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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

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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com