I guess you could say that I'm passionate about Levittown and very excited to be writing for Patch.com. Community news has long been a love of mine since the days I covered Levittown, Island Trees, Seaford, Wantagh and Plainedge for a community paper that put out 90 local editions weekly. Long Island has such bustling communities, with so much going on every day that it was never hard to fill those pages as I know it won't be hard to fill Levittown Patch pages. After graduating from Levittown Memorial High School, I went to work for a local insurance broker; got married; worked for a few more years before having our first child and then became a stay-at-home Mom. I started attending classes at Nassau Community College on weekends earning a degree in fine arts. When my two sons were teens, I returned to my former insurance career for a few years and then returned to college full time taking classes at SUNY at Old Westbury and earning a degree in American Studies with a concentration in journalism. My eldest son and I graduated on the same day; he from Chaminade High School, me from Old Westbury. I landed a job at Chanry Communications as a reporter and began what became my career for the next ten years.
Meanwhile, I was pursuing a Master Degree in Communications at New York Institute of Technology and filling spare time with community based volunteer work.
In 1994, I started LuCas Communications, which has been my employment since. My sons are married; one lives locally and his children attend Levittown schools and participate in Levittown events and on local sports teams; the other migrated with his family to North Carolina, where they are actively involved in their community. Each has cherished memories of growing up in Levittown and are still dear friends with the kids they grew up with.
My husband and I live happily in the same Levitt cape cod home we purchased just before we married. It was only four rooms then with an unfinished attic. Today, it's eight expanded rooms with room to sleep all of the grandkids and their parents, too.
Our life in Levittown has been happy and fulfilled. We serve our community, our church and our neighbors. We love to travel and have seen most of the U. S. including Alaska and Hawaii and many parts of Europe, but we always love coming home to Levittown -- it's our hometown.