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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

Philip D’Aguanno, 79, of Melville, passed away on Oct. 15. Loving husband of Maria. Devoted Father, father-in-law and grandfather. A funeral mass was held at S.t Kilian R.C. Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Inc.


The Citizens Campaign for the Environment, a Farmingdale-based advocacy group, recently joined state lawmakers and Massapequa water district officials for a press conference calling on New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the proposed Navy Grumman Plume Remediation Act (A9492), which has already passed both the state Assembly and Senate, in an effort to protect Long Island’s drinking water and the Great South Bay from the Grumman-U.S. Navy underground plume of toxic chemicals. 


Sports

Nassau County ASA President Keith O’Donnell and Chief Umpire Vincent Donnelly recently presented a $2400 check to Over the Hill Gang President Jim Reilly. The donation will be added to the funds the men’s softball league raised on behalf of Sal Pugliese Jr. as the young boy battles a rare hip disorder. The OTHG would like to thank the ASA for its generous contribution to a fantastic local cause.

—Submitted by the Over the Hill Gang


Farmingdale runners Theresa Gannon, Chris Bartlett, Patty Baker and Jenine Cottone each came home with an award from the Blue Ribbon 10 kilometer and 5 kilometer runs for Prostate Cancer at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park. 


Calendar

Thanksgiving Eve - November 26

Altheas Boutique Opening - November 29

Tri-Centennial Tree Lighting - December 2


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