Nominations Wanted for Community Council's 'Home for the Holidays' Contest
Mother Nature may provide the natural snowy aesthetics once again, but it's the illusions of lights and garland and decorations that will get the nod from members of the Levittown Community Council who have volunteered to judge the homes nominated as best decorated.
Residents 'Walk for Josh' at Eisenhower Park
Residents from all over Long Island were invited to participate in the Walk Far for NAAR (National Alliance for Autism Research), Family & Friends for Autism Research, in late October. The three-mile event was held at Eisenhower Park. This event was of particular importance to Levittown resident Florence Korona, whose grandson Josh is autistic. Hundreds of residents participated in the event and many were part of the team "Walk for Josh."
The Bulldog wrestling team defeated a tough Uniondale team by the score of 37-27. Key matches were Kevin Cusker and Anthony Vecchione both pinning their opponents.
Orsini Runs to Victory in Five Mile Grand Prix LI Championship
The last championship race of the year was a success for Levittown's Jason Orsini. With a competitive field of hundreds of runners in the 11th annual 5-mile Snowball run on Dec. 13, Orsini breezed through coming in first place in his 20-24 age group category and 13th overall, out kicking several of Long Island's top runners. The 5-mile snowball run is the last race of the year in the Grand Prix championship series, where it attracts quite a few world class athletes. Through the first few miles, Orsini was pacing around 6 minute miles until he turned things around with a 5:49 and 5:44 for the last two miles respectively. On a cold and windy day, Adam Cigliano, 31, won the race in 27:12. Orsini came in just two minutes behind him. With 2004 right around the corner, Jason ultimately hopes to run the challenging course of the full LI marathon championships around 2:45. The LI marathon course is not a course designed for personal records like the Chicago marathon, but with proper training, he's fully capable of accomplishing that feat. During the summer, he wants to compete in the Lake Placid Ironman triathlon, which is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile marathon. Big goals in such a short time, but he's got that drive that can compel him to train for it, assuming he has the time. Congratulations to Jason and all the runners in the 11th annual 5-mile Snowball run.
From the Desk of Legislator Dennis Dunne
From the Desk of Asssemblyman David G. McDonough