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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

In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages—people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.

East Meadow Farm, off Merrick Avenue, is owned by Nassau County and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Nassau County. Previously it was a family-owned farm that was purchased by the county through the Environment Bond Act Program, a $150 million program that called for, among several mandates, the preservation of 400 acres of open space. In 2009, CCE of Nassau was awarded the lease to the land and in January 2012 took possession of the property. East Meadow Farm is a place where we can get the best advice on how to make our gardens grow without harming the earth. Part of the CCE’s original proposal was the establishment of a farmer’s market and, now, the market is open two days a week, a place to purchase organic vegetables and flowers during the growing season.

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say they’re still investigating locations in the Mineola School District, while leaning towards installing cameras near the North Side or Willets Road schools in the East Williston School District. Cameras could begin operation in September.


Sports

Nobody wants to make excuses, but sometimes when the injury bug hits, it’s impossible to overcome. Mineola Mustangs football head coach Dan Guido, entering his 28th season at helm, knows the injuries were the cause for their first-round defeat at the hands of the West Hempstead Rams last November.

“There was too many injuries on the offensive line last season,” said Guido. “It was supposed to be our strength and it ended up being a weak link by the end of the season.”

Even with those injuries, the Mustangs went 4-4 during the regular season.

The BU15 Mineola Revolution were crowned champions of the Roar at the Shore Tournament 2014 in West Islip on Aug. 10. After dropping the opener 2-0 against North Valley Stream, Mineola bounced back to beat Freeport Premiere 2-1.

The Revolution’s offense exploded in the third game as they beat West Islip 7-0. Mineola’s final game pitted them against Quickstrike FC, which entered the contest without a loss and within a point of winning the tournament.


Calendar

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mineola Village Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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