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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, 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.

 

Smith is a very ordinary name, but these Smiths were hardly ordinary. Evelyne Smith died a couple of weeks ago. Her husband Ed was the seventh Mineola mayor serving from 1975 to 1985. He was the president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce for nine years and the founder of the local Lions Club. He was one of the leading realtors in Nassau. He and Evelyne lived most of their lives on Roselle Street until they moved to Connecticut in 2003.

 

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Roy and Fran Herlick, formerly of  Beebe Road and now of New Hyde Park, Cathy and Marcvel Chaillol and Jim and Marge McMahon dine at Cafe Sport.

 

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Joe and Anne Tierney of White Road, along with their sister Rosemary from Florida, sister Alice from Long Beach and daughter Audrey from New York City, were also at Café Sport. Joe is retired from the NYFD.

 

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Joe Wood of Emory Road will run on the Conservative party ticket for town clerk in November.

 

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Tom and Joanne Dekanchuk live on Wardwell Road. Tom works for Lakeville Towing in New Hyde Park and Joanne for a rehab center in Glen Cove. Sorry about the deaths of William Gully of White Road and Antonia Pavlovitch of Dow Avenue.

 

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Jay Leno spotted this ad, “Do your part and join the Peach Corp.”

 

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Sheri Arbitaljacoby fills in occasionally at Anton’s. She and Jeremy live in Albertson.

 

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Kathy likes to eat at Eleanor Rigby’s. She has lived for 21 years on Penn Avenue. She asked me to withhold her last name.

 

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James Delay of Roselle Street also works at Rigby’s.

 

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Bob and Elaine Small live on Foch Boulevard. His family has long served in the U.S. Air Force. Bob, who is of Scottish descent, twice walked across Scotland from east to west.

 

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Brother Michael has served 21 years in Peru, opening schools and doing great work. Our daughter, Sister Annmarie, worked five years in Peru. She and Michael chatted after

Mass at Corpus Christi.

 

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Barbara Kelly of Eldeberry Road really loves our pool.

 

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The names of our lifeguards at the pool are: Steph Alverio, Kaitlin Bristol, Annemarie Brusca (st), James Cason, Gabby Cantileno, John Conway (st), Martin Conway, Stacey Faux, Anthony Franzini, Patricia Holliday, Gina LaGinestra, Nick LaGinestra, Joseph Lucito, Matthew Lucito, Joe Massaro, Jack McDevitt, Alicia Mecurio AHG, Kevin Mulder, Megan Murphy HG, Jennifer Sparacino, Kim Sparacino, Jackie Stagnari (st), Katie Stagnari, and Christine Wengler.