Anti-bullying advocate John Halligan, who lost a son to suicide in 2003, was invited to speak to parents and Religious Education students separately at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset Jan. 8 and 23. Halligan, a retired IBM technician who lives in Farmingdale, has spoken at more than 500 schools and made more than 1,000 presentations in the U.S. and Canada since his son’s death.
“If the price is too good to be true, it probably is,” said Jim D’Addario, chairman and CEO of D’Addario & Company, Inc. Located in Farmingdale, D’Addario & Company, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories. With 800 of his 1,000 employees working at the Farmingdale location, D’Addario has been working tirelessly to protect their jobs and the D’Addario brand image.
Eagle Scout Patrick Looney and the Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society joined resources last year, getting involved to honor, at last, forgotten local heroes from the Civil War. Three brothers-in-law and their friends left Farmingdale one morning to fight, and now, after 149 years, they will be honored. A memorial is coming, and the veterans, all boys and young men, are being identified.
Successful family businesses have a reputation of prospering in the first generation, then being run into the ground by the second generation. But, the Scaramelli family, running the Paesana brand foods in Farmingdale has shattered that negative image as it pushes well into its fourth generation of family ownership.
Carvo, a resident and graduate of Farmingdale High School, can add singer, songwriter and actress to the bill. On her website she says industry folk would call her a “singer who moves well.” This is a modest description for someone who beat out singers from around the world at a New York City audition, to be the newest and youngest member of the quintet Bell’Aria.
Nowadays most dining customers are used to spending up to $10 to ensure the highest quality water while enjoying a meal, but there are two local restaurants Four Food Studio Group in Melville and their new sister restaurant, Two Steak and Sushi Den in New Hyde Park that bottle their own water for charity. Each bottle is $2 and the entire proceeds are donated.
‘You can’t cap what you can’t control,’ was the mantra of a delegation of mayors from across New York State, who recently descended upon Garden City’s Village Hall to discuss recommendations of New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) Mayors’ Task Force on Mandate and Property Tax Relief.
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