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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

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that 258 campus police officers at 12 SUNY schools—including SUNY Farmingdale State College—are being armed with naloxone, an extremely effective heroin antidote that can instantly undo the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

The antidote, more commonly known as Narcan, will be provided as part of Schneiderman’s Community Overdose Prevention Program, which uses funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals to reimburse local police departments for the cost of naloxone kits.

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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