Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
We are writing this letter in support of Mayor Scott Strauss and the New Line Party in the upcoming election for Mayor and Trustees in the Village of Mineola. We feel that the New Line Party, under the leadership and direction of Mayor Strauss continues to keep this village on the right track and will continue to move us in the direction that will allow for fiscal responsibility while maintaining excellent services and a place that we are proud to raise our sons.
We have known both Mayor Strauss and George Durham literally our entire lives. Either at one of the Mineola first response agencies or the ball field, we have come to know both of them as persons that are strongly committed to Mineola. I had the honor of working with Scott in the New York City Police Department and Scott had the hard-earned reputation as a “go to guy” among the members of the Special Operations Division. The Scott Strauss of today has always been one of the most genuine persons we have ever met. Scott is a Mayor we are proud of and hope the residents continue to support him in the upcoming election.
We have also had the opportunity to learn about Dennis Walsh and his philosophy. Although we have seen Dennis at the Village of Mineola meetings and knew of his knowledge and understanding of the issues, we have had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Dennis personally. He shares the same concerns and issues as we do and is committed to improving Mineola and making it the wonderful place it is to raise a family.
We actually think of these men as friends first and then as mayor, trustee and future trustee. We urge all Mineola voters to please consider Mayor Scott Strauss, Trustee George Durham and Dennis Walsh.
Kenneth and Susan Solosky
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Even rain couldn’t put a damper on children’s faces as they marveled at the Mineola tree across from Village Hall on Friday, Dec. 6 during the annual Christmas tree lighting. With the Chaminade High School Jazz Band rocking the community center across the street, residents and kiddies waited with bated breath and excitement for the tree to come alive, along with a visit from old St. Nick.
As the area between the Mineola Fire Department and Piccola Bussola began to fill up, the tree ignited with blue, green and red glory for all attendees to gaze at, while cars buzzing by on Jericho Turnpike now had a beacon in the night to guide them. Inside the community center, the band provided much needed holiday cheer, playing “Jingle Bells,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Eleni Pitzel has lived in East Williston since 1975, having raised five children. Prior to that, she and her family lived in Floral Park. Pitzel is a longtime club member, and served as corresponding secretary for two years.
Pitzel has been the club’s art instructor for four years; she also teaches art at St. Paul’s Orthodox Cathedral in West Hempstead. “My artistic skills are a gift from God, and from that gift I give back to others,” Pitzel said.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
MAA Travel Soccer teams wrapped up their respective fall 2013 seasons recently. Two MAA teams won titles this season in the Long Island Junior Soccer League; the BU13 Mineola Empire went 9-0-1 and the GU14 Red Bulls enjoyed a 8-1-1 campaign to each win first place trophies. The GU11 Honey Badgers went undefeated (6-0-2) and finished in second place in their division, as did the GU15 Mini-Mustangs with a 7-1-1 season record.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola 12U fall intramural baseball team celebrated their fall season and tournament championship with a pizza party/awards dinner on Nov. 20. In addition to celebrating a great fall season and tournament championship, the boys were treated to an inspirational talk by coach Ken Conrade, the 2013 New York State High School Coach of the Year.
Conrade, the Kellenberg Memorial High School assistant principal for academics and girls varsity softball coach, was the keynote speaker for the awards dinner. He presented a very talked about baseball and youth sports.
Conrade’s talk was framed around each inning of a baseball game. He used stories and examples from the first to an extra “10th inning” to drive home both a sports and life lesson. For example, as part of the seventh inning stretch, he had each player stand up, stretch their legs and then go and thank their parents for their support and commitment to their baseball playing.