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
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Mineola School District’s 2014-15 draft budget is $87.5 million, a 1.65 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget, which was $86.1 million when it was certified last May.
The budget also includes a 1.46 percent increase in the tax levy, the maximum allowed by the state. The 2014-15 levy sits at $79 million.
District officials said pensions, salaries and special education costs drove the increases. Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler estimated salaries and pensions would total $400,000 each; special education, $300,000.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
After two denials by John and Theresa Muzio, the Village of East Williston finally inspected 8 Sumter Ave. recently, officials confirmed. The property has been the subject of controversy and public criticism, resulting in numerous hearings and court proceedings.
The village tried to inspect the house on Jan. 14 and 31. The Muzios thwarted their entry each time, calling the police.
“They’re persecuting me,” Muzio said. “They’re harassing me and they destroyed my house. My house froze up since it’s had no heat since 2009. They need a court order before [demolishing the house].”
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
This is the year the program has been waiting for. Head Coach Helms Bohringer, now in his 17th season at Mineola High School, is looking forward to having eight returning seniors from the 2013 varsity baseball team. That squad finished with seven wins, an improvement over the previous year.
The Mustangs have a program that is trending upward and Bohringer is excited for the prospects of this squad.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Children, teens and adults competed in the recent Winter 2014 Martial Arts Tournament at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park.
Williston Park: Mario Lombardo-first place
Williston Park: Gavin Boylan - third place
Williston Park: Gavin Lee - Medal Winner
Matthew Gavagan – Medal Winner