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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Live Music

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

 

Saturday, July 26

Satisfaction

Enjoy a free concert by Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction at 7:30 p.m. at Manorhaven Beach Park at 158 Manorhaven Blvd. Bring your own chair. Rain date is Friday, July 27 at 7 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.

Mineola Fun Night

The John S. DaVanzo Community Pool will host Family Fun Night from 8 to 10:30 p.m. with music and dancing. Bring your own snacks, beverages and table. No glass bottles or containers permitted. Four guests per adult.

 

Monday, July 28

Hip Pickles

Enjoy a free concert by drum band Hip Pickles at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Jane Davies Green on Plandome Road in Manhasset.

 

Tuesday, July 29

Million Dollar Baby

The Clark Botanic Garden at 193 I U Willets Rd. in Albertson will host a movie night, featuring Million Dollar Baby at 8:45 p.m.

 

Kids Movies

Enjoy free kids movies at 11 a.m. in the Williston Park Library at 494 Willis Ave. Call 516-742-1820 for movie listings.

 

Wednesday, July 30

Book Discussion for Kids

Attend a children’s book discussion at 5:30 p.m. in the Williston Park Library at 494 Willis Ave. Call 516-742-1820 for book titles.

 

Friday, Aug, 1

Concert In The Park

The Village of Mineola will hold round two of its Summer Concert Series with the Nassau Pops at 8 p.m. in Wilson Park on Westbury Avenue at 8 p.m.


News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

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.


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


Columns

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

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