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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Art S how - May 14

NHP Concert - May 15

Funny Girl - May 16

 

Wednesday, May 14

North Hempstead Exercise Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 9:45 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

Highlanders Battle Plainview

The Herricks High School girl’s lacrosse team will face Plainview Middle School at 4:30 p.m. at 121 Central Park Rd, Plainview.

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Art And Awards Show

The Herricks School District will hold its art show and awards reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Spring Concert

The Manor Oaks School will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. in the school at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

 

Thursday, May 15

Herricks Hosts Mineola

The Herricks High School seventh grade red baseball team will host Mineola High School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks Faces North Shore

The Herricks High School girl’s lacrosse team will North Shore High School at 4:30 p.m. at 450 Glen Cove Ave. in Glen Head.

Highlanders Face Weber

The Herricks High School softball team will host Weber Milld School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks Plays Carle Place

The Herricks High School tennis team will host Carle Place Middle School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Herricks High School PTSA-PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school at at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

NHP Concert

The New Hyde Park Road School will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. in the school at 300 New Hyde Park Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Friday, May 16

Funny Girl

The Herricks Community Players will present Funny Girl, at 8 p.m. Additional shows include Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at 8 p.m. as well Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. Adults $23, seniors and child are $18. For tickets, call 516-742-1926.

 

Monday, May 19

PTA Meeting

The Searingtown School PTA will meet at 10 a.m. in the school at 106 Beverly Drive in Albertson.

Middle School Concert

Herricks Middle School will hold its eighth grade spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

 

Tuesday, May 20

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its board of trustees meeting at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Budget Votes

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District will hold trustee election and budget votes in the Manor Oaks School at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Herricks School District will hold its votes in the Herricks Community Center gym at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you live in the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, Sewanhaka Central High School District voting voting is held at the Manor Oaks School. Sewanhaka will also put a $86.61 million bond up for vote to repair its five high schools.


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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