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Dimensions Dancers Celebrate Spring

Friday, March 15

Easter Bunny Photos

Saturday, March 16

Blanket Donation

Months of March and April

Friday, March 15

Dimensions Dancers Celebrate Spring

Help celebrate the arrival of the Easter Bunny with a performance by the Dance Dimension Dancers on Friday, March 15 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the Center Court of Broadwall Mall.

Blanket Donation

The Parkway Community Church will be holding a “Blanket Drive” during the months of March and April. Gently used or new blankets will be donated to The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead, a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island. All donations can be dropped off at the Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information contact Millie at (516) 938-1233.


Saturday, March 16

Easter Bunny Photos

Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny at Broadway Mall. Available from Saturday, March 16 through Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily at the Broadway Mall rotunda, across from IKEA.


Wednesday, March 20

Mercy League Golf Registration

The Glen Cove, Hicksville, Syosset League of Mercy Medical Center Golf League registration will take place on March 20 at 10 a.m. at Cantiague Park. For information call Betty at 516-364-0548 or Pat at 516-671-9747.


Sunday, March 24

Model Mariners Boat Show

Visit the Model Mariners Boat Show on Sunday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Macy’s wing of Broadway Mall.


Saturday, April 6

Pancake Breakfast

St. Ignatius Boy Scout Troop 382 Pancake Breakfast will be held on April 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 938 S. Broadway (Rt. 107). Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause! Cost: $10 per person. Contact Cathy for tickets at 516-286-4326 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, April 7

Free Legal Assistance For Vets

On Sunday, April 7, Hofstra Law will host a free legal assistance clinic for all veterans. Free consultations with pro-bono attorneys who specialize in elder law, tax, wills, estate, family law, VA benefits, claims, disability, employment, USERRA, housing, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor matters, Medicare/Medicaid, landlord-tenant issues and more. To schedule a consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Law Student Association at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-468-3551.


Saturday, April 20

Pot Luck Supper

Catholic Daughters of the Americas #869 Pot Luck Supper will be held on April 20, at 6 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola School Cafe, 30 E Cherry St., Hicksville. Enjoy an evening of home cooking. Dinner includes main entree, coffee and dessert; BYOB. Reservations are $10 per person or a special family rate of $25 (family of four). Call Ana Marie at 516-932-5537 or Kathy at 516-707-5206. Walk-ins welcome.

News

There’s a lot you can do in 99 minutes. You could cook dinner, play a non-stop soccer game, watch a romantic comedy or hang out with Odysseus, Achilles and Hercules. If you chose the last option, Hicksville High School’s upcoming theatre production of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less  is the place for you.

The mouthful of a title says it all. The cast will take on over 80 characters as they speed through all of Greek mythology, including popular tales such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, in a little over an hour and a half.

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, or perhaps an errant interpretation of state law, more than 600 military veterans and Gold Star families in Hicksville will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Hicksville is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending the exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. On Feb. 26, with a contingency of veterans in the audience, the board voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the district, starting with the 2014-15 school year.


Sports

Vito Sciascia was recently named Hicksville Soccer Club’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Long Island Junior Soccer League 2014 Kick-off Convention.

Sciascia started coaching travel soccer in 1998 for a boys team, the Flash, who later changed their names to the Muddogs. He could always be found at various sporting fields trying to recruit new soccer players. He would make each of these boys feel important and there was always room for another player. He tried to never turn a child away and when other coaches were having trouble with a boy he would take them on his team, no one was ever too much for him. Sciascia found the good in all those boys and they in return respected him. He took them to many tournaments and solicited enough sponsorship so that it was never a financial burden on their families.

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

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. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.


Calendar

American Legion Meeting

April 21

HS Theater in the Round

April 24-26

Science Fair

April 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com