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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

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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