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Island Trees Council Of PTAs - May 1

Meet the Candidates - May 1

Engine Co. 7 Annual Craft Fair - May 3

 

Thursday, May 1

Island Trees Council of PTAs

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. 

Meet the Candidates Night

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. 

LICIL Casino Night

The Long Island Center for Independent Living and the Levittown Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host casino night, on May 1, from 6:30-10:30 p.m., at the Woodbury Country Club, located at 884 Jericho Tpke. in Woodbury. For more information about the event contact Joan Lynch at 516-796-0144 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, May 2

Susie Essman at Governor’s 

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. 

Girl Scout Leader/Daughter Event

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. 

Saturday, May 3

Engine Co. 7 Annual Craft Fair

The Levittown Fire Department’s Engine Co. 7 will host its 5th annual craft fair, on May 3 and May 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old K-Mart parking lot, on the corner of Hempstead Tpke. and Gardiners Ave. The fair has been very successful over the years, growing to feature more than 150 vendors. This year’s event will feature tons of interesting crafts, jewlery and other merchandise. For more details on the craft fair contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Family Financial Literacy Fair

On May 3, the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) will conduct a Family Financial Literacy Fair to educate children in grades K-5 on the importance of saving money. The fair is being held at the YES Community Counseling Center in Levittown between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To RSVP, please email your name, address, email address, phone number, number of child attendees, and number of adult attendees to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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.

Community Yard Sale

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.

Mother’s Day Boutique 

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.

 

Vendors will be selling fine jewelry, spring fashions & accessories, home & garden décor items, handmade soaps, candles, home fragrances, hand-sewn gift items, potted houseplants and flowers. A gift basket raffle auction and Russian foods will also be offered. For more information call 516-483-3649 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Donate canned food items and receive a free cup of hot coffee. Admission is free to the public.

Monday, May 5

Chamber of Commerce

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.

Island Trees PTA Council

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.  

Girl Scout Leaders Meeting

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. 

Tuesday, May 6

Town Budget Hearing

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. 

Wednesday, May 7

Levittown Board of Education 

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. 

Shopping Extravaganza

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.  

Friday, May 9

Island Trees Art Expo

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. 

Saturday, May 10

PTSA Strawberry Festival

Join members of the Island Trees PTSA for its annual Fun Run and Strawberry Festival, on May 10. 

Monday, May 12

Meet the Candidates 

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. 

Dinner To Honor PTSA Volunteers

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 

News

U.S. Naval Veteran Wendy Linden

U.S. Navy Veteran Wendy Linden is incredibly modest when talking about her three years in the service. 

 

“I did nothing heroic,” says the Levittown resident, “but these men around me, they have done amazing things.” 

 

Linden signed up for the U.S. Navy in 1983 after receiving some motivation from her cousin, who had been involved with the Blue Angels. As a Long Island native, she had hoped to be stationed close to home. Her “wish list” included several ports, from New England all the way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard... but instead she was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Levittown Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshop was a collaborative effort to bring the Assessments office operations from Mineola to different communities in the county. 


Sports

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.

 

In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs. 

Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.

 

Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games. 


Calendar

Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28


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