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Resident Recognized

Hicksville resident Marlo M. Signoracci was recently recognized by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, Inc as a small businessperson of the year.

Signoracci is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury, and holds a degree in Hotel Administration. Throughout her 25 years in the hospitality industry, she has been in catering service, been a Sales and Event Manager for the Long Island Marriot, Director of Community Relations and Executive Director for Somerset Gardens Senior Living, and Executive Director for The Bristal at East Northport. She has been recognized for her outstanding customer service and performance excellence.

Since November 2011, Signoracci has been general manager of the 82 room Econo Lodge in Hicksville, and is responsible for marketing, sales, revenue, profitability and customer associate satisfaction.

She is active in local and national organizations including the Inaugural Discover Hicksville 5 Mile Run, Hicksville Football Association, The Ride for LIfe Bike Trek for ALS, Huntington Chamber of Commerce, American Cancer Society, Long Island Alzheimer Association and March of Dimes. She is a notable member of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce, recognized for her high level of contribution.

News

Levittown Hall in Hicksville comes alive every Thursday night with music, dance, fun and laughter as students are swept away into the world of Latin dance.

Under the instruction of professional teacher Mark James, dance hopefuls learn a trio of Latin dance, including salsa, meringue and what James describes as the biggest craze in Latin dancing today, bachata.

 book shops in Hicksville and around the country will hand out free comics on Oct. 25, to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year—Halloween ComicFest. On Saturday, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy, while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

In Hicksville, both Game Master Games (954 S. Broadway) and Amok Time (108C New South Road) will be taking part in the Halloween ComicFest festivities. Game Master Games just recently started carrying comic books and this will be the store’s first comic book-related event. Coincidently, the event runs in the middle of an in-store gaming convention, and store owner Dave VanderWerf is looking forward to the increased exposure for the store.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

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


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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