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Letter: Reflections

Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00

On Wednesday I will close the sale of my childhood home at 221 McKinley Parkway, Mineola. My parents Joseph and Gilda Jansen moved to Mineola in June of 1953 and raised four siblings and myself in the village. My father died in 2008 and my mother passed away in December of 2011. This simple real estate transaction severs my physical connection to Mineola.

However, I have only the fondest and warmest memories of my childhood there in the 1950s and 1960s. There was something very different about that now bygone era.

 

Editorial: Taking Shape

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00
The traffic issues are slightly noticeable at “high-tide” but the end result seems promising. The construction phases along Mineola Boulevard and Second Street should prove to have a positive end result once Winthrop has its new research facility erected on the northwest corner of the two intersecting streets; the essential gateway to the village. The Mineola American first reported the $60 million proposed project on July 20, 2011. It was approved on Sept. 21, 2011.
 

Letter: Thanks To All

Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the Mineola Fair. Apologies if I missed anyone. Thanks for all:

Sponsors Of Entertainers

1. Standard Valuation Services; Carolyn Harding/Caleb Johnson..Jazz and Gospel 
2. Herricks Travel: Counter Clockwise (Rich Stein et al). Classic Contemporary 
3. Bakers of All Nations: Cascades (Tom Swift).. Doo Wop 
4. Finz and Finz:  Andrew Anton  ...Crooner
5. Boars Head Provisons: Mark Brier... Family Friendly Comedians 

 

Editorial: New Library Doesn’t Disappoint

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00

If only they had libraries like the one at Hampton Street School when I was a kid. It has the perfect combination of a modern-vibe with a traditional learning atmosphere. It is also big enough to give the building a larger-than-life attitude, yet small enough to give it a cozy, one-on-one instruction sense that many schools sadly lack today.

 

Around the Town with Lou: September 25, 2012

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00
Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 58 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

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Block parties are popular this time of the year. We dropped in on the one held between First Street and Garfield Avenue and met Lora Conway, Lauren and Fernando Mora, Peggy Rodreguez, Evelyn O’Rourke, Maria and Seth Seoparson, Amy Levine with Emily, Madison and Jeremy, Dee and John McLaughlin and kids Connor, Danielle and Gavin, Jill and Mike Braster and children Ryan and Tyler, Jerry and Joan Genova with Nicole and Raymond, Karen Garvey, Bill and Mary Ann McLaughlin, Jackie Hunt, Denise Klass, Denise McHowan and others.

 

Editorial: History Preserved

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00

Hopefully, in another 60 years, the Mineola American will still be covering local news and there’ll be a 120th anniversary edition available for residents. I’ll be 85.

But let’s not think too far into the future. Let’s start with the past, specifically Sept. 4, 1952, the first edition of the local weekly.

 

Letter: A Note To Seniors

Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00

Are you looking to join a group of active seniors in the Mineola area? A group that provides speakers on topics of senior interests, such as steps to take to prevent falls? One that provides musical entertainment featuring many of the classics that we heard on the radio in our younger days? One that provides good fellowship and socialization at monthly meetings?

Then join the Mineola chapter of the AARP. You need not be a resident of Mineola. We have members from all the surrounding communities; Albertson, Williston Park, New Hyde Park and others.

 

Editorial: The Name Says It All

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00

Memorial Park, home to quite a few monuments that honor present and past veterans, took a different focus yesterday on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. It’s as if it were yesterday that smoke was billowing from Lower Manhattan after terror struck the Big Apple. But here we are, 11 years later and the memories are as clear as the sunny day that was upon the world until two planes struck the World Trade Center.

 

Around the Town with Lou: September 12, 2012

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 58 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.
 

Editorial: The Tale Of Two Websites

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00

Clunky, slow and bland. Those are three words that would’ve described the Village of Mineola website…not anymore. The village recently unveiled a new website, which is mile better than its predecessor. The calendar is clearly visible, the load time is quick, not slovenly and what was once gray and red is now village-oriented in orange and white.

 

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