Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Leisure Club Opportunity - July 16
Green Meadows Farm - July 17
Movie Night In The Park - July 18
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.
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.
The Town of North Hempstead Zoning Board will meet at 10 a.m. in Town Hall at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.
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.
Movie Night in the Park will start in Wilson Park on Westbury Avenue at dusk and feature The LEGO Movie.
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.
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.
Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host the band Acoustically Correct at 9 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Swimming Session II begins at the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool. Call 516-746-0750 for more information.
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.
Enjoy LEGO activities at the Williston Park Library at 494 Willis Ave. at 4:30 p.m. for children in grades K and up.
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
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.
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.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages—people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.
East Meadow Farm, off Merrick Avenue, is owned by Nassau County and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Nassau County. Previously it was a family-owned farm that was purchased by the county through the Environment Bond Act Program, a $150 million program that called for, among several mandates, the preservation of 400 acres of open space. In 2009, CCE of Nassau was awarded the lease to the land and in January 2012 took possession of the property. East Meadow Farm is a place where we can get the best advice on how to make our gardens grow without harming the earth. Part of the CCE’s original proposal was the establishment of a farmer’s market and, now, the market is open two days a week, a place to purchase organic vegetables and flowers during the growing season.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.
Nassau County officials say they’re still investigating locations in the Mineola School District, while leaning towards installing cameras near the North Side or Willets Road schools in the East Williston School District. Cameras could begin operation in September.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Nobody wants to make excuses, but sometimes when the injury bug hits, it’s impossible to overcome. Mineola Mustangs football head coach Dan Guido, entering his 28th season at helm, knows the injuries were the cause for their first-round defeat at the hands of the West Hempstead Rams last November.
“There was too many injuries on the offensive line last season,” said Guido. “It was supposed to be our strength and it ended up being a weak link by the end of the season.”
Even with those injuries, the Mustangs went 4-4 during the regular season.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
The BU15 Mineola Revolution were crowned champions of the Roar at the Shore Tournament 2014 in West Islip on Aug. 10. After dropping the opener 2-0 against North Valley Stream, Mineola bounced back to beat Freeport Premiere 2-1.
The Revolution’s offense exploded in the third game as they beat West Islip 7-0. Mineola’s final game pitted them against Quickstrike FC, which entered the contest without a loss and within a point of winning the tournament.