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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

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

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.


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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