Community's Answer to Blood Shortage
The alarm has sounded alerting healthcare professionals that there is a blood shortage problem in the New York area. The message is clear: communities must work together to ensure that future patients won't be deprived of all means necessary to treat medical emergencies, say experts in the field. The Winthrop-University Hospital community has answered the alarm by opening a new blood donor center at 200 Old Country Road, Suite 451, in Mineola.
Hometown Party Nominates Conlon
When the Hometown Party announced its nomination for March's village election at Saturday's convention at Massaro's Restaurant, their choice was hardly a surprise. The party selected current village trustee Elizabeth Conlon to run for re-election. Conlon, who has served on the board for six years, is seeking a fourth consecutive two-year term.
PAL Chiefs Football Awards Dinner
The PAL held an awards dinner on Friday, Jan. 19 to recognize all the hard work that went in to a successful football season. On hand to congratulate the players and coaches was Village of Mineola Mayor John P. Colbert, Deputy Mayor Lou Santosus and trustees Maryanne Warnecke, Elizabeth Conlon and Linda Fairgrieve. Also appearing was Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta. The PAL's special guest was New York Jets Offensive Lineman Jumbo Elliott, who politely signed autographs.
Mineola HS Grapplers Pin Down Another Title
The Mineola High School varsity wrestling team pinned defeates on four more opponents and nailed down the Conference 3-A Championship. The string began with the Mustang Grapplers trampling Glen Cove 42-19. Steven Riccardi got the Mustangs their first three points by winning his match 7-5. Joe Cerulli followed with an 8-2 win while Hernado Gauto won by technical fall. Ken Chin, Joe Selby and Andrew Montanez followed by pinning their opponents. Adam Minsky decisioned his Glen Cove foe 7-4. Raul Gonzalez then capped the match by coming away with a 7-5 win in double overtime. Coach Dan Guido named Riccardi, Montanez and Minsky as the outstanding wrestlers for the match.
From the Desk of the Mayor