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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

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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