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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

You could say Darren Butler has quite the entrepreneurial disposition. The Hicksville resident not only founded a church, but invented a doorstop that does not require screwing any holes into your wall or door. The device simply clamps on to the bottom of any sized door without requiring tools.

“I never envisioned myself as being an inventor,” explained Butler. “I became one by accident and out of frustration.”

After Butler and his wife purchased their home, they wanted to decorate and maintain it.  “We have four children and at the time we wanted to minimize the damage that occurs from doors slamming into walls because as young children do; they have a tendency to aggressively open doors, and as a result the door knob created holes in our wall,” said Butler. “We purchased conventional doorstops so at the very least we could minimize that reality if not eliminate it all together.”

The Hicksville Fire Department hosted the Nassau County Parade and Drill Championships this past Saturday, an event that was entertaining for both guests and participants.

The Motorized Drill competition held in the morning had 16 participating fire departments. The drill included eight events and each racing team was judged based on how fast they completed each event. Events included the Three Man Ladder, Motor Hook and Ladder, Motor Hose, Efficiency, Motor Pump, and Buckets. The Hicksville Hicks came in fifth place and received a trophy.


Sports

Madeline Huffman, a fourth grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, recently became the New York State Free Throw Champion in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition, 9 Year Old Girls Division at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Huffman’s journey to the state championship began at her home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in January. The local qualifier was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5723. Boys and girls ages 9 through 14 competed, each receiving three warm up shots and 15 free throw attempts.

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.

“I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.”


Calendar

Hicksville Street Fair

July 20

Blood Drive

July 23

Our Lady Of Mercy Family Festival

July 30 - August 3



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com