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Editorial: Keeping A Weather Eye Out...

The Enterprise Pilot received a call last week from a reader, alerting us about a clam shack set up on the Western Waterfront. The caller was concerned that a building had gone up without any previous notice, and wanted information about it. Luckily, we had a story ready to put in the newspaper that we thought was the solution to the problem.

The caller said there was a clam shack 10 feet away from the pier on the Western Waterfront. He wanted to  know how it could have appeared without a DEC permit and said, “You can’t build within 400 yards of the water. There it is, with 10 picnic tables and umbrellas.”

We thought we knew the answer and called the WaterFront Center to ask about the clam shack, and Christina had the answer. She said, “It was Royal Pains, they started work on Friday afternoon, April 13, and worked over the weekend on the shoot, and were gone Monday afternoon by 6 p.m.”

We were sure it was Royal Pains back in Oyster Bay filming episodes for their TV series, and were happy to see that we were correct. You will see the story we wrote about Royal Pains starting on page four of this issue of the Enterprise Pilot. The photographs were taken by Patricia Aitken, Friends of the Bay executive director while she was out in the FOB boat, and running her water quality monitoring program. She also snapped a few photos of the filming on the streets of Oyster Bay.

If you spot the TV crew out working do send us a photograph to share with your friends, our readers.               

– DFK
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News

The installation of a cell phone antenna in the steeple of the Community Methodist Church of East Norwich has outraged parents, causing them to seek alternative preschool options for their children and resulting in the closing of the nursery school held at the church. The decision to close the school was announced last week, and the school shut its doors on the summer camp on Tuesday.

“We knew this might be coming, since the numbers were so low, but we didn’t know the summer camp would close so soon,” says Carolyn Wilson, who has been teaching at the Wesley United Method Church Nursery School for 35 years.

History will be made on Friday as Nassau Country Club opens its grounds for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, playing host to the tournament which was last played on its greens 100 years ago. The club has been planning for the tournament for the past eight years or so, when the club’s president and mayor of Mill Neck, Peter Quick, says they first discussed having it return to Nassau for the 100 year anniversary. The tournament, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), will have 156 women from all over the world competing for the Robert Cox Trophy and the title of national champion, including twin sisters Jennifer and Kristin Coleman, whose grandfather is a member of the club.

For the Coleman sisters, 21, of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, the tournament will almost be like a homecoming: they began playing golf at age 5, and have played Nassau Country Club a number of times over the years while visiting their grandfather, Daniel Coleman, who lives in Glen Cove.


Sports

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.

This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.

Everyone who enjoys running or swimming or both is invited to join in the fun for the 3rd annual “Summer’s Not Done Aqua Run” on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Town of Oyster Bay’s TOBAY Beach in Massapequa.

UJA-Federation of New York and the Greater Long Island Running Club will be co-hosting the event, which will consist of an 800-Meter Swim in South Oyster Bay followed by a three-mile run through the TOBAY Beach Bird and Game Preserve.  You can compete as an individual or as a two-person relay team.  New this year – there is also a 3 Mile “Run Only.”


Calendar

July Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 30

Babysitting and First Aid Workshop

Thursday, July 31

Opera Night

Saturday, Aug. 2



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com