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
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.
Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period.
Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00
One local mom was concerned about her shy daughter’s first acting class at the newly opened Neighborhood Entertainment Arts and Theatre (NEAT) at 166 Center Lane in Levittown; but after her daughter’s lesson with Theatre Director Watson Miller, she was surprised to hear her daughter broke out of her shell, singing not one, but two songs for the class.
“My husband has a very special gift with kids,” Koula Miller said. “He brings out the best in them.”
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off.
“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”
Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00
It might not be what you think of as a traditional sport, but at Eisenhower Park people are doing flips in the air and dangling from harnesses, training at I.FLY, a recreational flying trapeze and circus arts program.
Anna Marie Cagnazzi is a fairly new convert. “I love the freedom that I feel and the sense of accomplishment that I get,” Cagnazzi said. “Everyone always cheers, and I feel so good about myself. You don’t get to feel that in your everyday life.”
Over a year ago the 30-year-old Bethpage resident had no idea that a regular person could trapeze recreationally. Then a co-worker suggested they try a I.FLY class together.