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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.

 

Sean Treanor of Mineola was the grand marshal of our local Mineola St. Patrick’s Day Parade. His aides were Mike Byrne, Donal Mahoney, Teresa Gallagher and Kit Smith. Jeff Clark of Mineola was the parade chairman, sponsored by the Irish American Society. Big crowds watched the event.

 

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Micheline Sayer comes all the way from Roslyn to attend Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Mineola.

 

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Michelle Malig, Rodrigo and Melinda Galvez of Herricks Road worship at Corpus Christi Church. Mr. Galvez is in home improvement.

 

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Pat Strauss and I were dreaming of the Mineola pool during the blizzard. Both she and I are on the pool board. Pat and Mayor Scott live on McKinley Parkway. Pat was a teacher at Noah’s Ark.

 

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Charlotte Going of the President Apartments is the widow of John Jr., famed for the sign over the bridge. Charlotte worked at Winthrop University Hospital.

 

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Carl Marchese is a CPA and was once the deputy treasurer of the village. He was also the CFO of Molloy College and he was the treasurer of our recent centennial celebration. Carl, who lives on Latham Road, is on the zoning board.

 

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Ed and Ava Panzella shop at King Kullen. He is a past grand knight of the Corpus Christi Council and a retired purchasing agent. Ava was a Catholic school teacher.

 

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Ben Oliva is the owner of the Family Tree Realty at 43 Mineola Boulevard. He and Barbara live on Andrews Road. A 30-year resident, he coached in MAA and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Our hockey team defeated Russia 3-2 in the Olympic games. There is no team we had wanted to defeat more. What a game it was – an eight-round shootout.

 

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Jay Leno is gone with his funny headlines. But we recall one. The restaurant was advertising their great crab cakes. It came out, “you will like our crap cakes.” Ouch!

 

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Mariana Mueller lives on Pomander Road. She is an accountant and her husband Ken is an engineer.

 

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Alice Grom was a waitress. She and her late husband Stan lived on Arlington Street and Alice still resides there. She was a waitress at Howard Johnson’s, later at the Jericho Diner and the Old Seacrest on Glen Cove Road. Alice is as cocky as ever and still drives everywhere at the age of 93.

 

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Former Chamber of Commerce President Pete Gollobin is 68 years old, but still skis regularly. Pete was a ski instructor and also a great horseman. It was he who called my attention to the deplorable condition of the sign over the Mineola Bridge. Pete owns Medi-Point on East Second Street, manufacturer of medical devices.