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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

A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.

A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.

State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.

For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.  

“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.

However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”


Sports

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School

Hicksville native progressing through Mets system

The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.


Calendar

Spooktacular Halloween

October 17

Fall Festival

October 18

Veterans Casework Seminar

October 21



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