Shelby Coates, called to say he is now living in Oyster Bay and getting to know the area a little bit better. He has been a familiar face in Oyster Bay over the years. As for “How well do you know the area,” he said, “It’s Sagamore Yacht Club with a view of the water, probably looking toward Mill Neck, not Centre Island.” He aced it!
We watched the 9/11 Memorial events televised from Ground Zero on Saturday, Sept. 11. It has become a ritual for us – just as we sat in the same dining room the morning of September 11, 2001.
Billy Minicozzi guessed the plants in the mystery photo of Sept. 2 was of plants in front of Dodds & Eder. On a sports note he said, “I think it is time for the Mets to throw the towel in. I don’t think they will make the playoffs and it would be nice if the Yankees win the World Series.” He said it wouldn’t be great for himself, a big Mets fan, “But my friend David, at work, will be happy.”
We here in Oyster Bay are very blessed. We have two opportunities to remember those we lost in the attack on the World Trade Center. Besides our local September 11 memorial ceremony, that NYS Senator Carl Marcellino has arranged for local residents, on Friday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m., at the Western Waterfront, the Town of Oyster Bay has its memorial ceremony at 7 p.m. at Tobay Beach.
Leven Ashby identified the mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot of Aug. 26 by email, [the picture was on the Internet for Aug. 27]. Leven said, “Over the last couple of months, there were two or three times when I became hesitant and didn’t go with my gut. I would have been correct in identifying two of the Mystery Pictures. I find it an entertaining challenge since being away from my hometown for 50 plus years.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society threw a great party in the style of the Gold Coast on Saturday, Aug. 28. The event was held at the lovely home of OBHS President Frank Leone and his wife Stefanie.
This week’s mystery picture solution for Aug. 19 gives credit to Billy Minicozzi who said he just returned from vacation and called to say, “It is a woman jogging and a man on a bike near Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay.” He added that football starts in a few days and he hopes the Jets will have a great year.
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.”
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