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South Country History

Bellport History

The South Country area is rich with history. wanted to create a place where we could showcase some of the photos and artifacts that tell the story of the South Country area. Click here to visit the South Country History section.



As we get older, or due to injuries, physical therapy, yoga and chiropractic services are often the way back to our normal lives. Click here to read the articles.

South Country Radio

South Country Radio

In 1960, Playcrafters Theatre Company was founded with a mission to promote theater of the highest quality and production values by non-professionals; encouraging interest and participation in the performing arts throughout the community. Playcrafters Theatre Company is thrilled to partner with in their launch of South Country Radio with an “Old Time Radio Show."  Click here for more information.

Ambling Around Brookhaven Hamlet

Ambling Around Brookhaven Hamlet

In 2014, a wonderful book, “Ambling Around Brookhaven Hamlet, Self-Guided Tours of Our Historic Hamlet and Its Hospitable Habitat,” was created by some wonderful people, Anita Cohen, Martin, “Marty,” Van Lith, and John Deitz of The Fire Place History Club. The book has been updated, added to, and is now, 2017, in its Second Edition. It should be noted that the project was made possible by a grant obtained by Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning for the First Edition of the book.

When we learned of the book, we approached Marty Van Lith and asked if we might reproduce the book, in serial form, on and share it, free of charge, with our readers. Marty gave us an enthusiastic go ahead, as that was the whole point, to get information about Brookhaven Hamlet into as many hands as possible.

So dear reader, here is the introduction to the project and the first Walking Tour. Over the next few months, we’ll publish each of the five Walking Tours for your summertime enjoyment. Click here for more information.

Mets Spring Training
by Marilyn Supon


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.

2019 Spring Training Column

2018 Spring Training Column

2017 Spring Training Column

A Visit with Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of the nicest, most down to earth people you’re ever going to meet, Bellport’s own Isabella Rossellini. The occasion was a special limited showing of her newest film, “Late Bloomers,” at the Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center (Plazamac) in Patchogue. Ms. Rossellini stars, along with William Hurt, in this wonderful and quirky new film. Click here for more information.

Long Island Stories

Long Island 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.

The End by Richard Weissmann

Horseback to Old Inlet by Richard Weissmann
Sad, But True by Rich Giannotti
The Girl in the Woods by Richard Weissmann

The Round Table

by Larry Sribnick
The Round Table

A growing list of recorded interviews with some of the people who make the South Country area so special.

Click Here for The Round Table

The WABAC Machine

The WABAC Machine, (pronounced "Way Back,") features events from years ago.

Click Here to visit The WABAC Machine


Gianni Cerri
by Larry Sribnick

Gianni Cerri

Giovanni Cerri, Gianni, or better yet “Johnny” to his friends, moved permanently to Bellport about three years ago from his home in Milan, Italy. Now at 84 years young, and in Gianni’s case we do mean young, he is an artist, musician, and avid tennis player.

When we first visited Gianni’s home, we were taken by his unique architectural pieces which depict places he has known both in Italy and here in the United States. These large pieces, some three or more feet in height, demonstrate Gianni’s skill as an artist and at the same time his sense of whimsy.

Click Here to read about Gianni and enjoy his artwork


Road Trip
by Larry Sribnick


Scottsdale, AZ to Bellport: 2,700 miles, 11 states, 42 hours, 64 miles per hour, and 48 miles per gallon! Click here to read about our Cross Country Road Trip in a Toyota Prius.

Hiking on Long Island
by Rich Weissmann

Hiking on LI

Many areas on Long Island offer a wide array of opportunities for people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are a couch potato, or a kid; a seasoned athlete or a senior citizen, there is a place to enjoy a walk, a saunter, or a fairly serious hike within a short drive of Bellport.

Over the years, Rich Weissmann has covered many miles walking the back trails of the pine barrens, climbing the glacial hills that run down the spine of our island, and skirting the shorelines of its rivers, bays and oceanfront. His new column on will be a series of articles describing the walks, saunters and hikes that almost anyone can enjoy. Click here to read the latest article.

A Walk to the Breach
Blydenburgh County Park
The Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
The Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Cathedral Pines County Park
Caumsett State Park
Exploring Our New Inlet
New Trails at Wertheim
The Sunken Meadow Trail

Take a Virtual Loop of the Dock


Join us on our "Company Car" aka- our Vespa scooter, and take a virtual "loop of the dock!" Now, regardless of the weather, or how far you are from Bellport, you can loop the dock anytime that you want! Click here to take a Loop!

The Gripe Vine

The Gripe Vine

Do you have something you'd like to complain about or share with your friends and neighbors in a humorous way? We'd love to hear from you. We might even add what you have to say to The Gripe Vine column! Click here to read the latest "Gripes."

Cooking with Linda
by Linda Davis

Cooking with Linda

Do you enjoy cooking? Then you’ll love our new column, “Cooking with Linda!” Join Linda as she shares her extensive knowledge and love of cooking with us. You’ll learn to see cooking as she does, as art! Click here to read the latest articles.

Herbs & Spices
Making Soup
Holiday Recipes
Potato and Shrimp Salads
Linda's Kitchen
It's BBQ Time
Small Changes Can Make A Dish Your Own
Summer Dishes


Adventures in Art
by Chris Taylor

Adventures In Art

We asked Chris Taylor of the SBAA (South Bay Art Association), to write a column for about herself, her art background and her art itself, as well as how she got started. Get ready for some "Adventures In Art!"  Click here for more on Chris Taylor.

An Introduction
What Is Art?
Art To You
The Creative Process
Prequel: The Creative Process
A Good Foundation Is Important
Beyond The Drawing
The Next Step

Low 'n Slow
by Larry Sribnick

Low n Slow

I think every pilot will tell you that they yearn to fly the way it was in the early days of aviation, “Low ‘n Slow,” hence, the name of this column. Rather than flying at 10,000’, we’re talking about flying at 1000’ or less and instead of 175 mph, we’re talking about, at times, flying at 50 mph or less. My purpose will be to bring you along on the trips I take, Low ‘n Slow, and show you parts of Long Island and the world that you can’t see any other way. Click here to read the latest articles.

Thoughts, Ramblings & Other Absurdities
by Angela Giannotti

Angela Giannotti

Welcome to an erstwhile column. And to all those who are too old to blog and too young to not express your feelings, this is a place where you too can expound. I wrote a column for the Moriches Bay Tide for several years and for Dan’s Papers for one. But that was in the early 90’s. I loved having a column and began to hone it to a nice, neat 400 words or so." Click here for more Thoughts, Ramblings and Other Absurdities from Angela Giannotti.

Group Thoughts
My Absence Of Thought
Some Ramblings, One Remembrance
Bittersweet Thoughts
I'm Annoyed
Wallen's Market
Spoken Words
Bellport on Broadway
Southern Comfort
Some Things Should Never Change

March 8, 1963 Remembered

Bellport Fire

Bob Wallen and his staff thank all of those who helped avoid a true disaster on March 8th, 1963 when the Bellport High School caught fire. Click here to read the article!

"Sure Miss Bellport"

Mother's Beach

Take a trip down memory lane with ex-Bellport residents as they remember growing up in the Village.

Click here for Joe Centrone’s story

Click here for Jo Ann McGrath's story


Brookhaven Hamlet has a New, Unleashed Dog Run

New Dog Run

Considering how popular the Holidays Dog Parade was in Bellport village, it’s big news that, thanks to Legislator Kate Browning, Brookhaven Hamlet has a new, unleashed, 2.6 acre dog run, on Montauk Highway, a few miles from Bellport Village. The new facility will be open to the public and fills a much needed service for eastern Suffolk County dog owners. Click here to read the article.

The Case for a Webcam


All of you parents and grandparents should take a minute to read this new article in our "At Home" column area of We never knew how wonderful a webcam could be and you'll be able to read all about it. Click here to read the article.

Recent Deer Sightings


We received an email from Dava Stravinsky, a concerned resident, regarding recent deer sightings in the Bellport area. To read what Dava had to say, and to post information about a recent deer sighting, click here.

Researching the History of Your House

History of your home

Sharon Pullen, from the Historic Documents Library at the Office of the County Clerk recently gave a talk on "Researching The History Of Your House." For more information about how you can research your own house, click here.