Islip Bulletin Years Ago

File photo

Islip Bulletin Years Ago

Story By: VANESSA GRANIELLO
5/9/2019


May 1994: Christine Ritter (right), a junior at East Islip High School, is the second-place winner at the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Model Bridge Contest. Ritter’s bridge weighed 28 grams and held 124 pounds – nearly 2,000 times its own weight. Contest organizer Janet Temple (left) awarded Ritter a $125 gift certificate to Radio Shack.

 

50 Years Ago 

May 1969

 

The Central Islip Community Memorial Day Parade Committee announced that in conjunction with the parade and services this year, there will be a stone dedicated to the service members of the community who gave their lives in the Korean War and Vietnam War. 

Joe Thurman, Jim Henke, Pete Orlando and Henry Koneigsdorf, all members of the Emergency First Aid and Rescue Squad of the Islip Terrace Fire Department, helped deliver a 6-pound baby girl to Mrs. Sal Tidona as she was being brought via ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip. 

Lloyd Moreland, editor of the Islip Bulletin, announced that he is leaving his post to “take it easy” after being sidelined for two months during the winter with a coronary. A former Bay Shore educator, he intends to return on a part-time basis to the educational field. 

Charter members and past presidents of the Rusy-Bohm American Legion Auxiliary, Islip, were honored guests at a special meeting commemorating the unit’s 45th birthday held at the Legion Hall. Of the 15 charter members, five were present: Mabel Haff, Sarita Garben, Carolyn Moore, Dorothy Ranahan and Dorothy Range. Past presidents who attended were Doris Hubbs, Betty Zore and Fanny Robbins.

William L. Maxson Jr., president and director of Maxson Electronic Corporation, Great River, was named Boss of the Year by the Queen Anne Chapter of the National Secretaries Association at their 13th annual Boss Night held at the Gateway Restaurant. 

Gordon Reinhold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Reinhold of S. Windsor Avenue, Brightwaters, has been promoted by Bell Laboratories, Baltimore, Md., to the post of supervisor of the Repeater and Equalizer Mechanical Group.

Past chief Robert Cahill was honored at the annual Installation Dinner Dance of the Bay Shore Fire Department, held at the American Legion Hall, Babylon. In addition, BSFD members Ken Cater, Fred Rogers, Harry Skala, Ernest Bernhardt and Roland Mennella received Senior Active pins, while Gallon Club certificates were presented to Walter Bunge, Gene Clark, Robert Schneider and Edward Tooker. 

May is the month for birthdays in the home of Ray and Helen Di Maria of Elder Avenue, Islip. Helen’s comes first on May 7; then the twins, Jodie and Glen, who turn 12 on May 8; then on May 13, Ray blows out his candles. 

Three boys from Boy Scout Troop 171, Central Islip, were presented the Ad Altae Dei award by Bishop Kellenberg. The scouts are Stephen Schinella, James Hirt and Michael Schneider. 

Patricia DeMoure of Jefferson Street, Islip Terrace, was a winner in the Cappy Dick rose-coloring contest.

Carl Armann, of Central Islip, won a trip for two to Bermuda at the annual Bermuda Ball held at Oscar’s in East Islip, sponsored by the Four S Post 1635 American Legion.

Airman Francis R. Ferrara of Saxon Avenue, Bay Shore, is on duty at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. 

Playing this week at Islip and Bay Shore theatres: David Janssen and Don Rickles in “Where It’s At”; Fred Astaire and Anne Heywood in “Midas Run”: and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” – the uncut version TV didn’t dare show!

 

25 Years Ago

May 1994

 

Leonard R. Najdek, a trustee of the East Islip School Board, was joined by an ever-expanding group of residents, business owners and local organizations to picket the East Islip Teachers Association building in protest of the union’s decision not to re-open its contract with the school district. 

Home Savings of America’s Bay Shore branch in the Gardiner Manor Mall has been named to the “Champions Club,” an award given annually by the company to its top performing savings branches. The Bay Shore office is managed by Alan Lyons.

Tina Lackner of Islip, a librarian at Lindenhurst Junior High School, is the national winner of Turner Network Television’s educational cable television project, “The Borrowers.” Ms. Lackner was presented with a gift set, which consists of all five of “The Borrowers” books.

The Rotary Club of Islip is proud to welcome Dr. Thomas Davies as a new member of the club with the classification “Podiatrist Additional Active.” Dr. Davies has his practice in East Islip. President Bill Cooke and community service director Dr. John Chinnici presented him with his membership certification and lapel pin. 

Brook Avenue Elementary School teacher Valerie Fernandez-Pardo is working with her second-grade Spanish as a second language students as part of the Bay Shore School District’s Dual Language Enrichment program. This program is dedicated to teaching English as a second language, as well as science, math and other subjects, to classrooms full of foreign-born students. 

 Brian Ross, a seventh-grade student in Miss Parker’s English class at Bay Shore Middle School, was declared as the grand prize winner of the Greening Long Island educational contest for his essay on “Improving the Quality of the Environment on Long Island.” Sponsored by the Arbor Mortgage Corporation and the New York Islanders NHL team, Brian was awarded 12 tickets to upcoming Islander games, a dinner for four at Nassau Coliseum, an autographed Islander jersey and a $1,000 savings bond. 

Thirteen distinguished Bay Shore High School students were recognized at the Breakfast of Champions Reception held at the Forum Diner. Champions include Kelly Heeralel, Roy McCloud, Robert Hulse, Kristy Fortunato, Lucy Montalvo, Christine Nichols, Lena Mercado, Adam Tucker, Rachel Walker, Megan Mahoney, Lisa Lowe, Shaun Leggio and Tina Noftell. 

Islip resident Rick Miller is exploring wartime memories of his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam in his original one-man play, “Veteran’s Day,” which he is performing at the Dowling College Performing Arts Center, and will soon tour local schools and libraries. 

With a 15-1 overall record and a firm grip on first place in Suffolk’s League III, East Islip’s baseball squad is certainly playing up to coach Sal Ciampi’s standards. Mike Cabales, the team’s ace hurler, is the first pitcher in Suffolk County to reach eight wins this season, compiling 62 strikeouts with an ERA of under 1.

Compiled by Vanessa Graniello