Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00
Are you looking to join a group of active seniors in the Mineola area? A group that provides speakers on topics of senior interests, such as steps to take to prevent falls? One that provides musical entertainment featuring many of the classics that we heard on the radio in our younger days? One that provides good fellowship and socialization at monthly meetings?
Then join the Mineola chapter of the AARP. You need not be a resident of Mineola. We have members from all the surrounding communities; Albertson, Williston Park, New Hyde Park and others.
If you are a member of AARP, it is a natural step to join a local group. Come join fellow seniors in socializing over coffee, and enjoying our activities.
Want to help the Mineola community? The Mineola AARP Chapter participates in Winthrop University Hospital’s Meals on Wheels and is a big provider of canned goods and other materials to Mineola area charities. We also make lap robes for area hospitals and senior homes. We always have room for more hands for our community activities.
Our chapter meets at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and pastries at Mineola Village Hall on the fourth Wednesday of every month, September to June. At 10 a.m. our meetings begin. Hear the latest on health tips and legislation affecting seniors. Sing along and yes, even dance, to the songs of bygone days.
Plan to participate in our Pizza Day and Turkey Sandwich Day. Have a good lunch at a great price with friends. Also consider joining us for our annual holiday luncheon in December.
Our annual dues are $12, but we offer a $2 discount to those joining before Jan 1, 2013. Our first meeting for the 2012-13 year will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Why not stop in and join us?
I look forward to greeting new faces on that day. Hope to see you.
David P. Keefe
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.
“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.
Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.
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.