Around Town: April 21

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Lou Sanders
Lou Sanders

Domingos Barros is in the construction business. He and his wife, Rita, have lived on Jefferson Avenue for 15 years.
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Joseph Basel is a structural engineer and his wife, Christa, is the president of the Jackson Avenue PTA. They have lived on Saville Road for 16 years.
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John Colbert, the former mayor of Mineola and his wife, Eleanor, live on Emory Road. John was formerly a financial advisor and is now a sales associate of Smith & Degroat Realtors.
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Xavier Fallarino of East Williston is studying computer science at St. John’s University.
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Theresa and Bruce Saks both are retired New York City school teachers and have lived in Mineola on Latham Road for 55 years.
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Dan Lynch and his sister, Doris, were dining at the Williston Town House. He worked for Western Electric and has lived on Emory Road for the last 47 years.
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Richard and Barbara Buckley live in the area. He was formerly president of the Brooklyn Board of Education.
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The evil King Richard III was killed in a battle near the city of London in 1485 and was buried near the scene of the battle. Recently during the construction of a parking lot at that site they found the remains of Richard III. The DNA matched so apparently Richard had been buried there for more than 500 years. Talk about long-term parking!
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A group of us from The Bristal took a bus to an Italian restaurant Passiones on Old Country Road and had a fine lunch.
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Catherine Marino has lived in the area for 50 years. She used to work at Frankel’s in Hempstead. She and her late husband, Jess, were married for 58 years. They have four sons. Catherine was born in Mineola on Front Street. She is 96 years old and as they say, still has all her marbles.
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Henry and Edith Bamberger from Brown Street have lived in Mineola for 37 years. He was formerly a Mineola postman and still bowls with the post office club.
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Janet Bareosa is a teacher’s assistant and her husband, Baltizar, works for a shop in Mineola. They have lived the last 29 years on McKinley Parkway.
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Mineola had a great parade for St. Patrick’s Day. The Stars & Stripes and the white, green and gold of Ireland proudly went through the streets of our village. We also enjoyed watching the New York City parade which is the best one in Manhattan and the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world. 175,000 people marched—and I counted every one—and two million people viewed the parade. It was greater than the parades held in Dublin. Oddly enough, the first parade ever was held by a group of Irish soldiers serving in the British army before the American Revolution.

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 have lived in Mineola for 60 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

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Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his late wife, Grace, a graduate of Adelphi, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace lived in Mineola for 60 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

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