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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

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



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