LIRR Station in Disrepair
"It's a Greek Tragedy. We are so close to getting things done but if we don't act on getting temporary repairs, we'll have nothing to save," said Ben Jankowski, an Oyster Bay resident and chairman of the Friends of Locomotive 35 Board of Directors. The group has been working over the past 10 years to save Locomotive 35, which they have done, and to create a Long Island Rail Road Museum. Since Oyster Bay has a station abandoned by the Long Island Rail Road and a turntable, it is a prime location for the project. The only glitch in the plan is the long delay in having the LIRR give ownership of the building to the Town of Oyster Bay.
Recreation Exhibit Opens Sunday
Oyster Bay residents will see their words and pictures on view at the new exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. The exhibit entitled "Recreation During the 20th Century in Oyster Bay: From Doing to Viewing," opens with a roundtable discussion on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Community Center. Guests will then walk over to the Earle-Wightman House Museum at 20 Summit Street for a reception and to view the exhibit.
Heard on the Bay
Before we went on our first bareboat charter in the Caribbean, (not nude boating, but renting a boat without a captain), we chartered sailboats in Southwest Florida with Shelley-Sue's parents over two long Thanksgiving weekends. We did this twice out of The Moorings base in St. Petersburg, Florida. This base is no longer operated by The Moorings charter company, but by Sunsail instead. As we've mentioned before, we have used both companies, and both have great operations. The Moorings base was on Tampa Bay, a surprisingly large body of water.
Oyster Bay East Norwich Soccer Club News
The second-graders played a tough series of games on Saturday to conclude the fall season. Four games were played back to back with the boys getting little rest from the fierce competition. All of the Boys played with tremendous intensity, great sportsmanship and had a lot of fun. Congratulations to the Raging Rhinos who finished the day with two wins and claimed the first place trophies.