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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

In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages—people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.

East Meadow Farm, off Merrick Avenue, is owned by Nassau County and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Nassau County. Previously it was a family-owned farm that was purchased by the county through the Environment Bond Act Program, a $150 million program that called for, among several mandates, the preservation of 400 acres of open space. In 2009, CCE of Nassau was awarded the lease to the land and in January 2012 took possession of the property. East Meadow Farm is a place where we can get the best advice on how to make our gardens grow without harming the earth. Part of the CCE’s original proposal was the establishment of a farmer’s market and, now, the market is open two days a week, a place to purchase organic vegetables and flowers during the growing season.

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say they’re still investigating locations in the Mineola School District, while leaning towards installing cameras near the North Side or Willets Road schools in the East Williston School District. Cameras could begin operation in September.


Sports

Nobody wants to make excuses, but sometimes when the injury bug hits, it’s impossible to overcome. Mineola Mustangs football head coach Dan Guido, entering his 28th season at helm, knows the injuries were the cause for their first-round defeat at the hands of the West Hempstead Rams last November.

“There was too many injuries on the offensive line last season,” said Guido. “It was supposed to be our strength and it ended up being a weak link by the end of the season.”

Even with those injuries, the Mustangs went 4-4 during the regular season.

The BU15 Mineola Revolution were crowned champions of the Roar at the Shore Tournament 2014 in West Islip on Aug. 10. After dropping the opener 2-0 against North Valley Stream, Mineola bounced back to beat Freeport Premiere 2-1.

The Revolution’s offense exploded in the third game as they beat West Islip 7-0. Mineola’s final game pitted them against Quickstrike FC, which entered the contest without a loss and within a point of winning the tournament.


Calendar

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mineola Village Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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