Due to the daunting fiscal situation faced by our nation, many Americans are looking to new and creative ways to generate income.
On Saturday, April 23, Levittown hosted “Welcome to a Future Suburbia: Open House 2011.”
Inspired by the service-oriented mentality of New York, the movement is one in which suburban homeowners supplement their income and develop a new vocation by offering homemade services and facilities to the public.
“Boots on the Ground.” That’s what stood out when anyone read Paul Wigdzinski’s email announcing he was coming home on break. For most alumni it would be an odd way to say you are on break from college and coming home to visit. However, Wigdzinski is not your ordinary alumni.
As a captain and All County member of the Island Trees Lacrosse team, Wigdzinski had many choices where to continue his lacrosse career. He decided to accept an invitation to play at the United States Military Academy at West Point. After playing lacrosse for five years and spending countless hours in class and training over the summers, 1st Lt Paul Wigdzinski graduated from West Point in 2008.
The 40’x 60’ Patriot Flag, the dream of San Diego firefighter Mitch Mendler to promote his “World Memorial” proudly flew this past Saturday, April 2 opposite Wantagh Fire Department Station 1 on Park Avenue.
The flag visited the area thanks to the efforts of Wantagh Commissioner Craig Craft who had met Mendler previously and felt that it would be appropriate to honor the five New York firefighters (Levittown Chief of Department Ron Kerwin, Merrick Ex-Chief Ronnie Gies, Bellmore Lieutenant Kevin Prior, Bellmore Firefighter Adam Rand, and Wantagh Firefighter Lee Fehling,) who perished on September 11.
On Saturday, April 23, busloads of visitors are expected to descend upon Levittown for the unveiling of nine style renovations of local homes.
“Open House by Droog” led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a movement to encourage suburban homeowners to transform a portion of their homes to reflect their career or a service that could be offered to the community. The art installation will essentially teach homeowners how to extend their own services to supplement their income and develop a new vocation by offering services at home to the public.
The Levittown Board of Education originally planned to adopt the 2011-12 school district budget on Wednesday, April 6, but instead used the date as a planning session to review further additional expenditure reductions.
After several months of heavy deliberations, the board is now prepared to adopt the finalized version of the budget on Wednesday, April 13 or the following week. Since the event was a planning session and not a hearing, no portion of the meeting was set aside for public comments.
The board was projecting $4.3 million in expenditure reductions as recently as March 18, but found that an additional $8.5 million could be saved. A total of $12.8 million in cuts are expected to be phased in over the next five years, which prevents what would have been double-digit tax increases.
Legislator Dennis Dunne Sr. honored Ann Torcivia for Women’s History Month as one of the county’s Trailblazers of the new millennium 13th Annual Award Ceremony in Mineola. Pictured: Trailblazer Ann Torcivia with Legislator Dennis Dunne Sr., Director of Veterans Affairs Michael Kilbride, and Toys for Tots Chairman Chuck Kilbride.
On Jan. 19, 2008, 16-year-old Brian Assa died in a car accident on Woodbury Road in Plainview. After his son’s death, Jerry Assa started the Think First Foundation, Inc. to talk to teens about taking their safety seriously, not only for their own sake, but for all those who care about them as well. However, Assa is hopeful that pending legislation may see to it that fewer teens share his son’s fate; so much so, that he said that he ended all of his talks on a recent trip to Washington D.C. with the same comment: “If this had been passed three years ago, I wouldn’t need to have the Think First Foundation today, because my son would still be alive.”
On Wednesday, March 23, members of the Levittown Board of Education held a budget planning session at the Memorial Education Center to review the current status of the proposed expenditure reduction plan.
The Board of Education originally planned to adopt the budget on Wednesday, March 23, but that has now been pushed back to Wednesday, April 6.
More than 40 friends, family and community members turned out in support of the fundraising efforts of Levittown’s Joey Foundation last week at Industry Nightclub.
The Foundation held a very special event called “Rock the Rainforest,” hoping to raise the final costs of a ProBotic America “Joey on a Schwinn” robotic bicycle to be donated to the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center (KPTC) at North Shore Hospital.
“The Joey Foundation has become a great friend to the KPTC Foundation. Its support of our Service Leadership Committee has enhanced the Key Clubbers and Circle K’ers Safe Kids workshops,” said Director and Service Leadership Liaison of KPTC Foundation Board Rich Santer. “The tele-tutor that was purchased by the Joey Foundation has already been incorporated into the curriculum and the Committee is looking forward to being trained to use the traffic signs and the robotic bicycle in their Safe Kids workshops.”
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