Written by Betsy Abraham, email@example.com Saturday, 28 December 2013 00:00
For Dolores Sartor, the holiday season doesn’t mean more giving, it means continuing to give as she does the other 11 months of the year.
“As a Christian, I feel that it’s something I should be doing to help other people who are less fortunate than I am,” the Hicksville resident says.
Sartor is in charge of community service for the Carle Place Homemakers, and for the past 25 years has helped organize numerous food and clothing drives. She’s helped collect prom dresses for the Junior League of Long Island, and also recently helped collect business clothes for the Family and Children’s Association, which will be given to young people going on job interviews.
Sartor is also an avid knitter. She makes and donates about 35 baby sweaters every year, as well as numerous baby blankets, and afghans for veterans. Several years ago, she made 25 children’s hats for the Family and Children’s Association.
“At Christmastime, I got a card signed by every child, and a picture of them and they all had the hats on,” Sartor said. “I was so pleased, it just touched my heart.”
While the items Sartor makes or collects are a tremendous help to all who receive it, Sartor says she feels wonderful while helping others.
“This is my retirement job,” says Sartor. “It makes me feel very good, I like to keep busy and this is helping somebody else.”
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Typically Asian cuisine is not associated with dessert and pastries so I was delighted by the deliciousness of the breads and pastries I found at Canaan Bakery and Cafe in Hicksville. Savory and sweet buns, Danish and Korean pastries, cookies and very good coffee can be enjoyed at the café, which is located at the entrance of the H&Y Supermarket. This is the Nassau County outpost of the four Canaan bakeries—the other three are in Flushing.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
Linda Cafiero has been a yoga and tai chi instructor, as well as reiki master, for well over 10 years. Last week she brought her meditation expertise to the Hicksville Public Library. Cafiero hosted a meditation workshop at the library for an intimate group of individuals seeking to gain a few moments of peace and serenity in their hectic and fast-paced world.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:40
Hicksville’s Matthew Sloan faced off against the best young soccer players in the world recently, as he traveled to Turkey with the Olympic Developmental Program.
The Hicksville High School freshman started playing soccer when he was three and advanced his game to a more competitive level at age 10, when he was chosen to play with the Long Island Rough Riders. Sloan plays other sports and is on the boys basketball team, but says that he loves soccer because of the fast pace, and because of the coaches who have had a great influence on him throughout his training.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:45
The Hicksville Middle School Kickline claimed victory again recently at the Scholastic Kickline Competition held at Nassau Community College. The team competed against top kickline teams and placed second in hip hop, third in pom and third in kick. County legislator Rose Walker, an honorary Hicksville Kickline team member, supported the girls at the competition. The middle school kickline team’s season began in September, and includes dancing at football and basketball games and competing in three tourneys. Their last competition of the season was March 2 at Nassau Community College. The girls are coached by Hicksville kickline alumni Katelyn Heuser, Victoria Shannon and Laura Bueche.