The search for local craft beer in central Nassau is thankfully over with the Grand Opening on May 1 of Lost Farmer Brewing Company in Mineola. A ribbon cutting was held at the brewery on April 30 with Mayor Scott Strauss and other members of the village board of trustees along with members of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce. Lost Farmer Brewing’s co-founders, Domenick Petralia and John Strom, are childhood friends from Garden City. “We developed a passion for craft beer over the years and decided to take the next step by opening a brewery,” said Petralia. They found a location on Second Avenue in Mineola, an industrial area just north of the LIRR tracks, and began construction in 2020, with much of the amazing work done by John himself and his talented crew, who owns Strom Home Remodeling based in Garden City. Lost Farmer will focus on using local and exotic ingredients to produce high quality brews. “Our name pays tribute to the small, unknown lost generations of farmers and farms across New York State who grow the ingredients we use to brew our beers,” said Petralia. It also refers to the location of our brewery, which is somewhat in a “Get Lost” atmosphere and retro environment brought into an utterly booming metropolis area such as Mineola. Lost Farmer is a Craft Malt Certified brewery, demonstrating its commitment to using malt from local providers. “We get the majority of our malts from Hudson Valley Malt, an artisan craft malthouse in Germantown, New York,” said Petralia. Lost Farmer has snacks available in the taproom including delicious locally handmade focaccia bread and hot Bavarian pretzels. Biscuits & Barbecue, a local standout for Cajun and Creole food, is located a block away across the street, and will offer a special menu for patrons of Lost Brewing on Tuesdays to Thursdays. On the weekends, Lost Farmer plans to have food trucks in the courtyard and occasional live music. The taproom is dog friendly and kid friendly, and Sundays will be family day with an occasional Mister Softee ice cream truck appearance.
Your Mineola Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the publication of the Mineola Welcome Book. Our Village now boasts four new beautiful apartment buildings with a total of nearly one thousand units. The Welcome Book will give our paid members an opportunity to advertise their businesses and services to all of these new neighbors.
From its modest beginning as an idea conceived by Joseph and Louise DiGiorgio and William Morgan, the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps has become an institution whose foundation rests upon responding to the emergency medical needs of the residents of and visitors to Mineola. The survival of any organization is based on the caliber of its leadership, and MVAC was and is so continuously blessed. Those who laid the cornerstone are such dignitaries as Stanley and Peggy Rupnick, Bruce Nedelka, Cathy Hirt-Rodriguez, Walter and Diane Strauss, Joan Benatti, Cathy Lauterbach, Patrick Tobin and Joseph and Louise DiGiorgio. These individuals carried the heavy burden of responsibility in the creation of MVAC and the organization is a living testament to their dedication.
We thank the residents, merchants, and charitable organizations of Mineola for their tax-deductible donations to MVAC. These donations go directly to the purchase of equipment and supplies that will save the lives of both our volunteers and their patients.
In this field, no one can predict what tomorrow will bring, but rest assured our volunteers will be ready no matter the situation.
THANK YOU to Jim Paterson from the Jim Paterson State Farm Insurance Agency. Jim is a long time member of the chamber and today he made a cash contribution to the Faith Mission Inc. food bank operating out the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Mineola. They prepare 250 boxes of food each week to help people in need.
The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (LCOS) welcomed in partnership, the United Veterans Beacon House (UVBH) to Mineola. Today they officially opened the Ammerman House to UVBH Veterans who are in transition to permanent housing.
Mayor Scott Strauss along with Senator Anna Kaplan and members of the Lutheran Church and Beacon House spoke. Joel had an opportunity to say a few words and present them with the sign that we gave out on Memorial Day, “A Hero Lives Here.”
Graduation celebration for the Mineola High School Class of 2020. An awesome experience that I am sure they will never forget. On behalf of the Board of Directors and General Membership of The Mineola Chamber of Commerce, We Salute You! There is a reason why we Mineola is Strong & Proud #mineolaproud #mineolastrong
Welcome to Kathy Vivaldi and the Garden City Hearing Services on their Grand Opening at 131 Jericho Turnpike.