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PAL Spring Program Registration

The Levittown PAL registration for seasonal programs will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All participants must register at the Levittown PAL office at 3000 Hempstead Tpke., Suite 203 in Levittown. 

Program offerings: 

Archery – grades 3-12, coed. Learn fundamentals of archery from trained safety course instructors. Equipment will be provided. Trophies and shirts included. Starting in late March or early April. Program approximately eight weeks. Fee $100. 

Tennis – ages 4-17, coed. Fees: ages 4-8 $150, ages 9-17 $180.

Track – grades K-10, coed. Begins end of March, practice generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at Division Avenue High School. Beginning April, friendly competition with other NCPAL units on Saturday mornings. Events include dashes, runs, relays and field events. Season runs through June. Shirt and shorts included. Fee $50. 

Horseback Riding – grades 1 and up. Fundamentals of riding, tacking and horsemanship. The program will consist of six, half-hour, once weekly sessions to be available both on selected weekday afternoons and weekends. Four registrants per class. Program begins in March. Fee $190.

Any and all questions about PAL programs should be directed to the PAL office at (516) 579-7999 on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or via email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit www.levittownpal.org for additional information about all programs. Also visit the countywide website at NCPAL.org for program information. For information about the special needs programs call (516) 809-7617. 


News

In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.

In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.

“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”

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.


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).


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