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Catholic Daughters of America Craft Fair

November 30

Wreath Sale

December 1, 8

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Fundraiser

December 7, 8


November 28

Happy Thanksgiving!


November 30

Catholic Daughters of America Craft Fair

The Catholic Daughters Of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish at East Nicholai Street in Hicksville is hosting its annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start your holiday shopping as over 50 vendors will be selling holiday crafts, home goods, jewelry and custom made craft items. There will also be a bake sale, 50/50 and basket raffles. Proceeds go toward Catholic Daughters charitable works. Handicapped Accessible. Free admission. For more information or to inquire about vendor opportunities, call 516-492-5070.


December 1, 8

Wreath Sale

Boy Scout Troop 291 will be having a Christmas Wreath Sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 40 West Nicholai Street in Hicksville. They will also be selling wreaths, grave blankets and center pieces.


December 7, 8

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Fundraiser

Zoo Health Club at 382 W. Old Country Road will be hosting a fundraising event for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. There will be raffles, live music, a lemonade stand, and 30 minute fitness classes (including Zumba, kickboxing, ab blast, yoga and more) throughout the event. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


December 31

New Year’s Eve Party

Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY 11801 is having a New Year’s Eve Party. At 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a DJ, open bar, chicken cordon blue,vegetables, Potatoes, coffee and cake. Bring you own snacks and noisemakers. Casual attire.  $35 per person, $70 per couple. Checks payable to: Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus. Reservations required, no money will be accepted at the door. Please send checks by Dec. 17. Contact Brian at 516-457-6190 for more information.

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

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



Columns

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

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