Islip Bulletin Years Ago

Islip Bulletin Years Ago


Years Ago (Dec 6, 2018)

“For Belles and Beaux,” Southside Hospital’s Christmas Gift Shop, is staffed entirely by members of the Women’s Auxiliaries. A variety of mini, midi, and maxi gifts, novelties and household items and Christmas decorations are on display and can be purchased right up to Christmas Eve. Shown decking out the tree at the shop are (left) Mrs. Bazil Kime of Brightwaters and Mrs. Samuel Hicks of West Islip.

50 Years Ago 

December 1968

A handsome gold plaque was presented to Dr. Fred Bromberg of Bay Shore when he was honored as Physician of the Year by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Suffolk County Medical Society. The presentation was made at The Holly Ball, a dinner-dance at Friede’s Riverside Inn, Smithtown. 

A canister filled with nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, was reported taken from the office of Dr. Edward Feld on Manatuck Boulevard in Bay Shore. 

The Joseph P. Carlin auxiliary chapter will sponsor a holiday concert for the benefit of St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson. Members involved in planning the concert are Mrs. Ralph E. DeStefani of Bay Shore, president; Mrs. John D. Finlay of Brightwaters, program chairperson; and Mrs. W. Francis Milligan of Brightwaters, general chairperson. 

A colorful and gala affair marked the installation of officers of Bay Shore-Islip Town Barracks No. 2148, Veterans of World War I at the Memorial Building, Bay Shore. Mrs. Viola B. Hansen, the first woman to volunteer and then enlist in the United States Navy during World War I, was installed for the second term as commander. Cmdr. Hansen was also reappointed to the National Department as regional deputy inspector. 

Members of the South Side Garden Club who helped prepare items which will be offered at the annual Christmas sale at St. Mark’s Church parish hall, Islip, were Mrs. Robert Gernich, Mrs. J.J. Murphy, Mrs. Charles Webster, Mrs. E. Thomas Oakes and Mrs. Edward Redington. 

Finalists in the Good Citizen Contest sponsored by the Saghtekoos Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, were announced at the meeting held at the home of Mrs. Raymond Terry on Garner Lane, Bay Shore. The finalists are: Jan Jansen of Bay Shore High School; Sue Ann Pfiefferling, West Islip High School; Marlene Simon, East Islip High School; and Sherry Surtkes, Central Islip High School. 

Frances Ann Flynn, of West Islip, became the bride of Robert Jerome Ehrman of Covington, Ky., at a ceremony at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Islip. 

Eric Drechsler of Central Islip is a member of the soccer team at Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kans., which completed an 11-win and two-loss season, recently took first place in the first annual Andrew B. Martin Soccer Tournament held at Ottawa University. 

Ann Esther Menasche of Sycamore Lane, Central Islip, is a member of the Class of 1972 at Vassar College. 

Army Spc./4 George D. May Jr. of Clift Street, Central Islip, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam. Spc. May earned the award for meritorious service as a wireman in Headquarters Company of the eighth division Engineer Battalion. 

Eight Bay Shore High School music students have been accorded All-State honors and are appearing this week at the New York conference. They are Andrew Fortunato, Gary Holt, Gary Sheldon, Cathy Barbash, Janette Jensen, Paula Newberg, Margaret Stillman and Lynn Elfie. 

Margaret R. White of Ocean Avenue, West Islip, was promoted to airman first class in the United States Air Force. Airman White is an administrative specialist at Randolph AFB, Texas. 

Leigh Gettier, a senior at Islip High School, was recently informed that as a result of a very competitive audition by highly qualified judges, he has been accepted as a member of the New York All State Band. Leigh has been assigned to play trombone in the All-State Orchestra. 

Playing this week at Loew’s Theatre at South Shore Mall, Bay Shore: Peter Cushing and Sue Lloyd in “Corruption.” 


25 Years Ago

December 1993

West Islip football players hoisted coach Wayne Shierant atop their shoulders after the Lions beat East Islip, 7-6, to take the county’s League II title. 

Islip High School Class of 1958 held its reunion. Among those attending were class officers, president George Hull and treasurer John Scotto, with special guest Frank Biangardi, a former teacher.

Diane Clehane, formerly of Bay Shore, has been named marketing director of Redbook. She has written and produced a number of special sections for the New York Times and New York Magazine and written editorially for Working Woman, Lear’s and Vogue Espana. 

Dominic Loweth Jr. of Central Islip was congratulation by Islip Town Councilwoman Pamela Greene for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. 

A gift of $5,000 from Entenmann’s in Bay Shore was presented to the co-chairmen of this year’s Good Samaritan Ball, Dr. Gino L. Giorgini Jr. of West Islip and hospital trustee Henry C. Schreiber Jr. of North Babylon, by Entenmann’s benefits administrator Joanne M. Gianninoto. 

Belle Stein, president of Sinai Reform Temple in Bay Shore, signed her husband’s bar mitzvah certificate. Henry was one of 16 adults to receive their bar/bat mitzvah in the first service to be held in the newly rebuilt sanctuary. 

Jo Elynn Birsner-Matthews feels Central Islip residents should not have to travel to nearby Islip Terrace schools so that their children can play. That’s why Birsner-Matthews has formed a committee and fundraising campaign, which hopes to raise at least $10,000 to construct a local playground in Central Islip. 

After 22 years and 150 victories, East Islip’s Sal Ciampi Sr. is retiring as the school’s head football coach. During his football career at East Islip, Ciampi has had a 150-73-7 record, with nine league championships, four conference titles, four Rutgers Cups and a New York State title. In 20 years as the school’s baseball coach, Ciampi had a 408-128-1 record, with 13 league titles, four Suffolk County championships, three Long Island titles and two state titles. 

“Carlito’s Way” is a about 20 years too late, according to Islip Bulletin film critic Hilda Fuhrman, and features a forgettable performance by Al Pacino as a former drug dealer who wants to clean up his act.