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Brownfield Project Forum

December 5

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

December 7, 8

Wreath Sale

December 8


December 5

Brownfield Project Forum

The Town of Oyster Bay will be having a public forum to discuss a state-funded brownfield study. Community members will have the opportunity to review and provide input on the study, which describes the existing conditions of the area and possible revitailization options. The forum will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, at 40 W. Nicholai St. For more information about the project, visit http://sustainableli.org/what-we-do/brownfields/hicksville-boa/


December 7, 8

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

Zoo Health Club, located at 382 W. Old Country Road, will be holding a fundraising event for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which helps in the fight against kid’s cancer. There will be raffles, live music, a lemonade stand and 30 minute fitness classes including zumba, kickboxing, bootcamp, ab blast, sculpt and burn, and yoga. $15 gets you classes for the whole day. 100 percent of proceeds go to the foundation. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Saturday, December 7

Christmas with the Roosevelts  

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site hosts Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill on Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include holiday music performed by Larry Moser and Mary Nagin, Christmas carols sung by the quartet Close Enough, and James Foote, TR enactor will tell how the Roosevelts celebrated Christmas at Sagamore Hill and in the White House. Holiday arts and crafts activities for children of all ages. Complimentary hot cocoa and cider provided by the Friends of Sagamore Hill. The Visitor Center bookstore offers 15 percent off on Dec. 7 and 8. Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard and the grounds are open with free interpretive programs offered daily.  For further information call 922-4788.


December 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 be selling wreaths, grave blankets and center pieces.

Fire Department Safety Open House

The Hicksville Fire Department will be hosting a fire safety open house at the Strong Street fire station #3 on W. John Street. Santa will arrive by fire engine at noon. Families and children will be able to meet him, and get fire safety information. There will be several safety demonstrations. Children will also get to ride on a fire enginge. From noon to 3 p.m.


December 31

New Year’s Eve Party

Joseph Barry Knights will be 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.


January 15

Mohegan Sun Trip

Hicksville’s Joseph Barry Columbiettes will be sponsoring a trip to Mohegan Sun. Bus will leave from the old St. Ignatius school parking lot at Nicholai Street at 8:45 am. Cost will be $42 per person (Return $15 food + $15 Big Wheel). Checks payable to: Joseph Barry Columbiettes. For reservations call Joan at 516-938-4261.


Weekly Events

• Bible Study at Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville. Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information call 516-938-1233 or go to www.parkwaychurch.org.

• Bible Studies conducted by the Cornerstone Christian Church of LI every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 250 W. Old Country Rd., Country Bridge Plaza, (behind Antun’s Catering House; nearest cross road: Route 106). For more information call 516-342-1552 or go to www.cornerstonechristianchurchny.com.

• Mid Nassau Jewish Retirement Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. New members are welcome. Call Marty Fein 516-485-3171.

• Martial Arts America in Hicksville, 300 South Broadway, holds free Child Safety workshops on Saturdays. The free workshops are offered as part of the school’s monthly community service. For more information, visit www.MaaSchools.com or call 516-932-5275.

• Hicksville Homemakers business meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St. Come in and join the group and become a member. Classes held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Hicksville Mid-Island Seniors currently meets Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Community Center. The organization is open to seniors ages 62 and older and offers trips, games and more. Call Andy for more information at 516-349-7801.


Monthly Events

• William M. Gouse Jr. Post #3211 VFW meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 320 S. Broadway. For information call 931-7843. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month.

• William M. Gouse Jr. Post #3211 VFW Ladies Auxiliary meets at 8 p.m. at 320 S. Broadway. Meetings are held every second Monday of the month.

• The Board Of Fire Commissioners regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month except in the month of December when the meeting is held on the first Tuesday. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the E. Marie St. Firehouse.

• Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar 942-3327.

• Order Sons Of Italy in America invites those interested to join the Galileo Galilei Lodge #2253 in Hicksville. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Wm. Bennett Community Building, 28 W. Carl St. Join by calling Marie Matassa 516-931-2843 for an application.

• Bethpage Masonic Lodge No. 975 Free And Accepted Masons will meet at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville Masonic Temple, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. For information call 731-2488. Meetings are every second and fourth Friday.

• LI Junior Chamber of Commerce regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, chairman, 850-2717 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Julie Dekom, membership director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Steven Eiselen, community development VP This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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