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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 nine-story apartment building at 250 Old Country Road is rising on schedule, according to developers. Lake Success-based Lalezarian Developers is constructing a nine-story, 315-unit complex at the site.

 

Kevin Lalezarian estimated the project is about 20 percent complete.

 

“Our foundation is nearly complete,” Lalezarian said. “Our superstructure is proceeding. That’s the main thing happening right now.”

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.


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