Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
Each year at this time, the local Mineola AARP Chapter 4202 invites local businesses to support our activities by buying advertisements in our monthly chapter newsletter. This contribution is used largely to underwrite the cost of printing and mailing our newsletter to local AARP members, keeping them informed of the activities of our local chapter and events of local programs and services available to them.
Your contribution will also allow us to continue our local community service activities. Our chapter participates in the local Meals on Wheels group operated out of Winthrop Hospital. This group delivers meals to the local elderly and ill. For some, this is an opportunity to catch up on local and non-local events. We also have an active food pantry group which collects food donations and delivers them to local food kitchens. We have another group that knits and crochets lap robes for delivery to Veteran’s hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
As you can surmise, your donation would be put to good use in your community. Please consider taking out an ad in our newsletter. We print ten issues a year (September – June). The cost for a year is only $100. I am enclosing a copy of our advertising page so you may see what your section would resemble.
If you decide to join us, please send your check and business card to our post office box listed below.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
David P. Keefe
Mineola AARP President
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Even rain couldn’t put a damper on children’s faces as they marveled at the Mineola tree across from Village Hall on Friday, Dec. 6 during the annual Christmas tree lighting. With the Chaminade High School Jazz Band rocking the community center across the street, residents and kiddies waited with bated breath and excitement for the tree to come alive, along with a visit from old St. Nick.
As the area between the Mineola Fire Department and Piccola Bussola began to fill up, the tree ignited with blue, green and red glory for all attendees to gaze at, while cars buzzing by on Jericho Turnpike now had a beacon in the night to guide them. Inside the community center, the band provided much needed holiday cheer, playing “Jingle Bells,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Eleni Pitzel has lived in East Williston since 1975, having raised five children. Prior to that, she and her family lived in Floral Park. Pitzel is a longtime club member, and served as corresponding secretary for two years.
Pitzel has been the club’s art instructor for four years; she also teaches art at St. Paul’s Orthodox Cathedral in West Hempstead. “My artistic skills are a gift from God, and from that gift I give back to others,” Pitzel said.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
MAA Travel Soccer teams wrapped up their respective fall 2013 seasons recently. Two MAA teams won titles this season in the Long Island Junior Soccer League; the BU13 Mineola Empire went 9-0-1 and the GU14 Red Bulls enjoyed a 8-1-1 campaign to each win first place trophies. The GU11 Honey Badgers went undefeated (6-0-2) and finished in second place in their division, as did the GU15 Mini-Mustangs with a 7-1-1 season record.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola 12U fall intramural baseball team celebrated their fall season and tournament championship with a pizza party/awards dinner on Nov. 20. In addition to celebrating a great fall season and tournament championship, the boys were treated to an inspirational talk by coach Ken Conrade, the 2013 New York State High School Coach of the Year.
Conrade, the Kellenberg Memorial High School assistant principal for academics and girls varsity softball coach, was the keynote speaker for the awards dinner. He presented a very talked about baseball and youth sports.
Conrade’s talk was framed around each inning of a baseball game. He used stories and examples from the first to an extra “10th inning” to drive home both a sports and life lesson. For example, as part of the seventh inning stretch, he had each player stand up, stretch their legs and then go and thank their parents for their support and commitment to their baseball playing.