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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

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