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Blood Drive

May 16

Mega Yard Sale

May 17

American Legion Meeting

May 19


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.

American Legion Meeting

American Legion Post 421 will have a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. at William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211, 320 S. Broadway.

Discussion: Assisted Outpatient Treatment

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services will hold a discussion on assisted outpatient treatment at 950 S. Oyster Bay Road, Suite 102. This support group is Medicaid billable for agency clients, $5 for family/all others. Call 516-822-6111 for more information.

Art Show

Hicksville High School will hold their art show opening at 6:30 p.m.

Spring Concert

Hicksville High School will hold their first spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.


May 20

Vietnam Veterans of America

The Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211, 320 S. Broadway. 8 p.m.

Budget Vote and Election

The Hicksville School district will hold their budget vote and election. Registered Hicksville voters can vote at Burns Ave. School, Dutch Lane School, East Street School, Fork Lane, Lee Ave. School, Old Country Road School, and Woodland School between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting

The Hicksville Board of Education will have a meeting at 8:30 p.m.


May 21

Spring Concert

Hicksville High School will hold their second spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.


May 26

Memorial Day Parade

The United Veterans of Hicksville will once again hold a Memorial Day parade and ceremonies. This year’s parade is being hosted by the Hicksville Veterans of Foreign Wars, William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 under the direction of Commander William Walden.  The parade will begin at 9 a.m. in the Sears parking lot and head south along Broadway to Old Country Road until it reaches Jerusalem Avenue. It will then turn south and end with a ceremony at Hicksville Middle School, at approximately 10:30 a.m. For more information call the Hicksville VFW Post at 516-931-7843.

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



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