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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, an Adelphi graduate, 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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The downtown street fair of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce was a huge success. “This was our best event with thousands coming,” said President Bill Greene. Among those we met were Mayor Scott Strauss, Trustee Dennis Walsh, Colleen Smith, Danielle Scarpinato, Shawn Dieterich, Marty and Paul Becker, Senator Jack Martins, Joe and Bridie Kirby, Charlie and Sally Patterson, Kim Barnett and her sons Michael and Danny, Kathy Ciarkio, Bachir Al-Okla, with Noova, Nada and Nadeem, Bill Bradey, Raquel Olivivara, Mart Vacchiano, Chrissy Becker, Cathy Whitley, Juliana Lupo, Joanna Pedretti, Cara and Jolie Tichert, Linda Stewart, Ed Hajduk, Ryan Schuelerdonald and Kathleen Kerzner, Charlotte and Frank Zuniga, Butch Scorge, Mary Matson, Linda Doerrbecker, Steven Frankel, Gretchen Kretkowski Rieger, Meagan and Caifin Parker, Tom and Maryanne Warnecke and granddaughter Grace, Roseann and John Peritore, Gregory Gangemi, Richard Kennedy, John Rudinski, Michael Lincoln, Harry Palms and Angelo Ferrara and wife Pat. He is a town councilman.

 

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Sheila Rettaliata did a great job planning the entertainment at the fair. She lives on Jay Court.

 

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Madeline Farley, the commissioner of consumer affairs, will be the speaker at the next chamber meeting. Her topic will be “scams and shams.”

 

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That property on Searing Avenue, where the Catholic School was located, will be sold or leased by Corpus Christi. The older part of the building will be retained for religious education. Also, the land by the convent will be sold. This will help with the church’s heavy expenses.

 

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Anne and Tom Butler live on Jackson Avenue. He works for the Port Authority.

 

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Always good to see Third Precinct cop Rob Connelly and wife Diane along with daughters Megan and Melissa.

 

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Past Grand Knight Teddy Lyons was dining at Eleanor Rigby’s. 

 

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Bishop James Coyle met our daughter, Sister Annmarie, in Washington, D.C.

 

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Always great to meet that fine young lady, Kathleen Boland, at Corpus Christi Church.

 

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Michael Vezzi of Clinton Avenue is a new lay reader at that church and does an inspiring job.

 

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Anthony Clark who is writing a book on presidential libraries is the son of the late Tom Clark, who owned Rainbow Pest Control and was active around the village.