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Vacation Bible School - August 12

Military, Veteran Job Fair - August 14

Town Summer Concert - August 14

Monday, August 12

Vacation Bible School

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 3434 Hempstead Turnpike will hold its Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock from August 12 through 16, in two sessions. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Children ages three and up are welcome. Young children must be potty trained.  For information contact the church office at 516-731-7387.  

Wednesday, August 14

Military, Veteran Job Fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled for Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Road, in Farmingdale, is committed to making this one-of–a-kind free hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers. For information contact Robert VanPelt, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-786-4605 or David Myones, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-236-0423. Visit: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for additional information, dates. 

Town Summer Concert

A great musical twinbill with The Carman Avenue Band, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and 45RPM performing at 8:30 p.m. at Speno Park in East Meadow. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.

Thursday, August 15

Elton John Tribute Concert

Yellow Brick Road plays a free Elton John tribute concert at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.

Saturday, August 17

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Blood Drive

Jessy Davidson, a student at MacArthur High School, will be holding a Sweet Sixteen blood drive on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. at Runner’s Edge, 242 Main Street, in Farmingdale. Appointments are available every 15 minutes. If you are interested contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your appointment or Go directly to this link: https://drm.nybloodcenter.org/PublicScheduler/GroupWelcome.aspx?Group=67313/.

Pet Adoption

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter will mark the 44th anniversary of Woodstock with a free adoption event named “Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival” on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter will also celebrate National Adopt a Black Cat Day on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Wednesday, August 21

Styx Tribute

Rockin’ the Paradise will perform a free Styx tribute concert at East Village Green in Levittown on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.

Substance Abuse Seminar

On Thursday, Aug. 22 the county will hold a substance abuse seminar at the Hicksville firehouse, 20 East Marie Street from 7 to 9 p.m. The sessions are free to attend. The seminar, “You’re Not Alone,” includes informal group discussions with the experts, including some one-on-one time to chat and ask private questions. County staff will also train and provide attendees over the age of 18 with nasal Narcan or Naloxone kits, which can reverse the fatal effects of a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose. The panel also includes an addict in recovery, as well as the parent of someone in recovery, to offer their perspectives. For information, or to register for the forum, call the Nassau County Police Department Office of Community Affairs at 516-573-7360 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Saturday, Aug. 31

Selichot Celebration

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh and Temple Beth Am of Merrick invite the community to screen the 1989 Woody Allen classic Crimes and Misdemeanors starring Woody Allen, Martin Landau, and Claire Bloom at Temple B’nai Torah at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, in Wantagh, to celebrate Selichot, or Days of Forgiveness on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The evening begins with Havdalah followed by the film and a discussion on how it relates to the holiday and desert.

Sunday, October 20

Levittown Idol V

The Levittown Historical Society will present Levittown Idol V, the society’s annual youth talent show for students (K-12) of the Levittown and Island Trees school districts on Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Levittown Hall. Contract the society for rules and information at 516-735-9060.

News

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.

Hempstead town officials recently announced plans to improve the roadway along Longfellow Avenue in Levittown.

“One way we invest in our communities is by improving our roadways,” said Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Upgrading our streets saves money in the long term, while making roadways safer and more aesthetically pleasing for neighbors.”

Construction is slated to begin as early as this month and is expected to be complete by October. The project will include repairs to Longfellow Avenue and Byron Place, as well as portions of Milton and Emerson avenues.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


Calendar

BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

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