Estampas Folkloricas Peru kicked off their 2014 season this past weekend with a performance at the Hicksville Public Library. The nonprofit organization delighted the packed community room with numerous traditional dances from several regions of Peru.
Estampas Folkloricas Peru (EFP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Peruvian culture and folklore. The group was started by Luis Mostacero, a Lima, Peru native who came to the United States in 2000. He had a background in performing and dancing in Peru and wanted to start a dance group with the intention of “preserving, promoting, and diffusing Peruvian folklore and cultural manifestations through traditional music and dance.”
With exercise classes like spinning, kickboxing, pilates, and trampoline aerobics available, working out can be so much more than 30 minutes on the elliptical. And Hicksville’s BollyArts is offering one more option for those looking to get in shape without having to step foot in a gym.
Hicksville resident Warren Uss was recently appointed a Commissioner of the Hicksville Board of Water Commissioners for 2014.
“I am honored to serve as Chairman and excited for the year ahead,” said Uss. “We have made outstanding improvements in the last year by implementing a variety of infrastructure projects focusing on water quality and safety, and we look forward to building on that progress.”
What authorities are calling a "brazen, high-tech burglary crew" is suspected of stealing more than $10 million worth of cash and property through more than 50 commercial and residential burglaries, including Scents Forever in Hicksville. Five crew members were recently indicted on state charges by a grand jury.
“This brazen crew used local homes and businesses as their personal piggybanks and with so much stolen over so long a period of time, this was a highly organized, systematic, professional team of criminals,” said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.
Legislator Rose Marie Walker was recently sworn in for her third term at the Nassau County Legislature. Walker represents Legislative District 17 which includes parts of Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Massapequa, North Massapequa, Old Bethpage, Plainedge, Plainview, Seaford, Wantagh and Westbury.
At the legislative meeting on Jan. 6, Walker was also elected to hold positions on four legislative committees. She is the Chair of the Health & Social Services Committee, Vice Chair of the Veterans and Senior Affairs committee, and a member of the Minority Affairs and Finance Committees.
Local teens were taught how to make homemade ravioli recently in an instructional class held at the Hicksville Public Library by the company, The Baking Coach.
“The teens made the dough, and I showed them how to flatten it out and stuff it, and they will take it home to cook it,” said The Baking Coach teacher, April Bier.
Mike Torrellas was many things; a father, husband, son, brother, a friend. But for thousands of athletes in Hicksville and neighboring communities, Mike was known as a coach. His sudden passing on Dec. 30 at the age of 53 was a shock to the community, and the legacy he left on Hicksville athletics will not soon be forgotten.
Mike coached several youth football, basketball and baseball leagues. In 2002, him and his brother, Kim Torrellas, founded the Hicksville Crusaders.
A Hicksville woman was arrested last week after driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the car.
According to the Nassau County Police Department, Janine Lafiandra, 36, was driving her 2013 Mercedes Benz northbound on Main Street in Hempstead, when she collided with a 2004 Ford operated by a 66-year-old male southbound on Main Street at West Columbia Street. Lafiandra then continued northbound and was located by Garden City police officers on Franklin Avenue in Garden City.
With a favorable ruling by the Internal Revenue Service, PSEG cleared its last potential roadblock to taking virtually full control of the Long Island Power Authority’s electric system.
The IRS said that LIPA could maintain its tax-exempt status, and, as a result, keep its borrowing costs lower than they would be with a for-profit company. The New Jersey utility took control of our power supply on Jan. 1, with PSEG Long Island’s president saying the company plans “to make service more responsive” and invest hundreds of millions of dollars.
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