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Obituary: Ellis, James Edward

Ellis, James Edward of Levittown went home to his eternal kingdom on March 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Ellen “Mel” for 32 years. Loving father of Taylor Evan and Donald E. II. Adored son of Donald E. and Jean. Dear brother of John S. (Beatrice M.). Loving uncle of Adriana G. Graduated Ithaca College 1979 and worked as a sports producer for NBC Sports for 35 years, having been awarded eight Emmys for his work on the Olympic games. Friends may call Friday, March 21, 2014 between 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel, 2786 Hempstead Tpke. (2 blks. east of Wantagh Pkwy.) Funeral service Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville. Burial at PlainLawn Cemetery, Old Country, Hicksville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lustgarten Foundation, 111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 or Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville, NY 11801 in his memory would be appreciated. 


News

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.”

Audrey Zhang, a sixth grader at Island Trees Memorial Middle School, took home first place in the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) on Sept. 17. Zhang was honored at the Cradle of Aviation Museum for her work and was presented with a $500 check and an iPad Mini. Many dignitaries were on hand, including State Education Department Regent Roger Tilles.


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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