Islip Bulletin Years Ago
In June 1968, Miss Mary Ann May, of West Islip, receives her cap as a Samariteen at Good Samaritan Hospital upon completion of her training program as a junior volunteer nursing assistant. Sister Mary Dolores, D.W., does the honors while Mrs. James K. Audubon, guild coordinator, and Mrs. John J. Conroy, R.N., look on.

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Islip Bulletin Years Ago


50 Years Ago 

June 1968


Islip Town supervisor Harry J. Kangieser, councilman Louis Palombi, Mr. Louis Rinsley and Mr. John McMann attended the dedication ceremony of a building for the Senior Citizens at Recreation Center No. 3 in Central Islip.

Three Bay Shore Jewish spokesmen were saluted for their efforts to provide Israel Bond investment capital at a breakfast in the Bay Shore Jewish Center on Clinton Avenue. The men honored were Rabbi Joel Dobin, spiritual leader of Sinai Reform Temple; Leon Madowitz, founder of Brentwood Jewish Center; and William Marx of Bay Shore, who is a member of the center and served as Israel Bond chairman for the 1966-67 drive of the center.

Charles B. Howe of 9 Abrew Street, Bay Shore, is the newly appointed Grand Steward of the New York State Masonic Grand Lodge. He is a member of Bay Shore Lodge 1043 and is an active member of the community as a member of the Bay Shore Volunteer Fire Department and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. 

The Distinguished Service Cross of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island was conferred recently upon Herbert W.J. Hargrave for his many contributions both to his parish of St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, Bay Shore, and the Long Island Diocese. 

Chief John Ferguson of the Central Islip Fire Department accepted keys to a new fire-police emergency truck from George Howarth, chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners. The Central Islip Fire Department also has three new GPM pumpers and a 75-foot aerial ladder. 

Happy sixth anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dymek of Babylon Street, North Great River, who celebrated their special day on June 2.

The Central Islip “Hoboes” captured the eighth annual tournament and drill sponsored by the Lindenhurst Fire Department, picking up three first places in the Three-Man Ladder, Motor Hose Class B and Motor Pump events. 

Elizabeth Ann Otway of 10 Boyd Street, Bay Shore, graduated with an A.B. degree from Salve Regina College, Newport, R.I., with a major in Spanish and minor in secondary education. 

Congratulations to John DeLuca, who has been appointed the varsity football coach at East Islip High School. 

The Central Islip Chess Team won the Long Island Interscholastic Chess Championship with 16 wins, one loss and one draw. Senior Ken Flynn, a three-year veteran, led the way with a brilliant undefeated performance during which two of his opponents resigned midway. 

Playing this week at Bay Shore and Islip theatres: Paul Newman in “The Secret War of Harry Frigg” and Susan Strassberg and Jack Lord in “The Name of the Game is Kill.”


25 Years Ago

June 1993


Century 21 Alexander Realty on Islip Avenue has opened its doors for missing, lost, or runaway youth as part of “Safe Haven,” a program adopted by the Long Island Board of Realtors. Alexander Reyes, owner of Century 21 Alexander, has applied a safe haven sticker, which reads “Call Home Free” on his front door. “The sign lets them know that we’re here if they’re in need of shelter, or being harassed, or just need to make a phone call,” said Reyes. 

Islip Town councilman Christopher D. Bodkin presented the Great River Fire Department with a citation for their dedicated service to the Great River community. 

Bay Shore resident Norma Andino was elected to a two-year term on the Suffolk County Girl Scout Council’s Board of Directors. Ms. Andino coordinates health forums at Suffolk Community College and is a founding member of the AIDS collective. She is also very instrumental in community outreach and is eager to help bring Girl Scouting to more Hispanic girls.

Consolation Nursing Home in West Islip commemorated Nursing Home Week with a different activity marking each day of the week. 

The Bay Shore Fire Department was honored for their devoted service to the Bay Shore community at their installation ceremony. Islip Town supervisor Pete McGowan said, “There is no way we can ever repay these men and women for their dedicated service.”

Fifth Precinct police officer George Michels, a Bay Shore resident, was name as a “Cop of the Month” for pursuing and arresting a fleeing armed robber. 

The Town of Islip has printed its first edition of a Spanish WRAP-SPLIT guide, which will be distributed to area Spanish civic associations and high school language classes. The quarterly calendars detail the curbside pick-up dates of plastic, cans, glass and paper. 

Navy Fireman Recruit Adam J. McAnally, of East Islip, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.

On Sunday, June 6, the Islip Arts Council will open its Free Summer Series with the Roisin Dubh Irish Pipe Band with an outdoor concert at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River. 

Pirate Writings, a literary magazine that features short fiction and poetry from local writers, hit the marketplace last winter with sales of nearly 400 copies. Editor/publisher Ed McFadden hopes for sales to reach 750 and expand the genres included in the magazine to mystery, science fiction and fantasy. 

Islip film critic Hilda Fuhrman writes that “Lost in Yonkers,” the film adaptation of Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will stick with you long after you’ve left the theatre. It spotlights authentic performances from Mercedes Ruehl and Irene Worth as her irrepressible, autocratic mother. 

Marine Lance Cpl. Nelson J. Mercado, of Bay Shore, recently returned with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., following a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean. 

The Islip Bucs baseball team advanced to the B Finals with a 7-6 victory over Sayville. The Bucs were led by three-letter athlete Jamie Lynch as well as Andy LaRocca’s two-run homer. 

Compiled by Vanessa Graniello