Feb, 2008 Volume 8 - Issue 5
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Recently I read your article about the get-together football game. It sounded like it was much fun for old classmates to come together for an informal reunion. However, may I throw out a similar idea where classmates of ALL ages can reunite and still have a good time. What about having a bowling reunion where we can have sort of a "midnight bowl" bowling 3 different amusing games? If the editors feel this is a feasible idea, I would be happy to help organize it. By the way, I think you are all doing a great job every month putting this newsletter together. To all Hicksville classmates, hope you have a healthy and Happy New Year.------Mike Bisaccio '61
For car buffs........Sit back and enjoy this. Very well done. http://objflicks.com/CarsWeDrove.htm
While reading the Jan. edition, there was an article about Gerry Manning. I used to baby-sit for her. I lived at 25 Garden Blvd. My name is Anita (Uhlich) Basile. Class of '58. I live in Windham, NH. I visit LI on a regular basis. I have kept in touch with many of my classmates. We all have dinner together when I visit. I would love to hear from others. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Wonderful Editors!
Thank you for the newsletters!I have two things to add to the vet's benefits:
1. There are benefits for widows and children. Unfortunately, I experienced the 'widow situation'.
2. Also unfortunately, the VA sometimes does not come through with what is due to vets and/or their dependents, so using an organization such as the DAV, VFW, etc., can be very helpful. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization helped me get through this, informed me of the benefits, helped me apply and get approval.
Best wishes to all for a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Joan Komar Langlois '61
I noticed that you post web sites as my cousin's is on the HixNews site and I am a photographer that would love to avail myself to all the events that Hicksvillians have in their lives. As a professional photographer it would be fun to connect with my old friends and photograph their anniversary parties, their children's weddings and even grandchildren--gads are we that old? And any event that needs a great photojournalistic and creative approach. My web site is: www.photosbyrochelle.com and I will give discounts to all Hicksville Grads.
Once in the site, one can view many different genres of my
artistry from Events and journalistic assignments to some great gift ideas, such
as Boudoir photos for their special someone.
Editors of HixNews,
Thanks to the HixNews, I reconnected with my family -- cousins -- and Bob Casale, related by marriage --- good site.
Hi my name is Jane Schaeffer Dietrich. I am married 46 years to Robert Dietrich. We both graduated from Hicksville High School. Bob in 1958 and myself in 1960. I would appreciate you sending me anything I need to enroll. My parents also graduated from HHS; Charles Schaeffer and Helen Easher. I'm not sure of the years. Thank you, Jane Dietrich
The newsletter has received an address for Bill Corrigan but not an update on his condition.
Family, Friends & Classmates,
I want to thank you all for your concern & prayers.
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 3:54 PM
All 3 operations were successful and I was surprised how well I'm doing without a prostate. While it was a rough 5 weeks. I have a lot to be thankful for.
Hopefully in the near future I'll be up to reading and answering your e-mails.
I want to thank everyone for their phone calls, cards and prayers. Never
having been through anything like this before I never realized how important they were in getting me through the rough times. For those of you that are in good health, all I can say is enjoy every
day, you never know what's around the corner. For those in poor health my prayers are with you.
I hope you all have a happy, healthy and successful 2008!
If you're home on Thursday, February 28th at 10pm, you can, (so the production company tells me but who knows for sure), catch this senior citizen on The Discovery Times Channel, (whatever number that channel is in your part of the country). In a re-creation, I play real-life California serial killer, Dorothea Puente, on the weekly program, "Most Evil - Women Who Kill." Dorothea Puente killed 9 people that they know of for their Social Security/Disability checks. She received a life sentence at age 61 back in the early 1990's and is serving her sentence in Chowchilla Women's Prison in CA. "Most Evil" is a continuing program with new episodes starting Thursday, January 31st. However, unless you're Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, or the like, it's difficult for an actor to find out exactly what day/date/time a segment will air, but I'm keepin' the faith!
I wanted to share another get together of friends just a
few weeks ago. We have not seen each other since 1958 and even so, we were able
to pick up conversations as though we talked the week before.
We met at my permanent residence – a condo in Boynton
Beach, Fl when Rita Mallet was visiting a friend. She flew in from Conn. and
Marcia Rubenstein was spending the winter months in her condo – also in
Boynton Beach. She lives in Ft. Lee NJ.
We would love to hear from anyone who lives in Palm Beach
County, Fl so we could all get together. We are hoping that a reunion is
scheduled for sometime before Sept. – before the winter chill settles in.
I can be contacted by email – Ladyrealtor1@gmail.com.
Here is a note received by Bob Casale re: Anthony Genovese, '61 (FL):
H I C K S V I L L E T I D B I T S
K E V I N K O L M H O N O R E D
Hicksville honored one of its alumni on Sunday, October 21, 2007. A third generation Marine, Kevin
Kolm, was honored, posthumously, when a park, home to the Hicksville American Soccer Club, was renamed in his honor. The park is located at the intersection of Old Country Road and Plainview Road.
Senior citizens on a fixed income should please make note of the following. The Nassau Rx card provides a great discount, averaging 24 percent, for those who do not have drug insurance. Approximately 40 percent of card users are over 65 years old, according to the latest numbers received from Caremark, the program administrator. When total drug costs of seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D exceed $2,400.00 per year, they hit the coverage gap, commonly referred to as the “doughnut hole.” They then have to pay 100 percent of drug costs until their out of pocket costs reach $3,850.00.
T O Y D O N A T I O N
Many thanks to the maintenance crew from Hicksville High School. They fought slippery conditions and freezing rain to load up a box truck with more than 1,600 books and 500 toys donated by the students, staff and community members in memory of Sarah Grace Weippert. They also helped Maureen Bright, Superintendent of Schools, delivering the toys to Winthrop University Children's Cancer Center, Nassau University Medical Center and the Schneider Childrens’ Hospital.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S T O N E W F I R E C H I E F S
Hicksville Fire District Commissioner Charles Hearon had the privilege of swearing into office 3rd Assistant Chief Frank
McGeough, 2nd Assistant Chief Chris Moskos and 1st Assistant Chief Edward Korona
Jr, and Chief of Department Robert Lang. Congratulations to all on the winners.
The article that appeared here about the purchase of a new fire truck is in error. Here is what Commissioner Hearon had to say, "This article was a mistake. The department is LOOKING at that truck and we are just in the early stages of replacing company six's truck. It will be a couple of years before it happens. Sorry about that. I don't know who sent it in but it is wrong. They may have got it from the Hicksville illustrated paper."