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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

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