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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Night On The Town - May 7

School Board Meeting - May 8 

Standards Sing - May 9 

Wednesday, April 30

Mineola Hosts Locust Valley

The Mineola Mustangs boys varsity lacrosse team will face Locust Valley High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

Lady Mustangs Face Bethpage

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity lacrosse team will face Bethpage High School at 10 Cherry Ave. in Bethpage at 4:30 p.m.

 

Choices And Consequences

A “Choices and Consequences” seminar will be held at Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park at 7 p.m.

 

Audit Committee Meeting

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

 

Thursday, May 1

PTO Meeting

The East Williston School District’s North Side School PTO will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria at 110 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

 

Mustangs Play Valley Stream

The Mineola Mustangs varsity baseball team will face Valley Stream North High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

Lady Mustangs Battle Oyster Bay

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Oyster Bay High School at 4:30 p.m. at 880 Oyster Bay Rd. in East Norwich.

 

Friday, May 2

PTO Bake Sale

The Wheatley School PTO will hold a bake sale at 7:30 a.m. in the main lobby at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Mustangs Hosts Wheatley

The Mineola Mustangs boys varsity lacrosse team will face The Wheatley School at 4:30 p.m. at Hampton Street Stadium in Mineola.

 

Mustangs Hosts Indians

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity lacrosse team will face the Sewanhaka Indians in Hampton Street Stadium at 4:30 p.m.

 

Ice Cream Social

Mineola Middle School will host an ice cream social at 7 p.m. in the school at 200 Emory Rd. in Mineola.

 

Saturday, May 3

Mustangs Face Garden City

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Garden City at 1 p.m. at 170 Rockaway Ave. in Garden City.

 

Monday, May 5

Mustangs Hosts Island Trees

The Mineola Mustangs varsity baseball team will face Island Trees High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

Mustangs Play Bellmore-JFK

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Bellmore JFK High School at 4:30 p.m. at 3000 Bellmore Ave. in Bellmore

 

Mineola Faces Carle Place

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity lacrosse team will face Carle Place High School at 6 p.m. at 168 Cherry Ln. in Carle Place.

 

Meet The Candidates Night

The East Williston School District will host Meet the Candidates Night at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley cafeteria at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Tuesday, May 6

Mineola vs. Plainedge

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Plainedge High School at 4:30 p.m. at the Schwarting Elementary School at 4:30 p.m. Flower Rd., in Massapequa.

 

Booster Club Meeting

The Mineola High School Booster Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the high school at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Voter Registration

Mineola School District voting registration is from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

 

Wednesday, May 7

Night  On The Town

Night on the Town is at 7 p.m. in the Jericho Terrace at 249 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola. Sample cuisines from 22 different local restaurants. The event will honor Senator Jack Martins and CPA Michael Costa. Tickets are $100. For more information, call Harry Zapiti at 516-426-1652 or Tony Lubrano at 516-316-9271 or visit Li.nightontown.LLSevent.org. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

East Williston School Meeting

The East Williston School Board will meet at 8 p.m. in room 450 of the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Thursday, May 8

Mineola School Board Meeting

The Mineola School Board will hold its budget hearing/workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the second floor staff lounge at the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

Friday, May 9

Standards Sing Steve and Eydie

Mineola School teacher Ed Murray and Lisa Anne Egidi will host a cabaret show celebrating Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme at 7:30 p.m. in the William Gill Theatre at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park Village Hall. Two additional shows are set for Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, $5 for seniors 62 and over and children 13 and under. For tickets, call Ed Murray at 516-426-2339.


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