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Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, April 9

Hicksville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Fashion Show

Friday, April 11

Sarah Grace Night of Laughter

Friday, April 11


April 9

Board of Education Meeting

There will be a board of education committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the administration building.

Booster Club Meeting

There will be a meeting of the booster club at Hicksville High School at 7:30 p.m.


April 11

Fashion Show

The Hicksville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a fashion show and gift auction at Station 1 Firehouse, at 20 E. Marie St. Admission is $15 and includes wine, cheese and crackers. A raffle and gift auction will take place throughout the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Limited seating, reservations are a must. For reservations or information call Bonnie at 516-578-8173 or Laura at 516-681-2104.

Sarah Grace Night of Laughter

The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer, Inc. will be holding their 11th annual Night of Laughter. Comedian Rick Morgan will host the event, which features the stand-up comedy of Isaacs and Baker, John Consoli, Lori Grasman and Hiram Kasten. The show will be held at Milleridge Cottage at 585 N. Broadway in Jericho. Tickets are $75 per person and includes admission, show, dinner, drinks and dessert. Advance raffle packages are also available for $25. Advance purchase is required. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. The benefit fundraiser will support the programs and activities of the Hicksville-based organization. For more information call 516-433-9745 or visit www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org


April 26

The Acchords Concert

Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus presents The Acchords live in concert. The band will be performing hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Casual attire, there will be an open bar, dinner and dessert. Cost is $35 per person. Checks can be made payable to Edward J. Kenny Club. Reservations are required and no money will be accepted at the door. At 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville. Call Brian at 516-457-6190 for more information.   

Science Fair

The Hicksville Gregory Museum will hold their annual science fair at the Social Hall of St. Stephen's Church. The event is open to any student in Hicksville and surrounding communities in grades 1 through 12.  Deadline for entry form submissions is April 23. For more information visit www.greogorymuseum.org or call 516-822-7505.

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