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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 trusted “Two Pauls” were locked in for another two years as the Village of Mineola held its Organization Night on Monday, April 7. Local officials swore in Paul Pereira and Paul Cusato, as well as Village Justice John P. O’Shea and acting village justice Jackie Carway. 

 

The event took place at the Village Hall Community Center, with Senator Jack Martins, Nassau County Court Judge Scott Fairgrieve, Village Attorney John Spellman and Mayor Scott Strauss accepting/hearing/give the oaths.

 

O’Shea takes over for Richard O’Callaghan, who recently retired, as village justice. Mineola resident Jackie Carway was tapped to serve as acting village justice, in the event O’Shea is unavailable. Trustees George Durham, Dennis Walsh and Mayor Scott. The three will be up for re-election next year.

The Wheatley Theater Company wowed audiences with four spectacular performances of Gypsy on March 27 through 29.

 

Loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy spotlights Lee’s mother, Rose, the ultimate stage mom. The musical presents an affectionate look at the hardships of life behind the curtain while chronicling Rose’s dreams and struggles as she raises her two daughters, June and Louise, to perform onstage.


Sports

 

Mineola Tops Cold Spring
Harbor 12-5

 

With the Mustangs trailing 4-0 going into the third inning, big hits by Ryan Kelly and John Lusardi helped the Mustangs take the lead on March 25.

In the top of the fifth with two out, the Mustangs scored three more runs with the help of a lead-off double by sophomore Steve DePalma (with his first varsity hit), he was followed by Robbie Lang getting on  base with a walk and Mike Conte’s single. These guys were all driven home by Nick Iadevaio’s bases-clearing triple. 

James Gerstner

Junior James Gerstner has nine goals and four assists in four games and is the leading scorer for the Mineola Mustangs’ boys varsity lacrosse team. He is the team’s top face-off guy, plays midfield and plays on the extra man offense unit. He was selected captain as a junior and was an All-Conference performer last year. Gerstner has led the team to a 3-1 record in the opening stages of the season. 


Calendar

Mustangs Travel To Seahawks - April 9

Pops Concert - April 13

Egg Hunts - April 19


Columns

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

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com