I am a former student of Dutch Lane School (Class of 1960), the Hicksville Junior High School (1963) and a 1966 graduate from Hicksville High School. After graduating from Fredonia State University College in 1970, I was hired by my beloved Hicksille School district to teach choral music at Hicksville High School, where I taught from 1970 to 1975. After teaching for 33 years (28 years at North Shore High School in Glen Head), I retired in 2003.
In 2004, I returned to Hicksville High School, where I did a long-term sub for Dan Kristoff of beloved memory.
Have you ever wished you could help a foundation - any foundation at all - but funds were really tight? Have you ever wished you could do something more, where your voice could make a difference? Even though, in your heart, you know that you make a difference, and your life touches so many others?
Well, folks, here is a way that you can help, without spending a penny, without doing anything except clicking your cursor on your computer.
We all remember where we were that morning.
Yet the most important memory we as Americans need to preserve is how we felt on Sept. 11, 2001.
I remember thinking that what was on TV couldn’t be happening only 20 miles away; the helplessness was paralyzing.
The National Hockey League recently sent out a “save the date” to its 700 or so players.
Sept. 15 won’t be marking a celebration of any kind, as the ides of September represents the date on which the league will lockout its players if the two sides can’t reach a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The lockout would mark the third of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s tenure.
There are few finer words in the English language than “vacation.”
Americans work hard (having a smartphone is almost a full-time job in itself). For those fortunate enough to be working during this recession, finding time off from the office, however difficult that may be, is so vital to keeping a cool head during the summer swelter.
New Yorkers are debating the many serious issues related to the extraction of natural gas from shale deposits that underlie parts of upstate New York. Recent news stories indicate that the state Department of Environmental Conservation may soon begin to permit high-volume hydraulic fracturing in our state on a limited basis.
We need a program that will ensure New Yorkers are protected from harm and cleanup costs are covered if contamination from drilling happens. We simply cannot afford to cross our fingers and hope accidents won’t occur.
Long Island Cruizin’ For a Cure will showcase more than 500 classic and antique cars and offer free prostate cancer screenings for men at their Sept. 9 event in Hicksville at the Sears Auto Center on Route 107.
Prostate cancer was diagnosed in 230,000 men in this country last year and there were more reported cases than breast cancer. The disease will affect one in six men in their lifetimes.
The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District has long provided cost-effective, efficient, and valuable services to all of the people of Nassau County. Since the district opened in 1977 it has been serving residents, businesses, nonprofits, agencies, schools and municipalities with environmental expertise and assistance. Like all conservation districts throughout New York State and the nation, it is a proven public-private partnership that leverages local taxpayer dollars by bringing in funding from grants, state matching funds and other sources. Yet, Nassau County may soon become the only county in the state without a Soil and Water Conservation District. The steady decline in funding over the last four years has depleted the district’s small reserves and it is in danger of closing.
The Viana is still looking for local organizations that want to contribute their services for the event, as no business has come forward to donate tuxedos, a cake and more. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this event, please call 572-6560 to get involved.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly two-thirds of deaths from house fires result from properties without working smoke alarms.
According to the Hicksville Fire Department, an area family almost became part of that two-thirds figure this past week when firefighters discovered that the residence didn’t have any working smoke alarms following a fire.
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