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Mineola vs. Great Neck - May 9

Standards Sing - May 9

Eagle Court - May 9

 

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.

 

Village Meeting

The Village of Mineola will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola. A public meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

 

Mustangs Hosts Island Trees

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

 

Mineola Travels To Friends

The Mineola Mustangs boys varsity lacrosse team will face Friends vAcademy at 4:30 p.m.

 

Mustangs Face Bulldogs

The Mineola Mustang softball team will face the Island Trees Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m. at Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Wildcats Face East Rockaway

The Wheatley School varsity baseball team will travel to East Rockaway at 4:30 p.m. at 443 Ocean Ave. in East Rockaway.

 

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 Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave.

 

Lady Mustangs Face Plainview

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity lacrosse team will face Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK at  50 Kennedy Drive in Plainview at 7 p.m.

 

Friday, May 9

Mineola vs. Great Neck South

The Mineola Mustangs boys varsity lacrosse team will face Great Neck South High School at 345 Lakeville Rd. in Great Neck at 4:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

Eagle Court of Honor

Mineola Boy Scout Troop 45 will hold its Eagle Court of Honor at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church at 182 Main St. in Mineola. Scouts Michael Beatty, Daniel Gavin, Douglas Llanes, Dylan Perro and Christopher Strauss will be certified as Eagle Scouts.

 

Mulan Jr. At Mineola High

The Mineola High School Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 276 will present Disney’s Mulan Jr. In Asia, the story of Mulan is as familiar as Cinderella is in the United States at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance by calling the fine arts office at 516-237-2625 or $10 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and under are $5.

 

Sunday, May 11

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

 

Monday, May, 12

Used Books Drive

The North Side School will hold an all-day used books drive in the school at 110 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

 

Public Hearing

The East Williston School District will hold a public hearing and business meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Architectural Review Meeting

The Village of Mineola’s Architectural Review Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola.

 

Third Grade Concert

The Jackson Avenue School will hold its third grade concert at 7 p.m. in the Mineola High School theater at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Tuesday, May 13

Safety Committee Meeting

The Mineola School District Safety Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

 

Voter Registration

East Williston School District voting registration is from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Music Parents Meeting

The Mineola High School Music Parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Mineola High School  at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Mustangs Face Malverne

The Mineola Mustangs boys varsity lacrosse team will travel to Malverne High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

Wildcats vs. Friends

The Wheatley Wildcats varsity boys lacrosse team will face Friends Academy at 4:30 p.m. at 270 Duck Pond Rd. in Locust Valley.

 

Saturday, May 17

Mineola Spring Concert

The Mineola Choral Society will hold its spring concert at 8 p.m. in Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park. The event will honor the late John DaVanzo, a pillar in the Mineola community. The program will feature Mozart and other composers, including Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Randall Thompson. Tickets are $20. Seniors and students pay $15. For more information, cal 516-294-1175 or visit mineolachoralsociety.org


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