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Letter: A Note To Seniors

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
President
Mineola AARP

News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com