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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Choral Night - March 5

City Boy - March 11

Chamber Meeting - March 18

 

Wednesday, March 5

Choral Night

The Mineola School District will host Choral Night at 7 p.m. in Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

East Williston Village Budget Meeting

The Village of East Williston will hold a budget meeting at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 2 Prospect Place.

 

East Williston School Budget Meeting

The East Williston School District will hold a budget meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheatley School in Room 450 at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Thursday, March 6

MHS Blood Drive

Mineola High School will host an all-day blood drive on at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Mineola.

 

Friday, March 7

International Night

Mineola Middle School at 200 Emory Rd. in Mineola will host International Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Monday, March 10

East Williston Board Meeting

The Village of East Williston will hold a board meeting at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 2 Prospect Place.

 

Middle School PTA Meeting

The Mineola Middle School PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 200 Emory Rd.

 

Tuesday, March 11

City Boy By Herman Wouk

The Book Club of the East Williston Library will discuss City Boy by Herman Wouk from 1:30 to 3 p.m. City Boy spins a hilarious and often touching tale of an urban kid’s adventures and misadventures on the street, in school, in the countryside, always in pursuit of Lucille, a heartless redhead personifying all the girls who torment and fascinate pubescent lads of eleven.

 

Safety Committee Meeting

The Mineola School District Safety Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School at 1212 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

 

Wednesday, March 12

PTSA Meeting

The Mineola High School PTSA will meet at 7 p.m. in the library at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Mineola.

 

Music Parents Meeting

Mineola High School will host a music parents meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library.

 

Thursday, March 13

Willets Road PTO Meeting

The Willets Road PTO in the East Williston School District will meet 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Willets Road School at 455 I U Willets Rd.

 

Friday, March 14

PARP Party

The Hampton Street School will hold a Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) party to commemorate the end of PARP.

 

Live Music

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host live music from Frank and Joanne at 8 p.m. call 516-739-6622 for more information.

Sunday, March 16

St. Patrick’s Day At VFW

VFW Post 5253 at 155 Searington Road in Albertson is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a dinner-dance from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, and there will be an open bar, a corned beef and cabbage buffet, including soda bread, and coffee and dessert. Live music is also on tap.  Reservations are required. Contact Charles Wohlgemuth at 516-326-1243.

 

Monday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy your corn beef and cabbage.

 

Tuesday, March 18

Mineola Chamber Meeting

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in Piccola Bussola at 159 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola.

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.


News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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