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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

Audience members were treated to an evening of incredible singing by 10 extremely talented Wheatley students during the Tri-M Music Honor Society’s Wheatley Idol X on Friday, Nov. 7, in the packed Wheatley auditorium.

 

Nada Al-Okla, sang “Titanium” by David Guetta, Michaela Balboni sang “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities, Alex Boubour sang “Love Song” by The Cure, Melanie Esquilin sang “At Last” by Etta James, Tessa Karikas sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus, Ben Lee sang “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, Lauren Levine sang “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, Ally Levy sang “A

Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope, Juliana Luber sang “Reflection” by Alan Menken and Morgan Misk sang “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse.

What Thanksgiving Means In Mineola

Thanksgiving is a holiday, a festival, celebration and food fest. Tradition says the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated by pilgrims and Native Americans back in 1621 to give thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. Over a century later, George Washington, the nation’s first president, issued a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.

 

Fast forward to 21st century—the modern day Thanksgiving has come a long way since then. What has not changed however is the shared elaborate meal consumed with family and  friends in the same spirit of celebration and giving thanks for the blessings.


Sports

Mineola High School student Mary Elizabeth Smith signed her letter of intent to attend Stetson University in the fall. She is receiving a partial athletic scholarship and will be a member of the Stetson Rowing team.  

 

Smith is an accomplished rower who has trained locally and competed nationally. She began her rowing career as a 10th grader and ranks 53 in her rowing classification. 


 

In their semifinals home playoff game, the 9-year-old Mineola Chiefs (7-2) shut out perennial power Seaford Broncos 21-0. 

 

The Chiefs defense, the strength of the team, was lights out, making gang tackles all over the field. The defensive line of Charlie Villa, Luigi Kaloudis, Michael Nygaard, Luke Ruiz, John Jochym, Zachary Bohringer, Johnny Kessler, Zakria Zulfiqar and Jack McCormack kept the pressure on Seaford’s offense all game long. The Linebackers John Viggiani and Nick Rios attacked the runners and finished off the Broncos.


Calendar

Rockinghams - November 29

Village Green Tree Lighting - December 2

Village Meeting - December 3 


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