Islip Bulletin Years Ago

Islip Bulletin Years Ago

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Trombone tooters, August 1968: A group of fourth-grade students demonstrate their musical abilities during a performance for their parents at Bay Shore High School, under the tutelage of teachers George Brenna (left) and Judith Young (right).


50 Years Ago 

August 1968


The Bay Shore-Brightwaters’ ball fields on the northern portion of the Gardiner Manor on Penataquit Drive in Bay Shore, one of the most unique Little League facilities in the country, will be the site of the New York State Little League finals. 

Danny Kelly of Bay Shore-Brightwaters was discharged from the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and is going to work for the New York Telephone Company.

Capt. Jams Southrada of 490 Pineacres Boulevard, Brightwaters, graduated from the Air University’s Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Ala.

All the best wishes to Kathy and Greg Brown of Islip, who became the parents of a lovely baby girl on Aug. 1. The little lady made her debut at Lakeside Hospital, weighed six pounds, two ounces and was promptly named Katherine Johanna. 

Roger E. Wyman of Great River is engaged to Vicki Sherwin of Roslyn Heights, with an Aug. 17 wedding planned in the home of the future bride’s parents. 

Congratulations to Sylvia A. Haritonoff of 52 Ridge Avenue, Central Islip, who received her Master of Music degree from Indiana University. 

Mrs. Patrick Clancy and her grandson, David Rowan Jr., of St. John Avenue, Central Islip, have returned from a three-week vacation in Ireland visiting relatives. 

Bay Shore Tuna Club won the South Shore Marlin and Tuna tournament. The largest marlin (86 pounds) was caught by Buddy Baker, who fished aboard Walt Estes’s Little Joe. As for the club’s weekend weakfishing tournament, Ernie Scheffel boated the largest, a two-pounder. 

The artworks of the following students of Central Islip’s Francis J. O’Neill Elementary School have been selected for display in the New York State Fair: Deborah Longo, Susanna Van Der Poll, Arthur Banks and Michael Benkert. 

U.S. Air Force Capt. Leo T. Fitzgerald, of Bay Shore, member of the 57th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Lajes Field, Azores, assisted in locating a West German participant in a transatlantic yacht race whose vessel had lost power and was breaking up. Fitzgerald was pilot of the C-130H Hercules rescue aircraft which responded to the call for help and located the yacht. 

Richard J. Mannoia, 15, of 27 Alan Street, East Islip, participated in the U.S. Coast Guard’s four-day Academy Introduction Mission program at New London, Conn., where he attended drill sessions, classes and various activities, such as small boat handling and sailing. 

Members of the committee which planned the Bay Shore Lions Club’s annual picnic include chairman John Doxsee, Herb Koehler, Walt Estes, first vice president Dr. Tony Fragola, Irving Cantor and John Wichert. 

Playing this week at Islip and Bay Shore theatres: Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in “The Thomas Crown Affair”; Eric Porter in “The Lost Continent”; and Zero Mostel in “The Producers.” 


25 Years Ago

August 1993


New lights, trees, and brick sidewalk enhancements are part of a $53,000 beautification project that is underway in Bay Shore. The project will be conducted on both sides of Main Street from Fourth Avenue to Park Avenue and should be completed by late September, according to Islip planning commissioner Tom Isles. 

Second District Congressman Rick Lazio and his wife, Patricia, became the proud parents of their second child, Kelsey Lazio. Lazio flew home from Washington, D.C., for a weekend visit with Patricia.

A check in the amount of $15,000 was presented by the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition to president Daniel P. Walsh of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip to help create a new Breast Health Center at the nonprofit community hospital. Members of the WIBCC who made the presentation were Lorraine Pace, Pat Nicola, Alexandra Chapman and Jane Tinelli. 

The Central Islip-Islandia Chamber of Commerce honored inspector Jack Hough and the officers of the Third Precinct at the chamber’s annual dinner/dance at the Culinary Institute of NYIT.

Islip Town councilwoman Pamela Greene presented the Islip Town Girl Scout Gold Awards to three young women of Bay Shore-Brightwaters Service Unit 42 Girl Scouts. They are: Kimberly Ross of Brightwaters, Elizabeth Eastman of Brightwaters, and Erin Yost of Bay Shore. 

 Winners of the South Side Garden Club’s “Every Day is Earth Day” poster contest are Bobby Reith, Brian Klippel, Marvin Ramos, April Persson, Robert Horan, Andrea Montalvo, Stacey Blair, Jay Hansen and the Rictoria brothers. 

The Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library hosted a karate workshop with second-degree black belt instructor Pete Weaver. Also at the Book Banquet, Summer Reading Club participant Christopher DiDonna stopped in to the children’s service department to show off this year’s 1993 reading club iron-on T-shirt.

World Book Educational Products announced that Rosemarie Lee, of West Islip, received the company’s prestigious honor society award. Lee was one of only 300 in the entire company to with the top award and the coveted honor society ring. 

The Islip Planning Department’s application for a $49,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study on the proposed Long Island Aquarium in Bay Shore has been approved by the Long Island Regional Office of the New York State Economic Development Council. 

At 24 years old, recent St. Joseph’s College graduate Gary Giachetto is one of the youngest candidates ever to run for Islip councilman. As Democratic candidate, Giachetto’s overall goal is to bring government back to the people and he himself, if elected, vows to refuse a town car and take a $6,000 cut in pay. 

A 96-year-old cannon which had been a part of a Central Islip Veterans Memorial will be returned to its proper place outside the Central Islip School District’s Alfano Building on Wheeler Road, thanks to the efforts of Henry Hocker, Helen Glozyga, Henry Frank, Islip councilwoman Pamela Greene, Islip supervisor Peter McGowan and Carl’s Welding Shop in Smithtown. 

With summer movies designed with teenagers in mind in recent decades, “Free Willy” offers a choice for parents of younger kids, with its tale of a friendship between a lonely boy and a lonelier whale, writes Islip Bulletin film critic Hilda Fuhrman. 


Compiled by Vanessa Graniello