Written by John Bosco and Charlie Acerra Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00The Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its 8th tournament on Aug. 8, with 26 golfers . Seven golfers scored under 40, including a brilliant 33 by Charles Hong. Low overall score was won by Jim Fitzpatrick with a 35, his best score of the year.
Please note: There will be no early outs from this point on. Club golfers who do not wait for the 7:30 a.m. start will lose rights to winning any prize money or points. Golfers who must be the first out at 7:30 a.m. will be accommodated. A new rule will also be imposed that you must play your round with club members only or default your score.
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Low Actual Score—Jim Fitzpatrick (35)
Low Overall Net—Bob Kann (26) won by tie-breaker
Low Flight A—Geoff Tripp (26)
2nd Low Flight A—Bob Evans (27)
Longest Drive—Dave Malle
Closest to the Pin—Bob Evans
Low Flight B—John Dillavore (28)
2nd Low Flight (B)—John Valsecchi (27)
Leaders in points scored for Club Champion are Charlie Hong (23) John Bosco (17) Bob Kann (17) four tied with 15 - Evans, Malle, Macaluso, Pekarek - 3 tied with 14. Prizes for winning overall club Champ will be 1st $50; 2nd $40; 3rd $30; 4th $20.
The next tournament will be on Thursday, Aug. 22. Sign-in will be promptly at 7:30 a.m. Rain date is Friday, Aug. 23, same time. Match play began on July 11. Prizes for match play are 1st $80; 2nd $40; 3rd $20. Third will be determined by playoff of third and fourth place finishers. 4th place finisher gets a hand shake from the secretary and treasurer, and a doughnut.
Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. If you are interested in joining the league for next year, call John Bosco at 516-512-0050 for information. League includes an optional match play competition beginning in July and includes recognition of a yearly overall club champion by awarding points throughout the year. There are numerous opportunities for cash prizes for individual achievement utilizing your handicap in every tournament. In the event of inclement weather, call 516-512-0050.
(Score-Handicap-Net Score-New Handicap-Points)
Charlie Acerra 42-11-31-11-14
John Agnoli DNP - 25 -5
John Bosco 44 -13-31- 13-17
Jim Caffrey DNP-13-6
Bruce Danen 41-7-34-7-5
Jim Daugherty DNP -10- 6
John Dilavore 5-17-28-17-9
Bob Evans 36-9-27-7-15
Jim Fitzpatrick 35-10-25-9-7
Warren Gallagher DNP -19-1
Mike Galgano DNP -24-3
Pete Guerra 44-9-35-9-12
Mike Guerriero 41-12-29-12-9
George Hatalsky DNP - 17-4
Charles Hong 33-4-29-4-23
Ken Hymes DNP - 9-6
Joe Iavaroni DNP-22-13
Bob Kann 43-17-26-15-17
Pete Kerr 47-14-33-15-6
Sevald Knudsen DNP -11-3
Pat Lehane DNP - 10-5
Walter Ludewig DNP- 58-22-36-23-9
Tony Macaluso 57-22-35-22-15
Dave Malle 38-6-32-7-15
Andrew Malone DNP -14-5
Ted Marukawa 43-11-32=11-12
Augie Moschitto DNP -14-1
Jim Murphy DNP-16-7
Jim O’Brien 39-10-29-10-9
Tom Parker DNP -14-6
Rudy Pekarek 39-10-29-9-15
Walter Pietsch 43-11-32-11-10
Al Poggioli 47-15-32-17-8
Bob Powers DNP- 14-10
Jack Prunty DNP-17-6
Bob Ross DNP-9-6
George Rottkamp 56-21-35-23-7
Frank Russo DNP - 21-0
Joe Sander DNP - 21-12
Kent Schreiber 49-16-33-19-9
Jerry Skaee 42-11-31-11-10
Don Sterling 42-12-30-11-14
Geoff Tripp 37-11-26-10-14
John Valsecchi 48-21-27-20-4
Dom Vissicchio 48-15-33-15-11
Match Play continues. The handicap you had at beginning of match play remains static for the tournament. The changes in your handicap for purposes of regular prizes may change from week to week. Golfers advancing: Rudi Pekarek vs. Geoff Tripp; Mike Guerriero vs. James O’Brien. The winner of this match will play Walter Pietsch.
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.