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Farmingdale's 2013 Salutatorian

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

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.”


Women’s Club Of Farmingdale News

Written by Madeline Bondietti, Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

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. 


Trustee Tina Diamond Steps Down

Written by Chris Boyle, Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

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.


Farmingdale Boys Track And Field Team

Written by Greg Giaconelli, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

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. 


Prospect Street Dedicated To Argentine

Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

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.”


Diaz Belmont Stakes Run

Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

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.


Alleged 'Johns' Made Public

Written by Betsy Abraham, Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Handful of local residents caught up in DA’s dragnet

Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with mixed emotions to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including three from Hicksville, four from Levittown, eight from Wantagh and East Meadow, and one from Bethpage. The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs.

But for as shocking as these very public revelations may be, some local residents seem nonplussed by the whole incident.


A Time To Play

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

On Monday, June 10 join Farmingdale resident, Doreen L. Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC, at the book launch party for her new book, If I knew Then What I Know Now: Our Quest for Quality of Life.

Guma, who runs a non-profit called A Time To Play, focuses on providing resources for a better life. “We are everyday people helping people enjoy life by learning how to be happy, healthy, have money, have a work life balance and quality of life,” said Guma.


Farmingdale Honors War Dead

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 00:00


Airpower Museum Honors War Dead

Written by Christy Hinko, Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

The American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale played host to its annual Memorial Weekend events, in coordination with the Jones Beach Air Show. Hundreds of guests visited the museum for events and ceremonies honoring the war dead and paying tribute to those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice—their lives—in order to protect the freedoms of the United States.


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