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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

The Village of Mineola’s Zoning Board last week approved Winthrop University Hospital’s plan to revamp the “Welcome to Mineola” sign atop the Station Plaza Diner at the Long Island Rail Road Station.

The village code prohibits rooftops signs, but the zoning board has relief powers.

 

“I spoke with the building commissioner and he said that he’s satisfied; that it’s structurally sound and stable,” Zoning Board Chairman John Macedo said. “If he’s satisfied, I’m satisfied.”

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.


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

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