Welcome Lost Farmer Brewery

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.

Welcome to Mineola Book

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.

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce Welcome Book will be delivered to over 1,000 residences including the new Morgan Parc Building and the other three new buildings.
The Guide will also be put on-line on our website:
You can pay to join the chamber, pay your renewal dues or the welcome book’s $35 set up fee at:
You must be a paid member of the Chamber to participate in this great book. In addition to the ads will be a complete contact listing of important Mineola and Nassau County offices.
Whether you would like to offer special discounts or just let everyone know that you are here, this is a very inexpensive way to help promote the Shop Local message.
The set-up fee is only of $35 for your ad in this beautiful 5½ x 8½ spiral bound book.  The book will also have a list of important phone numbers and other contact information for our Village and Nassau County.   Once your fee is paid simply email your camera ready ad directly to Chamber board member Ray Sikorsky at ray@rtsprint.com and you will be included in our book.  What an inexpensive way to help strengthen your business after this last year.   We will also make this book downloadable on our mineolachamber.com website and other Social Media outlets.
We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to reach so many families and as an added convenience to you, credit card payments for your annual dues plus the $35 set-up charge can be made on our website by simply clicking on the payment link and selecting the appropriate amount.  Thank you for supporting the chamber and we look forward to a great year ahead!

MVAC Wet Down of New Ambulance

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.

Welcome to the Beacon House (United Veterans Beacon House)

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.”