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Zumba Fitness Fundraiser

On May 5, Relay for Life of Hicksville is holding a Zumba Fitness Fundraiser to raise money for the Relay for Life event on June 8 in Cantiague Park. Relay for Life is a walk-a-thon hosted by the American Cancer Society in an effort to raise awareness about cancer, remember those who have perished and celebrate those who have overcome the disease.

Certified Zumba Instructor Cathy Cromer, along with Elyse Davidson, Joanne Pergola and Joy Kohn, will be leading this Latin-infused, high-energy dance fitness class to raise money for Relay for Life and to celebrate Cinco de Mayo — Zumba style. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the class begins at 6:45 p.m. at Hicksville Athletic Center located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville.

There is a $15 donation fee for pre-registration and $20 donation fee at the door; the event is free for cancer survivors. Come on down and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with friends for a fun-filled evening of exercise while getting healthy and donating to a great cause. Raffles and refreshments included. Email Cathy today to secure your spot, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more questions about the Zumba-thon, contact Tonia Torrellas at 516-502-8413. For information about Relay for Life in Hicksville, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kristin Cacchioli contributed to this article.

News

Looking for a place to work on your bedside manner and start a promising new career in the process? Look no farther than your hometown.

The Vocational Education and Extension Board (VEEB), a division of the county that oversees educational facilities such as the Fire Service Academy and EMS Academy, recently transplanted one of its facilities — The School of Practical Nursing — into a new location right in the heart of Hicksville, where they recently held an open house to celebrate their new home.

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.


Sports

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

Hicksville native progressing through Mets system

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.


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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