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Nothing Beats A Lazy Summer Day

Something about the warmth and sunshine of summer makes it the perfect season for lounging around. 

 

On July 26, the Levittown Community Council hosted its 17th annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green Park for families to take advantage of this season of relaxation and laidback fun free of charge.  

 

The DJ played Latin songs as children shook neon colored macarenas and followed the dance moves of a Zumba instructor. Other children enjoyed pony rides, shooting hoops, playing Can Jam and

Tug-of-War, petting farm animals, jumping in a bouncy castle, and fishing for plastic fish in a kiddie pool. 

 

Two-year-old Milania Depasquale of Levittown wore a silver party hat larger than her head as she danced along to the music played at the event.

 

“She loves music,” said her grandfather Rick Seymour. “What kid doesn’t?”

 

Kelly Conklin of Levittown agreed as she watched her son join other children in dancing and singing to “Gangham Style” onstage.

 

“I love this,” Conklin said. “Today is his birthday and he’s having so much fun.”

 

Children scrambled around the park with balloon hats, painted faces and their mouths stained from Italian Ices from Uncle Luie G’s. They blew bubbles and enjoyed refreshing watermelon from one of the stands. 

 

Parents also joined in on the fun as they lifted up a colorful parachute for the children to run under and participated in 50/50 raffles.  

 

A pirate reenactment group called Ye Pyrate Brotherhood entertained guests as they ran amok wearing their 17th century historical pirate garb. 

 

“This is a really nice family fun event,” said Levittown resident Frances Avnet of Ye Pyrate Brotherhood. “It gets the community together,” she said. “We got perfect weather. It’s free and people can come and go as they please. It is really just a good day for everyone.”

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.



Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - October 22

League Of Women Voters Talk - October 23

Lecture - October 24


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