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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

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