This year, 2012, is the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
“The December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the defining moments in history,” Town Councilman Joe Muscarella said. “A single, carefully planned and precisely executed surprise attack plunged the United States into World War II. Many in my generation had relatives who remembered ‘a date which will live in infamy,’ as President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to it, and heard stories about how Pearl Harbor changed the world as they knew it. The story of Pearl Harbor bears repeating, so we all can reflect on its significance.”
Billy Minicozzi recognized the image in the Nov. 30 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s a Bayville fire truck.” He is correct. The water tanker was parked outside of the Seawanhaka Yacht Club, a procedure to ensure that if a fire broke out during Hurricane Sandy, there would be water to fight the fire during that emergency. The photograph was taken by Gregory Druhak.
On a sports note, Billy said, “The Mets made an 8-year deal with David Wright, a third baseman, one of their best players for many years. There was a concern that if they didn’t make a deal he would leave. They made a deal.”
Billy added, “He will probably retire as a Met.”
This week we are adding a photograph of Rebecca Keller who correctly answered last week’s mystery picture. It’s always fun to answer the mystery picture. — DFK
Dominica Libertini of Oyster Bay died on November 27, 2012, at the age of 71. She was born in Glen Cove on December 2, 1940.
Ms. Libertini joined the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay on May 11, 2005. “She owned a hair salon in town and was a fantastic ballroom dancer. A full-figured woman, she was oh-so light on her feet. You couldn’t keep up with her,” said Nancy Farinaccio, LEC program assistant.
Leven Ashby of Hampton, Virginia called to answer the Nov. 23 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s a photo of Raynham Hall. Is the debris in the photo the result of Hurricane Sandy?” He is correct.
Our apologies to Mr. Ashby for a past mystery picture column. His answer to the Nov. 9 mystery picture was credited to Tony Pilla in the Nov. 16 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. Our apologies to both gentlemen.
It’s amazing how events can change your perception of things. That is what happened as a result of Hurricane Sandy closing the local schools which changed this year’s Holiday Sharing Program.
For years we have covered the annual collection of food for the Holiday Sharing program the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian Church. The organizers from CSAC (the Community Social Action Committee) of the Interreligious & Human Needs Council of Oyster Bay kept telling us about all the schools that each year contributed to the program, but it never came across how vital that part of the project was.
When Nikki Paris, secretary to Bayville Mayor Douglas Watson was asked what the mystery picture in the Nov. 16 issue of the Enterprise Pilot was, answered, “It is a Sprint truck with a cell phone antenna parked near the Bayville Fire House on Bayville Avenue.”
She is absolutely correct. They were providing emergency cell phone service to customers after the storm. The mystery picture was taken by Gregory Druhak on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Ewa Rumprecht of Think Long Island First is also involved with the program. She is offering an afternoon of free programs that day to bring in customers, as well as to announce the winners of their poetry contest.
Tony Pilla emailed this answer saying, “This answer to the Nov. 9 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot will be a big guess on my part, since it will be over 50 years since I have seen what I think I’m looking at in the picture. My gut tells me that it is a picture taken from West Shore Road and that you can reach that area by walking on the sand from Beekman’s Beach. The area in the background that juts out toward the water brings me to this conclusion.” He is correct, and the photograph was taken by Patricia Aitken, Friends of the Bay executive director.
Preston Rosh of East Norwich also recognized the area on Beekman Beach.
Karen DeVine, a local businesswoman who owns the Francis P. Devine Funeral Home, was supposed to run the NYC marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4. When it was cancelled she put her energy to work collecting food, clothes and toiletries for Hurricane Sandy victims in Breezy Point and delivered it with the help of local firefighters and the Hendrickson bus company.
Antonius (Ton) Heijmen identified the mystery picture in the Oct. 26 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “This week’s mystery picture is of the parking lot behind Verrelli’s Market on West Main Street in Oyster Bay, my favorite place to buy my luncheon meats and rolls! Love those tomato plants in the parking lot and the old barn behind it!
“On a different note, I am the Senior Warden at Christ Church and I would like your readers to know that during the Oyster Festival, the church collected $5,000 from patrons that parked their car in the church’s parking lot on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
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