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Around The Town With Lou

Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

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Wine Lovers – The store is small but the selection is terrific. Williston Park Wine and Liquor at 609 Willis Avenue belongs to Mariusz and Joanna Keczmer. They have a fine collection of affordable quality wines in every price range as well as scotches, ryes, vodkas, and rums. They have free delivery and specialize in wines and liquors for weddings, communions, engagements and other occasions. Both Keczmers are excellent tennis players. Mariusz likes people and people like him. That is probably whey they have such a good business. Their number is 746-8555.

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Jane Gundel is a retired Mineola High School teacher. She, her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Richard Dickerson, enjoyed those great filet mignons at Café Sport.

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Paul and Susan Tobito live on Jackson Avenue. Paul represents Local 259 of the United Automobile Workers.

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Fran Luisi, the lead singer for the Corpus Christi Church, sure has a wonderful voice. She and her husband Frank live in Mineola.

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Very sorry to learn of the death of Catherine Mannix, mother of Corpus Christi Deacon Brian Mannix, as well as the passing of Chris Gannon.

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Anastasios Stamlopis is the night manger at the Williston Town House. He lives in Williston and gets his haircuts at Studio 1.

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Harold Rowan used to be a Third Precinct cop, but is now with the Highway Patrol. He enjoys eating at Bairrada.

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Andre Baeisea lives on Jackson Avenue and is the bartender at Bairrada.

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Linda Doel worked for many years for a local law firm. She is a patron of CVS and lives nearby on Emory Road. She has lived in the village for 33 years.

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Tracey Sanders, our oldest granddaugher, is an honor student at C.W. Post. She was written up in Newsday a couple of weeks ago. Her picture was with the article.

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Pat Carfagno is a lay reader at Corpus Christi Church. The reading the other Sunday was the longest I ever recall but Pat handled it very professionally. She is a good friend of Michael Vezzi.

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Tom and Molly Azzolini live on Clinton Avenue. Tom worked for 40 years at the Chase Bank in the city. It was located right across from the UN. The bank is gone now; it is just an empty lot.

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Christine Trauisano and daughter Jill Dunn of Roselle Street were booking a baby shower at Angelina’s.

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The store has a sale on Udaho potatoes. Jay Leno thinks they could be something like Idaho potatoes! Jay found another ad that should have said, “We work for crippled children.” It came out in the paper, “we work to cripple children.” Yikes!

News

What Thanksgiving Means In Mineola

Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.

 

Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and  friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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