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Meet The Candidates Canceled - October 3

Oktoberfest - October 5

Diva Half Marathon - October 6

 

Thursday, October 3

 

Meet The Candidates Event Canceled

The Hicksville Community Council’s “Meet the Candidates” on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, in Hicksville is canceled.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Monday, October 21

Levittown’s Oldest Landmark

The Levittown Historical Society looks at the history of the historic 1856 St. John’s of Jerusalem Church on Wantagh Avenue. Oct. 21, at 7:30pm Levittown Public Library. 

 

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.

 

Monday, November 18

Show and Tell 

The Society invites members and the public to bring in a family heirloom or conversation piece of historic significance to share with the audience. Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Public Library. For information and directions contact the Society at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-735-9060.

Established in 1988, the Levittown Historical Society is a nonprofit educational institution of volunteers dedicated to preserving the legacy of William J. Levitt, the world-famous suburban town he and his family built for homecoming GIs, and the rural communities that preceded it. To that end, the society maintains an open-to-the-public museum at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, hosts educational forums, and participates in community events.


News

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


Calendar

Turkey Cookie - November 21

Lost Nights - November 22

Town of Hempstead Meeting - November 25


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com