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Lecture: Quantum Magic

May 30

Hicksville PTA Council Meeting

June 2

Verbal Support Group

June 2


May 30

Singles: Social and Dancing

Kismet Shriners, 18 West Nicholai St., is hosting a social gathering with ballroom dancing at 12:30 to 3 p.m. The activity will feature lunch, coffee, cake, DJ, dance host, and introductions, private lessons are available. Admission is $14 (first timers $7). For details, call 718-332-7825.

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

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


June 7

Spiritual Discussion

The Center for Spiritual Living Long Island, 17 Maple Pl., Hicksville, is hosting a discussion for those who would like to share their spiritual journey with others from 10 a.m. to noon. For details, visit the website at www.religioussciencelongisland.org. The phone number is 516-822-9314.


June 9

Ladies Auxiliary

The Hicksville Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a meeting at 8 p.m. at the William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211, 320 S. Broadway.

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



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