Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00
Island Trees Council Of PTAs - May 1
Meet the Candidates - May 1
Engine Co. 7 Annual Craft Fair - May 3
On May 1, the Island Trees PTA Council will hold its annual district dinner at 6 p.m. During the dinner, members of the PTA Council will bestow the honorary life award to a member of the Island Trees school community who dedicated their time and talents to benefit and improve the quality of life for the children of Island Trees. The winner will be presented the highest recognition in the National PTA. For inquiries or information, please contact Kathi Sidewitz at (917) 273-0529.
On May 1, the Levittown School District Board of Education will hold its “Meet the Candidates” night to introduce the incumbents/challengers running for the board this May. The forum will be held at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 7:30 p.m.
Comedian Susie Essman will be performing at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave., from May 2-4. Tickets are $34-$64. Admission is 18 and over.
The Island Trees Girl Scouts will hold a special leader/daughter dinner on May 2, at 6:30 p.m., inside the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, located at 101 Owl Place in Levittown. For more information call 516-520-2103.
The fair is being sponsored by Ameriprise Financial Inc., Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz LLP, Marks Paneth LLP, Charles Schwab, Robert Kothe, and Money Masters, Inc.
On May 3, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, will hold their annual community yard sale. For more information or an application please contact 516-731-7387.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 369 Green Ave. in East Meadow, will host a Mother’s Day Boutique on May 3, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and on May 4, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The next meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held from 8-10 a.m. on May 5, at Astoria Federal Savings Bank, located at 3105 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown.
The next meeting of the Island Trees PTA Council will be held on May 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Stephen E. Karopczyc school, located at 74 Farmedge Rd.
The next meeting of the Island Trees Girl Scout Leaders will be held on May 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Island Trees Memorial Middle School, located at 45 South Wantagh Ave.
On May 6, the Island Trees School District will host a public hearing on the Hempstead Town budget. The hearing will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Stephen E. Karopczyc school, located at 74 Farmedge Road in Levittown.
The next budget hearing / regular meeting of the Levittown Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m., on May 7, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown.
On May 7, Gardiners Avenue Elementary School PTA will be holding a shopping extravaganza at Levittown Hall in Hicksville. From 5:30-9:30 p.m., come and shop from over 50 vendors, where you are guaranteed to find a great gift for Mother’s Day. For more information call 516-351-9462.
On May 9, Island Trees middle and high school artists will showcase their work from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Island Trees High School, located at 59 Straight Lane.
Join members of the Island Trees PTSA for its annual Fun Run and Strawberry Festival, on May 10.
On May 12, the Island Trees School District Board of Education will hold its “Meet the Candidates” night to introduce the incumbents/challengers running for the board this May. The forum will be held at the Island Trees High School at 7 p.m.
On May 12, the Island Trees PTSA will hold a special volunteer dinner at 7 p.m., inside the Island Trees Memorial Middle School, located at
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
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.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
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).