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theFarmingdaleObserver.com Calendar

Movie Night - Thursday, August 8
Farmer’s Market - Sunday, August 11
CYO Basketball Registration - Wednesday, August 14


Thursday, August 8

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green : Wreck It Ralph on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.


Sunday, August 11

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 11 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, August 14

Military, Veteran Job Fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled for Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Road, in Farmingdale, is committed to making this one-of–a-kind free hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers. For information contact Robert VanPelt, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-786-4605 or David Myones, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-236-0423. Visit: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for additional information, dates.

CYO Basketball Registration

The St. Kilian CYO program will be holding registration for their girls and boys Basketball teams for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Aug. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gym lobby at St. Kilian’s on Cherry Street in Farmingdale. Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are invited to register for participation on a travel basketball team representing St. Kilian Parish. Also looking for volunteer coaches in all age brackets. Any adults who would like to volunteer to coach will need to submit background check paperwork and take the parish mandated VIRTUS training. Payment of $150 is due at time of registration. Sibling discounts are available.


Thursday, August 15

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green: Life of Pi on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.

Elton John Tribute Concert

Yellow Brick Road plays a free Elton John tribute concert at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.


Saturday, August 17

Blood Drive

Runner’s Edge will host a blood drive on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in municipal lot #1.

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, August 18

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 18 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wednesday, August 21

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness

Join Assemblyman Michael Montesano on Aug. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library for important information about hurricane and emergency preparedness. A state emergency representative will also be present. Call 516-937-3571 for information.

Blood Drive

The Columbus Lodge #2143, a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, in conjunction with the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and the NY Blood Center, will hold a blood drive on Aug. 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the lodge located behind the Stuart Thomas Manor at 2143 Boundary Avenue in South Farmingdale.


Thursday, August 22

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green: The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey on Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.


Friday, August 23

Car Show

The Main Street Car Show will be held on Aug. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.


Sunday, August 25

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 25 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Friday, August 30

Summer Picnic

Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue, in Wantagh is holding their annual rain or shine picnic on Friday, Aug. 30. Bring your favorite picnic meal, blanket or beach chairs at 6:30 p.m. and join in the celebration of Shabbat.

 

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