Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
The Island Trees Tri-M Music Honor Society, under the advisorship of music teacher Mr. Greg Warnokowski, inducted 22 new student members, on Jan. 14.
Tri-M, which stands for Modern Music Masters, is a program of the National Association for Music Education that recognizes students for their high academic and music achievements.
The ceremony, led by Mr. Warnokowski and the Tri-M Executive Board, also included performances by members of Tri-M including Emily Meyer, Janice Hur, Gabriella Trezza, James Muscarello, and “The Saxletes,” an ensemble that features all saxophone players.
The Chamber Orchestra performed the processional, and new inductees Colleen Lamberti, Jennifer Maniscalco, and Alyssa Paciullo, performed the National Anthem.
Congratulations to all of the inductees: Emily Barcia, Domenique Bentivegna, Rachel Caffrey, Brienna Carter, Marie Abigail Chavez, Jake DeMaria, Sarah Gonzalez, Dhyan Gor, Stephen Hogan, Kevin Holt, Colleen Lamberti, Timothy Maines, Jennifer Maniscalco, Rebekah Martin, Adrianna Mulligan, Andrew Muscarello, Alyssa Paciullo, Danielle Pape, George Rincon, Leanne Rossano, Collin Skelly, and Jessica Weissman.
— Submitted by Island Trees High School Music Chairperson Susan Oliveto
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
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.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
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).