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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. 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.

Last week, County Executive Ed Mangano declared amnesty for all speed camera tickets issued this summer.

Drivers across Nassau County were up in arms due to the recent implementation of the school zone cameras, which had issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents anger with the county’s speed cameras stems from lack of warning and the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

According to Chris Mistron, director of Nassau County Traffic Safety, while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours were considered a violation period.


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8  who scored under 40.  Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



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