Belle Santora correctly identified the mystery picture in the June 9 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “It’s the beautiful landmark building, Snouder’s Corner Drugstore just sitting there and I’m sick over it. Something has to be done with it. I’d like to see it like it used to be, with a number one telephone number in Oyster Bay. It was 922-0001. I’m not sure what the first two numbers were. [It might have been Walnut, the previous exchange name.] They used to deliver messages to Teddy because nobody there had a phone.
“I loved it when the Snouder’s had it and Dr. Hubbard was there and Julie, his daughter, who was in school with my son Joseph. They were like brother and sister.
“So Belle Santora knows Oyster Bay. I should. I came with the Indians! I want them to restore that corner!”
Billy Minicozzi said, “It might be the penny and nickel store in Oyster Bay.” He was looking forward to the upcoming fire district drill and parade saying, “Hopefully the Bayville firemen will win two trophies, one in the drill and one in the parade.”
Shelby Coates was the first caller to correctly identify the June 2 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. Mr. Coates, a recent Oyster Bay resident said, “It’s the Life Enrichment Center during the book sale, which was held for two days. I bought a Reader’s Digest travel guide and a book on oceanography.”
Tom McGee, Jr. called on behalf of the Italian-American Citizens Club Blood Drive being held on Tuesday, June 21 from 3 to 9 p.m. at their headquarters at 48 Summit Street. “A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be served to all donors,” he said.
At the East Norwich Civic Association meeting on May 26, Treasurer Lianne Gunther reported on the Joint Civic Association party. “It was wonderful and profitable,” she said.
Although it is not a “fundraiser” per se, the two groups do end the day with a profit.
“I know it is the Sagamore Yacht Club launch dock,” said Joan Burke of the May 26 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. “We are members, and keep our boat there. I knew the picture as soon as I saw it.”Belle Santora said, “This is a guess. It looks like the marina next to Sagamore Yacht Club. She added that she was at the Life Enrichment Center book sale, and that she loves to read novels by Danielle Steele. Please see the LEC Newsline to see the rest of the story.
While the discussions were going on at Oyster Bay-East Norwich School Board meetings, during the budget discussion, about giving a teacher’s tenure - our one thought was – this is not going to help pass the budget.
Jake Jarvis called about the May 19 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said his son John was looking through the paper and he said, “I know that is where Andy Woodstock’s trucks are parked in East Norwich, backing up to Burt Bachrach’s that is now the East Norwich Inn.” Jake said, “It was a Citgo gas staion on that property, years ago, and to the right was a milk machine. We used to go there, when we were kids to get milk, when we ran out.”
Billy Minicozzi guessed the May 12 Enterprise Pilot mystery photo “Is a car parked at Oyster Bay Harbor with a view going out to Cleft Road.” On a sports note he said, “Nassau County is planning on building a new coliseum for the Islanders.” For that story see Page 3 and the proposal of Charles Wang to keep the Islanders on Long Island.
As a result of the work of many local groups working over a long time, the Pine Hollow area will soon make the community proud. At one time, wealthy residents said they gave specific directions to friends coming to visit locally – they avoided going through the “industrial” area of Pine Hollow.
Soon, people will be directing friends to drive down to Oyster Bay through the attractive streetscape of Pine Hollow.
We always enjoy it when a mystery picture goes unidentified. The answers next week should make for good reading.
But loyal mystery picture reader Billy Minicozzi made a gallant guess, “A wooden fence in Bayville.” On a sports note, he said, “Hopefully there is no NFL lockout, it started and stopped and it is on again. The NFL is looking to keep it permanent for now but the players’ union is trying to get it lifted.
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