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Island Trees Students Inducted Into Tri-M Music Honor Society

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

News

U.S. Naval Veteran Wendy Linden

U.S. Navy Veteran Wendy Linden is incredibly modest when talking about her three years in the service. 

 

“I did nothing heroic,” says the Levittown resident, “but these men around me, they have done amazing things.” 

 

Linden signed up for the U.S. Navy in 1983 after receiving some motivation from her cousin, who had been involved with the Blue Angels. As a Long Island native, she had hoped to be stationed close to home. Her “wish list” included several ports, from New England all the way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard... but instead she was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Levittown Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshop was a collaborative effort to bring the Assessments office operations from Mineola to different communities in the county. 


Sports

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.

 

In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs. 

Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.

 

Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games. 


Calendar

Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28


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