Written by Tom Fitzpatrick Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
The Wheatley School Physical Education Department announced that Kathleen McArdle and Robert Fallarino have been selected as Outstanding Physical Education students. Their selection was based on the following criteria: exceptional performance in physical education, scholarship, leadership qualities and service to their school community.
The Nassau Zone of the New York State Association honored McArdle and Fallarino for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at an awards banquet held at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
McArdle is a dynamic young lady with boundless energy and a wide range of interests. She has been a strong student throughout her high school years, with a 3.4 grade point average.
As a physical education student, McArdle’s skill development and attitude have been exemplary. She has maintained a high profile in a variety of school and community programs.McArdle is involved with the Junior Catholic Daughters of America. Kathleen participates in varsity volleyball, basketball and track.
She is also the captain of the volleyball team. This year, Kathleen was selected to the All-Conference Volleyball team. As a three-sport athlete she has made a strong contribution to Wheatley’s athletic program.
Fallarino is as outstanding a student as he is an athlete. He has been a strong student throughout his high school years, with a 3.96 grade point average and membership in the National Honor Society.
In the physical education setting, Fallarino participates with enthusiasm, is considered a leader among his peers, and has achieved an outstanding record of accomplishment throughout his high school years. He is a four-year member of the Wheatley baseball program and a contributing member of the Long Island Astro’s baseball club, Island Garden basketball league and Westbury PAL basketball league.
In addition to his involvement in Wheatley athletics, Fallarino has pursued and committed himself to The Wildcat, Wheatley’s school newspaper, as a writer, the Inter-Cultural Unity Club, the Environmental Action Committee and the Future Business Leaders of America.
Both McArdle and Fallarino have demonstrated a commitment to striving for the best in all that they do and will continue to achieve success in their future endeavors.
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
A bunch of fruit in a bowl may not be that exciting to look at, that is unless you’re looking at them from Nancy Colleary’s point of view. Through her still life paintings, the she explores shadows, colors and light to make the most ordinary objects appear beautiful.
From her in-home studio, she continues to hold classes and work on her own projects, which includes paintings that are on display at Walk Street in Garden City and Chef’s Corner in Mineola.
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00
Former Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman is set for a new job, as a financial consultant to the Town of North Hempstead. Weitzman, who served as Nassau County comptroller for two terms from 2001 to 2008, told the Anton Newspapers that he will concentrate on preparing the town’s 2015 budget.
Weitzman’s contract will then be retroactive to Aug. 26 after its town boad approval. The draft of the budget is due by Sept. 28.
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.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Mineola resident Michael Patalano of Andrews Road was named one two captains on the Kellenberg Memorial High School varsity football team recently. He played for the Mineola Chiefs for five years, which prepared him for football at the next level. He has three younger sisters. Two of them play sports for the Mineola Mustangs.