Over the weekend, thousands of Long Island residents flocked to the Village of Farmingdale for its 26th annual Columbus Day Weekend Fair and Fireman’s carnival. Running from Oct. 9
to 13, the five-day affair featured live music from Farmingdale’s own Electric Dudes and Long Island party band Superbad, a Fire Department barbecue, food vendors, a street fair, fireworks, carnival rides, games for kids of all ages and, of course, the Columbus Day parade.
If the Farmingdale Rams are going to get over the top and capture the Skyline Conference for men’s soccer in 2014, it will take some more aggressive play. That’s according to team captain and defensive player Vincent Danetti.
“We don’t have a lot of big guys on our team,” Danetti said. “We need to play aggressive.”
Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.
Mentorship is one of those goals rotary clubs strive for, particularly when it comes to grooming future community business leaders. Nowhere was this more important than when the most recent Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary meeting’s guests were Stanley Pelech, director of Integrated Academic and Technical studies and Jodi Haniquet, advisor of the Farmingdale High School (FHS) Interact club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary is the sponsor of the 75-plus student strong high school club. Advisor Jodi Haniquet reported to Rotary club members what fundraising events the Interact Club will participate in for the 2015 school year. The service group will once again team with FHS student government in a food drive – donations collected for Island Harvest pantries. They will also participate in Ronald McDonald house dinner program – cooking and serving meals on the premises in New Hyde Park for the many families staying at the residence while their seriously ill children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.
Talk to anyone who has been to Italy and they’ll rave about the food — how fresh and delicious it was, whether they dined in the small cafés or fancy restaurants. Throughout Italy there’s a commitment to great ingredients and well-honed techniques.
This fall, two Italian food experts from Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas restaurant at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza are bringing that enthusiasm for great food to the Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City. Andrea Luca Rossi, Spuntino general manager, and Ryan Keough, executive chef, are giving cooking demonstrations, free of charge. Lyn Dobrin, food writer for THE TK NAME OF YOUR PAPER and a member of the Ethical Humanist Society, will host.
You can experience military history through the ages in one afternoon at the Old Bethpage Restoration during Military Timeline Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Joseph M. Gergela III, executive director of the Long Island Farm Bureau, was honored by Farmingdale State College with its Ram’s Horn Award at the annual Fall Garden Party at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park on Sunday, Oct. 5.
The Ram’s Horn Award is given to an individual or business that supports the Farmingdale College Foundation’s efforts to provide student scholarships, faculty development grants, and fund programs and projects of the college. It is the highest award given by the foundation.
The Long Island Flower & Home Expo is coming to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The home and garden show will feature flowering indoor and outdoor gardens, fall landscaped vignettes, thousands of Chrysanthemums, home decor, cooking demonstrations, and home improvement contractors. Design specialists will be available all weekend, so bring your decor ideas. In addition to beautiful gardens, attendees will enjoy informative seminars, home improvement tips and tips from landscaping consultants.
When Greg and Barbara leave their north shore home in November for their annual four-month visit to Florida, they close up their Long Island home with peace of mind.
That’s because once a week, for the weeks they’re away, Chuck Gottlieb, principal of House Doctor and a home inspector, visits their home and does an interior and exterior survey to make sure everything is in order.
Long Island Democrat David Denenberg has dropped out of the race for state Senate, after recent accusations that the Nassau County Legislator fraudulently billed his own law firm—Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron—more than $2 million for non-existent case work.
According to published reports, Denenberg stated, “My family, the electorate, the campaign and this position are way too important to subject myself to such outrageous allegations and negative attacks against me personally. Therefore I withdraw from the race.”
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