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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

Local school districts are reaffirming student hygiene standards in the wake of the non-polio enterovirus (EV-D68) that’s been found in the United States. A strain of the enterovirus was found in Southampton’s middle and high schools, but officials say it was not the virus that has caused the national EV-D68 outbreak.

 

The enterovirus disproportionately affects infants, children and adolescents who lack immunity, according to the Center for Disease Control. School districts have been notified to follow New York State Health Department guidelines to combat possible infections.

Mineola Street Fair Volunteers

Audition Hosts: Eleanor Rigby’s Restauant, Mineola Village Hall, Piccola Bussola and Plum Tomatoes

Audition Team: Master  Performance Artist Ed Dennehy of Huntington/ formerly of Mineola 

Robert Busch, Little Neck and Melville Fire Department, Adrian Gaeckler: Oyster Bay/ Nassau Coliseum Staff, Nigel Gretton: Hempstead/ St John’s University Performing Arts Chair Lady Laura,  Hempstead/ Global Performing Artist, Ralph DeSalvo: Williston Park, Musician/  Band Leader.   

Al Trompeter, Entertainment Promoter 

Special Touches: Bagelman of Mineola ( Entertainment Committee Host) 

Creations de Belle of Mineola (Street Decorations/ Balloons)


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs ended last year’s playoff run in a 34-6 drubbing from the West Hempstead Rams. Mineola was poised for another post season push in 2014 and it showed last week, with a 15-14 victory over the Rams in homecoming weekend.

 

With a slow start in the first half, Mineola (4-1) put their first points on the board in the second quarter with a field goal by senior Robert Lang.  After a touchdown by the Rams (2-3), they headed into halftime 7-3.

FC Mineola Stumbles Against Hota

Despite two goals from Liam Going, the BU11 Mineola FC squad fell to a relentless and talented Hota Panthers team at Soccer Park in Plainview on Sept. 6.  Hota jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Going connected on his first tally, launching a 30-yard free kick that dropped over the Hota keeper. The Mineola striker’s second goal brought his team to within two goals of their opponent, but Hota scored several more goals in the second half in a strong performance.  Mineola’s Nicholas Buffolino and Luke Sommese gave solid efforts for Mineola in the season-opener for both teams.


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 15

Mineola Faces Oyster Bay - October 16

Bingo Night - October 17


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