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Summer Fun At The Discover Hicksville Run

Big event to held at Cantiague Park

The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the Greater Long Island Running Club to provide a great summer running and partying experience for local runners on Saturday evening, August 17.

The big event will be held at Cantiague Park in Hicksville, kicking off with a free 1/4 mile “Fun Run” for youngsters age 12 and under at 4:30 p.m., followed by a 5 Mile Run through local neighborhood streets at 5 p.m., and in turn followed by a post-race Barbeque with hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, ice cream and all the trimmings, plus live music courtesy of Outer Leaf.

Special technical shirts will be presented to every 5 Mile Run entrant. Every youngster who finishes the Fun Run will be presented with a special finisher’s medal.

There will be a giant door prize giveaway headed by a 32-inch Flat Screen TV and two $250 Gift Certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Awards in the 5 Mile Run will be presented to the top male and female overall and masters finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in each of 17 age groups ranging from 10 and under to 85 and over. Awards as well will go to the top Male and top Female Hicksville resident.

Sue Fitzpatrick of the Running Club and Marlo Signoracci of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce will be in charge of the festivities.

To register, visit www.glirc.org or call Sue at the Running Club office at (516) 349-7646 for hard copy entry forms or more information.

News

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.

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.”


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.


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