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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Leisure Club Opportunity - July 16

Green Meadows Farm - July 17

Movie Night In The Park - July 18

 

Wednesday, July 16

Leisure Club Opportunity

The Mineola Leisure Club is seeking new members. Seniors over 60 can call Leslie Kerzner at 516-741-8747 or Mike Coniglio at 516-747-2058. The club meets on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from September to June.

 

North Hempstead Exercise Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 9:45 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

 

Town Zoning Meeting

The Town of North Hempstead Zoning Board will meet at 10 a.m. in Town Hall at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.

 

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.

 

Friday,  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. 

 

Saturday, July 19

Beatlemania

Beatlemania will perform at the stadium at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park at 7:30 p.m. The group has become a fan favorite of the summer concert series as they recreate the sights and sounds of The Beatles and play all of their biggest hits. 

 

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.

 

Live Music

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

 

Training And Bootcamp Exercise

Class sessions are already underway at Gerry Pond Park and Michael J. Tully Park on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. Single classes are available at a cost of $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Classes can also be purchased in bulk at a discounted rate, 10 classes for residents at the cost of $200 and $240 for non-residents.

 

Personal Training classes will be offered at Michael J. Tully Park by appointment only. There will be two options available. The 50-minute session will cost $80, and be offered at a discounted rate of 10 sessions for $750. There will also be a 30-minute session available at a cost of $50 and at a discounted rate of 10 sessions for $450. Participants are asked to call within 24 hours to cancel your appointment to avoid being charged.

 

Monday, July 21

Outreach Bus

The St. Francis Hospital Outreach Bus will be at the Williston Park Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 494 Willis Ave in Williston Park. Free health screenings will include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure and simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes.  Open to adults 18 years and older.

 

Young Adult Book Discussion

The Williston Park Library at 494 Willis Ave. will hold a book discussion at 6 p.m. in the library for young adults 12 years and older.  Book title to be announced.

 

Tuesday, July 22

Swimming  Sessions

Swimming Session II begins at the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool. Call 516-746-0750 for more information.

 

Folk Night

Enjoy a folk night in the garden at Clark Botanic Garden at 193 I.U. Willets Rd. at 7 p.m. David Sear, followed by Gathering Time, will perform.

 

Wednesday, July 23

LEGO Sessions

Enjoy LEGO activities at the Williston Park Library at 494 Willis Ave. at 4:30 p.m. for children in grades K and up.

 

Thursday,  July 24

Mineola School Meeting

The Mineola School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola

 

Zoning Board Meeting

The Village of Mineola’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola.

 

Friday, July 25

Family Fun Night

The Williston Park Pool at 494 Willis Ave. will hold Family Fun Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Bring a cooler. Guest fees apply.


News

What Thanksgiving Means In Mineola

Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.

 

Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and  friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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