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Fourth Of July BBQ - July 4

Lacrosse Skills Camp - July 7

Exercise Program - July 7

 

Friday, July 4

Fourth of July BBQ

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the American Legion Post #1711 in Levittown, from noon-4 p.m., when it will host a barbecue fundraiser. 

 

Monday, July 7

Lacrosse Skills Camp

From July 7 - July 10, the Levittown Public School District will its 2014 Levittown Lacrosse Skills Camp for students in grades K-8. Registration is due by June 30. Cost is $100 for students in grades K-2 and $125 for students in grades 3-8. Make checks payable to MacArthur Crease Club, 1188 Eastview Ave., Wantagh.

 

Cross-Training Exercise Program

The Levittown Police Athletics League will be offering a four week training program, beginning July 7, which promises to be a safe and effective way to make fitness fun, for boys and girls ages 10 to 18. Using natural exercise movements that can be scaled and adjusted for any strength or ability, everyone looks forward to an enjoyable workout that is tailored to their individual level. Participants will learn skills and conditioning that apply as much to sports as they do to everyday activities. Classes run each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10-11 a.m. at the Massapequa PAL Complex. Cost is $50 to participate. 

 

Lacrosse Clinic

Students entering grades K-5 can join the Levittown Police Athletic League, on July 8, for one of five upcoming Lacrosse clinics. Boys will play at the Levittown Memorial Education Center field. Fee is $50 to participate. Girls will play at the Abbey Lane Elementary School Lacrosse field. Fee is $60 to participate. 

 

Tuesday, July 8

Athletes For Life Blood Drive

On July 8, Athletes for Life, a group comprised of volunteers from Long Island’s running community will be hosting a blood drive, from 2:30-8:30 p.m., at the Long Island Blood Services at 905 Walt Whitman Road in Melville. For more information email Gina Gelman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-655-2299. 

 

Wednesday, July 9

Fun Run

On July 9, the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, Pixie Nursery School and Boy Scout Troop 96 will sponsor a fun run to support the Freeport Emergency Food Pantry. The run will take place at Eisenhower Park, 1878 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, at 6 p.m. sharp. There will also be a 1k run for children 12 and under that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The adult 5K run for entrants 13 and older will start prompty at 7 p.m. All children 12 and under will receive a ribbon. 

 

Cost for children 12 and under is $5; 13 and older $10 (non-refundable). Price includes a t-shirt for the first 50 to sign-up.  Training session to be held by Donna Morandi of Fit Coach NY. For more info or to sign up, please call the church at 516-785-1829. 

 

Friday, July 11

Understanding Energy

On July 11, join Dina Vitantonio, an energy therapist, intuitive healer, author, editor, and yoga instructor, at 8 p.m., when she will stop by Levittown Hall at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, for a discussion on the fundamentals of energy and the practical approach to enlightenment,

 

Saturday, July 12

NYS Mandated Reporter Classes

YES Community Counseling Center is approved by the state Education Department to provide the 2-hour certification training for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. 

The next training program will be held on July 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 75 Grand Ave. in Massapequa. The cost is $25.00 per person, payable in advance. For information and registration, contact YES at 516-799-3203.

 

Sunday, July 13

Community Ice Cream Social

On July 13, join the Levittown First Presbyterian Church after services conclude at noon on the front lawn for an ice cream social, which will once again be sponsored by the Deacons. The event is free and open to the community. 

 

Wednesday, July 16

Child Car Seat Safety Program

When it comes to both children and automobiles, driving home the message of safety is of utmost importance. Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead Town Board are doing just that, announcing the start of the town’s 2014 Child Car Seat Safety Inspection Program, which will be stopping by Levittown, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on July 16, to help residentsnspect the installation of their car seats, free of charge.

 

In order to participate, you must make an appointment in advance by calling the town Department of Public Safety at 516-538-1900 ext. 7709. 


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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