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Spiritual Discussion

June 7

Blood Drive

June 10

SeniorNet: Inernet for iPad or Tablet

June 16


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 or call 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars meets at the William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211 in Hicksville, at 320 S. Broadway, at 8 p.m. For more information call 516-931-7843.


June 10

Blood Drive

Hicksville United Methodist Church at 130 W. Old Country Rd. will be holding a blood drive from 2 to 7:45 p.m. For more information call 516-931-0157.


June 13

You, Me and Dead People

Jim Fargiano, author of The Spoken Words of Spirit will give a brief overview of how he came about communicating with loved ones on the “other side.” Interactive event where audience members can ask what they want. $15. 8 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. For more information call 516-731-0909.

AutoMat Car Show

Come see over 300 custom, classic, antique, exotic, sports and luxury cars and trucks at AutoMat. At 69 Hazel St. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-938-7373.


June 16

SeniorNet: Getting The Most From Your iPad

Seniors are invited to learn how to use their iPads while meeting new friends. For seniors 60 and over. At the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, at 28 W. Carl St. Session dates are Mondays in June from 1 to 3:30 p.m.  $10 to $35. For more information call 516-539-0150.

SeniorNet: Inernet for iPad or Tablet

Seniors 60 and over are invited to learn how to use their iPad or tablet and meet new friends. At the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, at 28 W. Carl St. Session dates are Mondays in June from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $10 to $35. For more information call 516-539-0150.


June 17

Vietnam Veterans of America

The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets at 8 p.m. at the William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211, at 320 S. Broadway in Hicksville. For more information call 516-509-6745.

News

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.

Commuting to work via train is exasperating and expensive—add on the stress of parking and the threat of tickets, and it becomes madness.

At the Hicksville Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station, there are 2,603 total spots, which includes 1,440 in the town parking garage. Of the total spots, 1,531 are permit spots and 618 are unrestricted, according to the Town of Oyster Bay public information office. Though that sounds like plenty, the sheer volume of passengers commuting from the station makes every morning a mad dash for parking.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



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