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Amy Palmiero-Winters Wins ESPY Award

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00

The road has been long and winding for Hicksville’s Amy Palmiero-Winters.

After a motorcycle accident severed her left leg in 1994, she has gone on to demolish the competition in the ultramarathon world, with her latest feat coming in Los Angeles, CA, as she took home her first (likely of many) ESPY Award.

Palmiero-Winters earned the Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, “presented to the female sportsperson with a disability, irrespective of nationality or sport contested, adjudged to be the best in a given year,” according to the ESPY site.

 

Hicksville’s Downtown Revitalization Project Currently Under Way

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00

Committees Formed ‘With a Unified Focus’

Since an initial “visioning presentation” in March, the Downtown Hicksville Revitalization project has made significant strides in streamlining efforts to re-energize the region – specifically through three distinct committees with various community-based goals in mind.

“Things have been happening in the weeks since the visioning meetings, where over 350 Hicksville residents and businesses participated in shaping a downtown revitalization plan and action agenda,” said Lionel Chitty of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce.

 

Hicksville Water District Pumping Over 13 Million Gallons Daily

Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00

HWD’s System Withstands Heat Wave With Peak Performance

Over the last two and a half weeks the Hicksville Water District’s (HWD) systems have run at peak performance levels despite the unusually high temperature our area experienced.  Commissioner Karl Schweitzer said, “While other districts have been stressed due to increased usage, our system performed great without experiencing any issues.”  At the peak of the hot weather, the Town of Hempstead requested the HWD temporarily supplement its wells through interconnections in order to assist the Town of Hempstead in meeting their water demands.

 

TH Unveils New Plan for Lighthouse Project

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00

Scaled Back Plan Looks to Keep ‘Mini-City’ Off Long Island

Lighthouses are commonly viewed as the marker for seamen to find the coast during storms, add a bit of personality to an island and to serve as a beacon of a beach.

 

Palmiero-Winters Sets Bar for Ultra-Marathon Runners

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

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.

 

NC Firefighters Go Head-To-Head in ‘Best Firehouse Burger Cook-off’

Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

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.

 

Siegel Wins National Army Design Contest

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

Logo Will Appear on Over 30,000 T-Shirts

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.

 

Senator Schumer Optimistic About Long Island Economy

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00

Credits Mangano, Levy for Using
Stimulus Money ‘the Right Way’

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.

 

‘Mr. Hicksville’ Enshrined With Street Sign

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

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.

 

Fred K’s Cancer Walk at Cantiague Park Raises Awareness

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

Event Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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.

 

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