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Seminar Helps Veterans Access Benefits

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Congressman Steve Israel have teamed up to present a Veterans Casework Seminar on Monday, July 14 at 9 a.m. at the Williston American Legion Post 144 in Williston Park.  

 

“Navigating the vast network of services available to our veterans can be a difficult task,” Bosworth said.  “That is why I am proud to partner with Congressman Israel to host this important seminar which will give veterans a forum to have their questions answered by experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs.” This seminar will provide veterans with information on benefits to which  they are entitled.

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to participate in the discussion and provide information.

 

“We need to make it as easy as possible for veterans, who put their lives on the line for our country, to access the benefits they’ve earned,” Israel said. “That’s why I’m proud to partner with Supervisor

Bosworth to help our local veterans navigate the many services available.”

 

The Williston American Legion Post 144 is located at 730 Willis Ave. in Williston Park. For more information call 311 in the Town of North Hempstead, or 516-869-6311.  If you plan on attending, please

RSVP to Michael Stinson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


News

What Thanksgiving Means In Mineola

Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.

 

Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and  friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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