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All Star Comedy - February 20

American Legion - February 21

IT Public Library - February 25 

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. 

 

Thursday, February 20

All Star Comedy

On Feb. 20, Governor’s of Levittown will host a night of all-star comics from around Long Island and the country. Tickets are $14 and admission is 18 and over. 

 

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 Budget Meeting

The Levittown Public School Board of Education will hold its second 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.

 

Island Trees Talent Show (Grades 7 and 8)

 

On Feb. 28, at 2:45 p.m., Island Trees Memorial Middle School will hold its 7th and 8th grade talent show.

 

Saturday, March 1

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry 

Jessy Davidson, a junior at MacArthur High School will be holding a scholarship blood drive and bone marrow registry drive on March 1 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, located at 1881 Wantagh Ave. in Wantagh. Davidson is hoping to earn a small college scholarship through the New York Blood Center Bloodstock Scholarship Program. 

 

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day. Blood supplies are at a severe shortage due to the winter storms and cancellations of many blood drives. Every donation counts when it comes to saving lives. Appointments to donate are available every 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment or for more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sunday, March 2

Long Island String Festival Association Elementary Concert

On March 2, local elementary school students participating in this year’s Long Island String Festival Association’s elementary concert, will take the stage at Uniondale Senior High School, located at 933 Goodrich Street in Uniondale, for a performance at 1 p.m.

 

Monday, March 3

Division Avenue PTSA Meeting

The next meeting of the Division Avenue High School PTSA will be held on March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Division Avenue High School.

 

Salk/MacArthur PTSA Meeting

The next meeting of the Salk Middle School/MacArthur High School PTSA will be held on March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Salk Middle School. 

 

Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be held on March 3, from 8-10 a.m., at the Astoria Federal Savings Bank, located at 3105 Hempstead Tpke. 

 

Weekly Events

• Homemakers Club Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 516-579-4420.

 

• Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. We are a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 516-794-1333.

 

Cub Scout Round Up

Parents of boys in first - fifth grades who are interested in joining the Cub Scouts at Temple B’nai Torah, Wantagh, should contact Jeff Cohen at 516-205-1589. The Cub Scouts are sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple B’nai Torah. Meetings are on Thursdays in the Youth Lounge from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information about the Cub Scout Pack go to our website at www.troop189ny.com.


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



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