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MacArthur Art Show - May 28

St. Luke's - May 29

Quantam Magik - May 30

 

Wednesday, May 28

MacArthur Art Show

On May 28, MacArthur High School will hold its annual student art show, from 5-7 p.m. at the high school.

Thursday, May 29

Summit Lane Spring Concert

On May 29, students at Summit Lane Elementary School will take the stage at 7 p.m. for their annual Spring Concert.  

Friday, May 30 

St. Lukes Capital Fund Campaign

On May 30, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will be having a down home country barbecue at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and lawn. It will include music, dancing, games, a bonfire, and activities for kids and families. There is no charge for the event, however it is asked that you bring a snack, dessert or salad to share. 

Friday, May 30

Quantum Magick

On May 30, stop by Levittown Hall at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, at 8 p.m. when the Eyes of Learning—a non-profit metaphysical learning and teaching group—will have guest speaker Bill Truglio aka Llium S. Hernson, professional psychic and tarot/rune reader to discuss the crossroads where science and mysticism meet. Admission is $15 for non-members and no preregistration is required. 

Saturday, May 31

De-Flagging Graves

The American Legion Post 1711 of Levittown is requesting assistance from the public on May 31, with removing flags at the Long Island National Cemetery at 2040 Wellwood Ave.in Farmingdale. Gates open at 7 a.m. 

 

13th Men Who Cook Fundraiser

On May 31, the Kiwanis club of Wantagh will be holding its annual men who cook fundraiser dinner at 7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, at 2900 Jerusalem Ave. This year’s dinner will be accompanied by Vegas-style gaming, complete with craps, blackjack, roulette and poker. Cost is $30 per person to attend. 

Monday, June 2

Beautiful Dahlias For Sale

The Mid-Island Dahlia Society will be selling exhibition quality dahlia tubers, cuttings, and plants taken from the same stock as the dahlias you’ve seen at the planting fields dahlia garden and dahlia show. our prices are reasonable. growing instructions are included. Winthrop Hall Church Of The Advent, 555 Advent St., Westbury. Visit midislanddahlia.com  for details or call 516-650-0595 if you have questions.

Tuesday, June 3

Biannual Blood Drive

On June 3, the American Legion Post #1711 and Lions Club of Levittown will partner up to host the bi-annual blood drive from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Post headquaters at 3124 North Jerusalem Rd. in Levittown. To schedule an appointment call 516-242-2273. Appointments are not mandatory, all walk-ins over 17 are welcome. 

 

Division Senior Awards Ceremony

On June 3, Division Avenue High School seniors will head to the school auditorium at 7 p.m. for the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Abbey Lane Chorus Concert

On June 3, the Abbey Lane Elementary School at 239 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown will hold its Spring Orchestra/Band concert at 7 p.m.  

 

Lee Road Spring Concert

On June 3, students from the Lee Road Elementary School will hold their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Jonas E. Salk Middle School at 3359 Old Jerusalem Rd. in Levittown. 

Wednesday, June 4

Abbey Lane Chorus Concert

On June 4, the Abbey Lane Elementary School at 239 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown will hold its Spring chorus concert at 7 p.m.  

Island Trees Varsity Athletic Awards

On June 4, Island Trees Varsity Athletes will head to the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. for the Varsity Athletic Awards Ceremony.

Thursday, June 5

Comedy Benefit

On June 5, Skaggs-Walsh Heating Services will host a special comedy night, from 8-9:30 p.m., at the Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person with the proceeds going to benefit the ELIJA school in Levittown.  

MacArthur Senior Awards Ceremony

On June 5, MacArthur High School seniors will head to the school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Dance Recital On June 5

Division Avenue High School will hold a dance recital at 7 p.m. 

Island Trees Middle School Concert

On June 5, students in grades 5-6 will head to the Island Trees High School auditorium at 7 p.m. for the Grade 5/6 Spring concert. 

Saturday, June 7 

MacEttes Kickline Clinic

On June 7, kids in grades 1-5
are invited to join the MacArthur High School MacEttes Kickline, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., for this two-hour instructional dance clinic where they will learn pom technique, kicks, dances, jumps and turns. Cost is $25 to participate and comes with snacks. 

It is recommended that participants wear sneakers, shorts and a lightweight shirt. For more information contact coach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


News

U.S. Naval Veteran Wendy Linden

U.S. Navy Veteran Wendy Linden is incredibly modest when talking about her three years in the service. 

 

“I did nothing heroic,” says the Levittown resident, “but these men around me, they have done amazing things.” 

 

Linden signed up for the U.S. Navy in 1983 after receiving some motivation from her cousin, who had been involved with the Blue Angels. As a Long Island native, she had hoped to be stationed close to home. Her “wish list” included several ports, from New England all the way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard... but instead she was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Levittown Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshop was a collaborative effort to bring the Assessments office operations from Mineola to different communities in the county. 


Sports

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.

 

In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs. 

Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.

 

Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games. 


Calendar

Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com