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Levittown Schools Meeting - February 11

Island Trees Public Hearing - February 12

Levittown PTA Council - February 13

 

Monday, February 10

Island Trees Community Forum

On Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., the Island Trees School District will hold a community forum at the high school, located at 59 Straight Lane, to discuss proposed development at the Gallow and Karopczyc schools along Farmedge Road. 

 

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 Public Hearing
On Feb. 12, the Island Trees School District will hold a public hearing to discuss whether or not to authorize a partial exemption of school district real property taxes for qualifed veterans. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. inside the Stephen E. 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

 

Scholar In Residence

Join Congregation Beth Tikvah, located at 3710 Woodbine Ave. in Wantagh, for its annual Scholar in Residence program and services on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m.

Our guest speaker will be Danny Siegel, a well known author, lecturer and poet who is known as “The Mitzvah

Man”. Everyone is welcome. Call 516-785-2445 for more information.

 

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

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

 

South Shore Historic Houses 

On Feb. 25, the Wantagh Preservation Society will have guest-speaker Christopher Collora, author of Long Island Historic Houses of the South Shore, come to the Wantagh Public Library, located at 3285 Park Ave., for a presentation on communities along the Great South Bay.

 

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 availabe online. Admission is 18 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m 

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. 

 

Levittown Schools Meeting

The Levittown Public School Board of Education will hold its next budget meeting on Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. 

 

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. 

 

Friday, February 28

Island Trees Library Board

The next meeting of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Feb. 28, at 8 p.m.


News

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

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.


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

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