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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 have lived in Mineola for 60 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

Welcome Max to life in Mineola. Max Olivia, son of Maggie and Michael, was  born June 5 at LIJ. Maggie’s parents are Jim and Louise Powers. Jim is a retired phone company repairman. Michael is the son of Ben and Barbara. Ben owns the Family Tree Realty Company in Mineola.

 

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Pat Gilhooley does a great job as a Corpus Christi Church lector.

 

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Speaking at that church, the pastor, Msgr. Robert Batule, mentioned in his homily the movie, The Bucket List. It’s the story of two men who, close to death, think of things they would have liked to do before they “kicked the bucket.”

 

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John Macedo and Manny Carvalho enjoyed lunch at that great restaurant, Churrasqueira Bairrada. Manny owns this fine Portuguese restaurant.

 

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Lillian Fox has lived on Barwick Boulevard for 60 years. She helped her husband, who worked for Boar’s Head.

 

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Dee and Nat Reussi are selling their home on Evelyn Road and moving to Connecticut.

 

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Tina Cimaglia of Pershing Parkway told me she had a full time job raising four kids when I asked where she worked.

 

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Jane Cashin Delvecchio has resided in East Williston for 56 years. She worked as a clerk in the Old Westbury Court.

 

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Cathy Freed, that excellent Spanish teacher formerly at Glen Cove High, tells me she sharpened her skills with a trip to Spain and two visits to Mexico.

 

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Idalina Pereira of Jackson Avenue is a retired seamstress.

 

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German doctors in the 17th century examined thousands of heads and decided those with the biggest heads and long foreheads were the most intelligent. Thus our expression “high brow”, meaning a person who thinks he is better that the rest of us.

 

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Frank and Maryanne Iaquinto are active people. He is a retired Third Precinct cop and promotes the Knights and the Catholic War Vets. She is a lector at Corpus Christi Church.

 

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A long trip awaits Luba Egan, widow of Larry, when she visits her son Michael in Melborne, Australia.

 

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Marilyn Catania loves the pool. She is retired from Chase Bank.

 

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Hildigard Klinke of Pembrook Drive tells me that the 35 years she has lived in our village have been wonderful.

 

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Ted and Eileen Rykowski live in Westbury. Ted, however, graduated from Mineola High, class of 1959.

 

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Evelyn and Vito Buonocore live on Ellsworth Court. He worked for Steinway Pianos.

 

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Marguerita O’Callaghan and Ann Phelan were at the Davenport, celebrating Ann’s birthday.


News

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.

Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.

 

“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”


Sports

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.”

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.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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