Willis Avenue School on Schedule
Those passing by the site of the new Willis Avenue School may have noticed that the foundation is being poured and the steel is going up as the project moves along.
In Search of ... History
At the Mineola School District Board of Education meeting last Thursday at the Jackson Avenue School, Mrs. LoCascio and eight members of her second grade class gave a presentation about a special history project they are working on. Rather than the usual history lessons taught in school, these youngsters are learning about their hometown by doing a project on the history of Mineola.
Another Successful Run in Mineola
The Mineola Mustang Run was held on Sunday, Nov. 17 and although the community wasn't blessed with great weather as conditions were windy and rainy, the drops held off just long enough for the Mustang Run to take place.
The Magic Unravel Uniondale's Plans
It seemed like Uniondale International had a plan coming into their contest against the Division leading Magic. Play for a tie using the home field advantage to negate Mineola's edge in speed and passing. Two null - null contests in weeks six and seven, the last one on their home field, should have tipped off the Mineola coaches to a pattern. However, The Magic's coaches had other distractions the morning of the game. The neighborhood around Roosevelt High School looked great in comparison to the field that more closely resembled a postage stamp than a soccer pitch. The weekend's nor'easter had submerged an entire corner of the field next to one of the goals. The snapping corner flags looked like small craft warnings. After a discussion between the coaches and the referee it was decided to play in spite of the appearance of white caps and recent departure of the waterfowl from the corner. This late in the season scheduling a make-up game is difficult. Every game counts for The Magic in a tight race to stay on top of the Division. The referee reasoned that both teams had shown up and the girls wanted to play. Having only 11 players, the Uniondale coach requested abbreviated sessions of 25 minutes instead of the normal 35. Against the backdrop of the leaden skies, bone chilling wind and poor field conditions some compromise appeared reasonable and sportsmanlike. The Magic's coaches agreed to 30-minute halves.