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Valentines Day Party

February 14

79th Anniversary Dinner Dance

February 15

Family Fun Day

February 22


February 13

High School PTSA Meeting

The high school PTSA will have a meeting at 7:30 p.m.


February 14

Valentines Day Party

There will be a Valentines Day party for singles and couples hosted by the Society Tempo Ballroom Dancing Club. In addition to a group lesson, there will be lunch, coffee, cake, a dance contest, prizes and more. At Kismet Shriners Hall at 18 W. Nicholai St. $7 for first timers, $14 for regular attenders of the club. From 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information call 718-332-7825 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 17

Legion Meeting

Charles Wagner American Legion Post 421 will have their bimonthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Hicksville VFW Hall, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville.  All eligible veterans are welcome.  For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-781-0843.


February 17-21

Schools Closed

Schools in the Hicksville Public School District will be closed for winter recess.


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

Military Bridge

The St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Daughters of the Americas #869 annual Military Bridge game will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., game begins at 2 p.m. sharp. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and cards for just $10 which includes coffee, cake and prizes. At Msgr. Tarrant Hall in St. Ignatius Loyola School, 30 E Cherry St., Hicksville. For reservations contact Alice at 516-433-7857

Singles Luncheon

The Singles Club of Long Island is having a luncheon at the Broadway Mall Food Court. Starting at noon. For more information contact Karin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-938-0506.

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


February 27

Speed Dating

7 in Heaven will be holding a speed dating event at Mio Posto Italian Restaurant, at 600 W Old Country Rd., in Hicksville. Meet 10 to 12 dates in a fun filled night. Starting at 8 p.m., for women 38 to 49 years old and men 40 to 52 years old. Cost is $38 which includes one free drink and appetizers. $28 if you bring a friend. Must pre-pay. Find out more at www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html


March 1

Mardi Gras Event

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish will have a mardi gras party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Monsinor Tarrant Hall. There will be food, games, a DJ and raffles. Attendees are welcome to come in costume. $5 per person, $20 per family. Children under five are free.

Wellness Fair

There will be a wellness fair at Hicksville High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

British War Veterans Dance

The British War Veterans of America Inc. will be having  a dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at VFW Hall at 320 South Broadway. All are welcome to enjoy coffee, cake and dancing to the Vic Vincent Group. Admission is $15. For more information call 516-739-0698.

News

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s just what a Hicksville baker is doing, except in her case it isn’t lemons, but a gluten-free diet. Her lemonade stand of choice is her brand new gluten-free eatery, “Jac’s Bakeshop and Bistro,” which held its grand opening on April 12.  

“I’m a baker who can’t even eat wheat or eggs,” said owner Jaclyn Messina, chuckling at the irony.

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.


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