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Michele Langis, 39, of Farmingdale, waits with her

Michele Langis, 39, of Farmingdale, waits with her sons William, 5, and Ryan, 11 months, to watch the train pass by at the Farmingdale LIRR station. (May 10, 2012) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Brittany Wait profiles people around Farmingdale, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

Mad Science representative Will Hill, 28, of Carle
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Mad Science representative Will Hill, 28, of Carle Place, teaches students in grades 2 and 4 at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School in East Farmingdale about science. Brianna Capel, 10, stands to the right of him with her fourth-grade teacher Carolyn Gangi, 34. (May 11, 2012)

From left, Aidan Steinheimer, 7, John Lauritsen, 8,
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From left, Aidan Steinheimer, 7, John Lauritsen, 8, Anjali Pahavnai, 9, and Skylar Sindicic, 9, learn about sound vibrations from “Professor Will” Hill during the "Mad Science" assembly at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School in East Farmingdale. (May 11, 2012)

Students in grades 2 and 4 witness science
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Students in grades 2 and 4 witness science demonstrations from a representative from "Mad Science" at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School in East Farmingdale. (May 11, 2012)

Students in grades 2 and 4 witness science
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Students in grades 2 and 4 witness science demonstrations from a representative from "Mad Science" at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School in East Farmingdale. (May 11, 2012)

Farmingdale Senior High School principal Glen Zakian, 46,
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Farmingdale Senior High School principal Glen Zakian, 46, of Jericho, sits at his desk. (May 11, 2012)

Michele Langis, 39, of Farmingdale, waits with her
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Michele Langis, 39, of Farmingdale, waits with her sons William, 5, and Ryan, 11 months, to watch the train pass by at the Farmingdale LIRR station. (May 10, 2012)

Joe Tonelli, 55, of Massapequa, is co-owner of
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Joe Tonelli, 55, of Massapequa, is co-owner of Bollinger's Family Restaurant on Main Street in Farmingdale. (May 9, 2012)

Artist Paul A. Gatto has owned an art
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Artist Paul A. Gatto has owned an art gallery on Main Street in Farmingdale for more than 45 years. (May 8, 2012)

Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, 57, sits on a
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, 57, sits on a memorial bench on the Village Green next to Village Hall. (May 8, 2012)

Nina Pesce, 64, of Wantagh, picks up her
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Nina Pesce, 64, of Wantagh, picks up her mother Lena Murania, 95, who lives with dementia, from the Farmingdale Adult Day Care Center on Main Street. (May 7, 2012)

Barbara Torrance, 88, of Farmingdale, is one of
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Barbara Torrance, 88, of Farmingdale, is one of 10 women who meets at the Farmingdale Public Library on Mondays to read short stories. (May 7, 2012)

Maureen Mendolia, 55, of Bethpage, picks up her
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Maureen Mendolia, 55, of Bethpage, picks up her mother Josephine "Jo" Atwater, 89, who has Alzheimer's disease, from the Farmingdale Adult Day Care Center on Main Street. (May 7, 2012)

From left, assistant director Rhea Sommers, program aids
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

From left, assistant director Rhea Sommers, program aids Maria Ramos and Renee Hartmann and director Brandi Fromm at the Farmingdale Adult Day Care Center on Main Street in Farmingdale. (May 7, 2012)

Debbie Podolski is president of the Farmingdale Chamber
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Debbie Podolski is president of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce. Check out her profile here. (May 7, 2012)

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