How Well Do You Know the Area? Do you know where this week's picture was taken? If you do, call the Enterprise-Pilot at 747-8282 and let us know. If you have a picture that you think might be interesting for others to guess, drop it off in our box at Village Camera, 128 South Street, Oyster Bay.
Elena Macris was the first caller to correctly identify the mystery picture as the Oyster Bay High School production of Damn Yankees.
Sarah Gershon said, "It's the Oyster Bay High School auditorium. I'm in third grade," she added.
Barbie Huelser who is 16, said, "The picture is of the Oyster Bay High School production of Damn Yankees!" (She was the Stage Co-Crew Chief along with David McLaughlin.)
Daniele Gershon said, "It's the scene in the play that they put on at the high school. It's the Washington baseball team next to the reporter Kristen Bellissimo. I saw the play on Sunday and I thought it was a really, really good play."
Billy McNamara called and said, "Willy Minicozzi is out sick today, and I am calling for him, as a favor. It's the play at the Oyster Bay High School last weekend, and it was very good."
Stephen Chen agreed, "It's the play Damn Yankees, I saw it on Saturday and I thought it was really good and I wanted to congratulate the actor who played Applegate because I thought he was really good - as well as everyone else in the cast."
Applegate was played by Giovanni Milione, a senior. The playbill said it was his first time out on the boards. It was his first and last OBHS musical, it said. We join Stephen in his comments.
"The mystery picture is the Damn Yankees show last week at Oyster Bay High School. The lovely lady is my grandaughter Kristen Bellissimo!" She played the reporter Gloria Thorpe like a true professional.
Ceal Carter said, "Its from Damn Yankees, the show last weekend at the OBHS." She is in Mr. Siegelman's third grade class at Vernon.
Kayvon Mesbah said, "It's the high school where they were showing the Damn Yankees." He laughed lightly saying, "I'm sorry that's offensive in the language."
(We appreciated his comment since it gave us a twinge too. Thank you!)
Billy Minicozzi called and added his hope that St. John's wins the NCAA basketball tournament and to wish Hofstra good luck.
AND: We also want to recognize some emails we received from readers about other mystery pictures.
"Is the mystery picture Graduation Day in front of the Oyster Bay High School," asked Helen Piovesan, an East Norwich Resident in an email on March 12. Yes, it was!
"When I checked your paper today and discovered the answer to the Mystery Picture was the "Old Gymnasium" at OBHS I felt really good. It's been the only one, that I knew the correct answer. I kept saying to myself that looks like the gym, just by the windows and the girders, never suspecting that it was no longer in use. I read your paper on the web every week since I discovered it, being an Oyster Bay native born and raised. However, its been 45 years since I left - OBHS, class of 1955. Enjoy your paper keep up the good work. My only regret is I find most people I knew in the obituaries," said Leven Ashby, in an email March 13.
"P.S. Maybe the next time I'm sure about the Mystery Picture, I'll send an email response. L. Ashby."