'It's a Bully Day in Oyster Bay'
The Alexander Phimister Proctor statue of Theodore Roosevelt was unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 29, after a parade to the triangle at the intersection of Berry Hill Road and Pine Hollow Road. The statue was installed with the backing of the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay as a project to commemorate the Rotary International Centennial in 2005.
OB Railroad Museum Moves Ahead
James Foote, TR impersonator arrived at the present Oyster Bay Railroad Station on Oct. 29 on his way to commemorate the Oyster Bay Rail Road Museum's designation to the National Register of Historic Places. NYS Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Places Bernadette Castro was there to greet him with two granddaughters, Gracie and Georgia Keogh. The ladies stole the show. Gracie, who attends the Portledge School has been given an assignment to do a report on TR. She was out gathering research that day.
Over the past 10 years of sailboat racing through Sagamore Yacht Club I have made friends with many good sailors. Mike Gehrling is one such person who is also obsessed with boating, but in a good way. He finds great joy in racing his sailboat, Slapshot, and also finds happiness in sharing his knowledge with competitors in order to improve the racing program at Sagamore. Mike also works for Liberty Maritime which operates bulk carriers. The following are excerpts of an interview I had with Mike about his racing experience.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer Club News
The Oceanside Express had traveled to Oyster Bay to find rainy skies at East Woods School. After making such a long trip on Saturday morning, Oct. 22, Oceanside Express was looking to play soccer and the Tornadoes being good hosts, moved the game to Vernon School to play the game.
Celebrating Theodore Roosevelt!