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North Shore Pops Concert Band At Eisenhower Park
Monday, June 11

Police Appreciation Run
Thursday, June 14

Gypsy
Saturday, June 16


Saturday, June 9

Still Crazy For Broadway

The LI Cabaret Theatre presents a Cabaret of Broadway Songs Show with 35 talented singers and guest Brian Enoch. Musical directors: Kim Oler and Sid Cherry. The show will be followed by dance music with The Usual Suspects. BYOB. Dance until 1 a.m. Set ups, snacks, soda, unlimited dessert and coffee bar after the show. 8 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh. Tickets $22 per person. Call 516-946-7207. Go to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Reservations at the door.


Monday, June 11

North Shore Pops Concert Band At Eisenhower Park

The concert band opens the season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Park. The 60-piece band, under the direction of Eric Albinder, will present an eclectic selection of Big Band music, light classics, Broadway show tunes and popular favorites. Call 631-864-2574.

Save A Life – Volunteer

Long Island Crisis Center, the 24 hour-a-day, seven day-a-week suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in its upcoming Counselor Assistant Training Program. No experience is necessary and the hours are flexible (around-the-clock) to accommodate the individual needs of volunteers. The free, comprehensive orientation training program takes place over three-hour sessions at the Crisis Center’s office in Bellmore. June’s training will be held on three successive Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m. on June 11, 18 and 25. July’s training will be held on three successive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14, 21 and 28. For more information, check out LICC’s website, www.long islandcrisiscenter.org and click on “Volunteer.” Then call 516-826-0244 to schedule an interview.


Thursday, June 14

Police Appreciation Run

David Lerner Associates and the Greater Long Island Running Club will host the 21st Annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run at the Fieldhouse in Eisenhower Park to benefit the Police Crisis Fund, which supports families of the local law force in emergency situations. Registration can be completed online at www.glirc.org. The entry fee to participate is $20 in advance; $25 for those who enter on the day of the run; $17 for Greater Long Island Runners Club members and a 50 percent discount is given to students up to and including the high school level. To make a donation to the Police Crisis Fund, send checks payable to the GLIRC Police Crisis Fund to The Greater Long Island Running Club, 101 Dupont St., Suite 24, Plainview, NY 11803 or contact Mindy 516-520-9481.


Saturday, June 16

Gypsy

The TBT Players in conjunction with the Temple B’nai Torah (2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh) Capital Campaign Fund will present Rabbi Marci Bellows as Mama Rose in the musical Gypsy. Perri Levine will play legendary Gypsy Rose Lee. Performances begin June 16 for a limited run. As part of the fund raising effort, prior to single ticket sales, Rabbi Circle Seating along the Gypsy runway can be secured with a donation to the temple Capital Fund. Advertisers and individuals who make a donation will receive an invitation to the gala Opening Night party with egg rolls from JANI and cookies from Felicia’s Fabulous Bakery. For information call 917-453-4762.


Monday, June 18

Change at Jamaica

Railroad historian, author and former LIRR branch manager David Morrison discusses the history of the Jamaica station and its major impact on the growth of suburbia and the commuter culture after WWII. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Levittown Library. Sponsored by the Levittown Historical Society and Museum.


Thursday, June 21

NAMI LI Regional Council

Meeting at 7:45 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., Lecture Room (lower level). Call 694-7327 or 367-1893. Speaker: Linda Manzo, BA education, BS special education, history CAS/SAS: supervision and administration. Subject: Student Voices Loud and Proud, a remarkable documentary…a living credit tool to eradicate stigma.


Saturday, June 23

Fred K’s Cancer Event

The Third Annual Fred K’s Cancer Event will take place at Eisenhower Park (North Linden Picnic Area, Parking Field 6A), East Meadow from 9 to 11 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.). To find out more information about Fred K’s Cancer, visit www.fredkscancer.blogspot.com. To donate online, visit the fundraising page at www.firstgiving.com/fredkscancer. Every dollar counts.


Upcoming Events

NYVAG Veteran’s Fundraiser

Join the NYVAG for an evening of dinner, dancing, open bar and raffles at the annual NYVAG fundraiser on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorare Caterers in Seaford. NYVAG is a nonprofit organization that provides housing to homeless veterans. Make a difference in the lives of these forgotten heroes. RSVP required. Go to www.nyvag.org for more details on purchasing tickets to the fundraiser or call Dex at 398-4120.

Garage Sale

YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa, will be conducting its Annual Garage Sale on June 30 (rain date July 1) at the back of the offices (New York Ave. between Central Ave. and Hicksville Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. YES will be collecting items, old and new (but saleable). To donate items (all contributions are tax deductible), contact 516-799-3203. The proceeds from this event will be used to support programs and services to youth and families. Donations can be dropped off any time after June 1.

Lazy Days Of Summer Picnic

Plans are underway for the Levittown Community Council’s annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic to be held at the East Village Green on Jerusalem Ave. on July 7. There will be free entertainment, activities and crafts at the event, which is a fun family day for all, paid for by membership fees and local business donations. The council is looking for volunteers to help with this program. Those interested should contact Mauro Cassano at 516-796-3392 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Sponsors are also being sought for the event.

Vendors Wanted For Flea Market

Vendors wanted for the Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., rain or shine Summer Flea Market on July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sell your merchandise or promote your business in a spacious parking lot or the air-conditioned social hall and small party room in case of inclement weather to shoppers from the South Shore of Nassau County including Wantagh, Merrick, Bellmore, Seaford, East Meadow, Levittown, Massapequa, as well as parts of Suffolk and Queens County. The temple holds two flea markets, one in the summer and another in the fall. For information call Ben at 516-221-2370 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Ongoing Events

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.

Soldiers Angels

Soldiers Angels sends care packs to deployed troops all through the year. Cards and letters for our deployed troops, local veterans and for our wounded heroes are also needed. Soldiers Angels also accepts donations for our local veteran missions in the community. For more information on this and other local missions of support call 406-9217 or email mwheeler@soldiers angels.org. You may drop off cards and letters of support to the LevitStyle office at 19 Jerusalem Ave., Levittown. You can also visit the Soldiers Angels website at www.soldiersangels.org.


Weekly Events

•Homemakers Club Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 579-4420.

•Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. Do you have a problem with food? We are a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 794-1333.

•Business Networking International. Join the “All In” chapter of BNI at its breakfast meeting every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the East Bay Diner, Merrick Rd., Seaford. Referrals are exchanged between local business people to help their businesses grow. Call Denise Langweber for more information at 765-2800, or meet the group there.

•Mid Nassau Jewish Retirement Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. New members are welcome. Call Marty Fein 485-3171.

•Calling All Seniors. Come for fun, trips and to meet new friends. Qualifications: resident of Hicksville, Plainview or Levittown. Meetings every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Center, 103 Grumman Rd. West, Bethpage. Call Andrew Grieshaber 349-7801.

•Adult Yiddish Classes beginners and advanced beginners/intermediates. Sundays at the Nassau Cultural Center, 574 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow. To register call 794-0506.

•Cub Scout Round Up. Parents of boys in first - fifth grades who are interested in joining the Cub Scouts at Temple B’nai Torah, Wantagh, should contact Jeff Cohen at 205-1589. The Cub Scouts are sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple B’nai Torah. Meetings are on Thursdays in the Youth Lounge from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information about the Cub Scout Pack go to the website at www.troop189ny.com.

•New Attitudes Singles meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. at PieSanos Pizzeria, 2330 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Call 851-6114. Singles meet and greet. Introductions and discussion. Fee $10 plus expenses.

•Bel Canto Chorale. Singing in Nassau County for over 40 years, welcomes new members. Each year, the chorale performs two major concerts and a benefit concert. All soloists are selected from within the membership. All voices are invited to rehearsals on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Call 541-0726 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Monthly Events

•Levittown Lions Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Domenico’s Restaurant. Call Tom Di Iorio at 242-2273 for more information.

•Levittown Historical Society. If you are interested in helping collect memorabilia, photographs, appliances and furnishings from the early days of Levittown, come down for an interesting evening. All welcome. No admission charge. Free refreshments. Brief business meeting. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Levittown Library. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month (except July, Aug., Jan., Feb.). For more information call 735-9060 or go to www.levittownhistoricalsociety.org.

•Levittown Community Council. Levittown and Island Trees organizations and residents are invited to monthly meetings of the Levittown Community Council held at 7:30 p.m. at Levittown Memorial Education Center in the Panther Room on the fourth Monday except in July and August. Informational programs relevant to the community are presented and refreshments are served. Meetings are open to the general public. Membership in the council is for residents and organizations in the areas comprised by the Levittown and Island Trees school districts.

•East Meadow Lions meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the East Meadow Library. Call John Persich 334-3730.

•Performance Poets Association meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. at The Cup Café, Railroad Ave., Wantagh. Hosted by Cliff Bleidner and Irene Wright. $2 plus one purchase. Call 794-9826.

•Knights Of Columbus Holy Innocents Council #3581 meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the council headquarters, 3581 Jeffries Rd., Levittown, at 8 p.m. The newly renovated meeting hall is also available for party rentals. Call 735-1724 for rentals.

•Levittown American Legion Post #1711 meets on the first and third Friday of each month at the Post Headquarters located at 3123 North Jerusalem Rd., Levittown. Meetings start at 8 p.m. Any veterans residing in the area are encouraged to come down to Post Headquarters and join the ranks to share the comradeship we all had when serving as members of the Armed Forces.

•The Levittown Chapter Of The Red Hat Society meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Levittown Library. The chapter is accepting new members. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•The Levittown South-North Wantagh Republican Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., Levittown. Food is always served. There is no charge to attend and new members are always welcome. Every meeting has an informative speaker or presentation. Call 731-7600 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Five year projection shows tough road ahead

The Levittown Board of Education unanimously adopted a $198.7 million spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year, which comes with a proposed tax levy increase of 1.62 percent. This represents a $2.1 million increase from last year, for a proposed levy of $133.2 million.   

 

The Levittown school district will receive $49,163,299 in state aid for the 2014-2015 school year, which increased by $690,049 from last year’s budget. The other revenues also show an increase of $684,250 from last year. 

 

In the past seven years, the district received its largest percentage of state aid in 2008-2009 with 30 percent. According to Assistant Superintendent Bill Pastore, state aid has decreased since then, leveling off for the past few years and coming in at slightly below 25 percent for 2014-15.

Seven in contest for three seats on school board

On April 8, members of the Levittown Property Owners Association invited all seven candidates in the running for Island Trees School District Board of Education to a “Meet the Candidates” forum. Of the seven only four attended, and only three spoke on the dais. 

 

According to Levittown Property Owners President Diane Kirk, members of the Island Trees School District were invited to attend the forum, but declined stating that they were going to attend their own forum on May 12.

 

Challenger Brian Fielding, a 1995 Island Trees High School graduate, opened the forum with the promise of more transparency.  


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero. 

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. 

Friday Pins, Pizza & Pepsi

Trevor Williams 166,101

 

Keith Kyte 137,119,115

 

Anthony Baio 111,73

 

Alyssa Williams 141,133,120

 

Lauren Walpole 114,105,96

 

Kaitlyn Insinna 106,68,67

 

Robert Brooler 107,97

 

Frank Pietraniello 94

 

Friday Bumper Stars

Matthew Banfich 140,95

 

Nicky Barrera 115,99

 

Jake Mauro 107

 

Anthony Barrera 97,79

 

Michael Pietraniello 97,87

 

Ty Peranzo 95

 

Steven Tiemer 92

 

Nick Bevinetto 90,82

 

Ava Banfich 103,101

 

Julianna Mauro 103,87

 

Gianna Centonze 102,91

 

Victoria Gray 91,87

 

Mike Rosen 87,86

 

Steven Brauer 85,83

 

Stephan Mandola 83

 

Joey Mohaudt 81

 

Pantelis Siriodis 80

 

Kelsey Casperson 85,73

 

Stephanie Tiemer 71,67

 

Kathleen Hoffman 68,65

 

Friday Rising Stars

Jason Tiemer 191,169,138

 

Max Benson 179

 

Andrew Scarpaci 168,162,148

 

Avery Benson 151,149,135

 

Matthew Brezinski 143,110

 

Ted Fiber 128,115,114

 

Paul Klein 126,107

 

Nicholas Pisano 123,115

 

Billy Walsh 108

 

Saturday

Levittown Island trees

 

Michael Beck 117,89

 

Zach Pilser 114,110

 

Sophia Bloom 93,90

 

Olivia Bloom 81,79

 

Christian Tucci 88,85

 

Louis Bonaventura 84,79

 

Ava Tucci 74,65

 

— Submitted by the South Levittown Lanes


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