Written by Gary Simeone Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
It has been over a year since Infinite Yarns moved from Main Street to its new location on Hempstead Turnpike. The small boutique store which specializes in everything yarn has done quite well in its transition.
“We were on Main Street for eight years before our move,” said storeowner, Anne Schneck. “But our customers seem to like our new location because of accessibility and the availability of parking spots.”
Schnek who also heads up the website, infiniteyarns.com and has a Facebook and Ravelry page, said a lot of her business is conducted online.
“We do a lot of online marketing, showing off a wide range of products, books and magazines and other accessories. We also have a list of classes and workshops that are held throughout the year.”
The store has an abundance of yarn selections in almost every type of brand, fiber and gauge. Some examples include Araucania, Bollicine and Debbie Bliss brands. There are many fibers to choose from like acrylic blends, bamboo, cashmere and microfiber.
There are plenty of classes and workshops held at Infinite Yarns from beginner to advanced that offer knitting and crochet lessons. Private lessons, specialty workshops and designer book signings are also available. Currently there is an Open Knit & Chat session on Friday nights from 7 to 9 p.m.
Infinite Yarns is located at 34 Hempstead Turnpike in Farmingdale. Store hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 516-293-0010 for special class times or more information.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00
These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library.
Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshops, which are held throughout the year in various communities, are a collaborative effort to bring the Nassau County Department of Assessments operations from Mineola to different communities, such as Farmingdale. He added that applications were on-hand in case any attendees were first-timers or pursuing a renewal of an existing exemption.
Friday, 11 July 2014 08:29
If you stopped by the Farmingdale Public Library this past week, perhaps you noticed all of the paintings and art pieces currently on display. For the entire month of July, the library will feature the many styles of artist/poet Ruth Lawrence.
“I’ve been exhibiting for quite a few years,” said Lawrence, “I am always happy to show my work.”
Lawrence, 87, of East Meadow, said she first began painting at just 12 years old. She recalls, at the time her sister had been dating someone who worked at an art supply store, and had gotten her some oil-based paints as a present.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament.
Farmingdale Greendogs 7 - Seaford Vikings 6 (8U)
Syosset Cubs 18 - Plainview Hawks 1 (12U)
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Runners and walkers from Farmingdale and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9th Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.
The Run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve.
The leading Nassau County law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as the presenting sponsor.