Hundreds of spectators lined Main Street to watch the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 20. The parade began at Northside Elementary School and traveled down Main Street to the Village Green.
On Thursday, Nov. 12 a crowd of hundreds gathered at Republic Airport in Farmingdale as a 66-year-old iconic symbol of World War II barreled down the runway.
The only Sherman tank on Long Island, from World War II, came to a halt in the front of the Veterans Day celebrants, a demonstration of sorts before it was to be put on display at the American Air Power Museum. The crowd gave a roar of applause.
The Village’s holiday decorations will be going up on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. at Village Hall in anticipation of the tri-centennial tree lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
With the sesquicentennial, the 150th year anniversary, of the Civil War, quickly approaching, the Farmingdale - Bethpage Historical Society is preparing to honor Farmingdale’s Civil War veterans. The organization plans to unveil a new war memorial on the Village Green on Memorial Day 2011.
A little more than a year ago, high school student Patrick Looney took on a restoration task as part of his Eagle Scout project which included the preservation and beautification of several gravesites at the Lyceum Cemetery, an abandoned location just west from the present-day Sportime gym location on Hempstead Turnpike.
In response to approximately ten reports from residents of Farmingdale not receiving a first-half school tax bill, staff members from the Village of Farmingdale made the suggestion to residents to refer discrepancies to the Town of Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes office.
Not many events can create school spirit quite like homecoming. Farmingdale High School’s annual pep rally and homecoming football game took place on Friday, Oct. 22.
Karin R. Antonucci passed away October 13, 2010, two days after her 50th birthday. Raised in Lindenhurst, she had been living in Farmingdale in recent years. Dedicated employee of FREE, Inc., Old Bethpage. Mother of Bettina Maier and Dominic Maier. Daughter of Alexander Wehrle, the late Irma Wehrle and stepdaughter of Inge Wehrle. Also survived by her former husband, Paul Maier, mother-in-law, Lois D’Antonio, sister, Linda Wehrle-Hovanec, brothers, Perry and Stephan Wehrle and stepsister Bettina Gaves. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Oct. 18 at St. Kilian RC Church. Cremation was private. Karin was laid to rest with her mother Oct. 20 at St. Charles Cemetery.
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