Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00
We have great things coming up for Spring, including the annual St. Patty’s Day Parade, the Farmingdale Community Summit, Comedy Night, the Easter Bunny, and of course, our regular lunches and networking nights.
Have you taken a walk down Main Street lately? Things are looking really great. Charlotte’s Frozen Yogurt has opened and the community is raving about them.
The beautification committee made everything look amazing for the holidays and if you swing around by the train station; construction is humming along.
Even though we have had a lot of storms, the Chamber is still working hard to plan events. We hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to meet new business associates at the networking events and luncheons.
Thank you to John Court of The Nutty Irishman for hosting our January Networking Event. The event was amazing. Food at The Nutty is so awesome. It’s getting difficult to count - but there were over 40 people at the event.
Thank you to all that have renewed your membership.
I hope to see many of you at our luncheon meeting at CaraCara Mexican Grill at noon on Thursday, Feb. 6 and at Cascarino’s After Hours Networking, 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce President Beth Mignone
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