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Obituary: Eleanore Coleburn Zoller

Eleanore Coleburn Zoller, of Laurel Hollow, passed away on March 3, 2012 at the age of 91. Her husband Dr. Philip A. Zoller and her sister Carolyn predeceased her. She was born and raised in Norwalk, CT, and attended Skidmore College. After graduating in 1941, she was faculty secretary to Skidmore’s Department of Nursing in New York City for several years. Ellie resided in Cove Neck for 50 years, during which time she volunteered and served on the board of Raynham Hall Museum. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. During her life Ellie had a passion for gardening, particularly orchids. She was also a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her brother Kenneth M. Coleburn (Carolyn) and her children: Dr. Philip A. Zoller Jr. (Christianne), Thomas R. Zoller (Kathryn), Carolyn Z. Ritter (John), Dr. Robert C. Zoller (Janet); and six grandchildren, Jon, Alice, Kathryn, Rachel, Rebecca and Thomas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Raynham Hall Museum, 200 West Main St., Oyster Bay NY, 11771. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Interment Brookville Cemetery.

News

A family from Oyster Bay recently had the unique opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City. From the moment they entered the museum to their big moment in the spotlight, participants got to experience at least some of what the performers in the 145-seat theater do.

The tour, the very first of its kind, is an offering made exclusively available to Friends of the Theatre (FOTT) members. Theater Program Coordinator Cindy-Lou Edwards is overseeing the new initiative and says it was a way of thanking the families who have been coming for years to the programs at the theater.

The tour began when the participants entered through a secret door in the museum.

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.


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
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The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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