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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

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


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