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Letter: Thanks To All

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the Mineola Fair. Apologies if I missed anyone. Thanks for all:

Sponsors Of Entertainers

1. Standard Valuation Services; Carolyn Harding/Caleb Johnson..Jazz and Gospel 
2. Herricks Travel: Counter Clockwise (Rich Stein et al). Classic Contemporary 
3. Bakers of All Nations: Cascades (Tom Swift).. Doo Wop 
4. Finz and Finz:  Andrew Anton  ...Crooner
5. Boars Head Provisons: Mark Brier... Family Friendly Comedians 

“In Kind” Contributions (time, trouble, loaned assets)  

Mineola Diner: 14 days of free table space to Mineola Chamber of Commerce volunteers registering participants et al
Shakers Restaurant: Floor and table space for auditions and post-fair cast party
Mineola Village Hall: Space for 8-hour of auditions 
Mineola Schools: Loan of Bandstand Platforms
Mineola DPW: Transportation of Bandstand Platforms
Guitar Center: Lending and Hauling of Bandstand “Backline Gear”) for use by all seven volunteer bands of musicians
Wong Noodle House: Barstool chair for use by Band musicians on stage 
First Presbyterian Church: For Stage No. 3 sound electric outlets
TeAmo Smoke Shop: For Stage No. 2 (bandstand) electrical outlets
Mineola Family Cuts: For Stage No. 2 electricity
Joanne DiGrigorio of Mineola, Rob Busch on Little Neck, Penuganda Family of East Williston for six “worker bee” fair day hours apiece 
Volunteer Auditioners each with their own professional performance credits. None of who live in Mineola currently (extra thanks)
Master auditioner: Ed Dennehy (formerly of Mineola)
Carolyn Harding, Vicki Irregbulem, Calvin Booker, Beatrice Goodman, Al Trompeter, Naomi Gitland, Michelle Ghossn, Tom Swift 
Entertainer groups who volunteered to perform and were not listed on the program.
Barbara Kreman of Plainview, Jason Flashner of West Babylon, Nate Moran of Amityville and Mr Mysterious, songster guitarist of the street. 

Shelia Rettaliata
Mineola Resident

News

The Mineola Fire Department is looking to replace its Company Two engine, Truck 168. The truck is 25 years old, consisting of an articulating boom and bucket.

 

A new truck would cost upwards of $1 million, fire reps said.

 

“The current truck has served the village well for many years, but is in need of replacement,” Chief of Department Jeff Clark said.

The Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Winthrop-University Hospital announced a partnership last week, revealing the hospital will provide one paramedic and a rapid response vehicle, called a fly car, to the corps. Officials say it will assist in decreasing response time on emergency calls.

 

“[The fly car] has all the equipment you need and all the medications you need,” said MVAC Commissioner Tom DeVaney. “I think it’s a tremendous plus for Mineola residents.”

 

The Winthrop paramedic will be operating out of MVAC headquarters at 170 Elm Place.


Sports

The Mineola Hurricanes recently swept the Smithtown Bulls recently pounded the Smithtown Bulls in two games, winning 9-1and 6-1 at Brady Field in Smithtown. In game one, Chris Marotta brought the heat against the Bulls. 

 

Smithtown managed just one hit off of Marotta, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out eight during his five innings of work. The Bulls jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Had college lacrosse burst onto the scene one generation earlier, one local resident would have become a household name within the inner circles.  Settling for three National Championships and a professional contract, however, is not a bad consolation prize.

 

Alex Rosier can now add one more accomplishment to the resume, nearly 20 years after his college career ended. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - August 13

International Night - August 14

What Matters To You - August 15


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