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St. Patrick’s Day Strikes Twice

Perhaps it was the luck of the Irish, but for the hundreds celebrating on Main Street in Farmingdale it was St. Patrick’s day yet again. 

 

On March 23, the Village of Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee turned downtown Farmingdale into a veritable “sea of green” for the second annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. 

 

“Our ‘first ever’ Saint Patrick’s Day parade last year was a huge success,” said Chuck Gosline, co-Chair of the parade committee, “It was estimated that more than 4,500 people lined the streets and participated in the day’s events.”

 

Gosline and the committee would look to attract even more Long Islanders with this year’s parade. 

 

Leading the march downtown, eight-year-old figure skater Hiram Cowhey walked with members of the American Legion Post 449 while wearing the gold medal he earned in this year’s Empire State Games.  

 

This year’s fesitivites also included two pipe bands, several local businesses, girl and boy Scout troops, fire department engine and ladder companies, and dozens of emerald colored novelty items for kids.  

News

Over Labor Day Weekend, from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale, treated Long Island locals to a once in a lifetime experience, taking visitors high above the clouds during its Warbird Weekend: Salute to Airpower. 

 

To kick off the celebration, on Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Long Islanders who worked in local defense plants, but were never given an official “thanks” for a job well done, were honored by the Museum. 

Sometimes when you do a job for a customer, you really have to expect the unexpected. 

 

In the case of German Cabral and Jason Galvin, energy efficiency advisors with the Farmingdale-based Green Homes Long Island, this was just the case. Who could have imagined that while trying to figure out the best way ot lower a client’s energy bills they would solve a 20-year-old mystery? 

 

On Aug. 20, certified energy efficiency experts did a home energy audit for Plainview resident Seymour Bosworth, with the goal of lowering the homeowner’s energy use by 25 percent or more. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Joint Networking Event - September 10

Sept. 11 Anniversary - September 11

Downtown Music Festival - September 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com