JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT GENERAL MEETING ON THURSDAY November 14th, 7pm
DONATIONS FOR OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS MEETING. PLEASE HELP US PROVIDE THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR THREE NEEDY FAMILIES.
|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 Oyster Bay
|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.
This 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 polling place
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!
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.
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:
|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.
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
Alison LoGuidice, Jill Bove, Rob Casale, Andrea McAuley, Margaret Lehmann, Jennifer Stanzione, Kyrstin Stehle, Andrea Ferrara, Justina Ketyer