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Editorial: It’s A Wonderful Life!

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

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.


Editorial: It’s A Golden Season

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00
There was Olympic excitement at the WaterFront Center (WFC) of Oyster Bay as they cheered on U.S. Sailing Team members Erik Storck and Trevor Moore racing in the 49ers. WFC Executive Director Dave Waldo said in his newsletter, “Join us in throwing your full support behind Storck/Moore Sailing. The team has been preparing and training for this moment during the better part of three years. Time away from family, friends, and home has finally paid off as these two Olympians begin their quest in the 49er One Design Class for an Olympic Medal on July 30. Erik Storck, who has been a coach for the WFC’s High School Sailing program, was born and raised sailing on Long Island Sound in the very same boats our Junior Programs use, Opti’s and 420s. Homegrown talent and a supporter of the WFC’s mission, you can’t get any better than that. Don’t miss out on this high level sailing, the 49er is one of the most exciting one design boats to sail and watch on the planet.”

From The LI Water Conference: August 7, 2012

Written by Frank Koch, Chairman of the Long Island Water Conference Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Keep Your Water Costs Down During A Hot Summer

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.


Mystery Picture: August 7, 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Domenica Askeland Knows Oyster Bay

Domenica Askeland called to identify the mystery picture in the Aug. 2 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “It’s taken from TR beach in Oyster Bay. It’s by the beach volleyball and basketball courts that are to the right. We were there toward the beginning of summer and sat not far from there. That was the first time I noticed that there was a beach volleyball court in Oyster Bay. I’ve lived here for eight years, I grew up in Bayville.”

Since she lived in Bayville, we asked her about restoration work planned for West Shore Road. She said, “I’m thankful I don’t live in Bayville anymore. It will be a challenge getting in and out of there. The repair is something that is long overdue.”


Editorial: Is West Shore Road Up For Public Access?

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
Currently, with plans for repairing West Shore Road in place, a new question has come up — public access via a bike path/sidewalk.

One comment from a cyclist was, “I avoid it currently and never advise anyone to take a bike on that road. It’s a few extra miles (and hills!) to go around through Locust Valley but just not worth the risk of riding on a road with no shoulder where motorists are always speeding and distracted by the really wonderful view. Anyway, it seems plans have changed. They are no longer planning to include this.”


Mystery Picture: July 30, 2012

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

Gergory Adami Knows Oyster Bay

Gregory Adami called to identify the mystery picture in the July 26 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s the Oyster Bay train station. The gate is closing off the back of the old train station so you can’t walk down the old platform there.”

We also received an email from Rich Mancini saying. “Hello Oyster Bay, long time no see.


Mystery Picture: July 24, 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Preston Rosh Knows Oyster Bay

Preston Rosh called to identify the July 12 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “I think it is of the parade in Oyster Bay.” He’s correct. (Our apologies, the column was delayed a week in printing.)

Billy Minicozzi, too, recognized the location as being in Oyster Bay, with the Girl Scouts marching. On a sports note, he was cheering for the Mets. He is also delighted that the New Jersey Nets are now moving to Brooklyn. They used to play in the Nassau Coliseum, moved to New Jersey in the ‘70s and are now moving to Brooklyn to the Barclay Center.


Editorial: The World Is Our Oyster

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00
Watching the Tour De France on television this weekend, we spotted George Hincapie, a familiar face for people who remember the Oyster Festival Cycling Classic that was featured in the early days of the event.

George Hincapie began his career racing in the Oyster Festival Cycling Classic. We watched him racing in the Tour De France this year as part of the Team Sky. He was honored by his team by having him lead them in the first of the final eight rounds of the race on the Champs-Elysées. George, an American, has ridden in the Tour de France for 17 years, the record. The race was won by a Brit, Bradley Wiggins, who is going on to race in the Olympics. He was the first Briton to win the race in its 109-year history. His win was wrapped up Saturday but the final run was on Sunday, July 22. It is a three-week race with the beginning and the end the same but with the course changing yearly, and announced in October, said Lynne Karppi Chute, who has become a fan of the race, after watching its voyage throughout France with great helicopter shots of the country and great commentary about the inner strategies of the cyclists and the event.


Editorial: With So Much Beauty To Paint, Oyster Bay Is A Natural For An Art Scene

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

The weekend of July 14 and 15 was a dream come true for those working to create an art community in Oyster Bay. Rob Zeller of the Teaching Studios of Art of Oyster Bay held his plein air art show and awarded prizes to the winning artists in his new gallery in the Arts Space at The Rodger’s Building at 120 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay. He had an amazing assemblage of paintings of Sagamore Hill created by artists from across the country.

There is something very special about the art created at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. It is landscape painting at its best.


Mystery Picture: July 19, 2012

Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

The Mystery Picture remains a mystery until next week. Keep those answers coming in.


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