Written by Rich Forestano Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:00
The Village of Mineola Board recently approved Maxim Hygiene, a feminine hygiene products distribution company, to sell food at its 121 East Jericho Tpke. location.
Owner Kenneth Alvandi plans to offer gluten-free food and natural beverages at the shop. He’s operated in Mineola since January.
“Everything we would buy has a long shelf life,” he said. “It’s all pre-packaged, not cooked.”
Alvandi has invested more than $150,000 in the spot. Operating hours for retail space would be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. Five workers would be employed on the premises.
Hygiene products include cotton-based care items for women. Alvandi said the cotton products are produced in Europe.
“These products are high-quality, high-end, personal care products,” Alvandi’s attorney, Bonnie Parente, said. “The company’s principal philosophy is based on offering eco-friendly, clean, safe, allergy and irritation-free products that improve quality of life.”
Alvandi previously operated a distribution in Canada for 15 years, making sanitary pads. He said the switch from “conventional” products to organic items was a natural move.
“I needed to make the switch,” Alvandi said. “Based on my experience, I saw that conventional products, even brand names, is not healthy and creates problems, like rashes. All our products are 100 percent cotton.”
Mayor Scott Strauss needed reassurance on waste storage and pickup.
“There’s not much waste,” Alvandi said. “We have a container for garbage.”
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State. The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS
Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00
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.