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Spirituality For Singles
Saturday, May 5

Mortgage Foreclosure Legal Consultation Clinic
Monday, May 7

I Can’t Do It All
Wednesday, May 9


Saturday, May 5

Spirituality For Singles

Monthly singles gathering at 8:30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. Discussion, meditation, socializing. The featured speaker will be Tony Bellizzi. $5 donation. Snacks and beverages will be served. Contact Ray, 516-561-6994 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Monday, May 7

Mortgage Foreclosure Legal Consultation Clinic

Offered by the NC Bar Association, corner of 15th and West St., Mineola, from 3 to 6 p.m. Volunteer attorneys will provide one-on-one guidance and advice to those who have concerns about a present mortgage, maintaining home ownership, and/or bankruptcy. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Bar Association, 516-747-4070. Attendees are asked to bring mortgage documents.


Wednesday, May 9

I Can’t Do It All

To help women learn how to minimize the negative effects that stress, anxiety and depression can have on their lives, Winthrop-University Hospital is offering a free seminar, “I Can’t Do It All!” at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Blvd., corner of Second St., Mineola. Michael V. Genovese, MD, will define stress, anxiety and depression and discuss common causes such as work, family, biological, social or emotional issues. Attendees will discover how to manage these feelings beyond changing the situation or their reaction with effective cognitive, behavioral, and other management therapies. A question and answer period will follow the program. Parking and the entrance are available in the rear of the building. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 516-663-9761.

Palliative Care Vs. Hospice

In an effort to educate the public about palliative care and hospice, clear up some common misconceptions, and explain how each health care approach can help to enhance an individual’s quality of life, Winthrop-University Hospital will sponsor a free lecture for seniors, “Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What’s the Difference?” at 1:15 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., Mineola (one block south of Jericho Turnpike, between Mineola and Willis Aves). Paula Lester, MD, will explore this sensitive topic and explain the Palliative Care Information Act, hospice, the latest findings, and how choosing comfort care does not have to mean ending treatment. A question and answer period will follow the lecture. The program begins with the lecture at 1:15 p.m. followed by blood pressure checks at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 516-663-3916.

Kabbalistic Secrets To A Successful Marriage

A new course from the Jewish Learning Institute, taught by Rabbi Yaakov Reiter, will provide spiritual and practical ways to enhance your relationship, increase your happiness, and strengthen your marriage. This course will benefit everyone from newlyweds to couples happily married for many years, to those contemplating tying the knot. Wednesdays, through June 6, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Fee: $99, includes textbook and all materials. Couples discount: 10 percent off. Not sure? Sign up and try the first class free. To register or for more info visit www.ChabadRoslyn.com, call 516-484-3500 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Thursday, May 10

Alzheimer’s Disease Film And Panel Discussion

Winthrop-University Hospital is hosting a unique event highlighting Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other cognitive impairments at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center, lower level of the main hospital, 259 First St., Mineola. The program will feature a 78-minute movie You Are Here, a drama depicting one woman’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s, followed by an interactive panel discussion. The event will also feature a pre-film informational fair of community resources at 6:30 p.m. If you require handicapped-accessible entry, speak to the security guard/parking attendant.


Saturday, May 12

Mineola Choral Society

Spring Concert under the direction of Thomas W. Jones. Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria, Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavane, Bernstein’s West Side Story medley and Gershwin medley. May 12 at 8 p.m. at Mineola High School, Garden City Park. All advance ticket sales $15. Tickets at the door $20; seniors/students $15. Call 516-294-1175.

Church Fair

Come one, come all. Get Mother’s Day and graduation gifts in one stop. Come for coffee and stay for lunch. Beautiful plants and flowers, books, AVON, handmade crafts, multiple vendors. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 132 Jefferson Ave., corner of Willis Ave., two blocks south of Jericho Tpke., Mineola. Call 516-746-3824.


Wednesday, May 16

Meet Author Joe Jackson

The Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, will welcome author Joe Jackson to discuss and sign copies of his latest work Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic. Jackson’s Atlantic Fever takes readers on an aviation journey and delves into the lives of those who competed to be the first to fly, nonstop, over the Atlantic Ocean. The book’s May 8 release coincides with the 85th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s successful and historic flight in 1927. Atlantic Fever should be particularly interesting to Long Islanders, as the world-renowned flight took off from Roosevelt Field. For more information, contact the library at 333-0176 or visit www.WestburyLibrary.org.


Thursday, May 17

LCR Game Night

Mineola Chapter Order of the Eastern Star presents LCR game night with easy to play instructions at New Hyde Park Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Rd, New Hyde Park, at 7 p.m. $15 p.p. includes tray of assorted sandwiches, cole slaw, macaroni salad, coffee, tea and cake. Reservations required. Call Nathalie, 516-354-0377.


Sunday, May 20

Miles For Melanoma 5K Run/Walk

At Eisenhower Park Field 2, East Meadow. Skin cancer, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 5 including deadly melanoma, risk of 1 in 50, is an epidemic. It is the most common form of cancer in adults 25-29 and second among 15-25 year olds. Register online or on-site starting 8:30 a.m. Run starts 10 a.m.; walk 10:30 a.m. A $20 donation by May 6 is requested. Under 12 free. After May 6, the donation is $25. Winner medals, prize wheel, raffles, 50/50 and children’s activity tables. Go to www.ccmac.org.


Upcoming Events

Flea Market

The Garden City Historical Society is holding its 7th annual flea market on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ideal time to do some spring cleaning and weed through furniture you don’t need and have no use for. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society.

Golf And Tennis Tournament

Family and Children’s Golf and Tennis Tournament will be held on May 24 at the Creek Golf Course in Locust Valley. The tournament begins with brunch at 10:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon of play. Guests can hit the links with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start or they can choose to participate in a tennis tournament that begins at 1 p.m. The day rounds out with lunch at the ninth hole, an outdoor sunset cocktail reception and buffet at 5:30 p.m. that includes fabulous Chinese and silent auction prizes including: Premiere Yankee tickets, tickets to Broadway show, signed Harry Potter memorabilia, golf foursomes at LI’s best country clubs and more. Costs: $650 per golfer includes brunch and cocktail buffet; $275 per tennis player includes brunch and cocktail buffet; $150 cocktail reception only. Anyone who is unable to participate can still support the foundation by attending the cocktail reception or making an online donation at www.familyandchildrens.org/donate. Contact Marisa Paladino, 516-746-0350, ext. 364.

6th Biennial Sojourn To Ghana West Africa

Ten-day adventure to Ghana (The Gold Coast) Aug. 4-14, 2012. $2,250 double occupancy (land package only). Airfare from U.S. not included. Trip price includes: beautifully appointed hotel accommodations (double occupancy), two meals daily, transfers and ground transportation via deluxe air conditioned motor coaches, friendly experienced English-speaking tour guides. Tour fees and admissions. Tours to W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Slave Castles - Door of No Return, River of he Last Bath, Boat Cruise on the Volta Lake - largest man-made lake in the world, visit to Torgome Village for Naming Ceremony, tour of Kumasi (Seat of the Ashanti Empire/ Manhyia Palace), craft villages and shopping opportunities galore. For additional information contact Pat Jenkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-997-6585.


Ongoing Events

Exhibits

•LI Center of Photography presents Color – Primary and Secondary. On view through May 15 at the PACE Gallery, 302 Willis Ave., Mineola. Photographers Karen Brocke and Diane Lugar set out to document these primary and secondary colors in everyday life. Objects both man-made and natural were photographed to help illustrate the combinations of the primary colors that create the secondary colors. In presenting their work, they attempt to explain visually the effects of color on all five of our senses.

•Viewpoints - Art of the Portrait. The show features a contemporary realist exhibit of the work of students with their inspiration, teacher Dan Slapo, master pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Other artists exhibiting are: Nicole Adamonis, Suzie Alvey, Andrea Attias, Christine Ballow, Peggy Bayern, Brianna Burns, Colleen Burns, Kathy Burns, Keeley Burns, Joe Leonardo, Sieglinde Lubbers, Bob Lubbers, Nadine McCluskey, Pat Quinn,Ted Scholl and Theodora Zavala. The show runs through June 26 at the Shelter Rock Library, 265 Searingtown Rd., Albertson and can be viewed during regular library hours in the gallery. Contact Suzie Alvey, 516-3261720 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Furniture Needed

The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City, is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc....it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture, and show it to Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.


Weekly Events

•Boy Scout Troop 200 Of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St., Williston Park. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

•Mineola Choral Society meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in Mineola High School, Armstrong Rd., Garden City Park. New voices are welcome. For more information call 294-1175.

•Nassau Chess Club meets each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola, First and Main Sts. For more information call 631-218-4440.

•Kiwanis Club Of County Seat Mineola meets Mondays at 8 a.m. at IHOP, corners of Willis and Hillside Aves., Williston Park. For more information, call President Ed Schutz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interested prospective members are welcome to join us for complimentary breakfast any Monday.

•Boy Scout Troop 45 of Mineola meets every Tuesday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola located at First and Main Sts. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

•Leisure Club Of Mineola meets Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, Washington Ave. For more information, call 741-8747.

•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society, we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.

•LI Singers meets every Tuesday at the Unitarian Church, 42 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset at 8 p.m. For more information call 676-1879.

•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.

•Chemical Dependency Lecture Series. Seafield Outpatient Services, 110 Main St., Mineola, is offering a free, informative discussion series on Chemical Dependency and the Effects on the Family. It is held every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 747-5644.

•Relapse Prevention Support Groups are held by the LI Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in its Williston Park Office, 207 Hillside Ave. Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Aftercare and support following substance abuse treatment is an essential part of maintaining sobriety and creating a strong foundation for recovery. Call Jeffrey L. Reynolds 747-2606, ext. 12 or Steve Chassman, ext. 17.

•Free Weekly Stand-Up Comedy Show every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Rd., (across the street from the LIRR Great Neck station), second floor, The Gardens shopping plaza, Great Neck. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.

•Gam-Anon Support Group holds an anonymous meeting for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends of those whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Held on Thursdays at Temple Emanuel, Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park at 8 p.m. For more information call the 24-hour hotline: 631-321-2883.

•Nimble Fingers Meeting. Looking to make some new sewing friends? Come and join us at the Mineola Community Center. We are a small group of ladies who just love to sew, quilt, and share ideas. Everyone creates her own project, be it a small wall hanger or a queen-sized quilt. We meet every Thursday at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To join our group, call Anna Spatola (484-7226) or just drop by with your lunch and needles.

•Mineola Golden Age Club meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave.

•LI Chess Nuts meets at 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City, Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for K to thirdrd grade; and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for fourth grade and up. Optional lessons for beginners and advanced players available at 4 and 5:30 p.m. For more information call Margarita Lanides at 739-3907.

•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and Progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.

•Bingo every Friday (except August). Games begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School, 101 Maple Ave., Westbury. Two Share the Wealth Games are offered, a $500 and a $1000 Jackpot as well as Progressive Bingo. Other weekly events include Bell Jars and 50/50 Raffles. Food and drinks are available in the kitchen. Call 334-0021, ext. 145.


Monthly Events

•Write On! Writing Workshop hosted by Marvin Illman on the first and third Monday of each month. Sharpen your skills on paper whether you want to write creatively, professionally or personally. 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.

•American Legion Post #349 meets on the first Monday of each month (except holiday weekends) at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center in the Mineola Village Hall, Washington Ave. Call 747-4791 or 747-5901 for more information.

•AARP #1868 Williston Area meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the East Williston Community Church, corner of Hillside Ave. and Roslyn Rd. Coffee and cake following meeting. New members welcome. Call 742-0465 for more information.

•Look Good...Feel Better sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a make-up kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.

•Mineola Historical Society meets the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 211 Westbury Ave., Mineola. All are welcome.

•Mineola Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Piccola Bussola, 159 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. All welcome, need not be a member to participate. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost $25 which includes a full dinner. Call 248-1700.

•Irish American Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-9392.

•Catholic War Veterans #1949 meets every third Tuesday at Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. Info: 662-5576, William Kessler, Post Commander.

•Italian American Civic Association general membership meeting at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the group’s clubhouse, 117 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. There is a bocce court, pool, tennis and soccer tables and there are club parties, barbeques, picnics and a great Christmas party. Interested and prospective members welcome. For more information, call 746-9699.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays, September through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit www. gardencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.

•Well Spouse Association for well spouses or partners of the chronically disabled. When one is sick…two need help. Is your spouse ill? Are you feeling the stress of being a caregiver? Do you feel lonely, angry, sad, guilty, frustrated, desperate? Have your friends deserted you? Would you like to share emotional problems and coping skills with others who walk in your shoes? If your answer is yes, join a group of people in similar situations. Share feelings, experiences and helpful ideas. Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Rd. (corner of Searingtown Rd.), Albertson. Call Betsey Budne-Finnel 482-6574 or Rose Packard 829-8740 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

The Village of Mineola’s Zoning Board last week approved Winthrop University Hospital’s plan to revamp the “Welcome to Mineola” sign atop the Station Plaza Diner at the Long Island Rail Road Station.

The village code prohibits rooftops signs, but the zoning board has relief powers.

 

“I spoke with the building commissioner and he said that he’s satisfied; that it’s structurally sound and stable,” Zoning Board Chairman John Macedo said. “If he’s satisfied, I’m satisfied.”

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com