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MacArthur Art Show - May 28

St. Luke's - May 29

Quantam Magik - May 30

 

Wednesday, May 28

MacArthur Art Show

On May 28, MacArthur High School will hold its annual student art show, from 5-7 p.m. at the high school.

Thursday, May 29

Summit Lane Spring Concert

On May 29, students at Summit Lane Elementary School will take the stage at 7 p.m. for their annual Spring Concert.  

Friday, May 30 

St. Lukes Capital Fund Campaign

On May 30, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will be having a down home country barbecue at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and lawn. It will include music, dancing, games, a bonfire, and activities for kids and families. There is no charge for the event, however it is asked that you bring a snack, dessert or salad to share. 

Friday, May 30

Quantum Magick

On May 30, stop by Levittown Hall at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, at 8 p.m. when the Eyes of Learning—a non-profit metaphysical learning and teaching group—will have guest speaker Bill Truglio aka Llium S. Hernson, professional psychic and tarot/rune reader to discuss the crossroads where science and mysticism meet. Admission is $15 for non-members and no preregistration is required. 

Saturday, May 31

De-Flagging Graves

The American Legion Post 1711 of Levittown is requesting assistance from the public on May 31, with removing flags at the Long Island National Cemetery at 2040 Wellwood Ave.in Farmingdale. Gates open at 7 a.m. 

 

13th Men Who Cook Fundraiser

On May 31, the Kiwanis club of Wantagh will be holding its annual men who cook fundraiser dinner at 7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, at 2900 Jerusalem Ave. This year’s dinner will be accompanied by Vegas-style gaming, complete with craps, blackjack, roulette and poker. Cost is $30 per person to attend. 

Monday, June 2

Beautiful Dahlias For Sale

The Mid-Island Dahlia Society will be selling exhibition quality dahlia tubers, cuttings, and plants taken from the same stock as the dahlias you’ve seen at the planting fields dahlia garden and dahlia show. our prices are reasonable. growing instructions are included. Winthrop Hall Church Of The Advent, 555 Advent St., Westbury. Visit midislanddahlia.com  for details or call 516-650-0595 if you have questions.

Tuesday, June 3

Biannual Blood Drive

On June 3, the American Legion Post #1711 and Lions Club of Levittown will partner up to host the bi-annual blood drive from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Post headquaters at 3124 North Jerusalem Rd. in Levittown. To schedule an appointment call 516-242-2273. Appointments are not mandatory, all walk-ins over 17 are welcome. 

 

Division Senior Awards Ceremony

On June 3, Division Avenue High School seniors will head to the school auditorium at 7 p.m. for the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Abbey Lane Chorus Concert

On June 3, the Abbey Lane Elementary School at 239 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown will hold its Spring Orchestra/Band concert at 7 p.m.  

 

Lee Road Spring Concert

On June 3, students from the Lee Road Elementary School will hold their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Jonas E. Salk Middle School at 3359 Old Jerusalem Rd. in Levittown. 

Wednesday, June 4

Abbey Lane Chorus Concert

On June 4, the Abbey Lane Elementary School at 239 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown will hold its Spring chorus concert at 7 p.m.  

Island Trees Varsity Athletic Awards

On June 4, Island Trees Varsity Athletes will head to the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. for the Varsity Athletic Awards Ceremony.

Thursday, June 5

Comedy Benefit

On June 5, Skaggs-Walsh Heating Services will host a special comedy night, from 8-9:30 p.m., at the Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person with the proceeds going to benefit the ELIJA school in Levittown.  

MacArthur Senior Awards Ceremony

On June 5, MacArthur High School seniors will head to the school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Dance Recital On June 5

Division Avenue High School will hold a dance recital at 7 p.m. 

Island Trees Middle School Concert

On June 5, students in grades 5-6 will head to the Island Trees High School auditorium at 7 p.m. for the Grade 5/6 Spring concert. 

Saturday, June 7 

MacEttes Kickline Clinic

On June 7, kids in grades 1-5
are invited to join the MacArthur High School MacEttes Kickline, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., for this two-hour instructional dance clinic where they will learn pom technique, kicks, dances, jumps and turns. Cost is $25 to participate and comes with snacks. 

It is recommended that participants wear sneakers, shorts and a lightweight shirt. For more information contact coach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

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