Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00
I am a East Williston resident and ninth grader at Kellenberg Memorial High School. I am in the process of working on my Girl Scout Gold Award Project.
For my project, I am creating a dance program at St. Aidan’s for children with special needs. For the first program, I am opening up classes to girls age 7-12 with special needs.
At a private dancing school, I have been assisting in a special needs dance class for a few months to help prepare. Also, the instructors at the St. Aidan’s Dance Academy have volunteered to assist me with my program. If you know of or have a child with special needs, please sign up for this wonderful program.
The program will be held in the Convent Music Room and is scheduled for the week of July 21-25, Monday and Tuesday 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 to 11 a.m.
A parent or guardian must stay during the class. Parents and guests may join us for the open class on Friday at 10 a.m. to see what your child has learned.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.
Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.
“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.