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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

At a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, school district superintendent John Lorentz discussed New York State’s proposal to invest $2 billion into districts statewide

through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

 

If approved by voters in the upcoming general elections, the act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion in the form of a capital bond to provide students with access to classroom

technology and high-speed internet connectivity, with the goal of equalizing opportunities for children to learn, adding classroom space, expanding pre-kindergarten programs, replacing classroom trailers with permanent instructional space and installing high-tech security features in schools. 

Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9

to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade. 


Sports

Last week, officials with the St. Kilian Saints baseball team inducted John Lombardi and Aaron Powell into their Hall of Fame. 

 

—Submitted by Farmingdale PAL and St. Kilian Baseball 


The 2014 Reilly Cup finals featured the two most successful OTHG teams over the last 9 years. Sal’s Place and Singleton’s have had 11 finals appearances and 7 championships between them during this period of time. They split 2 games during the regular season and Singleton’s became the winner’s bracket representative in the 2014 Cup by beating Sal’s deep in the tournament.

 

Sal’s took the first game 14-7. The game was close until the 8th inning when Sal’s broke it open with some timely hits and taking advantage of a Singleton’s miscue or two.  Sal’s held

Singleton’s to 7 runs with outstanding all-around defense, which was particularly impressive given that some of their significant contributors were visibly fighting through late-season injuries. 


Calendar

Homecoming - October 24

Autumn Fair - October 25

St. Kilian Blood Drive - October 26


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