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LI Cruzin’ For A Cure In Hicksville Sept. 9

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Annual prostate cancer awareness event to showcase classic cars at Sears Auto Center

Hicksville will act as an outdoor showroom for hundreds of classic and antique cars on Sunday, Sept. 9 as Long Island Cruzin’ For a Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting prostate cancer among men, rolls into the Sears Auto Center on Route 106/107 starting at 9 a.m.

The event, which last year featured 535 cars and more than 1,800 spectators, will also host free prostate cancer testing (PSA) for men through North Shore-LIJ. Sandy Kane, event founder, noted that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime and that more than 230,000 cases were recorded in the United States last year alone.

 

Fire Breaks Out In Home, Destroys Garage

Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Several fire departments respond to 10th Street detached garage fire in Hicksville

On Aug. 14 at 8:38 a.m., the Hicksville Fire Department received multiple calls for a house fire on Salem Road and in the vicinity of 10th Street. Arriving units found a fully involved detached garage on fire with extension into the home.

 

LIRR President Williams, Senator Martins Discuss Station Plans

Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Terminal to undergo renovation project through 2017

Senator Jack M. Martins and Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams met at the Hicksville LIRR station on Tuesday, July 31 and reviewed plans for the improvement of the station that the railroad believes will significantly improve service and customer satisfaction for Long Island commuters.

Martins and Williams both indicated how important the Hicksville LIRR station is to commuters as the busiest station in Nassau County where both the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch and the Ronkonkoma Branch converge into what the MTA calls the Main Line. 

 

It’s A Nice Day For A … Free Wedding

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Viana Hotel & Spa offering ceremony, honeymoon for veteran on Nov. 11

This Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, Westbury’s Viana Hotel & Spa is giving back to one lucky veteran in love.

In collaboration with the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, the Village of Westbury and the Westbury-Carle Place Chamber of Commerce, Viana, a recently constructed small luxury hotel featuring a number of green initiatives located at 3998 Brush Hollow Road, will host a complimentary wedding ceremony – and provide accommodations for a honeymoon – to one active duty or retired service member (who has been honorably discharged) living here in Nassau County.

 

Martins Holds Roundtable, Press Conference

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

Discusses budget, MTA, I-STOP and unfunded mandates

Coming into the final four months of his current term as senator of the 7th Senate District, Jack Martins sat down with Anton Community Newspapers editors on Wednesday, July 25. He will seek re-election in November, facing off against Manhasset Democrat Daniel Ross.

Martins “tipped his hat” to Governor Andrew Cuomo concerning initiatives including the new 2 percent tax cap, a timely budget process, the states dealings concerning the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and state school district issues, most notably unfunded mandates.

 

Hicksville Fire Department Responds To Multiple Calls

Written by Owen Magee Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
Automatic Sprinkler Douses Restaurant Kitchen Fire

A fire in the kitchen at the Royal Bukhara Grill at 70 Broadway was quickly brought under control by the building’s automatic sprinkler system, preventing what could have been a major downtown blaze. Hicksville’s dispatcher received the alarm at 1:40 p.m. on July 31. Damage (mostly water) was confined to the kitchen area. Four units, 40 firefighters responded under command of Captain Matt Koopman of Engine Co. 2. The building involved was the former Reptile Museum, a two-story, old wood-frame structure with many add-on structures over the years. The structure goes from Broadway all the way west to Jerusalem Avenue. No injuries were reported.

 

Street Fair Is Overwhelming Success

Written by Brendan Reardon Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Hicksville Chamber of Commerce, myriad sponsors contribute to annual event

Thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, chamber members, and a little help from Mother Nature, the tenth annual Hicksville Chamber of Commerce Street Fair on Sunday, July 22 was an overwhelming success. More people than ever before thronged to Jerusalem Avenue to enjoy the festival and its attractions, where free admission was granted all day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lionel J. Chitty, president of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce, was enthused about the triumph of this year’s fair. He was joined in the chamber’s tent by Chairman Sam Maruca, Community Liaison Philbert Robertson, Office Manager Janet Muller and her daughter, Laurie.

 

Mangano Outlines Budget Reductions

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Claims to balance budget without property tax increase

Recently, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced that the county’s unaudited 2011 budget deficit would reach $50.4 million. Maragos blamed the gap on failures to approve pending bonding legislation.

Maragos also said that County Executive Edward P. Mangano would be announcing a fresh round of budget reductions. And that is what happened at a press conference on Monday, July 23. There, Mangano, along with Maragos and Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt (R – Massapequa) outlined a $45 million deficit reduction plan, one that the county executive said would balance the budget without raising property taxes.

 

LI Medium’s Caputo Appearing At Street Fair

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Hicksville celebrity, TLC show star returning for a third season

While skepticism comes with the territory in her line of work, there’s no denying that Hicksville’s Theresa Caputo, star of TLC’s Long Island Medium, can draw a crowd.

“Theresa believes that she has been blessed with an amazing and beautiful gift from God. She is able to communicate and validate that there is more to life than just here in the physical world and that our loved ones are still with us after their departure,” according to Caputo’s Facebook page, which has more than 172,000 fans.

 

Hicksville Kiwanis, Chamber Announce Fountain Project

Written by Charlie Montana Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Organizations seeking donations, volunteers for longtime park centerpiece

The Kiwanis Foundation of Hicksville and the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce have announced that the two organizations will coordinate the replacement of the Hicksville Memorial Fountain that was built with donations from Hicksville residents, businesses and friends of Hicksville and originally dedicated in 1979.

There was a renovation and rededication of the fountain in 1998 and the fountain has been a centerpiece in Kennedy Park on Broadway and Jerusalem Ave for the past 33 years.

 

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