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Craft Show

Wednesday through Sunday, March 19-23

Supermarket Bingo

Friday, March 21

Model Mariners Boat Show

March 23


March 19-23

Craft Show

There will be a craft show at the 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 .


April 6

Ki-Zingo Fundraiser

There will be a Ki-Zingo fundraiser to benefit the Kismet Shrine Hospital Patient Transportation Fund from 3 to 6 p.m. at Kismet Shrine, at 18 W. Nicholai St. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants and stores, home and garden items, sports tickets and much more. A $10 donation includes your first two bingo cards and unlimited coffee and cafe. Other snacks will be available for purchase.


April 8

British War Veterans of America, Inc. Fundraiser

The British War Veterans of America will be having a fundraiser with Chinese Bingo and other family fun at the VFW Post #3211 at 320 South Broadway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will only be sold in advance and cost $8. For tickets call 516-739-0698

News

Some students returning to school the first day might see a new face on the bus: Hicksville’s new interim superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso.

“Every year on the first day of school I ride one of the buses. To see the face of a kindergartener on that first ride just reminds you of why you’re in the field,” he says.

Last week, County Executive Ed Mangano declared amnesty for all speed camera tickets issued this summer.

Drivers across Nassau County were up in arms due to the recent implementation of the school zone cameras, which had issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents anger with the county’s speed cameras stems from lack of  warning and the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.


Sports

I’m convinced that the soul and the center of Hicksville is Cantiague Park. And why not? Every weekend it’s a beehive of activity ranging from tennis matches, hand ball games, basketball and baseball games, swimming, hockey and of course ‘the beautiful game’ called soccer. Cantiague has two professional soccer fields that are perfectly manicured and begging to be played on. And they were. This weekend was the finals of the East Meadow Soccer Tournament which is one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the nation, sponsored by the US Soccer Federation. There were 18 boys and girls teams in the finals and a large staff of referees.

Two of the refs were Steven Orozco and Randy Vogt who told me how soccer had been growing and has now become the second most popular participation sport in America with 25 million of us watching this year’s World Cup.  I also met and interviewed Joe Codispoti who along with Tim Bradbury is the head coach of Rockville Centre United, a U16 boys club.  This U16 team has a group of standout players led by  Jack Graziano, AJ Codispoti and Pat Basile who have been playing together for six years.

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8 who scored under 40. Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

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 % 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. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.


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September 4

Greek Festival

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