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Lady Dragons Dig Pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Division Avenue High School Volleyball Program held a “Dig Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser.” The girls set their sights high with a goal to raise $1,000. With hard work and dedication, the girls reached their goal.

Prior to the games, the Lady Dragons volleyball teams sold baked goods and Hope wristbands. Due to their desire to find a cure for this disease, the girls were motivated to reach their goal and get everyone they knew involved.

The program was successful in reaching their goal, as well as winning their games. The junior varsity team started off the day by winning in a four-set match over Valley Stream South. The girls played great. With the crowd behind them, they dug deep and pulled out a win.

After the junior varsity players set the stage, every member of the home and visiting team was announced, as well as having a moment of silence and dedication for those who have lost the battle, for those who are fighting and for those who have triumphed.

Following the dedication, one of the members of the varsity team, Patricia Mollo, sang the national anthem. The girls were excited to play in front of a large crowd and to have all of those who supported them watching.

The Lady Dragons resulted in success and they swept the Lady Falcons of Valley Stream South in a 3-0 victory, which increased Divisions record of 7-1.

Julie Weilder scored nine kills and served three aces to assist the Lady Dragons to victory. Brianna Demilla and Alexis Alvino had 19 assists combined to set their team up for success over Valley Stream South. Mallory Kundert served six aces in a row to end the third set and push the game to 25-11.

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’
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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com