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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

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.

East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd.  Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”

 

Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.

 

“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said.  “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”

 

The Third Precinct declined to comment.


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