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Levittown Gets Crafty At Fire Dept. Fair

Nearly 150 vendors from all across the state came to the old K-Mart on Hempstead Turnpike for the Levittown Fire Department’s annual two-day craft fair. 

 

“We have vendors here from Staten Island to all the way out from the Hamptons” said Levittown Firefighter Frank Cacioli Sr. “It has been such a success every year.” 

 

Each year, the parking lot fills up from end-to-end with kiosks, each one offering an array of knick-knacks—ranging from handmade goods—such as flattened wine bottles, stained glass, and jewelry—to seasonal plantings and garden decorations. 

 

For Henry Wahl, owner of Wine Time Creations, this year’s craft fair provided the perfect environment to sell his decorative wine and liquor bottles. 

 

“It has been a great show with very heavy traffic,” Wahl said. “It has been very productive for sales.” 

 

With less than a week before Mother’s Day, dozens of shoppers stopped to grab a last-minute gift for mom, while others just came by for a quick snack. 

 

Also attending this year’s event, “Pickle Me Pete” served up his signature concoction of flavored pickles—which range from horseradish to sweet chipotle chips, and everything in between—for hungry customers to munch on. 

 

Cacioli said that after wrapping up another successful year, the Levittown Fire Department plans to organize the fair again next year, a week before Mother’s Day. 

 

“It has been a huge success,” Cacioli said. “On Saturday we gave out $1,145 in our 50/50 raffle and everyone had a great time. We would like to thank the community for turning out and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.” 

News

Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first Long Island location in Levittown on Oct. 17. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Levittown Fire Department.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution. 

 

The Levittown School District has been vigilant with the increase of cases in general. “We are continuing to implement the precautions provided by the health department and the CDC,” said Levittown School District Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Rhatigan. “We are also reminding students and staff to be mindful of the importance of proper hygiene including frequent hand washing.”


Sports

 

Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship. 

The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.



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