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Fourth Grade Concert

Wednesday, June 4

Mineola School Board Meeting

Thursday, June 5

Music Night

Saturday, June 7


Wednesday, June 4

Fourth Grade Concert

The Mineola School District will hold its Jackson Avenue School fourth grade concert at 7 p.m. in Mineola High School 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. A public meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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 until June 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.

East Williston School Meeting

The East Williston School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.


Thursday, June 5

Mineola School Board Meeting

The Mineola School Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the second floor staff lounge of the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

Spring Concert

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


Friday, June 6

Ice Cream Social

The Hampton Street School will hold its ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. at 10 Hampton St. in Mineola.


Saturday, June 7

Music Night

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola will host Frank and Joanne at 9 p.m.


Monday, May 9

Blood Drive

The Wheatley School will hold a senior class blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

East Williston Village Meeting

The Village of East Williston will hold a board of trustees meeting at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 2 Prospect Pl. in East Williston.


Tuesday, May 10

Tri-M Induction

The East Williston School District will hold its Tri-M induction ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

Orchestra and Choral Concert

The East Williston School District will hold its orchestra and choral concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.


Wednesday, June 11

Senior Awards Breakfast

Mineola High School will host its senior awards breakfast at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

Senior Project Fair

The East Williston School District will hold its senior project fair in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

Concert At Willets Road

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


Thursday, June 12

Flag Day Cocktail Party

The Mineola Republican Club will hold its Flag Day Cocktail Party at Piccola Bussola at 159 Jericho Tpke. from 7 to 9 p.m. It will honor State Senator Jack Martins, restaurant owner Tony Lubrano and pay tribute to John s DeVanzo.


Weekly Events

• The Mineola Historical Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in its headquarters at 211 Westbury Avenue, Mineola. For more info, contact the historical society at 516-746-6722. Ask for Neil, Mike or Tom.

• Mineola AARP Chapter 4202 meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from September to June at 9:30 a.m. in the community center at Mineola Village Hall, located at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola.

• County Seat Kiwanis of Mineola meets Mondays at 8 a.m. at IHOP, corners of Willis and Hillside Aves., Williston Park. For more information, call President Ed Schutz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interested prospective members are welcome to join us for complimentary breakfast any Monday.

• Boy Scout Troop 45 of Mineola meets every Tuesday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola located at First and Main Sts. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

• Boy Scout Troop 200 of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St., Williston Park. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

• Mineola Choral Society meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in Mineola High School, Armstrong Rd., Garden City Park. New voices are welcome. For more information call 294-1175.

• Nassau Chess Club meets each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola, First and Main Sts. For more information call 631-218-4440.

• Irish American Society Social gatherings are every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. The group is here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Call 516-742-8080.

• Leisure Club Of Mineola meets Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, Washington Ave. For more information, call 741-8747.

News

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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