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Let Café Castello Cater Your Next Special Event So You Can Enjoy It Too!


Summer is almost here and that means a lot of entertaining and celebrating! Do you have a Graduation, Confirmation, Christening, Communion, or any other party, large or small, coming up? Let Café Castello cater your party so that you can enjoy the celebration too! They’ll furnish everything you need to make it a really special day. Click here for more information.

THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. Multi-Estate and Fine Art Auction on Saturday, April 21st

Thos. cornell

On Saturday, April 21st at Noon, THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. will hold a multi-estate and fine art auction. The auction will be selling 18th-20th c. furniture, decorations and accessories! If you'd like to preview the items going up for auction, they will be on display Friday, April 20th from Noon-7:00pm, and again on Saturday, April 21st from 10:00am until the auction begins at Noon. THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. is located at 152 South Country Road on Main Street in Bellport Village and their phone number is 631-289-9505. Click here for more information.

South Country Community Conference "Community Clean Up Day" on Sunday, April 22nd

Clean Up

Join the South Country Community Conference for a "Community Clean Up" effort on Sunday, April 22nd. All community groups MUST register via email to with your group name and how many people will be attending. You will receive more information after registering. Click here for more information.

Hagerman Fire Dept Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, April 22nd


Please help the Hagerman Fire Dept support JJ Coolbaugh and family (grandson of firefighter/commissioner, Thomas S. Bilka, Sr. and great-grandson of life member Ralph Stephani, Jr.) at a Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00pm-6:00pm at the Hagerman Fire Dept in East Patchogue. JJ was born August 30, 2017 and has spent the last five months in the N/IICU at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He was born with a CDH (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia for more info go to ) and was placed on life support at birth. He has endured surgeries and treatments due to his condition. Now at home, JJ will continue to receive medical care and follow up appointments for many years to come. His family could use your help! Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad Posted: Boat for Sale

Boat for Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a 2012 Steiger Craft -
23-foot Long Beach Center Console for sale. Click here for more information.

Swan Realty Posts Home for Sale in East Patchogue

25 Woodacres

Swan Realty has posted a house for sale in East Patchogue. Located in "Bellport Beach Estates" this vinyl sided "big little" house has a private beach and boating availability for you! If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check it out! Click here for more information.

New Editorial: Is it a Loan or a Gift?


Bellport Village just released a copy of the Village’s 2018-2019 Budget, click here for a copy. As usual, the “Enterprise Fund,” which is the Golf Course Greens, the Pro Shop, the Country Club and Grill Room, Men’s Locker Room, and Ladies Locker Room, has its own Budget which is separate from the Village’s Budget.

I’m sure the Mayor and Trustees are very happy to report that they expect revenues of $2,237,483 and expenses of $2,098,817 for a net profit of $138,666 for the Enterprise Fund in the coming year, but this does raise a question.
Click here for more information.

South Country Library
and Brookhaven Free Library Election Results

Vote Results

South Country Library Election Results:

Budget: PASSED
Yes: 365 votes
No: 71 votes

Library Trustees Elected:
Carole Gagliano: 263 votes
Cecelia Walsh: 261 votes
Geoffrey Marschall: 257 votes

Other Candidates:
Georgino F. Cruz: 153 votes
Ada S. Graham: 129 votes
Martha Gillette: 93 votes

Brookhaven Free Library Election Results:

Budget: PASSED
Yes: 134 votes
No: 16 votes

Library Trustees Elected:
Taryn Kirk-Glynn: 134 Votes
Janet Quirk: 128 Votes
Steven McCloskey: 127 Votes

New Hours at Peter's on the Green

Peter's on the Green

Starting this Tuesday, April 10th, Peter's on the Green will now be open from Tuesday to Sunday. Click here for more information.

"Music Mends Minds" Music as Therapy Program on Sunday, May 20th

Music Mends Minds

The South Country Library is partnering with the Bellport Rotary Club to create a local chapter of the "Music Mends Minds" program, a "music-as-therapy" initiative. The first session is Sunday, May 20th from 2:00pm-3:30pm. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia or other neurological disorders can play instruments, sing, clap, or simply watch and listen to participate in the creation of live music in a comfortable, informal setting. Click here for more information.

Bellport Village Public Notices Posted, 4/5/18

Legal Notice

Bellport Village Hall has released new Public Notices. Click here to read the new Public Notices.

Seasonal Help Wanted for the Village of Bellport

Help Wanted

The Village of Bellport is seeking to hire seasonal help for the following positions: Dock Master, Dock Guards, Ho Hum Beach Manager, Dock Hands, Ferry Deck Hands and Tennis Court Attendants. Click here for more information.

Playcrafters Theatre Company Presents, "Moon Over Buffalo" this May

Moon Over Buffalo

Playcrafters Theatre Company will present “Moon Over Buffalo," a play by Ken Ludwig, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Bellport Area, 471 Atlantic Ave., Bellport. The show runs two weekends, May 11-13 and 18-20. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm.

In the madcap comedy tradition of “Lend me a Tenor,” the hilarious “Moon Over Buffalo” centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing “Private Lives” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Click here for more information.

Swan Realty Announces Their Top Sales Agent and Contributor for Q1 2018

Garry King

Barbara Quintana

Deborah L. Galligan broker/ owner of Swan Realty Corp would like to congratulate Garry King, LAB and Barbara Quintana, LSA for their tremendous effort in Q1 2018. Garry was the Top Sales Agent for Q1 2018 and Barbara was the Top Contributor for Q1 2018. Click here for more information.

New Letters to the Editor Posted

Letter to the Editor

New Letters to the Editor have been posted.  Click here for more information.

New Mets Spring Training Column: Four Games, Three Cities, Three Stadiums, Two Nor'easters!


To say that Marilyn Supon is a "Mets fan" is a gross understatement. Marilyn is a true believer in anything and everything Mets. So much so that she, and her husband Bill, bought a house in Port St. Lucie, Florida so that she could be near the Mets for Spring Training. When Spring Training is over, they move back up here to be near Citi Field for the regular Mets season.

Knowing this, and knowing that many of you are Mets fans too, asked Marilyn if she'd be kind enough to share her Spring Training experiences this year with all of us.
 Click here for more information.

Let K&C Irrigation Get Your Lawn Ready For Spring

KC Irrigation

K&C Irrigation welcomes you to the 2018 Spring season with some exciting news of products that are on the market to enhance your irrigation system, including new "smart technology" products! Click here for more information.

Significant Dates for the Upcoming 2018 Bellport Village Elections

Election Dates

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Village of Bellport will hold an election for two Trustee positions. Click here for a list of the important dates leading up to the election.

New Classified Ad Posted: Pellet Stove For Sale

Pellet Stove

A new classified ad has been posted for a Pellet Stove for sale. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad Posted: FREE Firewood

Classified Ad

A new classified ad has been posted for FREE firewood. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad Posted: Clean Sweep Housekeeping Services

Classified Ad

A new classified ad has been posted for housekeeping services. Click here for more information.

Swan Realty Posts Home for Sale in Bellport

Bellport Home For Sale

Swan Realty has posted a house for sale in Bellport. Originally built for Peek & Sons Piano Makers in 1900, this former factory was remodeled in the 1930's as a Colonial home with the good bones of a solid Concert Grand! If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check it out! Click here for more information. Awarded Constant Contact’s All Star Award... For the 6th Year in a Row!

Constant Contact All STar

For the 6th year in a row, has been selected by Constant Contact to receive their coveted "All Star Award" for 2017. Every spring, Constant Contact selects their All Star Award recipients for the prior year. With over 5 million customers, Constant Contact has been a leader in email marketing since 1995 and is one of the leading communications companies designed to help small businesses and non-profits communicate with the world. Click here for more information.

Spruce Up Your Home and Car this Spring with the Help of Local Businesses

Spruce up for Spring

Ahhhhh, Spring.... The cold makes way for warmer temperatures and we all thaw out a bit. Spring is also the time of year when we start to think about our lawns and landscaping, as well as the outsides of our homes, not to mention a little "Spring Cleaning" on the inside. Don't forget about a little TLC for your car as well! Are your home and car ready for Spring? If not, there are plenty of terrific, local businesses ready to help you get ready for the season. Give them a call. You'll be glad you did! Click here for more information.

Medicare Cap Repealed

Medicare Cap Repealed

We have Dr. Gary Welch, owner of Spectrum Physical Therapy, to thank for the following information.

After two decades of discussion and negotiations, the Medicare Cap on therapy was permanently repealed as part of the budget deal Congress and the President recently signed into law. The 2-year funding deal includes a full repeal of the Cap on Medicare outpatient physical therapy, occupational, and speech-language pathology services.

For 21 years the Therapy Cap threatened to undermine the health and quality of life of millions of Medicare beneficiaries. Physical therapy practitioners were faced with the possibility of denying services to those who needed them. “Millions of vulnerable patients who need occupational, physical and speech-language therapy will now be protected from an arbitrary limit on how much Medicare will pay for needed therapy,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP’s executive vice president and chief advocacy and engagement officer.

The repeal came just as some beneficiaries were beginning to hit the $2,010 Therapy Cap for the year. Because of the Cap, more than a million beneficiaries would have been at risk of losing access to essential outpatient Medicare Part B therapy services.

Be sure to pass this on to family members and friends who are in need of Medicare services!

Please click here for more information about Spectrum Physical Therapy

Modesto Installation's Spring Special: FREE Cordless Feature for Most Blinds and Shades!

Modesto Installation

The cords usually associated with blinds and shades can be dangerous and pose a hazard to children. This spring, through May 31st, Modesto Installations is featuring the "cordless" feature on most blinds and shades FREE of charge! And as usual, installation is FREE for all of their products. Spring is the perfect time for your home improvement projects!

Locally owned and operated, Modesto Installations concentrates on the Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet and East Patchogue areas of Long Island, but they cover all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties too. They offer competitive prices for quality products, including Plantation Shutters, and provide a lifetime warranty on window treatments. They do commercial and business windows too! Click here for more information.

Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Announces 2018 Free and Discounted Adoptions Specials


The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will celebrate all year long with special, free and discounted adoption promotional events. All adoptions during the special events will include free neuter or spay, vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal. The normal adoption fees are $137 for a dog and $125 for a cat.

The 2018 special adoption events are:
March 16-18 Irish I Had A Home… Free adoptions for dogs and cats
April 1-8 Adoption Egg-stravaganza… Free adoptions during Easter week
May 1-31 Cinco de Gato… Free cat adoptions during the entire month
June 1-30 Dog Days of Summer… Free dog and cat adoptions all month long
July 14 Celebrate Furry Freedom Event… Free adoptions attractions, food, music
August 1- 31 Summer Loving… Discounted $65 dog and cat adoption fees all month long
Sept. 1-30 Back To School… Free adoptions for “School Age” dogs and cats (4 ears and up)
Oct. 1-31 Adopterfest… Free adoptions the month of October and our adoption event
Nov. 1-30 Adopt a Senior Pet Month… Free adoptions for cats and dogs 6 years or older
Nov. 23 Black Friday Event… Discounted $65 adoptions for black dogs and cats
Dec. 1-31 Home for the Holidays… Discounted $65 adoptions all month long

Those who are interested in adopting a dog or cat should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 631-451-6950 or visit the Animal Shelter website.

Brookhaven Youth Bureau Provides Opportunities to Make Prom Wishes Come True

Prom Dresses

The Brookhaven Youth Bureau wants to provide young ladies with an opportunity to attend their prom in style, regardless of financial constraints. The Prom Boutique, located on the second floor in Brookhaven Town Hall, is decorated as a dress shop fitting room filled with prom gowns ranging in styles and fashions.

Young ladies are outfitted with a gown and other accessories that are theirs to keep. There is no charge for this service and all clients are kept strictly confidential. The program will run from March 19th - June 15th, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm. Evening hours will be on April 12th, May 3rd and June 14th from 5:00pm-7:30pm.

For further information regarding the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s Prom Gown Program or to schedule an appointment, please call 631-451-8026 or visit

March and April Events at the South Country Library

South Country Library

The South Country Library has released its list of events for March and April. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. In-person or online registration for March children's programs starts Thursday, March 1st at 9:30am. April children's program registration starts Monday April 2nd at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.

Clydesdale Industries- Locally Owned Home Improvement


Carlton Stewart, of Clydesdale Industries, LLC, is here to help you with your home improvement projects. Their skilled crew is committed to servicing our local community of Bellport, Brookhaven, East Patchogue and the surrounding neighborhoods. They do: general carpentry, tile, windows, doors, trim work, additions, drywall, spackle, painting, decks, gates, fences, kitchens, bathrooms, additions, handy-man services, preparing homes for the season, etc. Click here for more information.

Social Work Intern Available to Residents at the South Country Library

South Country Library

A Stony Brook University Master of Social Work student is available at the South Country Library to assist with social service referrals and paperwork twice a week. Their intern can assist with: referrals to mental health and substance abuse resources, locating emergency services and housing, completing forms from the Department of Social Services (DSS), locating free legal services and advocacy, and locating employment programs and filing applications. Appointments and walk-ins welcome.  Click here for more information.

In-Home Concierge Services from Spectrum Physical Therapy


Spectrum Physical Therapy is now offering a “concierge” service to address your ailment or pain, one-on-one, in the privacy of your own home.

Dr. Gary Welch, owner of Spectrum Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist Practitioner of The Year and Stony Brook Alumnus of the year is offering this service to members of the Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, and East Patchogue communities. Dr. Welch is one of only two physical therapists in New York State who is both a certified functional manual therapist and a certified orthopedic manual therapist. Click here for more information.

It's Time to Subscribe for 2018!


For 14 years now, we’ve put a lot of time and effort into keeping you informed. There’s hardly a major event, and most of the minor ones too, in the South Country area that we don’t cover for you. Even our paid advertising, which helps pay the bills, keeps you informed as to what our local shops, restaurants, and businesses are up to.

We know how much our readers look forward to our emailing to the community every Tuesday morning. It’s a quick way for you to make sure you don’t miss a significant event in the coming week, but did you notice that we’ve also started to publish the Village’s Legal Notices? You no longer have to wade through page after page of incy, wincy, tiny type trying to figure out if any of it pertains to you. We even include mention of new Legal Notices in our weekly emailing so that you won’t miss them.

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