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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 Wednesday, March 1st at 9:30am. April children's program registration starts Saturday, April 1st at 9:30am.  Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.

"Tech Girls Rock" Workshop at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area on Friday, February 24th

Tech Girls

The Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area invites girls ages 10-18 years old to their FREE "Tech Girls Rock" workshop on Friday, February 24th from 9:00am-4:00pm. The Tech Girls Workshops include career exploration panels with technology professionals donating their time to provide expertise and real world experience and who will share their own experiences. Participants engage in discussions on key IT trends and topics, and participate in technology-focused challenges and projects designed to provide fun experiences that are hands-on, interactive and intentionally develop thinking skills. Participants will receive breakfast, lunch, raffle tickets and Tech Girls Rock Swag! Click here for more information.

Bellport Blue Claws Comedy Night Fundraiser on Sunday, February 26th

Blue Claws

The Bellport Blue Claws Travel Baseball 9U and 12U teams will be hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser on Sunday, February 26th at 6:30pm. Come on out to 89 North in Patchogue for a night of big laughs for a great cause! Last year’s show was a huge success and sold out early. This year’s show is limited to 250 tickets and will also sell out quickly! Tickets are only $20. In addition to the Comedy Show, there will be a Chinese Auction with incredible baskets and prizes! End your Sunday the right way! Invite your friends and join them for a great night out for a great cause!  Click here for more information.

Bellport Village Public Notices Posted, 2/22/17

Legal Notice

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

New Column: Mets Spring Training 2017


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 to read Marilyn's first column from Port St. Lucie.

TOLA.'s Big Winter Sale

Big Sale

Don't miss TOLA.'s big, big winter sale beginning on Friday, February 17th! TOLA. is a small town boutique with a big time vibe located on Main Street in the heart of Bellport Village. There, you'll find thoughtful gifts for all affairs, creative home accessories, Bellport-inspired jewelry, and clothing for him, her & the little one.  Click here for more information.

New Classified Posted: Sofa Table and Coffee Table For Sale

Sofa Table

Coffee Table

A new classified ad has been posted for a sofa table and a coffee table for sale. 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.

South Country Education Foundation Winter Newsletter and New Grant Winners Announced

South Country Education Foundation

Founded in 1998, the South Country Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to improving educational opportunities for all students in the South Country Central School District. The mission of the Foundation is to promote and enhance educational initiatives by providing supplemental financial support for projects and programs that are outside the South Country school budget.

Since their founding, they have granted over $600,000 to teachers, administrators, students and community groups in our district who have come to them with their innovative and creative ideas. Funding for these grants comes from generous donations to the foundation by community members, alumni and local nonprofits as well as from the proceeds of our annual cocktail party and auction. Click here for their latest list of grant winners.

In addition, they have published their latest newsletter. Click here to read all about their latest news.

New Classified Posted: Danish Teak Dining Table For Sale

Teak Table

A new classified ad has been posted for Danish, teak dining room table. Click here for more information.

The Pilot Club of Patchogue’s Annual Theater Party on March 5th

Pilot Club

On Sunday, March 5th, the Pilot Club of Patchogue will hold their Annual Theater Party at Theater Three located at 412 Main St. in Port Jefferson. There will be a Reception from 1:00pm to 2:30pm and the Performance will start at 3:00pm.

This year, the program will feature “RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women,” featuring such immortal tunes as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend,” “These Boots Were Made for Walking," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "What's Love Got to Do With It," and many others, RESPECT chronicles an exhilarating must-see, must-hear story. From housewife to rebel, from cynic to Wonder Woman, RESPECT chronicles extraordinary women, celebrating the music that has defined feelings, ideas and promise. “Hard Hearted Hannah," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "This One's for the Girls," "I Will Survive," and "I Am Woman" are just some of the dozens of songs featured in this show stopping performance!

Don’t miss a great show and help support a great organization. For over 50 years, The Pilot Club has raised monies for many worthy causes including, but not limited to:

  • The Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC)

  • Brookhaven Townhouse for Adults

  • Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

  • Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services

  • Pick Me Ups Program for Caregivers

  • Mercy Center Ministries

  • Pilot International Scholarships for College Students

Click here for more information.

Eileen Green Realty Posts Homes For Sale in Bellport Village and East Patchogue

Eileen Green

Eileen Green

Eileen Green Realty has posted two homes for sale; one in Bellport Village and one in East Patchogue. If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check them out! Click here for more information.

January Bellport Village Board Meeting Recap


On January 23rd, the January Bellport Village Board Meeting was held in the Bellport Community Center located at 4 Bell St. in Bellport Village. Note: The new Village Code regarding rentals in Bellport Village has been added to the article.  Click here for a recap of the meeting.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Visit the Bellport Village Dentist Today!

Dental Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. To better educate the children in our community to the needs of preventive dentistry, Dr. Joseph P Graskemper, The Bellport Village Dentist, is providing a "Kids Helping Kids Special"-- Cleaning, Examination, Fluoride Treatment, and all necessary X-rays for children ages 3 to 12 for less than the regular fees during the month of February.  Click here for more information.

"All in 4 Kids" Casino Night Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area on Saturday, March 4th

Casino Night

The Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area will hold their annual "All In 4 Kids" Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 4th from 7pm-11pm at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 471 Atlantic Avenue, Bellport. Enjoy beer, wine, lite bites, prizes and fun! Tickets are $50 per person, $90 per couple and $55 at the door. Purchase your tickets in advance at Bellport Arts & Framing, TOLA and Pamela Lerner Home & Design. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Boys & Girls Club at 631.286.9090 x 308. For more information email  Click here for more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area.

Director of Tennis Position Open at the Bellport Country Club


The Village of Bellport, on Long Island, is looking for someone to direct their summer Tennis program at the Bellport Country Club. Applicants must possess a USPTA/PTR accredited ranking of professional coach or higher. Click here for more information.

Bellport High School Class of 1977 40th Class Reunion this Summer


Attention BHS Class of 1977! Your 40th Class Reunion will be held this summer on Saturday, June 24th at Painters' Restaurant in Brookhaven. This event is FREE to attend, with a cash bar and food. After the fun on Saturday night, join everyone for a beach day on Sunday, June 25th! Click here for more information.

South Country Concerts Presents their 2016-2017 Season, "Sound Escape"

South Country Concerts

South Country Concerts welcomes you to join them for their 2016/2017 Concert Season. South Country Concerts was founded by two internationally known Bellport musicians, soprano Deborah Birnbaum and cellist Laurinel Owen, with the mission to provide the highest quality concerts to South Shore residents. Featuring an eclectic mix of classical repertoire in an intimate and informal setting, the series has an outreach to music lovers of all ages. The acoustically superb Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport offers a warm and intimate setting for you to experience live classical music close to home. Click here for more information.

New Classified Posted: Custom Modular Sectional For Sale


A new Classified Ad has been posted for a custom made modular sofa set in off-white raw silk for sale. Click here for more information.

Swan Realty Announces their Top Sales Agents and Top Contributors for 2016

Swan Realty

Deborah L. Galligan broker/ owner of Swan Realty Corp would like to congratulate their top sales agents and contributors for their tremendous efforts in Q4 2016 and all of 2016. Click here for more information.

New Classified Posted: ACE Certified Fitness Professional Dorian Johnson’s "Transformation Challenge"

Dorian Johnson

A new Classified Ad has been posted for ACE certified fitness professional Dorian Johnson's "Transformation Challenge." Click here for more information.

Extreme Yard Spring Clean Up Applications Available


The South Country Community Leadership Network (SCCLN) will be organizing the 3rd Annual FREE Spring Front Yard Clean Up for a select number of homes deserving of a little TLC in the South Country Community. Winners will work alongside their crew to help beautify their property, which includes assistance with the removal of leaves and debris, lawn cutting, hedge trimming and plantings. To be considered for the clean up, please complete this form and submit it by April 1st.

We’ve Added a New Story to Our “Long Island Stories” Column

LI Stories

Long Island Stories is an opportunity for local authors, or authors who write about Long Island events and places, to share their work with our local community. There are no restrictions so let your creative juices flow! If you’re a reader, either stop by every now and then to see if a new story has been added, or, join our mailing list by Clicking Here and we’ll let you know when a new story has been added.

Click Here to read the latest story, “Horseback to Old Inlet” by Richard Weissmann.

New Editorial, "Village Rentals - Where Do We Go From Here?"

From The Editor

The question of rentals in Bellport Village has been hotly debated for some time now. Terms such as B&B, Airbnb, Home Rentals, Room Rentals, Short Term, Long Term, Monthly Rentals, Weekly Rentals, Daily Rentals, Amenities, Residential Area, Commercial Area, and Professional area have been thrown around to the point where I for one, can no longer keep track of them. I don’t really know if I’m for the proposed changes in Village Code or against them because I’m confused.

The question of Village rentals came to a head at the December 19, 2016 Village Board meeting when a proposal for the first step towards updating the Village Codes, the process for registering a “Whole House” property for rental purposes, was voted down two to two, with one Trustee absent. After the meeting, I asked several members of the Board, “Where do we go from here?” and their response was, they didn't know, but it would take the support of at least three members of the Board to put the subject back on the agenda.

My guess is that many of you are just as confused as I am so, in an effort to better understand the issues involved, I asked for a meeting with Mayor Fell, Village Clerk John Kocay, and Village Attorney Dave Moran so they could help me better understand the issues and processes facing the Village.
Click here to read our latest Editorial.

Peter’s on the Green is Closed for the Season, but Visit Peter's Luncheonette this Winter!

Peter's Luncheonette

As you probably know, Peter’s, both Peter’s On The Green at the Bellport Village Golf Course and Peter’s Luncheonette in East Patchogue, are family owned and operated local businesses. While Peter’s On The Green will be closed until the beginning of spring, Peter’s Luncheonette will be open all winter long in East Patchogue. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and you’ll see many of the same faces and friendly smiles. They’re looking forward to serving you and your family. Click here for more information.

It's Time to Subscribe for 2017!


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