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Obituary: Eberling, August

August J. Eberling a longtime Farmingdale resident passed away at the age of 88 on April 18, 2014. August was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served from 1944 to 1946. While serving in Belgium he was wounded. He received numerous medals including a Purple Heart. After his discharge, he returned to Farmingdale and was reunited with his beloved wife, Janet (nee Wernex). When he passed away they had been married for 66 years. He retired as chief custodian from the Plainedge School District. Along with his wife Janet, he is survived by their three children and their spouses: Janet and John Sharp, Kathryn and Anthony Pileggi, and August Jr. and Evelyn; his cherished grandchildren Amanda Gusz, Thomas Pileggi, Morgan Sharp, August III, Madeline Tekverk, Elizabeth Thrasher, and six loving great grandchildren. A prayer service was held at the funeral home April 22, followed by interment with Military honors at Calverton National Cemetery. Donations in August’s name may be sent to Little Shelter Animal Rescue (33 Warner Rd. Huntington, NY 11743). Arrangements were entrusted to the Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.


Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.


However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 


“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 


Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.


“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 


8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


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