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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 Village of Williston Park Board of Trustees passed a local law last week that establishes the authority for legal action on water bills that are $25,000 or greater. 

 

According to Village Attorney James Bradley, if a water bill remains unpaid for 90 days, he is authorized to commence legal proceedings for collection, and charge attorney fees for prosecution. Fees would be added to the unpaid bill and subject to non-payment penalties

 

“The person or entity responsible for paying the unpaid bill will be liable for the attorney fees,” Bradley said, while noting that the bill is an amendment of existing code.

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. 


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

Spooky Story Contest - October 1

Silver Sneaker Fitness - October 2

Live Music - October 3


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