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Craft Bazaar

Thursday, October 10

Open House

Friday, October 11

Joe Masi Volleyball Fundraiser

Friday, October 11


Thursday, October 10

Craft Bazaar

The Levittown Senior Center will hold its craft bazaar on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Friday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 555 North Newbridge Road in Levittown. Includes jewelry, crafts, Sorry table, home baked goods, grandma table, knitted goods, raffles and prizes. All are welcome, free admission. Call 516-433-5454 for information.


Friday, October 11

Open House

Fire Prevention Open House with the Levittown Fire Department will be held on Oct. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gardiner’s Avenue.

Joe Masi Volleyball Fundraiser

The Island Trees High School will hold the Joe Masi Volleyball Fundraiser on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at 59 Straight Lane. Call 516-520-2136 for information.


Saturday, October 12

Marching Band Competition

The Division Avenue High School Marching Band will compete at Walt Whitman High School on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at


Sunday, October 13

Marching Band Home Show

The Division Avenue High School Marching Band Home Show will be held on Oct. 13 at noon at


Tuesday, October 15

Marching Band Festival

Levittown high schools will compete in the annual Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.


Wednesday, October 16

Halloween Party

Annual Haunted Halloween party on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Tackapausha Museum. Enjoy animal presentations, crafts, games. Costumes are encouraged. Call 516-571-7443 for information.

Tax Assessment Workshop

Senator Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano are bringing the Department of Assessment office operations to the Levittown Public Library on Oct. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. If you have any specific questions the program, call 516-739-1700 or the Nassau County Department of Assessment at 516-571-1500.


Thursday, October 17

Marching Band Festival

The Island Trees High School will compete in the annual Marching Band Festival at Hofstra University on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.


Saturday, October 19

Gift Basket Bingo

The Levittown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host Gift Basket Bingo on Oct. 19 at Levittown Hall on Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. Proceeds benefit the Levittown Fire Department. Admission is $8 per person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Call Susan for information at 516-520-0389.


Sunday, October 20

Levittown Idol V

The Levittown Historical Society hosts its annual youth talent contest for children of the Levittown and Island Trees school districts. Oct. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Levittown Hall, Levittown Parkway in Hicksville.


Monday, October 21

Levittown’s Oldest Landmark

The Levittown Historical Society looks at the history of the historic 1856 St. John’s of Jerusalem Church on Wantagh Avenue. Oct. 21, at 7:30pm Levittown Public Library.


Tuesday, October 22

History of Wantagh Fire Department

In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, the Wantagh Preservation Society will present the lecture “History of the Wantagh Fire Department” with guest members of the department on Oct. 22 at 7:30p p.m., at the Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue. All are welcome to attend this free event. Refreshments will be served. Call 516-221-1200 for information.


Thursday, October 24

Parent University

Island Trees will hold Parent University on Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Island Trees High School, 59 Straight Lane in Levittown. Call 516 520-2136 for information.


Saturday, October 26

Homecoming

MacArthur High School will hold its Homecoming celebration on Oct. 26. The parade begins at noon. The football game begins at 2 p.m. at 3369 Old Jerusalem Road. Call 516-520-8450 for information.


Sunday, October 27

Walk and Fair

L.E.A.D.D. Walk and Fair will be held on Oct. 27.  Walk starts at 10 a.m. and the Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Wednesday, October 30

Island Trees Town Hall

The Island Trees Town Hall meeting will be held on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Karopczyc Administration building at 74 Farmedge Road in Levittown. Call 516-520-2100 for information.


Saturday, November 3

Veterans’ Parade

On Nov. 3 Nassau County will honor Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Levittown with a county-wide parade, hosted by the American Legion Post 1711.


Monday, November 11

Veterans’ Day Ceremony

The Levittown community will gather at Veterans’ Memorial Park, in front of Levittown Public Library on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to honor all veterans.


Wednesday, November 13

How to Pay Wholesale For College, Presented by Andy Lockwood

Andy Lockwood will present “ How to Pay Wholesale For College” on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Levittown Public Library. Visit www.andylockwood.com or call 516-882-5464 for information.


Monday, November 18

Show and Tell

The Society invites members and the public to bring in a family heirloom or conversation piece of historic significance to share with the audience. Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Public Library. For information and directions contact the Society at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-735-9060. Established in 1988, the Levittown Historical Society is a nonprofit educational institution of volunteers dedicated to preserving the legacy of William J. Levitt, the world-famous suburban town he and his family built for homecoming GIs, and the rural communities that preceded it. To that end, the society maintains an open-to-the-public museum at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, hosts educational forums, and participates in community events.

News

 

While Island Trees School District officials plan to reexamine a proposal to develop senior housing on 11.3 acres of property currently used to house the Stephen E. Karopczyc and Geneva N. Gallow schools, district officials have so far been unwilling to identify the developer. 

 

The plan to sell the Farmedge property was first conceived in 2010, when BOCES dropped its lease on the Gallow school. The school district issued a request for proposals. After reviewing its options, the Island Trees Board of Education selected and presented to the

public a proposal to develop 160 to 247 housing units for seniors over 55.After public outcry against the project, the district said it would go back to the drawing board, re-opening discussions and engaging a wide range of stakeholders. However, despite requests from the public and the press, the district has steadfastly declined to identify the developer of the initial proposal—which may yet end up being the winning bid. 

 

After announcing his resignation from the Levittown School District last January, Superintendent Dr. James Grossane has accepted a new job as Superintendent of the Smithtown Central School District. 

 

“I look forward to the new challenges awaiting me in the Smithtown Central School District,” Grossane said. “I wish the Levittown Public Schools and its students, parents and staff all the best as they continue to move forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”


Sports

The Farmingdale State College baseball team earned an 8-2 victory over the College of Staten Island in a recent non-conference home game.

 

In the bottom of the second, left fielder Richard Sullivan of Farmingdale broke broke the scoreless tie on a two out RBI single. Senior third baseman Sal Sanquini of Levittown would go on to hit an RBI single through the left side to increase the lead 2-0. Sanquini was 2-for-4 at the plate with a game-high of 3 RBIs.

The Island Trees varsity softball team had an amazing 8-3 win in extra innings on April 2nd against a previously unbeaten Clarke team to improve their league record to 2-0.  Ashley Melendez opened up the scoring with a solo homerun to lead off the 4th inning. 

 

Although the team relinquished the lead in the 4th and 5thinnings, they did not let the negative turn of events get the best of them.   Down one with three outs left, Sam Scharff led off the top of the 7th with an amazing bunt for a hit.  Christie Ciaramitaro and Kelly Cembrale both reached on errors to keep the inning and team’s hopes alive.  Morgan Petry roped an RBI single up the middle to score courtesy runner, Kim Ahrens with the tying run.   


Calendar

Bellmore FD Fundraiser - April 25

Earth Day Cleanup - April 26

Bowling For Scholars - April 26


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