Open Discussion Brings Out Issues
Members of the East Norwich Civic Association (ENCA) voted at their Oct. 26 meeting on the proposal for a carousel to be placed in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. First they listened to the Main Street Association proposal to build a carousel and then to the Citizens for Open Space at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park who prefer to maintain the open space in the park. What followed was an open discussion where questions and answers fleshed out the proposal, after which the vote was taken. About 50 people attended the meeting although many could not vote. A total of 24 votes were cast: 19 opposed and five in favor of the carousel.
Carousel Proposal Challenged
Former Congressman Lester Wolf, now a Muttontown resident talked in a telephone interview about the possibility of a carousel located at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. He was not in favor of the location saying, "The idea of a carousel in what was to be considered a sanctuary and tribute to Theodore Roosevelt is inconsistent with the original concept. It might be good for business but it does not coincide with the original intent, which was to create a wildlife sanctuary. If they want to do something why not re-create what existed in TR's time and try to preserve the legacy of what TR gave us. A carousel is good for Coney Island, this is not Coney Island."
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer Club News
Before this weekend's tournament the U10 girls were told to look up the definition of the word "Endurance." Now they can all tell you exactly what it means, but more importantly they personified Endurance by winning all four of their games and allowing only a single goal to be scored against them. The fourth and final game against the Albertson Tigers was their biggest challenge. The Endurance girls had already beaten them during a regular travel game and Albertson was looking to even the score. It was a very physical game but the girls held their ground, dug in and beat them 3-0. Rachel Wesley played great in goal and Sonya Drabin led the team in goals. Their record is 2-1-0 as they take on Manhasset over Oyster Fest weekend and The North Shore Tigers the following week.
St. Dominic 15th Annual Golf Outing
The St. Dominic 15th Annual Golf Outing was held on Oct. 5 at the Tam O'Shanter Club with sunshine overhead. The day began with a full buffet breakfast and then the golfers went off to the driving range and putting green to warm up. They had a noon shot gun start. The golfers were offered mulligans at $5 each and they had the opportunity to participate in the Chicago String Game for $40 per foursome, this helps take off strokes when putting your final shot.
In the Spirit of Giving