Islip Bulletin Years Ago
July 1969: New officers of the Joseph P. Carlin Chapter of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Charles Hospital were installed at the chapter’s 20th anniversary birthday party held at the Southward Ho Country Club. All officers are residents of Bay Shore and Brightwaters. Pictured left to right: Mrs. Frank Koehler, Mrs. John Hansen, Mrs. John Finley, Mrs. Walter Shutt, Mrs. Harry Grahame, Mrs. Mary G. Clarkson and Mrs. James Flynn.
50 Years Ago
Two local men, Douglas Brewster Jr. of Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, and Paul Mulach of Concourse East, Brightwaters, will be honored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bay Shore for, more than a year ago, saving the life of a boy who was being attacked by sharks. The two men were visiting in Riviera Beach, Fla., when the incident occurred.
A spectacular blaze, which may have been set off by a welder’s torch, caused extensive damage to the Macrose Lumber Yard on Sunrise Highway off Winghanhauppauge Road, Islip.
The Central Islip “Hoboes” amassed 40 points to capture the Town of Islip Volunteer Firemen’s Association drill held at West Islip.
Music under the stars at the Music Shell on the Bay Shore Marina was the setting for the second summer concert from the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Community Band, conducted by Wayne H. Camp, director of music education for Bay Shore Public Schools, presenting a program by composers Rodgers, Goldman and Strauss.
A midsummer evening cruise and theatre party have been scheduled for July 25 by the South Shore League for the Industrial Home for the Blind, according to president Everett Manger, of Bay Shore.
William D. Steel of Windsor Avenue, Brightwaters, was elected president of the Bay Shore Board of Education at the annual organization meeting.
Senior Girl Scout Jeanne Lynch, of Islip, has been selected to attend a Wilderness Encampment sponsored by Mountain Laurel Girl Scout Council in West Virginia at the Glady Fork Base Camp in the Monongahela National Forest from July 9-27. Jeanne is one of 136 girls from 32 states and four foreign countries selected to attend the encampment.
Brian Joseph McLamb of Locust Avenue, Islip, was married to Carol Nancy Henry, of Schenectady, at the Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Schenectady.
Brandt Albert Rising, of Brightwaters, is engaged to Helen Alessandra Lotowycz, of Locust Valley.
Mrs. John Cunningham, of Central Islip, accepted a check for $3,000 from deputy supervisor Cleveland Johnson Jr. for repairs on the Cunningham’s Carlton Park home as part of a federally funded program to improve low-income communities.
The West Islip Public Library will present a photographic exhibit featuring the work of Alfred A. Alsleben, a Bay Shore resident.
The Romanettes twirling group of Central Islip is continuing its effort to raise enough funds to send two of its teams to the United States Twirling Association’s Grand National championships in Houston, Texas, with a car wash at the M & J & M Service Station on Main Street.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stenberg of Seacliff, Islip Terrace, on the arrival of their new son, Richard Charles, who joins his big brother, Ray Jr., and big sister, Christine.
Howard Berler, chief assistant district attorney, of Central Islip, received an award for outstanding service to the members of the Suffolk County Policeman’s Benevolent Association.
York Paul Freund of Pineacres Boulevard and Gary D. Skala of Rhodes Avenue, Bay Shore-Brightwaters, both received degrees at the commencement exercises of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Scott Nitz pitched and batted West Islip to a 7-4 victory over Patchogue in the opener of their Suffolk County Connie Mack League doubleheader with a triple, two singles and three RBIs.
Kathy Mattiasen gave an exhibition of fire baton twirling with the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Community Band at its concert at the Band Shell in Bay Shore.
Playing this week at Bay Shore and Islip theatres: Maggie Smith in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”; Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet”; Rock Hudson and Ernest Borgnine in “Ice Zebra Station”; and Dick Van Dyke in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
25 Years Ago
Seven-year-old Bay Shore resident Patrick Smith received the Islip Town Supervisor’s Salute Award for saving the lives of his mother and sister when their home caught fire. Using procedures he learned as a Cub Scout, Smith quickly alerted his mother and sister to vacate the house – so quickly, in fact, that the smoke detectors hadn’t yet gone off.
Ernie Rossano, of Islip, was one of the big winners at the Long Island Sports Commission’s 1994 Good Sport Award Luncheon.
Donald E. Mansfield, of Great River, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University.
Clare Kotasek was one of three recipients to receive the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet’s Pride in Community award by Historical Society officers Robert H.P. Finnegan and Mary Beth Quinn-Hayden.
Diana Mary Bogue, of Islip Terrace, received a degree in history from St. Vincent College.
Roy Burnham Jr., of National Design & Development Corp., of Bay Shore, was among the new volunteers for Long Island United Ways Allocation Review Panel.
Students from this area who received degrees from Fairfield University are: Sean Patrick Conroy of Central Islip; Michael Deegan of East Islip; Suzanne Lyn Kern of Islip; Krinn Elizabeth Coville of West Islip; Kelly Ann McLaughlin of West Islip; and Matthew Scott of Islip Terrace.
A small showing of Islip residents passed a proposition for improvements to school buildings. Islip resident Candice Kulak said she voted for the proposition to help fund asbestos abatement and to bring all the buildings up to New York State code.
The Islip Town Board has announced that anyone with Islip Town parking violations over a year old may pay the original fine without additional interest and penalties after approving an amnesty program. More than 2,000 unanswered parking violations will be eligible for the program.
Andrea Dagnelli, of East Islip, studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, last semester as part of Boston University’s Study Abroad Program.
Dowling College students Bruce Small and Steven Ricci, both of Islip, were inducted into “Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges.”
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