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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

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.

As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 

Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.


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


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