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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

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


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