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Erik’s Reptile Edventure

July 30

Soccer For A Cause

August 2

Blood Drive

August 2


July 28

Relapse Prevention

Discussion of strategies for family members with psychiatric conditions. Medicaid billable, $5 per family. At Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd. Suite 102. From 7 to 8 p.m.


July 30

Erik’s Reptile Edventure

This free “edventure” is designed to educate youngsters about the importance of science and nature, and more about reptiles, amphibians and bugs. At Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy. at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 516-282-9000 x 7382.


July 30 - Aug. 3

Our Lady Of Mercy Family Festival

Our Lady of Mercy Church will be holding a family festival at 500 S. Oyster Bay Rd. from 6 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 3. There will be rides, games, food, live music and a casino. Fees for food and rides. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-931-4351 for more information.


August 2

Soccer For A Cause

This tournament hosted by the Michael Magro Foundation will help support children with cancer and their families. $500 donation per team. At Kevin T. Kolm Memorial Park, 328 E. Old Country Road in Hicksville. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-578-8283.

Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive in the Macy’s wing of the Broadway Mall from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All donors will receive a pair of tickets to see the NY Mets at Citi Field (by mail) and a $3 coupon off a $10 food court purchase.

News

It was quite a panel at the Hicksville Community Center Oct. 20 as State Senator Jack Martins and Senate Candidate Adam Haber discussed their qualifications and answered public questions about their upcoming election bids in the 7th Senate District. Congressman Steve Israel was on hand as well as 13 District State Assemblyman Michael Montesano and contender Lou Imbroto. The event was hosted by Northwest Civic Association President Joel Berse.

Martins, who previously served as Mayor of Mineola and was elected to Senate in 2011, said that the State of New York is in much better financial shape since he has taken office.

Alan Yu, an external auditor from the firm, Cullen & Danowski LLP gave the findings of the annual district external audit at Oct. 22’s Hicksville Board of Education meeting. Discussed at the meeting were the financial statements of the 2013-14 school year which officially ended June 30.

According to Yu, the Hicksville School district has a fund balance of $34 million. Roughly 26 to 27 percent of the general fund balance comprises the total budget.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

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


Calendar

Safe Trick or Treat

October 31

Election Day

November 4

Senior Luncheon

November 6



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