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Souper Bowl Of Caring - February 1

PTA Council - February 3

Levittown Board of Ed - February 5

 

Wednesday, January 29

Levittown PTA Council

On Jan. 29, the Levittown PTA Council will host an evening with New York State Deputy Commissioner of Education Ken Slentz. The event is being held at 7 p.m. inside the auditorium at Wisdom Lane Middle School, located at 120 Center Lane, where Slentz will discuss the Common Core Learning Standards and other issues in Education. 

There will also be a question and answer session following the presentation, however, only questions submitted in advance will be considered. To submit a question e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with name, address and phone number.

 

Thursday, January 30

Business Honor Society 

On Jan. 30, MacArthur High School will hold its Business Honor Society induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m.  

 

Saturday, February 1

Souper Bowl of Caring 

Charitable KIDZ with St. Bernard’s Catholic Church will collect canned food donations after all masses, from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3, as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser event, held across the nation on the weekend of the NFL Super Bowl. 

 

Monday, February 3

PTA Council

The next public of the Island Trees PTA Council will be held on Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Karopczyc School, located at 74 Farmedge Road.

 

Wednesday, February 5

Levittown Board of Education Meeting

The next public meeting of the Levittown Board of Education will convene at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 5, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

Friday, February 7

Girl Scout Brownie Night

Girl Scouts in the Island Trees School District will be holding Brownie Night on Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Stokes Elementary, located at 101 Owl Place in Levittown. For more information on the event call 516-520-2103. 

 

Scout Shabbat

Temple B’nai Torah, located at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue in Wantagh, will be holding its annual Boy and Girl Scout Family Shabbat on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Scouts are invited to attend in uniform with friends and family.  During the event, members of the clergy will give a special blessing to the scouts.

 

Saturday, February 8

Rosie O’Donnell at Governor’s

Actress/Author/Comedian Rosie O’Donnell will be performing two shows a night, on Feb. 8 and 9, at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown. Tickets range from $40 - $70, and admission is 18 and up. Visit tickets.govs.com for more details on show times. 

 

Monday, February 10

Levittown SEPTA Meeting

The next meeting of the Levittown Public Schools’ Special Education Parent-Teacher Assoc. will convene at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 10, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

Wednesday February 12

Island Trees Board of Education Meeting

The next public meeting of the Island Trees Board of Education will convene at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 12, at the Karopczyc School, located at 74 Farmedge Road.

 

Thursday, February 13

Levittown PTA Council

The Levittown PTA Council will hold its next meeting on Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

Friday, February 14

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

 

Saturday, February 15

13th Annual Winter Festival

On Feb. 15, enjoy a day of crafts, activities, magic and entertainment, at the Levittown Community Council’s 13th annual Winter Festival. The event will be held at Levittown Hall, located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available at a minimal cost. There will also be free hourly raffle drawings and donation bins for anyone looking to give non-perishable food or toiletries for local food pantries. For more information about the Winter Festival, contact Louise Cassano at 516-735-5901.

 

Monday, February 17

Winter Recess

Levittown and Island Trees School Districts will be closed from from Feb. 17 to Feb. 21 for Winter Recess

 

Monday, February 24

Levittown Community Council Meeting

At the Feb. 24 meeting of the Levittown Community Council, special guest Martha Kinney will discuss “A Soldier’s Life in the first World War.” The meeting will be held at the Levittown Public Library, located at 1 Bluegrass Lane, at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge. 

 

Tuesday, February 25

IT Public Library Board

The next meeting of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will convene on Feb. 25, at the Karopczyc School, located at 74 Farmedge Road. For more information call 516-520-2100

 

Friday, February 26

Governor’s Open Mic

On Friday, Feb. 26, join host Lori Palminteri for open mic night at Governor’s of Levittown. Tickets are $12 and are availabLe online. Admission is 18 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m 

For anyone looking to participate call Governors at 516-731-3358. Comics get seven minutes of stage time and are required to bring six paying customers. Acts should be kept relatively clean and original. To participate call Governor’s at 516-731-3358. 

 

Thursday, February 27

MacArthur Winter Concert

The Levittown Public Schools invite parents to MacArthur High School, on Feb. 27, for its Winter Concert. Students will perform at 7:30 p.m. sharpe inside the high school auditorium. 

 

Senior Fashion Show

Island Trees High School seniors will host a fashion show, on Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. inside the high school, located at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown.

For more information call 516-520-2136. 


News

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.

Hempstead town officials recently announced plans to improve the roadway along Longfellow Avenue in Levittown.

“One way we invest in our communities is by improving our roadways,” said Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Upgrading our streets saves money in the long term, while making roadways safer and more aesthetically pleasing for neighbors.”

Construction is slated to begin as early as this month and is expected to be complete by October. The project will include repairs to Longfellow Avenue and Byron Place, as well as portions of Milton and Emerson avenues.


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).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



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

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