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Around the Town with Lou - July 16, 2010

Larry King has me beat by seven wives as I have only had one. Grace and I celebrated our 62nd anniversary year July 3. Grace should get some kind of award for patience and understanding. We enjoyed the evening with long time friends Jerry and Muriel Mehlman at the Davenport.

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Helen McCaffrey of Houston Avenue and Helen Mullin of Foch Boulevard have been pals for 55 years and attended each other’s weddings. The ladies go to the Mineola pool whenever they can.

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Speaking of the pool, a great job is done by the lifeguards Peter Abbate, John Betts, Samantha Brethel, Ann Marie Brusca, Mary Corrigan, Mike Falco, Matt Rudolph, Philipe Ferreira, Julianne Frey, Eve Hochhauser, Patricia Holliday, Meghan Keane, Meghan Murphy, Rebecca Power, Katherine Senk, Nicole Sparacino, Emily Spencer, Joe Spollen, Dan, Jackie and Sean Stagnari, Alex Ward, Erica Wiedemeir, Jack McDevitt and Kyle Cadigan. And let’s not forget the attendants Angela Athan, Ashley Barnett, Christopher Bostek, Kathleen Browne, ChiChi Zach, Patrick Clark, Nick Franzini, Christina Henriques, Michael Kelly, Kimberly Lopes, Michelle Martins, Sal Massa, Mark Micelli, Haylee Pace, Tim Papadogiannis, Christine Reta, Danielle Riccardi and Lauren Massa. The guys in the pump house are Pat McMahon, Mike Diglio, Carl Nunziata, Erico O’Brien and Sean McCrave. The leisure pass crew is Yesenia Cardona, Maria Massa and Jessica Monaco and the supervisors are Kyle Teemsma, the manager, and her chief aid Marta Desousa, along with Liam Clark, Katie O’Shea and Lauren Massa.

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The best auto-mechanic we know around here works for Yopps on Mineola Boulevard. George Krumenacker of Garden City Park is a professionally trained auto technician. He recently became engaged to Marie Testerverde.

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Francine McPoland enjoyed dinner at Panera’s Bread. She lives in Mineola.

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Carole and Bill Pusey own Kostynick and Village Plumbing and like to dine at Piccola Bussola.

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Derrick Cutter of Sheridan Avenue is a new member of our art department at Anton Newspapers. By the way, we now have a joint advertising agreement with Queens Courier, which has papers in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Jackson Heights. Our classifieds are now read by a half million readers.

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There is a great display of seascapes at the Nassau County Museum including the famous paintings of the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp.

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The Clark Botanical Gardens are free for all to explore with its great trees, flora gardens, streams and brooks. Stand on a bridge and watch the turtles, frogs and fish. It’s amazing the things that are free like Shakespeare in Central Park with Al Pacino doing such a fine job as Shylock in the Merchant of Venice.

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Fran Mancini is a long-time customer of the Cuttin Club. Her husband Anthony, owner of Mancini Insurance Company, still works at home although he is 88 years old. They live in Williston Park.

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When Nelson Rockefeller was governor, he invited the entire press corps of NY to a dinner at his Pontico Hills estate. Grace and I decided to make a weekend out of it and rented a motel room about a mile away. The scotch flowed freely and as I was not driving, I took more than usual and forgot I had a name tag on my coat saying, “Lou Sanders of the Mineola American.”  When Rockie came to me he said, “Lou, you are doing a great job in Mineola.” I was amazed and said to Grace, “Gee, he knows my name and knows I’m from Mineola.” Grace brought me back to reality by pointing to my name tag.

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Judith Lena Holsgrowe has been a real estate saleswoman for Coach for the past six years. She is a good customer of the Whistle Stop and lives nearby on Cornwell Avenue.

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Henry Bayer of Williston Park is another lotto customer of Mary Ann Fearon’s Whistle Stop. No, he has no connection with the headache company.

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The Wall Street Journal is one of the few daily papers making a big profit. Owner Rupert Murdock has transformed the Journal from a pure business newspaper into a general circulation paper with world news, theater reviews, fashion news, book reviews, sport coverage, columns, and letters as he challenges the NY Times in every possible way. At the other end of the spectrum he opposes the Daily News with his NY Post. Murdock knows what he is doing with successful papers in Britain and Australia, extending from classy publications like the Times of London to junky sheets like the Sun.