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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

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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