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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

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


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