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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

School Board - September 4

Mustang Cup - September 5

PTA - September 8

 

Wednesday, Sept. 3

First day of school
Welcome Reception

The Center Street School PTSA-PTA will hold its welcome reception for incoming kindergarten students from 9 to 11 a.m. at 240 Center St. in Williston Park.

 

Mineola Village Meeting

The Village of Mineola will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola. A public meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

 

Town Zoning Meeting

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

 

PTSA Meeting

The Mineola High School PTSA will meet at 7 p.m. in the high school at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Music Meeting

The Mineola High School Music Parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the high school at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Welcome BBQ

Mineola High School will hold its Welcome BBQ for eighth graders at the high school at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

East Williston School Meeting

The East Williston School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the North Side School at North Side School 110 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

 

Thursday, Sept. 4

School Board Meeting

The Mineola School Board will meet in the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola at 7 p.m.

 

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

 

Caregiver Support Group

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a caregiver support group at 10:30 a.m. in the Port Washington Senior Center at 80 Manorhaven Blvd. in Port Washington.

 

Safety Seminar

The East Williston School District will hold a school facilities safety seminar in room 450 of the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Friday, Sept. 5

Mustang Cup

Mineola High School will hold the Mustang Cup at 4:15 p.m. Finals are Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

 

Saturday, Sept. 6

S.T.O.P. Program

The Town of North Hempstead will hold its Stop Throwing Out Pollutants program in Michael J. Tully Park at 1801 Evergreen Ave. in New Hyde Park from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Spirituality For Singles 

St. Aidan Parish, will hold Spirituality For Singles at 8:30 p.m. at 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. This gathering will feature as guest speaker/performer Alex Basile. A $5 donation gets you snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. Contact Ray at 561-6994 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Live Music

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineold Blvd. will host the Urban Street Gypsy Band at 9 p.m.

 

Monday, Sept. 8

Jackson Avenue PTA Meeting

The Jackson Avenue School PTA will meet at 7 p.m. in the school at 300 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

 

Historic Preservation Meeting

The Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.

 

Senior College Night

The Wheatley School will hold senior college night at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sliced Steak Night

Enjoy Unlimited Sliced Steak Night at Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola. No doggie bags. For more info, go to eleanorigbys.com

 

Street Fair Auditions

The Mineola Street Fair Committee will hold auditions for talent/musical acts in Piccola Bussola at 159 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Booster Club Meeting

The Mineola High School Booster Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Town Meeting

The Town of North Hempstead Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.

 

Willets Road Teacher Night

The Willets Road School will hold Meet the Teachers Night at 7:30 p.m. at 455 I.U. Willets Rd. in Roslyn Heights.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Eighth Grade Parent Night

Mineola High School will hold Eighth Grade Parent Night at 7 p.m. in Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

North Side Teacher Night

The North Side School will hold Meet the Teachers Night at 7:30 p.m. at 110 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

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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