If you want a big, warm, beautiful funeral, take Tom Reardon’s life as an example of how to live your life and get involved with the community. Give of yourself to others. Put service before self and leave the world in a better place when you are called from above to leave.
Your passing will leave a definite footprint on the community – but if you do it the way Tom did, I’m sure you will enjoy your life as much as Tom appeared to enjoy his!
The mystery picture of Oct. 15 remains a mystery this week. The location is a very public one and we are assured that there are many of you who know the venue, so let’s wait until next week for the correct answer.
As one who often finds themselves taking a photograph of Old Glory, it was delightful to see her totally unfurled and showing all her stars and stripes.
It was a lovely scene, especially flying over a building dedicated to saving lives.
Carole Brown called to identify the mystery picture in the Oct. 8 issue of the Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot. Ms. Brown, a social worker with the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, said, “I look at the mystery picture all the time - but this one I knew! I know an Oyster Bay High School graduation when I see it! I’m a 23-year veteran of the district. I never guessed one before. I finally feel like I know the town!”
It is very gratifying that this newspaper can help get out the word about the upcoming Kyle’s Heroes Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It is auspicious that in this same issue of the Enterprise Pilot we talk about the Oyster Festival. The spirit of giving is alive and well in this waterside community.
Paige Dawson answered the Oct. 1, mystery picture saying, “It is Roosevelt Beach with the Nantucket in the background. there are two women and three men and a dog there. The men are in costume – it was taken at the Oyster Festival press conference.” Right!
Ms. Dawson, who is the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce vice president and works for Laffey Associates said, “There is a grand opening at the Chase Edwards art gallery on Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 16 East Main Street.
The Oyster Bay Water District has asked to have .53 acres of the Tiffany Creek Preserve from Nassau County for a future use for a well. The property is part of the Groundwater Protection Area and adjacent to the Oyster Bay Water District property on Berry Hill Road, where they currently have a tank, said Robert McEvoy, OBWD commissioner.
The land will be acquired with a swap. Sean Rainey, Nassau County deputy director of real estate, explained that the Nassau County Police Department – in concert with the Oyster Bay Cove Police Department – needs to put an antenna on top of the Oyster Bay Water District water tower in Oyster Bay Cove. As a result, the OBWD originally asked for 4.5 acres of property similar to what had already been done for other water districts in the county, but Oyster Bay Cove Deputy Mayor Ralph Fumante negotiated with the Oyster Bay Water District to accept a smaller parcel.
Pete Hosey called and correctly identified the Sept. 24 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. “It’s Roosevelt Park and the original fountain. I haven’t seen it running for years. The original fountain at the park was from a well. It was still running when I first moved here. There was also a well by Fiddleheads and people came by car with 40 to 50 jugs to fill up with water.
The East Norwich Civic Association meeting on Sept. 24 had as a topic, the proposed sports fields at TR Park. It was in a way a continuation of the discussion at the Oyster Bay Civic Association a week earlier, but with some other speakers. It began as Charles Doering asked if there was an answer to the three letters sent asking the town about the Theodore Roosevelt Park Advisory Committee of nine members, which is called for in the deed. President Matt Meng answered that Steve Marks, executive assistant to Town Supervisor John Venditto, said the supervisor said they are re-organizing the committee and that Councilman Chris Coschignano is not involved with it.
We are very pleased to report that Dr. Kay Sato, president of Raynham Hall Museum, announced the receipt of a “GET READY” grant to help the museum begin its strategic planning process. The grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, will enable Raynham Hall to work with consultant Anne W. Ackerson, director of the Museum Association of New York. Ms. Ackerson has met with board and staff members to provide an overview of the planning process and to introduce the importance of planning in helping Raynham Hall to meet its mission of preserving the Townsend family house in Oyster Bay, interpreting its history between 1740 and 1880 and educating the public.
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