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Book Sale
Friday, November 16

Girl Scout Troop Collecting For Toys For Tots
Saturday, November 17

Long Island Fight for Charity Event
Monday, November 19


Friday, November 16

Book Sale

Giant book sale sponsored by Friends of the Wantagh Library, at 3285 Park Avenue, in Wantagh from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sales are cash only. Also on Saturday, Nov. 17.


Saturday, November 17

Girl Scout Troop Collecting For Toys For Tots

The Nassau County Girl Scout Troop 3178 will be collecting new toys unwrapped for Toys For Tots Foundation. You can drop off your donations at the Village Hall after the Holiday Parade. The donation box will be available through Dec. 15.


Monday, November 19

Long Island Fight for Charity Event

Long Island Fight for Charity will host a free 10th Main Event Announcement and Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Long Island Hilton, Route 110, in Melville. The program will include a look back at the LI Fight for Charity’s history of charitable support. Businesspeople, community members, alumni boxers, sponsors and volunteers will be thanked for their past and continued support. Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soda; cocktails-cash bar. RSVP by calling 877-240-7821.


Tuesday, November 27

Holiday Tree Lighting

The 24th Annual holiday lighting of the Village of Farmingdale's Tricentennial Tree will take place at 6 p.m. on the Village Green.


Wednesday, November 28

Grumman Retiree Club Meeting

Grumman Retiree Club will hold a regular membership meeting and luncheon at the Milleridge Inn beginning at noon. Reservations are suggested. E-mail the club at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional details or call 516-575-3777 or visit: www.grummanretireeclub.org.


Saturday, December 1

Holiday Fair

There will be a holiday fair at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church located at 1845 Wantagh Ave. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will be held in Seaman Hall (the white building next to the church). Admission is free and there is free parking behind the church. TV raffle, vendors of all types. Lunch available. There will be breakfast with Santa at 10:30 a.m. and lunch with Santa at 1 p.m. The cost for breakfast or lunch with Santa is $12 per person. For more information, call 516-785-1829.


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Winter Coat Drive

The Parkway Community Church will be holding a winter coat drive during the months of November and December. All coats will be donated to The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead, a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island. All donations of new or “gently” used coats (infant, child and adult sizes) can be dropped off at the Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., in Hicksville between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call 516-433-5659.

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees

Meetings held at the village hall:

•Nov. 19: 7 p.m. work session with Counsel (Thanksgiving week).
•Nov. 26: 7 p.m. work session.
•Dec. 3: 7 p.m. work session. 8 p.m. BOT meeting with Counsel.
•Dec. 10: No meeting. Holiday Party.
•Dec. 17: 7 p.m. work session with Counsel
•Dec. 24: No meeting. Christmas Eve.
•Dec. 31: No meeting. New Year’s Eve.  

St. Thomas' Fellowship Café

An outreach program that is open to everyone no matter what age who would like to have a good meal and get together with other people in the community. There is no charge for this and it is open the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin St., Farmingdale. At the end of every café take home meals are offered. Sponsored by Episcopal Charities of Long Island and St. Thomas' Church. Call 516-752-9254. Schedule: Nov. 24 and Dec. 29.

Vendors Wanted

Vendors wanted for the Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh located at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue for the Holiday Shopping Flea Market fundraiser on Sunday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sell your merchandise or promote your business to shoppers from the South Shore of Nassau County. Rain or shine. For information call Ben at 516-221-2370 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Ongoing Events

Twin County Chorus

Ladies, do you love to sing? Then we've got a place for you. Join Twin County Chorus in the joys of a cappella harmony. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Levittown from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Call Bobbi at 516-798-4325 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit our website: www.twincounty.org.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com