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Alumni Lacrosse Game A Success

The second annual Hicksville alumni lacrosse game was held Saturday, Nov. 30 at Hicksville High School’s turf field.

The event, which is becoming a Hicksville Thanksgiving weekend tradition, raised $5,230 for the Michael Magro Foundation, an organization dedicated to the support of children with cancer and their families.

“It’s a great time when many of us are in town and can get together to raise money for a good cause,” said Class of 2005 alum Rob McCormick.

Unlike last year’s game, this year’s event also had two varsity games played before the alumni game. The three varsity teams were MDP Lacrosse, The Hicksville Penguins, and Long Island Lobsters. The Plainview Recon varsity lacrosse team did not play, but donated $300.

Alumni were split into two teams based on graduating year: odd years, or even years. The Odd year team claimed victory over the Even year team again as they won 15-5.

Many Hicksville residents and alumni came out to the event, enjoying the music of DJ Jeff, from Gem Entertainment, food, raffles, and 50/50. After the game, many went to Crossroads restaurant and enjoyed a buffet  dinner, donated by owners Ted Marroti and Gary Schweitzer.

“We’re so elated that Hicksville High School hosted the alumni lacrosse game because lacrosse was the game that Michael played and enjoyed and loved,” said Vice President of the Michael Magro Foundation, Terrie Magro.

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.


Calendar

American Legion Meeting

April 21

HS Theater in the Round

April 24-26

Science Fair

April 26



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