The March 17 mystery picture is still a mystery. Our hint is – the fronds in the photograph are not Hawaiian palm trees.
Billy Minicozzi did call with a guess. On a sport’s note he said the St. John’s University basketball team will not be making it to the NACCA.
At first we heard that the Oyster Bay Civic Association was hosting a meeting on the future of Snouder’s Corner Drugstore on Thursday, March 24. They had invited the owners, Eugene King and Frank Genovese along with a representative of the Snouder’s Corner Drug Store Foundation for an update on the status of the site and the Foundation’s efforts.
Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict the discussion has been cancelled as has the meeting itself. Instead, the OBCA will again host its next meeting with members of the OBEN school board talking about the budget on April 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Italian-American Club on Summit Street.
Frances Abbate called to identify the mystery picture in the March 10 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “I think it’s the driveway off West Main Street, across from the Matinecock Lodge!” She is correct!
It was just wonderful to learn that the Trousdell house, a.k.a. Hillside, has been saved from the developers demolition ball. A house on Anstice Street recently “disappeared into a hole.” Not every house, it appears can be saved.
The Trousdell house was saved for several reasons: it has open space to be preserved; it has architectural significance; it is connected to the history of Oyster Bay; and to the nation in terms of the life of James A. Roosevelt. He was a member of the Sanitary Commission that became what is now known as the Red Cross.
Joe Siciliano called to say correctly that he knew the location of the March 3 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “The location is near the post office and Café al Dente in Oyster Bay. Also, the street signs says Shore Road and Spring Street, but I didn’t notice until I looked at the picture again.”
Last week, after we saw the pages of the Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot all laid out, we were surprised at how much of the newspaper was filled with reporting on the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Budget Forum.
But, it was a long meeting and a great many people spoke.
Billy Minicozzi recognized the mystery picture in the Feb. 24 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said it’s “A church building opposite the Food Basket in Bayville.” On a sports note, he said the Mets were in Florida where exhibition games and spring training is about to begin.
We took the mystery photo while exiting the Food Basket in Bayville, after the blizzard and were amazed to see the giant pile of snow in the parking lot. It was where we met Bayville Mayor Doug Watson and his wife Donna shopping at the Food Basket on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Virginia Slutter called for she and her husband Harry about the Feb. 17 photo in the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “The picture is the north window at Christ Church in Oyster Bay. That is the AME Zion group that came to sing at the MLK service. They gathered around the piano after the service. We were there.”
It was an interesting week in Oyster Bay. On Tuesday, Feb. 15 the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Budget Forum meeting packed the high school auditorium. Parents and students came to express their joy over the school’s staff and how they help the students on their path to success. Young people used Facebook to bring out a crowd. Now the board faces the question of what to do.
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