Written by Betsy Abraham, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
With the popularity of movies like the Hunger Games and The Avengers, it’s no surprise that C and B Archery in Hicksville is thriving. The indoor archery range allows archers of all skill levels and ages to tap into their inner superhero, as they learn how to use arrows and shoot bows at targets over 40 yards away.
Manager Dustin Cimato says he has seen all different types of shooters, including those who are blind and in wheelchairs.
“I’ve seen every different type of person coming from every different walk of life be able to do this sport,” Cimato says. “Anyone can do it.”
C and B Archery offers lessons six days a weeks for archers of all skills levels and ages. There are many reasons people may come into the range—some want to better their hunting skills, while others just love the sport. Cimato says it’s rare that someone will come in for a lesson and never return.
“A lot of people who come in here have always had a passion for it,” Cimato says. “This sport has a huge draw and a lot of people seem very passionate about it, so they come back all the time.”
Owner Ralph Allocco says he decided to open in Hicksville seven years ago because it would be in the middle of other similar facilities in Patchogue and Queens. But unlike other indoor archery ranges that had walls covered in deer heads, Allocco wanted to make C and B Archery family friendly.
“And now we have the largest youth program on the eastern seaboard,” Allocco said.
For the fall season, about 200 students have signed up for junior league, where archers ages seven to 17 hone their skills. There is also a Junior Olympic Archery Development class.
New shooters will begin by taking lessons, while avid shooters new to the range will be evaluated by staff before being permitted to shoot on their own. Archers can learn how to shoot both traditional and compound bows.
C and B Archery is located at 11 Commercial Street in Hicksville and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Lessons, which includes bow rental, an hour of range time and a paper target, cost $25.50. Bows and arrows are also available for purchase at the facility. For more information, visit www.cbarchery.net or call 516-933-2697.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00
The Hicksville Fire Department was among the companies present last week, when a living room, complete with gifts under the decorated tree, turned into a roaring inferno that enveloped the Cape-style home in a matter of minutes.
Saturday, 14 December 2013 00:00
Kennedy Park turned into Hicksville’s own winter-wonderland during the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Kennedy Park on Saturday, Dec. 7.
“The Tree Lighting brings the community together,” said James Bentson, the event chairman and member of the Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club. “It’s a really great thing.”
Although the weather was freezing and members of the community were bundled up in their heaviest winter gear, the Lady’s Auxiliary Club was there to hand out hot chocolate to keep everyone warm.The Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club as well as the Hicksville Fire Department were in charge of the event. “The Rotary Club organized the ceremony, but the Hicksville Fire Department decorated the tree, brought the fire truck, and brought Santa,” said Bentson.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Hicksville’s Jill Loveland, 28, scored as the second finisher among the women in the 25-29 age group in the 21st annual New York Blood Services Rob’s Run, a 5 Kilometer cross country race held through Stillwell Woods in Woodbury on Sunday morning, Dec. 1. Loveland finished the run in 22 minutes, 29 seconds.The weather for this year’s run was nearly perfect for a late Fall cross country race, and the net result was a bunch of pretty impressive performances — and lots of enthusiasm — on the part of the 534 finishers. The run was staged by the Greater Long Island Running Club in cooperation with the Town of Oyster Bay.
“We were thrilled to see Jill Loveland do so well in this event,” observed Run Co-Director Sue Fitzpatrick. She is a great competitor and a valued member of the club."
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
As they come off their most successful season in 30 years, the Hicksville Boys basketball team faces a challenge in replicating last year's success. The 2012-13 season saw the Comets compile a 15-5 record and had their season ending in the Nassau County semifinals to rival Baldwin. According to Head Coach Phil Essigman, who is entering his 14th season with the varsity team, the team will feature only two returning players from last season. Last year’s team was incredibly deep and experienced and it is part of the “rollercoaster”, as he described it, of high school sports for teams to go through periods of grooming inexperienced players.