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Social and Ballroom Dancing

September 5

ECC Open House

September 6

BOE Meeting

September 10


September 3

First Day Of School

Classes begin for Hicksville School District students.


September 4

Adventures in Genealogy

Monthly meeting of the German Genealogy Group; orientation session for beginners and newcomers at 7 p.m., program starts at 7:30 p.m. at William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211, 320 S. Broadway in Hicksville. Free. For more information call 718-460-4240 or visit www.germangenealogygroup.com


September 5

Social and Ballroom Dancing

The Society Tempo Ballroom Club holds dances every Friday afternoon at Kismet Shriners, 18 W. Nicholai St in Hicksville. Enjoy a group lesson, followed by social dance time. There will also be lunch, coffee cake and a DJ. $14, first timers is $7. From 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information call 718-332-7825.


September 5-7

Greek Festival

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Hicksville will hold their annual festival at 20 Field Ave., Hicksville. Attendees are invited to enjoy traditional homemade Greek food including souvlaki, gyros, spinach pies and baklava. There will also be live music, dancers and souvenirs such as jewelry, vases and pottery. Admission is free, parking at National Grid or Cablevision (1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage  with a shuttle to the festival). Open Friday from 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. For more information call 516-433-4522.


September 6

ECC Open House

Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon. Visit www.trinityli.org or call 516-631-2211 x 224 to register and find out more information.


September 8

Family and Parent Verbal Support Group

This support group meets at Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Suite 102 in Hicksville. Medicaid billable for agency clients, all others $5/family. 7 p.m. Call 516-822-6111 for more information or visit http://centralnassau.org


September 10

BOE Meeting

The Hicksville Board of Education will hold a committee meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration building.


September 12, 13

HHS Class of 1954 Reunion

The Hicksville High School Class of 1954 will hold their 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. It costs $100 per person, which includes a buffet dinner on the 13th and meet and greet. Contact John Maniec at 917-750-7842 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


September 13

Homecoming

Hicksville High School’s homecoming fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The parade, featuring the marching band, kickline, color guard and cheerleaders will start in the high school courtyard at approximately 12:45 p.m., followed by a football game against MacArthur High School at 1:30 p.m.  All are invited to enjoy games, raffles, rides and food and to cheer on the Comets.


September 14

Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show

The Cruizin For a Cure Car Show returns to the Sears Auto Center, 195 N. Broadway in Hicksville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come see custom and classic cars, trucks and more. There will be free PSA tests for early detection of prostate cancer provided by Winthrop Hospital as well as a kids fun zone, food and vendors. $5, kids under 12 are free. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 888-542-7849.

Community Block Party

Hicksville United Methodist Church will be having a block party for the neighborhood. There will be food, fellowship and lots of fun. From noon to 3 p.m. at the HIcksville United Methodist Church parking lot, 130 W. Old Country Road and Division Ave.


September 15

Technology Fair

The Town of Oyster Bay and the EAC Network are hosting a free technology fair for seniors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl Street in Hicksville, off 107 (Broadway) and Old Country Road. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and the chance to learn more about iPads, digital photography, Skype, smart phones and other technology.  For more information contact EAC at 516-539-0150 ext. 220.   

News

Bullying is a serious problem in today’s society and the controversial topic was the focus at last Saturday’s  'Bully-Proof Your Child Seminar’ at East Coast MMA & Fitness Center in Hicksville. State Senator Jack Martins and Legislator Rose Marie Walker attended the program which ran in the newly renovated center on Woodbury Road.

“Bullying is a real issue in our communities and I want to thank East Coast Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness for agreeing to host this forum,” said Martins. “Teaching our kids self defense to protect themselves or to protect those around them is a great thing. We need to take every opportunity to teach our kids important life lessons.”

Old classmates reignited friendships and shared memories of their teenage years as the Hicksville High School Class of 1964 came together recently to celebrate their 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn in Plainview.

Among the attendees was Bob Cheeseman who met his wife, Lorraine (Kirwan) in middle school. They were serious throughout high school and married soon after. Bob said, “I enlisted in high school and went into the Air Force. I did 30 years active Air Force and another 15 after that. I retired in 2010 as a Brigadier General. After I retired, my wife received a certificate from the Governor of Texas and was designated a Yellow Rose of Texas.”


Sports

The Hicksville boys volleyball team improved to 3-3 on the season by topping Sewanhaka in three sets by the scores of 25-14, 25-20 and 25-13.

“We lost the first few matches this year but bounced back to win the last three,” said Hicksville’s second year Head Coach Kevin Bunting. “We have a young team — we lost three starters last year. We have no seniors on this team, but we have three juniors,” he added. Bunting noted that it will bode well for next year’s team when they have even more experience to build on.

It seemed to happen in an instant.

Hicksville forward Michael Osmundsen was touching the ball past Kellenburg goalkeeper Jack Abuin to slot the ball into an empty net to score the lone goal in the non-league 1-0 victory over the Firebirds.

It’s nothing short of what Comets boys soccer head coach Scott Starkey would expect. He described his forward as “very explosive, fast and he’s not just fast — he’s tenacious.”


Calendar

Community Council Meeting

October 2

Indoor Garage Sale

October 5

Movie: God’s Not Dead

October 5



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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