Written by Paige McAtee Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00
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.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
Starting July 26, the St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale will feature a production of the hit musical, The Wizard of Oz.
Based on a classic tale—first penned as a children’s novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900 and later transformed into a major motion picture by Metro-Goldwyn Meyer in 1939— The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a girl named Dorothy Gale, played by Zoe Neyer, and her dog Toto, who after being thrown into a twister end up in the Land of Oz.
Trying to find her way home, Dorothy meets Glinda the Good Witch of the North, played by Angela Roedig, who instructs her to “follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Farmingdale females were out in force on July 12, to represent their hometown at the 31st annual Long Island Women’s 5 kilometer run sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Bob Cook, who owns the Runner’s Edge shoe and sports apparel store on Main Street, said that attendance at this year’s race was the highest in the race’s history, with more than 500 women competing for the grand prize.
According to Cook, over the years, the race has attracted the likes of world-class runners and Olympians from all over the state, racing for the $500 grand prize.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament.
Plainedge 12 - Island Trees 2 (9UB)
Ozone Howard Huskies 14 - Wantagh Hawks 1 (9UA)
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
The Farmingale Devils Travel Baseball teams were in action during The 4th of July weekend and provided fireworks in two different states.
The 11U Devils won their third tournament this year. They traveled to Connecticut for the fourth of July tournament. The Devils lost game one on Saturday 7-5 to the Connecticut Defenders and won game two 17-0,The Devils advanced to the playoff round and would meet the Defenders again .The bats were on fire all day led by Big Joe Mcgrath and Nick Franco.The Devils beat the Defenders 11-5 and advanced to the championship to play the number one seed and undefeated Hit Club. The Devils jumped out to 4-2 to lead .The game was tied at 9-9 going to the 6th inning and the Devils would score 2 runs and hold on to win the tournament. The Devils had 52 hits and scored 44 runs,Big Joe had 4 doubles a triple, Nick Franco had 8 hits. Anthony Quatromani 8hits.Matt DiSanti drove in the last run in the championship game. Tim Dorman 6 hits. Patrick Quinn 5 hits and 6 stolen bases. Nick O'Connor 3 hits and 4 stolen bases. Kyle Gaertner 6 hits and was winner pitcher in championship game. Patrick Sanchez was the winning pitcher in semi-final game.