The competition was fierce among the contestants, vying for who would be crowned the first prize winner of the Village of Farmingdale’s first annual Pet Day event. Waiting to hear the final decision, Ruby the lobster, Dakota the patriot, Harry sporting a bow and a dress, Thor the blue-eyed husky with a lightning bolt on his fur, Brooklyn the ferret and Cathy the kitten watched intently as the judging took place.
Spearheading the inaugural Pet Fair, JoAnn Napoli with Century 21 Dallow Realty in Farmingdale said she came up with the idea for a charity pet day to help raise money for the North Shore Animal League.
A high school diploma—for some it is a stepping stone to their collegiate futures, for others it embodies thirteen years of hard work.
On June 24, 452 Farmingdale High School seniors in the graduating class of 2014 adorned their cap and gown for its commencement ceremony at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition
Complex. Friends, family, alumni and community members were in attendance to watch the newest graduates walk across the stage.
School zone speedsters face an new round of surveillance in the state’s effort to thwart their reckless ways.
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently enjoyed a photo-op at nearby Bethpage High School, signing legislation that authorizes the addition of school speed zone cameras in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Proponents say the new law aims to enhance safety in school areas by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.
If you’ve walked down Main Street recently , you’ve probably noticed a huge demolition site where a series of shopping outlets used to be . The site which is located at 231 Main Street is part of the Staller
Associates Project which includes 26 luxury apartment units and 3,100 square feet of retail space. Just a few blocks way at 285 Eastern Parkway, 27 additional housing units are being built as part of the
The developments, along with the new Jefferson Plaza Apartments on Main Street, bring multi-family housing and small retail units to the Village.
Growing up on Long Island, Christopher Mercaldo remembers how, as a child he spent countless hours with his family, marveling at the many different rides and attractions that Adventureland amusement park in Farmingdale had to offer.
Like many kids growing up in the area, Mercaldo says he was smitten with the idea of having his own little slice of Disneyland-magic right here in his backyard.
Adventureland first opened in 1962, at the height of a major suburban boom on Long Island. Over the last 52 years, several attractions have come and gone, but the park has continued providing the same family-friendly fun that it has for years.
Customers shopped till they dropped, on June 8, as more than 200 vendors filled Main Street for the second annual Spring street fair, hosted by the Farmingdale Fire Department. Patrons from all across Long
Island enjoyed the warm weather by wandering through a maze of of hand-crafted jewlery, colorful dresses, handbags, sunglasses, workout gear, belts, phone cases, and baseball hats that were on display.
“I like looking at all the stuff,” said 11-year-old Kim W. of Farmingdale. “My favorite is the posters.”
For most village residents the Eastern-most quadrant of Farmingdale, across the Rt. 110 border, offers little more than just the Multiplex Cinema, Republic Airport, the Long Island National Cemetery, Dave &
Busters, and Adventureland. However, plans for a potential 10-15 year transit-oriented development project, centered around the former LIRR train station, could mean more business, housing and green space for the residents of East Farmingdale.
Located within the boundaries of the Town of Babylon, the East Farmingdale transit-oriented development project has historically received the support of Farmingdale village officials, including former Mayor
“Butch” Starkie who had been an advocate for the development along the East Farmingdale corridor.
The world is an open book for Sarina Turbendian, a Farmingdale State College Class of 2014 graduate and village resident.
During the commencement ceremony at Hofstra University last May — when over 1,000 Farmingdale State College students received a diploma — Turbendian said that as she waited with anticipation to hear her name read over the sound system, she was more focused on making sure she did not fall down or shake anybody’s hand the wrong way. She said that it wasn’t until she had gotten home that the realization started to sink in.
“Then it hit me… I graduated,” Turbendian said. “Four years went by so quickly.”
The Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees met on June 2 to consider several building permits put forth by several local businesses, namely the expansion of local tavern Croxley’s Ale House at 190 Main St. downtown.
During the meeting village board members voted unanimously to approve a special use permit to Croxley’s Ale House allowing the establishment to construct
an outdoor gathering area and expand the available parking for customers, said Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.
“They have purchased the building behind them, the old Safeway Electric place, with the intention to knock down the existing structures to construct an outdoor Beer Garden,” Ekstrand said. “Croxley Ales is a great place that I frequent often myself... for the past five years they’ve always paid the Village on-time when they’ve owed us money, and I see no reason not to grant their request once again.”
The congregation of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Farmingdale recently held a down-home country-style barbecue to kick off a new three-year fundraising effort.
The goal is to raise $1.4 million to help with the acquisition of a new building to expand both the parish and outreach to the community.
There were burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, salads, and a DJ spinning country tunes for the massive turnout.
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