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Editorial: A Spirited Halloween in Oyster Bay

Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00
We hope you were among the people who enjoyed a haunted hamlet on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30.

Raynham Hall Museum was open on Saturday with their paranormal events. Theresa Skvarla said, “We did pretty well considering the weather. We had about 50 visitors.”


Mystery Picture: October 25, 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

Mystery Picture Remains a Mystery

Belle Santora, called to identify the Oct. 20 picture in the Enterprise Pilot. She said. “I think I know the picture. It’s the Baptist cemetery on Orchard Street. I recognized the trees in the background.” The answer was no, it was not.

She said, “What else could it be. Not Fort Hill? Is it the Old cemetery off Pine Hollow Road? Well it’s a nice day. Enjoy it,” she said.


Editorial: History Comes Alive in Oyster Bay

Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00
We were delighted to hear that the Town of Oyster Bay purchased the house between the parking lot on West Main Street and the Raynham Hall property.

The purchase of the house has long been something we have been hearing about – it is wonderful to see that it has finally come about. It will be a great help to the museum as it tells the many wonderful stories it has to share.


Mystery Picture: October 18, 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

Christopher Benny Knows Oyster Bay

“Wow, you really went ‘old school’ on this one,” said Christopher Benney of the Oct. 13 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot.

What is the year of this photo? Anyhow I think it’s taken from the southbound side of South street, down by where Snouder’s used to be. It’s amazing to see how much the town has developed.” Mr. Benny is correct. The photograph is from the collection of Oyster Bay Town Historian John Hammond and was taken at his slide show at Christ Church on Oct. 1 in celebration of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library’s 110 Anniversary.


Editorial: Oyster Festival 28: A Win-Win Event

Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
The Oyster Festival has several contests for people to win, but the real winners are the community of Oyster Bay and the recipient of the funds raised that go to various charities. The Lions for instance work to benefit the blind and that includes donating to VetsDogs that provide guide dogs to wounded veterans.

But here are the big winners for 2011:

Paulette Gayle from Jamaica was the winner of the Oyster Eating Contest with 156 downed. Carlos Jaramillo came in second.


Mystery Picture: October 11, 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

Theresa Varricchio Knows Oyster Bay

Theresa Varricchio called to identify the mystery picture in the Oct. 6 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “It’s the Oyster Bay Water District parking lot opposite Verrelli’s Market. She added, “My husband used to work there.”

The Varricchio name is big in plumbing in Oyster Bay!


Editorial: Viva La Festivale de Ostrica!

Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00
This last weekend we visited Beekman Beach twice, as did many other local residents. It was as if they were getting use of the waterfront area this week, before the Oyster Festival takes it all over on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Some Oyster Bay residents, not unlike the residents of Venice, Italy, (as told from the over 17 mystery books written by Donna Leon about Inspector Guido Brunetti – and available from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library) while the residents of Venice love the financial benefit of the tourists, they don’t love the crowds. [If you want to read her wonderful books that are a lesson in the beauty of Venice, start with Death at La Fenice.]


Mystery Picture: October 4, 2011

Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

Belle Santora Knows Oyster Bay

Belle Santora was looking at the Mystery Picture in the Sept. 29 issue of the Enterprise Pilot and saw the photo from the week before. “Look at those shiny shoes. The picture was really fun. [It was taken of the firefighters standing during the 9/11 ceremony at the Western Waterfront.]

“Now what this week’s picture looks like to me is that building at the Western Waterfront where they have the Christeen. That’s what I think it is. I’m so tired of being right. I’m 100 years – I should be right,” she said laughing.


Editorial: Good Things Happening at TR Park

Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
Things are looking up at TR Memorial Park. There will be a Guinness Book of World Records event there on Sunday, Oct. 9 and on Thursday, Oct. 13 the Pearls of Oyster Bay installation will be put into place next to the new gazebo overlooking the beach.

This will not be the opening of the new multisport field, it was the only place in the township that Craig Pinto could use for his event, without displacing other teams already using the town’s sports locations.


Mystery Picture: September 27, 2011

Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00

Eileen Aliani Knows Oyster Bay

Eileen Aliani, secretary of the Committee for the Beautification of Oyster Bay identified the mystery picture in the Sept. 22 issue of the Enterprise Pilot and said, “It’s taken at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Oyster Bay. I saw all those feet and everybody in suits and I knew.”

Calling from the Summit Street Deli, Colleen Bagan put her answer a little differently, saying, “Is that the firemen at the Memorial?” “Perfect,” we said.


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