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Fall Festival - September 27

Homecomings - September 28

Owl Exhibit - September 28

 

Friday, September 27

Fall Festival

The East Meadow Fire Department will hold its annual fall festival on Friday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the corner of Carman Avenue and Bob Reed Lane. Rain dates are Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.

Saturday, September 28

Homecomings

Island Trees and Division Avenue high schools will hold their Homecoming celebrations on Sept. 28. 

The Island Trees High School game will be held at 1 pm. at 59 Straight Lane. Call 516-520-2136. for information.

Division Avenue High School will hold its parade at 11 a.m. and its football game at 1:30 p.m. at 120 Division Avenue. Call 516-520-8350 for information.

Owl Exhibit

Whooo’s That Owl? exhibit at Tackapausha Museum in Seaford on Sept. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. Meet live owls up close and have all of your questions answered. Call 516-571-7443 for information.

Cruise To The Car Show

Nassau County’s 4th Annual Cruise to the Show car parade, show and auction wheels into Eisenhower Park on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Briarcliffe College on Sept. 29, cruising to Eisenhower Park for display and judging with live music, food and entertainment for the whole family. Visit www.cruisetotheshow.com or call 516-315-6397 for information.

Concert

Eddie Money in concert on Sept. 28 at Eisenhower Park at 4:30 p.m. Show is free and open to the public. Call 516-572-0200 for information.

Sunday, September 29

Craft Fair

Kiwanis will hold a craft fair on Sept. 29 at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (for vendor info, please contact Linda at 516 579-5361.

Thursday, October 3

Meet The Candidates

The Hicksville Community Council is hosting “Meet the Candidates” on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 West Carl Street in Hicksville. Joel Berse will moderate. All area residents are welcome to attend. 

Saturday, October 5

Oktoberfest

County’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park. Enjoy live music, German food, beer and more on Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Call 516-572-0200 for information.

Fall Business Festival 

The Levittown Chamber of Commerce Fall Business Festival will be held on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Levittown Public Library, Veterans Memorial Park. Visit with local businesses, craft vendors, a pumpkin patch and the Levittown Fire Department smoke house.

Sunday, October 6

Diva Half Marathon

A fun half marathon and 5k run on Oct. 6 at Eisenhower Park, beginning at 8 a.m. 

Wednesday, October 9 

Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education regular meeting at Levittown Memorial Education Center, 150 Abbey Lane. 

Thursday, October 10

Craft Bazaar

The Levittown Senior Center will hold its craft bazaar on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Friday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 555 North Newbridge Road in Levittown. Includes jewelry, crafts, Sorry table, home baked goods, grandma table, knitted goods, raffles and prizes. All are welcome, free admission. Call 516-433-5454 for information. 

Friday, October 11

Open House

Fire Prevention Open House with the Levittown Fire Department will be held on Oct. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gardiner’s Avenue. 

Wednesday, October 16

Halloween Party

Annual Haunted Halloween party on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Tackapausha Museum. Enjoy animal presentations, crafts, games. Costumes are encouraged. Call 516-571-7443 for information. 

Saturday, October 19

Gift Basket Bingo

The Levittown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host Gift Basket Bingo on Oct. 19 at Levittown Hall on Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. Proceeds benefit the Levittown Fire Department. Admission is $8 per person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Call Susan for information at 516-520-0389.

Sunday, October 20

Levittown Idol V 

The Levittown Historical Society hosts its annual youth talent contest for children of the Levittown and Island Trees school districts. Oct. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Levittown Hall, Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. 

Saturday, October 26

Homecoming

MacArthur High School will hold its Homecoming celebration on Oct. 26. The parade begins at noon. The football game begins at 2 p.m. at 3369 Old Jerusalem Road. Call 516-520-8450 for information. 

Sunday, October 27

Walk and Fair

L.E.A.D.D. Walk and Fair will be held on Oct. 27.  Walk starts at 10 a.m. and the Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 516-579-4420.

 

•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 516-794-1333.

 

•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 516-485-3171.

 

•Easy Yoga - The First Presbyterian Church at 474 Wantagh Avenue offers yoga for beginners and first-time yoga students, free. Led by Lisa on Fridays at 7 p.m.  Bring towel or mat; bring a friend. For more information, call 516-731-3808. 

News

 

While Island Trees School District officials plan to reexamine a proposal to develop senior housing on 11.3 acres of property currently used to house the Stephen E. Karopczyc and Geneva N. Gallow schools, district officials have so far been unwilling to identify the developer. 

 

The plan to sell the Farmedge property was first conceived in 2010, when BOCES dropped its lease on the Gallow school. The school district issued a request for proposals. After reviewing its options, the Island Trees Board of Education selected and presented to the

public a proposal to develop 160 to 247 housing units for seniors over 55.After public outcry against the project, the district said it would go back to the drawing board, re-opening discussions and engaging a wide range of stakeholders. However, despite requests from the public and the press, the district has steadfastly declined to identify the developer of the initial proposal—which may yet end up being the winning bid. 

 

After announcing his resignation from the Levittown School District last January, Superintendent Dr. James Grossane has accepted a new job as Superintendent of the Smithtown Central School District. 

 

“I look forward to the new challenges awaiting me in the Smithtown Central School District,” Grossane said. “I wish the Levittown Public Schools and its students, parents and staff all the best as they continue to move forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”


Sports

The Farmingdale State College baseball team earned an 8-2 victory over the College of Staten Island in a recent non-conference home game.

 

In the bottom of the second, left fielder Richard Sullivan of Farmingdale broke broke the scoreless tie on a two out RBI single. Senior third baseman Sal Sanquini of Levittown would go on to hit an RBI single through the left side to increase the lead 2-0. Sanquini was 2-for-4 at the plate with a game-high of 3 RBIs.

The Island Trees varsity softball team had an amazing 8-3 win in extra innings on April 2nd against a previously unbeaten Clarke team to improve their league record to 2-0.  Ashley Melendez opened up the scoring with a solo homerun to lead off the 4th inning. 

 

Although the team relinquished the lead in the 4th and 5thinnings, they did not let the negative turn of events get the best of them.   Down one with three outs left, Sam Scharff led off the top of the 7th with an amazing bunt for a hit.  Christie Ciaramitaro and Kelly Cembrale both reached on errors to keep the inning and team’s hopes alive.  Morgan Petry roped an RBI single up the middle to score courtesy runner, Kim Ahrens with the tying run.   


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