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Reunion Listings

Farmingdale H.S. ‘53

A 60-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Huntington Hilton. Previous graduates are also invited.  Contact Judy at 516-249-7013

 

General Douglas MacArthur High School Reunion 

The General Douglas MacArthur High School Reunion for the class of 1963 will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Melville Marriott Hotel (1350 Walt Whitman Rd. in Melville). The cutoff date to purchase tickets is October 1. For details or to register, visit www.reunionmanager.net/reunion_registration.php?class_id=142551&reunion=GEN+DOUGLAS+MACARTHUR+SENIOR+HIGH+SCHOOL&class_of=1963 

 

John F. Kennedy High School Reunion 

John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore will hold their multi-year reunion on Saturday, September 21 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh (3232 Railroad Ave. in Wantagh) for graduation years 1968 through 2010. All alumni, guests, teachers, coaches, advisors and staff are invited to celebrate with friends, food, music and memories. There will be a buffet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. as well as a cash bar. The first 500 people to purchase tickets online will receive a free alumni t-shirt. To register, visit www.bellmorejfkalumni.org and view upcoming events. 

 

North Shore High School Reunion 

North Shore High School’s class of 1973 will celebrate their 40th reunion on Saturday, October 12 at the Metropolitan Club Room in Glen Cove. Alumni can come enjoy the open bar, dinner, dessert and dancing. The cost is $95 per person. For more information and updates, visit the class Facebook page (North Shore High School Class of 1973) or contact Bergit Arctander at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

St. Mary’s High School Reunion 

The St Mary’s High School Manhasset classes of 1972 and 1973 will be hosting a combined 40th/41st reunion at the Port Washington Yacht Club on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 11:30pm. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by buffet dinner and dancing overlooking beautiful Manhasset Bay. Come share 40 years of friendship and memories with your fellow classmates. 

Spread the word and register for this event at the St. Mary’s Alumni website at www.stmaryalumni.ws and feel free to contact the reunion committee directly for any questions or comments: email Betty at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Marua at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Marlena at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Nancy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


News

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.

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.


Sports

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.

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.


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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com