A Night to Remember for LFD Life Member
The November department meeting for the Levittown Fire Department was a night to remember for one individual. Jerry Reitzen stood up with the rest of the Rebels softball team, in front of 150 other department members, to accept a baseball jersey that was retired to him after 30 plus years of dedication to the team. Manager John Gino called him up to receive it, and the department gave him a standing ovation. Reitzen has been playing the game for years as the Rebels pitcher, as well as winning a few championships and winning the first MVP award for the Fire Department All-Star game. He is also a life member of Engine Company 7, with 39 years of service to the department as well as an ex-captain. He will stay on the softball team as a coach and consultant. On behalf of the Rebels softball team, the Levittown Fire Department thanks him for the memories.
Early Morning Collision Injures Two
The drivers of two vehicles sustained non-life threatening injuries after an early morning accident on Sunday, Dec. 19. The accident occurred at the intersection of Old Jerusalem Road and Wantagh Avenue.
LI Sports Community Remembers Life of Well-Known Basketball Coach
Ten years ago, Long Island lost a role model in the sports community. John Ruggiero, co-founder of Island Garden Super League and St. John the Baptists' basketball coach, lost his battle against cancer on December 17, 1994. He may be gone, but his legacy is left on the court.
Island Trees Sports
The Varsity Cheerleaders competed at the first LICCA competition of the season at Kings Park High School. Out of 10 of the best teams on Long Island, despite injuries, the Island Trees team finished with an amazing second-place finish that wowed the crowd. The girls would like to thank Coach Nicoletto for proving to them that they can come out on top. With two more competitions before the finals, the girls will continue to master their skills and finish their season strong. Come support them at the next competition at Kellenberg on Jan. 8.
Rain Glistens as Chamber Of Commerce Holds Tree Lighting, Show