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Scouts Explore Healthcare Careers

The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently partnered with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) to offer a week-long career exploration camp.   

“We are very proud of our partnership with the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Careers Camp,” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director and chief executive officer of GSNC. “This hands-on, bird’s-eye view of both clinical and non-clinical careers options within healthcare served as an introduction for the girls to the countless opportunities their future holds for them.”

Nineteen girls, including Mineola resident Janelle Zapiti from GSNC, attended the camp. Through interactive activities and lessons, the campers gained insight and experience into the numerous careers available within the healthcare industry.  Whether watching how ambulances get to an emergency, or learning how to perform surgery with a surgical robot, the da Vinci robotic system, the camp provided the girls with an inside look at healthcare career opportunities.

“Before this camp, I think most of us thought you could either be a doctor, surgeon or nurse,” Zapiti, a rising junior at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead said. “It was interesting to see all the jobs that are a part of healthcare. After all I’ve seen and learned this week, I definitely am more focused, and have a better idea what I want to do after college.”

The girls were allowed to observe a surgery, while physicians interacted with them and explained the critical importance of the procedure. They walked through other areas of Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, including an intensive care unit and outpatient practices.

“We wanted to expose the girls to the wealth of opportunities available in the healthcare industry, and hopefully spark their interests in areas outside the clinical work,” Lauren Pearson, manager of workforce readiness at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, said.

By offering them an overview of the routines and procedures performed throughout the health system, Pearson said, the girls realized the countless career options available for students with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

News

Mineola Street Fair Volunteers

Audition Hosts: Eleanor Rigby’s Restauant, Mineola Village Hall, Piccola Bussola and Plum Tomatoes

Audition Team: Master  Performance Artist Ed Dennehy of Huntington/ formerly of Mineola 

Robert Busch, Little Neck and Melville Fire Department, Adrian Gaeckler: Oyster Bay/ Nassau Coliseum Staff, Nigel Gretton: Hempstead/ St John’s University Performing Arts Chair Lady Laura,  Hempstead/ Global Performing Artist, Ralph DeSalvo: Williston Park, Musician/  Band Leader.   

Al Trompeter, Entertainment Promoter 

Special Touches: Bagelman of Mineola ( Entertainment Committee Host) 

Creations de Belle of Mineola (Street Decorations/ Balloons)

Tom Hayden has been a member of Mineola Golden Age for nearly 20 years. 

 

Growing up in Flushing, Queens, he has lived in Mineola for about 40 years.  Hayden has five children—two on Long Island, two in Florida, and one in Maryland—and 13 grand-children, all girls.  


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs ended last year’s playoff run in a 34-6 drubbing from the West Hempstead Rams. Mineola was poised for another post season push in 2014 and it showed last week, with a 15-14 victory over the Rams in homecoming weekend.

 

With a slow start in the first half, Mineola (4-1) put their first points on the board in the second quarter with a field goal by senior Robert Lang.  After a touchdown by the Rams (2-3), they headed into halftime 7-3.

FC Mineola Stumbles Against Hota

Despite two goals from Liam Going, the BU11 Mineola FC squad fell to a relentless and talented Hota Panthers team at Soccer Park in Plainview on Sept. 6.  Hota jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Going connected on his first tally, launching a 30-yard free kick that dropped over the Hota keeper. The Mineola striker’s second goal brought his team to within two goals of their opponent, but Hota scored several more goals in the second half in a strong performance.  Mineola’s Nicholas Buffolino and Luke Sommese gave solid efforts for Mineola in the season-opener for both teams.


Calendar

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Bingo Night - October 17


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