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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Anniversary Brunch - October 6

MHS Reunion - Oct. 9-13

Columbus Day Dinner Dance - October 13 

Democratic Club 90th Anniversary Brunch

The Mineola Democratic Club will commemorate its 90th anniversary with a brunch on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Jericho Terrace, 249 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. For more information or to RSVP, please call Cheryl Lee at (516) 385-6486 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

MHS Class of 1963 Reunion

The Mineola High School Class of 1963 will hold its 50-year reunion on Oct. 9-13 in New York City and Long Island. Are you a member of the class? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

 

Columbus Day Dinner Dance

Albertson VFW Post No. 5253 will hold its Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall at 155 Searingtown Road. A hot buffet dinner, along with coffee and dessert will be available and live music from The Vic Vincent Group. Reservations are required, $40 per person. Make checks payable to the Albertson post. For more information, call Harry Wurth at 516-708-7788.

 

Class Of 2003 Reunion

The Mineola Class of 2003 is having its reunion on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Walk Street Tavern, 1218 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale at https//mhs2003-10.everbrite.com. You can RSVP on Facebook at http://goo.gl/yLA4Tp. For more information, Contact Dan Guido at 516-359-3208 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Nite At The Races

The Catholic Daughters of America will hold a “Nite At The Races” at Corpus Christi Church’s Fitzgerald Hall on Garfield Avenue. Post time is 7:15 p.m. Admission is $10. The night will include light refreshments, coffee, tea and cake. For more information, call Bella Schoenfeld at 516-741-5605.

 

90th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Knights of Columbus Corpus Christi Council #2502 will hold its 90th anniversary dinner dance Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 to 11 p.m.. The hall is located at 186 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. Open bar, buffet table during cocktail hour, family style dinner, coffee, dessert and a live band. It’s $60 per person.

Payment and reservations must be received by Nov. 1. No walk-ins. Please Checks payable to K of C #2502 Please send payment and a letter with the names of your guests to Tom Kelly, 68 Jerome Avenue, Mineola. For more information, call 516-459-2540.

 

Irish American Society Events

 

GAA Games Direct From Ireland

The Gaelic Athletic Association is an Irish Nationwide sporting organization featuring the national sports, hurling and Gaelic football. They show the games live on big screens televisions. Complimentary tea, coffee and scones are served and a cash bar is open.

Harvest Moon Ball At Antuns Of Queens Village

 

Friday Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Honerees: Pat and Patsy Kearney, Betty McLoughlin and Rosemary and Mike Byrne. It’s $80 per person with cocktail hour and live music. Reservations required

 

Card Game

Friday, Oct. 11, in memory of John Whelan 8 p.m. It’s $20 per person.

 

Ceili Featuring Pate Kelly

Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Society Ceili featuring Pate Kelly and the Ppremier Ceili Band. It’s $20 per person

 

Inis Fada Feis

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27 commences the 21st Annual Inis Fada Feis.

Adult Set Dancing

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 297 Willis Avenue in Mineola.

Social Club

 

Mondays noon to 3 p.m. 297 Willis Avenue in Mineola.

Irish Step Dancing

 

Tuesdays and Thursday nights. 297 Willis Avenue in Mineola. For more information, call Donny Golden at 718-238-9207.

Pipe & Drum Lessons

 

Thursday nights at 7 p.m. 297 Willis Avenue in Mineola. Call Ward M. Connelly at 631-262-0127.

Yoga Lessons

 

Every Monday at 11 a.m. 297 Willis Avenue in Mineola

For additional information, call the Irish American Center Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 516-746-9392 or 516-742-8080.

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.

 

•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.

 

•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.


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