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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, a graduate of Adelphi University, have lived in Mineola for 60 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

What a guy Bill Gresalfi is. For an adventurous 32 years, he was a Third Precinct police officer. Bill has served in the Mineola Fire Department since 1978. He was named an honorary chief, and was appointed to a position in the recent election, “a great guy to have on your team,” said Chief Jeff Clark. Bill likes the job that Third Precinct Commander Sean McCarthy is doing and praises the cops like Sean Coffee, Jim Doughterty, Ken Parker, Nick Mosesso, Ron Connolly, Charlie Sellin, Mark Kellerman, Mohit Arora, and the rest. Bill is a man who likes to give back to the village he loves. He lives on Westbury Avenue.

 

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Donna Durham is a nurse at Manhasset Hospital, which is part of North Shore LIJ. She and her husband George, a village trustee, reside on Andrews Road.

 

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Marian and Bob Redmond live in town and attend Corpus Christi Church. Bob was in the transportation business. 

 

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Charlie and Sally Patterson were up from Virginia due to her sister’s illness. They left Mineola 10 years ago after spending most of their lives here. Charlie was an usher and Sally worked most of her life at a local engineering firm.

 

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Ron and Janet Baker live on Raff Avenue. Ron is a software designer and computer expert.

 

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Maryann and Ray Morales moved from Queens to Wardwell Road two years ago so they could be close to their daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Brian Barnett of Beebe Road. They love babysitting for their grandsons, Michael and Danney. Brian is a lawyer and Kim is a teacher.

 

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Wayne Wink spoke at the Mineola Chamber of Commerce. Wayne is the town clerk, a position long held by our late and beloved John DaVanzo. Wayne, a Democrat, defeated Leslie Gross, a Republican, and Joe Wood of Jackson Avenue, a conservative.

 

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Yuri Karasz of Marcellus Road works in the business department of The New York Times.

 

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Sarah Danzi and husband Dan Engoron and son Billy live on Arlington Street and attend Corpus Christi Church.

 

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George and Catherine Wallace are from Williston Park. He works for the LIRR and she in real estate.

 

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On the express line at King Kullen, the sign says, “For those with 15 or less items.” A woman, who is a grammar maven, said that’s wrong. The sign should say 15 or fewer items. If you can count the items, use fewer as eight is fewer than nine; if you can’t count the items, use less like 70 is less than 100. Some people seem to really care about these things.

 

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Father Gabriel of Corpus Christi Church is being transferred to Our Lady of Grace in Babylon.

 

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Rosemary and Robert Helms have been married for 61 years. Robert was a mailman.

 

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Helen and Michael Hernandez came here not too long ago from the Philippines. Helen is a nurse’s assistant.

 

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I met Glenn Peters at the Mineola Library. Glen is an electrician and he and Patricia live on Fairfield Avenue.

 

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Nazma and Fezuel Hesein live on Jericho Turpike. He is in construction.