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School Budget Workshop - March 5

Division Ave Fundraiser - March 7

Jim Florentine at Governors - March 7 

Wednesday, March 5

Schools Budget Workshop

The Levittown Public School Board of Education will hold its third budget workshop on March 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. The Island Trees School District Board of Education will also be holding a budget workshop on March 5, from 7-10 p.m. at the Karopczyc school, located at 74 Farmedge Road in Levittown.

 

Friday, March 7

Division Avenue Fundraising Party 

On March 7, at 7 p.m., Division Avenue High School, at 120 Division Ave. in Levittown, will host the 14th annual Division Avenue HS PTSA Sweeps and Chinese Auction—a family friendly night filled with great prizes. Admission to the gym for the Sweeps portion of the evening is only $5.00 a person and includes one game card, good for nine sweeps games, door prize raffle, desserts and coffee/tea during intermission. The Chinese auction portion of the event will be held in the cafeteria and is open to all. The Chinese auction starts at 3 p.m. and closing at 7 p.m., when Sweeps begins.  Auction baskets include Walt Disney World Tickets, Oheka Castle overnight, Coach bags and more. This event supports the Levittown PTA’s Senior Award. Last year the organization gave out 28 monetary awards to qualifying seniors graduating from Division Avenue.

 

Jim Florentine at Governor’s 

On March 7, comedian Jim Florentine will be dropping by Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave., in Levittown, for a one-night special event. Admission is 18 and older, and tickets are $22 - $52. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Florentine is best known as the voices of “Special Ed” and “Bobby Fletcher” from Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” and as the guy who spends his days turning the tables on Telemarketers. He recently just filmed a movie “A Little Help” with Jenna Fischer and Chris O’Donnell and recently released a new CD called “Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 5 Wanted Dead or Alive.” 

 

American Legion Post 1711

The American Legion Post 1711 in Levittown will be meeting on March 7 and March 21, at 3123 N Jerusalem Road, at 8 p.m.. New Members welcomed.

 

Sunday, March 9

Rockin’ For Autism

The Developmental Disabilities Institute will once again be heating things up with Long Island’s best rock-n-roll bands to benefit children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities at Mulcahy’s Pub and Music Hall on March 9, at 3 p.m. For a $30.00 donation guests will enjoy the sounds of legendary local bands, gift baskets auction, raffles, food, cash bar and the company of hundreds of fellow Long Islanders. An all-star lineup of legendary Long Island bands will be set to hit the stage including 1 Step Ahead, The Cold Spring Harbor Band paying tribute to Billy Joel, 3, and Generation.  For advance tickets, call 631-366-2978 or visit www.rockinforautism.org


Monday, March 10

Dollars for Scholars

The Island Trees Dollars for Scholars program will hold a presentation on March 10, at 7 p.m., at the Island Trees High School, located at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown. The Dollars for Scholars program is a non-profit organization that provides scholarship opportunities to graduating Island Trees High School seniors wishing to continue their education. 

 

Tuesday, March 11

Island Trees PTSA

The next meeting of the Island Trees School District PTSA will be held at 7 p.m., on March 11, at the Island Trees Memorial Middle School, located at 45 Wantagh Avenue in Levittown. For more information call 516-520-2157. 

 

Wedensday, March 12

Levittown Board of Education

The next meeting of the Levittown Public Schools Board of Education will be held on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

Thursday, March 13

Community Recognition Dinner

The Levittown Public School District will be holding a community recognition dinner on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

Protect Your Child Legally and Financially

The ELIJA school will be holding an informative seminar on March 13, at 7 p.m., which will address the legal and financial preparations crucial to safeguarding assets and benefits for your child with special needs. 

Topics discussed will range from government benefits for individuals with disabilities, how to accumulate and preserve assets without disqualifying eligibitliy for benefits, establishing guardianship, estate planning and wills, special needs trusts and strategies for funding trusts.

 

Friday, March 14

Les Miserables At Island Trees

On March 14 and 15, students at Island Trees High School will put on two performances of the Broadway classic Les Miserables. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. in the high school at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown.

 

Taste of Italy

Stew Leonard’s Wines of Farmingdale, located at 210 Airport Plaza, and Dalla Terra Wines, importers of wines hailing from some the most esteemed family-owned wineries in Italy, will host four Italian winemakers for a tasting of 20 wines on March 14 from 4-7 p.m. 

 

The winemakers, each from small to medium sized family-owned and multi-generational Italian estates, will offer customers a free tasting of their wines.  A complimentary light menu of Italian fare: including rustic bread and cheeses will be served and bottles of each wine will be available for purchase. 

 

Saturday, March 15

Celebrate Purim

The community is invited to come in costume to participate in the celebration of Purim at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue, Wantagh, on Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Hear the story of Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus, who planned to kill the Jews, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and Queen Esther. After the celebration, there will be a gathering in the social hall.

 

Town of Hempstead E-Cycling

The town’s sanitation department will be helping residents dispose of any electronic waste, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 15, at the Division Avenue Parking lot in Levittown.

 

Tuesday, March 18

When Behaviors Reach Crisis

On March 18, the ELIJA school in Levittown will hold a workshop, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This workshop is part of the Long Island Behavior Analyst Group professional development series and is open to parents and professionals. 

 

Friday, March 21

Advocacy Training

The ELIJA School in Levittown will be holding a workshop with Pete Wright Esq. on March 21, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy training programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, attorneys, educators, health care providers, and others who represent the interest of children with disabilities and their families.

The training program will focus on four areas, including: special education law, tests and measuring progress and regression, SMART IEP’s, and strategies and tactics for effective advocacy.


News

U.S. Air Force Veteran Mario Dell’aera, 80, of Levittown said he first volunteered for service in 1952, during the Korean War.

 

“They called volunteers ‘regulars,’” he said, reflecting back to when he first enlisted.

 

From 1952-1956, Dell’era called the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. home. The base, he said, operated 24 hours, 7 days a week, training pilots to fly overseas into Korea.

Something about the warmth and sunshine of summer makes it the perfect season for lounging around. 

 

On July 26, the Levittown Community Council hosted its 17th annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green Park for families to take advantage of this season of relaxation and laidback fun free of charge.  

 

The DJ played Latin songs as children shook neon colored macarenas and followed the dance moves of a Zumba instructor. Other children enjoyed pony rides, shooting hoops, playing Can Jam and

Tug-of-War, petting farm animals, jumping in a bouncy castle, and fishing for plastic fish in a kiddie pool. 


Sports

Those looking to take swimming lessons and exercise classes at a nearby aquatic center can register for the fall 2014 session at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow.  

 

On Friday, Aug. 1 is the last chance for open registration. It begins at 8 a.m. for any remaining spots.  The availability of remaining classes will be made public the day before at 5 p.m.

 

On Monday, September 8 the first day of classes for the fall session begin.

 

Swim lessons will be offered for all levels: 

Eric Haslbauer of Levittown scored fourth overall in the 11th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run held on the streets of Plainview on July 20. 

Haslbauer, 21, who has done  most of his running lately for Molloy College, crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 53 seconds, earning him the second place award in the highly competitive 20-24 age group.

 

A near record field of 531 runners and walkers completed the run, only ten less than the record set last year. The Heart & Sole has clearly become an important summer road race in Nassau County.  The

Run benefits programs at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals.  Race management was handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club. 


Calendar

Erik's Reptile Edventures - July 30

Rich Vos At Governor's - August 1

Worship Without Walls - August 2 


Columns

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