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Infinite Yarns Thrives In New Location

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. 

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


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Blood Drive - August 24


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