Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00
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.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
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.”
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
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.