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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

The Mineola School District Board of Education assessed the district’s performance in recent New York State assessment and Regents testing; performance that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael

Nagler noted was in need of improvement at a July 24 board meeting.

 

Nagler addressed issues that students have been encountering with the recently-mandated state assessments, noting the difference in effectiveness between what he called “formative testing,” or testing on a regular basis, and “summative testing,” which is done annually, typically at the end of the school year.

Five storefronts on Willis Avenue in Williston Park were gutted after a five-alarm fire on Thursday, July 23 at around 2:40 a.m., Williston Park Fire Department officials said. Construction crews could be seen demolishing the row of stores as late as 2 p.m. last Thursday.

 

The fire was under control at around 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported, officials noted.

 

Williston Park fire units responded at 2:44 a.m. According to department Chief Gary Smithing, the blaze started in the Village Cobbler Shoe Repair Shop at 617 Willis Ave.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Mineola Hurricanes 10U offense was too much for L.I. Saints in 14-5 rout on Thursday July 17, at Willis Avenue Field in Mineola. With 11 runs in the first three innings, The Hurricanes left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

 

An RBI triple by Kevin Pusey, a steal of home by Kevin Pusey, and an RBI single by James Raziano during the first inning and an RBI single by Jack Mackay, a three-run triple by T.J. McManus put runs on the board early. 


Calendar

Concert In The Park - August 1

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3


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