Kay Iller Byrne, 1956 (SC)
June Drummond DeBaun, 1968
Wendy Karen Stuart, 1957 (MA)
Jeanette Martello Lupis, 1959 (FL)
Frederick Heck, 1970 (FL)
Louis Sirocusa, 1968 (NH)
Loretta Lorenzo Seibert, 1956 (CA)
Woody Wood, 1968 (HX)
Eileen Greenberg Ingala, 1961 (KY)
Lynne Ann Lombardi, 1971
Cynthia Claus Ferguson, 1974
Arline Barna, 1956 (FL)
Elyse Marlin Leshin, 1961 (AZ)
Nancy Alfano OGeary-Smith, 1966 (IA)
Dottie Gallahue Donovan
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960 (NJ)
Thomas Fellenz, 1949
James Rodecker, 1966
Carole Kiever Ohliger, 1957 (PA)
Bill Powers, 1963 (CA)
Gary Gaffney, 1970 (FL)
Charlie Cava, 1955 (FL)
Tanya Hawrylowicz Radgowski, 1962 (GA)
Vinnie Luisi, 1972, FL
Barbara Fellows Cava, 1956 (FL)
Guy Kowalski, 1972
Belated wishes to Linda Zuckerman Rausch, 1960,
7/1/1973 Judy (Pugliese) and Warren Alfano
7/1/1978 Christina (Moulton) and Rick Morian
7/2/1966 Adele (Herrmann) and John Ziegler
7/5/2002 Arlene (Andrade) and Vic Sahadachny
7/7/1984 Christine (Shea) and Steve LoMonaco
7/18/1964 Linda (Piccerelli) and Claude
7/18/1982 Mary Ann (Walkowski) and Bob
Belated wishes to Mary Ann (Vallina) and Frank
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Welcome to Our New Readers
Chester (Chet) Nicols - 1958
DOB; 11/19 - Wife; Betty - Anny; 12/01/62
Neil Lewis - 1960
Lives in Georgia
Bonnie Scharr Papes 1961
Riviera Beach, FL
Steve Peck - 1968
James Carpinone - 1972
DOB; 1/13 - Wife Angela - Anny; 11/02/80
Diane Lobel - 1973
Christopher Composto - 1979
Bill Smith Cold Spring Harbor HS
Mary Ann Vallina Smith
and Frank Smith grad. years unknown
Live on L.I.
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News, Notes and Memories
AOL had blocked @tampabay.rr.com and 3+ pages of
names were returned last month. A special mailing
was sent from the backup account to all those returned
addresses. After contacting Road Runner and sending
the info they requested, the problem has been resolved.
We received many notes that made the special mailing
worthwhile. An example:
Please don't eliminate me!!! I've been enjoying
the newsletter since I heard about it. I haven't
received one in a couple of months, but Im
glad to see that it's catching on with those who
graduated in the 70's. I was never notified if the
class of '76 even had a 25th reunion, but I enjoy
hearing about everyone else's. Thanks for doing
a wonderful job!
I have a request.... I am looking for a person
from Hicksville for a friend. Would any of you know
her??? Here is the information I have on her:
Her name is Maureen Renahan she may have graduated
in 66-68 (not sure). Renahan is her
maiden name. I know she had a fairly big family.
She had a sister, Bernadette. That's about all I
remember. I'm 56 and I think she was a year or two
younger then I. She probably graduated in 1967 -
68. If anyone knows this family, would they please
drop me an email at email@example.com? Thanks
for your help!!!
Marilyn (Bowles) Nejman, class of 1966
Hi, I'm writing Billy Joel's biography. Billy knows
about it and is participating, although we both
agreed that it will not be an "authorized"
I have spoken to some of you already, but am looking
for as many as I can to talk with to insure the
accuracy and integrity of this book.
If you knew Billy, Judy or his parents would you
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
call me at 631-357-3745. I'll be glad to answer
any of your questions, but cannot stress enough
that this book is factual and not a hatchet job.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Bill Smith (Cold Spring Harbor HS)
Hi from Bowie, MD...
Vic and I will be celebrating our 2nd Wedding Anniversary
on July 5, 2004. We have been back to Maryland from
Florida since the end of January. Alterations to
our Bowie home are just about completed. We had
a great time remodeling the entire house, inside
and out. Waiting for the final touches during the
next few weeks.
We are enjoying the change of seasons here, and
only miss our friends in Florida. We have had visits
from a couple of our friends from Florida and we
are looking forward to visiting them this winter.
Vic and I will be celebrating our Anniversary at
Caesar's Palace in Atlantic City from July 5th thru
the 9th and are planning to be on L.I. on the 3rd
of July to celebrate the 4th with family and friends.
Hi to all. Best regards,
Vic and Arlene (Andrade) Sahadachny (class of 1957)
Arlene also sends us this slice of life
story about a cat:
You, guys, are doing a fantastic job at the Hicksville
Newsletter. Vic and I, in particular, enjoy reading
personal stories from our classmates that you include
in the Newsletter from time to time. I have a note
that I sent to Liz (Munkel) Lester, class of 1957,
that you may include on a slow day at the office.
Truth is sometimes a lot stranger than fiction.
Keep up the good work. Arlene (Andrade) Sahadachny
I'm rushing to tell you about the ever-developing
saga of our poor, lost, and starving cat, Ms Percy
-- named so because she never gave up but "persevered"
in adopting us as her new owners. Because of our
kind hearts and tender feelings, she was taken to
the Vet to get examined and spayed (if her condition
required it); had her age estimated (two or three
years old); got de-wormed and de-worming pills;
had her ears cleaned and medicine bought for that
purpose; got special flea repellent medication;
got Rabies shots and tag; was enrolled in a health
plan for a year at $19.00 a month and $69.00 initial
A trip to PetSmart got her washed, groomed, and
a lovely, new, collar put around her neck. As advised
by the Vet, a ten-pound bag of special, vitamin-enriched,
dry, food was purchased. A perpetual water and food
dispenser was bought. A special cage for travel
was bought -- along with a much larger one for her
to live in on the porch. For her comfort in the
new cage, a well padded, felt and nylon-cloth home
was inserted. And, finally, the entire home was
placed about a foot above ground (to keep ants and
other bugs out) in a corner of our porch, away from
But on returning home that day from the Vet and
PetSmart, Percy disappeared. We figured that she
had been petrified, riding in a travel cage in the
back seat of the car. She whined and cried without
stopping on the way there and back.
As I told you on the phone, the cat showed up
about a month ago. About a week after we started
to feed her, we bought her a collar on which we
attached the following message: "If this is
your cat, please call Vic." And we wrote our
telephone number on that collar. The following day
the cat showed up but without the collar. And so,
the story began.
Now, a minor distraction: Thursday is trash-collecting
day in Bowie, MD. Since last February, we have been
placing mountains of trash for collection, as we
continued to unpack from our move here from Florida.
All sorts of things are put out for trash. So, late
on Wednesday evening, among other things, we put
out an exercise bike. As Vic continued to bring
out more trash, a car pulled up and stopped right
in front of where the bike was. Vic, thinking that
the driver was interested in taking the perfectly
good bike, asked the man, if he wanted to take the
thing. "No," said the fellow. "I
just want to see, where my cat is going." Glancing
in the direction that the fellow was looking, Vic
saw Percy walking up our driveway to our door. Stunned,
Vic asked the fellow, "Your cat? How long have
you had that cat?" "Oh, two or three years,"
replied the guy. So, Vic brought up the issue of
the collar and our telephone number on it. The guy
said, "Well, we saw the collar and the telephone
number and my daughter said that we should call
you but I never got around to doing it." He
said that he keeps "Cece" outside and
had him neutered so that he wouldn't be a Tomcat,
chasing the females in the neighborhood.
How do you like that? At one point in the conversation,
Vic says to the fellow, "Your face is familiar.
Have we met?" "Oh, sure," replied
the guy." "I live six houses down from
here -- around the bend. Don't you remember the
time you dug this very car of my out of the snow
a few years back? Remember, I was stuck over there,
about thirty feet from here, and you came over with
a shovel and was nice enough to dig me out?"
Thank God for small favors! We've canceled the
insurance at the Vet's and returned the stuff to
PetSmart. We are absolutely delighted not to have
responsibility for Ms Percy-Cece. We can come and
go -- and do with our lives -- as we please, knowing
that "Ms Percy" is not, in fact, homeless.
I want especially to thank you, Liz, for your
ear and advice in this Three Stooges Act of ours.
Let's keep in touch. A special "hello"
to you and Jerry from Vic. Arlene
MAMA RAY BAND will be opening for
THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
at the DOWNTOWN
ON JULY 9, 2004
Don't miss this great show!!!
PATTI HUNTER on vocals will be fronting the MAMA
190 MAIN ST.
Please call Coney Island Korman for early ticket
....516 935 0742........
c ya there
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Hall of Fame
The July 2004 Inductee into the Hicksville High School
Newsletter Hall of Fame.. Roslyn D. Goldmacher, HHS,
Class of 1971
Roslyn D. Goldmacher is a member of the prestigious
Hicksville High School Hall of Fame. Her many achievements
over the years is the reason she was considered as a
candidate for admission to that fraternity of fame years
ago. There isnt one area that is considered the
catalyst that earned her a spot on the fame wall. Her
attention to a wide range of agenda signaled the reason
for her admittance.
Roz is a founding board member of the Long Island Womens
Agenda, a coalition of womens organizations on
Long Island. Roz and Christie Brinkley were honored
for their advocacy several years ago. Christie on behalf
of the environment, due to her anti nuclear, stance
and Roz for small business advocacy due to her work
with numerous island businesses.
Roz is President, CEO and co founder of the Long Island
Development Corporation- a regional not for profit economic
development organization which makes loans to LI small
businesses and helps them obtain government and other
Roz commented, I founded it 24 years ago while
I still had my law practice.
LIDC has made over $600 million in direct loans to
start up and existing businesses on Long Island to help
them grow, create and retain jobs and beneficially impact
the community. Roz said, Our loans are made under
various government programs with the major one being
a long term, low fixed interest rate, second mortgage
loan to help small businesses buy and construct buildings
with low down payments and affordable terms.
Roz added, we have several financing programs,
including a mini micro loan program for women entrepreneurs,
tied to free technical assistance and seminars. In addition
to the direct loans of $600 million, our lending has
leveraged additional conventional financing to be invested
in capital and other projects on LI. The total capital
investment from our activities is over $1.5 billion.
Some 35,000 jobs have been retained and/or created due
to our loans.
We also run, Roz said, a procurement
technical assistance center which provides free counseling
to help entrepreneurs obtain and perform on government
and private sector contracts to expand their businesses-
we have obtained over $900 million in government contracts
We started the first (and still the only) Community
Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by
the US Treasury in the nation, Roz said.
The idea was to lend to and work with female
entrepreneurs, she added.
The fund was started to help defense dependent
manufacturers on LI diversify and to help commercial
fishermen negatively impacted by pollution or regulation.
You can read about some of our borrowers/clients at
Roz is on the national board of SCORE (Service Corps.
of Retired Executives).
This organization consists of some 11,000 volunteer
executives who provide free counseling to entrepreneurs.
Roz also is chairperson of the LI Advisory Board.
I currently Chair the LI Fund for Sustainable
Development and am Treasurer of its affiliates -Sustainable
LI and LI Redevelopment Institute, Roz said. These
organizations promote economic development which is
environmentally sound and promotes social equity. Our
work includes visioning in blighted communities and
then helping those communities to move forward with
Roz is VP of the LI Business Development Council, LI's
oldest networking group for economic developers and
founded and chair the LIBDC Scholarship Fund at Hofstra
University's Business Development Center.
She founded and was past President of WEDLI (Women
Economic Developers of LI)- a group of high level women
in economic development on LI. Roz provides a scholarship
through WEDLI for female entrepreneurs or women involved
in economic development who want to advance their training.
In the past, Roz said, I helped found
and served on boards of organizations such as National
Association of Women Business Owners LI Chapter (I still
chair NAWBO's LI Investment Club- the first in the nation)...
I have served as appointee of several successive NYS
Governors on the executive committee of the NYS Regional
Economic Development Council which provides assistance
to LI economic development and the NYS Incubator Task
Force which provided funding for the business incubators
here... I served on Womens Advisory Councils for
three successive Nassau County Executives and on the
Bi County Peacetime and Defense Diversification Council
for two Suffolk County Executives...etc etc etc
Currently, Roz is also involved in several cultural
and charitable entities on LI that contribute to the
quality of life and economic development on Long Island.
Roz is chairperson (for the past 14 years) of the annual
economic development effort of the LI Classic- an annual
golf event of the Sr PGA Classic. Our project,
she said, places the tournament on national/international
TV and we use the commercial time to promote LI as a
place to do business and as a tourism destination.
The list goes on
Roz is on the board of the LI
Community Foundation- a branch of the NY Community Trust
which distributes philanthropic dollars on LI; on the
board of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County (previously
served on Nassau Girl Scouts' board); and Roz was proud
to say she was the first artistically Challenged member
of the board of directors of the Art League of Long
Island- a 45 year old forum for artists, providing gallery
space, exhibitions, classes and camps.
Roz has been honored by many organizations including
the NYS Legislature; Newsday; Long Island Business News;
National Association of Women Business Owners and the
Center for Family Resources to name a few. Most recently
Roz was named Fundraiser of the Year at Philanthropy
Any Hicksville High alumni who own a small business
or are thinking of creating a small business, have them
contact me at email@example.com
or call me at 516- 433- 5000.
There are additional accomplishments too lengthy to
list here. Suffice it to say. We are proud to admit
Roz into the Hicksville High School Newsletter Hall
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2004 Reunion Available on Film
Gary Holstein and Mike Jaycox, friends of Hicksville
alumni, did some filming on Friday at Delaneys
and again Saturday at the Holiday Inn. They will provide
a video from the reunion in two forms, DVD and VHS tape.
They hope to have it ready by the end of June. The DVD
will have menus to access different chapters; i.e. Delaneys,
Nite Riders, Opening act by Dennis Naso, or just play
all. The VHS is just straight play. Both will contain
about 30 minutes of the most interesting highlights
of the night plus still photos provided by others.
Listed below are prices and additional options. DVD
Keep Boxes and printed discs are quite involved with
artwork, special discs and printers. Therefore, substantial
interest in these options will have to be met in order
for them to be worthwhile to produce.
DVD Keep Box with Printed Inserts
Its the same as the box the DVD comes in when
you buy it at the store, approximately 7.5 by
5.5. The artwork will have to be designed and
will probably be the Comet logo with additional pictures.
There will be no VHS art.
Artwork printed directly on the disk (special type
of disk, special type of printer). Not a paper label.
Paper labels can unbalance the disk enough to screw
up the playback. The mastic can come unglued by the
heat generated laser beam and the glue can totally
destroy your player.
Standard DVD in a white envelope
Printed DVD in Keep Box w/insert
enough interest is generated)
Standard VHS tape, cardboard case
Send inquires and or orders to
Gary Holstein firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Casale email@example.com
Any one interested in a mini reunion at Delaney's
on Saturday, July 10th???
I talked with Ed...the date is good. Nothing special...we
get together...for a nice evening. Pay for your
own drinks and meals. Ed will set up the dining
room to accommodate however many decide to attend.
Just let me know via email...
We can start around 7 or so...any suggestions???
A different Date??? Let me know. As people respond,
I will start a listing similar to the one we used
for the 2004 reunion.
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This month is for all you gardeners out there.
84% of a raw apple is water.
99% of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.
A cucumber is 96% water.
A pineapple is a berry.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the
single-seeded fruit of the giant fan palm, or Lodoicea
maldivica, can weigh 44 lbs. Commonly known as the
double coconut or coco de mer, it is found wild only
in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.
Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed
that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and
Almonds are the oldest; most widely cultivated and
extensively used nuts in the world.
Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a
total of 11 billion a year.
An average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in
Arrowroot, an antidote for poisoned arrows, is used
as a thickener in cooking.
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at
167 calories per hundred grams.
Bananas are actually herbs. Bananas die after fruiting,
like all herbs do.
Cranberries are one of just 3 major fruits native
to North America. Blueberries and Concord grapes are
the other two.
Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
From the 1500's to the 1700's, tobacco was prescribed
by doctors to treat a variety of ailments including
headaches, toothaches, arthritis and bad breath.
Ginger has been clinically demonstrated to work twice
as well as Dramamine for fighting motion sickness,
with no side effects.
Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown
in water without soil.
In 1932 James Markham obtained the 1st patent issued
for a tree. The patent was for a peach tree.
In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000
pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep,
a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of
the Viceroy tulip.
No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom
that is absolutely black, and so far, none has been
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty
years old or older.
One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion
grains of pollen.
Oranges, lemons, watermelons, and tomatoes are berries.
Orchids have the smallest seeds. It takes more than
1.25 million seeds to weigh 1 gram.
Peanuts are beans.
Rice paper isn't made from rice but from a small tree
which grows in Taiwan.
The California redwood - coast redwood and giant sequoia
- are the tallest and largest living organism in the
The fragrance of flowers is due to the essences of
oil which they produce.
The largest single flower is the Rafflesia or "corpse
flower". They are generally 3 feet in diameter
with the record being 42 inches.
The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant
redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains
of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old.
The plant life in the oceans make up about 85 percent
of all the greenery on the Earth.
The popular name for the giant sequoia tree is Redwood.
The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers,
gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds,
peaches and apricots.
The world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown
130 feet or more, is bamboo.
There are more than 700 species of plants that grow
in the United States that have been identified as
dangerous if eaten. Among them are some that are commonly
favored by gardeners: buttercups, daffodils, lily
of the valley, sweet peas, oleander, azalea, bleeding
heart, delphinium, and rhododendron.
Wheat is the world's most widely cultivated plant;
grown on every continent except Antarctica.
Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from
which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been
used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered
its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.
Wine grapes, oranges, figs and olives were first planted
in North America by Father Junipero Sera in 1769.
for the complete list.
Pat Koziuk Driscoll, 1956 (FL)
Linda Piccerelli Hayden, 1960 (NJ)
Bob Casale, 1961 (HX)
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