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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Night On The Town - May 7

School Board Meeting - May 8 

Standards Sing - May 9 

Wednesday, April 30

Mineola Hosts Locust Valley

The Mineola Mustangs boys varsity lacrosse team will face Locust Valley High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

Lady Mustangs Face Bethpage

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity lacrosse team will face Bethpage High School at 10 Cherry Ave. in Bethpage at 4:30 p.m.

 

Choices And Consequences

A “Choices and Consequences” seminar will be held at Mineola High School at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park at 7 p.m.

 

Audit Committee Meeting

The East Williston School District audit committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Thursday, May 1

PTO Meeting

The East Williston School District’s North Side School PTO will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria at 110 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

 

Mustangs Play Valley Stream

The Mineola Mustangs varsity baseball team will face Valley Stream North High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

Lady Mustangs Battle Oyster Bay

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Oyster Bay High School at 4:30 p.m. at 880 Oyster Bay Rd. in East Norwich.

 

Friday, May 2

PTO Bake Sale

The Wheatley School PTO will hold a bake sale at 7:30 a.m. in the main lobby at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Mustangs Hosts Wheatley

The Mineola Mustangs boys varsity lacrosse team will face The Wheatley School at 4:30 p.m. at Hampton Street Stadium in Mineola.

 

Mustangs Hosts Indians

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity lacrosse team will face the Sewanhaka Indians in Hampton Street Stadium at 4:30 p.m.

 

Ice Cream Social

Mineola Middle School will host an ice cream social at 7 p.m. in the school at 200 Emory Rd. in Mineola.

 

Saturday, May 3

Mustangs Face Garden City

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Garden City at 1 p.m. at 170 Rockaway Ave. in Garden City.

 

Monday, May 5

Mustangs Hosts Island Trees

The Mineola Mustangs varsity baseball team will face Island Trees High School at 4:30 p.m.

 

Mustangs Play Bellmore-JFK

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Bellmore JFK High School at 4:30 p.m. at 3000 Bellmore Ave. in Bellmore

 

Mineola Faces Carle Place

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity lacrosse team will face Carle Place High School at 6 p.m. at 168 Cherry Ln. in Carle Place.

 

Meet The Candidates Night

The East Williston School District will host Meet the Candidates Night at 7:30 p.m. in the Wheatley cafeteria at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Tuesday, May 6

Mineola vs. Plainedge

The Mineola Mustangs girls varsity softball team will face Plainedge High School at 4:30 p.m. at the Schwarting Elementary School at 4:30 p.m. Flower Rd., in Massapequa.

 

Booster Club Meeting

The Mineola High School Booster Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the high school at 10 Armstrong Rd. in Garden City Park.

 

Voter Registration

Mineola School District voting registration is from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

 

Wednesday, May 7

Night  On The Town

Night on the Town is at 7 p.m. in the Jericho Terrace at 249 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola. Sample cuisines from 22 different local restaurants. The event will honor Senator Jack Martins and CPA Michael Costa. Tickets are $100. For more information, call Harry Zapiti at 516-426-1652 or Tony Lubrano at 516-316-9271 or visit Li.nightontown.LLSevent.org. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

East Williston School Meeting

The East Williston School Board will meet at 8 p.m. in room 450 of the Wheatley School at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Thursday, May 8

Mineola School Board Meeting

The Mineola School Board will hold its budget hearing/workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the second floor staff lounge at the Willis Avenue School at 121 Jackson Ave. in Mineola.

Friday, May 9

Standards Sing Steve and Eydie

Mineola School teacher Ed Murray and Lisa Anne Egidi will host a cabaret show celebrating Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme at 7:30 p.m. in the William Gill Theatre at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park Village Hall. Two additional shows are set for Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, $5 for seniors 62 and over and children 13 and under. For tickets, call Ed Murray at 516-426-2339.


News

Only once a year a 25-foot movie screen sits in the middle of Wilson Park in Mineola, ready to entertain residents. This year’s Movie Night in the Park feature The LEGO Movie, sponsored by the Village of Mineola and Mineola Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18.

 

The event, which was free of charge to all of the moviegoers, was meant to help promote local Mineola businesses, according to president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Bill Greene.

 

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American industry, and we feel that this is a great way of giving back to the community with hopes that they’ll remember to shop locally,” said Greene.

Mineola resident Frank Zuniga and his wife, Charlotte, were heartbroken. It was bad enough that they had to take Mollie, their rescued beagle/terrier mix to the veterinarian on July 4, but it wasn’t until last week that they found out what happened to her until last week.

 

It started on Independence Day when Mollie, who the Zunigas adopted in February, started vomiting. Their regular vet was closed for the holiday, and the couple found that the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury would see them.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


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