Local History

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In tribute to that generation of Americans who fought in that terrible struggle and saved the world, the Hicksville Archives at the Hicksville Library will, over the next several months, tell of those from Hicksville who did not come home. They were your neighbors.


 

On February 29, 1944, General Douglas Macarthur, needing a location for a forward fleet base as part of the march to Tokyo, ordered the occupation of the Admiralty Islands 200 miles north east of New Guinea. The Admiralties were believed to be unoccupied. They were not.

 

         Cpl James Madden of 41 First street, 5th Cavalry regiment, was part of the landing force that landed on the island of Los Negros. So he was there when the Japanese launched a furious night attack on the Americans on the night of March 3/4. He was there when, with wave after wave of Japanese threatening to drive the Americans into the sea, a nearby machine gun jammed leaving the line vulnerable.  He was there, crawling through enemy fire, to repair the jammed gun. And he was there when, returning to his position, a Japanese bullet found him.
                     

He was awarded a Silver Star.

                     

Posthumously.

            

In Italy, the Wehrmacht had effectively blocked the American advance from Monte Cassino to Anzio.  It was decided that taking the town of Santa Maria Infante would break the German line and clear the way to Rome. It was decided that 351 Infantry would attack and take Santa Maria Infante on May 11, 1944. The successful battle for Santa Maria Infante was decided by May 14th.

 

     Joseph Hoda of Carmen road was a member of the 351 Infantry.  His fate was decided at Santa Maria Infante on May 12th.

 

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, March 15th
Wednesday, April 19th
Wednesday, May 17th
Wednesday, June 21st
Wednesday, July 19th
These meetings will be held at the Administration building located at 120 Second Street at 7:00 P.M..

What Going on Today

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- Preschool Storycraft at 11:00 AM

Registration begins Monday, February 20 at 9:15 am. CLASSES: Thursdays, March 16, 23, 30 at 11 AM Ages: 3-5 w/adult Some stories and a simple craft.

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- Seniorobics at 1:00 PM

Thursdays, March 16 - May 25 at 1:00 p.m. No class on April 13. Open Registration: Tuesdy, March 7 at 9:05 a.m. Classes and registration are held at the Library. Fee: $35 for each series check or money order Limit: 40 Sessions: 10

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- Simply Stronger at 2:00 PM

Thursdays, March 16 - May 25 at 2:00 p.m. No class on April 13. Open Registration: Tuesdy, March 7 at 9:05 a.m. Classes and registration are held at the Library. Fee: $35 for each series check or money order Limit: 40 Sessions: 10

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- Intermediate Yoga at 5:30 PM

Thursdays, February 23 - April 13 at 5:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Computer & Resource Center. Online Registration: Open online registration begins on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. Fee: $35 check or money order Limit: 24 Sessions: 8

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- Computer Class: Microsoft Excel at 6:00 PM

Microsoft Excel - Get started with Excel spreadsheet software. We will discuss formatting, managing cells, formulas, functions, charts, and more: Tuesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. (two-part class) Registration for all March

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- Hicksville Resident Online Registration Carrot Cake Parfait at 6:00 PM

Class Date: Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. You will make cream cheese icing, cut up carrot cake cupcakes, and make this layered dessert. Take home great recipes and 2 carrot cake desserts in a 10 ounce parfait cup. Registration for Hicksville

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- GRAPHIC PORTRAIT at 7:00 PM

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 1st at 3:00 P.M. GRAPHIC PORTRAIT Date: Thursday, March 30th Time: 7:00 P.M. Class Size: 20 Teens Fee: Free Create a “Graphic Portrait” with Tina Geller using straight lines and
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