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LI Philharmonic - August 8

Passport Day - August 9

Vacation Bible School - August 11

 

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Reverse Mortgage Seminar

On Aug. 6, join the United Northern Mortgage Bankers at 3601 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, at 11 a.m. for this seminar sponsored by Senior Security Advisors. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

 

New Vintage Big Band

On Aug. 6, join the New Vintage Big Band, from noon-2 p.m., at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow as they perform a free show in field 6/6A. 

 

Friday, Aug. 8

Long Island Philharmonic

Part of the Music Under the Stars concert series, on Aug. 8, come to Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at 7 p.m. for a free performance by the Long Island Philharmonic. The concert will include works by Tchaikovsky, Morton Gould, and Howard Shore, with tenor Christopher Macchio and violinist Gregor Kitzis on musical saw. Admission is free and open to the public. There will also be a fireworks display following the performance.  

 

Saturday, Aug. 9

Pasta Dinner and Comedy Night

On Aug. 9, join the Forgotten Friends of Long Island, from 6-10:30 p.m., for this fundraiser event at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy in Hicksville. Admission is $25 per person at the door or $20 in advance. There will be homemade pasta, salad and desserts served as well as a 50/50 and a raffle. Funds raised will go to benefit the Forgotten Friends of Long Island for their numerous medical expenses and needs of their new rescues. For more information visit forgottenfriendsoflongisland.org. 

 

Passport Day/Child Safety Identification

Come get an identification kit, renew your passport, or get a brand new one, on Aug. 9, when the Town of Hempstead will host its next Passport Day and Child Safety Identification event at the Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Rd., from 10 a.m.-noon. The event is free and open to the public. 

 

Sunday, Aug. 10

Fishing with the Pastor

On Aug. 10, join Pastor Remo with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3434 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, for a special day of fishing. 

Monday, Aug. 11

Vacation Bible School

From Aug. 11 through Aug. 15, kids ages 3-12 can join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown for one of two session, from 9 a.m.-noon or from 1-4 p.m., of its vacation bible school; this year’s theme is Weird Animals. Cost is $25 per child to participate. 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Loose Leash Seminar

On Aug. 12, join PetCo at 2965 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, from 6-6:30 p.m., for this seminar all about teaching your four-legged friend how to walk next to you on a loose leash. Bring your dog and learn the “follow me game.”  

 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours

New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt will be hosting his annual mobile office hours, from 1-3 p.m., at the Levittown Public Library at 1 Bluegrass Lane. Meet with your local assemblyman and share your views or simply stop in to say hello.

 

Summer Programs

Horseback Riding

Join the Levittown Police Activity League’s exciting instructional program which teaches the fundamentals of riding, tacking and horsemanship. The course consists of five 90-minute sessions available weekday afternoons and evening at the New York Equestrian Center at Hempstead Lake State Park. Cost is $220 to register. 

 

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.


News

Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first Long Island location in Levittown on Oct. 17. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Levittown Fire Department.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution. 

 

The Levittown School District has been vigilant with the increase of cases in general. “We are continuing to implement the precautions provided by the health department and the CDC,” said Levittown School District Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Rhatigan. “We are also reminding students and staff to be mindful of the importance of proper hygiene including frequent hand washing.”


Sports

 

Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship. 

The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.



Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - October 22

League Of Women Voters Talk - October 23

Lecture - October 24


Columns

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

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