Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00
The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer presented “Unrehearsed: A Night of Improv” on June 14 and June 15 at Hicksville United Methodist Church. The show was structured like the popular television show Whose Line is it Anyway? and featured four performers and a host playing a selection of improv games to a very appreciative audience. The show featured the talents of Hicksville residents James Weippert, Michael Pagano, John Ortiz, Potoula Anagnostakos, and host Matthew Waldman.
“The Sarah Grace Foundation is proud to have worked with David Coonan, president of Malverne Community Theatre, who has shared his talent in directing our third theatrical fundraising event,” said Matthew Weippert, president and chairman of The Sarah Grace Foundation. “Fundraising events are critical to The Sarah Grace mission of providing for children with cancer, their siblings and their families; we are extremely grateful to the community that has continued to support our efforts.”
The Sarah Grace Foundation is now in its 10th year of supporting children with cancer and their families in memory of Sarah Grace Weippert who lost a courageous battle with leukemia when she was 12 years old. The foundation provides programs and financial support to help ease the burden that childhood cancer places on the family. Donations can be sent to: The Sarah Grace Foundation, 217 Plainview Road, Hicksville, NY 11801, or by phone at 516-433-9745.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.
A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.
State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.
“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.
However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:31
The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization
— From Hicksville High School
Thursday, 09 October 2014 08:47
The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.