April 7
The Patchogue Hotel may be converted
into a nursing home and rest home,
according to Alexander Pfeifle, Patchogue
children’s wear manufacturer and
president of the hotel corporation. The
application for the change came before the
Patchogue Village Zoning Board of Appeals
yesterday. The three-story structure at
East Main Street and Maple Avenue would
be converted into a nursing home and rest
home by a Bay Shore man and a New York
City lawyer, who hold an option to buy the
hotel by April 15, pending the decision of
the board.
Philip A. Alloy II spent the Easter
vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Alloy of Lincoln Road. A student
at Ithaca College, he returned to college
Sunday. On Good Friday and for the
evening services Thursday and Friday
nights, he was organist at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church.
Jim Reese of Patchogue, former
University of Minnesota star quarterback,
is now coaching football at Sachem
High School. Jim has had many offers to
coach college football, but his immediate
ambition is to coach the gridiron sport
on a high school level. At Sachem, he will
be an assistant to varsity football coach
Kiernan Lawler.
A surprise stork shower in honor of
Mrs. John Tabone of River Avenue was
given by Mrs. Charles Rhode March 29
at the home of Mrs. Tabone. The affair
was a complete surprise and the guests
brought the floral arrangement, complete
with a stork, the refreshments and a pile
of lovely gifts. Those attending were
Mesdames Norman Lechtrecker, George
Schordine, Ernest Perry, Charles Hubner,
David Weeks, Muriel Lechtrecker, Richard
Martino, James Dougherty, John Harder,
Ted Giuffrida and Vernon Williams. Mr.
and Mrs. Tabone became the parents
of a daughter, Sheila Anne, born April 1.
She has a brother, Paul, and three sisters,
Patricia, Eileen and Kathleen.
Emery Van Horn and his son, Robert, of
Bell Street spent a few days in Washington,
D.C. last week. They visited a session of
Congress and the Supreme Court, as well
as other points of interest.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler and
daughters, Susan, Ellen and Peggy, moved
Monday to their new home on South
Brewster Lane. They had been renting the
John Faison home on Browns Lane for the
winter months.
Susan Irving, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Irving of Woodland Park Road,
celebrated her tenth birthday with a party
Saturday afternoon. The group attended
the movie, “The Absent-minded Professor,”
in Patchogue.
A luncheon Party was given for Debbie
Springhorn in celebration of her fourth
birthday Tuesday by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wesley Springhorn Jr. of George
Court. Those attending were Myles
Wiener, Susan Long, Susan and Dickie
Brown, and Debbie’s cousin, Jayney
A small group of high school students
and nature lovers accompanied Dennis
Puleston, artist and naturalist, Easter
Sunday out to Watermill and Mecox Bay
where they enjoyed the unusual sight of a
snow goose and nesting horn owl.
Ricky Mohlmann, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Mohlmann of Yaphank
Avenue, is convalescing at home after a
tonsillectomy at Brookhaven Memorial
Hospital last week.
Michael Ince, older son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Ince of Burnett Lane, returned to
Bowdoin College of Brunswick, Maine,
Monday, after spending spring vacation
in Brookhaven. Michael is completing his
freshman year.
The Blue Point Fire Department was
called out to a fire in the marshland
behind Bradley’s Beach Thursday
afternoon. Because of the proximity of
the fire to the bathhouses, the Patchogue
Fire Department was called and they
responded with two trucks and assisted
the Blue Point Vamps.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Warner, daughter
Nancy, and Mrs. E. A. Theis, of Mt. Vernon
Avenue spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs.
Anna Fischer at Coram, bringing together
four generations of the family.
The Medford Taxpayers and Civic
Association will hold an open meeting
Monday to discuss the possibilities of
obtaining street lighting throughout the
Medford area.

April 14


April 21
A group of seven young high school
students have organized an outside
service club and are doing their best to
turn the phrase “juvenile delinquency”
to “juvenile decency.” Formed only last
month, the ”Premier Club,” as they call
themselves, has already pushed one
money-making drive which netted them
enough to donate a large basket of gifts to
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Meeting
at each other’s homes, the students, who
are all good friends, got together as a
club to help the unfortunate and to give
teenagers as a whole a better name.
Winner of first prize in Patchogue
Electric Light Company’s school bake-off
finals was Miss Joan Felice of Patchogue
Senior High School. Miss Felice’s cherry
cheesecake won the prize — an automatic
General Electric range. She also won a
West Bend hand mixer and a West Bend
tea kettle.
W. T. Grant Company stores began
distribution of S & H Green stamps
Ellen French, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Willard French of South Brewster Lane,
celebrated her ninth birthday with a
party for a group of her friends Saturday
On Friday, Mr. and Mrs. John Binnington
and family of Browns Lane drove to
Stonington, Conn., where they spent the
weekend with Mrs. Thomas Caddo.
On Friday, Mrs. Renee Richardson’s first
grade of the Kreamer Street School were
guests of William Miskosky, proprietor
of the Flower Garden on South Country
Road, East Patchogue. The children were
taken through the greenhouses and the
nursery, and saw a demonstration of how
the flowers are watered. Mrs. William
Kelly and John Lockwood assisted with
the driving.
A cake sale sponsored by the Rosary
Altar Society of St. Joseph the Worker
R. C. Church will be held Sunday after
every Mass. A communion breakfast, a
mother-daughter affair, will be held May
7 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, at the Bellport
Country Club. Contact Mrs. Frances
Rowland, treasurer, for tickets.
Dr. and Mrs. Erwin Dingman of Bellport
are buying the property to the east of the
Philip A. Huberts’, who own it. Located
on South Country Road, it is a piece of
land of one-and-three-fifth acres, on
which stands a house still referred to as
Holiday House, where years ago children
from the city came for a vacation. The
Dingmans plan to raze the building. Dr.
Dingman is supervising principal of
Central District 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Brown, wellknown
former Bellport residents who
are now residing in Christiansted, St.
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, report they
recently had the pleasure of seeing
some Patchoguers again. They were Mr.
and Mrs. Willoughby Oxley and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Charach. Mr. Oxley is with
the Patchogue Electric Light Company
and Mr. Charach is in the real estate and
insurance business here.
A group of Bellport high School
students, accompanied by Russell
Hanscom of the high school social studies
department, traveled to New York City,
where they attended the Herald Tribune
Youth Forum, March 24. The members
attending from Bellport were: Charles
Couture, Helen Nejelski, David Hassell,
Janet Capicotta, Sharon Kane, Bruce
Hanscom, Barbara Becker and Elliot
On Saturday afternoon, Andy Reich, son
of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Reich of Namkee
Road, celebrated his fifth birthday with a
party at his home. Each child went home
with a party hat, balloon, candy and a
prize. The guests were Peggy Clough,
Jayne Springhorn, James Densing and
Andy’s brothers, Steven and David.

April 28

Suffolk County Police detectives, their
faces set and grim, poured into the Tremont
Avenue School in Medford Sunday night
to investigate the kidnapping of . . . a
live hamster? True, according to Russell
Wygand, communications coordinator for
Union Free School District 24. The hamster,
named Tammy, was part of a science exhibit.
Also taken were two typewriters, an adding
machine and a record player. All, except
poor li’l Tammy, were insured.
The National Safety Council this week
presented safe driver awards and buttons to
four employees of the Patchogue Post Office.
The awards were presented by Postmaster
Geary H. Whitlock and local safety officer
W. Wilson Lang. Those receiving awards for
accident-free service included: Gordon E.
Cole, 15 years; Frank W. Scutari, 11 years;
George J. Woitas, 10 years; and Salvatore
Vignato, six years.
Aldo P. Cardamone was elected governor
of the Patchogue Moose Lodge 518 in the
annual election of officers held at the local
Moose home April 14.
Starr Miranda captured four first places
in the Long Island Baton Twirling contest
held recently in Northport High School.
Starr, 12, of East Patchogue, won first
places in the New York State division, in
the open division, the two-baton class and
in the military marching category. Starr will
compete Saturday in Lewiston, Me., and will
compete in East Islip, May 7.
The North Patchogue Youth Athletic
Club will open its Little League program
Sunday. August Stout Jr., Brookhaven Town
supervisor, will be on hand at the new
Richmond Avenue Park Field, just north of
Barton Avenue, for the traditional throwing
out of the first ball. The North Patchogue
Fire Department band, under the direction
of Gene Romeo, will entertain.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MacLeod and Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Emma, of Bieselin Road, drove
to Wading River where they celebrated the
birthdays of Mrs. MacLeod and Mrs. Emma
with dinner and dancing at the “Two by
Four” restaurant Saturday night.
Many of the members of the yacht club
donated their time Saturday “sprucing up”
the Bellport Yacht Club for the coming
season. Numerous repairs were made and
a fresh coat of paint has livened up the
exterior of the clubhouse.
About 25 guests attended a surprise bridal
shower held in honor of Miss Anna Villano
of Woodland Park Road Tuesday night
at the Patanjo home on General McLean
Drive. The co-hostesses were Mrs. Michael
Villano, Mrs. William Patanjo, of Bellport,
and Mrs. Frank Lotito and Mrs. Edward
Bridge, Patchogue. A buffet was served and
decorations carried out the spring colors.
Miss Villano will be married to Lawrence
Carr of East Patchogue June 4, at Mary
Immaculate R. C. Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Small of Otis Lane
attended the Bowdoin College Glee Club
concert at Town Hall Saturday night. Their
son, Peter, is a member of the glee club.
Bellport High School principal Thomas
Feeney announced this week that Lionel
Rosenblatt has been named valedictorian,
and Miss Pamela Edwards, salutatorian, of
the senior class.
Mrs. Gertrude Quastler, a recognized artist
who lives on Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven
is having an exhibit of wire sculpture today
through Sunday, at 73 Horatio Street, New
York City. Also on exhibit will be paintings
by Frances Miller.
Mrs. Jerome Travers’ eighth-grade
Girl Scouts celebrated the investiture of
Christine Lessey and the 14th birthday of
Orlene King at a party at their meeting on
April 18. The other girls who were present
were Helen Ahearn, Cay Connelly, Wendy
Maxson, Cheryl Densing, Diane McLaughlin
and Carolyn Travers.
Sergeant Richard Hahn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Hahn of Tremont Avenue,
Medford is serving with the armed forces in
Germany. His wife is leaving this week by
United States Navy ship to join him there.


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