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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, a graduate of Adelphi, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace, a graduate of Adelphi University, have lived in

Mineola for 60 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

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Bill Donohue, head of The Catholic League, says that it is a lie that gays can’t march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They can march with their counties like Derry, Mayo or Tipperary. No special interest groups can march like Clean Air or Stop Russian Aggression. I was talking to Bill at Corpus Christi Church where he attends Mass.

 

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Elaine Cullen works at Eleanor Rigby’s.

 

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Tommy Hayden of Bradley Court is a retired elevator mechanic.

 

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Jerry and Connie Schmidt and daughter Natalie live on Holly Avenue. Jerry is a locksmith.

 

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Gabriel Nunez left Rite Aid and went next door to work in King Kullen’s deli department. He still lives in the house in which he was born, on Washington Avenue, with his parents Marie and Gabriel Sr.

 

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I bought some corned beef from Werner’s Deli and found Werner Garland, the founder, helping out Kim and Soue, the hardworking owners.

 

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Jim Powers was tired of climbing up telephone poles and retired after all those years working as a phone repair man. He and Louise live on Geranium Avenue and have six kids. One is Maggie, who works at The Cuttin Club.

 

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Helen and Patrick Androtta live on Evelyn Road. She teaches English literature at CUNY. He celebrated his 82nd birthday at the Davenport.

 

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Eric and Marilyn Sporrer are happy these days as they have their first child Maryann Alexia. They reside on White Road.

 

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Pat Connors of Dow Avenue is an electrical engineer working for the Pall Corp.

 

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Carole and Jim Pusey have homes on Croyden Road and in Florida. They own Kostynick Plumbing and Heating.

 

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Dee Delape works at Waldbaum’s. She and her husband, Felice, live on Jerome Avenue.

 

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Sue Hyland of Marcellus Road is a 3rd Precinct crossing guard.

 

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Marie Meagher has lived in Williston Park since 1942. She shops at King Kullen.

 

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“To go whole hog,” meaning “without reservations,” comes from 18th-century England. As we often call a dollar a “buck,” in those days they often called a shilling a “hog,” thus a man treating everyone to a drink could be said to be going whole hog.


News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after her plan was approved by the Mineola Village

Board last week. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

 

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.”


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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