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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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Rev. Robert Coyle was ordained a bishop at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Almost 800 people came to his farewell Mass and reception at Corpus Christi Church where he was their former pastor. Among those we met were Jim Agnew, Maureen McGowan, Marge Clark, Maureen Reedy, Marciano Tiri, Bob Hazzard, Ana Ramalhete, Ologa Margues, Helen Culleeny, Antonio and Defifinai DaSilva, Virginia and Dan Scheidel, Janice Hyman, Mario and Nicole Cunha, Michael Cunha, Catherine Brereton, Carol Witkovsky, Lorraine Gentile, Olivia Esposito, Sylvia Fettinger, Gloria Razzetti, Conceicao Magalhaes, Martha and Euclides Sandoval, John Macedo, Henry and Edith Bamberger, Ray and Ann Vaz, Jose Lucio, Angelito and Abella Sotelo, Maria Caldes, Esmeralda Teixeira, Fernanda Lucio, Augusta Fernandes, Manuel Rodrigues, Mercedes Paiva, Aldina Machado, Otilia Real, Fatima Monteira, Olivia Rodrigues, Salina Cancelinha, Bernadette O’Brien, Jose Goncalves, Karen and Connor Smith, Dolares Casey, Kay Breen, Narges Maleki, Alfred Nazio, John DaVanzo, Sarah and Larry Cascio, Neil and Madeline Piloto, Dennis Walsh,  Bill Kessler, Jude and Kathy Ohrtman, Marcel and Cathy Chaillol, Sen. Jack Martins,  Eileen Leone, Rosario and Miguel Espichan and Arlindo Cunha. The bishop was ordained as a priest on May 25, 1991.

 

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Father Tomaz Gomide has been with Corpus Christi Church for 40 years. Our son and daughter-in-law about 36 years ago asked him if he would officiate at their wedding. He said, “I would be glad to, but I don’t think I will be here next year.” Guess you never know!

 

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Speaking of that church, Ann Ely does a great job as a lay reader.

 

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Marge Wood of Jackson Avenue marked her 70th on April 21.

 

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Lori and John DiPisquila live on Brown Street. She is a teacher at St. Aidan’s. She likes to shop at King Kullen.

 

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Mike and Lisa Bowen live on Latham Road with their two kids. He was badly injured on a construction job. The family has lived in the area for 35 years.

 

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The New York Times gets much of its revenue from digital subscriptions like I have. A year ago they had 500,000 online readers. Today they have 676,000. Their newsstand price has also been increased. So the decline in ad revenue has been offset by circulation gains.

 

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Jay Leno never realized that Anne Frank had anything to do with farming until he saw a story about the “Dairy” of Anne Frank.

 

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Now that we have lost the Islanders, our only major league team, there is a lot of finger pointing. The Republicans say it was the fault of the Democrats and guest what the Dems say? It was the fault of the Republicans. But it was really everybody. Nassau had a referendum about redoing the coliseum with taxpayers’ money and 57 percent voted “no.” I guess there just isn’t that many hockey fans on the island plus the fact that there was no Stanley Cup winner for 30 years.

 

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Ed and Ann Paley had dinner at Cuginis. Ed is a clinical social worker with offices in Williston Park.

 

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Ed Schultz is a patient of Dr. John Lanzone. He is very active in the Kiwanis Club and attends St. John’s Lutheran Church.

 

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Bishop William Murphy has named Msgr. Robert Batule as the pastor of Corpus Christi Church. Msgr. Batule was pastor here some years past and was very well liked.