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The Men Protected Our Country; Their Monument Is (Finally) Coming

Written by Connie Shakalis Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Do You Know Their Names?

Eagle Scout Patrick Looney and the Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society joined resources last year, getting involved to honor, at last, forgotten local heroes from the Civil War. Three brothers-in-law and their friends left Farmingdale one morning to fight, and now, after 149 years, they will be honored. A memorial is coming, and the veterans, all boys and young men, are being identified.


Ellis Breaks Routier’s School Record at Invitational

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00
On Friday, Jan. 7 Farmingdale State indoor track jumper Qasim Ellis won the Triple Jump in the Metro Coaches Invitational at the New Balance Track & Field Center in Manhattan.

Classic Italian Pasta Sauces Inspired By Four Generations of Family Heritage

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Successful family businesses have a reputation of prospering in the first generation, then being run into the ground by the second generation. But, the Scaramelli family, running the Paesana brand foods in Farmingdale has shattered that negative image as it pushes well into its fourth generation of family ownership.


Local Songstress Earns Big Break, Joins Bell’Aria

Written by Justin Carrano and Christy Hinko Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00
On a cold December night at the Starbucks on Route 110, Jessica Carvo shared a warm cup and conversation with the Observer about music.

Carvo, a resident and graduate of Farmingdale High School, can add singer, songwriter and actress to the bill. On her website she says industry folk would call her a “singer who moves well.” This is a modest description for someone who beat out singers from around the world at a New York City audition, to be the newest and youngest member of the quintet Bell’Aria.


Local Restaurants Bottle Water for Charity

Written by Romaine Walton Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Nowadays most dining customers are used to spending up to $10 to ensure the highest quality water while enjoying a meal, but there are two local restaurants Four Food Studio Group in Melville and their new sister restaurant, Two Steak and Sushi Den in New Hyde Park that bottle their own water for charity. Each bottle is $2 and the entire proceeds are donated.


NYCOM Advocates Reforms on Mandate And Property Tax Relief

Written by Melissa Argueta and Christy Hinko Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

‘You can’t cap what you can’t control,’ was the mantra of a delegation of mayors from across New York State, who recently descended upon Garden City’s Village Hall to discuss recommendations of New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) Mayors’ Task Force on Mandate and Property Tax Relief.


South Farmingdale Fire Fighters Go Green

Written by Kerri Bristol and Christy Hinko Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00
Dedication, honor and pride are just some of the characteristics that the South Farmingdale firefighters possess. The department, located on South Main Street, is home to the men and women who help protect and educate us every day about the dangers of fire. Not only do these brave men and women help save people every day, they are also making an effort to help save the environment and money.

Three Holiday Angel-Sisters Say Thanks for the Playground

Written by Connie Shakalis Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00
She didn’t like getting stepped on while playing in the park. At age four, Jillian Cordi is the size of a 16-month-old, because she was born with a rare medical syndrome called PHACE. But Jillian was dancing, singing, and saying thank you, along with her two older sisters, Gabriella and Christina, as the Cordi family thanked more than a hundred people who helped Jillian acquire her own personal playground.

Santa Trades in His Sleigh for a Plane

Written by Joie Giordano Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

This year Santa traded in his sleigh for a bright, shiny, red biplane on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19 at Farmingdale’s American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport. Children were bundled up and sipping hot chocolate while waiting their turn to take pictures with Santa Claus then take a taxi ride his red Waco biplane.


Superintendents Discuss Budget Parameters

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

New Coaching Handbook Draft Presented to Board

At the last public board meeting for the Farmingdale School District on Wednesday, Dec. 8 approximately 15 parents and residents were in attendance to hear a budget parameter explanation given by Superintendent John Lorentz and Assistant Superintendents Paul Defendini, Joan Ripley, and Barbara Horsley.


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