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Saturday, May 4

Free Magic Show

A free magic show will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Game Master Grill, located at 78 Roslyn Road in Mineola. For more information, call 516-506-7446 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sunday, May 5

Hofstra Dutch Festival 

The Hofstra Dutch Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the south campus. Ranchos Juventude e Sonhos de Portugal from the Mineola Portuguese Center, a dance ensemble led by Tony DaSilva that represents traditional Portuguese folklore will perform at noon.

Monday, May 13

Golf Tournament

The Long Island Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host its 10th Annual Golf Classic at the Tam O’ Shanter Club in Brookville, NY on Monday, May 13. The event raises money and awareness for individuals and families in need on Long Island. Thomas S. Gulotta, former Nassau County Executive, will join attendees in celebrating the work of the organization. Call 516-822-3132 for more information.

Sunday, May 19

“Miles For Melanoma” 5K Run/Walk

Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign 9th Annual “Miles For Melanoma” 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, May 19 in Eisenhower Park, Field 2, East Meadow. Ccmac.org.

Skin Cancer, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 5 including Melanoma, is now epidemic. It is the most common form of cancer in young adults 25-29 and second among 15-25 years old.

Register online at ccmac.org, or on-site starting 8 a.m. Run starts 9:30 a.m., Walk 10:30 a.m. A $20 donation is needed by May 6 to register, $25 after the date. Children under 12 Free.

Winner medals, prize wheel, raffles, 50/50 and children’s activity tables. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-352-4227.

Thursday, May 23

Golf And Tennis Tournament 

The Family and Children’s Golf and Tennis Tournament will be held on May 23rd at the exclusive Creek Club featured in Golf Digest’s America’s Greatest Golf Courses listing. The Creek Club is located at 1 Horse Hollow Rd, Locust Valley. The Tournament begins with brunch at 10:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon of play at 12:30 p.m. shotgun start or they can choose to participate in a tennis tournament that begins at 1 p.m. 

It’s $650 per golfer and $275 per tennis player and includes brunch and cocktail buffet. Cocktail reception only price is $150. Contact Marisa Paladino at 516-746-0350, ext. 364.

News

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.

East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd.  Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”

 

Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.

 

“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said.  “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”

 

The Third Precinct declined to comment.


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