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Levittown Outfielder Makes Skyline Conference Honor Roll

Jennifer Jean, a Levittown native and SUNY College at Old Westbury senior outfielder, was tabbed to the Skyline Conference Softball Weekly Honor Roll. This is Jean’s sixth conference weekly honor. 

 

Jean opened the season with a .583 batting average (7-12) in five games last week for the Panthers. Jean totaled six runs scored, five RBIs, five walks and three stolen bases on the week.  

 

Jean hit 2-for-2 (2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB) with an RBI triple and then scored the eventual game-winning run in the fifth inning of game two’s 4-2 win over Purchase on March 22.  In game one, Jean went 2-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored, one RBI, one stolen base and drew a pair of walks.  In the season opener against Hunter on March 21, Jean produced a 2-for-4 (RBI, R, BB, SB) game.  

 

Jean currently leads the team outright in batting average, slugging percentage (.750), on base percentage (.667) and walks (5) while she is tied for the lead in triples (1) and stolen bases (3).  Jean is second on the team in RBIs (5), runs (6), hits (7) and total bases (9).  Jean also leads the conference in batting average and on base percentage and ranks fifth in slugging percentage. 

 

— Submitted by the Old Westbury Panthers Athletics Department


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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.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


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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