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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. 


News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


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