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Library Gets Crafty With Friends

This past weekend, the Friends of the Farmingdale Public Library’s annual Craft Fair saw a total of 82 vendors selling anything imaginable. 

 

It had everything from homemade chocolates and jewelry to pottery, said Ken Ulric, a member of the Friends of the Farmingdale Library.

 

“We’ve been doing this for 18 years, and it’s become a tradition,” said Ulric of the craft fair.

 

According to Ulric, the group responsible for making the library as beautiful and presentable as it is today are the Friends of the Farmingdale Library. 

 

“We support the library in as many ways as we possibly can,” said Jay Eskin, president of the Farmingdale Friends. “We provide financial support. Sometimes we sponsor shows.”

 

Apart from selling crafts, the library was also selling off several old books, DVDs and CDs. Outside the library, the craft fair even included a plant sale, run by the Farmingdale PTA, who was raising money for their High School Scholarship program.

 

Every year, the PTA gives out approximately 60 scholarships, according to PTA Council President Karen Bensen. 

 

“We have about 120 kids this year who are eligible for it, and we will probably give out a minimum of about 60 scholarships,” she said.

 

Plants for sale included petunias in hanging baskets, a mixture of annual flowers and some vegetables. 

 

The PTA was also selling cookies and brownies, and had a “Dollars for Scholars” donation basket, where people could donate money instead of buying flowers or baked goods.

 

This craft fair is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of the Farmingdale Library. With the proceeds made from this event, the club will purchase things for the library.

 

In the past, Friends of the Farmingdale Public Library have used fundraising money to buy the library’s grand piano. The group is currently saving up money to buy more beautification accessories to make Farmingdale Public Library as welcoming as possible. 

News

At a recent meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education, school district superintendent John Lorentz discussed New York State’s proposal to invest $2 billion into districts statewide

through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

 

If approved by voters in the upcoming general elections, the act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion in the form of a capital bond to provide students with access to classroom

technology and high-speed internet connectivity, with the goal of equalizing opportunities for children to learn, adding classroom space, expanding pre-kindergarten programs, replacing classroom trailers with permanent instructional space and installing high-tech security features in schools. 

Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9

to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade. 


Sports

Last week, officials with the St. Kilian Saints baseball team inducted John Lombardi and Aaron Powell into their Hall of Fame. 

 

—Submitted by Farmingdale PAL and St. Kilian Baseball 


The 2014 Reilly Cup finals featured the two most successful OTHG teams over the last 9 years. Sal’s Place and Singleton’s have had 11 finals appearances and 7 championships between them during this period of time. They split 2 games during the regular season and Singleton’s became the winner’s bracket representative in the 2014 Cup by beating Sal’s deep in the tournament.

 

Sal’s took the first game 14-7. The game was close until the 8th inning when Sal’s broke it open with some timely hits and taking advantage of a Singleton’s miscue or two.  Sal’s held

Singleton’s to 7 runs with outstanding all-around defense, which was particularly impressive given that some of their significant contributors were visibly fighting through late-season injuries. 


Calendar

Homecoming - October 24

Autumn Fair - October 25

St. Kilian Blood Drive - October 26


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