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PAL Spring Program Registration

The Levittown PAL registration for seasonal programs will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All participants must register at the Levittown PAL office at 3000 Hempstead Tpke., Suite 203 in Levittown. 

Program offerings: 

Archery – grades 3-12, coed. Learn fundamentals of archery from trained safety course instructors. Equipment will be provided. Trophies and shirts included. Starting in late March or early April. Program approximately eight weeks. Fee $100. 

Tennis – ages 4-17, coed. Fees: ages 4-8 $150, ages 9-17 $180.

Track – grades K-10, coed. Begins end of March, practice generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at Division Avenue High School. Beginning April, friendly competition with other NCPAL units on Saturday mornings. Events include dashes, runs, relays and field events. Season runs through June. Shirt and shorts included. Fee $50. 

Horseback Riding – grades 1 and up. Fundamentals of riding, tacking and horsemanship. The program will consist of six, half-hour, once weekly sessions to be available both on selected weekday afternoons and weekends. Four registrants per class. Program begins in March. Fee $190.

Any and all questions about PAL programs should be directed to the PAL office at (516) 579-7999 on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or via email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit www.levittownpal.org for additional information about all programs. Also visit the countywide website at NCPAL.org for program information. For information about the special needs programs call (516) 809-7617. 


News

Nassau County drivers are up in arms due to the recent implementation of school zone speed cameras, which have issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents beef with the county’s speed cameras stems from the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

 

Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron said that while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours are still considered a violation period. 

One local mom was concerned about her shy daughter’s first acting class at the newly opened Neighborhood Entertainment Arts and Theatre (NEAT) at 166 Center Lane in Levittown; but after her daughter’s lesson with Theatre Director Watson Miller, she was surprised to hear her daughter broke out of her shell, singing not one, but two songs for the class. 

 

“My husband has a very special gift with kids,” Koula Miller said. “He brings out the best in them.” 


Sports

Golfer Annie Park, 19, of Levittown came close at the U.S. Women’s Amateur tourney, but missed the cut, finishing at 149, 9 strokes over par and just one stroke away from the match-play cut-off. 

 

“I couldn’t make any putts, so then I had more pressure into my shots to get it closer,” Park said, “but obviously that’s not going to work.”

It might not be what you think of as a traditional sport, but at Eisenhower Park people are doing flips in the air and dangling from harnesses, training at I.FLY, a recreational flying trapeze and circus arts program.

 

Anna Marie Cagnazzi is a fairly new convert. “I love the freedom that I feel and the sense of accomplishment that I get,” Cagnazzi said. “Everyone always cheers, and I feel so good about myself. You don’t get to feel that in your everyday life.”

 

Over a year ago the 30-year-old Bethpage resident had no idea that a regular person could trapeze recreationally. Then a co-worker suggested they try a I.FLY class together. 


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