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A Mother’s Love

Once a year, we celebrate the one person who helped carry us into the world, the one woman who continues to put up with the nonsense time and time again—of course, I am talking about Mom.  

 

Mother’s Day is a time for children, no matter what age, to show their appreciation and give thanks to mom for all of her sacrafices and the love that she gives. 

 

On May 8, Farmingdale Public Library invited children of all ages to come learn how and why Mother’s Day is celebrated. 

 

At the event, Children’s Librarians Christa Lucarelli and Elena Jannello took turns reading to kids and their moms. Some of the books included, The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing, Mother May I? by Lynn Plourde, and Biscuit Loves Mother’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. 

 

After, children were able to design their own Mother Bear magnets, which they could bring home as a gift for mom. 

 

For two-year-old twins Jessica and Katelyn Turzer, their favorite part of the “Mother’s Day Fun” was getting to make this special craft. 

 

“We came to the event to make a special mommy gift,” said their grandmother JoAnn Turzer.

 

In addition to giving their mother the crafts and cards they made, the Turzer twins plan on surprising their mother with flowers on Mother’s Day. 

 

Coming up with different ways to show mom how much they appreciate her this Mother’s Day, the librarians suggested buying flowers, like the Turzer’s did, or doing something simple, like cleaning up around the house. 

 

Another option is to make their mother breakfast, which is what four-year-old Serena Lepik said she plans to do this Mother’s Day.

 

Lepik and her mother, Jeannine, were just some of the many parents, grandparents, nannies, and kids at the Farmingdale library for the event. 

 

As a surprise treat, all of the children in attendance were also given free shirts and activity posters from the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return—which opened in theaters this past week.

 

The Farmingdale Public Library’s Children’s Department holds two to three events a week during the summertime, and will typically increase the number registrants and activities available. Jannello added that she expects there to be three to four programs a day, five days a week.

News

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. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


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

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Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


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