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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 debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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