Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
It’s never too late to get involved.
In my time here at Anton Community Newspapers, I’ve interviewed countless people from all walks of life, and many have lived most of their lives in Hicksville.
I’ve interviewed lots of residents who no longer live on Long Island and asked, “What do you miss about the area?” Their answers are usually consistent – they miss experiencing the changes of the four seasons and the convenience of every possible destination being only a short drive away.
So what better time than spring to get out and see what Hicksville and the surrounding communities have to offer? And, while local school and civic board meetings aren’t for everyone, they’re the best way to find out what else is going on around you. Well, maybe second best, with consideration to the newspaper you’re holding at the moment!
I’ve had numerous rewarding experiences over the past two years as editor of the Hicksville Illustrated News – due to covering some great community events – that have vastly expanded my professional and personal network.
And in the end, it’s not about the seasons or the location, it’s the people here – the ones who plan community events and show up smiling at meetings after a long day at work – who have made, and continue to make our area, a place worth missing once you’ve left it.