Billy Minicozzi called to identify the Aug. 30 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s people playing volleyball at Theodore Roosevelt Park.” That is correct.
The newspaper had an early deadline because of the Monday holiday, so he was the lone caller, and always a welcome voice to hear. If you remember, there was extensive coverage of beach volleyball during the Olympics, but at TR Park you don’t have to wear a bikini. It’s a ‘dress as you come’ event.
The 11th annual Read-a-thon will also debut readings from a newly published collection of stories and illustrations from the kids in the foundation’s programs, called ABC, My Family & Me: An Alphabet Book by the Kids of the Brooke Jackman Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of the book support the work of BJF.
Emma Guevara emailed her answer to the Aug. 23 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. “The picture is of the Easter egg hunt at Raynham Hall.” She is exactly right. The museum holds an annual Easter egg hunt for children in their Victorian Garden.
School is opening on Thursday, Aug. 30 this year, so we would like to wish Emma and all her fellow students a great year.
The Nassau County Department of Health reported the first confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Nassau County resident this year.
It stated that the individual is an adult female over the age of 70 who resides in the Town of Oyster Bay. She became ill with symptoms consistent with West Nile virus on Friday, July 27, was hospitalized and is now recovering.
Billy Minicozzi had a good answer for the Aug. 16 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said it was taken at the Oyster Bay marina. While not quite what we were looking for as a location/answer, it is an accurate identification of the spot — more or less. If you have a more precise location we would appreciate a call at 403-5104.
Billy was also pleased to say that last week, “The new Stop & Shop finally opened up.”
Joyce Kilmer wrote a poem we learned in high school, saying something like, “I never saw a poem as lovely as a tree...” that ended... “only God can make a tree.”
Listening to the Town of Oyster Bay hearing on amending their tree ordinance we noted that no one was mentioning that trees are more than a landscape addition and/or problem. They are living machines that give us oxygen. We plant them to keep the planet alive and filled with life-giving oxygen. Before the planet could thrive it needed that cushion of oxygen to keep the sun from burning us to a crisp.
We wondered if anyone would recognize the mystery photo in the Aug. 9 issue of the Enterprise Pilot, but we felt we left enough of a clue for someone to ID it. We were delighted to find an email from Tony Pilla with the answer.
“I am going to take a wild guess,” said Tony Pilla in an email. “The building in the window looks like the railroad station, so the picture must have been taken from a building or house across from the station. It’s been many years since I have been there so I don’t know what buildings are across from the station. For years, Coil Winding was across from the station but I don’t know if it is still there.”
It was great fun to welcome in the new Stop & Shop. We visited the store on Sunday, for what turned out to be lunch.
We started with a just-made slider. Walking into the produce department we were offered a salad. We chose field greens, blue cheese, blueberries, strawberries and a drizzle of dressing. A young lady had a wheel to spin for gifts from Boar’s Head. We won a pedometer but spotted a pink Boar’s Head cap. “We’ll be back to try for the hat,” we said. She smiled for a moment and then handed us a hat saying that it matched my shoes. It does.
With a series of extreme heat waves and one of the hottest Julys on record, the summer of 2012 has highlighted the importance of a reliable and readily accessible water supply. Conserving water during the high-temperature summer days is critical. Saving water lessens the strains on the water-pumping systems, saves electricity, ensures a plentiful water supply for all our needs now and for future generations and, most importantly, saves you money! The Long Island Water Conference urges you to use your water wisely this summer, any way you can.
Water systems across Long Island are designed and constructed to meet the community’s maximum day demand plus a reserve for fire protection. However, the maximum day demands continue to increase every year due to new automatic sprinkler systems, resulting in a greater strain on our groundwater wells. This may lead to some areas seeing reduced water pressure and reduced fire flow protection.
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