Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00
Eleven Wheatley School students experienced a recent vacation they will never forget. They traveled to Paris and the south of France accompanied by Wheatley teachers Jean François Henley and Laura Gurick. The group spent three days touring the sites of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre while practicing their language skills with the locals.
The students and teachers spent an afternoon at L’Atelier des Gâteaux where they had a private cooking lesson and learned to make almond sandwich cookies called macarons. They also visited The Palace of Versailles before traveling south to Provence and Nice where they experienced Carnaval complete with music, dance, floats and costumes and took advantage of the warm temperatures to swim in the Mediterranean.
They made a quick visit to the Exotic Gardens of Eze and Monaco before returning home.
“There is nothing like being immersed in a completely different culture,” junior Sarah Golden said.
The students included Alexandra Boubour, Benjamin Goldbaum, Sarah Golden, Maria Hincapié of Mineola, Joseph Jacob, Amandeep Khokhar, Bonnie Lerman, Gabriella Schwartz, Chloe Tso, Chelsea Wolgel and Nancy Zhang.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
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.”
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
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.