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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

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


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