Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00
Corpus Christi Parish announced the appointment of Ken Solosky as the new coordinator for Corpus Christi CYO. Solosky is a lifelong Mineola resident and an alumni of the Corpus Christi CYO program. He was the Corpus Christi Parish 2014 CYO Role Model Award winner.
“Some of my best memories growing up were of CYO basketball and I welcome the opportunity to continue a great program for today’s youth,” said Solosky.
Corpus Christi will continue their very successful children’s basketball clinic beginning Dec. 6 and running for eight consecutive Saturdays. The clinic, for boys and girls in kindergarten through the second grade, emphasizes basketball fundamentals as well as fun. The kindergarten, first- and second-grade program is a clinic and teams are not formed.
“The clinic is designed to introduce boys and girls to the great game of basketball,” Solosky said. Using volunteers, older CYO players as well as “guest” coaches, the focus is on fun and developing the skills necessary to play basketball. The program uses smaller baskets and stations of different foundation skills and drills.
Corpus Christi will also be sponsoring boys and girls teams in the third through 12th grade. These teams play competitive basketball against other parishes throughout Nassau County. Practices are held once a week with a game over the weekend.
“The league play is a lot of fun and really brings out the competitive spirit in many of our players” stated Solosky. “It is a great way to play sports in a low pressure environment.”
Girls basketball begins in late August and boys basketball begins in October.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:08
Mill Creek Residential, a multifamily apartment developer, announced last week that Hudson House, an age and income exclusive 36-apartment community, located at 104 Front St. in Mineola is open for occupancy. Senior affordable homes are eligible for applicants 55 years of age or older and households earning at or below 80 percent of the area median income for Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Hudson House has received 16 applications so far, according to Mill Creek Vice President Jamie Stover.
Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:00
A few months ago, while returning to my car after attending a wake, I was surprised to catch a glimpse of something that immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. Directly in front of me stood a portion of the original concrete wall that had surrounded my alma mater.
In 1922, Corpus Christi Church purchased the Robert Graves estate on Searing Avenue and transformed its building into a parish school. It was a beautiful structure of Spanish-style architecture surrounded by the concrete wall, sporting huge ornate iron gates.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
Mineola runners PJ Diskin, Kaitlin Phelps, and Yuri Karasz were award winners in the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
The Mineola 9U Hurricanes recently completed its summer baseball season as the NJBL 9U Central Division Champions, finishing 10-2-1 on the year and secured a second place spot entering the playoffs.
The Hurricanes beat the North Shore Spartans for the fourth time this season in a playoff win in walk-off fashion as they came from behind to win 4-3 earning the Hurricanes a berth into the championship series.