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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

Humbled and grateful is what Sgt. Carl Duda felt after “A Tribute to the American Spirit” on Sunday, April 13 at Chaminade High School in Mineola. The concert honored him, along with two other disabled veterans, playing patriotic classics dedicated to those who fought for the United States military. 

 

“I got the tank chair,” he said. “Each tread is about eight inches wider than a track chair. It has headlights on it. It’s just amazing. It dwarfs the first model. It does everything for me except cast a reel. I love to go fishing.”

 

The concert collected $20,000 for the Independence Fund, which raises money to purchase hi-tech wheelchairs for disabled veterans. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, who brought the fund into the national spotlight after The O’Reilly Factor ran a story with a war veteran, co-sponsored the event.

Night On The Town has been a fixture in Mineola, honoring community pillars and charities with a evening of great food and fun. This year, event reps have a new goal in mind for the May 7 event at Jericho Terrace: 1,000 attendees and $100,000 raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the night’s yearly beneficiary. The event raised $72,500 last year.

 

“If you want to buy a ticket or write a check, you don’t make it out to no one else other than the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said event coordinator and Piccola Bussola owner Tony Lubrano. “All of the money goes straight to them.”


Sports

Mineola FC Clips Red Wings

Brian Heckelman and Peter Murphy’s defending held the Smithtown Red Wings in check the entire game as the BU10 Mineola FC team advanced to the Long Island Cup quarterfinal round with a 2-0 victory on Saturday, April 12. Liam Russelman scored first for

Mineola, taking a ball from the left sideline and cutting in along the top of the Smithtown box, where he launched a shot into the left corner of the RedWings goal.

 

The 1-0 lead lasted for most of the game, until Liam Going sidestepped three Red Wings defenders, drove to the net and slid a hard shot into the back of the net. Mineola improved to 4-0 in all competitions with the win.

Jimmy Regan was a perfect man in that he put others before himself and made sacrifices—both for his country and in ultimately his life as an Army Ranger. Chaminade High School lacrosse star Jack Brennan, who grew up knowing Regan and who now plays for his alma mater, would be the first to admit that he is not a perfect man, but did put on a perfect performance this past Saturday night on the lacrosse field, scoring a hat trick in a 10-5 win against the Manhasset Indians and giving the Flyers the overall edge 4-3 in the annual charity game held in Regan’s name.

 

“I didn’t really do much, it was just a lot of feeds on the crease and I just finished and I got lucky,” Brennan said of his on-field performance, especially considering the significant amount of playing time as a junior on the team.


Calendar

Cabaret Night - April 25

Buffet Dinner - April 25

Baseball Fundraiser - April 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