Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00
The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation (MCLEF) will hold their 21st Annual Long Island Golf Outing at the Huntington Country Club on Monday, Oct. 15. All are invited. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Closing ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Breakfast and a buffet dinner will be served. Eighteen holes of golf, bagpipers and military pageantry will highlight the day. A raffle will include two sets of two-night stays at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, with golf and round trip airfare from Jet Blue included.
Raffle prizes also will include two tickets to the Marine Gala on April 3, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria with overnight accommodations that evening, Mets tickets, NFL memorabilia, golf foursomes on prestigious Long Island courses, and more.
This year’s honorees will be two veterans from World War II and Vietnam, decorated Marines James Papandreau and Benjamin Cascio. Cost is $295 per golfer for the entire day. Foursome sponsorships are available at $3,000 per foursome. Call Jerry Griffin at (631) 261-0096 for reservations and other information. Other MCLEF information can be found at mclef.com/.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Farmingdale, East Meadow, Massapequa and Levittown school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
With the quest to craft the Farmingdale Schools’ 2014-2015 spending plan underway, the Board of Education met on Feb. 26 to discuss the financial well-being of the District; a topic that the support—or lack thereof—from New York State will have a very direct impact upon.
Superintendent of Schools John Lorentz discussed how New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is slated to include additional financial support for school districts; however, Lorentz said the increase in aid is still far short of what Farmingdale needs to ensure its standards of learning are kept intact going forward.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.
— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay