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Cantiague Senior Men’s Golf League: June 19, 2014

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday June 5. We had two golfers who scored under 40: Charlie Hong and Bruce Danen. Low overall score was won by Charlie Hong with an impressive 37. Joe Sander scored a solid 46 and won low overall net with a 25.

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. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

If you are interested in joining our league for this year, please call John Bosco at 516-512-0050 for more information.  Our league includes an optional match play competition beginning in June with prizes for the top two finalists. We also have recognition of a yearly overall club champion by awarding points throughout the year in various weekly categories. There are numerous opportunities for cash prizes for individual achievement utilizing your handicap in every tournament.

Our next Tournament date is on Thursday, June 19th, rain date June 20.

Low Actual Score — Charlie Hong (37) His third low victory.

Low Overall Net — Joe Sander (25)

Low Flight A — Bruce Danen (31)

2nd Low Flight A — Tom Parker (33)

Longest Drive — Andy Malone

Closest to the Pin — Tom Parker

Low Flight B — Jack Prunty (28)

2nd Low Flight (B) —Pete Kerr (29)

Name Score - Handicap - Net Score - New Handicap - Points

John Agnoli  DNP

John Bosco 50-12-38-13-8  

Bruce Danen 38-7-31-8-10

John Dilavore 46-14-32-15-6

Bob Evans 43-6-37-7-5

 Pete Guerra DNP

Mike Guerriero DNP

Charles Hong 37-4-33-4-18

Ken Hymes DNP

Joe Iavaroni 59-17-42-18-1

Pete Kerr 43-14-29-13-8

Pat Lehane DNP

Tony Macaluso DNP

Dave Malle 43-6-37-6-8

Andrew Malone 43-14-29-16-3

Jim Murphy DNP

Jim O’Brien DNP  

Tom Parker  43-10-33-10-6

Rudy Pekarek  44-9-35-10-5  

Walter Pietsch  49-13-36-14-5  

Al Poggioli  49-15-34-16-2  

Bob Powers  DNP  

Jack Prunty 44-16-28-15-4  

Bob Ross DNP

Joe Sander 46-21-25-19-3  

Kent Schreiber  DNP

Jerry Skaee  DNP

Don Sterling DNP  

John Valsecchi DNP

Dom Vissicchio 50-13-37-14-2

News

A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.

A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.

State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.

For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.  

“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.

However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”


Sports

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

Hicksville native progressing through Mets system

The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.


Calendar

Spooktacular Halloween

October 17

Fall Festival

October 18

Veterans Casework Seminar

October 21



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