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Board Of Education - June 11

MacArthur HS Prom - June 12

Moving Up Day - June 12

 

Wednesday, June 11

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Levittown Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown. 

 

Division Avenue Senior Prom

Division Avenue seniors, get your corsages ready for June 11, when the high school will be throwing its senior prom. Prom starts at 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 12

MacArthur High School Prom

MacArthur seniors, get your tuxedos buttoned for June 12, when the high school will be throwing its senior prom. Prom starts at 6 p.m. 

 

Moving Up Day

On June 12, Salk Middle School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:15 a.m., for the eighth-grade students headed to high school next year. 

 

Career Development Arts Show

Division Avenue High School will showcase several different works of art, starting June 12 at 7 p.m., when it will host the Career Development Creative Arts Show. 

 

Friday, June 13

Memorial Bowling Fundraiser

On June 13, from 6-9 p.m., South Levittown Lanes will host the Spc. Daniel Fuentes Memerial Bowling Fundraiser at the South Levittown Lanes, at 56 Tanner Lane in Levittown. There will be candies, crafts, face painting and much more. For more information on how to participate in this three-hour long tourney call 516-731-5700. 

 

Eyes of Learning Lecture

On June 13, join author Jim Fargiano for a lecture at 8 p.m. about “You and Me and Dead People; Making Light of Death.” At this presentation Jim will give a brief overview of how he came about communicating with loved ones on the “Other Side”. All of his events are interactive which means audience members may ask questions whenever they want. In addition Jim has learned that he frequently gets sidetracked by his guides and teachers in the Light and may briefly go off topic, all of which makes for fun and spontaneous evening. 

Saturday, June 14

“Thank You Veterans” Dinner

On June 14, state Sen. Kemp Hannon will be holding a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on June 14 at the American Veterans Post 88 at 692 Broadway in Massapequa. 

 

“I invite all veterans and active duty military personnel in my Senate District (plus one guest) to join me for a free dinner as a ‘Thank You’ for all you do for this great nation,” Hannon said.

 

There will be two seatings, from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited andreservations are necessary to attend. To make reservations call 516-739-1700. 

 

Tuesday, June 17

Wisdom Lane Moving Up Day

On June 17, Wisdom Lane Middle School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:45 a.m., for the eighth-grade students headed to high school next year.

 

Wednesday, June 18

 

Northside Moving Up Day

On June 18, Northside Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:45 a.m., for the fifth-grade students headed to middle school next year. 

 

Board of Education Work Session

The next work session of the Island Trees Union-Free School District Board of Education will be held on June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative building at 74 Farmedge Rd. in Levittown.

 

Friday, June 20

Division Ave Career Awards

Division Avenue High School will be holding its career development awards ceremony on June 20, at 8:30 a.m. 

 

Abbey Lane Moving Up Day

On June 20, Abbey Lane Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Wisdom Lane Middle School, for fifth-grade students headed into middle school next year

 

Saturday, June 21

Surprise Fete For Local Businesses

Want to get in on a fun surprise for a Levittown store owner?  Just show up at Center Lane Playground at 11 a.m. on June 21. All you need to bring is yourself, your Levittown pride, a few dollars, and we’ll take it from there. The event will be videotaped. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 503.308.8404.

 

Tuesday, June 24

Stokes Moving Up Day

On June 24, the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:15 a.m. at the Memorial Middle School, for the fifth-grade students headed to middle school next year. 

 

Wednesday, June 25

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Island Trees Union-Free School District will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 25.

 

Thursday, June 26

Senior Prom Breakfast

On June 26, Island Trees High School seniors will gather at the school from 12:30-3 a.m. for a special senior prom breakfast. 

 

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.

 

High School Commencements 

Saturday, June 21

MacArthur High School

MacArthur High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their caps and gowns at 10 a.m. for the 2014 commencement ceremony at Hofstra University.

 

Division Avenue High School 

Division Avenue High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their cap and gown, at 1 p.m., for the 2014 commencement ceremony at Hofstra University.  

 

Friday, June 27 

Island Trees High School

Island Trees High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their caps and gowns at 6:30 p.m. for the 2014 commencement ceremony at the Island Trees High School field.


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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Thursday, Aug. 28

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Friday, Aug. 29



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