Newsletter for the Alumni and Friends of 
Hicksville High School   Hicksville, New York
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The Editors:
Buffalo Bob Casale '61 Linda (Piccerelli) Hayden '60
Pat (Koziuk) Driscoll '56 Bob (Gleason) Wesley '61 
Contributing Editors:  Bob Gillette & Walter Schmidt
Webmaster:  Roger Whitaker

To contact the editors, email editors@hixnews.com 


Dear Readers,

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Thank you,   Your Editors


The Hicksville Historical Society, along with the Hicksville Public Library, are both proud to present a program on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m. A documentary by a local filmmaker. Jennifer Uihlein, a Hicksville resident, produced a film titled Hicksville, 11801.  Come and see the film and meet the  director/producer/editor in person.  The Society will have a brief business meeting before the viewing. Refreshments served. For more information, call (516) 796-3826 or write  Hickshistsoc@aol.com.


CLASS OF 1967

 Are you game for attending a 60th "Birthday Party" in 2009?  The Class of 1967 from Hicksville High ALL turn 60 during the year 2009.  Who else would it be better to share the joy/agony of turning 60 than with 200 of your classmates who are in the same situation and time line? We realize that many of the women aren't interested in "celebrating" the 60th birthday but we could pitch it as allowing them to be "spectators" while we watch the boys try to make the best of the new decade of the "60s" that we are about to enter.  After all we grew up during the 1960s so now we will grow old during our 60s decade!  [I am working on a catchy sound byte.]

 Rather than calling it a "reunion" we would have the theme of "celebration" as we push on into our sixth decade....

 Barbara Hicks points out that we shouldn't be sexist: I have no problem turning 60. I am happy to be alive every day. I am running my first (and last) marathon at 58 1/2. My Mom and mother-in-law never made it to that age! I celebrate every day!!!

 So the question remains:   Would you be interested in attending a 60th birthday celebration? Aug. 8-9, 2009 on Long Island?

 I have completed the reservation at the Plainview Holiday Inn for Aug.8th, 2009 from 5pm to 10pm for the "60th Birthday Party Bash" for theClass of 1967 from Hicksville High.  For those who want to stay longer than 10pm there is a bar in the complex.

Plans for a pre-party picnic with softball or volleyball game at Cantiague Park and post party picnic at either Bethpage Park or Jones Beach will depend upon expressed interest from classmates who say they are going to attend the Saturday evening affair.

Jim Rubins '67  Chief Sexagenarian for this event.....

 Napa, CA    jmrubins@gmail.com


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Rich DaCosta looking for Paul or Bernice Cavalluzzo and Jim Clarke
Gene Zonis (63) is looking for Tony Baglio (63)
Nancy Johnsen Kaye is looking for Elaine Sotis & Carol Krumenacher
Lois Chaber, '60, is looking for Nancy Sherman, Patricia Brindley and Elaine Boos
Bill Ramos is looking for John Petrie class of 1960
Mitch Egan, ’60 is looking for Neil Lensky ‘60
Kathleen Trant Adamo, ’66, looking for Maureen Oliva, ‘66
Diane (Angell) Keil is looking for Bobbie Kaplan, class of 1963
Vickie (Berk) Maas, ’72 is looking for Bob Jones, class of 1972
Sandy (Sandler) Wolfe, ’60 is looking for Mike & Vinnie Cocolichio and Tommy Sak
Volena Henningsen (class of ’61) Howe looking for Kathy Lyman
Carol Christopher Fox is looking for Linda Proise Carlucci class of 1960
Kathie Sumrow is looking for Linda (Lee) Buch both class of 65 and bandmates
David Koburger, ’73 is looking for Laura Marlow, ‘73
Kevin McGuinness is looking for Delores Diak ’68,
Judy (Brandfon) Greenfield class of 1974 looking for Carol Zaza class of 75
Frances G. Kosinski Class of 1969 is looking for Ann Bonarrigo Class of 1972
Myrna (Hessel) Greenberg, ‘60 is looking for Judy Niemy
Judy (DeVincentis) Morgan,’58 is looking for Marion Brennan,’59
John Ebbecke '72 looking for Denise Heller from class of '72
John DeLuca,’77 is looking for Jimmy Florio,’76
Al Frost and Bill Cashel are looking for Billy Tufts, ‘65
Pat Driscoll is looking for Bev Blyman, ‘56
Frank Scarangella '55 is looking for Maureen Werner '57
Charlie Alesi, ‘68 is looking for Linda Sucarino, ‘68 and Elaine Cloke, ‘69
Richie of Key Food is looking for David Skrownski, 1969
Peter Arena is looking for Debra Schoenfeld,’73 and Michelle Lax, ‘75
Pat (Robertson) Falk ‘65 looking for Virginia (Buscarino) Glaser/Robertson ‘65
Ronnie (Ron) Smith ‘73 is looking for Denise Bonsang ‘73 & Paul Cecery ‘73
Naomi (Groont) Doudera class of '73 looking for Neil Singer class of '74
Sue Voelbel Dalton '65 looking for Kathy O'Conner '65
Joe Kochanski is looking for his Vietnam buddy, Bill Schmidt, ‘64
Ron Palmer,’63 is looking Henreitta Kawolski and Tom Nelson
Tommy Burns (61) and Herbie Pearce (62) are looking for Pete Gillette (62).
Ralph Powell, 57 is looking for James Bruce,'57
Bob Gerrets,'66 is looking for Belle Miller,'66
Pat (Thompson) Dumas,'75 is looking for Crystal Demas, '75
Karen Kelly,'69 is looking for Fran Barber, '69
John Connelly is looking for Jennifer James,'90
Bob (Gleason) Wesley,'61 is looking for Jeff Foster,'61
Susan Spector,'62 is looking for Loretta Noce,'62
Ann (Krex) Friedman,'65 is looking for Laura Krakoff,'65 & Lynne Cohen,'65
Mike Linihan,'65 is looking for Terry Sheehan,'64 & Charles Dohrenwend,'65
Beth (Halper) McFall,'65 is looking for Judith Lapiner,'65
Marty Winkel,'62 is looking for Cathy Sorrentino,'64
Cheryl (Woods) Newell,’69 is looking for Penny Thompson,’69

If there's someone you're looking for, just send your request and we'll be happy to add it to the list.
If anyone knows these folks, send an email to:
editors@hixnews.com


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Ted Swedalla (class of ’64) and Bob Casale (class of ’61) are starting their memorable trip from Key West, Florida to Bar Harbor, Maine on April 1st.

This trip is memorable. Ted is dedicating this trip to the returning veterans from the conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan. So many of our veterans are returning to friends, family and loved ones with injuries and disabilities. We are concerned for those Heroes. Our government does many wonderful things to accommodate returning veterans. Unfortunately, they cannot fully address the emotional needs of those returning veterans. So many organizations pick up the slack after our government has fulfilled their obligation. Our hope, Ted’s and mine, is to try to raise some funds to support the organizations that help our returning veterans. Anyone interested in helping, please contact Ted and Bob by sending a note to editors@hixnews.com

We, Ted and Bob are starting in Key West and going up the East Coast. We are very interested in alumni who live in the alley we will travel from Key West to Bar Harbor. Let us know where you live and we will try to stop and see you on our trip. This is an alumni adventure and an alumni venture to help support our troops.

Love Yah,

Ted Swedalla and Bob Casale

p.s. what makes this unique is that Ted is riding his bicycle…a bicycle that you pedal from point to point. We are shooting for about 50 miles per day. Bob will take the motor home from point to point….a 50 mile ride for Ted will result in catching up with Bob at the next Campground.. Easy for Bob…hard for Ted…sounds like our business adventure. Hey, we love it and hope for some help from our friends…and we love you all!!!

Bob’s ride is below…Ted’s is at the bottom

Ted’s ride…