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Around The Town With Lou: August 22, 2013

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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That dynamite gal, Sheila Retattaliata, will be among those entertaining us at the Downtown Street Fair of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce, Sunday, Sept. 8. Hundreds come to the fair. If you can sing or dance, call the chamber.

 

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Marge and Howie Hill enjoyed dinner at Cugini’s.

 

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Ella Schmidt and Marie McWilliams are always so helpful at Corpus Christi Church.

 

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That should be an exciting race for town clerk of North Hempstead. It will be a three -way battle with Wayne Wink, the Democrat; Leslie Gross, the Republican; and Joe Wood of Jackson Avenue. The Conservative, Gross, thinks she has a good chance. Formerly a Democrat and now a Republican, she is so well known. Wink says he has a good chance with the split opposition and Wood thinks he can win against two. He says they are both liberals. We shall see!

 

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Russ Miller swims 72 laps, one mile almost daily at the pool. At 70 years-old, that is amazing.

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Our school will protect your kids’ furniture. Jay Leno says that they meant “future.” I guess nobody proofreads these ads.

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Msgr. Robert Batule, pastor of Corpus Christi, spoke of Tony Melendez who was born in Latin America without arms because his mother was a drug addict. From an early age he

loved music and learned to play instruments with his feet. Faith and will can do great things, the pastor said.

 

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Pat Carfagno does such a great job as a lay reader at Corpus Christi.

 

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Ken and Gerry Aiello live on Beebe Road. He was in banking and then retired from a company that made strings for musical instruments.

 

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Dan and Tom Flynn like to visit other parishes on occasion. Recently they were at St. Ignatius in Hicksville.

 

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Sandy Pusey and her brother Bill Henrichs always do such a good job at Kucks Delli.

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Dr. Barry Ginbel of Willis Avenue vacationed in Peru and Brazil fly fishing in the Amazon River Valley.

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Christina and Steve of White Road work in the area. She, for Haller-Zaremba Insurance, and he for UPS.

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Marion Huether of Burkhard Avenue used to work at the Mineola School cafeteria.

 

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Pat Hoyett lives with her dad, Joe McCarthy, on Latham Road. Joe is 98-years-old and still takes an interest in village affairs.

 

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Pat Cuenta has worked for Mr. Jay for 33 years. She and Leo live in Albertson.

 

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Theresa Saks works at CVS. She and Bruce live on Latham Road.

 

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Lynn and Gary La Pointe live on Wellington Road. Lynn was a teacher at Jackson Avenue School. She was born in Mineola 69 years ago.

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The staff at the pool other than the lifeguards are: Marisa Athan, Brendan Clark, Cassandra Cruz, John Curry, DJ DeRosa, Theresa Ferreri, Julie Giamio, Vanessa Lopez, Jacklyn Lusardi, Sal Massa, Shana Natale, Billy Sullivan, James Curry, Catia Goncalves, Brittany Gross, Keanu Hines, Brendan Philbin and Michelle Rocha.


News

Five storefronts on Willis Avenue in Williston Park were gutted after a five-alarm fire on Thursday, July 23 at around 2:40 a.m., Williston Park Fire Department officials said. Construction crews could be seen demolishing the row of stores as late as 2 p.m. last Thursday.

 

The fire was under control at around 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported, officials noted.

 

Williston Park fire units responded at 2:44 a.m. According to department Chief Gary Smithing, the blaze started in the Village Cobbler Shoe Repair Shop at 617 Willis Ave.

The Village of Mineola’s Zoning Board last week approved Winthrop University Hospital’s plan to revamp the “Welcome to Mineola” sign atop the Station Plaza Diner at the Long Island Rail Road Station.

The village code prohibits rooftops signs, but the zoning board has relief powers.

 

“I spoke with the building commissioner and he said that he’s satisfied; that it’s structurally sound and stable,” Zoning Board Chairman John Macedo said. “If he’s satisfied, I’m satisfied.”


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Mineola Hurricanes 10U offense was too much for L.I. Saints in 14-5 rout on Thursday July 17, at Willis Avenue Field in Mineola. With 11 runs in the first three innings, The Hurricanes left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

 

An RBI triple by Kevin Pusey, a steal of home by Kevin Pusey, and an RBI single by James Raziano during the first inning and an RBI single by Jack Mackay, a three-run triple by T.J. McManus put runs on the board early. 


Calendar

Concert In The Park - August 1

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3


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