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BOE Meeting - August 13

Job Fair - August 13

Liverpool Shuffle - August 14 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Levittown Board of Education

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

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.

 

 

Job Fair

New York State Senator Kemp Hannon will be hosting the 2014 jobs fair, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Adelphi University in Garden City. “During this economic climate, it’s not always easy to find an employer who is hiring,” Hannon said. “That’s why I’m taking on the challenge for you and connecting job seekers with potential employers and other valuable career resources during my 2014 Jobs Fair.” The event is free and open to attend. 

 

For information, log on to kemphannon.com or call Sen. Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700.

 

Thursday, Aug. 14

Liverpool Shuffle

On Aug. 14, come to Speno Park in East Meadow at 8 p.m. for this free concert featuring Liverpool Shuffle, a Beatles tribute band. For more information on upcoming summer concerts visit toh.li for more. 

 

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. 

 

Outdoor Movie: The Wizard of Oz

On Aug. 14, come to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, at 7:30 p.m., for an outdoor presentation of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Rated PG, 106 minutes. Join Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the mystical land of Oz.

Friday, Aug. 15

Quantum Magick

On Aug. 15, come to Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy in Hicksville, at 8 p.m., when tarot artist, professional psychic and tarot/rune reader Bill Truglio will explore quantum physics and how it’s beginning to scientifically explain spirituality, mysticism and magic. 

 

Saturday, Aug. 16

Comedy Night

Come to Johnny Malone’s, 1227 Wantagh Ave., from 8-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, for a special night of comedy featuring Stevie GB, John Consoli and other local talent. Admission costs $15 per person. 

 

Adoptable Cats Meet & Greet

On Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, stop by PetCo from noon-2 p.m., to meet some cats in need of of loving homes. Anyone who adopts a pet is eligible for PetCo’s Think Adoption First Care and Savings Program, which provides instant savings on food and supplies, as well as monthly care tips.

 

Sunday, Aug. 17

Sunday Night Funnies

On Aug. 17, come to Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, for a performance from some of the best weekend comedy acts all rolled into one big show.

Admission 18 & over. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $14-$44 per person. 

 

Good Shepherd Block Party

On Aug. 17, join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown for its annual block party.

Costs $5 per person. All are welcome to attend. 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Author Talk

On Aug. 19, come to the Levittown library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, at 7 p.m., when author Julia Fierro will be stopping by to talk about her book Cutting Teeth.

The discussion will be followed with a question-and-answer session. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

 

Loose Leash Seminar

On Aug. 19, 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. 20

Chamber of Commerce 

The next general meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held on Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m., at Domenico’s Restaurant, 3270A Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown.  

Eagle Scout Presentation

On Aug. 20, the Boy Scouts of America will present Savvas Papadopoulos of Levittown with his Eagle Scout badge. The ceremony will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Levittown Historical Museum parking lot by Ranch Lane. For more information on the Eagle Scout ceremony call 516-574-3781. 

Thursday, Aug. 21

Minute by Minute

On Aug. 21, come to the East Village Green at 8 p.m. for a free concert from Doobie Brothers tribute band Minute by Minute. For more information on upcoming summer concerts visit toh.li for more.

 

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

It’s been a long time since Nicole Shaw and Chris McCabe first met—years, in fact—but after taking a chance on each other, the couple realized that they were meant to be with

McCabe recently proposing to Shaw at Old Westbury Gardens’ annual Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns after six years of dating. 

 

McCabe, now an NYPD officer, and Shaw, who works for Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults, met in middle school and developed their friendship through high school, said Shaw. 

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


Calendar

Turkey Cookie - November 21

Lost Nights - November 22

Town of Hempstead Meeting - November 25


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