Anton Community Newspapers  •  132 East 2nd Street  •  Mineola, NY 11501  •  Phone: 516-747-8282  •  FAX: 516-742-5867

Of Belly Putters and Assault Rifles

Written by Walter Verfenstein, editorial@antonnews.com Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00
Recently, golf’s two governing bodies, the USGA and the Scotland-based R&A, proposed a rule change that would prohibit the use of anchored—or belly—putters. Their rationale is that by anchoring the butt of the club against part of the body, a player gains more control and therefore an unfair advantage.

It’s hard to imagine that the advantage could be so great since relatively few people use these putters. Tiger Woods doesn’t like them and you hardly ever see them employed by casual players. The golfing community seems to be coalescing around the idea that there’s something wrong about these ungainly putters, and that they shouldn’t be part of the game.

 

Letter: Happy Holidays

Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00

I would like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season. 

It has been a pleasure representing you this year as your Nassau County Legislator. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and to meet so many wonderful people throughout the 18th Legislative District in the process. 

 

Editorial: So Long But Not Good Bye...

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00

Barbara Hadel used to say to us, “don’t retire” instead, “retire to something.” 

That is what I am doing. I am retiring to go quilting.

I have more than my share of unfinished objects and it’s time for me to get some of them done.

It has been more than marvelous being editor of the Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot. It has been an education and full of wonderful experiences and memories.

I am going to enjoy being one of the residents of the town.

I will be back doing something for the newspaper in the new year.

My best to you all.

Dagmar Fors Karppi


 

Editorial: Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:31

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.”

 

Mystery Picture

Written by Donna Duffy Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:30

Billy Minicozzi Knows Oyster Bay

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

 

Obituary - Dominica Libertini

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:07

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.

 

Mystery Picture: November 27, 2012

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00

Leven Ashby Knows Oyster Bay

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.

 

Editorial: On Not Seeing The Forest For The Trees

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00

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.

 

Mystery Picture: November 19, 2012

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

Nikki Paris Knows Oyster Bay

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.

 

Editorial: Time To Light Up The Holidays

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00
Oyster Bay is getting ready for the holidays. There is nothing like getting back to traditional things when life hands you a storm of trouble. Things start off on Saturday, Nov. 24, Small Business Saturday. Eva Regulski of Not Just Art is taking advantage of the American Express promotion for small businesses on Nov. 24. They offer $25 credit for their AmEx customers who shop on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and spend more than $40. She adds to the offer by giving her customers 10 percent off purchases.

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.

 

Page 17 of 54

<< Start < Prev 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next > End >>