Senior Center at YOM Holds Holiday Ball
The Levittown Senior Community Service Center, located at the Yours, Ours and Mine Community Center on Center Lane, will host a holiday ball on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lunch will be served at noon. The party will feature live entertainment performed by Don Michael's Big Band.
The suggested contribution is $3.50. Those who want to make reservations can call 796-6633.
The senior center is partially funded by the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs.
Upcoming in Local Schools
The upcoming week will be busy in the Levittown School District.
Wisdom Lane Middle School will hold its winter concert Monday night, Dec. 8 and Tuesday night, Dec. 9 at 7:30. The vocational education advisory council will meet Tuesday night, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Levittown Memorial Education Center. That same night at 7:30, Lee Road School will hold its PTA meeting.
The Levittown Schools will have their kindergarten parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The board of education will hold its regular meeting that night at 8 at Memorial.
MacArthur High School will hold its chamber concert Thursday night, Dec. 11 at 7:30, the same time the Levittown Parents' Center will meet.
Kindergarten parent-teacher conferences will continue on Friday, Dec. 12. Wisdom Lane PTA will hold its holiday luncheon at noon on the 12th, while that evening from 7 to 10 p.m., Division Avenue High School will hold its career development holiday dance.
DA Warns Consumers About Letter Scam
Nassau District Attorney Denis Dillon is issuing a consumer alert concerning a letter scam targeting businesses and residents in the area. The letters are sent by individuals claiming to be from a Nigerian government office, offering great profits for doing business with Nigerian officials. Postal authorities say frequently, these solicitations have resulted in a scam against those who respond.
According to Dillon, the letters generally state that they need to deposit millions of dollars into the intended victim's bank account. The letter says this is necessary for security and/or a need for an overseas contact. The person cooperating will be paid 30 percent of the money deposited and an additional five percent for expenses. The letter writer asks for a bank account number and address, private telephone/fax numbers on the firm's letterhead.
The DA said many of the letters stress the importance of keeping the entire matter confidential and give a sense of urgency. Variations of this letter have been reported but the theme remains the same.
State and federal officials have also been inundated with inquiries and complaints. The US Postal Inspection Service says in cases where losses have occurred, the US government has tried, but has had little success, in recovering the money or prosecuting those individuals responsible for the crime.