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Trinity Lutheran Family Carnival

June 12-14

AutoMat Car Show

June 13

Vietnam Veterans of America

June 17


June 12-14

Trinity Lutheran Family Carnival

Local residents are invited to a fun day of rides, food, games and entertainment at Trinity Lutheran Church’s family carnival. Admission is free, tickets are $4 each for entry onto the rides. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 on Thursday and Sunday; $30 on Friday and Saturday. The carnival is open Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday from 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. At 40 W. Nicholai St. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-931-2225.


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.

Internet for iPads or Tablets

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.


June 18

BOE Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Hicksville Board of Education at 8:30 p.m. in the Administration Building.


June 19

Catholic War Veterans

All Catholics who served in the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to join. This monthly meeting happens at 8 p.m. at 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville. For more information visit 516-822-3954.  

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