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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

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, or perhaps an errant interpretation of state law, more than 600 military veterans and Gold Star families in Hicksville will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Hicksville is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending the exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. On Feb. 26, with a contingency of veterans in the audience, the board voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the district, starting with the 2014-15 school year.

You’d expect volleyball, football and running the mile in gym class, but what about juggling, plate spinning, or riding a unicycle? For the past 30 years, The National Circus Project has been challenging typical notions of gym class by bringing skilled, trained circus artists into schools for performances and week-long workshops.

Every year, the Westbury based nonprofit goes into approximately 350 public and private schools all over the northeast, including a previous visit to Dutch Lane School in Hicksville. Teams of expert circus artists will come into a physical education class for either a day or week-long workshop. Students get a front row seat to a performance by some of the best in the business, as well as hands on experience with traditional circus skills such as juggling, wire walking or acrobatics. Students in the week-long workshop get to perfect a specific skill and show it off during a show at the end of the week for family members.


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you. They are supposed to help you discover who you are.


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April 21

HS Theater in the Round

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