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Live Music

Friday, July 11

Summer Concert Series

Friday, July 11

Family Fun Night

Saturday, July 12


Friday, July 11

Summer Concert Series

The Nassau Pops and the Village of Mineola will hold the Tribute to America concert and fireworks show at Memorial Park in Mineola at 8 p.m. This year’s fireworks display will include the additional aerial displays and extended time featured at last year’s show. Fireworks will begin after the concert concludes.

Middle School Night

The John S. DaVanzo Community Pool will hold Middle School Night from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and beverages.

Live Music

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


Saturday, July 12

Pool Board Meeting

The John S. DaVanzo Community Pool Board will meet at 11 a.m.

Baseball Fundraiser

The Mineola 8U Hurricanes will hold a fundraiser from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Stumbled Inn at 279 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park.

Family Fun Night

The John S. DaVanzo Community Pool will hold Family Fun Night from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Bring own snacks and beverages.


Monday, July 14

Veterans Casework Seminar

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Congressman Steve Israel have teamed up to present a Veterans Casework Seminar at 9 a.m. in American Legion Post 144 at 730 Willis Ave. in Williston Park.  


Thursday, July 17

Green Meadows Farm

Green Meadows Farm will hold an event at 10:30 a.m. in the assembly room of Williston Park Village Hall at 494 Willis Ave.


Saturday, July 18

Movie Night In The Park

Movie Night in the Park will start in Wilson Park on Westbury Avenue at dusk and feature The LEGO Movie.


Sunday, July 19

Irish American Concert

The Irish American Society at 297 Willis Ave. will welcome Sean Wilson, direct from Ireland, for music and dancing at 8:30 p.m. It’s $20 per person. Complimentary tea, coffee and Irish scones will be served. Cash bar open for your pleasure.

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


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