Written by DANIEL OFFNER Saturday, 19 October 2013 00:00
Hundreds filled Main Street in the Village of Farmingdale this weekend for its 25th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Firemen’s carnival. Running from Oct. 10 - Oct. 14, the five-day event included dozens of carnival rides and games for all ages, live music, a street fair, a Fire Department barbeque, a parade and a fireworks display.
“The fire department, village and community are commemorating a silver anniversary,” said Mayor Ralph Ekstrand. “Fire Chief Frank Romano and the Fire Department are working hard to make this year’s fair the best of the 25 years.”
Over the weekend, shoppers flocked to Farmingdale for its two-day street fair, where local businesses, restuarants, and vendors from around the region were invited to showcase some of their food and sales items for the fair-going public.
For the past five or so years, Cascarino’s pizzeria and restaurant has participated in the street fair, giving patrons a chance to taste some of their delectable cuisine.
Dan Kornfeld, who handles marketing for Cascarino’s, said that this year’s street fair had a really good turnout. “There are a lot of people,” Kornfeld said. “It’s been steady, as long as the weather holds up.”
Although the flow of hungry patrons, waiting in line for some authetic Italian food, did not let up, not everyone found this year’s street fair as successful as in years past.
“It was not as good as last year,” said Angeles Rivera, who works for Dominican 4 in Farmingdale. “I think we did better last year because there were more people.”
Every Sunday, Jim Thompson, owner of a Taste of Long Island, hosts the Farmingdale farmer’s market, which provides farm fresh produce for local shoppers. Despite staying open during the street fair, the market’s vendors did not find sales improved much.
“Our vendors did ok... on a normal Sunday market we tend to do better,” Thompson said. “The benefit to us today is to reach and let them know we’re here.”
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview.
According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For most, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to gather with family and feast on a smorgasbord of traditional holiday cuisine.
But for six Farmingdale High School Seniors, it means helping others have a full meal.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers took on the Sachem North Flaming Arrows last Saturday afternoon at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium for the Long Island Conference I Championship in front of 7,200 fans. This was the Dalers second trip to the finals since losing to Floyd last year. The Dalers went into the game looking to finish a perfect season.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers, ranked first in the division (11-0), came out to defend their title as Nassau County champions against the no. 3 seed, the Massapequa Chiefs (8-3), who attempted to take it away. The Chiefs, after losing to the Dalers 33-8 in week 4, would of liked nothing better then to defeat the Dalers in front of 4,000 people at Hofstra and grab the title. The rivalry was all the talk this week and the Nassau County Police had extra Officers all around the stadium at Hofstra.