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Levittown Schools Winter Concert - December 12

Astrological Forecast - December 13

Third Annual Division Avenue PTSA Book Fair - December 14

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

Levittown Schools Winter Concerts

On Dec. 12, Salk Middle School will hold its will hold its Winter Concert from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  

The Division Avenue High School will also hold their Winter Concert on Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Friday, Dec. 13 

Astrological Forecast For 2014

On Dec. 13, come down to Levittown Hall for a lecture on Astrology and learn what it is all about. 

 

Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers Open House

Come on down and view Long Island’s largest operating O-Gauge layout. The event will be held at 2953 Hempstead Tpke., in Levittown, from 1 - 4 p.m., on Friday Dec. 13, Saturday Dec. 14, and Sunday Dec. 15.

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

Third Annual Division Avenue PTSA Bookfair

Join members of the Division Avenue High School PTSA, for their Book Fair Kick Off on Dec. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble, located at 91 Old Country Rd. in Carle Place. 

The event will feature a performance from the talented chamber orchestra and choir, beautiful student art work displayed throughout store, a reading from athletes with the Division Avenue High School football team and much more. 

A portion of all sales will help support the PTSA. Anyone interested in participating must remember to tell the cashier they are supporting Division Avenue. Can’t make our kick off, shop at any Barnes & Noble from Dec. 14 thru Dec. 21 and tell cashier you are with Division Ave HS. 

 

Breakfast with Santa Claus

On Dec. 14, the Island Trees Memorial Middle School is hosting a breakfast with Santa Claus. The event includes a raffle, arts and crafts, face painting, hot and cold beverages, baked goods and, of course, bagels.  Breakfast with Santa starts at 9 a.m. inside the Island Trees Memorial Middle School cafeteria. Admission is $8 per ticket. Children under age 3 are free. 

 

Sunday, Dec. 15

Domenico’s Christmas Celebration

On Dec. 15, Domenico’s, located at 3270A Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown will be throwing a Christmas celebration for the entire family. The celebration will be from 1 to 5 p.m. and will feature a magic show from Rich the Magish as well as a special appearance by Santa Claus and his helpers. Santa will also be bringing goodie bags that will be available for children, and of course, he will be more than happy to take photos. The event will also feature a full buffet, dessert, soda, coffee or tea and a gluten-free menu. The cost is $28.95 per adult and $18.95 per child between 3 to 11 years old.

 

Monday, Dec. 16

Division Ave. High School Winter Concert

On Dec. 16, come and enjoy the Division Avenue High School’s second winter concert. The event starts at  7:30 p.m. 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Wisdom Lane Middle School Winter Concert

On Dec. 17, Wisdom Lane Middle School will hold its first winter concert at 7:00 p.m.

 

MacArthur High School Winter Concert

On Dec. 17, MacArthur High School will hold its first winter concert at 7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 18

Levittown Chamber of Commerce Meeting 

The Levittown Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting on Dec. 18, at Domenico’s Restaurant, located at 3207A Hempstead Tpke., from 12:30 p.m. through lunch. 

 

Monday, Dec. 23

Schools Closed

Levittown public schools close for winter holidays until Friday, Jan. 3. 

 

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.

 

• Family Support Group, an ongoing support group for those who have family members or other loved ones with mental illness. Meets on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, 950 South Oyster Bay Rd. The fee is $5 per family. In addition to verbal support, the group presents guest lecturers, workshops, education programs and holds social events. For information call 516-822-6111.

 

• 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.

 

• Overeaters Anonymous. Are you a compulsive overeater? Under eater? Overeaters Anonymous can help. There is a meeting on Tuesdays on the corner of Salisbury Park Dr. and Carmans Rd., East Meadow, across from the firehouse from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Call for directions 516-997-4534. For information about the meeting call Nancy 798-2547 (between 7 and 9 p.m.) or Ed 516-845-5423.

 

• Women’s HIV/AIDS Counseling Services offering free support service, individual counseling, couples/family counseling, services for children. If you are a woman with HIV or AIDS and you need a place to talk or just to listen, we’re here to help. The support group meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the “B” Building, Room 347 (inside the Child Development Center), Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Individual counseling is also available by appointment. Call Dr. Suzanne Lachmann or Dr. Laura Cini at 516-572-5932.


News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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