, who is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He is a graduate from the State University of New York-Stony Brook School of Medicine, and was recognized in the medical industry for his extensive research on wound healing.  Dr. Mir is engaged in community service as well as he has donated his time and expertise to perform surgery on burn victims and those with cleft lips and palates during humanitarian missions to Peru and the Philippines. 

 

The Farmingdale School District and Farmingdale High School Wall of Fame Committee congratulate the inductees as all three have contributed to the community, and are excellent role models for current and future Farmingdale students. 

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District


News

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. 

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. 


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

Joint Networking Event - September 10

Sept. 11 Anniversary - September 11

Downtown Music Festival - September 13


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