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IT Honor Society Induction - March 20

Explorer Post Dinner - March 23

 

Wednesday, March 19

Levittown Public Schools Budget Session

The fourth planning session on the proposed 2014-2015 Levittown School District budget will be held on March 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

Island Trees Budget Workshop

The next workshop on the proposed 2014-2015 Island Trees School District budget will be held on March 19, from 7-10 p.m. at the Stephen E. Karopczyc school, located at 74 Farmedge Road. 

 

Whose Line Island Trees

The Island Trees Dollars for Scholars program invite the community to this family friendly evening with comedians Isaccs and Baker, on March 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. All the proceeds raised will go to benefit the Island Trees Dollars for Scholars program. Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit organization that provides scholarship opportunities to graduating Island Trees High School seniors wishing to continue their education. For more information on the event call Christine Eckhoff Hold at 516-606-3811. 

 

Thursday, March 20

Island Trees Honor Society Induction 

On March 20, at 7 p.m., the Island Trees High School will induct honor students who have excelled in a foreign language. 

 

Levittown PTA Council

The next meeting of the Levittown School District PTA Council will be held at 7:30 p.m., on March 20, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. 

 

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.

 

Sunday, March 23

Explorer Post Dinner

Explorer Post 690 of the Wantagh Fire Department will host a Pasta Dinner, on March 23, from 4-7 p.m. The festivities will be held at Wantagh Fire Department Station No. 1, at 3470 Park Ave. in Wantagh. The dinner will consist of salad, pasta, meatballs, cake, soda and coffee, and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds raised from the dinner will be used to offset expenses incurred by the Explorers as they participate in yearly activities and to become future firefighters of the Wantagh Fire Department.

 

Tuesday, March 25

Island Trees PTSA

The next meeting of the Island Trees School District PTSA will be held on March 25, at 7 p.m. inside the Memorial Middle School. 

 

Island Trees Public Library Board

The next meeting of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on March 25 at 8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 26

Active Parenting Of Teens

Families In Action is a six session family program developed around the premise that parents and teens are more likely to learn successfully when they learn together. Teens and parents will spend part of the time in separate groups learning complementary skills and then come together for discussion of the skills learned. The YES Community Counseling Center will be holding this six session Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action program on March 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the YES offices, located at 152 Center Lane in Levittown. The fee for the six week program is $120. To register or if you have any questions contact Kathleen Coletta at 516-799-3203. 

 

Saturday, March 29

ProSports Power Breakfast

On March 29, join the Island Tress PTSA, from 9-10:30 a.m., for an informative, fun, and free breakfast at the Island Trees Memorial Middle School. 

 

Sunday, March 30

Pancake Breakfast

On March 30, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wantagh Fire Department will host a Pancake Breakfast at their headquarters, at 3470 Park Ave. in Wantagh. Breakfast will be served between 8-11 a.m. for a donation of $6 per person, or $3 per child under the age of 9. Start your Sunday morning with a delcious home-cooked breakfast of pancakes with syrup, bacon, sausage and orange juice. Complete your meal with a cup of coffee or tea and a home-cooked breakfast cake or muffin. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to assist in sending a severely burned child between the ages of 8 and 18 to summer camp at the Children's Burn Camp. For more information about the event, contact Dee at 516-781-3689 or Barbara at 516-679-8021. 

 

Weekly Events

Homemakers Club Meeting

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.

 

Bel Canto Chorale

Singing in Nassau County for over 40 years, Bel Canto Chorale welcomes new members. Each year, the chorale performs two major concerts and a benefit concert. All soloists are selected from within the membership. All voices are invited to rehearsals on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Call 516-541-0726 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Korean War Veterans of NC Chapter #1 

Monthly meeting on the third Monday of every month (except July and August) at American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., Levittown. Call 516-334-1025. KWVA is seeking all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and UN Command during the Korean War between Sept. 3, 1945 to Jan. 31, 1955 or Feb. 1, 1955 to the present. You did not have to have served in Korea to be a member.

 

 Faith On Tap

The object of “Faith on Tap” is to address concerns of people in their 20s and 30s on issues of faith and morals, which have an impact on the lives of individuals, families, local communities and society at large. 7 to 9 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the Wantagh Inn, across the street from the Wantagh railroad station. Admission is free. Call 516-378-0665. Not held in December, May, June, July or August.

 

 

Knights Of Columbus Holy Innocents Council #3581 

Meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the council headquarters, 3581 Jeffries Rd., Levittown, at 8 p.m. The newly renovated meeting hall is also available for party rentals. Call 516-735-1724 for rentals.

 

Hotline For Addicts & Friends

Anyone with a loved one suffering from addiction knows all too well that it affects more than just the person addicted; everyone close to the addict feels the effects. Residents of Nassau County who are affected by drug or alcohol addiction are urged to call the county department of drug and alcohol addiction’s free, anonymous 24/7 hotline, run by Long Island Crisis Center, at 516-481-4000.


News

Residents are in a fervor over Nassau County’s recent decision to remove 176 oak trees along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Seaman’s Neck Road.

 

“It’s outrageous,” said local resident Lee Gardner. “It changed the entire landscape.”

 

Like most of her neighbors, Gardner said she was shocked, since the county did not notify residents. 

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still 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

Island Trees Board of Education - August 20

Theatre: The Normal Heart - August 22

KC and the Sunshine Band - August 23


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