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Mystery Picture: October 9, 2012

Billy Minicozzi Knows Oyster Bay

Billy Minicozzi said the mystery picture in the Oct. 4 issue of the Enterprise Pilot is of the parking lot at TR beach. He is correct. On a sports note, Billy said he is glad the referees are back in football. “They call them zebras,” he said, because of their striped jerseys. And as a current news item he added, “ The Bayville Haunted House begins on Friday, Oct. 12.”

If you haven’t seen the work of the Bayville firefighters and friends as they create a haunted house, do take the time to go and visit it. It is worth your time.

Marian Liskowicz called to say, “The photograph was taken at the Theodore Roosevelt Park in the area where the clammers come to get their boats.” Correct and well explained.

Gregory Adami said, “You couldn’t get any easier. The picture is the main entance to Roosevelt Park where you drive your car in. It’s looking at the old baseball field. The new field has a soccer and football memorial at each corner as well as a flagpole. The picture was taken standing where the Atlantic Steamer boathouse is located. The picture was taken on a cloudy day.”

Mr. Adami said he is going to the Oyster Festival. He said, “I am going to try to enter the oyster eating contest. I’ve been wanting to do that for years. I’m not practicing. I have a generous stomach and I can slip those things down in seconds flat.”

The photo, FYI: was taken on Sept. 11, 2012, as we left the 9-11 memorial ceremony.

Maddie Askeland, a student at the Vernon School, correctly identified the mystery picture as, “The parking field in Theodore Roosevelt Park, looking at the turf field.” Maddie has played on the turf field and she will be playing there during the Oyster Festival. She is one of the youngsters who won the NFL Punt Pass Kick competition hosted by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the East Woods School. She will be competing in the Island Sectional Championships, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. on the TR Park turf field. Sectional winners will advance to the team championship competition, to be held at Met Life Stadium during a Jets pregame ceremony.

Great good luck Maddie!

Belle Santora also called and identified the mystery pictures as the entrance to TR Park.

Preston Rosh of East Norwich also called with the correct answer, that it was at TR Park and near the playing fields.

And while we are talking about the Oyster Festival, just FYI: while talking to ASFC ex-chief Frank Ozol, he said the company is active in the Oyster Festival. “We will be standing by for any emergency, as we always do. Also, we go around and check the propane tanks being used at the food court to be sure they are not leaking. At the ASFC house on East Main Street, we will be selling chili hot dogs and clam chowder. Both are made in the firehouse. Home cooking by the crew,” said Mr. Ozol.

By the way, we are not including any recipes this week. Our escarole soup with garbanzo beans needs another try before we are satisfied. It was a learning experience. But, more recipes are welcome.

Keep reading the Enterprise Pilot and calling for the mystery picture.

— DFK.

News

In a little-known chapter of New York City’s history, the name of police officer Phillip Cardillo is spoken in hushed, revered whispers. Though he was tragically killed in the line of duty back in 1972, the burning embers of his memory are still fanned by a passionate few who wish to finally obtain for the fallen hero the elusive recognition that he truly deserves.

At their Oct. 8 meeting in Mineola, the Nassau County-based Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPO) held a heartfelt ceremony, as both Cardillo as well as the driven NYPD detective who has fought for justice in his name for the past four decades, were honored as the true heroes that they are.

In what was their last free meeting at the Community United Methodist Church of East Norwich, the East Norwich Civic Association presented a money saving/energy saving program. It was presented by Marriele Robinson of the Homeowner Support PowerUp Communities group, an outreach of the L.I. Progressive Party. She came to offer free energy evaluations of homes to make them more energy efficient, which will save money.

She said Poor Richard’s Almanac promises it to be very cold this winter, and this is a way to plug up your energy leaks, with both current savings on needed work and through rebates resulting in future savings. After an energy assessment of your home, PowerUp will present you with a report based on their contractor’s assessment, which will outline all the ways you can improve your energy efficiency. The report will include all the potential rebates to reduce the cost of the upgrade which includes the option of financing through PS&G, which will include the monthly payments in your monthly bill.


Sports

A number of awards were given to runners in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area at the Oct. 18 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run, including 23-year-old Justin Nakrin of Oyster Bay, who finished in 12th place overall and second in the 20-24 age group, and 43-year-old Daniel Valderrama of Oyster Bay, who scored in 17th place overall and second in the 40-44 age group. Maggie Reid of Locust Valley earned first place honors in the 15-19 age group.

The indomitable 81-year-old Nina Jennings of Mill Neck was the oldest woman to finish the run, taking first place honors in the women’s 80-84 age group in 35 minutes, 11 seconds, a pace of 11:19 per mile. She was the fastest of all of the five finishers—male or female—who were 80 years old or more.

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.


Calendar

Ghastly Grounds

Thursday, October 30

Trick Or Treat

Friday, October 31

Long Island Baroque Ensemble

Sunday, November 2



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