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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

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