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Around the Town with Lou - August 27, 2010

Mineola’s jewel in its crown is surely the John S. Davanzo Community Pool. This beautiful facility has been recognized as one of the “state of the art” recreational pools on Long Island. On a recent visit I met Dianne, Courtney and Samantha Scheuer, Ted Henkel, Rhonda and Colon Kaletsky, Domenico Longo, Jennifer and Christina Brewer, Laura Tedesco, Paul Cummings, Siby George, Kaitlyn Samuel, Kathy Sharp, Katelyn and James Wisniewski, Kristin and Howie Weinstein, Jeannine and Melanie Johnson, Isabella and Melissa Tornebene, Cina, Gabriella and Michaeta Palumbo, Eric Patrick O’Brien, Sanda DaSilva, Melissa Pereira, Anastacia Moricillo, Leo Dobbs, Alicia Moricillo, Joshua Callirgos, Catherine Slafani, Bruce and Maryann Burns, Elizabeth and Raymond Michelitsch, Elaine and Leo Feldblum, Erin and Lorne Park and Russ Miller.

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Harry and Maura Schmidt of Helen Road love Mineola their home for the past 10 years. Harry worked for the NYC Department of Sanitation during his working life.

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Mary Ann Fearon of the Whistle Stop has done so well with her Celtic Corner which was a complete sell out that she will have to double the floor allotted to the items. The former Miss O’Hara knows that St. Patrick’s Day is a half a year away. Her business is one-year-old and she has shown a profit. For a new business in this economy that’s quite an accomplishment.

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Dolores Krause lives in the family home on Jackson Avenue. Her dad, Stanley Krause, was the fifth mayor of Mineola following Harry Asher, Joe Nohewec, Tom Wilson and Cliff Williams.

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Grace and I spot a number of rabbits around our property. These bunnies are a lot more welcome than raccoons. Volko Supply recently reported selling a record number of raccoon traps. These, often rabid, night mauradors raid garbage and trash cans. They really like chicken bones. Keep garbage lids on tight.

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Joe Galante is a great help to State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Joe and his wife live on Foch Boulevard. He is the son of the late Ann Galante, Mineolo’s first female mayor.

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Former cop Tom Rudolph now has his own security business. He was in church recently with his daughter Sarah who is in the eighth grade at Notre Dame. Tom was formerly president of the Corpus Christi School Board. His wife Dorothy ran for village trustee a few years back.

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You can now get my column on my Facebook page. Facebook.com, under newspapers.

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I still think that Jay Leno’s choice for the worst name he ever saw for a restaurant can’t be topped. “Squat and Gobble” is pretty bad unless you are a turkey.

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Brian and Kim Barnett recently announced the birth of their first-born Daniel Joseph. The Barnetts are new residents of Beebe Road.

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Speaking of Beebe Road, it’s always good to see Tim Denzler. He and his wife, Victoria, have a little girl, Charlie.

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I still like my grandfather’s advice as election time is coming. Years ago he said, “If the Democrats are in power, vote for the Republicans. If the GOP is in power, vote for the Dems.”

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Will bookstores become a thing of the past with the rise of the digital e-books? With Kindel you can read the page electronically, click and you go to the next page. After the purchase of the kindle, you can get books electronically for about $7 as opposed to the $25 for most hardcovers.

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What a great city San Francisco is! With the streetcars, the fog, and the huge China Town, it is unique. “Frisco” has the largest Chinese population in the world outside of Asia. Motoring down the coast you come to St. Luis Obispo with its historic mission church founded in the 16th century by Junipero Serra. Is there any place more beautiful than San Diego with its great beaches and the home of the best Zoological Exhibit in the world?