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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

Old classmates reignited friendships and shared memories of their teenage years as the Hicksville High School Class of 1964 came together recently to celebrate their 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn in Plainview.

Among the attendees was Bob Cheeseman who met his wife, Lorraine (Kirwan) in middle school. They were serious throughout high school and married soon after. Bob said, “I enlisted in high school and went into the Air Force. I did 30 years active Air Force and another 15 after that. I retired in 2010 as a Brigadier General. After I retired, my wife received a certificate from the Governor of Texas and was designated a Yellow Rose of Texas.”

The Common Core results are in and overall the district performed reasonably well according to Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Marianne Litzman at Sept. 17's school board meeting.

“The students in grades 3-8 performed wonderfully in some areas but there were also some challenges,” said Litzman. “Overall as a district we performed above average for the County and State levels.”


Sports

It seemed to happen in an instant.

Hicksville forward Michael Osmundsen was touching the ball past Kellenburg goalkeeper Jack Abuin to slot the ball into an empty net to score the lone goal in the non-league 1-0 victory over the Firebirds.

It’s nothing short of what Comets boys soccer head coach Scott Starkey would expect. He described his forward as “very explosive, fast and he’s not just fast — he’s tenacious.”

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

 

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you! 


Calendar

Community Council Meeting

October 2

Indoor Garage Sale

October 5

Movie: God’s Not Dead

October 5



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