http://www.hgcivic.org Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:30:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Meet the Candidates 2018 http://www.hgcivic.org/2018/10/meet-the-candidates-2018/ Sun, 28 Oct 2018 13:39:03 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=961 Continue reading »]]> 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!

Dan DeBono – US Congress, 3rd District

Jim Gaughran – State Senate, 5th District

Michael Montesano – State Assembly, 15th District

Kevin Thomas – State Senate, 6th District

Dana Grossblatt – Nassau County District Court, 4th District
Joanne Curran Perrucci –  Nassau County District Court, 4th District

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2018 Scholarship Awards http://www.hgcivic.org/2018/06/2018-scholarship-awards/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:11:00 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=939 Continue reading »]]> 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:

Name Plans Sponsor
Adithya Ajith attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Computer Science Delco Plaza (Richard Rush)
Salaiha Mughal attending Cornell University, studying Biological Science HGCA
Amina Nasari attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Biological Science HGCA
Krista Meyers attending SUNY Albany, studying Pre-Med & Psychology HGCA – John P. Simonello
Michael Salvo attending Police Academy, studying Political Science Mary E. Dubon
Sonali Malhotra attending SUNY Binghamton, studying Biology Perfect Pharmacy
Srishti Tyagi attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Chemistry;

then Cornell, studying Biological Science

Perfect Pharmacy
Neeloy Bose attending Northeastern University, studying Chemical Engineering Perillo Oil

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.

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Memorial Day Parade http://www.hgcivic.org/2018/05/memorial-day-parade/ Tue, 29 May 2018 14:07:27 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=926 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.

 

 

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HGCA Thanks Volunteers for Flag Distribution http://www.hgcivic.org/2018/05/hgca-thanks-volunteers-for-flag-distribution/ Tue, 29 May 2018 02:24:17 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=902 Continue reading »]]> 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.

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Supervisor Saladino provides updates on TOB http://www.hgcivic.org/2018/05/supervisor-saladino-provides-updates-on-tob/ Sat, 19 May 2018 15:56:18 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=895 Continue reading »]]>
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.

 

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Meet the Candidates 2017 http://www.hgcivic.org/2017/10/meet-the-candidates-2017/ Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:07:21 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=876 Our Meet the Candidates night was a huge success, drawing a crowd of 200 and getting coverage by both Newsday and News 12.

Footage is available on YouTube courtesy of Steven Zessman:

Part 1

Part 2

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2017 Scholarship Awards http://www.hgcivic.org/2017/06/2017-scholarship-awards/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:15:37 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=849 Continue reading »]]> At the June 2017 general meeting, scholarships were awarded to 8 deserving students this year. After receiving their awards, each of the students gave a gracious speech to thank the sponsors and the civic, as well as to note their intended area of study.

Back row: Walter Grebe, Principal Raymond Williams, Ryan Wimbiscus, President Nicholas Sarandis
Front row: Shana Mathew, Fatemah Mukadum, Cecilia Funk, Nicole Titko, Jason Yang, Nolan Mingst, 
Assemblyman Michael Montesano

Recipients have the following plans for study upon graduation:

Name Plans Sponsor
Ryan Wimbiscus attending NCC for two years, then transferring, studying Business HGCA – John P Simonello
Shana Mathew attending Brooklyn Poly, studying Pre-Med HGCA
Walter Grebe attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Computer Engineering Delco Plaza
Fatema Mukadum attending Northeastern University, studying Chemistry Foodtown
Nicole Titko attending Eastern Florida State, studying Crime Scene Technology Mary E. Dubon
Cecilia Funk attending LIU Brooklyn, studying Nursing Perfect Pharmacy
Jason Yang attending Vanderbilt University, studying Biology/Surgery Perfect Pharmacy
Nolan Mingst attending SUNY Buffalo, studying Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering Perillo Oil

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.

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2017 Memorial Day Flags http://www.hgcivic.org/2017/06/2017-memorial-day-flags/ Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:40:59 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=852 Continue reading »]]> Thanks to all for help this year in preparing the flags and distributing them to the community.

The Flag Distribution Committee would like to especially thank the volunteers who came out and distributed the 3000 flags.

Hicksville Junior Firefighters

Hicksville Robotics Team – The J Birds

HHS National Honors Society

Girl Scout Troop 3181

Daisy Troop 3361

Hicksville Teachers:

Alison LoGuidice, Jill Bove, Rob Casale, Andrea McAuley, Margaret Lehmann, Jennifer Stanzione, Kyrstin Stehle, Andrea Ferrara, Justina Ketyer

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Blockbuster Toy Drive http://www.hgcivic.org/2016/12/blockbuster-toy-drive/ Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:06:28 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=822 Continue reading »]]> The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Fourth Annual Toy Drive. It was a huge success.   We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 4 families from Lee Avenue School.  A special thank you to the Simonello family for their generous donation to these families.

The principal and nurse at Lee Avenue School were taken aback by the amount of gifts that we brought. They couldn’t thank us enough.

Happy Holidays!!!!!

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HGCA Adopts Three Families for the Holiday Season http://www.hgcivic.org/2016/11/hgca-adopts-three-families-for-the-holiday-season/ Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:00:42 +0000 http://www.hgcivic.org/?p=803 Continue reading »]]> The mission of Hicksville Gardens Civic Association (HGCA) aims to improve the quality of life for the Hicksville community by encouraging community awareness, participation, and civic pride.

Thanksgiving is a time when we remember those in our community who are not as fortunate as we are in celebrating a family meal together on Thanksgiving Day.  Through Lee Avenue School, we were able to help donate a Thanksgiving meal for three families and fill their cupboards for the Holiday Season.  The Community Service committee would like to thank our members for their enormous generosity to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  It was a huge success, enabling us to donate to a third family this year.

A special thank you to Foodtown for donating gift certificates for the purchase of a turkey for each family and to T Mobile for donating 2 cases of cereal.  A thank you to Mrs. Stam and Mrs. Kravitz for making us part of this successful food drive.

From left to right is the Nicholas Mirro, Christina Mirro co-chair HGCA Community Service, Mrs. Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, and Mrs. Kravitz, the school nurse.

From left to right is the Nicholas Mirro, Christina Mirro co-chair HGCA Community Service, Mrs. Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, and Mrs. Kravitz, the school nurse.

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