Even the rain could not stop the outpouring of love that was felt during the bench memorial ceremony on Monday, Sept. 27 for 19-year-old Kaitlyn Krokowski, who died in a tragic car accident on January 19, 2009. Her car slid on black ice and hit a pole on the corner of Grant Avenue and Main Street in Farmingdale.
The Farmingdale High School campus was flooded with people, who all came to witness the showdown, with first place on the line, between the Oceanside Sailors (4-0) and the Dalers (3-1). The Dalers’ focus was on the Sailors’ quarterback Tyler Heuer, who recently broke an Oceanside school record that was held by former NFL quarterback Jay Fiedler. In last week’s game against East Meadow, the 6’2” senior threw for six touchdowns, surpassing the five scores thrown by Fiedler, a former Miami Dolphins and New York Jets quarterback.
It’s that time of the election year again when incumbents and challengers alike flock to local libraries care of the League of Women Voters to voice their views on current topics and issues surrounding the respective areas they hope to either continue to or to newly represent.
Painters, photographers, fashion designers and many other talented artists came to the Village Green in Farmingdale for the third annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, hosted by the Women’s Club of Farmingdale. For one unusually warm day, 45 artists came from all over Long Island to show and sell their work. Wayne Krush and the Lonesome Moonlight String Band strummed harmonies, while Stanley Horowitz and Barbara Minard from Farmingdale State College judged the show entries.
After years of negotiations, the South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD) has received the $14.55 million settlement sought from the Department of Defense to protect the District’s water supply at Plant 1 on Langdon Road in Farmingdale.
Mayor George Starkie honored past Mayor of the Village of Farmingdale Joseph Trudden with the traditional photo tribute to the Village’s mayors. Trudden, accompanied by his wife Rosemary accepted congratulations from the Mayor on behalf of the board members for his service as Mayor of Farmingdale from 1992 to 2004.
The public hearing to address the MTA’s proposed fare hikes held at the Garden City Hotel on Sept. 16 was met with a literal “twist” of fate. As LIRR and LI Bus riders started shuffling into the hotel at 5 p.m. to register to speak, thousands of Long Island-bound commuters were about to be stranded in Penn Station. Two tornadoes ripped through New York City at the height of rush hour, causing the MTA to suspend all LIRR service.
Farmingdale State College’s Department of Visual Communications: Art and Graphic Design pays tribute to the long-running comic strip The Lockhorns. Fans can see original artwork and panels in Memorial Gallery in Sinclair Hall, at the exhibit on display now through November 5, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for all.
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the steps of the State Supreme Court in Mineola, Plainview businesswoman Francesca Carlow announced that she has received the endorsement of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) in the race for the 6th New York State Senate District seat against 34-year Republican incumbent Kemp Hannon. A day later, her Democratic Primary opponent, Dave Mejias- who was recently arrested for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend- announced that he would drop out of the race.
Everyone was keeping a watchful eye on the track of Hurricane Earl just a couple of days before the 6th annual Main Street Mile in Farmingdale, but the weather could not have been better for this great event which was held on Saturday, Sept. 4, producing two record breaking performances for both the men’s and women’s races. This Labor Day tradition has grown every year since the first race in 2005. The event was presented by Runner’s Edge, Croxley Ale House, B103 Radio, and Dr. Larry Lembo. The co-race directors were the team of: Runner’s Edge owner, Bob Cook; Mark Leff of Cisco Systems; Mindy Davidson of the Greater Long Island Running Club and BOCES; Eric Bressler of Wikham, Bressler, Gordon and Geasa; and Craig Gluf of Henry Schein. Proceeds exceeding $5,000 from the Main Street Mile were donated to support the Companions in Courage Foundation (CiC), founded by former New York Islander and Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine, who also participated in the event. The race finished in front of the Farmingdale Firehouse and Village Hall, with the post race awards ceremony taking place at the Gazebo on the Village Green. There were 289 participants in the race, 37 of them from Farmingdale and many from surrounding local towns such as Massapequa and Seaford, and as far away as Maryland and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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