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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Leisure Club Opportunity - August 20

International Night - August 21

Check Your Medications - August 22

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20

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. 21
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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Acoustic Blue Concert

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host the band Acoustic Blue at 9 p.m. For more info, go to eleanorigbys.com

 

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.

 

Saturday, Aug. 23

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.

 

Frozen

Enjoy the Academy Award-winning Frozen in North Hempstead Beach Park at 8 p.m. at 175 West Shore Rd. in Port Washington. 

 

Sunday, Aug. 24

Pouya Concert

Pouya, a Persian singer, most famous for his 2000 “Safar” Journey song, will perform in North Hempstead Beach Park at 8 p.m at 175 West Shore Rd. in Port Washington. Pouya has been popular among Iranians, Afghans and other Persian-speaking people, since he began performing.

 

Monday, Aug. 25

Hampton Street Open House

The Hampton Street School at 10 Hampton St. in Mineola will hold an open house and supplies drop-off for new students from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Street Fair Auditions

The Mineola Street Fair Committee will hold auditions for talent/musical acts at Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Donor Event

Prohealth Day Op Center at 110 Willis Ave. will hold a donor event from 2 to 8 p.m. for bethematch.org. For more information, call (516) 516-294-0030.

 

Thursday, Aug. 28

Zoning Meeting

The Village of Mineola’s Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola.


News

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola. 

 

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born. 

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com