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MacArthur Senior Variety Show - May 15

Island Trees Senior Citizens Prom - May 16

"Doctor Dirty" At Governors - May 17

Thursday, May 15

MacArthur Senior Variety Show

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. 

Island Trees High School Concert

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. 

Friday, May 16

Island Trees Senior Citizens Prom

On May 16, senior citizens in the Island Trees school community are invited to boogie on over to the memorial middle school, from 6-9:30 p.m., for the annual senior citizen prom. Admission is $10. Please make checks payable to CAPIT, C/O Linda Rincon, 14 Mallard Rd, Levittown, N.Y., 11756

American Legion Post #1711

The next monthly meeting of the American Legion Post #1711 will be held at 8 p.m., on May 16 at 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd. 

The Superhuman Within You

On May 16, join Donna Martini, wellness coach, author and Nassau County’s Lead Ambassador of Wellness, at 8 p.m. for this lecture on how the state your body is can be helping or hurting your potential to stay in the supernatural. 

 

Come and discover how any existing negative energy within or around ourselves can be manipulated into its most positive form through the physical, mental and emotional
human aspects. 

 

The lecture will be held at Levittown Hall, at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. Costs $10 for members of the Eyes of Learning and $15 for non-members to participate. No pre-registration required. For more information visit Martini’s website at www.donnamartini.com. 

Saturday, May 17

“Doctor Dirty” at Governor’s

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 the show starting promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$55. Admission is for those aged 18 and over. 

Sunday, May 18

Ambulance Corps. Open House

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 available on the volunteer ambulance corps website at www.wlvacems.com.

Monday, May 19

Island Trees Schools Art Expo

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. 

Gift Card Bingo

Levittown Homemaker’s Day Chapter invites the public to join in for “Gift Card Bingo” on May 19 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. 

Tuesday, May 20

School Budget / Board Elections

Whether you reside in 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. 

Wednesday, May 21

Division Avenue Art Show

On May 21, Division Avenue High School will hold its 14th annual student art show, from 5-8 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce

The next general meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held on May 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Domenico’s Restaurant, located at 3270 Hempstead Tpke. There will also be a presentation of scholarship awards. 

Thursday, May 22

PTA Council

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District PTA Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 22, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown. 

Memorial Day Weekend Festival 

From May 22-May 26, the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Memorial Weekend Festival behind the Tri-County Flea Market on Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown. 

 

There will be food, rides, games and fun for the whole family. 

 

The festival will be open Thursday and Friday from 5-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 12-11 p.m., and Mondays from 12-9 p.m. Parking and admission are free to the public. 

Saturday, May 24

Memorial Day Soccer Fest

On May 24, the Island Trees Soceer Club will host its 33rd annual Memorial Day festival. Open to boys and girls intramural teams only, the event features a total of five games that will be played throughout the day. No standings will be kept and no guest players are permitted. Every player who competes in the soccer club’s Memorial Day festival will receive a trophy. 

Thursday, May 22

Narcan Training 

With the abuse of opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and heroin growing at alarming rates, too many people are dying from it. On May 22, learn what to do in case of an overdose and how to administer the life-saving overdose reversal agent called Naloxone.
The event starts at 7 p.m. inside the YES Community Counseling Center, at 152 Center Lane in Levittown. 

Weekly Events

Knights Of Columbus 

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.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

OA meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. A 12-step group for compulsive eaters. Call 516-794-1333. 

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.

News

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.”

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.


Sports

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.

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).


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