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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

It’s been a long time since Nicole Shaw and Chris McCabe first met—years, in fact—but after taking a chance on each other, the couple realized that they were meant to be with

McCabe recently proposing to Shaw at Old Westbury Gardens’ annual Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns after six years of dating. 

 

McCabe, now an NYPD officer, and Shaw, who works for Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults, met in middle school and developed their friendship through high school, said Shaw. 

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


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