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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

In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages—people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.

East Meadow Farm, off Merrick Avenue, is owned by Nassau County and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Nassau County. Previously it was a family-owned farm that was purchased by the county through the Environment Bond Act Program, a $150 million program that called for, among several mandates, the preservation of 400 acres of open space. In 2009, CCE of Nassau was awarded the lease to the land and in January 2012 took possession of the property. East Meadow Farm is a place where we can get the best advice on how to make our gardens grow without harming the earth. Part of the CCE’s original proposal was the establishment of a farmer’s market and, now, the market is open two days a week, a place to purchase organic vegetables and flowers during the growing season.

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say they’re still investigating locations in the Mineola School District, while leaning towards installing cameras near the North Side or Willets Road schools in the East Williston School District. Cameras could begin operation in September.


Sports

Nobody wants to make excuses, but sometimes when the injury bug hits, it’s impossible to overcome. Mineola Mustangs football head coach Dan Guido, entering his 28th season at helm, knows the injuries were the cause for their first-round defeat at the hands of the West Hempstead Rams last November.

“There was too many injuries on the offensive line last season,” said Guido. “It was supposed to be our strength and it ended up being a weak link by the end of the season.”

Even with those injuries, the Mustangs went 4-4 during the regular season.

The BU15 Mineola Revolution were crowned champions of the Roar at the Shore Tournament 2014 in West Islip on Aug. 10. After dropping the opener 2-0 against North Valley Stream, Mineola bounced back to beat Freeport Premiere 2-1.

The Revolution’s offense exploded in the third game as they beat West Islip 7-0. Mineola’s final game pitted them against Quickstrike FC, which entered the contest without a loss and within a point of winning the tournament.


Calendar

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mineola Village Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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