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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

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

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.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

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