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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

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

Erik’s Reptile Edventure

July 30

Soccer For A Cause

August 2

Blood Drive

August 2



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