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Mystery Picture: March 20, 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012 00:00

Gaby Treble Knows Oyster Bay

Gaby Treble called to identify the March 15 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. “It’s by the bay, if you drive past it, it’s the dock by the road,” said the third-grade student at the Vernon School. She added, “The location is close to the WaterFront Center. I go to the Bay and ride by on my bike.” FYI: She is reading the book Holy Enchillada.

Gaby is correct, the photo is of the area on the former Jakobson Shipyard that was turned into a beautiful waterside area with benches and a dock for access to the water.


Editorial: Too Late for Meeting Notice, But Subject Worth Knowing About

Friday, 23 March 2012 00:00
An advisory arrived for a Town of Oyster Bay meeting with the LIRR and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Community Center - but it came on March 15, too late to get the word out with this issue being published March 22. Community groups had already known about the meeting.

It is about relocating the pedestrian entrance to Theodore Roosevelt Park at the end of Maxwell Avenue and moving it to the north end of Audrey Avenue at what is expected to become a railroad plaza in front of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum.


Mystery Picture: March 13, 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00

Mystery Picture of March 8 a Mystery
John Bruckner, Jr. Knows Oyster Bay

John Bruckner, Jr. called to identify the mystery picture from the March 1, Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s Meyerdierks Country Store on Route 25A, and 106 in East Norwich.” Mr. Bruckner is the Oyster Bay High School fencing coach. He was pleased to see the coverage his team received recently in the newspaper. Tom Gould, OB-EN school district media specialist, wrote a wonderful story of how well the fencing team is doing.

Mr. Bruckner said he first saw the building when he worked at the Old BethpageVillage Restoration. “I worked at that general store, Layton’s. It was fun and interesting learning about history and knowing that the building came from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area.” He said he recognized the photo three weeks ago and finally decided, “I’m going to call.”


Editorial: The Oyster Bay Civic Association Provides a Forum of Community Interest

Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00
At the last meeting of the Oyster Bay Civic Association in January, President Bill VonNovak said in talking to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto he learned something about the town’s recycling program.

The supervisor said they don’t actually recycle the cans and bottles they collect, but crush and compact them for easy traveling to a landfill.


Mystery Picture: March 6, 2012

Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00

Tom Hogan Knows Oyster Bay

Tom Hogan, Esq. called to identify the mystery photo in the Feb. 23 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s the Gallo family’s very wonderful memorial to the World Trade Center. It is located in Locust Valley, behind Britton’s Hardware and next to Thomas Park.”

He also made a guess at the March 1 mystery picture, saying it was the Matinecock Lodge. While the era is sort of close, it is not a match.


Mystery Picture: February 28, 2012

Friday, 02 March 2012 00:00

Mystery Picture Remains a Mystery

Billy Minicozzi made a good guess on the Feb. 23 mystery picture noting the patriotic flag pole. On a sports note he said, Jeremy Lin is making a star of himself. His Harvard background is a plus. Billy is looking forward to the Mets and baseball spring training which has just begun.


Editorial: Peace Not ‘A Piece’

Friday, 02 March 2012 00:00
As we stood watching the printer spew out the many pages of the obituary story about Oyster Bay-born Marie Colvin, we wondered if we had written too much.

We began the process of seeing what could be eliminated, shortened, and made more concise. Yet, is that what to do with a story of a woman of such distinction? Not really. She deserves a book, not a mention.


Editorial: That Quintessential Ingredient

Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00
It was a great relief when the Main Street Association announced four years ago that they had chosen Isaac Kremer as their new executive director because he had a preservation background. The MSA was organized in Oyster Bay after people attended the National Preservation Society annual meetings and took hold of its concept of and the Main Street Association view of improving the downtown areas of America as revitalization through preservation. It is improving what is good, great and historic from our past and doing a little housekeeping to bring it into the present.

Isaac D. Kremer has just announced that he will be leaving the Oyster Bay Main Street Association where he served as executive director to assume a new role with the leading historic preservation organization in Austin, Texas. He will be the preservation program manager for the Heritage Society of Austin.


Mystery Picture: February 21, 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00

Nancy Hussey Knows Oyster Bay

Nancy Hussey called and identified the mystery picture in the Feb. 16 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “It is the short street into the parking lot with the Earle Wightman on the right and the big new Oyster Bay Historical Society headquarters straight ahead. And all the shrubbery show the colonial gardens. They are lovely and they are tended by the North Shore Garden Club very diligently and patiently.”

Jeffery Gier, said, “It’s the Earle-Wightman House. I know because my dad’s a member of the Italian-American Club right by it.”


Mystery Picture: February 15, 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00

Mystery Picture Still a Mystery

We are sure many of you recognized the mystery picture in the Feb. 9 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. As of now, Billy Minicozzi made a good guess, but it was not on the mark. On a sports note, he is looking forward to baseball as the Mets get ready for their spring training in Florida.


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