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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

Dance has a variety of benefits for children. Just like other sports like soccer, tennis or basketball, it promotes good health, emotional and mental stability.

The Dance Place in Hicksville is the brainchild of former dancer, Miana DeLucia. As a child, DeLucia found relief in her local dance studio. She says, “When I was young, my brother was very sick. I used to go to the studio just to get away. There, I found my passion and it became like a second home to me. It was my safe place.”

The community is invited to show off their Comets pride at Hicksville’s Homecoming Fair, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 13, starting at 10 a.m.

The festivities start at 10 a.m. at Hicksville High School’s John A. Walker Soccer Field. A number of fun activities will be featured, including attractions like a giant slide and an obstacle course, plus many game booths courtesy of the individual PTA units and school clubs. Lunch and snack items will be available for purchase.


Sports

At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.

The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.

Second year head coach Rob Carroll is encouraged by what he has seen from the Hicksville Comets in the preseason. For this reason, he feels the team is better than their preseason ranking of No. 13.

“Last year was a tough year for us,” he said in regards to their 1-7 season. “But we improved as it went on and played in some very competitive games.”

The team ended a 15-game losing streak last season with a 26-19 victory over Uniondale.  They also were barely edged 20-14 by Hempstead on a last minute score. The rest of the games featured several lopsided scores, which is why Carroll believes the team is being overlooked.


Calendar

BOE Meeting

September 10

HHS Class of 1954 Reunion

September 12, 13

Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show

September 14



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