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Energy Lecture

July 11

Hicksville Street Fair

July 20

Blood Drive

July 23


July 11

Energy Lecture

Dina Vitantonio an energy therapist and intuitive healer will lead a two part workshop on the Fundamentals of Energy and Enlightenment. Reservations required. At Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. 8 p.m. $15. For more information call 516-731-0909.


July 13

AutoFest

New York Summer AutoFest VII is coming to the Sears Auto Center at 195 N. Broadway in HIcksville. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 for spectators, children under 12 are free. $20 for show vehicles. Find out more at www.nyautofest.com


July 20

Hicksville Street Fair

The Chamber of Commerce is holding it’s 12th annual street fair at Kennedy Park (the intersection of Route 107 and Jerusalem Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be music, entertainment, rides, food and more.


July 23

Blood Drive

The Michael Magro Foundation will be holding a blood drive at the Hicksville Fire Department, 20 E. Marie St. From 3 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 631-258-0093.

News

Rhea Manjrekar traded in her running shoes and track shorts for high heels and an evening gown recently, as she participated in the Miss Teen India New York pageant. The 15-year-old from Hicksville snagged the title of first-runner up, and will be competing for the national title in December. 

 

This was Manjrekar’s first time competing in a pageant. But she started out with major doubts about even participating. 

 

 “At first, I didn’t want to do it. I have extreme stage fright. My mom told me to try it out because she thought it would boost my confidence and look good on my college applications, so I went for the practice,” Manjrekar said. “The girls were so nice. I thought I wouldn’t fit in but I made friends immediately so I decided to do it.” 

The parking lot of Sears in Hicksville transformed into a sea of cars this past Saturday as part of the ninth annual Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show. 

 

The show, which was founded by Jericho prostate cancer survivor Sandy Kane, is the only car show on Long Island dedicated to raising funds for research, testing and also education for early detection of prostate cancer. The all-volunteer car show usually draws around 4,000 attendees. It features 600 cars, trucks, motorcycles and more; a perfect day for car enthusiasts and the like.


Sports

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.

 

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you! 

At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.

The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.


Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - September 17

Back To School Night - September 18

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser - September 20


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