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Around The Town With Lou

Carl Marchese and Rosemary Schmaeline announced their engagement and will be married shortly. Carl, a CPA, was the chief financial officer of Molloy College and was a former Mineola village clerk. He is now on the Zoning Board and is active in the Italian American Society and in Corpus Christi Church.


In a wide ranging homily about the parable of the mustard seed, Corpus Christi Church Pastor Monsignor Robert Batule mentioned the Magna Carta and long ago British Prime Minister William Gladstone and William Penn. His subject was justice delayed is justice denied.


Lorella Belia of Roslyn Road is an assistant gym teacher.


Bob and Carol Maichin live on Mineola Boulevard. He is a retired banker and she is a teacher’s assistant.


Bill Corbett is a former homicide detective with the NYPD. He served 41 years in the police department. He and Mary live on Clinton Avenue.


Jim Gillece was also an NYPD member serving in the emergency unit. He and Sheila have a home on Albertson Place.


Paul Cusato has been a member of the village board for 10 years. Some may remember his dad, Joe Cusato, who had a music store on Jericho Turnpike. Paul was in the electronics business for 35 years and is the lone member of the Hometown Party on the board. He lives on Argyle Road.


Emilia Bestzerda of Roselle Street was born in Mineola 18 years ago and is now a freshman at Adelphi University majoring in business administration.


Regina Ressegue was also born here 63 years ago and worked for Avis for 35 years. Her husband, William, served in the Marines in the South Pacific during World War II.


Betty Curatoli and her son Danny, of Marcellus Road were at King Kullen. She is a teacher’s aide and Danny is a student at Old Westbury studying finance.


If you know of an elderly couple or person needing help around their home, everyday or once or twice a week, call Carol Bella at 741-5605. The schedule can be flexible. She is very reliable.


Dino Giranti and his son Vinny are very good painters, both interior and exterior. They live on Fairfield Avenue.


David Letterman found this headline: “Let Our Fish Stalk Your Pool.” They meant “Stock Your Pool.” I thought those fish looked a little fishy. Couldn’t resist that one. 


Painter’s still lifes in Chef’s Corner meld normal objects into art 

A bunch of fruit in a bowl may not be that exciting to look at, that is unless you’re looking at them from Nancy Colleary’s point of view. Through her still life paintings, the she explores shadows, colors and light to make the most ordinary objects appear beautiful. 


From her in-home studio, she continues to hold classes and work on her own projects, which includes paintings that are on display at Walk Street in Garden City and Chef’s Corner in Mineola.

Former Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman is set for a new job, as a financial consultant to the Town of North Hempstead. Weitzman, who served as Nassau County comptroller for two terms from 2001 to 2008, told the Anton Newspapers that he will concentrate on preparing the town’s 2015 budget.


Weitzman’s contract will then be retroactive to Aug. 26 after its town boad approval. The draft of the budget is due by Sept. 28.


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.

Mineola resident Michael Patalano of Andrews Road was named one two captains on the Kellenberg Memorial High School varsity football team recently.  He played for the Mineola Chiefs for five years, which prepared him for football at the next level.  He has three younger sisters. Two of them play sports for the Mineola Mustangs. 


Village Meeting - September 10

Mustangs Face Rams - September 11

Homecoming - September 12


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,