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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Tri-Athlete Breakfast - May 14

Marketing Seminar - May 15

Music Night - May 16

 

Wednesday, May 14

Tri-Athlete Breakfast

The Mineola School District will hold its Tri-Athlete breakfast at 7:15 a.m. in Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Mineola.

 

NCPD Open House

The Nassau County Police Department will hold an open house  from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the NCPD Police Museum, at the rear of headquarters located at 1490 Franklin Ave. in Mineola. Several of the department’s units, such as highway patrol bureau, mounted and canine units, bureau of special operations, emergency services unit, aviation and marine bureaus, emergency ambulance bureau, the police academy, and the arson bomb squad will stage ongoing demonstrations throughout the day. The event will also include a visit to the police museum and the detention cells.

 

Dance Class

Denis O’Sullivan’s Ceili Dance Class is at 7 p.m. at 297 Willis Ave. in Mineola. $3 to participate.

 

Village Meeting

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

 

Sixth Grade Concert

The Mineola Middle School will hold its sixth grade concert at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 200 Emory Rd. in Mineola.

PTO Meeting

The Wheatley School Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 8 p.m. in Room 450 of the school at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Thursday, May 15

Marketing Seminar

Mineola-based HLD Communications, will host its next educational Coffee Connections seminar — “Effective Email Marketing: Learn Best Practices” from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The agency will offer tactics and tips to execute successful email marketing initiatives, which will be followed by a Q & A session. The seminar will be held at HLD’s office at 330 Old Country Rd., in Mineola, and registration will take place on the first floor.

 

Friday, May 16

Music Night

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host the band Latham Road, at 9 p.m.

 

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

 

The Generators

The Generators will perform at Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. at 9 p.m.

 

Monday, May 19

Honor Society Induction

Mineola High School will hold its National Honor Society Induction ceremonies at 7 p.m. at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Mineola

 

Tuesday, May 20

Chamber Meeting

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce will meet in Piccola Bussola at 159 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola at 6 p.m.

School Budget Vote

The Mineola School District trustee election and budget vote is from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vote in the Jackson Avenue School at 300 Jackson Ave. and Meadow Drive School at 25 Meadow Drive in Albertson. The East Williston School District will hold its trustee election and budget votes in the Wheatley School gym at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

 

Wednesday, May 21

Sports Awards Night

The Wheatley School will hold its spring sports awards night at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley auditorium at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Thursday, May 22

Mineola School Board Meeting

The Mineola School Board will hold its business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave.

 

Zoning Board Meeting

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

 

Educational Advisory Committee

The East Williston School District’s Educational Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the Wheatley board room at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Weekly Events

• Kiwanis Club of County Seat Mineola meets Mondays at 8 a.m.
at IHOP, corners of Willis and Hillside Aves., Williston Park. For more information, call President Ed Schutz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interested prospective members are welcome to join us for complimentary breakfast any Monday.

 

• Boy Scout Troop 200 of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St., Williston Park. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

 

• Mineola Choral Society meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in Mineola High School, Armstrong Rd.,
Garden City Park. New voices are welcome. For more information call 294-1175.

 

• Nassau Chess Club meets each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola, First and Main Sts. For more information call 631-218-4440.


News

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.

Only once a year a 25-foot movie screen sits in the middle of Wilson Park in Mineola, ready to entertain residents. This year’s Movie Night in the Park feature The LEGO Movie, sponsored by the Village of Mineola and Mineola Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18.

 

The event, which was free of charge to all of the moviegoers, was meant to help promote local Mineola businesses, according to president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Bill Greene.

 

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American industry, and we feel that this is a great way of giving back to the community with hopes that they’ll remember to shop locally,” said Greene.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


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