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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Free Meditation Seminar
Wednesday, September 19

Annual Dinner/Fashion Show Presented By The Maria SS. Dell’Assunta Society
Thursday, September 20

Bethpage Ocean To Sound 50-Mile Relay
Sunday, September 23


Wednesday, September 19

Free Meditation Seminar

Seminar: Introduction to Meditation. Meditation is being discussed and practiced everywhere these days: doctors’ waiting rooms, boardrooms, locker rooms, classrooms. Minimally, the daily practice of meditation reduces stresses. It can also spark creativity, enhance work performance, present solutions and provide spiritual enrichment. There is nothing complicated or difficult about getting started in meditation. Seminar presenter Constance Hallinan Lagan takes the mystery out of this centuries’ old practice. Mineola Memorial Library,195 Marcellus Rd., Mineola. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call to register: 516-746-8488.


Thursday, September 20

Annual Dinner/Fashion Show Presented By The Maria SS. Dell’Assunta Society

Join up for a fun filled evening on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. for the Annual Dinner/Fashion Show. All fashions are courtesy of Dress Barn and the theme is “Holiday Cheer Throughout the Year.” Admission is $35 per person and includes a buffet dinner and dessert (reservations required). There will also be door prizes, raffles and a 50/50. Ladies and gentlemen are welcome to attend. For more information or for reservations, contact Judy Rau at 333-8832, Fran Mulford at 383-8783 or Carmella Lagnese at 997-5053. Reservation deadline is Sept. 12. For additional information, please visit the website at www. dellassuntasocietyofwestbury.com or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, September 23

Bethpage Ocean To Sound 50-Mile Relay

The Bethpage Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Start time is 8 a.m. Begins at Jones Beach and ends at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Teams must register online at www.glirc.org. Cost: $360/team if registered by Sept. 16. No day-of-race entries will be accepted.

Nassau County Historical Society Meeting

Ray Lumpp “Memories of the 1948 Olympics” meeting at 2 p.m at The Community Church Of East Williston, 45 East Williston (Hillside) Ave., East Williston. At the 1948 Olympics in London, Long islander Ray Lumpp played on the U.S. basketball team, which won all eight of its games and an Olympic gold medal. The 2012 coach invited Ray back this year to London to see this year’s Olympics. Ray Lumpp was athletic director of the NYAC, which produced 230 Olympic medal winners - more than any other athletic club in the world. He will share his memories with us. Refreshments will follow the program. All are welcome. For more information, call 516-538-7679 or visit: www.nassau countyHistoricalSociety.org.


Thursday, September 27

Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair begins Thursday, Sept. 27 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Corn husking contests, farm animals, games, crafts, vegetables, flower sales, and more. Visit www.lifair.org or call 516-572-8416 for more information. Fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 30.


Sunday, September 30

4th Annual Mineola Street Fair

Craft vendors wanted for street fair. Second St., Main St. and two blocks of Mineola Blvd. are being closed Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Linda at 516-852-6862. Rain date: Oct. 14.


Saturday, October 6

Spirituality For Singles

Spirituality for singles monthly gathering at 8:30 p.m. at St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. Presented this month are the Servants of the Shepherd playing their contemporary Christian music. Donation is $5. Snacks, pizza, and beverages will be served. Contact Ray at 516-561-6994 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Sunday, October 7

North Shore Land Alliance Fall Walk

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalist Peter Martin for an early fall stroll at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick at 2 p.m. Experience the wonder of early autumn foliage and fall migrating birds with Peter at this magnificent 52-acre former landfill. Bring the kids. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit: walksinthewoods@ northshorelandalliance.org.


Saturday, October 13

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance presents the children’s musical The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Mainstage Theatre, 1 Education Dr., Garden City. Performances are at 2 p.m. each day, except for Oct.19, when it will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9/$6 for 12 and under. Rush tickets for college students with valid ID are free for the Oct. 9, 7 p.m. performance only. For more information call the Theatre Box Office at 516-572-7676. Additional show dates: Oct. 14, 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28.


Saturday, October 27

Hospice Care Network’s Crystal Ball Gala

“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Volunteers Sought For Breast Cancer Program

If you’ve had breast cancer and want to pay it forward become a hotline volunteer. Women and men who are breast cancer survivors and others who are concerned about breast health issues can become volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in Garden City. Volunteers can help by doing fundraising and publicity, as well as by answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns. Although the program is housed on Long Island, hotline services and telephone counseling are available to callers throughout New York State. The next five-session training cycle will be starting at the end of September 2012 at the Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Caroline Mulcahy at 516- 877-4315. To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.

Creative Cups

The popular, life-affirming event of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, is returning and people are invited to participate by creating an “art bra” or becoming a sponsor. Submitted creations must be received by Oct. 15 to be included in the auction/gala (to be held on March 14, 2013 at Adelphi University in Garden City). Those wishing to create a bra are encouraged to sign up early, as entrants will be limited to 200. Creative Cups celebrates the lives of those living with breast cancer and those lost to this terrible disease. For more information, guidelines and to register, visit www.adelphi.edu/creative-cups or call 800-877-8077.


Ongoing Events

First Presbyterian Church Services

•Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

•Holy Communion: First Sunday of the month

•Education: Sunday School at 10 a.m.

•Little People Academy Preschool, call 746-1138

•Women’s Group: Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

•Men’s Group: Saturday at 7:15 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 182 First Street, Mineola. Rev. Chester J. Easton, Pastor. Call the church office at 746-7419 for more information. Office open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. There is no cost for any group; however pre-registration is required. Additional groups are formed upon request, including groups for men with breast cancer and family members. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077.

Starting October 1:

•Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women post treatment will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for young women with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Starting October 2:

•A telephone support group for women with breast cancer will be held weekly for eight weeks from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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.

News

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola. 

 

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born. 

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com