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Walk Raises $5,001

 Despite a snow delay, the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center at North Shore-LIJ second annual walk exceeded the financial success of the first one by more than $600, raising $5,001. 

While attendance was down, donations were up as members of the downstate area K-Family rallied to support the KPTCenter at North Shore-LIJ. 

Hosted once again by LIU-Post Circle K on the indoor track at the Pratt Recreation Center, The KPTC Service Leadership Committee’s 2nd Walk was as much a dance party as it was a walk. Levittown’s DJ Tim Aldridge returned to help attendees celebrate their fundraising success.  

As the fundraiser neared its end, totals from the walk T-shirt ads, the pre-walk pancake breakfast and the jewelry sale were added. While the walk would exceed the funds raised at last year’s walk, it appeared that the KPTC Service Leadership Committee would fall short of its goal to raise over $5,000.

However, the KPTC Service Leadership Committee would not be allowed to miss its goal. While the KPTC Service Leadership Committee honored Levittowner Ann Torcivia for her generous support of all the committee’s activities with the KPTC Service Leadership Fellowship, Ann came through again for the committee and donated $201 from her son’s foundation to put the committee over its $5,000 goal. 


News

U.S. Naval Veteran Wendy Linden

U.S. Navy Veteran Wendy Linden is incredibly modest when talking about her three years in the service. 

 

“I did nothing heroic,” says the Levittown resident, “but these men around me, they have done amazing things.” 

 

Linden signed up for the U.S. Navy in 1983 after receiving some motivation from her cousin, who had been involved with the Blue Angels. As a Long Island native, she had hoped to be stationed close to home. Her “wish list” included several ports, from New England all the way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard... but instead she was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Levittown Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshop was a collaborative effort to bring the Assessments office operations from Mineola to different communities in the county. 


Sports

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.

 

In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs. 

Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.

 

Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games. 


Calendar

Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com