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No Soda? No Problem

Written by Paige McAtee, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:58

Catering to its environmentally and health-conscious customers, West East All Natural Bistro and Bar in Hicksville has taken the step to eliminate soda off its menu.

According to owner and health coach Raquel Jadeja, soda is not something that the individuals who frequent West East Bistro look for in a meal. “We did look at sales and see what we sell in soda on a weekly basis and it was so negligible,” she explained. “It’s just not something our clientele looks for.”


Hollywood Comes To Hicksville

Written by Betsy Abraham, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

It’s not every day you see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shopping at your neighborhood retail store. But that was the case last Thursday as camera crews, producers, makeup artists, bodyguards and some of the funniest people in Hollywood descended upon the Big Lots in Hicksville to film a scene for Universal Studios’ upcoming comedy, The Nest.


Summer Reading Program Returns

Written by Betsy Abraham, Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

With the start of summer comes lazy days by the pool and picnics in the park. But the Hicksville Public Library wants to make sure reading’s also on the top of your child’s summer to-do list. Signups for the popular summer reading program start June 30.

Children will be rewarded a prize when they give in a list of books they read to the librarian. Children can also bring in a picture or small report about the book and the library will create a summer reading club magazine of all their pictures and stories, which will be handed out at the program’s final show.


Dolores Caporale: A Life Of Art

Written by Domenica Farishian, Friday, 20 June 2014 00:00

As a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, artist Dolores Caporale of Hicksville spent endless hours lost in a world of her own creation. Never found far from her sketchbook, the young art hopeful was constantly drawing some of the most famous movie stars of the day.

“I can still envision the wall of my bedroom covered with all of those sketches. Tyrone Power, Erol Flynn, I sketched them from movie magazines,” Caporale says, smiling at the memory.


NICE Buses Roll Out Mobile Tickets

Written by Hicksville News Staff, Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Hicksville bus riders can save their quarters. Riders of Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE bus, now have the option of using their smartphones to purchase fares. Upon launching the new GoMobile fare payment app, NICE becomes the first bus-only U.S. transit system to offer mobile ticketing. The app is currently available for Android, and is expected to be available for iPhones soon.

“Mobile ticketing is really taking off in the U.S. and NICE is excited to be at the forefront in bus transit. In the coming months, we look forward to rolling out additional technology initiatives that will help transform the experience of riding transit in Nassau County,” said Michael Setzer, NICE Chief Executive Officer. “Over the decades, fare collection for Nassau’s County’s buses has evolved, however, one area that has not is cash payments. With GoMobile, we’re taking a big step to improve that situation and we expect riders will be very happy with the change.”  


Locals Undergo NARCAN Training

Written by Marlo Jappen, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00

Medical professionals, addicts, alcoholics and family members of substance abusers gathered at the Hicksville Community Center recently to attend a free NARCAN training class. The Mangano administration launched the event to approach the increasing issue of fatal overdoses in Long Island.

NARCAN reverses the fatal effects of an Opiate overdose and does no harm to the user. This agent does not work on overdoses resulting from non-opioid sedating drugs or stimulants.


At The End Of Their Rope

Written by Paige McAtee, Friday, 06 June 2014 00:00

Descending the outside of a building 13-stories tall may seem like a scary task, but more than 60 people found the courage to rappel to the ground for an organization called Shatterproof that helps raise funds in order to fight drug and alcohol addiction.

Last month, participants in the Shatterproof Challenge went down the side of the Administrative Tower building at Nassau Community College.

Shatterproof travels all across the United States to host rappelling events that raise funds for their cause. The event had a $25 registration fee and Shatterproof also asked participants to help raise $1,000 in donations.


Two Thumbs Up For Theater Upgrade

Written by Betsy Abraham, Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:51

A night at the movies just got a bit cushier. National Amusements has just completed the next step in its multi-year Broadway Multiplex Cinemas renovation project, which includes seat upgrades in each of the theater’s 12 auditoriums.

Broadway Multiplex Cinemas is one of the first National Amusements theatres to receive the fully-reclining premium seating upgrade. Local moviegoers can now enjoy stadium seating and reclining plush arm chairs in each auditorium, as well as a new advanced sound system featuring Dolby 7.1 Sound.


Superintendent Search Underway

Written by Betsy Abraham, Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

The Board of Education has begun searching for a new Superintendent of Schools following Maureen Bright’s decision that she will be retiring from the position when her contract expires June 30, 2015.

At a recent meeting, trustees voted to employ a local firm to find a replacement superintendent. The board is currently sending out a Request for Proposal.  


Library Explores The Arts And Crafts Era

Written by Paige McAtee, Saturday, 31 May 2014 00:00

The simple yet iconic style of the Arts and Crafts Era was highlighted at a recent art lecture held at the Hicksville Public Library.

Art historian Louise Cella Caruso presented the lecture titled the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. Caruso holds many art lectures throughout Nassau County, all of which are self-made and researched.

This lecture highlighted architecture and furniture created during the arts and crafts movement, which occurred in the early 20th century.

“Many people don’t realize that arts and crafts was a major movement and it still impacts the world today,” said Caruso.


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