August 1969: Nancy Bruder shares a proud moment with her son, Albert Jr., 17, following his victory in the Cross Bay Swim. Looking on is Tom, Al’s brother, who also swam in the event. Al is a senior at West Islip High School, where he is a member of the swim team.
50 Years Ago
Gary Hudson and Ron Harris, both of West Islip, came in second and third after first-place finisher, Al Bruder, in the Cross Bay Swim. The four surf paddlers who successfully made it across the finish line in the Cross Bay Surf Paddling contest were Ken Balvin, Mike Moran, Dan Schnebel and Tim Hunter, all of West Islip.
Jannette Dolny, of Bay Shore, president of the Bay Shore Business & Professionals Women’s Club, received a proclamation of Golden Anniversary Day in observance of the 50th anniversary of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.
Approximately 200 teenagers were on hand for the opening of the new YMCA Teen Center in the old parish hall of St. Patrick’s Church, Bay Shore. Pastor Myron Purick presented the use of the building to Mrs. Wilmur McCann, chairperson of the steering committee, who in turn made the presentation to Jo Ann Romanzi, secretary of the Teen Governing Board.
The musical highlight of the Town of Islip summer season will feature the final outdoor concert of the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Community Band, conducted by Wayne H. Camp. The final concert will feature a trumpet trio performed by Jose Augusto, Paul McGlinchey and Jack O’Brien and a trombone quartet composed by Mike Williamson.
Gail Schnittker, of West Islip, was selected to attend the conference of the Suffolk County Girl Scout Council. Gail is a member of the Senior Troop 1263, of which Mrs. Richard Kulp and Mrs. Charles Samuels are senior troop advisors.
Three area students at the State University of New York Maritime College in Fort Schuyler will be participating in the school’s training cruise program and will travel to Europe aboard the Empire IV. The students are William H. Lindquist of Pineview Boulevard, Central Islip and John W. Joeckel of Connetquot Avenue and Robert J. Seufert of Cookie Lane, Islip Terrace.
Joseph J. Papa of Wheeler Road, Central Islip, received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at commencement exercises at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Henry Joseph Kauffunger Jr. of Nichol Road, Central Islip, has been accepted into Clarkson College of Technology in the School of Engineering.
Mrs. Wallie Morrison of Smith Avenue, Islip, returned from a delightful 10-day vacation in Nassau in the Bahamas, accompanied by Arthur and Gertrude Connolly of East Islip. The trio toured New Providence, Paradise Island, and other scenic spots.
Community recognition has been enhanced in the North Great River area by the recent installation of two very attractive signs by the Recognition Committee of the North Great River Civic Club. The construction of the signs and excellent lettering was done by Louis Alden of Alden Signs, who just recently moved to a new location on Carleton Avenue, East Islip.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Faith of Woodmere Street, North Great River, were hosts for a party to celebrate the birthdays of their son, Thomas, and daughter, Virginia.
Best of luck to Max and Lottie Aub, who will be moving their florist business to East Main Street, across from Southside Hospital, Bay Shore. They also plan to build a greenhouse.
Marine Pfc. Robert J. Franklin Jr. of Rockaway Street, Islip Terrace, is serving with the First Marine Aircraft Wing in Vietnam.
Capt. George W. Anderson Jr. of South Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, is a member of the Aerospace Defense Command unit that has been selected to receive the Air Force Missile Safety Plaque.
Playing this week at Bay Shore and Islip theatres: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Robert Wagner in “Winning”; Geraldine Page and Ruth Gordon in “What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?”; and Omar Sharif and Jack Palance in “Che!”
25 Years Ago
Under the capable direction of guest conductor Zdenek Macal, the New York Philharmonic will perform a program at Heckscher State Park on Aug. 6, which will include Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and Hanson’s Symphony No. 2. Lillian Barbash, executive director of the Islip Arts Council, which sponsors the event, expects between 20,000 and 40,000 people to attend the free concert.
Lillian Giordano, of East Islip, was congratulated by Islip Town supervisor Pete McGowan and Sen. Caesar Trunzo for winning the title of Miss New York State Junior National Teenager.
East Islip Chamber of Commerce president Fran Siems presented a plaque of appreciation for the volunteer assistance given by Hewlett School students to the chamber’s second annual Spring Business Expo to Hewlett School president Cecilia Teng and student chairpersons Petja Ivanova and Christopher Westmoreland.
The Rotary Club of Bay Shore held their installation of new officers for 1994. They are: Matt Zagami, vice president; Ed Sprague, secretary; Chris Archer, president; and Al Lyons, treasurer.
Dominic and Rose DeRicco, principals of JMR Graphics, were presented with a proclamation and Town of Islip flag for serving their community for more than 10 years.
The recently installed new officers on the board of the Rotary Club of Islip are Clara Goode, president; Joseph Perino, vice president; Rev. Jerome J. Nedelka, second vice president; Michael F. Griffin, secretary; Tom Jones, treasurer; and Andy Sirico, service director.
Tri-State Wheel and Tire, located at the intersection of Islip and Suffolk avenues in Central Islip, was a winner in Keep Islip Clean’s Commendation Letter Program for the immaculate appearance of the property and parking area.
Navy Ensign Bryan M. Haas, of West Islip, graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his present rank in the United States Navy.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter A. Taggart, of Islip, completed three weeks of commemorative activities of the 50th anniversary of D-Day aboard the guided missile cruise USS Normandy.
The Bay Shore Youth Soccer Club departed for Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland, where they will compete in the Liberty Cup Soccer Tournament. Coach Linda Johnson received a citation from Islip supervisor Pete McGowan that she will present to the Galway Lord Mayor, Sean Og Hurley.
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