Author Archives: Adam Firester

Food Drive

By   November 24, 2021

The holiday season is a time to support the families in our community who are less fortunate.  Through Lee Avenue 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

A special thank you to all our members who sent in donations.

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!

Stay Well and Stay Safe!!

Pictured: Left to right, Mrs. Stephanie Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, Marissa Wilson Pressler, School Psychologist,
Christina and Nick Mirro of Hicksville Gardens Civic Association, and Danielle Tanzi, Social Worker.

HGCA Community Service Committee
Christina & Nick Mirro 
Joan Goessmann 

Early Voting

By   October 20, 2021

The following list is current as of the date of this newsletter, and subject to change. Check your local newspaper or the Nassau County Board of Elections website closer to election day for any changes that may have taken place.

This year, any registered voter in Nassau County may vote on the dates and during the times listed.

On Election Day, Nov. 2nd, you must go to your regular polling place

        Local Early Voting Location:  Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville

                   Hours:  Sat. Oct. 23rd        9am to 6pm

                                 Sun. Oct. 24th      10am to 3pm

                                 Mon. Oct. 25th     6am to 7pm

                                 Tue Oct. 26th       10am to 7pm

                                 Wed. Oct. 27th    10am to 7pm

                                 Thur. Oct. 28th    10am to 7pm

                                 Fri. Oct 29th         6am to 6pm

                                 Sat. Oct. 30th       9am to 6pm

                                 Sun. Oct 31st       10am to 3pm

        ELECTION DAY: Tuesday November 2ndVote at your regular polling place only.

Fall Newsletter

By   October 6, 2021

MEET THE CANDIDATES

This year, with the large number of Nassau County and Town of Oyster Bay positions up for election, we will partner with the NorthWest Civic and Hicksville Community Council to host a series of Town Hall meetings to offer an opportunity for all candidates to express their views and answer questions from the Hicksville community. Invitations were sent to candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties for all positions up for election. Not all candidates may be able to attend, due to prior commitments.

The Hicksville Gardens Civic Association DOES NOT endorse any candidate. As a local civic association, we present candidates with a forum to share their ideas and to answer questions. The statements made by the candidates at these forums are the candidates’ own and are not an endorsement by the Hicksville Gardens Civic Association.  

ALL meetings will be held at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl St., and start at 7pm.

We urge everyone to attend as many of these meetings as possible.

Sponsored by Hicksville Gardens Civic Association

Thursday October 14th

Scheduled: Candidates for Nassau County Executive, District Attorney, County Clerk, County Comptroller

Sponsored by NorthWest Civic Association of Hicksville

Monday October 18th

Scheduled: Candidates for Nassau County Legislature from Districts 2, 14, 16 and 17

Sponsored by Hicksville Community Council

Thursday October 21st

Scheduled: Candidates for Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor, Town Clerk and Town Council Members

Voting is a privilege that comes with a responsibility to be familiar with the candidates’ positions on issues that affect us all. Information on the candidates is readily available on the internet, and we encourage everyone to seek out this information to be an informed electorate. Hicksville is the most populous hamlet in the Town of Oyster Bay, as well as one of the most populous in Nassau County. With development projects underway and planned for our community and nearby, it is important to show the candidates that we care what is going on in this place we all call home.

EARLY VOTING

The following list is current as of the date of this newsletter, and subject to change. Check your local newspaper or the Nassau County Board of Elections website closer to election day for any changes that may have taken place.

This year, any registered voter in Nassau County may vote on the dates and during the times listed.

On Election Day, Nov. 2nd, you must go to your regular polling place

Local Early Voting Location:  Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville

                   Hours:  Sat. Oct. 23rd        9am to 6pm

                                 Sun. Oct. 24th      10am to 3pm

                                 Mon. Oct. 25th     6am to 7pm

                                 Tue Oct. 26th       10am to 7pm

                                 Wed. Oct. 27th    10am to 7pm

                                 Thur. Oct. 28th    10am to 7pm

                                 Fri. Oct 29th         6am to 6pm

                                 Sat. Oct. 30th       9am to 6pm

                                 Sun. Oct 31st       10am to 3pm

        ELECTION DAY: Tuesday November 2ndVote at your regular polling place only.

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JOIN US AT OUR UPCOMING GENERAL MEETINGS:

Thursday October 14th, 7pm (Candidates Forum)

Thursday November 4th, 7pm (note date change)

Thursday December 9th, 7pm (Holiday Get Together)

Meetings are held in the Kenneth Barnes Community Room at the Hicksville Public Library on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm. (no meetings: January, July, August)

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Donations for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will be accepted

at our October and November Meetings, through the membership portal

or can be mailed to our Post Office box.

PLEASE HELP US PROVIDE THANKSGIVING MEALS

FOR NEEDY FAMILIES IN OUR AREA.

Cash, checks or Shop Rite© grocery store gift cards ONLY…

NO FOOD DONATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

HGCA Member Center

By   April 24, 2021

If you have not yet seen our release e-mail, be advised that our new Member Center is now available. This new online presence may be used to pay member dues and update contact information without having to send it to us. In the future, we will be unlocking additional features for use by our members. At any time, you may find the Member Center from the Members menu on this page.

Detailed information about the Member Center was sent to the membership at the beginning of April. If you have not seen, it, please check your Junk folder.

Are you not yet a member? Would you like to be? Joining the HGCA is easy. Just go to the Member Center and sign up online!

Printers Donated to Lee Ave School

By   January 25, 2021

Through the generous donation of one of our members, Tom McGovern, the Community Service Committee has donated 4 printers to Lee Avenue School to supplement their IT capabilities.

Thank you to committee chairs Nick and Chris Mirro for their ongoing efforts to encourage smiles and giving in the community.

Our Annual Toy Drive

By   December 14, 2020

The holiday season is a time to support the families in our community who are less fortunate.  With help from Lee Avenue School, we were able to adopt nine families.  We were able to bring cheer this holiday season to fourteen children.

Thank you to all the members who sent in donations and a special thank you to the Simonello Family (Lorraine & Jennifer), who in honor of their father (a Past Board Member) and through Jennifer’s work company, The Plaza Marine Group, also donated toys for each child. Thank you for your generous donation. 

I want to thank my daughter, Michelle Humann, for helping me shop this year and my husband Nick for helping me with the endless wrapping.

The staff at Lee Avenue School were taken aback by the amount of gifts received, and couldn’t thank us enough.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

STAY SAFE!!

Christina & Nick Mirro – Co-Chairs

Joan Goessmann – Co-Chair

From left – Chris and Nick Mirro of HGCA, Stephanie Stam – Principal of Lee Ave. School and Maria Misiano-Ippolito – school nurse
Donations from the Simonello Family sponsored by The Plaza Marine Group

HGCA Helps Families in Our Community Give Thanks

By   November 22, 2020

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.

Pictured: Left to right, Nick Mirro of Hicksville Gardens Civic, Mrs. Stephanie Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, Maria Misiano-Ippolito, Lee Avenue’s nurse and Christina Mirro

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.

Have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

Stay Well and Stay Safe!