Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00
Thursday, June 5
MacArthur Senior Awards
Thursday, June 5
American Legion Post #1711
Friday, June 6
On June 4, the YES Community Counseling Center at 152 Center Lane in Levittown will be showing the 2014 Prism Award winning documentary film The Anonymous People at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are suggested. For more information contact Angela Piccininni at 516-799-3203.
On June 4, the Abbey Lane Elementary School at 239 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown will hold its Spring chorus concert at 7 p.m.
On June 4, Island Trees Varsity Athletes will head to the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. for the Varsity Athletic Awards Ceremony.
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.
On June 5, MacArthur High School seniors will head to the school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for the Senior Awards Ceremony.
On June 5, Division Avenue High School will hold a dance recital at 7 p.m.
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.
The next meeting of the American Legion will be held at 8 p.m. on June 6, at Post #1711 headquarters at 3123 Jerusalem Ave. in Levittown. For more information call 516-431-4315.
On June 9, Island Trees High School students entering the National Junior Honor Society will head to the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. for the induction ceremony.
At 7 p.m. on June 9, Division Avenue High School will present some of the school’s top athletes with awards for their overall performance and achievement in a varsity sport.
At 7 p.m. on June 10, MacArthur High School will present some of the school’s top athletes with awards for their overall performance and achievement in a varsity sport.
Students attending the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center will hold a special graduation ceremony at Wisdom Lane Middle School on June 10, at 7 p.m.
The next meeting of the Levittown Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown.
Division Avenue seniors, get your corsages ready for June 11, when the high school will be throwing its senior prom. Prom starts at 7:30 p.m.
MacArthur seniors, get your tuxedos buttoned for June 12, when the high school will be throwing its senior prom. Prom starts at 6 p.m.
On June 12, Salk Middle School will hold its moving up day ceremony at 9:15 a.m., for the eighth-grade students headed to high school next year.
Division Avenue High School will showcase several different works of art, starting June 12 at 7 p.m., when it will host the Career Development Creative Arts Show.
On June 13, from 6-9 p.m., South Levittown Lanes will host the Spc. Daniel Fuentes Memerial Bowling Fundraiser at the South Levittown Lanes, at 56 Tanner Lane in Levittown. There will be candies, crafts, face painting and much more. For more information on how to participate in this three-hour long tourney call 516-731-5700.
On June 13, join author Jim Fargiano for a lecture at 8 p.m. about “You and Me and Dead People; Making Light of Death.” At this presentation Jim will give a brief overview of how he came about communicating with loved ones on the “Other Side.” All of his events are interactive which means audience members may ask questions whenever they want. In addition Jim has learned that he frequently gets sidetracked by his guides and teachers in the Light and may briefly go off topic, all of which makes for fun and spontaneous evening.
On June 14, state Sen. Kemp Hannon will be holding a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on June 14 at the American Veterans Post 88 at 692 Broadway in Massapequa. “I invite all veterans and active duty military personnel in my Senate District (plus one guest) to join me for a free dinner as a ‘Thank You’ for all you do for this great nation,” Hannon said. There will be two seatings, from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary to attend. To make reservations call 516-739-1700.
Meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the council headquarters, 3581 Jeffries Rd., Levittown, at 8 p.m. The newly renovated meeting hall is also available for party rentals. Call 516-735-1724 for rentals.
OA meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. A 12-step group for compulsive eaters. Call 516-794-1333.
Homemakers Club Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 516-579-4420.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
A clown named Renaldo performed magic tricks for an enthusiastic audience as part of the National Circus Project, which visited Levittown Public Library on Wednesday, July 16.
All 150 tickets available for the performance were sold out in this interactive magic show for children. Throughout the entire circus act, children laughed and raised their hands as high as they could to be chosen as one of Renaldo’s helpers.
Raising her hand to participate was three-year-old Kirsten Cantwell from Seaford. “She was upset that she didn’t get picked,” said her mother Melissa Cantwell.
Kirsten Cantwell goes to any activity offered at the library, and is starting to enjoy watching magic shows. According to her mother, she really enjoyed the performance.
In the circus show, National Circus Project performer, Al Calienes, acted as Renaldo the clown.
“The show has different components of acts in the circus,” explained Calienes. “We teach children circus moves.”
With the National Circus Project, children get to see magic tricks performed live. “We infuse enthusiasm by showing them, and they in turn will be able to repeat the process,” said Calienes.
Renaldo performed plate spinning, where he spun a plate on a stick and passed it along to the stick of one of his helpers from the audience, who then passed the plate down a line of three more helpers. This interactive way of teaching the children magic tricks really allows them to absorb what they are learning.
The National Circus Project travels and performs for elementary schools, as well as middle and high schools. When the National Circus Project is not going to schools, they perform at library shows, summer camps, and other types of events.
The performance entertains the adults as well as the children. “We involve everybody,” said Calienes. “Everybody’s engaged on some level or another. “
At every library performance, Calienes donates the children’s book he wrote and illustrated Renaldo Joins the Circus to the library. He feels that he owes a lot to the library system. “Anything that ever meant anything to me I learned in the library,” said Calienes.
Calienes learned how to draw from the library, which is how he became a commercial artist. One of the main characters he would always draw would be Renaldo the clown. “I wanted to make him real so I joined the circus,” he said.
Calienes has been performing with the National Circus Project for seven years and has been in the circus business going on 26 years.
The National Circus Project brings magic to children at any school, camp or library all over Long Island as well as across the country.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Last June, Nassau County passed legislation that allows for the deployment of a speed enforcement camera system in school zones for each of the 56 public school districts in the county.
The new systems will be implemented throughout the county on July 25, and will be operational on scheduled school days throughout the year.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
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.