You’d expect volleyball, football and running the mile in gym class, but what about juggling, plate spinning, or riding a unicycle? For the past 30 years, The National Circus Project has been challenging typical notions of gym class by bringing skilled, trained circus artists into schools for performances and week-long workshops.
Every year, the Westbury based nonprofit goes into approximately 350 public and private schools all over the northeast, including a previous visit to Dutch Lane School in Hicksville. Teams of expert circus artists will come into a physical education class for either a day or week-long workshop. Students get a front row seat to a performance by some of the best in the business, as well as hands on experience with traditional circus skills such as juggling, wire walking or acrobatics. Students in the week-long workshop get to perfect a specific skill and show it off during a show at the end of the week for family members.
It’s not just teenagers who connect at the mall. This is the story of four adults who met at the Broadway Mall, a meeting that resulted in a new Indian restaurant in Hicksville called Kwality.
Rosy and Paramjit Sondhi come from New Delhi, live in Hicksville, and have a kiosk at the mall where they sell cell phones. Sonia and Deepu Wadhawan are from New Delhi, live in Hicksville and have a kiosk at the mall where they sell cell phone accessories. Their shops are four stores apart.
Hicksville resident Ann O’Connor is among the many seniors of Hofstra University’s Personal Enrichment in Retirement Program (PEIR) who is proving learning doesn’t have an age limit.
When O’Connor retired in 1996 from a career as an applied technology professor at Nassau Community College and Briarcliff College, she joined the program because she had a desire to continue growing mentally and intellectually as she aged.
Retiring was also a major life change for her, and she wanted something to stimulate her.
The Hicksville School District will receive a total of $14.5 million in state education aid, according to the final state budget numbers.
“There is no question that we appreciate all of our legislators for their efforts on behalf of Long Island School districts in providing a state budget that will benefit our children,” said Superintendent Maureen Bright. “The additional aid will assist us in maintaining quality programs for our students, prevent cuts in staff and provide stability as we move our district forward.”
Local residents were seranaded by a classical Italian singer this past Sunday, at a performance at the Hicksville Public Library by Salvatore Chiarelli. Chiarelli sang popular and classical songs in both English and Italian while accompanied by pianist Ishmael Wallace.
Chiarelli performed traditional Italian songs such as “Speak To Me Of Love, Mariú”, “I Have But One Heart,” and “O Sole Mio.”
Don’t let their ages fool you. They may only be between the ages of 14 and 16, but Hicksville High School students Rhea Manjrekar, Fatemah Mukadum and Annamaria Zisimatos, along with their friends Karishma Kamat and Divya Adbani, from Herricks and Milan Sani from Port Washington, are determined to change the world.
Projected enrollment and staffing were on the table for the March 26 meeting of the Hicksville Board of Education.
Like many Long Island school districts, the Hicksville School District is facing declining enrollment. Brian Heyward, assistant superintendent for personnel of the Hicksville School District, reported that for the 2014-15 school year, there will be decreases in all of the schools. At the elementary school level, there is a reported decrease of 15 students. The middle school will see a drop of 57 students for the 2014-15 school year and the high school will report a decline of 23 enrolled students.
The Hicksville Public Library debut its newly renovated Children’s Room last weekend, which includes lower shelves for more kid-friendly browsing and a new room for older kids.
First Impressions, a home remodeling agency in Hicksville, recently sponsored a Island Harvest Food Drive. They collected 279 pounds of groceries and raised cash donations. Pictured here from left to right are Councilman Anthony Macagnone, First Impressions Entries and Designs, Inc. Owner Paul Panagiotidis, First Impressions Entries and Designs, Inc. Administrator Carolyn M. Reilly and Waldbaums Manager Grant Markman.
Attaining the perfect body or face with a quick injection or few incisions is a trend in today’s society, but how do you know that the person doing the procedure is as qualified as they claim? Disastrous tales of plastic surgery have been exposed by TV shows, documentaries and magazines, and is now the plot of an upcoming play starring Hicksville’s Deborah Rupy.
Next month, Rupy will star as the title character in Lady from Limerick which premieres at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan. Based on a true story and written for the stage by Plainview resident, Claude Solnik, the play centers around a woman from a small farm town in Ireland. She takes a secret trip to New York City, to undergo a facelift as a rare treat to herself and a surprise for her husband. However, the procedure goes wrong and the next morning, she ends up on life support. The play flashes between her family’s visit to New York and her own memories. While the play centers on a tragic event, Rupy says there are deeper, happier themes.
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