Driving to work on Monday morning, Sept. 27, we heard a report on the radio that President Barack Obama is interested in the concept of changing the calendar year for schools in the nation.
He commented that other nations in the forefront of education have only one month of vacation time while we have two months.
Loyal mystery picture fan Billy Minicozzi knows Oyster Bay. He called to say the photo in the Sept. 16 issue of the Enterprise Pilot was one of the Town of Oyster Bay’s showmobiles. “It’s parked on town property near Firemen’s Field,” he said. On a sports note, Billy is looking forward to the football season! And a win by the Jets!
The Long Island Fringe Festival is a “big deal” for the arts in that it offers a weekend-long event celebrating the arts on Long Island.
Shelby Coates, called to say he is now living in Oyster Bay and getting to know the area a little bit better. He has been a familiar face in Oyster Bay over the years. As for “How well do you know the area,” he said, “It’s Sagamore Yacht Club with a view of the water, probably looking toward Mill Neck, not Centre Island.” He aced it!
We watched the 9/11 Memorial events televised from Ground Zero on Saturday, Sept. 11. It has become a ritual for us – just as we sat in the same dining room the morning of September 11, 2001.
Billy Minicozzi guessed the plants in the mystery photo of Sept. 2 was of plants in front of Dodds & Eder. On a sports note he said, “I think it is time for the Mets to throw the towel in. I don’t think they will make the playoffs and it would be nice if the Yankees win the World Series.” He said it wouldn’t be great for himself, a big Mets fan, “But my friend David, at work, will be happy.”
We here in Oyster Bay are very blessed. We have two opportunities to remember those we lost in the attack on the World Trade Center. Besides our local September 11 memorial ceremony, that NYS Senator Carl Marcellino has arranged for local residents, on Friday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m., at the Western Waterfront, the Town of Oyster Bay has its memorial ceremony at 7 p.m. at Tobay Beach.
Leven Ashby identified the mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot of Aug. 26 by email, [the picture was on the Internet for Aug. 27]. Leven said, “Over the last couple of months, there were two or three times when I became hesitant and didn’t go with my gut. I would have been correct in identifying two of the Mystery Pictures. I find it an entertaining challenge since being away from my hometown for 50 plus years.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society threw a great party in the style of the Gold Coast on Saturday, Aug. 28. The event was held at the lovely home of OBHS President Frank Leone and his wife Stefanie.
This week’s mystery picture solution for Aug. 19 gives credit to Billy Minicozzi who said he just returned from vacation and called to say, “It is a woman jogging and a man on a bike near Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay.” He added that football starts in a few days and he hopes the Jets will have a great year.
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