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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 few months ago, while returning to my car after attending a wake, I was surprised to catch a glimpse of something that immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. Directly in front of me stood a portion of the original concrete wall that had surrounded my alma mater.

 

In 1922, Corpus Christi Church purchased the Robert Graves estate on Searing Avenue and transformed its building into a parish school. It was a beautiful structure of Spanish-style architecture surrounded by the concrete wall, sporting huge ornate iron gates.

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner last week stood fast against paying an “excessive” water bill from neighboring village and supplier Williston Park, following a loss in a second round of legal battles.

 

Tanner said Williston Park sent East Williston a bill for $600,000 last week based on water rate increases East Williston refused to pay while pursuing two lawsuits that contested the rate hikes.

 

Williston Park is seeking $300,000 in interest and penalties following a recent state Appellate Court decision upholding the second of two water rate increases imposed on East Williston. Tanner said East

Williston will only pay approximately $250,000 of the $300,000  Williston Park seeking to recover in unpaid fees based on the two increases.


Sports

Mineola runners PJ Diskin, Kaitlin Phelps, and Yuri Karasz were award winners in the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.

The Mineola 9U Hurricanes recently completed its summer baseball season as the NJBL 9U Central Division Champions, finishing 10-2-1 on the year and secured a second place spot entering the playoffs.

The Hurricanes beat the North Shore Spartans for the fourth time this season in a playoff win in walk-off fashion as they came from behind to win 4-3 earning the Hurricanes a berth into the championship series. 


Calendar

Leisure Club Opportunity - August 20

International Night - August 21

Check Your Medications - August 22


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