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Around the Town with Lou: August 2, 2011

Don Quixote knew what he was doing when he tilted at windmills. Today I see wind turbines on houses generating clean electricity. Others have installed solar panels on their roofs as they save energy and generate clean power.

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“Gateway to Mineola” is the way to describe the planned research center planned by Winthrop Hospital. It will occupy that area on the west side of Mineola Boulevard where Bohack once stood and La Cisterna Restaurant. Just south of that will be that 28-unit rental building starting at the corner of the Raines building.

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A huge street fair is being planned by the Chamber of Commerce and the village encompassing Main Street, Second Street and Mineola Boulevard.  This will replace the fair that was long held at Memorial Park. The date is Sunday, Sept. 25. Thousands are expected to come.

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Donna Coulton of Latham Road works for Mid Nassau Dental. Her husband, Bob, is a retired home improvement contractor specializing in doors and windows.

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Ron and Kathy Woyciechowski of North Carolina, formerly of Mineola, will be taking a wonderful trip to Ireland.

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The sheriff of Wall Street, former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, lunched at The Seacreast. I talked briefly to him recalling his promising career and his unfortunate downfall involving the world’s oldest profession. Spitzer had a talk show on CNN, but it was not renewed, leaving him at loose ends.

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Joe Feuerherd, editor in chief of The National Catholic Reporter died at the age of just 48. He lived in Garden City and lost a long battle with cancer. During his years with the NCR, he long fought for the poor and the desperate. He was a friend of our daughter, Sister Annmarie, who is on the board of directors of the NCR.

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Bill and Barbara Grant of Lewis Place were at the pool with their grandson Michael. The Grants have lived here for 40 years and are active with the Lutheran Church. Bob is a realtor with Rommell.

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George Pappas has been watching the diner on Herricks Road. His late Dad, George, worked at The Old Sparta. George, who lives on Lincoln Avenue, is a part-time actor and had a small part in Spiderman.

Jack Levin who owns The Soundview in Greenport where we stayed for many years is still in good health at the age of 102. His daughters took him to a Broadway show for his birthday.

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That pretty 20-year-old waitress at Murphy’s Irish Pub on Old Country Road is Jeanete Morely of Primrose Street in Williston Park.

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Hurray for my wife Grace who has endured 63 years of being married to me. July 3, 1948 was the day of our wedding at St. Anne’s Church in Stewart Manor.

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At the pool lifeguards rescued a 7-year-old boy from the deep end. The lifeguards generally have to make about three saves a summer.

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Patrick McGuire, son of John and Barbara of Williston Park, graduated from Herricks and will be studying communications at Fordham.

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Joby and Libby Thomas live on Garfield Avenue. Joby is enrolled in divinity school, preparing to become a protestant minister.

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Father Gabriel Miah marked his 66th birthday in early July. He came to serve at Corpus Christi Church when he learned of the shortage of priests in the U.S. He comes from Ghana.

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Good to see Chris Gannon back in church. He wife Ann says he is fine now.

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Bill Delventhal of Pomander Road tells me how much he dislikes horn blowers, especially impatient drivers. Amen to that! His son Bill is my boss here at Anton’s.