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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

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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