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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

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

Thirteen years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of residents flocked to Town Park Point Lookout, to witness a compelling new memorial tribute honoring all those who lost their lives that day.

 

At the center of the ceremony were two 18-foot-tall, sand-crafted tribute towers set against a 35-foot-long “Wall of Heroes” mural, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, and a reflecting pool at the base of the memorial display. 


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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