Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
Valerie M. Pereira, 53, passed away on April 2. Devoted wife of Avelino. Beloved mother of Thomas (Kate) and Daniel. Cherished daughter of Marjorie Mahoney and the late Walter Smithing. Dear sister of Robert (Maddy) Smithing and Gary (Kristin) Smithing. Loving sister-in-law of Gloria (rocco), Zulmira (John), Arminda (Manny), Eulampia (Mort) and loving daughter-in-law of Floriano and Eulampia. She is survived also by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel, with mass at St. Ignatius R. C. Church. Interment was held at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Breast Cancer Society, 7 East Lancaster Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ardmore, PA 19003 or at breastcancer.org, in her memory.
Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:00
Twenty-one years ago, brothers Solomon (“Sal”) and Albert (“Al”) Basanelov of eastern Uzbekistan joined some four dozen relatives from their small city of Fergana and traveled more than 9,000 miles west to America, where they sought escape from the tightly controlled and repressive regime that marked the former Soviet state.
In 1993, the brothers established themselves in Rego Park in Queens and began seeking out careers where they could live what they saw as the American dream—ownership of their own business and the freedom to pursue their own lives and fortunes. After working for a short while caring for patients in a Queens nursing home and motivated by two cousins, Al and Sal went to a New York City barber college and after finishing the course, worked as employees for their cousins who owned barber shops in Franklin Square. Eventually, they decided to open their own shop—Al and Sal’s Barber Shop—in a small shopping strip on Stewart Avenue in Hicksville.
Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00
Hicksville’s interim School Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso gave a review of the district’s recently completed capital projects and facilities updates at Nov. 19’s board of education meeting. Most of the projects were completed over the summer in each of the district’s schools.
“Thanks to Director of Facilities and Operations, Dave Bell and his staff, we are structurally sound,” said Bonuso. “So much of what we do is in-house which saves the district money and our staff makes the facilities as special as the students they serve.”
Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00
For the past 11 months, Hicksville’s Marlo Signoracci has been training for IRONMAN, one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there. The triathlon includes a swim, bike and run portion. Signoracci recently traveled down to Florida to compete in IRONMAN Florida. Here’s a look at her experience.
Nov. 1, 2014 will be a day in my life I will never forget and will carry with me forever. It truly was the celebration of the last 11 months of training.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
The fall athletic season seemed to move quickly, but all teams had outstanding seasons with all teams reaching the playoffs except for two who had their best season in many years.
In addition to athletic acheivements, all of the varsity programs at Hicksville High School also participated in raising more than $4,000 for several charities this past fall: pediatric cancer, breast cancer awareness and cystic fibrosis.