The holiday season is a time to support the families in our community who are less fortunate. With help from Lee Ave School, the HGCA was able to provide a Thanksgiving dinner and much more to three families. A generous gift card was presented to each family to help them fill their pantries and table with food for the holiday season.
Thank you to all our members who sent in donations, especially the Simonello family for their continuous generous donation that provided enough food for one family.
NOTE: Our October General Meeting had guest speakers who will be on the November ballot for positions in the Town of Oyster Bay. Hicksville Gardens Civic Association DOES NOT endorse any particular candidate for office. We, as a local civic association, present candidates with a forum to share their ideas and to answer questions from the Hicksville community. The statements made by the candidates and presented in these forums are the candidates’ own and not an endorsement by us.
Invitations to attend our Meet-the-Candidates forum were extended to both the Republican and Democratic Town of Oyster Bay Election Committees. The Republicans responded that their candidates could not attend due to previous commitments, and asked if there was an alternative date for them to attend. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure our venue for another date as there were other events already scheduled.
Here are the candidates for Town of
Receiver of Taxes
Information on all candidates is readily available on the internet, and we encourage everyone to seek out this information to be an informed electorate.
year, any registered voter in Nassau County may vote during the times listed EXCEPT
on Nov. 5th. On Election Day, Nov. 5th go to your regular
Local Early Voting Location: Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway
Hours: Sat. Oct. 26th 10am to 3pm Sun. Oct. 27th 10am to 3pm Mon. Oct. 28th 10am to 7pm Tue Oct. 29th 10am to 7pm Wed Oct. 30th 6am to 7pm Thu Oct. 31st 10am to 7pm Fri Nov. 1st 6am to 7pm Sat Nov. 2nd 10am to 3pm Sun Nov. 3rd 10am to 3pm
If you weren’t at our last meeting, you missed our Meet the Candidates Forum, where some of the candidates from local, state and federal elections presented themselves and their platform.
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH
Voting is a privilege that comes with a responsibility to be informed about the issues and the candidates. There are number of state and federal positions that are on this year’s ballot. Find more information on all candidates and their opponents online. Be informed, be involved!
At the June 2018 general meeting, scholarships were awarded to 8 deserving students this year. After receiving their awards, each of the students gave a speech to thank the sponsors and the civic, as well as to note their intended area of study.
Back row: Delco representative Richard Rush, President Nicholas Sarandis, Marie Dunker,
Elaine Simonello, Neal Dubon, Perfect Pharmacy representatives Saleena & Tiffany,
Perillo representative Lou Messaro
Front row: Adithya Ajith, Salaiha Mughal, Amina Nasari, Krista Meyers, Michael Salvo,
Sonali Malhotra, Srishti Tyagi, Neeloy Bose
Recipients have the following plans for study upon graduation:
attending Police Academy, studying Political Science
Mary E. Dubon
attending SUNY Binghamton, studying Biology
attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Chemistry;
then Cornell, studying Biological Science
attending Northeastern University, studying Chemical Engineering
We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and their participation. We’d also like to extend our thanks to Marie Dunker and the rest of the Scholarship Committee for their hard work in organizing this year’s scholarship program.
After 2 years of getting rained out, the annual Memorial Day Parade was on, and the community was blessed with a crisp morning. The HGCA proudly marched as some flag runners handed out the stars and stripes to spectators.
The Flag Committee would like to thank Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker for donating the flags and our volunteers who placed flags in front of every house in our Hicksville Garden Civic Association area.
A special thank you to Hicksville High School Robotics Team (Ms. Temp and the J-Birds), Girl Scout Troops 3181, 3551 and 3361, our Jr. Firefighters, and Hicksville Congress of Teachers; Kyrstin Stehle,
Andrea Ferrara, Stefanie Cristina, Alison Silvestri, Laura Fanelli, Lia DiPaola, Jessica Ficke, Andrea
McAuley, Margaret Congero, Amanda Mayr, and Ryan Safonte, for helping our Civic honor the men and
women who died while serving our country on this American holiday. A job well done.
At HGCA’s general meeting in May 2018, Supervisor Joe Saladino provided our membership an update on the Town of Oyster Bay, from a positive change in the town’s bond rating, to benefits of LED lighting and single-stream recycling programs, expectations on road paving, upgrades to parks around the Town, and of course status of the Hicksville Downtown Revitalization effort.