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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

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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