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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

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

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