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Woodward Hosts 5th Grade Awards

Students Honored For Various Attributes, Including Leadership And Citizenship  

The Farmingdale School District’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School recently hosted its annual 5th grade awards ceremony.  The event recognizes graduating students who excelled both in and out of the classroom. 

 

Olivia Grace Callahan was awarded with the Dr. Gary E. Karp Community Service Award, for a student who is committed to making the school a better place while honoring the memory of former Board of Education President Dr. Gary E. Karp.   Olivia served as a mentor to kindergarten students, was a valuable member of the school’s Ambassador’s Club and was an active participant in the school’s band and chorus. 

 

Ronald “Ronny” E. Broadman III was presented with the school’s Board of Education Scholarship and Citizenship Award. The award is presented to students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, discipline and leadership.  Ronny is an avid reader who enjoys mathematics, science and history.  He was active in the school’s Odyssey of the Mind program, a member in the school’s orchestra and jazz band and a participant in the school’s Ambassador’s Club.  In addition, he mentored his younger peers as part of the school’s Friendship Club.

 

The Woodward Parkway Elementary School congratulates the following students who were additionally recognized at the 5th grade awards ceremony: Julia Badalamenti, Stephen Gerard Kessler, Olivia Grace Espinosa, Ritchy Alexis, Taylor Lewy, Natasha Pineda and Mathew Grieshaber.

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District 

News

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

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.” 


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