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Fun Run - July 9

Understanding Energy - July 11

NYS Mandated Reporter Classes - July 12

 

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,

 

Head Games

Come and be a “jukebox hero” as the elite-Foreigner tribute band Head Games takes the stage, on July 11 at 8 p.m., at Speno Park in East Meadow.

 

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. 

 

Friday, July 18

Paul Reiser

Actor, writer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser will be coming to Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown from July 18-19 for a special stand-up event. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is 18 and over. Tickets range from $30-$60 and are available online at govs.com. 

 

Fire and Ice

Get “All Fired Up,” on July 18, when Pat Benatar-tribute band Fire and Ice takes the stage at 8 p.m., on the East Village Green in Levittown. 

 

Summer Programs

Sports Camp

The Levittown-Island Trees Youth Council will host a sports camp program for students in grades 4-8 and grades 9-12 from 8-9 a.m. every weekday from now through Aug. 22. For more information contact the Island Trees Director of Physical Education and Athletics at 516-520-2173.

 

Chorus

From now through July 25, the Island Trees Memorial Middle School will be holding a summer program for students in grades 4-12 who wish to learn vocal techniques that will help them sing all different styles of music. 

 

Most of all this program is geared towards the further development of musicianship through a vocal setting. Students will receive one hour of lessons and rehersal a day, all leading up to an exciting concert on July 25. This offering is dependent upon sufficient student enrollment and is limited to the first 40 applicants.


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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