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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.


Mineola Street Fair Volunteers

Audition Hosts: Eleanor Rigby’s Restauant, Mineola Village Hall, Piccola Bussola and Plum Tomatoes

Audition Team: Master  Performance Artist Ed Dennehy of Huntington/ formerly of Mineola 

Robert Busch, Little Neck and Melville Fire Department, Adrian Gaeckler: Oyster Bay/ Nassau Coliseum Staff, Nigel Gretton: Hempstead/ St John’s University Performing Arts Chair Lady Laura,  Hempstead/ Global Performing Artist, Ralph DeSalvo: Williston Park, Musician/  Band Leader.   

Al Trompeter, Entertainment Promoter 

Special Touches: Bagelman of Mineola ( Entertainment Committee Host) 

Creations de Belle of Mineola (Street Decorations/ Balloons)

Tom Hayden has been a member of Mineola Golden Age for nearly 20 years. 


Growing up in Flushing, Queens, he has lived in Mineola for about 40 years.  Hayden has five children—two on Long Island, two in Florida, and one in Maryland—and 13 grand-children, all girls.  


The Mineola Mustangs ended last year’s playoff run in a 34-6 drubbing from the West Hempstead Rams. Mineola was poised for another post season push in 2014 and it showed last week, with a 15-14 victory over the Rams in homecoming weekend.


With a slow start in the first half, Mineola (4-1) put their first points on the board in the second quarter with a field goal by senior Robert Lang.  After a touchdown by the Rams (2-3), they headed into halftime 7-3.

FC Mineola Stumbles Against Hota

Despite two goals from Liam Going, the BU11 Mineola FC squad fell to a relentless and talented Hota Panthers team at Soccer Park in Plainview on Sept. 6.  Hota jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Going connected on his first tally, launching a 30-yard free kick that dropped over the Hota keeper. The Mineola striker’s second goal brought his team to within two goals of their opponent, but Hota scored several more goals in the second half in a strong performance.  Mineola’s Nicholas Buffolino and Luke Sommese gave solid efforts for Mineola in the season-opener for both teams.


Exercise Class - October 15

Mineola Faces Oyster Bay - October 16

Bingo Night - October 17


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,