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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - August 13

International Night - August 14

What Matters To You - August 15

 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Town Zoning Meeting

The Town of North Hempstead’s Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 10 a.m. in Town Hall at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.

 

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.

 

Outdoor Concert

The Village of Williston Park will be sponsoring its traditional outdoor concert, hosting Harpers Ferry and at the Roger Fay Williston Park Pool. Show time will be 7 to 10 p.m. at Kelleher Field.

 

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, Aug. 14

International Night

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host International Night with select cuisines from different cultures. For more info, go to eleanorigbys.com

 

Story Hour For Tots

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.

 

Friday, Aug. 15

What Matters To You

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.

 

Music Night

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

 

Aqua Fitness, Exercise Program

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.

 

Saturday, Aug. 16

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.

 

Sunday, Aug. 17

Irish Society Picnic

The Irish American Society 1st Annual Picnic will be held in Eisenhower Park from 1 to 6 p.m.

 

Hot dogs, hamburgers, london broil, corn on the cob will be available as well as beer and soda with games and music. It’s $15 individual, $10 child or student. Family rate is $40. For more information, call 516-746-9392.

 

Kidstock

The Town of North Hempstead will hold Kidstock, an outdoor family festival featuring musical entertainment that kids and parent from 2 to 6 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park at 175 W. Shore Rd. in Port Washington. Parking fees apply.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Street Fair Auditions

The Mineola Street Fair Committee will hold auditions for talent/musical acts at Plum Tomatoes Pizzeria at 228 Old Country Rd. in Mineola from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Friday, Aug. 22

Check Your Medications

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a “Brown Bag Check Your Medications” seminar from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Yes We Can Community Center at 141 Garden St. in Westbury. Carmela Avena-Woods, an assistant clinical professor at St. John’s University, will discuss what your meds do, what the side effects are, among other topics. Registration is required. Call 311 or 869-6311 to sign-up.


News

The Mineola School Board will hold a public hearing on the much-debated New York State veterans exemption on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School. It is expected the board will either approve or disapprove the tax exemption during its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

When votes go to the polls next week on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to vote on the Town of North Hempstead’s 2nd Council District seat, candidate Bonnie Parente feels her stance on the building department is what voters will remember when casting their choice. The 2nd council district post is currently held by Peter Zuckerman, a former East Hills trustee. He was appointed to the seat in January to replace Thomas Dwyer, who resigned last year.

 

“That’s the major issue I heard about when I knocked on doors,” she said. “No matter where I am, I could be at the Herricks Community Center or the Albertson Pasta Dinner and

predominately what people ask about is how to fix the building department.”


Sports

Samantha Pastore

Samantha Pastore, senior and third-year varsity player, is also co-captain of the currently undefeated (11-0) Mineola Girls Varsity Volleyball team. She is an outside hitter and is often recognized in games by starting rallies with her quick thinking and nimble feet. She earns 20 percent of the team’s points and averages four aces per match.

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team fell to the Seaford Vikings last week 27-21, missing their chance to tie the top seeds Locust Valley and Roosevelt’s 6-1 Nassau conference IV record.

 

After tying the game in the second half and having the opportunity to capitalize on Seaford’s failed extra-point kick on their final touchdown, the Viking’s senior wide receiver/defensive back Bobby Buell knocked away a pass from Mineola senior quarterback James Gerstner to senior wide receiver Brian Smith in the end-zone with 57 seconds left


Calendar

International Night - October 30

Halloween Parade - October 31

Cultural Arts Series - November 1 


Columns

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

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