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Saturday, May 4

Free Magic Show

A free magic show will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Game Master Grill, located at 78 Roslyn Road in Mineola. For more information, call 516-506-7446 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sunday, May 5

Hofstra Dutch Festival 

The Hofstra Dutch Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the south campus. Ranchos Juventude e Sonhos de Portugal from the Mineola Portuguese Center, a dance ensemble led by Tony DaSilva that represents traditional Portuguese folklore will perform at noon.

Monday, May 13

Golf Tournament

The Long Island Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host its 10th Annual Golf Classic at the Tam O’ Shanter Club in Brookville, NY on Monday, May 13. The event raises money and awareness for individuals and families in need on Long Island. Thomas S. Gulotta, former Nassau County Executive, will join attendees in celebrating the work of the organization. Call 516-822-3132 for more information.

Sunday, May 19

“Miles For Melanoma” 5K Run/Walk

Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign 9th Annual “Miles For Melanoma” 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, May 19 in Eisenhower Park, Field 2, East Meadow. Ccmac.org.

Skin Cancer, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 5 including Melanoma, is now epidemic. It is the most common form of cancer in young adults 25-29 and second among 15-25 years old.

Register online at ccmac.org, or on-site starting 8 a.m. Run starts 9:30 a.m., Walk 10:30 a.m. A $20 donation is needed by May 6 to register, $25 after the date. Children under 12 Free.

Winner medals, prize wheel, raffles, 50/50 and children’s activity tables. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-352-4227.

Thursday, May 23

Golf And Tennis Tournament 

The Family and Children’s Golf and Tennis Tournament will be held on May 23rd at the exclusive Creek Club featured in Golf Digest’s America’s Greatest Golf Courses listing. The Creek Club is located at 1 Horse Hollow Rd, Locust Valley. The Tournament begins with brunch at 10:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon of play at 12:30 p.m. shotgun start or they can choose to participate in a tennis tournament that begins at 1 p.m. 

It’s $650 per golfer and $275 per tennis player and includes brunch and cocktail buffet. Cocktail reception only price is $150. Contact Marisa Paladino at 516-746-0350, ext. 364.

News

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com