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Thrift Shop Half Price Sale
Thursday, June 7

Free Lecture For Seniors
Wednesday, June 13

Garage Sale
Sunday, June 17


Thursday, June 7

Thrift Shop Half Price Sale

The thrift shop sponsored by Resurrection and St. Aidan Churches is having a half price sale on all items in the shop except jewelry. This sale will run the entire month of June. The hours are Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Resurrection Church is located on the corner of Campbell Ave. and Center St., Williston Park. For further information call 746-5527.


Wednesday, June 13

Free Lecture For Seniors

Seniors can help protect their quality of life by learning about exercises that can improve their muscle strength and balance at Winthrop-University Hospital’s free Health Update for Seniors Program, “Get Moving. Exercises to Improve Mobility.” The program begins with the lecture at 1:15 p.m. followed by blood pressure checks at 2:45 p.m. It will be held at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., Mineola. Grace Rowan, MSN, RN, will discuss the benefits of exercise, highlighting the importance of balance and demonstrating targeted exercises that can help reduce the risk of falls. A question and answer period will follow the lecture. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 516-663-3916.


Saturday, June 16

At The Irish American Society

Located at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. Call 746-9392 or 742-8080. Ceili at 8 p.m. Music by Pete Kelly and The Premier Ceili Band.


Sunday, June 17

Garage Sale

The Mineola Historical Society is having its 10th Annual Garage Sale at 211 Westbury Ave., Mineola, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call 746-6722 and ask for Neil, Tom or Mike.


Tuesday, June 19

Scholarship Reception

Family & Children’s Association is holding its annual Scholarship Reception to raise money for some of Long Island’s brightest youth. These young adults have not had the easiest route, but have undoubtedly worked their hardest to overcome each obstacle obstructing their journey. The event will be raising money for these financially challenged clients of the agency so that they may complete their quest for knowledge. This year’s reception will take place at 6 p.m. at Jericho Terrace where there will be an array of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a gourmet buffet. This event intends to honor those academically driven individuals who have risen above life’s challenges such as abuse, foster care, or homelessness along with Andrew F. Corrado of Capital One Bank. Mr. Corrado is this year’s honoree who is an established community advocate. To help draw success nearer to these deserving youth by giving to a scholarship or attending the reception, call 516-746-0350, ext. 364, or make an online donation at: www.familyandchildrens.org/donate.


Saturday, June 23

At The Irish American Society

Located at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. Call 746-9392 or 742-8080. Dance at 8:30 p.m. with entertainment by Mary G & the Shamrocks. $20pp.


Upcoming Event

Sixth 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 the 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

Exhibit

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.gar-dencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.

•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Rd., Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.

•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 .

•Round Robin Poetry Group. Indulge in an evening of poetry readings hosted by Carol Zimet and her loyal group of poets. Anyone who would like to read his/her original work is invited to sit in and join the group. The warm and accepting atmosphere makes it easy to open up and join in. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 to confirm the event.

•Stroke Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 200 Old Country Rd., Mineola, in the lower level conference room. Groups are led by Kathleen Michel, CNRN, MSN, FNP-BC, cerebrovascular program coordinator; Karin Antaky, CNRN, MSN, FNP-BC, stroke/neurology; and Brenda DeCicco, MSN, RN, behavioral health manger. Meetings will include guest speakers, followed by support sessions for survivors and family members. Parking is free on the second level of the parking garage behind the building on Third Ave. Call 663-9098 for information or to reserve your seat.

•Order Sons Of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•Your Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 50 to 70 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Denise 488-4597. No meeting at the church during July and August.

•Mineola AARP Chapter #4202 meets every fourth Wednesday of each month at Mineola Village Hall. Coffee and buns served at 9:30 a.m. and the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m.

•VFW Private Adolf Block Post #1305 meetings are held every fourth Wednesday at the Village of Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome. Call 873-8486.

•Knights Of Columbus Corpus Christi Council #2502 meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 8:30 p.m. The group’s hall is located at 186 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. For more information, call 746-8643.

•Mineola Chapter Order Of The Eastern Star meets every first and third Thursday at 8 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park. Call 354-0377 for more information.

•Independent Order Of The Odd Fellow Mineola-Hempstead Lodge #125 meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at 236 Willis Ave., Mineola.

•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce regularly has a Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Julie Dekom, Membership Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Catholic Daughters Of The Americas meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:45 p.m. Meetings are held in Fitzgerald Hall, Corpus Christi Church, 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-1223.

•VFW Post #5253 Auxiliary holds its meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Road in Albertson. Refreshments served after the meeting. For more information call 746-9676.

•Mineola Athletic Association meets every third Thursday with the general membership at 8 p.m. For more information call 877-2542.

•Mineola Masons Lodge 985 F & AM meets every fourth Thursday day at 8 p.m. at Kismet Shriners, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. Call 513-1266 for more information.


Ongoing Programs

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Help For Seniors

Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.

Help For Seniors

Family & Children’s Association, Long Island’s oldest human care agency, is offering help to seniors through its Senior Bill Payer Program. This program provides assistance to seniors with the management of their monthly bills and financial affairs. Trained volunteers visit seniors and help read their mail, organize their bills, balance their checkbook and prepare checks for the senior to sign. The senior must be able to make responsible decisions regarding their own finances in order to qualify for this program. The volunteers, who’ve been vetted and trained by Family & Children’s, can provide these services at the senior’s home; a sliding scale fee will be applied. All information is confidential and HIPPA regulations prevail. For more information please contact Family and Children’s Association 485-3425, ext. 221.

PACE

Parent and Child Education, 302 Willis Ave., Mineola, is led by Parent Educator Carmela Bernacchio. Call 294-PACE for more information.

Mineola Road Runners

Meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:15 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. For more information call Dr. Ann Forte at 742-0088.

Informal Running Group

Mineola/Willistons Informal Running Group meets five days a week from Tuesday through Saturday. Runs during the week are usually at 5:30 a.m. and on weekends at 8 a.m. The group usually meets at 318 Mineola Blvd., Mineola. Call Scott Fairgrieve 294-5914 or PJ Diskin 248-0149.

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at Resurrection (formerly St. Andrew’s ), together with St. Aidan’s Church, is open every Thursday From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from l0 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing, bric-a-brac, collectables and much more at reasonable prices. Resurrection is located at the corner of Campbell Ave. and Center St., Williston Park. For further information call 746-5527.

Mineola Youth And Family Services

A nonprofit youth organization that provides free, year-round after school recreational and educational programs and counseling services to elementary and middle school youth and their families. Call Christina Gallo-Balbo, director, at 742-1715.

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994. Go to www.strokelife.org.

•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.

•Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.

•Every second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Buildng Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.

•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.

•Every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.


News

The trusted “Two Pauls” were locked in for another two years as the Village of Mineola held its Organization Night on Monday, April 7. Local officials swore in Paul Pereira and Paul Cusato, as well as Village Justice John P. O’Shea and acting village justice Jackie Carway. 

 

The event took place at the Village Hall Community Center, with Senator Jack Martins, Nassau County Court Judge Scott Fairgrieve, Village Attorney John Spellman and Mayor Scott Strauss accepting/hearing/give the oaths.

 

O’Shea takes over for Richard O’Callaghan, who recently retired, as village justice. Mineola resident Jackie Carway was tapped to serve as acting village justice, in the event O’Shea is unavailable. Trustees George Durham, Dennis Walsh and Mayor Scott. The three will be up for re-election next year.

The Wheatley Theater Company wowed audiences with four spectacular performances of Gypsy on March 27 through 29.

 

Loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy spotlights Lee’s mother, Rose, the ultimate stage mom. The musical presents an affectionate look at the hardships of life behind the curtain while chronicling Rose’s dreams and struggles as she raises her two daughters, June and Louise, to perform onstage.


Sports

 

Mineola Tops Cold Spring
Harbor 12-5

 

With the Mustangs trailing 4-0 going into the third inning, big hits by Ryan Kelly and John Lusardi helped the Mustangs take the lead on March 25.

In the top of the fifth with two out, the Mustangs scored three more runs with the help of a lead-off double by sophomore Steve DePalma (with his first varsity hit), he was followed by Robbie Lang getting on  base with a walk and Mike Conte’s single. These guys were all driven home by Nick Iadevaio’s bases-clearing triple. 

James Gerstner

Junior James Gerstner has nine goals and four assists in four games and is the leading scorer for the Mineola Mustangs’ boys varsity lacrosse team. He is the team’s top face-off guy, plays midfield and plays on the extra man offense unit. He was selected captain as a junior and was an All-Conference performer last year. Gerstner has led the team to a 3-1 record in the opening stages of the season. 


Calendar

Mustangs Travel To Seahawks - April 9

Pops Concert - April 13

Egg Hunts - April 19


Columns

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
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LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
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