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Forum for Replacement District 2 County Legislator

February 6

Soccer Tournament

February 9

Tri-M Recital

February 11


February 5

Board of Education Committee Meetings

The Hicksville School District Board of Education will have a committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the administration building.


February 6

Forum for Replacement District 2 County Legislator

The League of Women Voters (LWV) will host a forum for the two candidates vying for the District 2 Nassau County Legislator seat. Candidates Siela Bynoe and Pepitz Blanchard will each explain why they think LD 2 residents should vote for them. It will be held at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road in Garden City from 7 to 9 p.m.


February 9

Soccer Tournament

The Hicksville American Soccer Club will hold their annual tournament for intramural players in the gyms of Hicksville High School.  


February 10

PTSA Meeting

Hicksville Middle School will have a PTSA meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the middle school.


February 11

Tri-M Recital

Hicksville students will showcase their musical abilities during a Tri-M recital. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.


February 12

Board of Education Meeting

The Hicksville School District Board of Education will have a public meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the administration building.

Booster Club Meeting

There will be a booster club meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the high school.


February 15

79th Anniversary Dinner Dance

William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 will be having their 79th anniversary dinner and dance. There will be table snacks, a buffet dinner, open bar, raffles, dancing and a DJ. Donation is $35 per person. From 7 to 11 p.m. at 320 South Broadway, at VFW Post 3211. For further information or tickets, call ticket chairman Bob Chiappone at 516-931-7843.


February 22

Family Fun Day

Broadway Mall will be having their monthly Family Fun Day. Starting at 11 a.m. at center court.


February 23

Singles Event

7-in-Heaven will be hosting a beginners archery and dinner party at C and B Archery in Hicksville. From 4:15 to 6 p.m. Find out more details at www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

News

Rhea Manjrekar traded in her running shoes and track shorts for high heels and an evening gown recently, as she participated in the Miss Teen India New York pageant. The 15-year-old from Hicksville snagged the title of first-runner up, and will be competing for the national title in December. 

 

This was Manjrekar’s first time competing in a pageant. But she started out with major doubts about even participating. 

 

 “At first, I didn’t want to do it. I have extreme stage fright. My mom told me to try it out because she thought it would boost my confidence and look good on my college applications, so I went for the practice,” Manjrekar said. “The girls were so nice. I thought I wouldn’t fit in but I made friends immediately so I decided to do it.” 

The parking lot of Sears in Hicksville transformed into a sea of cars this past Saturday as part of the ninth annual Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show. 

 

The show, which was founded by Jericho prostate cancer survivor Sandy Kane, is the only car show on Long Island dedicated to raising funds for research, testing and also education for early detection of prostate cancer. The all-volunteer car show usually draws around 4,000 attendees. It features 600 cars, trucks, motorcycles and more; a perfect day for car enthusiasts and the like.


Sports

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! 

At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.

The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.


Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - September 17

Back To School Night - September 18

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser - September 20


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