Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Once again the Chamber’s annual holiday parade and visit with Santa was a great success. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Dr. Walter Priestley, Farmingdale’s official Santa, and the Chamber members who came out to march in the parade. Argyro and Michael Razis with Precious Times Day Care; Dan Kornfeld with the Farmingdale Baseball League; Rosemary and Bill Trudden with McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home; Jo Wider with the Farmingdale Chamber; Tina Diamond with the Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary; Rose Larsen with Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Debbie Podolski with the Farmingdale Public Library; Joseph and Bianca Minieri with Metlife; Harmonie Saltzman with Network USA; Joe Tafuro, CPA; Phil Strehl with the American Legion Post 449; Chris Wider with Priestley Chiropractic and Angela J. Cowan, CPA. Thanks also to Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Michael Venditto for joining us down the parade route.
Special thanks to Angela Cowan, CPA who coordinates the parade with the Village, the school district, and the Hardscrabble Girl Scouts.
The election of officers and directors was held in November during a delicious luncheon buffet at Cascarino’s. The following were elected as officers:
President - Beth Mignone
Executive Vice President – Dr. Chris
Wider (Priestley Chiropractic)
Vice President – Victor Lambert III
Secretary – Harmonie Saltzman
Treasurer – Margaret Bertolotti
(Farmingdale Federation of
The directors elected at this meeting are John Court (The Nutty Irishman); Ralph Ekstrand (Moby Drugs); Joseph Minieri (MetLife); Joseph P. Tafuro, CPA and Mark Wenzel (YES Community Counseling Center). Debbie Podolski (Farmingdale Public Library) will continue on as Immediate Past President.
Thank you to Sidney Rusaw of Chili’s Bar & Grill for hosting our after-hours networking event on Nov. 20. Everyone raved about the never ending appetizers you served throughout the evening. Thanks also for the $75 gift card that was raffled off to all in attendance along with the gift baskets gen-erously donated by Sherri Gillespie, MRG Marketing Corp. and Scott L. Wiss, Esq. of Levine and Wiss.
I hope you plan to join us at our Annual Holiday Party at Carlyle on the Green this Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. In addition to installing our Board of Directors, we will honor fourteen members that have supported the Chamber’s mission to preserve the quality, character and vitality of Farmingdale for the past 25 years.
Arthur F. White Funeral Home
Carman, Callahan, & Ingham, LLP
Century 21 Dallow Realty
Eric Chimon, DDS
Farmingdale Federation of
Farmingdale Public Library
Farmingdale Public Schools
McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home
Paramount Tool & Equipment
Daleview Care Center
Sullivan, Shugrue & Lucie Agency
On behalf of the Board, have a Happy Holiday.
Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce President Beth Mignone
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
It may have been a polar vortex outside, but inside Farmingdale’s Village hall things were heating up with the first annual Winter wonderland. Close to 800 people filled the village hall over two hours on a frigid Wednesday evening to eat, laugh, and mingle with Main
Street’s finest, the business owners. While K 98.3 played music outside, inside the wonderful aromas of a variety of hot food from the local restaurants filled the air. There were rice balls, and chicken picatta, pastas and meat balls supplied by Cascarino’s and Palmer’s
Grill, along with Shepard’s pie, hot wings from Croxley’s Ale House. The guacamole from Caracara Mexican Grill was so fresh and delicious it would make a Texan jealous. There were 37 business represented all giving away free samples, food, and discounts to a packed crowd ranging in age from infants to seniors.
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
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