Written by Jenna Grasso and Christy Hinko Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
On Friday, Oct. 5, the Farmingdale Fire Department Columbus Day Fair was swarming with teenage girls screaming for Nick Tangorra, 15, and his band members as they rocked the crowd behind the firehouse for what might be the second largest musical performance turnout in the fair’s history since Big Shot performed last.
Vocalist Tangorra, and his bandmates, brother Rafe on drums, Will Aherns on guitar, and Phil Firetog on bass signed autographs for more than two hours before they took the stage at 7:30 p.m.
The group’s fans, call FANgorras converged and surrounded the stage, wearing their T-shirts that read, Team Nick, while singing along with Tangorra and his bandmates as they covered songs like “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees, Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” and “Boyfriend” by Justin Beiber. Tangorra selected two audience members to bring on to the stage, while he serenaded them. The crowd went wild.
Tangorra has recently attracted attention as a finalist of America’s Got Talent YouTube competition, and also as a finalist on the MSG Varsity talent show, and the Nassau County Reach for the Stars competition. His single, “Dance With Me,” released independently, is available on iTunes. The following on social networking sites has accumulated thousands and their local shows have been selling out.
“I had an absolute blast playing the Farmingdale Fair! I think I have—correction—I know I have the best fans in the world,” Tangorra later told the Farmingdale Observer. “And I appreciate all the love and support that they spoil us with.” He thanked the FANgorras.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
After faithfully serving the Farmingdale school district for 13 years as a member of the Board of Education, Trustee Tina Diamond is calling it a day.
At the recent public meeting on June 5, Board President Shari Bardash-Eivers gave a heartfelt farewell speech in honor of Diamond’s years of tireless service to the students of Farmingdale.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00
These guys just keep running and running. Who’s going to catch them?
The Farmingdale Boys Track and Field Team finished in first place in the 4x100 meter relay in the state qualifiers on May 30. The squad became the only team from Long Island to book a trip upstate, to Middletown, where they represented Section 8 athletics at the State Championship meet on June 7-8.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
For months the parents and players had this weekend circled on their calendars. Some players started a count down; they couldn’t wait. The parents checklist was drawn, uniforms, cleats, bathing suits, goggles, blender…check.
Now it was the girls’ turn and they didn’t disappoint. The GU 10 HBC Xtreme, were crowned division champions of the Poconos Cup Memorial Weekend tournament.
The girls went undefeated in their four games to take first place. They played outstanding soccer defeating two New Jersey teams and two Long Island teams.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
“Championship, Cortland and Chipotle.” These buzz words, created by Farmingdale girls’ lacrosse coach Shari Campbell, were motivation for the Lady Dalers (14-3, 7-2 Nassau Conference I), as they held on to beat Bay Shore, 12-11 and claim the Long Island Class A Championship at Adelphi’s Motamed Field on Sunday, June 2.
Campbell promised her team that if they won, she would take the team Chipotle to celebrate, following the match.
“That was the biggest motivation for us all,” senior attack Nadine Hadnagy joked.