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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Student Service Center Breakfast - May 21

Zoning Board Meeting - May 22

Music Night - May 23

 

Wednesday, May 21

Student Service Center Breakfast

Mineola High School will hold its Student Service Center Breakfast at 7 a.m. in the lunchroom at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Village Meeting

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

 

Mineola Spring Concert

Mineola High School will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. in Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park. 

 

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

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.

 

NYSSMA Competition

Mineola High School will host its NYSSMA Majors Competition in the auditorium at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park. Music groups will compete in orchestra, chorus, band, etc. for judges.

Friday, May 23

Music Night

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

 

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day

Schools, village closed.

 

Mineola Memorial Day Parade

VFW Adolph Block Post 1305 will host the annual Mineola Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies. All marchers will assemble at Wilson Park at 10:30 a.m. and proceed west on Westbury Avenue, north on Roslyn Road, west on Jericho Turnpike and south on Marcellus Road to Memorial Park. Donated Memorial Wreaths may be delivered to Village Hall on Saturday, May 24 between 9 a.m. and noon.

In the event of inclement weather, a ceremony will be held in the Mineola Village Community Center, 155 Washington Ave. at 11 a.m. For more information, call Tom Scardino at 516-294-0875 or Carl Marchese at 516-741-4152.

 

Albertson Memorial Day Parade

Albertson Post 5253 will hold its Memorial Day Parade, beginning at 9 a.m. in Post headquarters at 155 Searingtown Rd. in Albertson. The marchers will line up on Old Searingtown Road. A dedication will occur at Alberston Square Veteran’s Memorial and a final ceremony at the Albertson Fire House on I.U. Willets Road. For more information, call 516-833-7536.

 

Memorial Day 5K Run

The 35th Annual East Williston Memorial Day 5K race will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at Devlin Field at Bengeyfield Drive.

 

Tuesday, May 27

Art Show

Mineola High School will host a student art show at 7 p.m. at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Music Awards/Tri-M Inductions

Mineola High School will host its high school music awards and Tri-M induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 10 Armstrong Rd, in Garden City Park.

Orchestra Concert

The North Side School fourth grade orchestra will perform in the Wheatley School auditorium at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Wednesday, May 28

Science Symposium

Mineola High School will host its high school science symposium at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 10 Armstrong Rd, in Garden City Park.

 

Band/Chorus Night

The Wheatley School will hold seventh and eighth grade band/chorus night at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

News

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola. 

 

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born. 

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com