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Lecture

Friday, July 12

Classic Car Show

Sunday, July 14

Bethpage Author Book Signing

Thursday, July 18


Thursday, July 11

Music Under The Stars

Meet the Jumpers: A Rockin’ & Swingin’ Big Band Orchestra at Tappen Beach, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing at 8 p.m. There are no rain facilities. All shows will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Free of charge. For information call 516-797-7900, visit www.oysterbaytown.com  or follow on Facebook and Twitter @ TOBCYS.


Friday, July 12

Lecture

“The Reality of Alien Life,” with Sidney Prince, a scientific researcher in a wide range of subjects which include: ancient archeology and star maps, astronomy, ancient alien contact and extra-terrestrial life on July 12 at 8 p.m. Sid’s email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Members: $10, non-members: $15. The Eyes of Learning, meets at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. Call 516-731-0909 for information.

Music Under The Stars

Magical Music Of Disney: Around The World With Disney Featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra on July 12 at 8 p.m. Syosset - Woodbury Community Park, Jericho Turnpike, in Woodbury. Co-sponsored by: Slomin’s Shield, and Roslyn Savings Ban, a division of New York Community Bank - Member FDIC. There are no rain facilities. All shows will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Free of charge. For information call 516-797-7900, visit www.oysterbaytown.com  or follow on Facebook and Twitter @ TOBCYS.


Sunday, July 14

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show on July 14 at Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd in Bethpage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All makes and models welcome. Live performance by one of Long Island’s top doo-wop bands, The Fabularies. Trophies, raffles, vendors, radio broadcast, and more. Download a car registration form at www.corvettesociety.com. Raindate is July 21. Show spots sell out each year, reserve early. For information contact Joe at 516-849-2465.


Thursday, July 18

Bethpage Author Book Signing

Henry Clark, a local children’s author from Bethpage, will be discussing and signing copies of his new young readers’ book What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World at the Barnes & Noble in Carle Place on Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m.  The book is suited for ages 8 to 12.  Call the store at 516-741-9850 for more information.


Sunday, July 21

Summer Fair

Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.


Monday, July 22

Golf Outing

On July 22, Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, Inc. (www.centralnassau.org), of Hicksville, will be holding its 14th Annual Golf Outing at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, 1 Southwoods Road, in Woodbury. The golf outing will begin at noon with registration and lunch, followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off time. Call 516-822-6111 for information.


Tuesday, July 23

Sands Casino Bus Trip

The Joseph Barry Columbiettes, 45 Heitz Place, in Hicksville, will hold a bus trip to the Sands Casino in PA on July 23. The cost is $42 per person, includes $30 play credit and a $5 food certificate. Bus leaves from Burns Avenue School parking lot, two blocks west off West John Street at 9 a.m. sharp, returning at 8:30 p.m. Call Barbara at 516-935-5576 for reservations. All profits benefit the Columbiettes’ charities and scholarships.


Friday July 26

Lecture

“The Montauk Project and the Hidden Secrets of the Romanian Sphinx,” with Peter Moon on July 26 at 8 p.m. Peter has also collaborated with Dr. David Anderson of the former Time Travel Research Center. Please join to hear directly from Peter about Time Travel/ The Montauk Project and The Hidden Secrets of the Caves of Romania. Peter’s Web Page: www.digitalmontauk.com/. Members: $10, non-members: $15. The Eyes of Learning, meets at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. Call 516-731-0909 for information.


Monday, July 29

Vacation Bible School

Trinity Lutheran Church at 40 W. Nicholai is having their Vacation Bible School from July 29 through Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Call 516-931-2225 for information and registration form, fee is by donation. Join for crafts, music, recreation and Bible stories.


Wednesday, August 14

Military, Veteran Job Fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled for Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Road, in Farmingdale, is committed to making this one-of–a-kind free hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers. For information contact Robert VanPelt, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-786-4605 or David Myones, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-236-0423. Visit: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for additional information, dates.


Saturday, August 17

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

News

You could say Darren Butler has quite the entrepreneurial disposition. The Hicksville resident not only founded a church, but invented a doorstop that does not require screwing any holes into your wall or door. The device simply clamps on to the bottom of any sized door without requiring tools.

“I never envisioned myself as being an inventor,” explained Butler. “I became one by accident and out of frustration.”

After Butler and his wife purchased their home, they wanted to decorate and maintain it.  “We have four children and at the time we wanted to minimize the damage that occurs from doors slamming into walls because as young children do; they have a tendency to aggressively open doors, and as a result the door knob created holes in our wall,” said Butler. “We purchased conventional doorstops so at the very least we could minimize that reality if not eliminate it all together.”

The Hicksville Fire Department hosted the Nassau County Parade and Drill Championships this past Saturday, an event that was entertaining for both guests and participants.

The Motorized Drill competition held in the morning had 16 participating fire departments. The drill included eight events and each racing team was judged based on how fast they completed each event. Events included the Three Man Ladder, Motor Hook and Ladder, Motor Hose, Efficiency, Motor Pump, and Buckets. The Hicksville Hicks came in fifth place and received a trophy.


Sports

Madeline Huffman, a fourth grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, recently became the New York State Free Throw Champion in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition, 9 Year Old Girls Division at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Huffman’s journey to the state championship began at her home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in January. The local qualifier was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5723. Boys and girls ages 9 through 14 competed, each receiving three warm up shots and 15 free throw attempts.

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

“I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.”


Calendar

Hicksville Street Fair

July 20

Blood Drive

July 23

Our Lady Of Mercy Family Festival

July 30 - August 3



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