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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

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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