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Mystery Picture: November 15, 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00

Virginia Slutter Knows Oyster Bay

Virginia Slutter recognized the mystery photograph in the Nov. 10 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “It’s the construction site and rent-a-fence with sandbags on it – at the entrance to Roosevelt Park. The booth is on the right hand side; and the construction vehicles are behind the rent-a-fence that is held down by the sand bags.”

She is correct!


Editorial: Reading Lets Us Live Other People’s Lives

Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
Last week we attended a Kristallnacht service at the Oyster Bay Jewish Center. It commemorates that night when Nazi Germany authorized a night of criminal mischief against their Jewish population. Non-Jewish neighbors were encouraged to break the windows of their Jewish neighbors homes and businesses. It is a terrible event when you think of what that would mean if it were you and your own neighbors.

Somehow it is a lesson we have to keep learning considering the violence that happened last week in Brooklyn where swastikas were written on cars and benches and automobiles were burned. It appears the world has to be reminded of what happens when a country authorizes hatred against others.


Mystery Picture: November 8, 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00

Lots to Think About in the Mystery Picture

We got our answers to the Nov. 3 Mystery Picture in the Enterprise Pilot on the run – so to speak – at the Oyster Bay Historical Society Harvest Moon fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Daniel Walker said, “Can I just tell you what the mystery picture is? It’s my brother Steve Walker and the Oyster Bay Community Band playing at the 9/11 ceremony in front of the Atlantic Steamer Marine Facility.”


Editorial: Every Knock Is a Boost!

Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs, who was running in the Nov. 8 election, received an email on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9:25 a.m. from Julie Izen-Stein about a vandalized sign on her property:

Ms. Izen-Stein wrote, “Wanted to let you know, that the sign that was placed on my property months ago, was vandalized last night. The police came this morning to take a report.”


Mystery Picture: November 1, 2011

Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00

Double Header for Virginia Slutter

Virginia Slutter called to identify last week’s mystery picture from Oct. 13. She said, “Last week’s picture was of the gravestones on the Christ Church property. They are in the front of the church outside of the building near the walkway. The other picture (Oct. 20) is the fireboat at the Oyster Festival.”

She is absolutely correct. Especially about the fireboat the John J. Harvey. The fireboat was spraying out water from their cannons on a regular basis. The photo was taken from across the new multi-playing field at TR Park.


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.


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