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St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Saturday, March 15

Women’s History Month Celebration

Wednesday, March 19

Supermarket Bingo

Friday, March 21


March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Joseph Barry Knights of  Columbus will be having at St. Patrick’s Day Dance. There will be corned beef, cabbage, Irish soda bread, dessert and coffee. Open bar and an Irish band. Cost is $30 per person. Checks payable to “Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus.” Reservations required.  No money accepted at the door. Call 516-385-0131 or 516-938-8323. The event will be held at 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville at 8 p.m.


March 19

Women’s History Month Celebration

Join the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce and the Long Island Executive Team of TD Bank in honoring some local women who have made a difference in the community. Everyone is invited to the celebration at 225 N. Broadway, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Please respond as soon as possible to Xia Leto at 516-937-9501 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


March 19-23

Craft Show

There will be a craft show at Broadway Mall. Contact the mall at 516- 935-1313 for more information.


March 21

Supermarket Bingo

Joseph Barry Columbiettes will be having a supermarket bingo. Doors open at 7 p.m., games start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, which includes one set of cards. Additional cards and specials will be available.  There will be coffee, cake and raffles.  Checks payable to:  Joseph Barry Columbiettes.  Call Marie 516-822-7605 or Pat 515-433-4186 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The event will be held at 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville.


March 23

Model Mariners Boat Show

Come see over 60 model boats at the annual model mariners boat show. In the Macy’s Wing of the Broadway Mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


March 29

Blood Drive

Join the Sarah Grace Foundation at this blood drive, which is being held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl St. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Matthew Weippert at 516-433-9745 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Looking for a place to work on your bedside manner and start a promising new career in the process? Look no farther than your hometown.

The Vocational Education and Extension Board (VEEB), a division of the county that oversees educational facilities such as the Fire Service Academy and EMS Academy, recently transplanted one of its facilities — The School of Practical Nursing — into a new location right in the heart of Hicksville, where they recently held an open house to celebrate their new home.

A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.

A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.

State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.


Sports

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School

Hicksville native progressing through Mets system

The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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