Happy Anniversary, JFD!
One of Mineola's special organizations, the Junior Fire Department, celebrated its silver anniversary, but, in reality, it has been worth gold to the community.
Preserving Village History
Although history may be preserved in many ways, the Village of Mineola Board of Trustees has resorted to a law to preserve its historical landmarks. In May of 2000, the mayor and the board of trustees passed a historical preservation law that authorized the board to designate certain properties with historic value to the village as landmarks. Last week, the village board made their first three historical landmark designations-the gazebo in Memorial Park, the Mineola Auxiliary Police headquarters, and the food stand/parks department building at Wilson Park.
The All Stars End Perfect Record
The Mineola All Stars boys' soccer team's perfect record ended October 27,2001 in a 2-0 loss with Bayside Fire. Our defensive line headed by Carlos Barros in goal, along with Jim Murtha, Kevin McCann and Alex Ward kept the ball from penetrating our net for most of the game. Our midfielders, Matthew Hevron, Kevin Lopes, Patrick Lupfer, Connor McCann and Christopher McCune, kept the ball up to our offensive line headed by Michael Anes, Helder Cancelinha, Michael Fox and Bryan Vesley. The forwards relentlessly shot the ball on the net, but somehow could not get it into the Bayside Fire's net. The All Stars came close to scoring in exciting offensive drives in both halves, but these efforts did not come to fruition. However, the Bayside Fire team was able to score two by us.
STAR Program Makes Difference
The new STAR program got off to a fantastic start at the Mineola School District. The program was created by District Athletic Director Ralph Amitrano and is designed to provide articulation between high school and elementary school students.
Around Town With Lou
From the Desk of the Mayor