Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00
Acting Parenting Group - January 16
MLK Memorial Service - January 19
Island Trees Board of Ed Meeting - January 22
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.
On Jan. 15, the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will host its annual installation of officers dinner at Domenico’s restaurant, located at 3270 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. The induction ceremony begins at 7 p.m., with a general meeting to follow.
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.
Local veterans with the American Legion Post #1711 in Levittown will be meeting at 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., on Jan. 17, at 8 p.m.
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.
The next public meeting of the Island Trees School District Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephen E. Karopczyc School, at 74 Farmedge Road in Levittown.
The next planning session of the Levittown School District Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center.
The next meeting of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. inside the community room.
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.
Join members of the Levittown Community Council for a discussion with guest-speaker Ken Heino of the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs about consumer complaints, identity theft, social host laws and food expiration dates. The local civic organization meeting will be held at the Levittown Library on Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
U.S. Navy Veteran Wendy Linden is incredibly modest when talking about her three years in the service.
“I did nothing heroic,” says the Levittown resident, “but these men around me, they have done amazing things.”
Linden signed up for the U.S. Navy in 1983 after receiving some motivation from her cousin, who had been involved with the Blue Angels. As a Long Island native, she had hoped to be stationed close to home. Her “wish list” included several ports, from New England all the way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard... but instead she was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00
These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Levittown Public Library.
Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshop was a collaborative effort to bring the Assessments office operations from Mineola to different communities in the county.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.
In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.
Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games.