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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

In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages—people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.

East Meadow Farm, off Merrick Avenue, is owned by Nassau County and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Nassau County. Previously it was a family-owned farm that was purchased by the county through the Environment Bond Act Program, a $150 million program that called for, among several mandates, the preservation of 400 acres of open space. In 2009, CCE of Nassau was awarded the lease to the land and in January 2012 took possession of the property. East Meadow Farm is a place where we can get the best advice on how to make our gardens grow without harming the earth. Part of the CCE’s original proposal was the establishment of a farmer’s market and, now, the market is open two days a week, a place to purchase organic vegetables and flowers during the growing season.

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say they’re still investigating locations in the Mineola School District, while leaning towards installing cameras near the North Side or Willets Road schools in the East Williston School District. Cameras could begin operation in September.


Sports

Nobody wants to make excuses, but sometimes when the injury bug hits, it’s impossible to overcome. Mineola Mustangs football head coach Dan Guido, entering his 28th season at helm, knows the injuries were the cause for their first-round defeat at the hands of the West Hempstead Rams last November.

“There was too many injuries on the offensive line last season,” said Guido. “It was supposed to be our strength and it ended up being a weak link by the end of the season.”

Even with those injuries, the Mustangs went 4-4 during the regular season.

The BU15 Mineola Revolution were crowned champions of the Roar at the Shore Tournament 2014 in West Islip on Aug. 10. After dropping the opener 2-0 against North Valley Stream, Mineola bounced back to beat Freeport Premiere 2-1.

The Revolution’s offense exploded in the third game as they beat West Islip 7-0. Mineola’s final game pitted them against Quickstrike FC, which entered the contest without a loss and within a point of winning the tournament.


Calendar

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mineola Village Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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