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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

You could say Darren Butler has quite the entrepreneurial disposition. The Hicksville resident not only founded a church, but invented a doorstop that does not require screwing any holes into your wall or door. The device simply clamps on to the bottom of any sized door without requiring tools.

“I never envisioned myself as being an inventor,” explained Butler. “I became one by accident and out of frustration.”

After Butler and his wife purchased their home, they wanted to decorate and maintain it.  “We have four children and at the time we wanted to minimize the damage that occurs from doors slamming into walls because as young children do; they have a tendency to aggressively open doors, and as a result the door knob created holes in our wall,” said Butler. “We purchased conventional doorstops so at the very least we could minimize that reality if not eliminate it all together.”

The Hicksville Fire Department hosted the Nassau County Parade and Drill Championships this past Saturday, an event that was entertaining for both guests and participants.

The Motorized Drill competition held in the morning had 16 participating fire departments. The drill included eight events and each racing team was judged based on how fast they completed each event. Events included the Three Man Ladder, Motor Hook and Ladder, Motor Hose, Efficiency, Motor Pump, and Buckets. The Hicksville Hicks came in fifth place and received a trophy.


Sports

Madeline Huffman, a fourth grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, recently became the New York State Free Throw Champion in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition, 9 Year Old Girls Division at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Huffman’s journey to the state championship began at her home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in January. The local qualifier was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5723. Boys and girls ages 9 through 14 competed, each receiving three warm up shots and 15 free throw attempts.

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.

“I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.”


Calendar

Hicksville Street Fair

July 20

Blood Drive

July 23

Our Lady Of Mercy Family Festival

July 30 - August 3



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