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.
County Executive Edward P. Mangano campaigned for and won his current position with a clear promise to lower spending and taxes for Nassau. The day draws near when he must deliver, arriving at a balanced budget for 2011 without raising taxes or increasing the deficit. This has led to painful proposals, drawing protests on extreme moves like cutting loose the entire Long Island Bus system and turning the high expense of tax refunds over to schools, towns, villages and other special districts including libraries and fire districts.
The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society (FBHS) used the Farmingdale Village Street Fair (Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10) as an opportunity to gain attention for their Civil War Monument project. This effort is to raise funds for a permanent memorial to be dedicated during the services on Memorial Day
Taking a couple of hours out from a jam-packed schedule of work and parenthood, multi-talented megastar Mario Lopez made a special guest appearance at GLO Nightclub in Westbury on Saturday, Oct 2 to help celebrate the club’s second year anniversary.
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