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BOE Meeting

June 18

Veterans of Foreign Wars

June 23

Lecture: Stay in the Light

June 27


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.  


June 23

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a meeting at William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211 at 320 S. Broadway in Hicksville. 8 p.m. For more information cal 516-931-7843.


June 27

Lecture: Stay in the Light

Psychic medium, Bobbi Allison will share her unique style and insights into spiritual paths. $15. 8 p.m. At Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy., Hicksville. For more information visit www.bobbiallison.com or call 516-731-0909.


June 29

HHS Graduation

Come congratulate the Hicksville High School Class of 2014 as they graduate. Hicksville High School football field at 2 p.m.


June 30

County Pools Open

Nassau County’s outdoor swimming pools will open for the season. Pool locations include Cantiague Park, 480 W. John St. in Hicksville.

Estate Planning

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services will host a discussion on estate planning at their office at 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Suite 102 in Hicksville. This family/parent support group meeting focusing on estate planning is presented by attorney Adam Lamkin. Medicaid billable for agency clients, $5/family all others. From 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 516-822-6111.

Michael Magro Foundation Golf Outing

Crossroads restaurant will be having their 2nd annual golf outing to benefit the Hicksville-based Michael Magro Foundation. The event will take place at the Tam O’Shanter Club in Brookville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., there will be a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and a BBQ lunch. Goody bags, raffle and trophies will be awarded. Cost is $200 per golfer. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at Crossroads, located at 646 S. Broadway in Hicksville. Dinner is $60 per person, which includes an open bar, hot and cold buffet, coffee and dessert. Pre-registration is a must. To find out more and to register visit www.michaelmagrofoundation.com

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

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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