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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

The Mineola School Board will hold a public hearing on the much-debated New York State veterans exemption on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School. It is expected the board will either approve or disapprove the tax exemption during its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

When votes go to the polls next week on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to vote on the Town of North Hempstead’s 2nd Council District seat, candidate Bonnie Parente feels her stance on the building department is what voters will remember when casting their choice. The 2nd council district post is currently held by Peter Zuckerman, a former East Hills trustee. He was appointed to the seat in January to replace Thomas Dwyer, who resigned last year.

 

“That’s the major issue I heard about when I knocked on doors,” she said. “No matter where I am, I could be at the Herricks Community Center or the Albertson Pasta Dinner and

predominately what people ask about is how to fix the building department.”


Sports

Samantha Pastore

Samantha Pastore, senior and third-year varsity player, is also co-captain of the currently undefeated (11-0) Mineola Girls Varsity Volleyball team. She is an outside hitter and is often recognized in games by starting rallies with her quick thinking and nimble feet. She earns 20 percent of the team’s points and averages four aces per match.

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team fell to the Seaford Vikings last week 27-21, missing their chance to tie the top seeds Locust Valley and Roosevelt’s 6-1 Nassau conference IV record.

 

After tying the game in the second half and having the opportunity to capitalize on Seaford’s failed extra-point kick on their final touchdown, the Viking’s senior wide receiver/defensive back Bobby Buell knocked away a pass from Mineola senior quarterback James Gerstner to senior wide receiver Brian Smith in the end-zone with 57 seconds left


Calendar

International Night - October 30

Halloween Parade - October 31

Cultural Arts Series - November 1 


Columns

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

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