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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

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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