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Earth Day Cleanup

Volunteers at the 7th Annual Earth Day cleanup sponsored by the Levittown Community Council in partnership with the Town of Hempstead collected 800 pounds of garbage from public areas around the Levittown, Island Trees and Wantagh communities. 

 

More than 50 volunteers, including adults, Key Clubbers and students and confirmands working on community service credits, showed up on a somewhat cold and windy day to lend support to the cleanup effort. Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray along with Levittown Community Council directors and members Pat and Don Patane, Mauro and Louise Cassano, Tom Kohlman, Mary Kay Ross, Steve Dalton and Ginny Isola greeted the volunteers and assigned them to areas in and around the community. 

 

Volunteers included Amna Ahmed, Stephani Barreto,Emily Barcia, Anji Bolaji, Ellen Carracino, Nicolina, Macedonio and Chris Cicola, Elena Cuascut, Raquel DeLeon, Samantha DeRienzo, Shari, Gabi, Amna and Sheila Freeda, Nick and Connie Irish, Christopher and Ginny Isola,  Jonny  and Jesse Koenig, Samantha and Shawn Kucmierowski, Andrew Lennon, Christian Magorrian, Laura Maher, Angela Mathew, James Moran, Carol Olivia, Gloria Perez, Joanna Perlman, Janette Ramos, Alicia and Marion Renda, Trevor Ross, Krish and Kim Ryu, Matt and Patty Sepulveda, Arnav Sharma, Joseph Shatarah, Emily Stones, Kayla Strong, Milissa Williams, Tony Woo, and Helen Zheng.

 

Council President Bob Koenig thanked all of the volunteers as they returned to the starting location at the OfficeMax parking lot with the debris they collected and to return rakes, grabbers, and vests on loan from the Levittown School District and the Town of Hempstead.


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