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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

Mineola Street Fair Volunteers

Audition Hosts: Eleanor Rigby’s Restauant, Mineola Village Hall, Piccola Bussola and Plum Tomatoes

Audition Team: Master  Performance Artist Ed Dennehy of Huntington/ formerly of Mineola 

Robert Busch, Little Neck and Melville Fire Department, Adrian Gaeckler: Oyster Bay/ Nassau Coliseum Staff, Nigel Gretton: Hempstead/ St John’s University Performing Arts Chair Lady Laura,  Hempstead/ Global Performing Artist, Ralph DeSalvo: Williston Park, Musician/  Band Leader.   

Al Trompeter, Entertainment Promoter 

Special Touches: Bagelman of Mineola ( Entertainment Committee Host) 

Creations de Belle of Mineola (Street Decorations/ Balloons)

Tom Hayden has been a member of Mineola Golden Age for nearly 20 years. 

 

Growing up in Flushing, Queens, he has lived in Mineola for about 40 years.  Hayden has five children—two on Long Island, two in Florida, and one in Maryland—and 13 grand-children, all girls.  


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs ended last year’s playoff run in a 34-6 drubbing from the West Hempstead Rams. Mineola was poised for another post season push in 2014 and it showed last week, with a 15-14 victory over the Rams in homecoming weekend.

 

With a slow start in the first half, Mineola (4-1) put their first points on the board in the second quarter with a field goal by senior Robert Lang.  After a touchdown by the Rams (2-3), they headed into halftime 7-3.

FC Mineola Stumbles Against Hota

Despite two goals from Liam Going, the BU11 Mineola FC squad fell to a relentless and talented Hota Panthers team at Soccer Park in Plainview on Sept. 6.  Hota jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Going connected on his first tally, launching a 30-yard free kick that dropped over the Hota keeper. The Mineola striker’s second goal brought his team to within two goals of their opponent, but Hota scored several more goals in the second half in a strong performance.  Mineola’s Nicholas Buffolino and Luke Sommese gave solid efforts for Mineola in the season-opener for both teams.


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 15

Mineola Faces Oyster Bay - October 16

Bingo Night - October 17


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