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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.


Fighting Bullying in Schools and Online

Written by Andrea Ordonez Friday, 17 December 2010 00:00

Father Shares Son’s Tragic Suicide Story at Hofstra Conference

The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition, in association with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, held its first Internet Safety and Bullying Prevention Conference on Dec. 2 at Hofstra University. Several educators from the county’s school districts and other community organizations attended the event which focused on addressing both bullying that happens in schools and online. Registration for the conference was so popular that it was eventually capped to 320, with a waitlist that exceeded 100.


Village Adopts Residential Container Law to Deter Overuse

Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 17 December 2010 00:00

The last regular public meeting of the year for the Village of Farmingdale on Monday, Dec. 6 began with a moment of silence for village resident Marine Lance Corporal James D. Argentine. He was only 22 years old when he lost his life in Afghanistan as a result of a roadside bomb in August 2009. Argentine was a St. Anthony High School graduate and the  son of Bob and Janet Argentine of Farmingdale.


Pearl Harbor Day Survivors Receive Honors at Air Power Museum

Written by Connie Shakalis Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

Commemorating Pearl Harbor Day, Farmingdale’s American Air Power Museum hosted a ceremony presenting proclamations from President Barack Obama to World War II veterans Seymour Blutt, Bernard Berner, Gerard Barbosa and William Halleran, as were Joyce Tupper and Betty Du Brul, widows of Pearl Harbor survivors.


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