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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Comedy Night - May 30

Tag Sale - May 31

8K Run - June 1

 

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.

 

Seventh Grade Concert

The Mineola School District will hold its middle school seventh grade concert in Mineola Middle School at 200 Emory Rd. in Mineola.

 

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.

 

Thursday, May 29

Seventh Grade Dance

The East Williston School District will hold its seventh grade dance at 7 p.m. in the Willets Road School  at 455 I.U. Willets Rd. in Roslyn Heights.

 

Academic Awards Night

The Wheatley School will hold academic awards night from 7 p.m. to midnight at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Friday, May 30

Music Night

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola will host the band Acoustic Blue at 9 p.m.

 

North Side Concert

The North Side School will hold an all day concert at 110 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

 

Comedy Night

Piccola Bussola at 159 Jericho Tpke. will hold a comedy night, featuring Paul Venier, Harry Zapiti and John Consoli at 7 p.m. It’s $49.95 per person, which includes four course sit-down dinner, soft drinks, coffee/tea with a cash bar. For more information, call 516-294-4620.

 

Saturday, May 31

Tag Sale

The Village of East Williston will hold a town-wide tag sale, starting at 9 a.m.

 

Trash And Treasures Sale

The Community Church of East Williston will hold a trash and treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 45 East Williston Ave.

 

Art Preview

A preview opening of the art of Steven Velez, a former pupil of Lisa Fazio at The Garden Arts Studio in Mineola, will be on view at the Garden City Public Library at 3 p.m. The art will be on display from June 2–30 at 60 Seventh St., in Garden City. This gallery exhibit honors the memory of Velez, who was an accomplished artist. He lost his battle with depression in November.

 

Sunday, June 1

New Hyde Park-Mineola 8K Race

The New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club will hold an 8 K race, starting at 8 a.m. at the Denton Avenue School at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park. Runners and walkers can preregister on line at www.nyruns.com/nhp.  Registration is also available the day of the race at the school, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Runners/walkers who would like to join the New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club or if anyone has any questions, please call or email Harold Alexrod at 917-750-5992, and at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Hurricanes Garage Sale

The Mineola Hurricanes 10U Baseball team will host a multi-family garage sale, with a rain date of June 8, at 423 Jackson Ave. in Mineola to help pay for a trip to a baseball tournament at the Cal Ripken facility in Maryland.  There will be many families contributing to this sale. Household items, toys, clothes, sporting equipment, baby items and books will be available. Ice tea, lemonade, soda, hot dogs and baked goods can be purchased. For more information, call Margaret at 516-322-2027.

 

Monday,  June 2

Booster Club Dinner

The Mineola High School Booster Club Dinner will be held in Jericho Terrace at 249 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola.

 

Coordinating Council Meeting

The Wheatley PTO will hold a Coordinating Council Meeting at 7:30 at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Tuesday, June 3

Financial Committee Meeting 

The East Williston School District will hold a financial advisory committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Wednesday, June 4

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. A public meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.


News

The Mineola School District Board of Education assessed the district’s performance in recent New York State assessment and Regents testing; performance that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael

Nagler noted was in need of improvement at a July 24 board meeting.

 

Nagler addressed issues that students have been encountering with the recently-mandated state assessments, noting the difference in effectiveness between what he called “formative testing,” or testing on a regular basis, and “summative testing,” which is done annually, typically at the end of the school year.

Five storefronts on Willis Avenue in Williston Park were gutted after a five-alarm fire on Thursday, July 23 at around 2:40 a.m., Williston Park Fire Department officials said. Construction crews could be seen demolishing the row of stores as late as 2 p.m. last Thursday.

 

The fire was under control at around 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported, officials noted.

 

Williston Park fire units responded at 2:44 a.m. According to department Chief Gary Smithing, the blaze started in the Village Cobbler Shoe Repair Shop at 617 Willis Ave.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Mineola Hurricanes 10U offense was too much for L.I. Saints in 14-5 rout on Thursday July 17, at Willis Avenue Field in Mineola. With 11 runs in the first three innings, The Hurricanes left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

 

An RBI triple by Kevin Pusey, a steal of home by Kevin Pusey, and an RBI single by James Raziano during the first inning and an RBI single by Jack Mackay, a three-run triple by T.J. McManus put runs on the board early. 


Calendar

Concert In The Park - August 1

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3


Columns

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