Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00
Town Budget Hearing - May 6
Shopping Extravaganza - May 7
Bobby Collins - May 10
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 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 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 10, funny guy Bobby Collins will give two performances at Governor’s Comedy Club, at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown. Collins will perform at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $28-$58. Admission is 18 and over.
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, at 45 South Wantagh Ave.
On May 15 and May 16, MacArthur High School seniors will take the stage, from 7-9 p.m., to perform in the school variety show.
Chorus and Orchestra students from Island Trees High School will be performing at 7 p.m., on May 15, inside the Island Trees High School auditorium, at 59 Straight Lane.
On May 17, join comedian John Valby aka “Doctor Dirty” as he performs at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown. Doors open at 5 p.m., with showtime starting promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$55. Admission is 18 and over.
In celebration of National Emergency Medical Services week, the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. will be hosting an Open House on May 18, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events will include free blood pressure screenings, ambulance tours, Vial of Life kits, membership drive, and so much more. Children are also invited to bring a teddy bear to the first Teddy Bear Clinic where they will learn basic first aid. Additional information will be available on both the volunteer ambulance corps. website at www.wlvacems.com.
On May 19, art students from Island Trees Memorial Middle School and High School will get the chance to showcase their work, at the Memorial Middle School, at 45 Wantagh Ave. in Levittown, from 7-8:30 p.m. For more details on the art expo call 516-520-2157.
On May 19, Levittown Homemaker’s Day Chapter invites the public to join in for “Gift Card Bingo” at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall Post #9592, at 55 Hickory Lane in Levittown. Admission is $7 and includes light lunch, coffee, tea and cake. Chances on beautiful raffle prices will be available. More info: Jo McDonagh at 516-520-4601.
Whether you reside in either of the Island Trees or Levittown school districts, on May 20, registered voters can cast their ballots on the school budget. Levittown currently proposes a $198.7 million, which comes with a 1.62 increase in the tax levy. Island Trees is proposing a $59.6 million budget, which comes with no tax levy increase this year.
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.
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.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. This is a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 516-794-1333.
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.
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).