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Spring Concert

May 21

Memorial Day Parade

May 26

Spring Concert

May 28


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.


May 28

Spring Concert

Hicksville High School holds their third spring concert at 7:30 p.m.in the auditorium.


May 30

Lecture: Quantum Magic

Bill Truglio, Tarot artist, Psychic and Tarot/Rune Reader will explore quantum physics and how it’s beginning to scientifically explain spirituality, mysticism and what is often called magic. $15. At Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway at 8 p.m. For more information call 516-731-0909.


June 2

Verbal Support Group

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services will hold a family/parent verbal support group meeting at 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd. Suite 102 at 7 p.m. Medicaid billable for agency clients, $5 for family/all others. For more information call 516-822-6111 or visit www.centralnassau.org

PTA Meeting

There Hicksville PTA Council will meet at Fork Lane at 8 p.m.

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

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