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Soccer For A Cause

August 2

Blood Drive

August 2

Holy Family Church Fair

August 13-16


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. 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.


August 7

Speed Dating

7-in-Heaven is hosting a speed dating event for singles ages 44 to 60. Meet 10 to 12 dates during 7 minute speed dating rounds. At Mio Posto, 600 W. Old Country Road in Hicksville. $38. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.7-in-heaven.com


August 13-16

Holy Family Church Fair

Holy Family Church will be holding a fair with rides, games, music, food and a casino. There are fees for food and rides. At 17 Fordham Ave. Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.festival.holyfamilyparishny.org


August 15

Summer Revival Extravaganza

Hicksville United Methodist Church will be hosting a steel band orchestra for a praise and worship concert. At 130 W. Old Country Road. 7:30 p.m.

High School Reunion

The Hicksville High School Class of 1974 will hold their 40th reunion at 8 p.m. at the Milleridge Inn. The cost is $90 per person which includes a three course dinner, open dinner and DJ. Checks can be made payable to Nancy Rooney and mailed to Nancy Rooney, 12 Elwood Ave., Hicksville, NY 11801. For questions and more information email Chris Roach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

News

Hicksville’s interim School Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso gave a review of the district’s recently completed capital projects and facilities updates at Nov. 19’s board of education meeting. Most of the projects were completed over the summer in each of the district’s schools.

“Thanks to Director of Facilities and Operations, Dave Bell and his staff, we are structurally sound,” said Bonuso. “So much of what we do is in-house which saves the district money and our staff makes the facilities as special as the students they serve.”

The community is rallying together to raise funds for a Hicksville native who has been battling to get a service dog.

Nancy Burpee is a 49-year-old competitive swimmer and single mother with a rare genetic terminal illness called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which causes the deterioration of the connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and vital organs.


Sports

For the past 11 months, Hicksville’s Marlo Signoracci has been training for IRONMAN, one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there. The triathlon includes a swim, bike and run portion. Signoracci recently traveled down to Florida to compete in IRONMAN Florida. Here’s a look at her experience.

Nov. 1, 2014 will be a day in my life I will never forget and will carry with me forever. It truly was the celebration of the last 11 months of training.

The fall athletic season seemed to move quickly, but all teams had outstanding seasons with all teams reaching the playoffs except for two who had their best season in many years.

In addition to athletic acheivements, all of the varsity programs at Hicksville High School also participated in raising more than $4,000 for several charities this past fall: pediatric cancer, breast cancer awareness and cystic fibrosis.


Calendar

Model Railroad Open House

November 28-30

Popcorn Balls

November 30

Craft Fair

November 30



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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