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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


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Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.


Mentorship is one of those goals rotary clubs strive for, particularly when it comes to grooming future community business leaders. Nowhere was this more important than when the most recent Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary meeting’s guests were Stanley Pelech, director of Integrated Academic and Technical studies and Jodi Haniquet, advisor of the Farmingdale High School (FHS) Interact club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary is the sponsor of the 75-plus student strong high school club. Advisor Jodi Haniquet reported to Rotary club members what  fundraising events the Interact Club will participate in for the 2015 school year. The service group will once again team with FHS student government in a food drive – donations collected for Island Harvest pantries. They will also participate in Ronald McDonald house dinner program – cooking and serving meals on the premises in New Hyde Park for the many families staying at the residence while their seriously ill children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.


Sports

The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8. 

 

Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set. 

Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - October 16

Board of Trustees Work Session - October 20

Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza - November 2


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