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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

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.

Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.

Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.

Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.


Calendar

Plein Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Oct. 1

College Discussion

Monday, Oct. 6

Collecting Manuscripts

Thursday, Oct. 9



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