November 04

On Monday night, the Patchogue Merchants
Division, in cooperation with the
Patchogue Recreation Department, held
a Halloween parade that attracted more
than 700 children as marchers and about
3,000 spectators lining the streets. Two hundred
games and toys were awarded by
the Merchants Division and 1,000 bags of
candy treats were distributed to the children
as they lined up for the parade near the
Patchogue Hotel. Each bag contained novelties,
candy and a free ticket of admission
to the Patchogue Roller Rink. One of the
features of the parade was the appearance
of the Patchogue Skate Queen, Miss Laura
Lucas, who was awarded a trip to Miami
to compete in a contest with roller queens
from all parts of the country. The judges
Monday night were Mayor Robert Waldbauer,
Village Trustees Dominick Malleta,
Roy Krieger and Charles Miller, Fire Chief
Corston and Jerome Sadofsky, Brookhaven
Town recreation commissioner.
Harold C. Schaefer of 262 North Prospect
Avenue, Patchogue returned October 24 by
Eastern Air Lines from Hamilton, Bermuda.
Mr. Schaefer was one of a group of over
100 travel agents brought to Bermuda by
the Bermudiana for a House-party weekend
to introduce them to the new hotel and its
facilities. Mr. Schaefer is owner of the South
Shore Travel Bureau on East Main Street.
Cub Pack 65 of St. Francis de Sales R.C.
Church held its October Pack meeting at
7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Francis de Sales
Hall. Den 2 led by Den Mother Mrs. Ann
Hobbs, assisted by Mrs. Evelyn Varney,
opened the program with the flag ceremony.
The following Cub Scouts graduated to Boy
Scouts in a ceremony led by Scoutmaster
Salerno from Boy Scout Troop 65: Frederick
Abrams, Louis Dioguardo, Joseph Lucas,
Thomas Kissen, Joseph Mannino.
An executive board meeting of the
Patchogue Auxiliary of the Brookhaven
Memorial hospital was held Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Jacob Dranitzke.
Plans for the activities of the coming year
were discussed and dates set for the events.
Final plans were made for a cake sale the
first week in December. Mrs. Chester Albin
will be chairman of this event. Those attending
the board meeting were Mesdames
James Hunter, Edmund Denison, Mary Tilton,
Ruth Emeson, Alan Zwissler, Edith
Fogarty, Frank Silverman, Grace Forbes,
Sidney Medwin, Joseph Giffuni, Edward
Klane, Milton Rosenberg, Abraham Zelony,
Chester Albin, and Miss Elsie Bartow.
Harvey Dale Lotko, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Lotko of 231 North Prospect Avenue,
Patchogue, celebrated his second birthday
with a party at his home for the following
little friends: Richie and Bobby Conklin, Lisa
Edwards, Barbara and Billy Rogers, Johnny
and Michael Sullivan, and Lori Yablonski.
Also present were Mesdames Dee Janis,
maternal grandmother; Frances Lotko,
paternal grandmother; Gloria Conklin, Joyce
Edwards, Joyce Rogers, Helen Sullivan and
Marion Yablonski. In the evening, those calling
to celebrate with Harvey were Mr. and
Mrs. John Janis, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lotko,
Johnny Janis, Arthur Gack, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Richardson, Mrs. Ed Roeckel, Mrs.
Douglas Daniels, Nancy and Dougie Daniels,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cuomo, and Donna and
Dee Cuomo. ■

November 11

The River Avenue School Parent-
Teacher Association announced this week
that it has scheduled a “Family Night”
at the school November 17, featuring a
covered dish supper and a “Book Fair.”
The supper is under the chairmanship of
Mrs. Ted Giuffrida. Mrs. Molocznik is cochairman,
with Mrs. Richard Martino and
Mrs. John Creoiservat assisting on the
committee. There will be a wide variety
of hot casserole dishes. The dessert
department will be handled entirely by
the fifth grade mothers.
The Brookhaven Fire Department held
its annual inspection dinner dance last
Saturday night in the Grand Ballroom
of the Patchogue Hotel. Each lady was
presented with a beautiful mum corsage.
A prime beef dinner was served and the
Islanders from Yaphank furnished the
music for dancing. Patchogue Fire Chief
Winfield Corston, Deputy Chief Thomas
Newham, First Battalion Chief Al Rothe,
Second Battalion Chief Daniel Gillette
and their wives attended.
A Board meeting of the Patchogue
Chapter of Hadassah was held at the home
of Mrs. Mae Sloane Monday night. Those
present were Mesdames Abbe Burton,
Helen Cohen, Shirley Dannenberg,
Norma Davidow, Ida Dranitzke, Joyce
Ferrer, Myrna Glassman, Edith Greene,
Jean Hoehheiser, Rae Mendelson,
Leona Morrison, June Rosenblatt,
Renee Sanders, Eleanor Sausner, Lillian
Schwartzchild, Mae Sloane, Ann L.
Weiner and Evelyn Weiner.
Of the group of Bellporters who went
to greet Presidential candidate John F.
Kennedy at MacArthur Airport Sunday
afternoon, probably the most thrilled
was Mary Lee Hughes of Academy Lane.
Mr. Kennedy shook hands with Mary
Lee as he stepped out of the plane and
stood by her as he greeted the local
Democratic representatives.
Home for the weekend from Williams
College, Williamstown, Mass., was Tom
Williams. He visited his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Clark Williams of South Country
Mr. and Mrs. David Goldstein of
Bieselin Road attended the Syracuse-
Army football game held at Yankee
Stadium in New York Saturday
Four seniors from Bellport High School
have received letters of commendation
from the National Merit Scholarship
awards. These letters are the result of the
performance of Elizabeth Baker, Lionel
Rosenblatt, Kathy Klein, and Pamela
Edwards on the last year’s spring tests
for the National Merit Scholarships.
Their names and scores will be sent to
any college where they may apply.
Miss Patricia Ann Felice, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick L. Felice, Sr. of
23 Second Street became the bride of
Rocco Rizzi on October 29 in Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church in Patchogue.
The Rev. Saverio Mattei performed the
ceremony in the presence of 150 guests.
Mrs. Rose Marie Giuffrida of Patchogue
was her sister’s matron-of-honor. The
bridesmaids were Miss Joanne Felice,
Miss Adele Suchiere, Miss Joan Felice
and Mrs. Antoinette Amone. Nick
Gallipoli of Patchogue was the best man.
The ushers were Cosmo and Victor Rizzi,
Rocco Amone and Ted Giuffrida. The
bride is a graduate of Patchogue High
School, class of 1960 and is employed by
the New York Telephone Company. The
bridegroom was graduated from school
in Italy. He served in the Navy for four
years. He is employed by Grace Iron
Works in Patchogue.
Miss Carol Lee Grucci, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grucci of Main
Street, returned home Tuesday from
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where
she had surgery last week.■

November 18
Construction of the Patchogue
Medford School District’s fifth
elementary school will get underway
next week as the contractor moves onto
the Barton Avenue property at the head
of Washington Avenue. The clearing of
the grounds will start immediately and
it is planned to have the foundation and
steel work in place before the winter
weather sets in.
The antique show and sale at the
Methodist Church in Patchogue, South
Ocean Avenue and Church Street, is
scheduled to run until tomorrow. The
show features the Ruby Thumb Print
glass collection of Mrs. Clifford Wade of
Blue Point. Mrs. Wade is also exhibiting
her collection of cruets. Her prize
possession among the antiques in her
home is a Seth Thomas grandfather’s
clock that belonged to her greatgrandmother
and dates back to 1830. It
is still a reliable timepiece.
Patchogue’s Red Raiders will again act
as “angels” for 50 lucky families and 50
less fortunate families when they pick
the winners of the Thanksgiving turkeys
at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Patchogue
Theatre. The team captains, Lynn Stein
and Charles Siebert will introduce all
team members, and the Patchogue
cheerleading section under their
captain Gail Larson, will give out with
the traditional team yell. Patchogue’s
team will make its final appearance
of the 1961 season on the following
Thursday against longtime rivals from
Port Jefferson at the local field. Each of
the 50 winners drawn by the team will
receive a turkey from the member stores
of the Patchogue Merchants Division
and another turkey will be distributed in
each winner’s name to a needy family.
The Woman’s Club of Patchogue
will hold an auction for its guests and
prospective members tomorrow in the
Sorosis clubrooms. Mrs. Irene Hansen,
chairman of the hostess committee, will
be assisted by Mesdames Patricia Scotto,
Millicent Murnane, Dorothy Kaller and
Peggy Luchsinger.
Postmaster and Mrs. Geary Whitlock
have returned to their home on Bay
Avenue after spending three weeks in
Florida. They attended the National
Postmasters convention in Miami
For the past two weeks the Bellport
ambulance has made four trips as
follows: Nov. 1, 3 p.m., Miss Edith
Barnes, Station Road to Brookhaven
Memorial Hospital, with the Rev. Alan
C. Merrill and Dey C. Demarest as crew;
Nov. 8, 3:30 p.m., automobile accident
at Patchogue and MacDonald avenues,
Floyd Hassell and Irving Terwilliger
taking two patients to BMH; Nov. 10,
3:08 p.m., Mrs. Giardano and baby from
the BMH to 852 Taylor Avenue, Peter
Grucci; Nov. 12, 11:55 a.m., Mrs. Frieda
Rusch, 658 Bayview Avenue, to BMH,
Nelson Hawkins and George Coon.
Newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Kurt F.
Schwarz, who were married Sunday
afternoon in Mary Immaculate R.C.
Church, Bellport. The Rev. Thomas
Manning officiated. The bride is the
former Miss Dolores Marcinowski of
Last Tuesday, Daniel Harrow, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harrow of
Circuit Road, had a group of friends in
the afternoon to help him celebrate his
seventh birthday. Those present at the
party were Keith and Kathy Lockwood,
Charles, Robert and Diane Zavesky,
Kathy and Leo Kirchgessner, Alan and
Daniel Carmen, John Berech, Sharon
Jansen, Pamela and Robert Sinkoff, Neil
Terwilliger, Robert Ficken, Rhonda and
Cynthia Cox, Debbie Richardson, and
Daniel’s brothers, Donald and Douglas,
and his sister, Dawn Ann.
Cub Scouts of Den 4, Pack 11
of Patchogue met at Patchogue
electric Light Company recently for
a demonstration of “Safety in the
Home.” The demonstration was given
by Mrs. Ione Justice of PELCO. The
boys also toured PELCO’s garages and
saw the company’s trucks, wiring and
various equipment. Those attending the
demonstration included Richard Brinley,
Gordon and Douglas Wright, Robert
Bugalla, Richard and Robert Kemp and
Peter Nichols. Mrs. Donald Wright and
Mrs. Russell Kemp were the leaders. ■

November 25

The Merchants Division of the
Patchogue Chamber of Commerce,
which has a special “weather forecasting”
service for the first Saturday in December,
announced that there would be a definite
“snowfall” of “blizzard” proportions all along
Main Street and Ocean Avenue when Santa
makes his triumphal entry there Dec. 3. The
accuracy of these forecasts can be gauged
by the fact that the start of the man-made fall
of artificial snowflakes will begin promptly
at 7 p.m. that day and continue for at least 15
minutes. Santa’s arrival, which is arranged
with the U.S. Air Force recruiting office
in Patchogue, will be a startling surprise.
Complete details of the jolly gentleman’s
mode of transportation will be announced
next week.
Mrs. Harvey McChesney Jr. and Miss
Barbara Capen of Bellport Lane returned
home Saturday night after a week’s stay in
New York City where they had a concession
at “Les Boutiques de Noel.” This Christmas
bazaar was held for the benefit of Cancer
Care, Inc. Several thousand people attended
the fair, at which Mrs. McChesney and Miss
Capen sold many of their creative dried
flower arrangements.
George Mistler of Woodland Park Road
accompanied a group of men to Rustic
Lodge, Cranberry Lake, where they went
deer hunting for the past week. They shot a
doe and a buck.
Tuesday morning, Dwain White of
South Howell’s Point Road, a pilot for Pan
American Airways, flew non-stop to Brasilia,
the new capital of Brazil. This is the longest
non-stop flight scheduled in commercial
Something new has been added
in Bellport — a book shop. Called the
Sou’wester, it was opened this week by
Philip A. Hubert Jr., and his wife Lucia
Nelson Hubert, longtime residents, as have
been their people, of Brookhaven. The
attractive shop, formerly the Grucci barber
shop on the east side of Bellport Lane has
lent itself to the atmosphere so dear to book
shop lovers — it is quaint and attractive. It
seems that Mr. Hubert had long wanted to
own a book shop and has had experience
in the field. While a number of shops carry
routine paperbacks, the Sou’wester is the
only real book shop this side of Sayville, the
owners pointed out.
Patchogue High’s gridders, still feeling
good about things after their stunning
upset over Sayville last week, are hoping
the tide of victory will carry them over the
Port Jefferson Royals in their traditional
Thanksgiving day clash with the gridders
from the North Shore. The Thanksgiving
day game between Patchogue High and Port
Jefferson High has become a solid tradition
in this area. The series dates back to 1928,
with Patchogue leading in the series with 15
victories, 11 losses and three ties.
Doreen Nudo, 11-year-old daughter of
Mrs. Carmel Nudo of Orchard Road, returned
home from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
November 15 after a tonsilectomy.
Men’s suits, ladies’ dresses dry cleaned
and pressed, $1.10 each, Homestead Laundry,
43 River Avenue, Patchogue.
Our hairstyle of the month, “Town
Topper” is glamour 1960 style. It’s easy to
wear, easy to keep and goes beautifully with
the season’s new hats. Lucy’s Beauty Shop,
299 East Main Street, Patchogue. ■

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