Martha Offerman of Bayville called to ask, “Where are the letters to the editor? Nobody has anything to complain about?”
It was an interesting phone call and very timely. We had been trying to research a story about a letter from Solomon Townsend II written in Colonial times to his sisters at Raynham Hall Museum, that was written from China. We had transcribed the letter from the original handwritten letter and were trying to find out where the original was located.
Labor Day...to many people, it simply means the end of summer, a day off from work, great sales at the stores and a reason to have a family get-together. The early observances of Labor Day were not about family or fun, though, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone; they were about improving the quality of life for America’s working men and women. The councilman and Town Supervisor John Venditto urge residents to remember the true meaning of Labor Day, September 6.
Gary DePasquale called to identify the Aug. 12 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It’s the ceiling of the new library at the Oyster Bay High School.”
While the mystery picture in the Aug. 5 issue remains a mystery, the July 29 mystery-mystery photo has been identified. Christine Zangari sent an email saying, “The mystery photo (in the July 29 issue of the Enterprise Pilot) was recognized by my father, Frank Zangari, who knew right away where the picture was taken.
The community is invited to meet Ted Scherff, the new director of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center (TRSAC) during Nature at Night on Thursday, Aug. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. His appointment was announced by Audubon New York on Aug. 5, after a nationwide search.
This week the mystery picture is still a mystery. Still thank you to our callers.
Things have been happening at the Oyster Bay Historical Society. They recently held their fantastic collaboration with the Roslyn Landmark Society – the Twinight art auction event. We hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures of the event taken by Darcy Tabako that were in the July 29 issue of the Enterprise Pilot.
Greg Van Dyke was the first caller for the mystery picture in the July 22 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said correctly, “It’s a picture of the Sagamore Yacht Club.” He added on a personal note, “All is well.”
Local artist Jerelyn Hanrahan of Atelier Studio of Fine Art has come up with a whimsical idea for Oyster Bay and the Main Street Association is helping her facilitate it with a small grant.
“We are very excited by the opportunity to support our emerging art sector in Oyster Bay. This is hopefully the first of many projects that realize the potential of the arts to support revitalization,” said MSA Director Isaac Kremer.
Every year someone, somewhere will have a class reunion. This year it’s time for Oyster Bay High School’s Class of 1975 to hold its 35th! “Everyone had such a great time at the 30th, they didn’t want to wait for the 40th,” said John Bruckner, Jr. one of the organizers. He worked with the committee on their 10th, 20th and 30th reunions.
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