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Around The Town With Lou

Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, a graduate of Adelphi, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace, a graduate of Adelphi University, have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

The good news is that Yopp’s Service Station on Mineola Boulevard, which for more than 50 years has been repairing brakes, carburetors, alternators, tires and batteries, will again have gas—that’s good news for us that have trusted and liked Fred Yopp, as we did his dad and uncle.

 

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Dr. Frank Johnson and his wife, Dr. Sarah, have been caring for people for 44 years. Frank is semi-retired, but Sarah, a pediatrician, is still holding office hours full-time. Frank and Sarah live off Herricks Road. Frank’s mother, who lived with them, passed away

recently at the age of 100.

 

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Susan and Fred Otto are busy people. Susan works as a paralegal and Fred is in charge of maintenance at the Williston Park Legion Hall.

 

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Ronnie Aveden is a newcomer. She has lived here just six years and is a retired office worker.

 

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Robert and Anne Jarvis both went to Mineola High School. In fact, he played basketball for MHS. Robert now organizes class reunions for graduates in the '50s and '60s.

 

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That new center aisle usher at Corpus Christi Church is James Petrowski and he works in Winthrop Hospital’s financial department.

 

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Kevin Boland and his daughter Sarah were at Corpus Christi Church. I was disappointed that Sarah’s twin sister, Kathleen, was not with them, since she is so much fun to talk to. Kathleen, be sure and come next time.

 

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Jay Leno says there has to be a better way of putting this, “The senior center will be holding an old bag sale.” He also noted that a butcher specializes in important hams. If you like them I guess you don’t care if they are imported or not.

 

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Dr. Peter Langan of Willis Avenue lives in Garden City, not far from MHS. He is a member of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce and the Garden City Chamber.

 

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Bob Costello of Clinton Avenue is a professor of criminal justice at Nassau Community College. His next-door neighbor is Chuck Martone. He works part-time with a bagel company and part-time in insurance.

 

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Pat and Leo Cempa live in Albertson. Pat has worked for Mr. Jay for 33 years.

 

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Andrew Reardon and his wife, Margaret, are long time residents of Mineola. Andrew is retired from Con Edison.

 

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Albert and Eleanor Conte have lived on Roslyn Road for 50 years. Albert was a construction worker.


News

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.

East Williston resident Brian Advocate-Ross addressed the Village of East Williston Board of Trustees earlier this month about an alleged drug problem at 386 Roslyn Rd.  Advocate-Ross lives next to the house, and alleged to the village that there is “abundant drug use going on there—they’ve got people coming and going all day long, parking all over the place, and I have a little museum of drug paraphernalia that they throw over the fence.”

 

Advocate-Ross, who said a school two blocks away from the house, is primarily concerned about the safety of his four young children, and said he has called the police at the Third Precinct numerous times and expressed disappointment.

 

“I’m tired of calling them, they do nothing,” Advocate-Ross said.  “My 6-year-old is finding what they throw over the fence and bringing them to me. I’m not going to tolerate it.”

 

The Third Precinct declined to comment.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


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