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Levittown Board of Education - February 5

Girl Scout Brownie Unit - February 7

Rosie O'Donnell At Governors - February 8

 

Wednesday, February 5

Levittown Board of Education

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. 

 

Thursday, February 6

MacArthur Academy Awards

MacArthur High School will host an Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. 

 

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. 

 

Levittown Lion’s Club

The next meeting of the Levittown Lion’s Club will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Domenico’s Restaurant, located at 3270A Hempstead Tpke. 

 

Tuesday, February 11

LPOA Meeting

The next meeting of the Levittown Property Owner’s Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, inside the Levittown Public LIbrary. 

Levittown Schools Meeting

On Feb. 11, the Levittown Public School Board of Education will hold its first budget meeting at the Levittown Memorial Education Center on Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday February 12

Island Trees Board of Education

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. 

 

MMS Musical

Island Trees Memorial Middle School students will be performing a school musical on Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. inside the school, located at 45 Wantagh Avenue. For more information call 516-520-2157. 

 

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

 

Wednesday, February 19

Chamber of Commerce

On Feb. 19, the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will gather at the “YES” Community Counseling Center’s offices, located at 152 Center Lane in Levittown at 12:30 p.m. 

 

Friday, February 21

Levittown American Legion Post No. 1711

The next meeting of the Levittown American Legion Post No. 1711 will be held on Feb. 21, at 8 p.m., inside the American Legion Hall, located at 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd. in Levittown. 

 

Monday, February 24

Levittown Community Council

At the Feb. 24 meeting of the Levittown Community Council, special-guest speaker 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


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.

Last week, County Executive Ed Mangano declared amnesty for all speed camera tickets issued this summer.

Drivers across Nassau County were up in arms due to the recent implementation of the school zone cameras, which had issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents anger with the county’s speed cameras stems from lack of warning and the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

According to Chris Mistron, director of Nassau County Traffic Safety, while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours were considered a violation period.


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8  who scored under 40.  Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”


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’
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