Tradition, Tradition, Tradition: the Oyster Festival
Just as the Oyster Festival non-profits have a regular date on the weekend after Columbus Day, so too do the plucky, brave group of people (mostly men but with a woman now and then) who come to test their ability to open oysters and to eat them. This year's top winners were repeating their victories.
TR Statue Welcomed on Horseback
As to the TR Statue arrived in Oyster Bay ready for its official installation on Oct. 29, it was greeted by an official blue ribbon delegation. C.W. "Bill" Uhlinger, Troop Commander of the Nassau-Suffolk Horsemen's Association's "Rough Rider Cavalry announced that his group would be on hand to greet the statue of Theodore Roosevelt that is coming to Oyster Bay. He explained that a full sized "larger-than life" equestrian statue by Phimester Proctor of Col. Theodore Roosevelt will be installed in Oyster Bay at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club lawn at the intersection of Rt. 106 (Pine Hollow Road) and Berry Hill Road. This is a duplicate of the one now standing in Portland, Oregon, and will be one of the only two full-sized versions in the United States. This will be the first and only public equestrian monument on Long Island.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer News
These are the game results from two weeks ago. Last week we were scheduled for Columbus Weekend tournaments but they were all canceled due to rain and this weekend, more cancelations due to rain. Of course we were busy with the Oyster Festival manning our booth in the food court.
The Falcons Sport an Evening of Charity
At about 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, Oyster Bay resident Alex Gallego was just stepping off the treadmill at Evolution Fitness Gym as part of his morning routine when his attention was caught by a colorful mound of backpacks and school supplies piled against the back of the gymnasium. Gym owner Steve Gourlay, Jr. informed him that they were part of a collaboration effort with the Brooke Jackman Foundation to donate supplies to the youth victims of Hurricane Katrina. But without adequate time and help, however, the supplies had just been sitting there.
Our Thanks to Just About Everyone