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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

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.

Commuting to work via train is exasperating and expensive—add on the stress of parking and the threat of tickets, and it becomes madness.

At the Hicksville Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station, there are 2,603 total spots, which includes 1,440 in the town parking garage. Of the total spots, 1,531 are permit spots and 618 are unrestricted, according to the Town of Oyster Bay public information office. Though that sounds like plenty, the sheer volume of passengers commuting from the station makes every morning a mad dash for parking.


Sports

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.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



Columns

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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com