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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

The parking lot of Sears in Hicksville transformed into a sea of cars this past Saturday as part of the ninth annual Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show. 

 

The show, which was founded by Jericho prostate cancer survivor Sandy Kane, is the only car show on Long Island dedicated to raising funds for research, testing and also education for early detection of prostate cancer. The all-volunteer car show usually draws around 4,000 attendees. It features 600 cars, trucks, motorcycles and more; a perfect day for car enthusiasts and the like.

A forecast for steady rain did not deter hundreds of children, students, faculty members and community residents from attending Hicksville’s Homecoming on Sept. 13 at Hicksville High School.

 

The day was full of festivities for everyone, including the High School’s traditional family fair, which was held across the backfield before the hometown Comets’ game against the

Levittown Macarthur Generals. The fair featured a variety of foods, games, a bouncy house and booths for various school clubs and many other attractions. Faculty members reconnected with their students — both past and present — and there were countless community members and alumni proudly wearing combinations of Hicksville’s orange and black.


Sports

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

 

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you! 

At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.

The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.


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