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Fire Department Swears In New Chiefs

Written by Kevin imm, Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:09

The Hicksville Fire Department recently swore in Frank M. McGeough, the 2014 Chief of the Department, at a ceremony held at HFD Headquarters. Chief McGeough, a former Captain of Independent Engine and Hose Company No. 2, previously served as Assistant Chief since 2008 and is a 20 year member of the department.


A Taste Of Naples

Written by Youseph Rasheed, Friday, 03 January 2014 00:00

The first thing you notice when walking through the doors of Pizza Fabbrica in Hicksville are stacks of cooking wood piled up on either side of you sitting atop a glacial black floor. Complete with high ceilings and a bar made of recycled ebony stained wood from a Pennsylvania barn, the rustic factory and earthly style ambiance that Pizza Fabbrica immediately immerses its visitors in is definitely no mistake. In fact fabbrica means factory in Italian. Although there is much to take in at this genial eatery, John LaForte, a co-owner of the establishment makes one thing clear: “At the end of the day we are all about making good food.”


Quilting For Comfort

Written by Emily Cappiello, Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:51

When Evelyn Biamonte heard of a need within her church community back in 2007, she knew that she had the talent and the drive to fill it. A member of Hicksville United Methodist Church, Biamonte explained that there was a need for warmth from the church to both members and non-members of the congregation, so with a little help, she decided to bring the warmth the best way she knew how — by making quilts.


Tap In With East Coast MMA

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:44

Fight, get fit and have

fun at Hicksville’s

newest gym

When first looking at East Coast MMA and Fitness — an unassuming, perhaps even drab grey building near a set of train tracks in Hicksville — one would never suspect that it actually houses a state-of-the-art, 6,000 square foot gym dedicated to fighting, fitness, and fun.


Doing Good, Year Round

Written by Betsy Abraham, Saturday, 28 December 2013 00:00

For Dolores Sartor, the holiday season doesn’t mean more giving, it means continuing to give as she does the other 11 months of the year.

“As a Christian, I feel that it’s something I should be doing to help other people who are less fortunate than I am,” the Hicksville resident says.


Fire Safety Gets Illustrated

Written by Domenica Farishian, Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

Joe and Debbie Lindner, co-founders and owners of Colorfully Yours, are used to hearing about people voting for County Executive Ed Mangano. But this time the vote is for them.

It’s all part of a campaign to help get their business $250,000 in funds from Chase Bank’s “Mission Main Street Grant.”

“We had a company Facebook page for people to vote. We couldn’t believe one of the votes came from the County Executive himself,” Joe says.


Charities Join The Needy

Written by Edith Updike, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

The end-of-year holiday is the season of giving, when we are infused with the spirit of generosity, empathy for those in need and “good will to all” (not to mention a Dec. 31 tax deadline for deductions).

Unfortunately, this year the peak giving season is shorter than usual. The late Thanksgiving holiday truncated the number of fundraising weekends leading up to Christmas. That’s on top of a challenging macro-economic environment, and it is putting the squeeze on charities. Some local fundraisers have quietly indicated that they are worried about meeting year-end objectives.


A Clean Business

Written by Betsy Abraham, Friday, 20 December 2013 00:00

Local resident lathers up

goodness with natural soaps

The old proverb, “If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime” doesn’t seem to be limited to piscines. In the case of Hicksville resident William Artuso, learning a skill to solve a problem applied to soaps.

Artuso has sensitive skin and many soap products would leave his skin red and irritated. Instead of just buying all natural soap at the store, he decided to learn how to make his own.  


Brigandi Re-Elected

Written by Hicksville Illustrated news Staff, Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00

The Hicksville Water District recently announced Nicholas Brigandi’s re-election as a member of the Board of Water Commissioners. Serving his 11th consecutive term on the board, Brigandi has led several initiatives including infrastructural improvements and increasing environmental awareness in the District.

“I am grateful for the ongoing support from the community,” said Brigandi. “I will continue working towards providing residents the highest quality water at the lowest rates.”


Fire Departments Talk Holiday Safety

Written by Cynthia Paulis, Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00

The Hicksville Fire Department was among the companies present last week, when a living room, complete with gifts under the decorated tree, turned into a roaring inferno that enveloped the Cape-style home in a matter of minutes.


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