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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Comedy Night -  March 14

Senior to Senior - March 15

Pep Rally - March 21 

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.

 

Technology Fair

The East Williston School District will hold a school-wide technology fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

East Williston School Board

The East Williston School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

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.

 

Comedy Night

Piccola Bussola at 159 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola will host a Comedy Night at 8:30 p.m. Comedians John Joseph and Jack Fontana, with a special appearance by Harry Zapiti, will perform. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.  It’s $49.95 per person, which includes a four-course sit-down dinner and show. Coffee, tea and a cash bar will be available.

 

Live Music

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host live music from Frank and Joanne at 9 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.

 

Mineola Village Elections

The Village of Mineola will hold election day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola.

 

Nominate Your Simmons Award Winner

The East Williston Education Foundation invites community members of the East Williston School District to nominate people for the Simmons Award. This award is for any person within the school community who has made a measured difference in the lives of students. There is a requirement of at least five years of district service. Nominating forms can be obtained in the main offices of all three schools and on the homepage of the district website. Forms need to be submitted to  the East Williston Education Foundation mailbox at The Wheatley School by Tuesday, March 18.

 

Wednesday, March 19

Senior To Senior Day Musical

Mineola High School will host the Senior To Senior Day Musical at 3 p.m.

 

Book Fair 

The Jackson Avenue School at 300 Jackson Ave. in Mineola will host a book fair.

Thursday, March 20

East Williston Zoning Board

The East Williston Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 2 Prospect Place in East Williston.

Friday, March 21

Spring Pep Rally

Mineola High School will host the spring sports pep rally at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 22

Financial Wellness Workshop

Primerica will hold a financial wellness workshop dubbed “Parents R Talking” at 77 Jericho Tpke. Room 175, in Mineola at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, March 24

SEPTA Meeting

The Mineola School District’s Special Education PTA will meet in Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 27

Mineola Zoning Board Meeting

The Mineola Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 155 Washington Ave. 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. 

News

Audience members were treated to an evening of incredible singing by 10 extremely talented Wheatley students during the Tri-M Music Honor Society’s Wheatley Idol X on Friday, Nov. 7, in the packed Wheatley auditorium.

 

Nada Al-Okla, sang “Titanium” by David Guetta, Michaela Balboni sang “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities, Alex Boubour sang “Love Song” by The Cure, Melanie Esquilin sang “At Last” by Etta James, Tessa Karikas sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus, Ben Lee sang “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, Lauren Levine sang “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, Ally Levy sang “A

Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope, Juliana Luber sang “Reflection” by Alan Menken and Morgan Misk sang “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse.

What Thanksgiving Means In Mineola

Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.

 

Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and  friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.


Sports

Mineola High School student Mary Elizabeth Smith signed her letter of intent to attend Stetson University in the fall. She is receiving a partial athletic scholarship and will be a member of the Stetson Rowing team.  

 

Smith is an accomplished rower who has trained locally and competed nationally. She began her rowing career as a 10th grader and ranks 53 in her rowing classification. 


 

In their semifinals home playoff game, the 9-year-old Mineola Chiefs (7-2) shut out perennial power Seaford Broncos 21-0. 

 

The Chiefs defense, the strength of the team, was lights out, making gang tackles all over the field. The defensive line of Charlie Villa, Luigi Kaloudis, Michael Nygaard, Luke Ruiz, John Jochym, Zachary Bohringer, Johnny Kessler, Zakria Zulfiqar and Jack McCormack kept the pressure on Seaford’s offense all game long. The Linebackers John Viggiani and Nick Rios attacked the runners and finished off the Broncos.


Calendar

Rockinghams - November 29

Village Green Tree Lighting - December 2

Village Meeting - December 3 


Columns

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