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Saturday, May 11

POW-MIA service 

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.

Spring Craft And Vendor Fair

On Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church will be hosting their annual Spring Fair. There will be vendors and crafters of all types, including local art, handbags, jewelry, candles, baby and kid items, accessories, household items, plant and flower sale (Just in time for Mother’s Day) and more. Lunch and baked goods will be available for purchase.  Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church is located at 1845 Wantagh Ave.  Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking in the municipal parking lot behind the church.

Wednesday, May 15

De-Stuff

Dr. Duffy Spencer, social psychologist, will be presenting “The Stress of Stuff: How to ‘De-Stuff’, De-Stress and Get the Life You Deserve!” at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Avenue on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 516-931-3907 or 516-334-8985.

Immigration Update

Do you agree with current policies? Do you want changes? On Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a panel presentation on this subject at the Levittown Public Library. At that time you will have an opportunity to get answers to questions you may have which will help to clarify the complex issue of immigration. The meeting is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of East Nassau. All are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, May 16

Anti-bullying Session

Girl Scouts of Nassau County will hold an anti-bullying session for all girls in grades 6-8 on May 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 West Carl Street. Cost is  $20 per girl, includes annual membership fee. For more information, contact Eliza Zipper, program and critical issues manager by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-741-2550 x254.

Friday, May 17

Get Hypnotized

On Friday, May 17, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Wantagh Fire Dept. will be hosting The James Munsey Comedy Hypnosis Show. It will be held at Wantagh Fire Dept. headquarters, 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person which includes soda, coffee, tea and dessert. For tickets and information, contact Kathy at 516-315-2808 or Mary Ellen at 516-313-4745.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Wantagh Library, at 3285 Park Avenue will hold their Giant Book Sale on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and again on Saturday, May 18. Call 516-221-1200. Sales are cash only. 

Saturday, May 18

Church Homecoming 

The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown at 474 Wantagh Avenue is hosting a Homecoming Weekend for members, friends and the community. Join on Saturday, May 18, for a performance of the Prodigal Daughter, a musical at 4:30 p.m. followed by refreshments. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for those 18 and under. For information or to reserve tickets, call the church office at 516-731-3808.

Monday, May 20

Homemaker’s Bingo

The Levittown Homemaker’s Day Chapter will hold “Gift Card Bingo” on May 20 at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall, Post #9592, 55 Hickory Lane in Levittown. Admission is $7 and includes refreshments. Chances on raffles prizes will be available. Call Jo McDonogh at 516-520-4601 for information.

Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day Service

The UVO Memorial Day Service will be held at Veterans Plaza in Eisenhower Park, near parking field #6 on Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. For information call: 516-343-0106.

Sunday, July 14

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show on July 14 at Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd in Bethpage. All makes and models welcome. Live performance by one of Long Island’s top doo-wop bands, The Fabularies. Trophies, raffles, vendors, radio broadcast, and more. Download a car registration form at www.corvettesociety.com. Raindate is July 21. Show spots sell out each year, reserve early. For more info call Joe at 516-849-2465. 


News

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, or perhaps an errant interpretation of state law, nearly 2,000 military veterans and Gold Star families in Levittown and Island Trees will have to wait for their tax break until next year. 

 

Both the Levittown and Island Trees school districts are among several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending the exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Earlier this year, trustees in both districts voted unanimously to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the district, starting with the 2014-15 school year. 

In response to the criticism from the community over the proposed sale of 11.3 acres of school district property housing the Stephen E. Karopczyc and Geneva N. Gallow school facilities, the Island Trees  Board of Education has revealed the details of an $18 million proposal to develop housing for seniors (age 55 and up).

 

“People should be aware of the whole story,” said Island Trees Schools Superintendent Dr. Charles Murphy. “There is this perception that [the board] acted hastily... It was not just a quick decision over chump change.”


Sports

Kaitlyn Gerdes and Kelly Gerdes, seniors at MacArthur High School in the Levittown School District, have signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing soccer on the college level at Hofstra University this fall. They will each pursue a degree in exercise science.

 

Both girls are co-captains of the varsity soccer team and received All-County designations this fall. As sophomores, the twins assisted their team in winning the county, Long Island and New York State championship titles. As a junior, Kaitlyn was designated as an All-

Class player, while Kelly garnered an All-Class designation in her junior year and has been named an All-Long Island and All-Conference player. Kaitlyn and Kelly also play for the Farmingdale United travel soccer team and are peer leaders at their school.

 

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District 

An international soccer conference featuring the legendary Pelé is coming to the local area. Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics is at Hofstra University in Hempstead through April 13.

 

“Pelé transformed and transcended the game of soccer,” said Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz. “While the world first came to know him for extraordinary athletic feats, his soccer career was, in many respects, simply a prelude to an extraordinary life of service as a philanthropist and advocate. He understands the power and responsibility his soccer legacy carries, and has used it to improve the lives of others.”

 

Members of the Long Island Junior Soccer League are invited to join the conference as a guest and at no charge on Saturday, April 12 at Hofstra University. Panels and discussions on Saturday will include experts in coaching, leagues and sports media and were designed with the soccer enthusiast in mind.


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