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Chamber Of Commerce Hosting Annual Street Fair

President says July 22 event already booked 70-plus vendors

Now celebrating its 10th year in Hicksville, the Street Fair has become an annual staple of summer fun in the community, and Chamber President Lionel Chitty said this year’s event is shaping up to be no different.

Chitty, an account manager at Sir Speedy in Plainview, said that the July 22 fair already has approximately 70-plus vendors booked and that, as always, admission for residents is free.

He added that the chamber is looking to upgrade its vendor offerings for attendees but will offer the same attractions that residents have enjoyed in the past.

“We’re working with Nassau Craft Fairs to bring in some higher-end quality vendors and just try to make it more of a family-oriented thing. We’re still going to have the rides and things of that nature and just try to get as many people out as we can,” Chitty said.

Past events have included a water slide, T-shirts for children, Ferris wheel, rock wall, swing ride, space ball, Marty (the caricaturist), live music and admission to the Hicksville Farmer’s Market, which has experienced significant growth over the past few years.

Regarding other upcoming events, the Hicksville Community Golf Outing is Monday, June 4, at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury and the Hicksville Community Council is hosting a business expo on June 7 at 7 p.m. at 28 West Carl Street in Hicksville.

The chamber meets every third Tuesday at Peppercorn’s Restaurant (25 East Marie Street) at 12:30 p.m. and new members are welcome.

“All they need to do is show up and it’s $20 to come in. It’s a pretty good spread as far as lunch goes,” Chitty added.

Hicksville Chamber: 10 West Marie Street, Hicksville, NY 11801; for more information, visit www.hicksvillechamber.com or call 931-7170.

News

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s just what a Hicksville baker is doing, except in her case it isn’t lemons, but a gluten-free diet. Her lemonade stand of choice is her brand new gluten-free eatery, “Jac’s Bakeshop and Bistro,” which held its grand opening on April 12.  

“I’m a baker who can’t even eat wheat or eggs,” said owner Jaclyn Messina, chuckling at the irony.

There’s a lot you can do in 99 minutes. You could cook dinner, play a non-stop soccer game, watch a romantic comedy or hang out with Odysseus, Achilles and Hercules. If you chose the last option, Hicksville High School’s upcoming theatre production of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less  is the place for you.

The mouthful of a title says it all. The cast will take on over 80 characters as they speed through all of Greek mythology, including popular tales such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, in a little over an hour and a half.


Sports

Vito Sciascia was recently named Hicksville Soccer Club’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Long Island Junior Soccer League 2014 Kick-off Convention.

Sciascia started coaching travel soccer in 1998 for a boys team, the Flash, who later changed their names to the Muddogs. He could always be found at various sporting fields trying to recruit new soccer players. He would make each of these boys feel important and there was always room for another player. He tried to never turn a child away and when other coaches were having trouble with a boy he would take them on his team, no one was ever too much for him. Sciascia found the good in all those boys and they in return respected him. He took them to many tournaments and solicited enough sponsorship so that it was never a financial burden on their families.

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.


Calendar

The Acchords Concert

April 26

Senior Citizen Luncheon

May 1

Curtains

May 1-3



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