PATCHOGUE VILLAGE

‘I’d rather have my dad in a dress than a box’

Being a public persona grants you a wide audience, a gift artists and influencers can spend a lifetime chasing, but it also burdens you with unabashed opinion, a burden that can rattle even the most …

Don’t miss these fall happenings

The villages of Patchogue and Bellport are gearing up for a monthlong celebration of fall, starting with scarecrow-building contests this weekend. If you seek crisp air, pumpkins and decorating, look …

First-ever Hispanic Heritage parade this weekend!

This weekend, Sunday, Oct. 2, Patchogue Village will be hosting their first-ever Hispanic Heritage parade on Main Street. The first grand marshal of the parade has been announced as Joselo Lucero, …
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Bellport football kicks off the season

Much optimism surrounds varsity Bellport Clippers football in 2022. A year ago featured a terrific fall 2021 campaign with a 7-1 regular season record, where they hoisted a trophy after a 13-0 …

Seeking protection with a reworked marina

The Bellport Village Waterfront Commission has officially begun working on the redesign of the Bellport Marina project as well as the Ho-Hum Beach Marina updates, which are further along. The …

An exciting new school year

Students returned to class in the South Country School District on Tuesday, Sept. 6. To commemorate this annual rite of passage, we asked members of the district to send in their best back-to-school …

Bellport remembers with 9/11 evening tribute

Last Sunday, many of our local heroes paid tribute to those who lost, or risked, their lives on that unforgettable day, as the rest of the world mourned. The Bellport Fire Department,South Country …
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Twenty-one years later, let us once again remember that fateful day

A list of 9/11 remembrance ceremonies near you to pay homage. This Sunday, many of our local heroes will be paying tribute to those who lost, or risked, their lives on that unforgettable day, as …

The 14th annual Sandcastle Contest

In “Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence,” Andrew Juniper describes wabi sabi as “an intuitive appreciation of ephemeral beauty in the physical world that reflects the …

Inspired by Ho-Hum in a venue that is anything but ‘ho-hum’

Two years ago, amid the worst of the pandemic, The Storefront, in the heart of the Village of Bellport, at 139 South Country Road, managed the remarkable feat of finding a way to both open safely and …

South Country’s new super starts the school year

On May 18, 2022, at the meeting of the South Country Central School District Board of Education, the board appointed Antonio Santana as its next superintendent of schools. To facilitate a seamless …
ARTS
Historic schoolhouse gets facelift
If all goes well, the 1858 Swan River Schoolhouse’s exterior will soon be scraped, sealed, and a spanking-new coat of white …
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Voices Rising Film Festival over weekend at Plaza MAC
Roman, the co-organizer of the Babylon Pride Parade, will walk the red carpet on Friday, September 30 at 5 p.m. She’ll perform …
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Arts on Terry: A celebration of the arts
The fair takes place on Terry Street in Patchogue Village, surrounding the Artspace building at 20 Terry Street on Sept. 25, from 1 to …
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SPORTS
Lions Club donates to Head Start
The Brookhaven Great South Bay Lions Club donated backpacks, blankets, school supplies, and playground equipment to the Patchogue …
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PYAA Alumni Benefit Softball Game next weekend
President Peter Feehan and in-coming president Robert Weber are happy to announce, together with mayor Paul Pontieri and the Village …
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Before Kris Kringle fund turns red and green, they go red, white, and blue
Golf carts were festooned with red, white, and blue adornments as attendees matched their vehicles wearing the patriotic colors, which …
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Brookhaven News
It’s been a while since I have written a historical corner, and I am so excited to be back! This week, I did the self-guided Bellport Lane walking tour that was put together by the …
On Aug. 12, supervisor Ed Romaine and councilman Neil Foley were on hand for the completion of the fish passage at Swan Lake in Patchogue. The final step in the project was new landscaping with …
Suffolk News
On or about Sept. 8, Suffolk County officials determined that the county’s systems had been affected by a cyberattack. The attack has disrupted legislator emails, postponed the date of civil …
The recent Japanese red seaweed invasion at Heckscher State Park had Save the Great South Bay supporters on high alert, Robyn Silvestri, executive director of SGSB, wrote on the SGSB website. The …
This book is loaded with great recipes, colorful images, and fun and interesting tips, tricks, and information. As a foodie and at-home-cook mom of three, I fully intend on whipping this book out at …
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