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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

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Levittown.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.

The featured speaker at the Levittown Historical Society’s September meeting was John Owens, editor in chief of Anton Community Newspapers, the publisher of the Levittown Tribune.

Historical society Vice President Bob Koenig opened the meeting, which was held at the Levittown Public Library.

Owens discussed the opioid epidemic that has swept over Long Island. Not only have thousands of residents become addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin, Owens said, but also, over the past two years there have been more than 240 overdose deaths.


Sports

Saturday, Sept. 27

9 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Great Neck South at MacArthur

9:15 a.m. JV Football Lawrence at Division

10 a.m. Boys JV Soccer West Hemsptead at Division

10 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Division at West Hempstead

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Calendar

Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 26

Donations Needed

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