Adequate Space a Concern at Howitt
At the December meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, administrators and board members discussed their plans and concerns regarding the new wing at Howitt Middle School which will house the district's sixth-grade class starting in September. While adequate parking has been a concern for quite some time, some board members are now more worried about the fact that instructional space is being "lost" because the building wing was simply not made large enough. Administrators, however, call the "loss" of space a trade-off, in order to meet the requirements of the sixth-grade program.
Last Day to Nominate Best Holiday Outdoor Decorations in Farmingdale Village
Today is the last day for entries for the Village of Farmingdale's "Best Holiday Outdoor Decorations" contest, a new competition launched in the village this year. As the trend of elaborate outdoor decorating has grown increasingly popular in recent years, Long Islanders have pulled out all the stops to make their displays sparkle, from candy cane walkways to icicle lights to Santa's workshop and even patriotic and religious themes.
FHS Athletes Score in 'Rob's Run'
Farmingdale High School athletes Carly Shanahan, Shannon Degnan, Krystal Cantos and Caitlin Morrison, scored as the first place team in the high school girls division in the 10th annual edition of Rob's Run, a 3.7 mile cross country race held on the trails in and around Syosset's Stillwell Woods Town Park on Dec. 1.
Lodge High School Scholarship Journal Needs Support
The Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge #2143 President Tony Ragno announced the scholarship journal committee is currently engaged in preparing the lodge's annual scholarship journal, which benefits graduating high school seniors from Bethpage HS, Farmingdale HS, Massapequa HS, and Plainedge HS who are enrolled in a college program the following fall.
Targeting Drunk Drivers
Animals Aren't Ideal Christmas Gifts for All