Years ago


Years ago


Lawrence Greene (left), newly elected president of the Sayville chapter of the People-to-People movement, discusses World’s Fair hospitality plans with other officers at New York State’s first chapter in January 1964. They include Mrs. David McClure, treasurer; Dr. Paul Dawson Eddy Jr., vice president; and Miss Catherine Hoag, secretary.

70 Years Ago

January 1949


A most interesting outline of the history of the world’s currency was given at yesterday’s luncheon meeting of the Sayville Rotary Club in the Foster House by Vernon L. Brown, curator of the Monies of the World Collection of the Chase National Bank in New York City, as the guest of Rotarian William Wisham.

Miss Marion Munsell of Cliff Avenue, Sayville, is taking a course in beauty culture at the Marinello School of Beauty Culture in New York. 

Miss Martha I. Anderson of Center Street, Sayville, has been appointed by the National Council of the YMCA to prepare a program and leadership material for the high school girls club program in YMCA work.

Vera Pediisich, who won the oratorical contest in Sayville High School, went to Bay Shore, where she competed in the semifinals of the sectional contest and placed second.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ehrenberg of Garfield Avenue, Sayville, had as their dinner guest Dr. Murray Banks, professor of psychology at Long Island University. After dinner, they all attended the meeting of B’nai B’rith, which was held at the Patchogue Jewish Center.

Camp Edey, at Bayport, will be the scene of the second annual winter carnival for Girl Scouts of Suffolk County on Jan. 22. The event will consist of winter sports, skating and snow sculpture contests. Supplies and prizes will be arranged by Miss Eleanor Hester, director of Camp Edey. 

Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Vieland of Kensington Avenue, Bayport, celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary by entertaining a few of their friends, including Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bentsen and son, Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chesus and daughter, Susan, Mrs. Frank Kinsey and children, June and Richard, and Bonnie and Ronnie Vieland.

The senior social studies class at Bayport High School presented an assembly program under the direction of John J. Foley, their instructor. The topic, “Communism,” was presented in the form of a radio program with musical background provided by music director Lawrence  Hayford and Otto Medeck. The members of the cast were Gay Field, Gloria Merolla, Thomas Grawrock, Kenneth Terry, Otto Ritter, Don Roeding, David Nemschick, Richard Wheeler, Richard Wilson and Sven Spoerri.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Bogel of McConnell Avenue, Bayport, entertained at a family dinner party at their home in celebration of their wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hayford entertained the minister and choir of the Sayville Methodist Church at tea at their home on Snedecor Avenue, Bayport, in celebration Mr. Hayford’s first anniversary as organist and choirmaster of the church. 

Mrs. Alice Parks, of Bayport, divisional director of the Child Welfare Services of Suffolk County Welfare Department, showed a film, “The Feeling of Rejection,” at a regular meeting of the Sayville Parent-Teacher Association in the elementary school auditorium. 

Adrian Newhouse has completed an attractive new home for Anthony Alders on Second Street in West Sayville. Mr. and Mrs. Alders expect to move in during the coming week.

Mrs. Eunice Harvey, of the school faculty, was the guest speaker at the meeting of the West Sayville Mother’s Club.

Mrs. Ernest Poppitz and Miss Mary Carlisle of Oakdale were guests at a concert given by Ruggiero Ricci, violinist, at Carnegie Hall in New York.  

Playing this week at the Sayville Theatre: Bob Hope and Jane Russell in “The Paleface.”



55 Years Ago

January 1964


Third Squad detectives are investigating a $1,000 burglary which took place on Main Street in Sayville, when thieves entered Thurber’s Appliance store by tossing a brick through the front glass door. They removed various appliances, including clock radios, television sets, and stereo phonographs. 

Lawrence S. Greene was elected president of the newly formed Sayville chapter of the People-to-People movement at a meeting of the 40-member group at St. Ann’s Parish Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Adams of Academy Street, Bayport, entertained at a New Year’s party for the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jankowski, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hotaling of Bayport, Mr. and Mrs. John Kreye and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rickert of Sayville. 

A successful New Year’s Eve ball was held at the Bayport Methodist Church parish hall with 170 young people in attendance. The dance was organized by a group of Bayport and Blue Point teenagers, including Helen Ahearn, Peter Foster, Janet Herbig, Mary Harris, Linda Flannery, Paula Grieshammer, Jessie Lang, Bill Neuss and Gary Divis. 

Jeffrey Teague of Gerritsen Avenue, Bayport, was the guest of honor at a surprise party at his home in celebration of his birthday. The hostesses were Jane and Judy Kallman of Snedecor Avenue and guests were Laura and Margaret L’Hommedieu and Glenn Busch of Sayville, Peggy Maxian, Pamela Duncan, Tamara Olsen, Richard Lamay, Paul Reiger, Carl R. Rozycki and Steven Whelan of Bayport. 

Mrs. Michael DiGiuseppi,  Mrs. Martinus Van Essendelft and Mrs. Anthony Style, all of West Sayville, attended the executive meeting of the Southside Hospital Auxiliaries.

Mrs. Herman Goldsworth of Atlantic Avenue and Miss Jean Van Essendelft of Rollstone Avenue, West Sayville, attended the Christian Business Women’s luncheon at the Huntington Town House. 

Miss Christine Lapp, an exchange student from Germany, is staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Moore of Colton Avenue, Sayville, while their daughter, Miss Joan Moore, is living in the Lapp home in Germany.

Mrs. Leslie Collins of Foster Avenue, Sayville, received a delightful birthday surprise on New Year’s Day when she received a telephone call from her daughter in Florida, her son Robert in Ohio, and her son Gilbert from California. They had a conference connection and she talked with each of her children and their families.

A new Boy Scout troop in Oakdale has been formed under the leadership of Robert Ortiz.

Major and Mrs. Peter Foss and their children have returned to their Vincent Place, Oakdale, home after enjoying a 10-day vacation at the home of Mrs. Foss’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Larson of Rockport, Mass.

The Rev. and Mrs. Edward Naumann gave a dinner party at their home on Winnwood Road, Bohemia, for members of the Church Council of Peace Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Christensen of Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia, announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Agnes Elizabeth, and Edwin Robert Combs of Terry Road. 

Playing this week at the Sayville Theatre: James Stewart and Sandra Dee in “Take Her, She’s Mine,” and Walt Disney’s “The Sword in the Stone.”


Compiled by Vanessa Graniello