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Letter: Finishing 2013 On A High Note

 

We had another amazing year: Ending strong with 172 members, a high attendance at all of our monthly events, awesome member involvement, and my dream of adding members to the parades becoming a reality. I couldn’t be happier.

 

We ended 2013 with a very successful holiday party at the Carlyle on the Green and a tree lighting ceremony at the Village Green. Our Dec. 19 networking at CaraCara Mexican Grill was very successful with over 40 people in attendance. These events always put me in the holiday mood. 

 

We also participated in a lot of ribbon cuttings for many of the new businesses opening in Farmingdale. 

 

One of our newest members is Debbie Korn from Welcome Wagon. Welcome Wagon was started in 1928 with the purpose of reaching out to new residents in a community to introduce them to local businesses. Through our relationship with Debbie, all of our chamber members will be included in an advertisement in their monthly ’gift book’ which is mailed to all new residents in Farmingdale.

 

Farmingdale Village invited us to participate in their first ever Winter Wonderland Expo at Village Hall on Feb. 26. All Chamber business members are invited to join to meet other business owners and members of the community. And don’t forget our annual Comedy

Night on Thursday, March 27. We have sold out every year, since we started, and it’s guaranteed to be a great night out. We also need sponsors and raffle gifts for the event. For more information, or if you can help, call Chris Wider at 516-752-1007 for details. 

 

— Beth Mignone, President of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce


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.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com