Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00
Division Avenue High School student Joey Nepravishta was the third-place winner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven Bridge Contest. Approximately 180 students from 13 Nassau and Suffolk county high schools entered the competition in which they designed and built the lightest model bridge that holds a maximum load of 50 kilograms. Joey’s bridge weighed 12.43 grams and held 44.13 pounds, which is 1,610.38 times its weight.
The goal of the contest was to promote the study and application of the principles of physics and engineering. This activity also helps students develop hands-on skills and to see, first-hand, what it is like to be an engineer who designs structures to a set of specifications.
Division Avenue High School Principal Joan Lorelli, science curriculum associate Kevin McDermott and adviser Gerard Marzigliano congratulated Joey on this outstanding accomplishment.
— Submitted by the Levittown School District
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.