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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

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Levittown.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.

The featured speaker at the Levittown Historical Society’s September meeting was John Owens, editor in chief of Anton Community Newspapers, the publisher of the Levittown Tribune.

Historical society Vice President Bob Koenig opened the meeting, which was held at the Levittown Public Library.

Owens discussed the opioid epidemic that has swept over Long Island. Not only have thousands of residents become addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin, Owens said, but also, over the past two years there have been more than 240 overdose deaths.


Sports

Saturday, Sept. 27

9 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Great Neck South at MacArthur

9:15 a.m. JV Football Lawrence at Division

10 a.m. Boys JV Soccer West Hemsptead at Division

10 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Division at West Hempstead

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Calendar

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