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Around The Town With Lou: June 14, 2013

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

Labor Law was the topic of Attorney Bonnie Parente at the meeting of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce. This was a subject that concerned most of the members and they had dozens of questions for her. Bonnie is a graduate of Hofstra and Touro Law School. She is the deputy mayor of East Williston and is active in St. Aidan’s Church as a member of the Parish Council. She is also active with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Bonnie lives in East Williston with her husband Kevin and children Emma and Kevin Jr. Her dad is Lou Santosus, the former deputy mayor of Mineola and a fireman for 50 years.

 

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Maureen and Vinnie Padovano live on Bauer Place with their two kids, Michael and Meghan. They have resided in Mineola for 25 years and she is the hostess at Eleanor Rigby’s.

 

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Kyle Teemsma retired after three years as the pool director. She and her husband Bob live in the village.

 

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Isabel Garcia owns Creations by Belle on Main Street. She and husband Jose live on Fairfield Avenue.

 

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Jay Leno spotted an ad for a T-shirt signed by Wayne Gretzky, the great hokey player. Hey, maybe he played that game too!

 

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Sandy and Jim Pusey dined at the Davenport. Sandy is the co-owner of Kuck’s Deli. Jim works in the family business, I. J. Kostynick.

 

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Steve Freitas was formerly with the New York Times circulation department. He is now a landscaper. He and Dorota live on Grant Avenue.

 

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Alterino and Anna Conte live on Roslyn Road. His sister, Elene Conte, lives next door.

 

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Mary Fitton of Mineola Blvd. was at Corpus Christi Church with daughter Pam Gale. The former Pam Fitton was a friend of our daughter Sister Annmarie at Maria Regina High School.

 

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Margaret Losquadro Fiore of Mineola was 100 years old on April 29. About 150 people celebrated her birthday at the Jericho Terrace.

 

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Spiro and Buffy of the Williston Town House are the owners of the Old Westbury Diner, formerly the Seacrest on Glen Cove Road.

 

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Anthony Pizza, a lawyer, of Dow Avenue, was at the Town House with his friend Frannie Ardito.

 

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Ruth Stuart, a longtime member of the Chamber of Commerce and owner of Staff Managers, was in a bad car accident on Roslyn Road. She is recuperating at home after a stay in the hospital.

 

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In the school board race, the challenger, Patricia Navarra, defeated the incumbent Irene Parrino. It’s good to see people contending for positions. It’s bad when there is no contest. It also means we have little to write about and a lack of public interest.

 

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We met Alisen Hawkins. Her dad, Artie Hawkins of Garfield Avenue, will be 100 years old in October. Artie, who was born in British Guinea, has lived in Mineola for many years.