Richard ‘Dick’ Evers Honored for Community Involvement
First came Mr. Baseball and Mr. October.
Now, there’s Mr. Hicksville.
Very rarely does a namesake become synonymous with a passion or place, but to many members of the community, Richard “Dick” Evers may forever represent the symbol for all things Hicksville.
On a typically hot and humid Father’s Day, a not-so-typical celebration took place at Cantiague Park on June 20.
Fred K’s Cancer, a group founded by the Traveling Baseball Babes’ Serena Ahne and Lisa Leone, held a morning fundraiser walk to raise awareness for oral and testicular cancer awareness and commemorated the fathers who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined by Northwest Civic Association President Joel Berse, members of the Hicksville Historical Society and local community members to announce plans to restore the historic 100-year-old stone eagle that sits at the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station’s north entrance.
Under Mangano’s direction and using funds from the County’s hotel/motel tax, Nassau will contribute $2,500 towards the restoration project.
On June 4, Peter Levy, president of the Coalition of Nassau County Youth Service Agengies, presented an early-bird crowd of around 150 people with a rhetorical question regarding the perpetual challenges children face in Nassau County.
Levy asked, “In 1996, did we think we’d be facing the same issues in 2010? Yes, I think some of us did.”
On June 20 from 9 to 11 a.m., Fred K’s Cancer will be raising money for oral and testicular cancer awareness at Cantiague Park in Hicksville. The event will offer a 2-mile walk for participants on behalf of the Oral Cancer Foundation and Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. “While the cancers may seem unrelated, there is a reason why we chose these particular diseases to support: both of our fathers are named Fred and are cancer survivors,” said Serena Ahne and Lisa Leone of Traveling Baseball Babes, a group the two started to blog about their travels to different baseball stadiums across the country.
A new Farmers Market is coming to Hicksville beginning on Sunday, June 27, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia. The weekly market will feature a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, juices and preserves, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, cheese and much more.
“I am proud to have worked together with Town Supervisor John Venditto, the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce and the Hicksville Community Council, as well as local civic groups and resident volunteers, to bring this project to the Town of Oyster Bay,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “We are also grateful to the Farmers Market Association, which will coordinate and oversee the operation of the market, including the selection of vendors. This project has been a great joint effort, bringing together several organizations.”
The Citibank located on North Broadway in Hicksville was robbed shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, and according to detectives, the suspect appeared to match a description of an individual who committed a similar robbery less than one week ago in Massapequa.
On May 27, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced his candidacy for the US Senate seat currently held by Senator Charles Schumer. Maragos, a Republican, has been in office as Nassau County comptroller since January, having been elected in November 2009. Maragos and his family are longtime Great Neck residents.
Maragos has stated that the issues in his campaign focus on the federal government, which he said, has been “… adding higher costs, higher taxes and more government control on our local governments and businesses.”
The United Veterans of Hicksville held a meeting May 11 at the Hicksville Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. At this time, SSG Christopher Grilo of the U.S. Army, 800th Military Police of Uniondale was the special guest.
The committee is proud to announce that Captain Frederick A. Moss, also of the 800th Military Police, commander of headquarters and headquarters company will be the Memorial Day guest speaker. Commander William Walden was proud to announce the Grand Marshal for Hicksville 2010 Memorial Day Parade and Service is Catholic War Veterans Joseph Barry Post 1946 Commander Joseph Messana.
On May 25 at 10 p.m., the Bethpage Fire Department dispatcher received an automatic alarm from the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center on Stewart Avenue at Cherry Avenue in Bethpage.
Approximately 35 persons were playing on the ice when they heard an audible alarm and noticed the ice starting to melt. Several persons soon became overcome by fumes, which were later determined to be anhydrous ammonia used as a refrigerant. Anhydrous ammonia is also toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
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