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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

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.

Mineola resident Frank Zuniga and his wife, Charlotte, were heartbroken. It was bad enough that they had to take Mollie, their rescued beagle/terrier mix to the veterinarian on July 4, but it wasn’t until last week that they found out what happened to her until last week.

 

It started on Independence Day when Mollie, who the Zunigas adopted in February, started vomiting. Their regular vet was closed for the holiday, and the couple found that the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury would see them.


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

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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