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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

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

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.

Only once a year a 25-foot movie screen sits in the middle of Wilson Park in Mineola, ready to entertain residents. This year’s Movie Night in the Park feature The LEGO Movie, sponsored by the Village of Mineola and Mineola Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18.

 

The event, which was free of charge to all of the moviegoers, was meant to help promote local Mineola businesses, according to president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Bill Greene.

 

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American industry, and we feel that this is a great way of giving back to the community with hopes that they’ll remember to shop locally,” said Greene.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


Columns

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