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Nassau County Hockey Tryouts

Nassau County Hockey Season will soon be underway and tryouts will be held in the upcoming weeks. There is also a shape up schedule for any hockey player who wants to get in shape for the upcoming tryouts.

Tryouts will be as follows:

Mites (birth years 2006 to 2009)

Thursday, March 20:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, March 23:  7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 26:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Squirts (birth years 2004, 2005)

Wednesday, March 19: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Friday, March 21st: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

**Saturday, March 29: 9 to 10:15 a.m. **

**Final Tryouts for CUBS ONLY**

Peewees (birth years 2002, 2003)

Wednesday, March 19: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 20: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Monday, March 24: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

**Friday, March 28: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. **

**Final Tryouts for CUBS ONLY**

Bantams (birth years 2000, 2001)

Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Friday, April 18 : 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 19: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Midget Minor (birth years 1998, 1999)

Wednesday, April 16: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 19: 4:45 to 6 p.m.

Monday, April 21: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

The Nassau County Hockey Program is open to Nassau County Residents only. All players/parents must have a valid Leisure Passport. The tryout fee is $100 payable to the “Treasurer of Nassau County” at the first tryout. All players are expected to attend all three tryouts.


 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.

Looking for a place to work on your bedside manner and start a promising new career in the process? Look no farther than your hometown.

The Vocational Education and Extension Board (VEEB), a division of the county that oversees educational facilities such as the Fire Service Academy and EMS Academy, recently transplanted one of its facilities — The School of Practical Nursing — into a new location right in the heart of Hicksville, where they recently held an open house to celebrate their new home.


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


Board of Education Meeting

October 22


October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26


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