Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00
I have been a business owner in Mineola for 40-plus years and want to say how much I like the new research center Winthrop is building on the corner of 2nd Street and Mineola Boulevard. It brings a bright modern look to the entire downtown area; kudos to Winthrop. For us old-timers that can remember, it’s a big improvement from the Bohack
Supermarket that was once on that site.
I was driving north on the Mineola Boulevard Bridge the other day and I was looking forward to seeing the view of the new building as people will see it as they enter Mineola from the south. It was then that I noticed the old “Going Sign” on top of the building in front of the new structure, partially blocking the view of the new structure.
I remember the “Going Sign” was there when I first got to Mineola, in 1972, and was probably there long before that. At that time it was bright white and red with the wonderful words, “Welcome to Mineola” in big neon lights and had a clock that showed everyone the time. It was majestic.
Unfortunately it has suffered with time and the “Going Sign” is no longer what it was. It’s a sad mess now, no longer saying “Welcome to Mineola” and the clock has no hands.
Aside from its own malaise, it is now blocking the full view of the new way we are welcoming people to Mineola, with Winthrop’s beautiful new building.
Can the village get it taken down? I think it’s finally time for the “Going Sign” to go.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola Village Board approved the much-debated, revised plan for Bolla Market to build a gas station and convenience store at 449 Jericho Turnpike last week. The property was hotly contested at hearings in October and November due to the property abutting village residences and the proposal calling for a 24-hour gas station and convenience store.
The 2,250-square foot business will be open seven days, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days per week, according to papers obtained by the Mineola American. Bolla reps confirmed that this is the first non-24 hour Bolla Market station in the entire company.
Forty-two of CEO Harry Singh’s 85 Bolla locations have a convenience store. The Mineola site will hold six 2-sided gas pumps and one store.
Saturday, 14 December 2013 00:00
Mineola High School senior, Jennifer Vasek and her mother have suffered for years from a rare disorder called Chiari malformation. Both have endured several brain surgeries yet still suffer from Chiari symptoms on a daily basis. They include headaches, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and loss of balance. Chiari malformations occur when the base of the brain protrudes through the lower skull and touches the upper part of the spinal cord, creating numerous neurological symptoms. The only accurate way to identify Chiari is with an MRI of the neck.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Students in the Karatatot Kids program at Charles Water Karate And Fitness in Williston Park get a chance to participate in “Special Time” at the end of each class. This is an opportunity for them to share something special in their lives with their teacher. It was created by Charles Water for the Karatatot class students to have a productive and fulfilling class and the children wait to the end to share their thoughts.
Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up. In a fun filled and nurturing setting children learn concentration, discipline, respect, as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her own level. The results are improved strength, coordination, and flexibility and the self confidence for children.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
MAA Soccer is offering an indoor soccer program during January and February for soccer players born from 2006-2009. Each registrant will enjoy six, one-hour training sessions on Saturday’s during the first two months of 2014. The program is managed by MAA’s training partner, Empire Soccer Academy, and is designed to encourage soccer skills improvement through fun and challenging drills and games.
The clinics take place at the Mineola Village Community Center gym at 155 Washington Avenue. For more information, please visit www.mineolaaa.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.