Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
Friends and family will gather to raise funds for Detective Sgt. John Mateer of Nassau County Police Department on April 21 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Avenue in Wantagh. Mateer was a dedicated member of the Nassau County Police department since 1985. He lost his wife Carol to cancer in 2003 and was raising his four children by himself when he also became terminally ill. After a brave five-year battle, Mateer passed away on Dec. 29, 2012. If you wish to donate and cannot attend, please mail your donation to: Mateer College Fund – Acct 212980, N.C.P.D. Federal Credit Union, 777 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803. Tickets to the event are $60 and include live music featuring Secret Circus and Half Step, a dinner buffet, open bar, raffles and giveaways.
St. Bernard’s Parish, 3100 Hempstead Tpke in Levittown presents Nunsense II: The Second Coming on April 21, at 2 p.m. in the church’s auditorium. Fun for all. Tickets $10 adult, $5 children. Purchase at rectory.
Levittown Community Council’s general meeting will be held on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the large boardroom of the Levittown Memorial Education Center. The Levittown School District budget for 2013-14 will be discussed by a school district representative. All district residents are welcome to attend. Call Pat Patane at 516-579-2831 for more information.
The Wantagh Preservation Society will be having their meeting on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wantagh High School, north cafeteria, 3301 Beltagh Ave. Featuring presentation on the Wantagh Schools Financing of Education by Christopher Wendt. All are welcome, free admission. Refreshments will be served. 516-826-8767.
The League of Women Voters is hosting an information session, “What About Our Drinking Water?” at the Levittown Public Library on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Topics include potable water for generations, existing problems and solutions, and more. Join Sarah J. Meyland, an associate professor in the department of environmental technology at New York Institute of Technology.
The Levittown Fire Department Rescue 4 will be having a fund raising event at the T.G.I. Friday’s at 3535 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown on April 24 from 4 to 11 p.m. Spend $20, T.G.I. Friday’s will donate $5 to the fire department. Patrons must present a flyer for the event.
Farmingdale State College will hold its Spring Job Fair on April 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on campus at Roosevelt Hall’s multipurpose room at 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale. Visit www.farmingdale.edu for updates and information.
Join Congregation Beth Tikvah, 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh, on Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m. for a musical review honoring the life and work of the multi-talented Danny Kaye. Bob Spiotto will present song, dance, and an uncanny impersonation. Hors d’oeuves. Dinner, and show for $36 per person. Everyone is welcome. Call 516-785-2445 for reservations.
Wisdom Lane and IDC Service Club Blood Drive on April 30 from 3 to 9 p.m. at 120 Center Lane, in Levittown. Donating blood takes less than an hour and you get free cookies and juice. Eligibility criteria: bring ID with signature or photo; minimum weight 110 lbs.; age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note); eat well (low fat) and drink fluids; no tattoos for past 12 months. To make an appointment call Tatiana Laimit at 917-261-8832. Donors will be eligible to win a Target giftcard.
Treat yourself to a good bet while raising funds and awareness for suicide prevention. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for an exciting evening of fine food and drink, delectable desserts, and fantastic casino fun on May 2 at The Carltun located in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., a fabulous night of casino fun with great prizes. Tickets are $125. Checks may be made payable to AFSP, 25 Pepperidge Road, East Rockaway, NY 11518. Credit cards are also accepted. On-line ticket sales are available at www.afspli.org. Proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
News stories continually alert us to a child whose trust has been betrayed by a predator. Thankfully, there are things that parents can do to prevent it. Join Anthony Zenkus, LMSW, director of education and mental health services, on Tuesday, May 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Island Trees Public Library, to learn to recognize warning signs in adults who may wish to harm children, and some simple steps to help you minimize the opportunity that your child could ever be harmed.
Ladies, do you love to sing? Twin County Chorus has a place for you. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to join the Twin County Chorus of Sweet Adelines International in the joys of a cappella harmony. For four weeks starting May 9, at 7 p.m., the chorus will offer free voice lessons at an open house at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 3434 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. Call Bobbi at 516-983-2128 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit www.twincounty.org.
Non-sectarian memorial service held for the remembrance of all brethren who are still listed as POW-MIA. Service on May 11 at 2 p.m. at St. Francis DeChantal, 1309 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh.
Scholar In Residence
Join Congregation Beth Tikvah, 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh for the annual Scholar in Residence program on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 at 9:15 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Jonathan Porath who will be addressing several topics including “Visits to Jews in Russia.” Everyone is welcome. Optional meals available for purchase. Call 516-785-2445 for information.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
On March 7, members of the Division Avenue High School PTSA held their fourteenth annual Sweeps and Chinese Auction fundraiser. According to First Vice President of Division Avenue High School PTSA Laura Brown, there were about 150 Chinese auction baskets and 30 bingo prizes that were given out during this year’s event.
The PTSA has been organizing this event for the past 14 years, but it only started to get bigger in the last three years. It is now the largest event that the PTSA has to organize every year. “It wouldn’t be possible without the cooperation of the custodial staff, and all the PTSA members,” said Brown. “We reserve tables now because there’s probably 400 people in there.”
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Jessy Davidson, a student at MacArthur High School in Levittown, organized and held a blood drive at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation on Wantagh Ave. this past weekend.
Davidson, a junior, hopes to earn a small college scholarship through the New York Blood Center Bloodstock Scholarship Program by hosting this blood drive. If at least 30 donors come through, she will qualify for the scholarship.
Anyone who is in high school is able to participate in this scholarship, according to Davidson.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees track program is pleased to announce that four members of the team will be participating in the New York State tournament. Students honored include:
Alexa Dolgos with a personal best of 1.37 in the 600 meter run; Alyssa Mustafa with a personal best of 17 feet, 3.5 inches in the long jump and a personal best of 36 minutes 1.3 seconds in the triple jump competition; Andrew Zabala with a personal best of 43 feet 5 inches in the triple jump; and Joe Stanco with 47 minutes 10.5 seconds in the shot put.
— Submitted by Varsity Track Coach Joseph Manna
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team finished the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 18-8. The team defeated Syosset in the Dual Meet Championship playoffs 34-27, and then lost to Plainedge in the second round 48-29. The team had a strong season and was ranked no. 8 in Nassau County. The Bulldogs entered 22 wrestlers in the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament, out of which, eleven of the team’s All-League grapplers qualified for the coveted Nassau County Wrestling Tournament. Six wrestlers also received All-Conference honors, with one wrestler earning a wildcard into the tournament, for a total of 12 Island Trees wrestlers competing.