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PAL Unit Meeting - January 6

BOT Meeting - January 6

FBLI Meeting - January 7

 

Monday, January 6

 

PAL Unit Meeting

On Jan. 6, the Police Althetic League of Farmingdale is holding a unit meeting at their clubhouse, located at 31 North Front Street in Farmingdale, starting at 7 p.m.

 

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

The Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. 

 

Tuesday, January 7

 

FBLI Meeting

On Jan. 7, the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. is holding a meeting at Allen Park, located at 45 Motor Avenue in Farmingdale, starting at 8 p.m. 

 

Wednesday, January 8

 

Parent’s Math Workshop [K-2]

Previously postponed due to inclement weather, the Farmingdale School District will be holding a mathematics workshop for parents of students in grades K-2. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8. the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School Library starting at 7 p.m. 

 

Thursday, January 9

 

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its first general meeting of 2014, on Jan. 9, at Palmer’s American Grille at 123 Fulton St. Bring your business cards. All members present will enter into a drawing to win either “Featured Member of the Month” on the Chamber website, a Spotlight in the newsletter, or a banner or the Chamber’s website for one month. 

 

Friday, January 11

 

FBLI Registration

Come sign up for the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. at Allen Park on Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.  

 

Sunday, January 12

 

New York City Draft Riots

The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society will host a program on the New York City Draft Riots of the Civil War, on Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., inside the Farmingdale Public Library, located at 116 Merritts Rd. 

Join us for a presentation from well-known author and scholar Barnet Schecter, as he reflects on a period of four days in the history of New York City that had federal troops called-in to control the violence.

 

Tuesday, January 14

 

Super Community Blood Drive 

FUMC is hosting a blood drive with New York Blood Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 4:45-9:15pm in Fellowship Hall.  All donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII ($2,500 value). There is a critical blood shortage in Jan. due to school closings and inclement weather.  To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Bing at 516-456-0248.  Walk-ins welcome. 

 

Wednesday, January 15

 

Farmingdale Board of Ed Meeting

The Farmingdale Union-Free School District Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Jan. 15, at 8 p.m., inside the Howitt Middle School cafeteria. 

Thursday, January 16

 

After-hours Networking and Business Card Swap

On Jan. 16, the Chamber of Commerce invites you to meet at the Nutty Irishman, located at 323 Main Street, after normal business hours to network and swap cards with other local business owners. 

 

Monday, January 20

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

School and village offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

 

Tuesday, January 21

 

Farmingdale High School PTA Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale High School Parent-Teacher Association will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. inside the high school library. 

 

Blood Drive

Come give blood. On Jan. 21, the Woodward Parkway Elementary School will be hosting a blood drive from 3:30 - 9 p.m. Juice and cookies will be provided. 

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