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Youth Ice Hockey Registration Begins

Registration for the Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. Following those dates, registration will continue in the Recreation office at Town Hall South, located at 977 Hicksville Road, in Massapequa, from Oct. 10 through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additionally this season, the program welcomes back former New York Ranger and Long Island Duck’s Eastern Hockey League legend Buzz Deschamps, who has joined our staff and will help oversee the on-ice program and its coaches.

The program is available for players born between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2010 according to the standards below:

Tot Hockey: January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010

Mini-Mites: January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007

Mites: January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005

Squirts: January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003

Pee Wees January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2001

Registrants must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (canceled check, utility bill, etc.) and a check or money order (no cash) for $150 for one child being registered and $75 for each additional child. All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration.

Participants are required to bring their own equipment. For a list of mandatory equipment and other information, of if you are unable to make these registration dates and would like to sign up for the program, call the recreation office at 516-797-4125 ext. 1.

News

Levittown Hall in Hicksville comes alive every Thursday night with music, dance, fun and laughter as students are swept away into the world of Latin dance.

Under the instruction of professional teacher Mark James, dance hopefuls learn a trio of Latin dance, including salsa, meringue and what James describes as the biggest craze in Latin dancing today, bachata.

 book shops in Hicksville and around the country will hand out free comics on Oct. 25, to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year—Halloween ComicFest. On Saturday, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy, while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

In Hicksville, both Game Master Games (954 S. Broadway) and Amok Time (108C New South Road) will be taking part in the Halloween ComicFest festivities. Game Master Games just recently started carrying comic books and this will be the store’s first comic book-related event. Coincidently, the event runs in the middle of an in-store gaming convention, and store owner Dave VanderWerf is looking forward to the increased exposure for the store.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

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


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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