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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

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

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.

East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd.  Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”

 

Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.

 

“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said.  “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”

 

The Third Precinct declined to comment.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


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