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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, a graduate of Adelphi University, 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.

 

Christmas greetings filled the air at Mineola’s Annual Holiday Party. We had a chance to talk to were former Mayor John Colbert, Walter and Joan Hobbs, Giacomo Ciccone, Carmine Festa, Tom Murtha, Neil and Joan Young, Mike Marinak and his wife, Dominick Lananna, Annabel Chau, Richard Vieira, Carl Marchese, Jorge Padinha, Tom O’Toole, Nick DiPasquale, Thomas Mikowski, David Dasilva, Gabe Fernandes, Peter Ferreira, Pasquale Mibolas, Mike Hunt, Mike Palumbo, Daniel Escobar,  Leonardo DiRisi, Andrew Martone Jr., D. Casimiro, Rich Forestano, Tara Agricola, Margaret Ann Farmer, Pat Lachener, Vivian Yuan, Meredith Minkoff, Dina Schuldner, Charles Sleefe, John Herling, Jose Dores, Anne Ressa, Jackie Petrowski, Nick Pennacchio, Nick Martone, Linda Pardo, Joyce Gorycki, Lou Santosus, Bonnie Parente, Manual Fernandes, Gary Tuthill, Joe Posillico, Andy Gonzalez, Msgr. Robert Batule, Bill Gresalfi, Michael Vezzi, Dennis Walsh, Mayor Scott Strauss, Dave Keefe, Judge John O’Shea and Rosemary Schmaeling.

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Corpus Christi Pastor Msgr. Robert Batule, speaking of Mary and Joseph, noted that our plans are changed by God’s plans for us. It was as Robert Burns said, “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.”

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Jay Leno saw an ad for boneless watermelons. I hope that they were also seedless. Jay also read that a church was founded by Italian immigrants and that the early Masses were held in English and Spanish.

 

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Cathy Seewaldt likes to go to Bank of America.

 

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Mary Lucas shops weekly at King Kullen.

 

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Kathleen D’Antonio works at the Mineola Library. She lived here for 20 years, but she and her husband Pat now live out east.

 

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The saying “sailing under false colors” comes from the 1600s when Spanish vessels laden with gold would be hailed by a passing ship flying the Spanish flag and would allow them to draw close and only then realize that they were really pirates ready to board their ship, kill the crew and make off with the gold.

 

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Mineola dentist Dr. Richard Dubin, of First Street, has as clients Dr. Barry Gimbel and Judge Scott Fairgrieve.

 

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Dan and Florence Scheidel are customers of King Kullen. Dan is a retired Third Precinct cop.

 

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Tom and Dorothy Rudolph were real busy on Christmas with 44 guests coming over. Tom is a former New York City cop and now has his own security business. Dorothy once ran for the village board.