Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
Concert In The Park - August 1
Boot Camp - August 2
Six Gun Concert - August 3
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.
Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host International Night with select cuisines from different cultures. For more info, go to eleanorigbys.com
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.
Attend Project Independence’s World in Depth: Intergenerational Panel Discussion on Social Communication at 2 p.m. in the Great Neck Senior Center at 80 Grace Ave. in Great Neck.
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.
This men’s community group will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Parkville Library at 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park. Open to men 60 and over, discuss topics of related interest about living in the community.
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.
Enjoy the country music band Six Gun at 1 p.m. in North Hempstead Beach Park on West Shore Road in Port Washington. Call 311 for more information.
Enjoy the 60s and 70s music with the In Crowd at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Jane Davies Green on Plandome Road in Manhasset. Concert is free. Bring a chair. Call 311 for more information.
Plaza Productions will present Beauty and the Beast at 7 p.m. at Clark Botanic Gardens at 193 I.U. Willets Rd. in Albertson.
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.
Learn the ins and outs of smartphones from Carl Borruso at the Yes We Can Community Center at 141 Garden St. in Westbury from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your smartphone.
Take your tot to story hour at the Williston Park Library at 494 Willis Ave. at 11 a.m. in the library for children 1-3 years old.
Enjoy an aqua fitness and exercise program at Martin Reid Pool between Broadway and Urban avenues in Westbury from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Irish American Society at 297 Willis Ave. in Mineola will hold a card game at 8 p.m. For more information, call 516-746-9392.
The Mineola High School Summer Showcase, a collection of MHS alumni, will hold a concert at 8 p.m. Buy tickets mhsdrams.weebly.com
Enjoy The LEGO Movie at Sunset Park in Port Washington at 8:30 p.m. Call 311 for more information.
Enjoy Family Fun Night at the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks, beverages, tables, etc. The event is for Mineola residents and their guests only. Four guests per adult, no glass bottles or containers permitted.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
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.