Billy Minicozzi called to identify the Dec. 22 mystery picture. He said, “It’s two men at an Oyster Bay Town Board meeting.” On a sports note, he is looking ahead to the Super Bowl and seeing the Denver Broncos as a good choice.
“Have a good holiday,” said Mr. Minicozzi.
At that time, if residents wanted a night hearing - so that those working during the day wouldn’t have to take a day off from work, but could attend a night meeting – they had to submit a petition with 100 signatures of local residents - to get a night meeting.
The photograph was taken after the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay Benefit at Seawanhaka Yacht Club on Dec. 4 as they held their Holiday Art Exhibit and Sale. It was a lovely event in the perfect venue. It was celebrating the Center’s transition from Doubleday Babcock Senior Center to The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay.
Belle Santora said of the mystery picture in the Dec. 15 issue of the Enterprise Pilot, “I know where it was taken. It’s the gazebo in Oyster Bay. It’s like a Christmas card, a pretty photo.
“I came with the Indians – I know most of the pictures,” she said.
Rose Brusca, identified the mystery picture as being taken at the bandstand across from the post office. She is the wife of Louis Brusca of East Norwich and the mother of Rob Brusca – with another son in Maryland and daughter who lives close by in East Norwich and she has five grandchildren. In the background we heard Louis yell out, “Merry Christmas.”
Warren Obes called to identify the mystery picture in the Dec. 8 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s a lovely picture of what would be the Oyster Bay Inn, originally crafted by Charles Dekay Townsend in 1901 as the Townend Inn and later owned by Andrew and Arthur Snouder and renamed the Oyster Bay Inn in 1912. The Snouder’s brothers sold it on Sept. 5, 1923 to become the Matinecock Lodge – home of Lodge 8006 of free and accepted masons.”
We just loved seeing the beginnings of the Ida May and can’t wait to see it finished this spring. We guess you could call it a Christmas present to the community.
It will take funding – you know how that goes - although no one mentioned it at the Ida May keel laying. The only mention was that they will be doing fundraisers.
Last week the gates were removed for the final restoration work which has been going on for some time. Ursula and Bill Niarakos of the Hoffman Center donated funds toward the restoration of the gates some time ago. Several other donations have been made to the project and it is all coming to fruition now.
We saw sketches of the work they have been engaged in and are looking forward to seeing them sparkling with their brass finials on top of the gates. It will be a wonderful addition to the Muttontown Preserve and Knollwood.
Billy Minicozzi correctly identified the photograph in the Dec. 1 issue of the Enterprise Pilot as two horses near the gazebo in Oyster Bay. On a sports note, he was happy the basketball strike is over; and that the Jets won over the weekend.
The photograph was of Karolina Zameka’s beautiful white horses pulling a carriage on Audrey Avenue, heading toward the Derby-Hall bandstand (A.K.A. gazebo). You can see Ms. Zameka and her horses this weekend as she takes part in the Holiday Express events at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at 102 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay. The rides are free.
Melvin Warren called to identify the Mystery Picture in the Nov. 27 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “Holy mackerel. I haven’t seen it for such a long time. It’s Oyster Bay High School, vintage 1920. How do I know - I used to climb through that school and go up to that tower and watch for planes during the war – World War II.
“And there was a machine shop there, during the war. The school was located on School Street and Weeks Avenue, in back of the new church, on the corner of Anstice and Weeks. There is a school building behind the new church, the St. Dominic Elementary School. That was an elementary school when I went to school in the ’30s.
In talking about poverty and hunger in Oyster Bay, Barbara Rakusin, executive director of Youth and Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay-East Norwich made a very pertinent comment.
“Its amazing that all the organizations collaborate and work together. These are informal arrangements that have been made over many, many years. It’s wonderful,” she said.
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