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Farmingdale, N. Y. AN OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FARW1HGDALE
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SERVING GREATER FARMINGDALE. BETHPAGE & MELVIJLLE
Vol. 3 No. 48 Second Class Postage has been paid at Farminadale, N. Y. 11735 Thursday, July 21, 1966
WIN MUSICAL BATTLE A Farmingdale group which calls themselves' ' Men Overboard*•
were declared the winners over 18 other musical teenage groups
in the * Battle of the Bands' in an Oyster Bay Town - wide
elimination series held at the Mar jorie R. Post Community Park
on Wednesday evening in Massapequa.
" Men Overboard" will compete with winners from three other
Community Park eliminations this Saturday at the Mid Island
Plaza at 10 a. m. to determine the Oyster Bay champion.
The Wednesday win has assured the local group of a weekly
discotheque engagement by the Town of Oyster Bay Recreation
Department at one of the community parks.
The group is made up of Bob Filaski on lead guitar; Bill
Filaski on drums; Roger Moore on guitar and Larry Girard on
Judging was based on appearance; stage presence; showmanship;
musicianship and originality of arrangements.
While most of the groups clung to the Rock'n Roll type of
music, the Farmingdale group displayed versatility in choice
of musical selections and wound up their performance by playing
more than one instrument.
Other groups who performed included " The Shadows", " Blue
Chips" the " Misfits", the " Ultimates", " The Restless Winds",
" Royal Tones", " The Charades", " The Blue Diamonds" " The
Sensations" " The Skoy's" " The Rising Sons", " The Vandells",
" The Tremalos" and " The Starlights".
Among the Town officials present were: Town Councilman
Angelo Roncallo, Frank Hynes, Ralph Mariono, Carl Grunewald,
and Ed Ocker and Receiver of Taxes Sol Newborn and former
Councilman Mar jorie R. Post, who served as one of the judges.
Tony Corso of the Massapequa Elks was also on hand to
make a special presentation to the winners.
The competition was slated for Tuesday evening but was
postponed after three bands had performed when a down pour
The Massapequa unit of the Auxiliary Police, led by Chief
Harry Feirson, were on hand both evenings to assist the Nassau
County Police in handling the crowd.
Handing over the keys of the new water facility for The Incorporated
Village of Farmindgale at formal dedication ceremonies
on Saturday is Sam McLendon, consulting engineer of
Holzmacher, McLendon and Murrell ( fourth from left) to
Trustee Norman Krasnow, and Mayor Joseph Zureck while
Public Works Superintendent Hugh Newman ( left) and Congressman
James Grover ( right) look on. The new complex consists
of a pump house, 500,000 gallon overhead storage tank and a
new well and transmission lines.
( Photo by Claire Studios)