Anton Community Newspapers  •  132 East 2nd Street  •  Mineola, NY 11501  •  Phone: 516-747-8282  •  FAX: 516-742-5867
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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, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

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Portuguese people really know how to put out a great breakfast. Their annual breakfast of the Lions Club attracted almost 500 people. Fine ham, eggs, pancakes, French toast, bagels, donuts, orange juice, coffee and great conversations made it a wonderful morning before going to the Palm Sunday Mass.

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Michael and Tara Ducbroiset live with their three children in the Harrison House. Michael is a newly minted young lawyer.

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Ron and Jane Baker have lived on Raff Avenue for 45 years. He is a computer technician. Many remember him as a longtime soccer coach.

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Jim Bernstein is our copy editor here at Anton. Jim worked for Newsday for 30 years. But he says newspapers are in his blood and he plans to work the rest of his life – no retiring for me, Jim says.

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Jim Howard was shopping at King Kullen. He says, “I do the shopping, Maureen does the cooking.” Jim and Maureen live in Williston Park and are active in St. Aidan’s Church.

Diane and Bill Cassidy also are good customers of King Kullen.

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Congrats to Scott Strauss, George Durham and Dennis Walsh on their victory in the election. We thank Larry Werther for the fine job he did as the liaison from the village to the Chamber of Commerce and as a village trustee for 10 years. He never missed a meeting. Unfortunately for him, he rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

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Protestant churches, like Catholic churches have seen their attendance drop. They have helped themselves by getting Korean congregations to share their buildings. The local Presbyterian church has done this, as has the Beacon church in East Williston and the Baptist Church on Warner Avenue in Roslyn.

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The owner of the Park City Diner on Herricks Road, Fito, will soon be opening the old Seacrest Diner on Glen Cove Road. Fito has changed the name to the Old Westbury Diner.

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“They had a great time at the Marty Grow Celebration,” Jay Leno found that headline. Jay also says he didn’t know that math had anything to do with religion until he read that God sent his angles to help. They didn’t say whether they were right angles or left angles, or could they have meant angels? 

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Franwin Pharmacy was founded in 1935. The original name was Mineola Drugs and Surgical. The present name was given by Fran and Irving Slotkin. Franwin now belongs to Bob Somerville and Allen Sankovich.

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Nancy and Bill D’Vanzo live on Washington Avenue. Bill is retired from the LIRR. Many may remember Bill. His dad was a village trustee and in charge of village maintenance. Nancy was born in Mineola 52 years ago.

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Donna Smith works at the St. Aidan’s Church rectory. She resides on Jefferson Avenue.

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Janet Cardillo and daughter, Grace, live on Burkhard Avenue. Janet works at Papa Joes and also has a second job in the Manhasset school system.

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Davenport had its best day in more than 40 years when they served 700 dinners Easter Sunday. 

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Who said that Democrats and Republicans can’t work together? The recent bribery scandal in New York proved they can do it. Both GOP’S and Dems will be able to share prisons cells if found guilty. See, it can be done!