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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

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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