Island Trees 100-Year Anniversary Celebration This Weekend
The Island Trees School District is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this weekend with a district-wide birthday celebration today, Friday, Oct. 25 at the Island Trees Middle School on Wantagh Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m. Cold beverages, hors d'oeuvres, cake and coffee will be served. Many pictures of each school, district residents and former students and staff members will be displayed, in addition to a photo journey of the Island Trees area dating back to the early 1900s.
The 6th Senatorial District Race
Senator Kemp Hannon, the Republican incumbent in the 6th Senatorial District race, is seeking his eighth term in the state Senate. Hannon, who was first elected to the Senate in 1989, said that the last several years in office have been both rewarding and challenging. He noted that one of the biggest issues facing New Yorkers is the economy - in terms of what it means for job creation, job retention, revenue structure and education. As chairman of the Senate Health Committee, Hannon cited healthcare as another of the important issues facing residents today.
Island Trees Sports
The JV Dawgs traveled cross-town to take on the Seaford Vikings. It was a hard fought battle, but the Vikings prevailed, 26-7. There were a few bright spots for the JV Dawgs on that afternoon. The defense had an incredible goal line stand. LB Steve O'Brien led all Dawg defenders with 13 solo tackles and eight assisted tackles. Offensively, quarterback Kyle Ludwig commanded an impressive drive at the close of the half. Kyle hooked up with WR Dan Haughney and WR Matt Valinoti during this drive that ultimately got the Dawgs into place kicker Jeff Bischoff's field goal range. Jeff attempted a 37-yard field goal that landed just one small yard short. It was an excellent effort by every player involved, especially Kevin Prykuta with the snap, Kyle Ludwig with the hold, and of course, Jeff Bischoff with the kick.
Levittown Sports Spotlight
This is my second season coaching the Division Avenue Varsity Cheerleaders. Football season seems to be the more challenging of the two. Maybe it's the inclement weather at times, or just that my cheerleaders seem to have a lot of responsibilities (jobs, other school activities, etc.), but this season has definitely been more challenging. The girls this year have been working very hard doing fundraisers, making posters, working on their routines, and balancing all of this with their schoolwork, jobs, families and their social lives ... things I remember doing when I was a cheerleader at Division. All of the girls on the team work very hard in all aspects of their lives, but there are two in particular that I would like to focus on at this time: Sarah Malinowitz and Keri Rosalia.
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