This Week Only: Double The Puzzles
Vol. 62, No. 27
July 2 - 8, 2014
Summer Concert To Honor Veteran Movie Night July 18
By RICH FORESTANO
see CONCERT on page 5
By RICH FORESTANO
“Because of how kind-hearted Frank was, we united as a class and were inspired to keep his spirit alive with everything we do,” said class president Emilia Beszterda. “We can appreciate that over the many years together we have a closeknit community that I and many others truly believe is remarkable and unmatched,” added salutatorian Joyce Hwang. “Few can say that they’ve experienced this kind of unity as students...we will always remember; the loss of Frank was a challenge we overcame together.” Of the 195 members of the
Hope you like LEGO, Mineola, because they’ll be in prominent view on the big screen at the third annual Movie Night at the Park in Mineola on Friday, July 18, with a rain date of Saturday, July 19. The free event will start in Wilson Park at dusk and feature The LEGO Movie. The first two films shown in 2012 and 2013, were The Lorax and Despicable Me, respectively. “Bring your lawn-chairs and set up because it’s going to be a great night,” Mineola Chamber of Commerce President Bill Greene said. “We’re expecting a couple hundred people to show. Last year we had 350 come.” The Village of Mineola and Chamber-sponsored event will have a 25-foot tall inflatable screen, with snacks and refreshments available from the Mineola Junior Fire Department. Greene feels the event achieves two things: a fun movie for families and community engagement with businesses. “We thought the movie night would be a great way to give something back to the community and show the businesses are community-minded.” Greene said. “The facility by the pool in Wilson Park is great.”
see CLASS OF 2014 on page 4
see MOVIE on page 5
The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra will perform in Memorial Park on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
Class Of 2014 Honors Lost Classmate By GEOFFREY WALTER
“Today’s a day of endings and beginnings, a day full of mixed feelings,” Mineola High School Principal Ed Escobar said on Satuday, June 28 on stage at the Tilles Center at C.W. Post during the school’s 123rd commencement exercises. Mixed due to the happiness shared by the 195 graduates up on stage, but with a small touch of bittersweet due to the absence of one high-profile member: Frank Trivigno, who was tragically killed in an accident in upstate New York last year at the age of 17.
Valedictorian Kristen Sze-Tu (Photos by Geoffrey Walter)
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Salute To Veterans
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For Maestro Louis Panacciulli, the 30th anniversary of the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra is not just about giving back; it’s paying it forward. That’s his message in honoring war veteran Bryan Dilberian at the Tribute to America concert and Village of Mineola Fireworks Show at Memorial Park in Mineola on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. “Bryan’s a great American,” Panacciulli said.