Nassau County firefighters engaged in some fiery competition last week at the Annual Firefighter Cook-Off. The fifth annual event brought the East Meadow, Bethpage and Rockville Centre Fire Departments out to Fairway Market in Westbury to fight for bragging rights and the title of best firehouse chef.
Each team was supplied with a $100 Fairway shopping card and the chefs turned their groceries into signature, grilling delicacies. Each team made ribs, and then could chose between making a chicken or burger dish. They presented their barbeque creations to a panel of judges, which consisted of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Firefighters Museum Board President Angelo Catalano, Westbury Fire Department Chief Doug Ingram, Anton Community Newspapers Publisher Angela Susan Anton, and Fairway Café Executive Chef Vincent Olivieri.
Whether you or someone you love dining with is vegan or can’t consume meat, dairy, or gluten, you’ll be thrilled to discover that an amazing gem has come to town. 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe has relocated from Rockville Centre to Merrits Road, right off Hempstead Turnpike in Farmingdale.
If you have carnivores and herbivores in your group, neither has to compromise—there’s something for everyone. 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe Farmingdale is one of the most vegan-friendly restaurants on Long Island. They not only offer a full vegan menu from salads to scrumptious vegan treats, but also serve a full traditional menu with a comprehensive selection of appetizers, salads, brick-oven pizza, pasta, and entrees.
Nakul Gupta has been named Valedictorian of Farmingdale High School’s Class of 2013. Gupta earned a cumulative 105.074 Grade Point Average (GPA), the highest of all his classmates.
“Nakul is extremely self-motivated,” said Farmingdale High School Principal Glen Zakian. “His success is the result of hard work, determination and his ability to work effectively with others.”
Sara Golshahr has been named Salutatorian of the Farmingdale High School Class of 2013. Sara earned a cumulative 103.619 Grade Point Average (GPA), the second highest of all her classmates.
“Throughout her high school career, Sara was always driven by her genuine desire to learn,” said Farmingdale High School Principal Glen Zakian. “Her accomplishments far surpass grades as she has embraced the expansive world of academic achievement.”
The Women’s Club of Farmingdale had their last meeting of the club year on June 6 at Allen Park. The club celebrated with an “All American Picnic” arranged by Barbara Hoerner and her committee, Ann Lomonte, Lynn Connolly, Joan Vallarella, Valarie Thieke, Cheryl Parisi, Rosemary Trudden, Ingrid Hernandez and Loda Romanelli. The picnic was catered with delicious desserts made by the committee.
After faithfully serving the Farmingdale school district for 13 years as a member of the Board of Education, Trustee Tina Diamond is calling it a day.
At the recent public meeting on June 5, Board President Shari Bardash-Eivers gave a heartfelt farewell speech in honor of Diamond’s years of tireless service to the students of Farmingdale.
These guys just keep running and running. Who’s going to catch them?
The Farmingdale Boys Track and Field Team finished in first place in the 4x100 meter relay in the state qualifiers on May 30. The squad became the only team from Long Island to book a trip upstate, to Middletown, where they represented Section 8 athletics at the State Championship meet on June 7-8.
Following the Memorial Day ceremonies on May 27, the Village of Farmingdale held a special ceremony, dedicating Prospect Street, adjacent to the Village Hall, in honor of Farmingdale native, Marine Lance Corporal James D. Argentine.
Lance Corporal Argentine was killed, along with two fellow Marines, on Aug. 6, 2009, by a roadside bomb while supporting combat operations of Operation Enduring Freedom, in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Argentine was 22 years old.
Mayor Ralph Ekstrand said, “This is a fitting tribute to James and will permanently serve as a reminder of the sacrifice that has been made by the members of our military, who protect our freedom.”
Farmingdale superstar Franklin Diaz made it look easy at the 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5 Kilometer Run for Prostate Cancer on the evening of June 2, crossing the finish line in 16:46, 36 seconds in front of runner-up Ricardo Cuahuizo, with 17-year-old Travis Wooten a strong third.
It was Diaz’s second race of the day, following up on a second overall finish at the New Hyde Park 8 Kilometer Run in the morning.
But for as shocking as these very public revelations may be, some local residents seem nonplussed by the whole incident.
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