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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, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace, have lived in Mineola for 60 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

Almost 600 people came to the annual Portuguese Lions Club Breakfast and what a feast it was – eggs, bacon, sausages, French toast, donuts and coffee all for just $8. Among those we got to talk to were Jack Costa, Manuel Silva, Dennis and Barbara Walsh, Jose DeSilva, Victor Faria, Jennifer Ramalhete, Manuel Valente, Monica Da Silva Oliveira, Sandra Oliveira, Jaimie Pereira, Breanna Benbow, Jose and Isabel Garcia, Stefanie Ribeiro, Rose and Armando Ribeiro, Jaimie Silva, Isabel Gomes, Jose and Maria Feliz, Francico and Rosa Martins, Elizabeth and Carlos Pereira, Natalie and Alexandra Pereira.

 

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Met Martia Sysak last week. Her dad, Walter, was born in the Ukraine and came to the  U.S with no money, unable to speak English and through years of hard work, he made his way. He eventually became the president of the board of education. A real American success story!

 

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Rich Devoe, our former village clerk, is now with border security working at JFK Airport. He and Nancy live in Roslyn.

 

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Anna Massa is a parishioner of Corpus Christi. At the age of 97, Ms. Massa is probably our oldest churchgoer.

 

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At Corpus Christi were Salvatore and Grace, owners of Italica Realty.

 

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The pastor of the church, Msgr. Robert Batule, quoted the Mets’ Tug McGraw with his “ya gotta believe” as the team in sixth place at the time went to win the pennant. He used that in his homily about Lazarus, Mary and Martha.

 

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Members of the Knights of Columbus attended communion, led by the Grand Knight Jim Corregan. Among the 40 in attendance were Dick O’Callaghan, Tony Donnelly, Nick Pennacchio, Ed Manzana, Maurice Chaillol, Bob Mandelo, Kevin Keenan and myself.

 

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Nick Buttino has lived in Mineola for 40 years. His last job was the manager of the Old Grand Union.

 

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Bill Greene, the president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce, is moving his Tsontos Furs to a much larger building on Jericho Turnpike. He will almost be doubling the size of the store and building new vaults. Business is good in Mineola.

 

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Pat Strauss is a good local shopper. I meet her so often at King Kullen. She and her husband, our mayor, Scott, live on McKinley Parkway.

 

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Tom Turamontano worked for the town for 20 years and has lived on Beebe Road for 34 years.

 

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Greg Matzelle spoke at a recent Chamber meeting. He says we should drill for more oil and favors fracking to gain more natural gas. He says we need less regulations.

 

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Cheers for Tom DiNapoli, the state comptroller, for denouncing the sham campaign finance plot.

 

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That shoe repair shop under the Mineola bridge has been there for 24 years. William Sandovial does brisk business, repairing soles and heels.

 

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Dr. Barry Gimbel is a stamp collector. I thought I was the last collector in the area. We both have extensive collections and believe that their total market value is close to zero. Well, we both do it just for fun.

 

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To “tie the knot” centuries ago in some Middle East countries, a family patriarch could marry people. All they had to do was to tie together their sleeves and they were wed. Hence, the expression!

 

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Nancy and Charles Schwartz of Buchanan Avenue are both retired. He owned a business and she was a school librarian.