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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

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. 

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

 

One of the most exciting games was the 12U championship between the Long Island Devils and hometown Farmingdale Greendogs. Farmingdale started off the tournament path by going 6-0 in group play as the Devils went 3-3. In the playoff portion of the tournament, the Greendogs shellacked the Ozone Howard Renegades 11-3, on Aug. 14, while the Devils staved off East Meadow from getting on the scoreboard, beating them 5-0.


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


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