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Editorial: Reminder: Joint Reception on May 20

Friday, 15 April 2011 00:00
The East Norwich and Oyster Bay Civic Associations are planning their Joint Cocktail Party to be held at the Pine Hollow Country Club on May 20.

They are looking for donations for their Chinese auction. They try to make money from the gifts and raffle items, while keeping expenses down to $75 per person.

There will be cocktails, great food, music and dancing too.

Rob Brusca is the event chair, again, and hopefully you will let the committee know you will attend. You can email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . That is the Internet site for the Joint Calendar of Events he produces for the civic associations.

As we said before, joining the local civic associations is a great way to continue to make this great community thrive.




Mystery Picture: April 15, 2011

Friday, 15 April 2011 00:00

Dan Merritt was the first caller to identify the mystery picture in the April 7 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. “It was taken by Eckerd’s, up by Mario’s.” Mr. Merritt said, “I used to go to Sagamore Pharmacy and now I go to CVS. I’m new in town. I’ve only been here 15 years,” he said. You have to be from Oyster Bay to understand the joke. (People live all their lives in Oyster Bay but can still be “new” if their parents and grandparents aren’t from Oyster Bay.)


Mystery Picture April 8, 2011

Written by DFK Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

Reginald Butt Knows Oyster Bay

Reginald Butt called to identify the mystery picture in the March 31 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s taken inside the American Legion Hall. It looks as if it is probably set up for a Memorial Day service. I know because I am the Past Commander of the Post and I set up the Memorial Day Program.” He is of course correct!

Frank Zangari called to say, “It’s Post No. 4’s Legion Hall. I belong to it.” Mr. Zangari served in the Korean War.

More Tears Than Soup

Written by DFK Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

The hamlet of Oyster Bay is really coming along. The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce deserves some thanks. Driving down Pine Hollow Road on Saturday, we saw the little trees along the curb. The trees were planted by the Town of Oyster Bay as a result of the chamber requesting them. The trees  are a welcome addition to the scene.

It is nice to think that in the future – we hope it is the near future - the asphalt sidewalks will be replaced by concrete and maybe more trees and brickwork. 


Safety Laws Are a Good Thing

Written by DFK Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

In a way the announcment below is serendipitous. The Oyster Bay Civic Association and the East Norwich Civic Association have been working together to promote traffic safety in this area.

The police, we are being told are giving out tickets locally for speeding. The county has another initiative that should help the situation: reminding motorists about safety and school buses.


Mystery Picture: April 1, 2011

Written by DFK Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Matt Meng Knows Oyster Bay

Matt Meng said after the East Norwich Civic Association meeting on March 24 that the March 24 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot was taken at an Oyster Bay Civic Association meeting. He recognized Legislator Judy Jacobs and Bob Martin in the photo. He is correct!


Mystery Picture: March 25, 2011

Written by DFK Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

Mystery Picture Still a Mystery

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. 


Support Your Civic Association

Written by DFK Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00

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.


Mystery Picture: March 18, 2011

Written by DFK Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00

Frances Abbate Knows Oyster Bay

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!


Six Degrees Away from TR

Written by DFK Friday, 18 March 2011 00:00

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.


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