The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer presented “Unrehearsed: A Night of Improv” on June 14 and June 15 at Hicksville United Methodist Church. The show was structured like the popular television show Whose Line is it Anyway? and featured four performers and a host playing a selection of improv games to a very appreciative audience. The show featured the talents of Hicksville residents James Weippert, Michael Pagano, John Ortiz, Potoula Anagnostakos, and host Matthew Waldman.
“The Sarah Grace Foundation is proud to have worked with David Coonan, president of Malverne Community Theatre, who has shared his talent in directing our third theatrical fundraising event,” said Matthew Weippert, president and chairman of The Sarah Grace Foundation. “Fundraising events are critical to The Sarah Grace mission of providing for children with cancer, their siblings and their families; we are extremely grateful to the community that has continued to support our efforts.”
Now celebrating its 11th year in Hicksville, the Street Fair has become an annual staple of summer fun in the community, and Chamber President Lionel Chitty said this year’s event is shaping up to be no different.
The 11th Annual Hicksville Summer Street Fair will be held on Sunday, July 21, at Kennedy Memorial Park (where Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue meet) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Author Melissa Kuch, a 2001 graduate of Hicksville High School, has just released her first book The Hypothesis of Giants, Book One: The Assumption, the first of a four-part series. The Assumption, the debut novel, is an imaginative young adult book that will transport readers to a fantastical world where giants exist.
“I wanted to make something new for teens, something that was different, something other than vampires,” said Kuch who’s always had a passion for writing. “The young adult genre has always been a favorite of mine. I grew up reading Carolyn Keen, C. S. Lewis and R. L. Stein. Writing The Hypothesis of Giants was the perfect way to meld together my vivid imagination and love for writing.”
It’s no secret that Hicksville residents and most Americans love looking good. The healthy trends, which have gained popularity over the years such as eating organic, drinking purified water, and taking vitamins show no signs of letting up. Aside from eating healthy, staying physical fit is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. You just can’t beat exercising. Not only will you look better, but you will feel better too.
It was during the 70s and 80s that the fitness industry really started coming into its own. The 90s saw even more healthy growth, while within the recent decade there has been a tremendous upward surge in fitness center memberships.
On June 29, friends and family gathered at Cantiague Park in Hicksville to raise awareness and funds for the Fred K’s Cancer organization. The threat of rain deterred many from venturing out, but more than 20 walkers were in attendance.
AutoMat Customizing & Restoration’s of Hicksville recently celebrated its 57th Anniversary with a car show on June 15. The automotive interior and car top restoration specialists hosted more than 300 custom vehicles, antiques, exotic, sports and luxury cars and trucks. Fans enjoyed live performances and facility tours throughout the car show event.
Nowadays, when most people hear the word gamer, visions of teenage boys catatonically staring at their television, all the while their thumbs blazing across a controller come to mind. You could be easily forgiven for stereotyping, after all, in today’s technologic and electronic driven world, it may be easy to write off board games as a relic of a not too distant past, but you would be sadly mistaken. Board games and the likes of it are big. In fact they are a multi-million dollar industry big, and now its fans throughout our area have something to smile about. Game Master Games, a sanctuary for the board gaming community recently opened at 954 South Broadway in Hicksville.
David VanderWerf has been playing games like chess and Monopoly since he was four years old. VanderWerf was such a pro that his friends would regularly ask him to teach them how to play games that they just bought. Their view was why read the instructions, when you could just ask VanderWerf. This is how he realized his passion in life; he wanted to teach people how to play games.
As the 2012-13 school year draws to a close, the Board of Education’s last meeting focused on how far quality education district has come, and how far they still plan to continue to go.
Superintendent of Schools Maureen Bright held a presentation looking back on her district’s achievements over the past year while negotiating the many hurdles faced by New York schools, and highlighted the goals she and her administration have set forth for 2013-14.
Most little girls dream of being a princess. The dresses, the hairstyles and the fame are all sought after, and they spend hours, sometimes days, playing dress up and painting each other’s nails. After emptying their entire bins and closets of all their “princess” assets, only one thing is missing — a majestic salon in which they can be completely pampered.
The Little Ladies Club, located at 246 Old Country Road has been making little girls’ dreams come true since 1998 with their royal salon parties for girls ages one through sweet 16. Two magnificently designed party rooms — one for little princesses and one for tween and teen majesties — host two-hour events complete with make-up, hair-dos, dress up and dancing. The birthday girl, of course receives special treatment, and all of her guests enjoy a day fit for a queen.
After being sponsored by a member of the gallery for a member’s choice showing, one of his works helped to turn the limelight on him. Now a member of the gallery himself, his paintings have taken over the entire front room of BJ Spoke for the next month.
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