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Pro Sports Power Breakfast - March 29

Pancake Breakfast - March 30

IT Public Library - April 1

 

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. 

 

Tuesday, April 1

Island Trees Public Library Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on April 1, at 8 p.m, inside the Stephen E. Karopczyc administration building, located at 74 Farmedge Road.

 

Wednesday, April 2

ELIJA School Ribbon Cutting

On World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, the ELIJA School for autism will cut the ceremonial red ribbon on its new location, at 11 Laurel Lane in Levittown. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. To RSVP contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-216-5270.

 

Thursday, April 3

Division Avenue Presents Into The Woods

From April 3 to April 5, the Division Avenue High School Music Department will present the Stephen Sondheim production Into the Woods. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. on April 3, and at 8 p.m. on April 4-5. 

Tickets are $10 and $8 for senior citizens. For more information or to make reservations, call 516-520-8350. 

 

Blood Drive

Come give blood at the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown, located at 474 Wantagh Ave., on April 3, from 2-8 p.m. For more information, contact 516-731-3808. 

 

Friday, April 4

Artist Reception

All month long, local artist Louise Cassano will be displaying several of her works at the Levittown Public Library. On April 4, join Cassano for an artist’s reception, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Levittown Public Library located at One Bluegrass Lane. 

 

Saturday, April 5

Island Trees Junior Prom

On April 5, students will don their formal attire for the annual Island Trees Junior Prom. The prom will be held at the high school, located at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown, from 7-11 p.m. For more information call 516-520-2136.

 

Monday, April 7

Island Trees PTA Council 

The next meeting of the Island Trees School District PTA Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 7, at the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative offices, located at 74 farmedge road in Levittown. 

Wednesday, April 9

Levittown Board of Education 

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District will be held on April 9, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Special Town Meeting 

On April 9, the Island Trees School District will hold a special Town of Hempstead meeting, at 7 p.m., inside the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative offices, located at 74 farmedge road in Levittown.  

 

Blood Drive

Come donate, on April 9, when the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, located at 101 Owl Place in Levittown, will hold a day-long blood drive. 

 

Weekly Events

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 .

 

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.

 

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.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

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.


News

Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first Long Island location in Levittown on Oct. 17. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Levittown Fire Department.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution. 

 

The Levittown School District has been vigilant with the increase of cases in general. “We are continuing to implement the precautions provided by the health department and the CDC,” said Levittown School District Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Rhatigan. “We are also reminding students and staff to be mindful of the importance of proper hygiene including frequent hand washing.”


Sports

 

Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship. 

The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.



Calendar

Current Expressions Art Exhibit - Through October 

Senior ID Card Program - October 30

Veterans' Parade - November 2


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