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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

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. 

As the high school seniors depart on their own adventures, so too, do students finishing fifth and eighth grades, look to the road ahead. 

 

Last June, students in the Levittown Public School District’s six elementary and two middle schools celebrated a new chapter in their academic careers with a host of celebratory speeches and awards from exemplary students in the district. In celebration of Moving Up Day, the Levittown Tribune takes a look at some of the academic accomplishments from students “moving up” out of elementary and middle school. 

 

For more on Levittown’s Moving Up Day ceremonies, see page 28A.


Sports

Runners and walkers from Levittown and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9th Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.

 

The Run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The leading Nassau County law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as the presenting sponsor. 

Four MacArthur High School senior varsity lacrosse players have recently signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing their sport on the collegiate level. Parents and faculty accompanied Mary Kate Butler, Alex Goodelman, Kelly McQuail and Samantha Santeramo as they signed an agreement to play lacrosse at Farmingdale State College, Hartwick College, Dowling College and Bryant University, respectively.

 

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


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