Hicksville’s Amy Palmiero-Winters has created some pretty sizeable shoes to fill – and has also paved plenty of footprints along the way.
A below-the-knee amputee, world-class ultra-marathon runner, coach and single mother of two, Palmiero-Winters, 37, recently became the first amputee to finish the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run from Squaw Valley to Auburn, Calif.
On June 30, Nassau County’s bravest fired up the grill to cook their most delectable burgers in the “Best Firehouse Burger Cook-Off” at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Garden City. The grilling throw down was the 2nd annual firefighter cook-off at the museum, with this year’s competition being sponsored by Stop & Shop supermarkets. Equipped with grills, spatulas, utensils and more, while wearing Stop & Shop chef hats and oven mitts and fire department T-shirts, volunteer firefighters put their cooking skills to the test by not only preparing their signature fire department burger, but by making their most flavorful vegetable side dish.
After perusing through a graphic design website several months ago, Hicksville resident Jason Siegel came across a contest offering an iMac and Adobe software as the top prize for designing a logo to appear on the Army Ten-Miler T-shirts.
Siegel is currently expecting his iMac in the mail.
On Monday, June 28, Senator Charles Schumer came to the Long Island Association Small Business Council Executive Breakfast at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury to discuss the economy- both on a national level, and to address issues specific to Long Island.
While the Senator expressed concern about the lack of jobs available in the country, calling the May jobs number of 41,000 private sector jobs “the worst number in a long time,” he was optimistic about the future in light of the government’s recent efforts, which he dubbed “targeted measures”, or smart, inexpensive strategies that will produce growth.
Richard ‘Dick’ Evers Honored for Community Involvement
First came Mr. Baseball and Mr. October.
Now, there’s Mr. Hicksville.
Very rarely does a namesake become synonymous with a passion or place, but to many members of the community, Richard “Dick” Evers may forever represent the symbol for all things Hicksville.
On a typically hot and humid Father’s Day, a not-so-typical celebration took place at Cantiague Park on June 20.
Fred K’s Cancer, a group founded by the Traveling Baseball Babes’ Serena Ahne and Lisa Leone, held a morning fundraiser walk to raise awareness for oral and testicular cancer awareness and commemorated the fathers who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined by Northwest Civic Association President Joel Berse, members of the Hicksville Historical Society and local community members to announce plans to restore the historic 100-year-old stone eagle that sits at the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station’s north entrance.
Under Mangano’s direction and using funds from the County’s hotel/motel tax, Nassau will contribute $2,500 towards the restoration project.
On June 4, Peter Levy, president of the Coalition of Nassau County Youth Service Agengies, presented an early-bird crowd of around 150 people with a rhetorical question regarding the perpetual challenges children face in Nassau County.
Levy asked, “In 1996, did we think we’d be facing the same issues in 2010? Yes, I think some of us did.”
On June 20 from 9 to 11 a.m., Fred K’s Cancer will be raising money for oral and testicular cancer awareness at Cantiague Park in Hicksville. The event will offer a 2-mile walk for participants on behalf of the Oral Cancer Foundation and Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. “While the cancers may seem unrelated, there is a reason why we chose these particular diseases to support: both of our fathers are named Fred and are cancer survivors,” said Serena Ahne and Lisa Leone of Traveling Baseball Babes, a group the two started to blog about their travels to different baseball stadiums across the country.
A new Farmers Market is coming to Hicksville beginning on Sunday, June 27, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia. The weekly market will feature a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, juices and preserves, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, cheese and much more.
“I am proud to have worked together with Town Supervisor John Venditto, the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce and the Hicksville Community Council, as well as local civic groups and resident volunteers, to bring this project to the Town of Oyster Bay,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “We are also grateful to the Farmers Market Association, which will coordinate and oversee the operation of the market, including the selection of vendors. This project has been a great joint effort, bringing together several organizations.”
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