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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

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


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