Written by Colleen Maidhof Saturday, 22 February 2014 00:00
Girl Scout cookie lovers all across the country can see the faces of two sisters from Albertson on two different cookie boxes. Madeleine Jex, 14, from Troop 1100, is featured on the Samoas, and her younger sister, Bailey, a Brownie from Troop 53, is featured on the
Savannah Smiles. The sisters are excited to be selling cookie boxes with their faces on them, and they are very grateful to have this memory to hold on to forever.
The Jex sisters were chosen to be on the boxes after they submitted an essay about the skills that they learned in Scouts. Several girls were chosen to go on a photo shoot in 2011; however, only the best photos were chosen.
Each box also has a quote from an unattributed Girl Scout that explains the box’s theme.
“Each box has a theme that we learned,” Madeleine explained. “Mine is about speaking out. I wasn’t really giving a speech on the Samoa’s box, I was posing.”
Baily added, “I was helping out at a soup kitchen with other Scouts during the photo shoot. We learned how important volunteering is in meetings. It was a lot of fun.”
Having your face on a cookie box does have perks.
“When I go out and sell cookies, I show people a box of the Savannah Smiles, and I say ‘that’s me,’” Bailey said. “People usually buy them.”
The sisters are very excited to be selling the cookies, and they hope to sell many boxes for their troop. “It is very cool because when I see other girls selling cookies, I know that they are selling boxes with us on them,” Madeleine said. “It is cool to see everyone’s reaction when I show them.” They both agreed that being on a cookie box will stay in their memories.
“You don’t get to be on a cookie box too often,” Bailey said. “It is really cool, and it is a great opportunity.”
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.
“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.
“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.