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Around the Town with Lou: July 31, 2012

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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Bill Greene, president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce, announced that Mayor Scott Strauss would be the guest speaker on Sept. 18. The meeting, with all residents invited, will be held at the Village Hall. After the mayor delivers his “State of the Village” speech, those who wish can have dinner at the Piccola Bussola restaurant. Greene said that the speaker for October would be State Senator Jack Martins.

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The village board didn’t kill the “no smoking” ban at the pool. The mayor feels that it would be better to institute the policy at the beginning of the season. Lysette De Sousa of Westbury Avenue and Rosemarie Fabiano of Wellington Road, who attended the open pool board meeting, complained about smoking and were assured that the pool would be smoke-free for the 2013 season. Nancy Gaines of Raff Avenue said that the Adirondack chairs are very difficult for senior citizens to get in and out of and should be replaced with regular chairs. Bruce Burns came to the meeting just to say that he thought everything was very good at the pool.

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Steve Lutz of Marcellus Road has lived here for 18 years. He is a retired New York City corrections officer.

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Ron and Kathy Woyciechowski visited Grace and me. They moved to North Carolina six years ago. Kathy was born in the village.

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Joe McCarthy of Latham Road will be 97 years old in October.

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Marge and Howard Hill are good customers of Mary Ann Fearon’s Whistle Stop.

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John Curry is a retired New York City detective wounded in the line of duty. John is active around town and a good friend of Jack Martins. He and his wife Nancy reside on Pershing Parkway.

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Dan Flynn’s dad came from Tipperary. That song, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” is really a British Army song sung by Irish soldiers serving in the British Army.

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Joy and Marty Wyler had a great trip to Hawaii.

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Bill Buhler is a contractor who formerly lived on Linden Road but now lives in Westbury.

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Spero and Buffy of the Williston Town House are touring the Greek Isles.

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Sister Jacqueline Walsh was well known by Ruth and Bill Stuart, since they attend St. Edward The Confessor Church in Syosset. Sister Jackie was a Sister of Mercy who was so cruelly killed by a hit and run driver.

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Michael Barnett was born June 26. His mom and dad are Kim and Brian of Beebe Road. Michael is their second child; their first, Danny, just turned 2. Brian is a lawyer and Kim is a teacher.

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Always good to see Frank and Joe Leo of Emory Road.