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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

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.

John Busto, a 6th Degree Black Belt in American Kempo Karate and lifelong Hicksville resident, was inspired to begin the rigorous path of martial arts at the young age of nine after watching the old David Carradine television show “Kung-Fu.”

“I saw that show and I thought, ‘I have to do this.’ It was just something that was interesting to me; the mystique of martial arts,” he said. “So my parents brought me to a local school called Tracy’s Karate. Back then there weren’t many schools like there are today, and I was lucky enough to have one in my town.”


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

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

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com