Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00
Wisdom Lane Musical - January 10
WMCC Mayflower Hall Fundraiser - January 11
Levittown Cardinals Baseball Tryouts - January 12
The Island Trees Memorial Middle School, located at 45 South Wantagh Ave. in Levittown, will host the Ted Peterson Varsity Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 4. For more information on the event call 516-520-2136.
The Levittown Cardinals travel baseball club will hold tryouts for the upcoming 2014 season on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the Levittown Memorial High School from 12 - 2 p.m. for U16 and from 2 - 4 p.m. for U14. For more details or to pre-register for tryouts, call Bill Naughton at 516-509-4612.
Students in the Levittown and Island Trees school districts will be returning to school on Jan. 6, 2014.
On Jan. 7, the Island Trees School District will hold a substance abuse coalition meeting at Stokes Elementary School, located at 101 Owl Place in Levittown. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. For more information call 516-520-2103.
On Jan. 10, join the Wisdom Lane Middle Schoolers for their upcoming musical production starting at 7:30 p.m.
On Sat., Jan. 11, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church will host a fundraiser at Mulcahy’s, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. There will be an open bar which will include bottled domestic bear, mixed drinks, wine, soda and a buffet dinner. Live music will be provided by Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band. Tickets are just $65.00 per person. Presale through Eventbrite. Includes free raffle ticket for door prize. Tickets can be purchased at htpp://www.eventbrite.com/event/9208963257 or at the door. All of the proceeds from this event will go towards the renovation of Mayflower Hall at Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. Mayflower Hall is 125 years old! The Hall is used every day by Pixie Nursery School, Boy Scout Troop 96, Cub Scout Pack 96, and several other community groups. Help us to renovate Mayflower Hall for everyone’s use and enjoyment! www.wmcc1845.com.
The Levittown Cardinals travel baseball club will hold tryouts for the upcoming 2014 season on Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Levittown Memorial High School from 12 - 2 p.m. for U16 and from 2 - 4 p.m. for U14. For more details or to pre-register for tryouts, call Bill Naughton at 516-509-4612.
Postponed due to inclement weather in December, the Levittown Property Owner’s Association will hold its elections on Jan. 14, at the Levittown Public Library, Bluegrass entrance. The elections will determine who will succeed former LPOA President Jim Morrow and Vice President Andy Booth, who are stepping down after 43 years.
The next meeting of the Levittown School District Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center.
Starting on Jan. 16, YES Community Counseling Center will be conducting a six-week Active Parenting program for parents with elementary school age children at their offices, located at 152 Center Lane in Levittown, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
If you were faced with the responsibility for designing and building a home, would you consult a builder? Before piloting a plane, would you want to take flying lessons? Would you seek medical training before attempting heart surgery?
If the answers seem obvious to you, consider this: Should your skills as a parent be learned only through “trial and error?”
All the love we have for our children does not automatically make us effective parents. Parenting, like any other skill, is something we learn, and learning “on the job” can be frustrating. As parents we become confused when, after constant repetition of the same theme, children still do not respond. “Active Parenting” is perhaps the most effective program ever offered in the “how to” of raising children.
The cost of the program is $60. If you are interested in attending please contact Angela Piccininni at YES Community Counseling Center, 516-799-3203. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
On Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m., the Irish Family History Forum will hold a special presentation from Joseph Coen, archivist of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, at the Bethpage Public Library, located at 47 Powell Ave. He will be discussing his research on the records of the old St. Malachy’s Home, a residence for orphaned and destitute children, which opened in Brooklyn in the 1870s and later moved to the Rockaways.
Preceding this lecture, starting at 10 a.m., genealogist Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session for those researching their Irish roots.
The Levittown Chamber of Commerce will hold its next general meeting on Jan. 18, at Domenico’s Restaurant, located at 3270A Hempstead Turnpike, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
On Jan. 19, the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown will be holding a special memorial service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., from 4-6 p.m.474 Wantagh Avenue, Levittown, NY.
In honor of Race Relations Sunday in the Presbyterian Church USA, The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown would like invite the community to attend a Martin Luther King Memorial Service honoring the legacy of preacher and civil rights activist, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This ecumenical and interfaith service will feature local gospel choirs and clergy speakers from the area. Please contact the church for more information (516) 731-3808. A freewill offering will be accepted.
Actress/Comedian Rosie O’Donnell will take the stage at Governor’s in Levittown for five special performances on Jan. 25, Jan. 30, and Feb. 1.
Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $40 - $70 online. Admission is 18 and up and there is a two drink minimum at the tables.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Jessy Davidson, a student at MacArthur High School in Levittown, organized and held a blood drive at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation on Wantagh Ave. this past weekend.
Davidson, a junior, hopes to earn a small college scholarship through the New York Blood Center Bloodstock Scholarship Program by hosting this blood drive. If at least 30 donors come through, she will qualify for the scholarship.
Anyone who is in high school is able to participate in this scholarship, according to Davidson.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites high school graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees track program is pleased to announce that four members of the team will be participating in the New York State tournament. Students honored include:
Alexa Dolgos with a personal best of 1.37 in the 600 meter run; Alyssa Mustafa with a personal best of 17 feet, 3.5 inches in the long jump and a personal best of 36 minutes 1.3 seconds in the triple jump competition; Andrew Zabala with a personal best of 43 feet 5 inches in the triple jump; and Joe Stanco with 47 minutes 10.5 seconds in the shot put.
— Submitted by Varsity Track Coach Joseph Manna
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team finished the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 18-8. The team defeated Syosset in the Dual Meet Championship playoffs 34-27, and then lost to Plainedge in the second round 48-29. The team had a strong season and was ranked no. 8 in Nassau County. The Bulldogs entered 22 wrestlers in the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament, out of which, eleven of the team’s All-League grapplers qualified for the coveted Nassau County Wrestling Tournament. Six wrestlers also received All-Conference honors, with one wrestler earning a wildcard into the tournament, for a total of 12 Island Trees wrestlers competing.