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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

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Model Railroad Open House

November 28-30

Popcorn Balls

November 30

Craft Fair

November 30



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