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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

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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