Years Ago

Years Ago

Story By: VANESSA GRANIELLO
7/18/2019


July 1969: Kathy Mattiasen gave an exhibition of fire baton-twirling with the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Community Band at its concert this week at the Band Shell in Bay Shore Marina.

 

50 Years Ago

July 1969

 

The Bay Shore Fire Department’s drill team created quite a stir at the Suffolk County Volunteer Firemen’s Association annual tournament at West Islip when they wheeled out their brand-new, one-of-a-kind hose tender, custom-built for the fire department by John Sabiston and Lee Christiansen at their Pit Stop Garage.

Local residents who have registered for the Cross Bay Swim from Fire Island to Bay Shore on July 27 are Mike Griffin and Richard Kirchner of Bay Shore, Gary Hudson, Tom Bruder and Ron Harris, all of West Islip.

Timothy A. Loughlin of Lombardy Boulevard, Brightwaters, received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics at the commencement exercises at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has accepted an appointment as assistant professor of mathematics at Union College, Schenectady.

Southside Hospital held its ninth annual Candy Striper Tea, where many local residents were among the 90 young volunteers to receive distinctive awards. Among those receiving awards for 100 hours of volunteer service were Deborah Aylmer of Bay Shore, Mary Jane Aquino of East Islip, Patricia Ahneman of Bay Shore, Judy Bradfield of Islip, Jacquelyn Burns of Great River, Diane Blydenburgh of Bay Shore, Margaret Barr of Islip, Adriene Boyd of Islip, Roberta Christy of Islip Terrace, Jeanne Corbitt of East Islip, Patricia Caddo of Islip and Pamela Comiskey of Bay Shore.

George C. Fanelli of Community Road, Bay Shore, was elected Grand Chef de Gare, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member of the Forty and Eight, the Fun and Honor Society of the American Legion.

Extensive plans are being made for the centennial celebrated of the First United Methodist Church of Central Islip. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rhodes and Mrs. George Ayling are honorary chairpersons, with Eugene Crouse as general chairman and Louis R. Spach as crusade chairman.

Richard U. Larom Jr. of Lakeview Avenue East, Brightwaters, received his A.B. degree at commencement exercises at Cornell University.

Mr. and Mrs. Carmelo Allegrezza Sr. of Sampson Street, Bay Shore, marked their 55th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

Miss Patricia M. Gillman of Union Avenue, Islip, became the bride of Robert N. Falk of Meeks Lane, Islip, at a ceremony at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Islip, followed by a reception at the Southward Ho Country Club. The couple is currently on a wedding trip to Hawaii and San Francisco.

A meeting of the Bay Shore Garden Club was held at the home of Mrs. Clarence Davison of West Islip. Hostesses assisting Mrs. Davison at the tea following the meeting were Mrs. Ogden Bradley, Mrs. Ricahrd D’Isernia, Mrs. Harold B. Epp and Mrs. Charles M. Reed.

The 1968-’69 season of the Islip Memorial Theater Junior Workshop climaxed its season with a successful melodrama, “We Have Always Lived in the Castle,” by Hugh Wheeler as adapted from a novel by Shirley Jackson. The production was directed by Gerry Harman, assisted by Carolyn Acciarito, and the performers were Barbara Mose, Jeffrey DiGeralimo, Linda LaVioletti, Bob Stahley, Joanne Piazza, Alyce Schwartz and Richard Kelly.

Terry Burns of the Bay Shore Yacht Club captured the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association women’s sailing title in the series at Moriches Bay.

Sgt. Lloyd A.F. Clements Jr. of Myrtle Avenue, West Islip, is on duty at Nha Trang AB, Vietnam, as an aircraft pneudraulic repairman.

Damage Control Fireman Harry J. Umansky, USN, of Third Avenue, East Islip, is serving with the U.S. Naval Support Activity in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Gale Merlis of Bradish Lane, Bay Shore, has joined a group of students on a NSTA tour for an orientation in New York before departing for Madrid, where she will spend a total of 21 days abroad on a “21-Day European Jump,” an excursion to five European capitals.

Betty Ann Card, an alumna of Bay Shore High School, has graduated from Eastern Airlines’ flight attendant training center in Miami, Fla., and started her career as a stewardess.

Playing this week at Bay Shore and Islip theatres: Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve in “The April Fools”; James Coburn, Lili Palmer and Lee Remick in “Hard Contract”; and Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Jason Robards in “Once Upon a Time in the West.”

 

25 Years Ago

July 1994

 

Charles Webster, a longtime resident of Islip Hamlet, was one of three recipients to receive the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet’s Pride in Community Award.

Islip Town supervisor Pete McGowan presented a citation to Richard Colozzo, director of MacArthur Airport Security, for coming to the aid of a Suffolk County police officer when he offered to help control two suspects until additional police officers arrived.

The Central Islip High School Show Choir performed for more than 400 residents who attended Islip’s Youth Recognition Night.

The remaining portions of the old telephone company building on the corner of Orinoco Drive and Potter Boulevard in Brightwaters was taken down after the village obtained a demolition permit for the site.

Good Samaritan Hospice administrator Kathy Coffey and Dr. Bud and Judy Hangarter of West Islip will serve as chairpersons for a fifth anniversary party fundraiser to be held July 24 at the waterfront home of Annette Eppig of Eaton Lane, West Islip.

Tim Whitman, a resident of West Islip, was the grand-prize winner of a $2,500 scholarship from the annual King Kullen Grocery Co. Scholarship Awards Program. Whitman is a student at St John’s University and employee of the Bay Shore King Kullen.

The following local students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor scholastic honor society at Suffolk Community College: Joanne Flescher of East Islip, Patricia Flynn of Bay Shore, Michael Hanna of Islip Terrace and Anne Marie Kohler of Islip Terrace.

Bay Shore athlete Greg Caccia earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic handball team, which will compete at the Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia, this weekend. He will also be able to compete for a medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.

Kathleen Novick, of Bay Shore, daughter of heavyweight boxer Abe Simon, presented a program to the Sinai Reform Temple adult education class on her father’s life and times.