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Board of Education

Wednesday, June 4

Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 4

Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 5


Wednesday, June 4

Annual Meeting

On June 4, the Farmingdale’s Towne House West Property Owner’s Association will hold its annual meeting from 7-10 p.m. inside Village Hall at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale.

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Farmingdale School District Board of Education will be held on June 4, at 8 p.m., inside the Howitt Middle School cafeteria at 70 Van Cott Avenue.

Tri-M Honor Society

On June 4, the Farmingdale School District will hold an induction ceremony, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school lecture hall, for students entering the Tri-M Honor Society.


Thursday, June 5

Chamber of Commerce

The next luncheon meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will be held at noon on June 5, at The Nutty Irishman at 323 Main St.  

Senior Awards Ceremony

On June 5, Farmingdale High School seniors will head to the school auditorium at 6 p.m. for the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Farmingdale Community Summit

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Community Summit will be held on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library.


Saturday, June 7

Wellness Center Blood Drive

On June 7, Farmingdale Wellness Center will host the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information contact 516-755-5855.


Sunday, June 8

Fire Department Street Fair

On June 8, the Farmingdale Fire Department will hold its annual street fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. outside the fire house at 361 Main St.  

Pancake Breakfast

On June 8, join the Farmingdale United Methodist Church at 407 Main Street for a pancake brunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will support “Imagine No Malaria,” a comprehensive anti-malaria campaign of the United Methodist Church that focuses on prevention, treatment, education and communication. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 516-694-3424.

Bowling Tournament

On June 8, more than 200 bowlers are expected to compete for a cash prize at Farmingdale Lanes’ Tournament of Champions. A grand-prize winner is picked based on their three-game bowling score, who will receive an all-expenses paid trip courtesy of Maple Family Centers to attend the 2014 Bowl Expo in Orlando where they will present BVL with a donation check from Maple Family Centers.

PAL Long Island Lax Jamboree

On June 8, the Levittown Police Athletic League Lacrosse team will play from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  at Farmingdale State college’s turf field.


Monday, June 9

Restaurant Week

From June 9 - June 14, seventeen restaurants in downtown Farmingdale will be providing specialty menus and pricing to hungry customers in celebration of the village’s third annual Restaurant Week.  


Tuesday, June 10

Varsity Athletic Awards

On June 10, varsity athletes at Farmingdale High School will head to the school auditiorium at 6:15 p.m. for an award ceremony.

South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners

The next meeting of the South Farmingdale Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will be held on June 10 at 6 p.m. at the fire department, 819 Main St., in Farmingdale.


Wednesday, June 11

Northside Concert For Students

At 9:45 a.m. on June 11, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates.

Albany Avenue Senior Concert

On June 12, students at Albany Avenue Elementary School will head to the Saltzman East Memorial school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert.


Thursday, June 12

Last Day of Classes

Farmingdale High School students will have their last full-day of classes on June 12, to prepare for finals and regents exams.

Northside Concert For Parents

At 9:45 a.m. on June 12, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates.

High School LOTE Picnic

Farmingdale High School Students in the Languages Other Than English program will be having a special picnic lunch on June 12 at 2:10 p.m.

Saltzman East Memorial Concert

On June 12, students in the jazz band at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School will head to the school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert.


Saturday, June 14

“Thank You Veterans” Dinner

On June 14, state Sen. Kemp Hannon will be holding a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on June 14 at the American Veterans Post 88 at 692 Broadway in Massapequa. “I invite all veterans and active duty military personnel in my Senate District (plus one guest) to join me for a free dinner as a ‘Thank You’ for all you do for this great nation,” Hannon said. There will be two seatings, from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary to attend. To make reservations call 516-739-1700.

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


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