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Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28

 

Wednesday, July 23

Levittown Schools Planning Session

The next planning session of the Levittown Public School District Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 23, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown. 

 

Noontime Concert Series: Stan and Edie

On July 23, come to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, from noon-2 p.m., for a free performance by Stan and Edie at field 6/6A.

 

Saturday, July 26

Lazy Days of Summer Picnic

On July 26, join the Levittown Community Council from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for the annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green Park on Jerusalem Ave. in Levittown. This event is free of charge and fun for the whole family. “This is always a great event,” said Community Council Co-President Tom Kohlman. “We offer a lot of families and kids...bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo, basketball games, food, the whole works. It’s a nice day.”

 

Family Bowling Night

On July 26, join AMF Bowling Center at 1300 Wantagh Ave., from 8-10 p.m. for a fun-filled evening of bowling with family, friends, and members of the Forgotten Friends Animal Rescue. Admission is $20 per person and includes bowling shoes, two hours of bowling, pizza and soda. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go to help provide top quality care for all of the animals housed at the Rescue’s new center in Levittown. For more information contact 516-781-1460.

 

Sunday, July 27

Flea Market

On July 27, shop til you drop at the flea market, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. in Wantagh. The flea market will feature dozens of local vendors selling crafts, antiques and collectibles. For more information visit the temple website at tbtwantagh.org. 

 

Monday, July 28

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band

On July 28, come to Levittown Veterans Memorial Park at 8 p.m. for a free performance from country musician Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band. 

Scandinavian-American Night

On July 28, come to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, at 7:30 p.m. for a free performance of some traditional Scandinavian music. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs as this is an outdoor event. 

 

Walk ‘n Talk Singles

Singles can meet at Jones Beach Field 6 at 5:30 p.m., on July 28, for stretching and socializing over a walk along the beach. Afterward, singles have the option of gathering at a local diner. Prior to the event, call 917-683-0593 for more information. 

 

Wednesday, July 30

Erik’s Reptile Edventures

On July 30, come to Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy. in Hicksville, at 10:30 a.m., for this free “edventure” designed to teach youngsters about the importance of science and nature and learn more about reptiles, amphibians and bugs. 

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.

Instrumental Music

From now through July 25, the Island Trees Memorial Middle School will be holding a summer program for students in grades 5-12 who wish to continue their studies over the summer. 

Fourth graders will also be offered a course to study the instrument of his/her choosing. At the end of the program each child will be evaluated and recommendations made to parents. Sessions will be held from 8 a.m.-noon every weekday.

 

News

The Levittown Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday, Oct. 10. The event will be held at the Gardiners Ave. Fire Headquarters from 6 to 9 p.m. 

 

October is designated as the National Fire Prevention Month. Every year, during the month of October the Levittown Fire Department Fire Prevention Committee visits all the schools in the fire district teaching and re-enforcing fire safety. In the United States every year, fires in homes are the cause of the largest loss of life and serious injuries. World wide, the United

States is at the top of the list for the most lives lost. This, even when all the fire departments across the country strive to get the fire safety message out, often giving out free smoke detectors.

Long Island Democrat David Denenberg has dropped out of the race for state Senate, after recent accusations that the Nassau County Legislator fraudulently billed his own law firm—

Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron—over $2 million for non-existent case work. According to published reports, Denenberg stated, “My family, the electorate, the campaign and this position are way too important to subject myself to such outrageous allegations and negative attacks against me personally. Therefore I withdraw from the race.”


Sports

Ex-college pugilist continues ring comeback for charity

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers will be Levittown native Stefan Borovina, who will be fighting under the nickname “Lights Out.”  Borovina is the business manager at RMB Electric in Farmingdale. 

 

He also participated in the event last year, after a friend from his high school wrestling team informed him. Borovina jumped at the opportunity, having had a history in the boxing ring at the University of Notre Dame.

Men’s Farmingdale State College Soccer update (3-6, 0-1 Skyline)

 

The men’s soccer team fell in both matches last week - 4-3 vs. Staten Island (2 OT) and 3-2 at Mount Saint Mary (OT). Junior midfielder J.T. Famularo (Levittown) was named to the Skyline Honor Roll. Famularo recorded a team-leading three goals last week. He scored two versus Staten Island and added one goal in the OT loss at MSMC.


Calendar

Island Trees PTA - October 1

Towns E-Cycle - October 5

Levittown SEPTA Meeting - October 6


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com