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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

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.

Only once a year a 25-foot movie screen sits in the middle of Wilson Park in Mineola, ready to entertain residents. This year’s Movie Night in the Park feature The LEGO Movie, sponsored by the Village of Mineola and Mineola Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18.

 

The event, which was free of charge to all of the moviegoers, was meant to help promote local Mineola businesses, according to president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Bill Greene.

 

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American industry, and we feel that this is a great way of giving back to the community with hopes that they’ll remember to shop locally,” said Greene.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


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