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Spring Shopping Extravaganza

May 7

Flea Market

May 10

Catholic War Veterans To Meet

May 15


May 7

Spring Shopping Extravaganza

Shop over 60 vendors selling jewelry, handbags, household items, handmade craft items and more. At Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy. in Hicksville. From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


May 10

Flea Market

Parkway Community Church will hold its annual flea market, plant sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. The church is located at 95 Stewart Ave. in Hicksville. For more information call the church office at 516-938-1233.

Free Dance Class

Gotta Dance will offer a free dance class and hold summer registration from 3 to 5 p.m. at 24 E. Nicholai St. in Hicksville. For more information visit gotta-dance.org or call 516-348-3949.


May 12

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary has their monthly meeting at William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211 at 320 S. Broadway. At 8 p.m. For more information call 516-931-7843.


May 15

Catholic War Veterans

All Catholics who served in the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to join. Meetings are held year-round the third Thursday of the month at 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville. For more information call 516-822-3954.


May 16

Lecture: Does A Superhuman Exist Within You?

Discover how the state your body is in could be helping or hurting your potential to stay in the supernatural. Donna Martini teaches people to be their most powerful selves through “Positive Manipulation.” $15. At 8 p.m. At Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. For more information visit www.eyesoflearning.org or call 516-731-0909.

Blood Drive

The Hicksville Middle School PTA will hold a blood drive from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the small gym.


May 17

Mega Yard Sale

Trinity Lutheran School will be holding a mega yard sale in their municipal parking lot. The community is welcome to drop off donations May 14-16. The game truck will be at the sale from 10 a.m. to noon.


May 18

Dinner and Social

The Singles Association of Long Island is having a dinner and social for those 25 years old and over. At Boulder Creek Steakhouse in Hicksville from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $3. RSVP by May 16. For more information visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-465-3953.


May 19

Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive in the multipurpose room of Trinity Lutheran Church of Hicksville, at 40 W. Nicholai St. in Hicksville. From 3 to 8:45 p.m. Call 516-822-4867 for an appointment.

News

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.

For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.  

“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.

However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”


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

Spooktacular Halloween

October 17

Fall Festival

October 18

Veterans Casework Seminar

October 21



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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com