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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

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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