Suffolk County News Years Ago

Suffolk County News Years Ago


July 1964: Friendly town visitor, Carmen Quinones, flashes a happy smile as her hosts, James, David and Linda Cushman of Tucker Drive, Bayport, help her get off to a flying start on the swing in their backyard. Carmen will stay here for two weeks as part of the community’s Friendly Town program. 



70 Years Ago

July 1949


A 40-day drought came to a sudden halt when a thunderstorm passed over the area, treating Sayville and localities to unpredictable downpours of rain. Islip Town historian Nathaniel R. Howell would like to point out that the area’s four-day drought, which recently came to an end, was the longest in Suffolk County’s history. 

Miss Susan Healey, of Sayville, graduated from St. Faith’s School in Saratoga. She was awarded the Faithful Cross for faithful performance of school duties and was also the winner of the history prize given by the Saratoga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a gold medal for highest honors.

Eight planes from Sayville Airport went on a breakfast flight to New London, Conn. Mr. and Mrs. George F.X. McInerney, Mrs. John McInernery, George Wolf and Allan Thomas, manager of the airport, were among the group that went. 

The Sayville Library will hold the first of the summer Story Hours with Mrs. Elinor Haff, librarian, as storyteller. 

Miss Joyce Westerbeke of Greene Avenue, Sayville, is attending the summer session at the Traphagen School of Fashion in Manhattan for a six-week course in costume design and illustration. 

A brush demonstration was held at the home of Mrs. Jack Bolger of Roosevelt Avenue, Sayville. Among those present were Miss Jean Cheribim, Miss Barbara Cheribim, Mrs. Charles Wethcamp, Mrs. Welton Bills and Mrs. Jack Erhardt. 

Mrs. Edward Kerr Jr. entertained the Busy Bees at the home of her mother, Mrs. Alex Mitchell, of Purick Street, Bayport. Those who attended included Mrs. Roger Kemp and son, Roger Jr., of Sayville.

Jack Sawyer of Center Street, Sayville, picked the first rainstorm in 40 days in which to go fishing at Mill Pond and caught an enormous four-pound, seven-ounce large-mouth bass.

The Bayport Lions Club turned out in force to march in the Fourth of July parade in Patchogue and were complimented for their beach float. The float featured a rowboat captained by Jackie Pritchard, Janet Shand, Mary Petroske and Joan Pollard. A bevy of young people, including Jackie Delehanty, Joan Carr, Sam Cohen, John Schroeder, Dicky Worthington and Joe Nolan, threw candy to the crowd.

Bayport postmaster George Dedrick spent the weekend painting the interior of the post office, improving its appearance.

A group of friends gathered at the Bayport home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stoll for their usual Fourth of July clambake. Those in the party included Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schrader, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Schultz. 

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schaum, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sluiter and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sluiter, all of West Sayville, went to Ebbets Field to see the Phillies play the Dodgers.

Jacquelynn Louise, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Arntz, of West Sayville, was baptized in the First Reformed Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hindla motored to Bohemia to spend the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bernard and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hindla Sr. 

The Trautwein family, of Oakdale, officially opened their swimming pool and entertained a large group of family and friends. 

Playing this week at the Sayville Theatre: Red Skelton and Esther Williams in “Neptune’s Daughter”; Ann Sothern and Alexander Knox in “The Judge Steps Out”; and Joel McCrea in “Colorado Territory.”


55 Years Ago

July 1964


David Stang of Greene Avenue, Sayville, was home for the weekend from King Corey Dairy Farm in Newburgh, N.Y., where he is employed for the summer.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Camson of Candee Avenue, Sayville, made an overnight trip to Shelter Island. 

Paul Courant, Dorothy Brush, Cheryl Densing and Linda Gray were among several students who are members of the Russian Class of James Wilson Young High School who went with their teacher, Paul Harenberg, to New York, where they visited the Russian Tea Room, a Russian bookstore and attended a Tchaikovsky concert at Lewisohn Stadium.

Diane Marie Aquaro of Oakwood Avenue, Bayport, left for Lackland Air Force Base, where she will start her basic training in the Woman’s Air Force. She plans on a career in the Medical Corps of the service.

Skip Hart and Arnold Feldman of Renee Drive, Bayport, held a barbecue for the Little League Giants, who took third place. Members of the team are Thomas Healy, Thomas Pagels, William McBride, Thomas O’Reilly, Carl Kuehn, Jeffrey Graham, James Healy, Charles Zigrosser, Kevin Weber and Charles Stoll. 

Lawrence J. McNamee, radioman first class, USCG, of First Avenue, Bayport, is a crew member of the Cutter Westwind, which is on the annual Arctic resupply cruise, leading the way for ships that supply military installations in Labrador and Greenland. 

Katherine Slager, who has been spending the past two weeks with her family in West Sayville, returned to her work in Fatehgarth, India.

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Alders of Second Street, West Sayville, entertained at a bon voyage party for Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Newhouse of Atlantic Avenue, who will leave by plane for the Netherlands for a visit with their brothers and sisters in IJmuiden. 

Mrs. George Kaigh of Bartley Lane, West Sayville, entertained the Baby Sitters Bunco Club at her home.

Fred Dignon of Edgewater Avenue, Oakdale, left with a group of Explorer Scouts for a cruise which includes stops at Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay and the Panama Canal.

Harold L. Lanchantin of Forest Avenue, Oakdale, retired from Long Island Lighting Company after more than 30 years of service. 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Slavik and family returned to their West Shore Road home, Oakdale, after enjoying a five-day camping trip to Rochester. While there, Mr. Slavic competed in the Genesee Conservation League pistol match and was awarded a sterling silver bread plate.

A pool party was given for the Junior Luther League of Peace Lutheran Church by the sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kovarik, at the Whitaker home on Karshick Street, Bohemia.

Mrs. Joseph Uhorchak of Kahle Street, Bohemia, was guest of honor at a luncheon given for her at Bronco Charlie’s on her retirement as chairperson of Girl Scouts by her co-workers in the Bohemia neighborhood.

Playing this week at the Sayville Theatre: “How the West Was Won,” starring Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds and Carolyn Jones.