Trips to the beach, ice cream cones and no school. Those are just some of the wonderful things that come to mind when one thinks about summer.
Yes, I know it may feel like some far away destination now, especially as the snow shovels and rock salt make their first public appearance. But it will be here in the blink of an eye.
The New York Islanders teamed up with EmblemHealth to bring toys and holiday cheer to dozens of young hospital patients in Queens and Long Island. The event was the culmination of last week’s holiday shopping spree when players and their families personally selected gifts at Toys“R”Us. Both events were sponsored by EmblemHealth, which provides health insurance through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York.
Nassau County residents who are college students can enjoy a special “College Total Health Pass” to the Nassau County Aquatic Center during winter break that provides unlimited access to the Olympic-size swimming pool and the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the pool, for a fee of only $35. The Health Pass is good now through Jan. 31, 2011.
The Mineola Physical Education department congratulated Lacey Fater and Thomas Satalino on being awarded the Nassau County Physical Education Student of the Year Award recipients. Lacey and Tom were recognized along with two recipients from each school in Nassau County at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Monday Dec.13.
The Mineola Boys Basketball team has high expectations for this upcoming season in which the head coach and players think that they have a good amount of talent to bring them towards their first playoff appearance since 2008. Head coach Jim Hegmann has built this team into a more shooting-base team considering the lack of big men down low on the court.
On Sunday, Nov. 21, the Saint Aidan’s 8th Grade Boys team defeated Long Beach 2-1 to capture the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Soccer Championship. Under the lights in Merrick Park, the 8th grade team took on a talented Long Beach squad and battled all night long.
Long Beach led during the first half 1-0 but St. Aidan’s didn’t let up. Brian Moran and Jake Conners pounded the ball at Long Beach’s goalie who came up with one miraculous save after another.
Every year the Mineola Athletic Department hosts a College Recruitment night. Wayne Mazzoni, a published author on the subject and Division I baseball coach is the guest speaker on those evenings.
The teenagers at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park, meet at the school every two weeks to organize events: their main goal is to contribute. The teens have a great time and while they are having fun they are also planning on ways to contribute either by raising money and/or by doing random acts of kindness.
The U9 Mineola Magic boys finished the season with a 7-0 win against Massapequa to finish in first place in the BU9 Blue Division. Kevin Graca and Kieran Hendry scored two goals each.
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