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Local Students Attain Belt Promotions

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 “Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school. “The studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers.  The school is the only one on Long Island that also offers Karatatot, the only program specifically designed for children 4 1/2 to 6 years old. 

Congratulations to the following graduates:

From Brookville:  Elan Adami to brown belt.

From Williston Park: Jake Barraza to purple belt, Austin Velez to black/brown belt,

Thomas Zaid and Matthew Gavagan to yellow belt.

From Roslyn Heights:  Michael Diehl to red belt.

From New Hyde Park:  Edward Mauceri to Green Belt, William Birkdale to Brown belt.

From Carle Place: Michael Mancuso to orange belt, Vincent Natalie to yellow belt, Jack Taveras to orange belt.

From Manhasset:  Nikhil Mehta to brown belt.

From Mineola:  Andrew Paternostro to brown belt, Ethan Sargeant to brown belt,

Addie Steinberg to brown belt.

From Old Westbury:  Zak Zulfiqar to yellow belt.

From East Williston:  Anthony Tufano to yellow belt, Gabrielle Tragale to brown belt.


News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


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