Written by Daniel Offner Friday, 04 July 2014 00:00
A high school diploma—for some it is a stepping stone to their collegiate futures, for others it embodies thirteen years of hard work.
On June 24, 452 Farmingdale High School seniors in the graduating class of 2014 adorned their cap and gown for its commencement ceremony at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition
Complex. Friends, family, alumni and community members were in attendance to watch the newest graduates walk across the stage.
At the ceremony, class salutatorian Minhal Ahmed and valedictorians Leah Ragno and Elijah Mas shared a few words with the audience about their experiences in Farmingdale and the journey ahead.
Afterwards, Farmingdale High School Principal Glen Zakian took the podium, to tell the students how proud he is that each and everyone in the Class of 2014 has embraced the meaning of “Daler Pride.”
“I have had the pleasure to watch these students mature and grow into fine young men and woman in four years,” Zakian said. “Not only did they succeed in the classroom and reach this level of achievement, but they have become role models and valuable members in our community.”
After receiving their diplomas, students turned their tassels to the right, so as to turn over a new leaf into their newest life journey as young adults, before tossing their caps into the air.
“We are extremely proud of our graduates who worked hard to achieve their goals and earn their high school diplomas,” said Farmingdale School District Superintendent John Lorentz. “Our high-level course offerings and extensive programs have provided the Class of 2014 with the necessary skills and foundation to pursue their dreams, in both, higher education and in the workforce. We look forward to hearing back from our new alumni in the future, and for them to share their success stories with us.”
Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.
Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.
With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:43
The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.
The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before halftime and the heavy rain that followed.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:45
It’s almost time to hit the ice again.
The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.
“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”