Islip Bulletin Years Ago
East Islip resident and Dowling College graduate Kristian “Kip” Roggendorf signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in June 1993. The 21-year-old left-handed first baseman, who batted .369 with five home runs and 19 RBIs, is thrilled by the opportunity to play professionally.

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Islip Bulletin Years Ago



50 Years Ago 

June 1968


Commencement exercises were held at all Islip area high schools, with a total of 173 Islip High School seniors receiving their diplomas. The salutatorian address was delivered by Miss Jill Augenblick, followed by the class president’s address by Lewis Slavik and the valedictory address by Miss Ann Hallasey. 

The Central Islip community band, under the direction of William R. Kubach, will appear in four outdoor summer concerts at the new Town of Islip Recreation Village Band Shell on Clayton Street. 

Over 300 friends of the Rev. Oscar L. Daley joined in tribute to him at a testimonial dinner held at Felice’s Restaurant in Patchogue to mark his retirement as pastor of the Islip Presbyterian Church, a post he served with distinction since March 7, 1928.

Capt. Robert Charles Rush Jr. of 106 Iroquois Drive, Brightwaters, was presented with the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross for his service overseas with the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters as an aide de campe. 

Dr. Lloyd Moreland, former Bay Shore superintendent of schools, who for the past year has been the director of the Suffolk County Regional Center, has joined the staff of the Islip Bulletin as its editor.  

Congratulations to Ronald Ovetsky, winner of the annual Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award.

Thomas H. Moreland of North Windsor Avenue, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He has received an appointment as clerk to J. Edward Lumbard, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit of New York City. Moreland was a 1961 graduate of Bay Shore High School. 

Miss Charlene Martin, of Central Islip, was named Queen of the Central Islip High School Senior Ball, held at Felice’s of Patchogue. Four “princesses” were also elected to serve the queen. They are Miss Ramona Napoli of 72 Juniper Street; Miss Barbara Carlson of 14 Birchgrove Drive; Miss Patricia Houlihan of 14 Magnolia Street; and Miss Kathy Siele of 12 E. Beech Street. 

The Suffolk Coiffure Designers Guild all-girl hairstyling competition was won by Rosemary Faracco of East Islip. 

Marine Hans R. Jongebloed of 438 Moffitt Boulevard, Islip, is helping to provide combat supplies, ammunition, food and transportation to marines and allied forces in the five northernmost provinces of South Vietnam. 

Dr. Donald B. Rinsley, formerly of 2 Ontario Drive, Bay Shore, chief of the adolescent unit of the Children’s Division, Topeka State Hospital, was named recipient of the 1968 Edward A. Strecker Award by the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital. 

Sporting a gorgeous tan (in spite of some rainy weather) is Miss Pat Egan of Greenlawn Avenue, North Great River, who jetted in from Miami, Fla., last week. 

Alan and Bill Mayer, Islip High School’s tennis tandem, captured the Suffolk County doubles title.

Ellen Garvey of West Islip Road, a Spanish major, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. She has been selected for the 1968-69 Madrid program of the Institute of European Studies. 

Playing this week at Bay Shore and Islip theatres: Rod Steiger and Lee Remick in “No Way to Treat a Lady”; Deborah Kerr and David Niven in “Prudence and the Pill”; and Omar Sharif and Julie Christie in “Dr. Zhivago.”


25 Years Ago

June 1993


The first annual Fishermen’s Fest took place on Saturday, June 26 at the Bay Shore Marina and featured nautical crafts, music, and some of the best seafood on the East Coast. 

Islip Town supervisor Pete McGowan presented Elaina Adam of Islip with the Chick Pizzurro Volunteer Award for her extensive community service, and Dr. Steven Mintzer was presented with a plaque as Outstanding Volunteer at the Islip Town Youth Bureau Award Ceremony.

Stewart Lee, a senior at Central Islip High School, was recognized as an Outstanding Young Achiever by National Westminster Bank USA. He was presented with a plaque and $1,000 United States Savings Bond during a recent school awards ceremony.

The mom-and-pop stores in Islip are still alive and well. Fred and Peggy Stang started Bagels on the Terrace years ago and opened Cards and Gifts on the Terrace right next door. It’s also a family affair, with the Stangs’ daughter Janine working at Cards and Gifts, along with Patty’s mother, Angie. Patty’s aunts, Anna and Laurie, help out at the bagel shop and then there’s the Stangs’ son Frederick, who works wherever needed. 

Islip Town councilman Chris Bodkin is leading a quest to pay tribute to two Islip Town women who died while serving in World War II. The memorial will feature a plaque in honor of Florence B. Evans of Sayville and Elizabeth A. Clark of Bay Shore, both nurses who died in automobile accidents while serving in the war. 

Islip Bulletin film critic Hilda Fuhrman writes that “Guilty as Sin” “seems to have almost all the qualities of a Hitchock thriller,” but ultimately “falls flat.” The story is predictable and the characters lack depth, even a psychopath played by Don Johnson and Rebecca De Mornay as a less-than-convincing successful attorney. 

The Islip Art Museum will fulfill an artist’s dream when they relocate to the 10,000-square-foot carriage house, just south of their current location in the south wing of Brookwood Hall. “It’s something that can be used for raw space; experimental works,” said Mary Lou Cohalan, director of the Islip Art Museum. “They will be able to do a lot of things they would not be able to do in a formal gallery.”

Compiled by Vanessa Graniello