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Swan Realty Posts Home for Sale in Medford

MEdford Home

Swan Realty has posted a home for sale in Medford. This new construction home sits on a private cul de sac in Country Pointe! If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check it out! Click here for more information.

THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. Estate Auction on Sunday, March 1st

Thos. Cornell Auction

On Sunday, March 1st at 11:00am, THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. will hold an Estate Auction in their showroom at 152 South Country Road on Main Street in Bellport Village. The auction will feature 18th and 20th century furniture, decorations and accessories; contents removed from several NYC apartments and local, Long Island homes. Previews will be held on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, February 29th. Click here for more information.

Special Offer From the Bellport Village Dentist for Children's Dental Health Month in February

Bellport Village Dentist

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: $100 or insurance form (normally $323) and Dr. Graskemper will donate $2 to the Kiwanis of Patchogue Children’s Fund to help needy children in our area (good till Feb. 29).

For your child’s introduction appointment to a happy healthy smile or even an appointment for yourself to start the year with a bright smile, call The Bellport Village Dentist today! Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events from the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society

Black History Presentation

Gail Collins

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society has two great events coming up! Tickets are on sale now!

A Talk on the History of Bellport's Ruth African Methodist Episcopalian Zion Church by Dr. Georgette Grier-Key on February 22nd. Click here for more information.

Authors & Artists Presentation by Gail Collins, NY Times Columnist and Author of "No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History" on Saturday, March 7th. Click here for more information.

The 2nd Annual Cultural Empowerment Event Hosted by DSAI on Saturday, February 22nd


That's right, DSAI, DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT, INC., is back! DSAI is excited to host another great event at the Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area on Saturday, February 22nd from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Admission is two cans of food or $3. Free entry with a DSAI t-shirt! Last year, they had a fabulous time with great speakers and amazing performances. DSAI is back to bring you the same energy, more great performances, and more amazing inspirational and informative speakers.

DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT, INC., DSAI, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. When they say they are DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT, they mean they are taking action to solve problems, not just talking about those problems. DSAI’s dedicated vision is raising low income neighborhoods from their low socioeconomic status (SES), and creating self-sufficient, supportive, and unified communities by being proactive to strengthen these communities.

DSAI believes in sharing effort with communities wanting to do better, having respect and love for one another, and building generational wealth for future generations. DSAI wants to foster a better environment, help bring an interest and a desire to learn, and encourage our youth to aspire to have a better education so that they can fill positions of power to fight against injustices within these communities. They believe it is truly about building a prosperous environment to live in peacefully, spiritually, and with good physical and mental health so as to achieve these goals for all. They are, DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT, Inc.

Mark your calendar and don't miss out on a great opportunity to meet and greet, network, and enjoy a good time with people who share common interests in building friendships, community relationships, and obtain valuable information that you can take back with you and continue towards the goal of creating great and prosperous communities. Do you like supporting small businesses? Vendors will be there selling their products and promoting their businesses. There will also be FREE GIVEAWAYS! Click here for more information.

New Editorial: More Questions Ray Fell Won’t Let Me Ask

From The Editor

As Residents are still not allowed to ask questions at Bellport Village Board Meetings or Village Board Work Sessions, here are some more questions I have for Mayor Fell.

Thanks to the Bellport Yacht Club’s video feed from the Marina, we’ve all been able to monitor the progress on the work being done at the Village Marina. So far, it appears that all of the work is being done on the bulkheading. Being that time is short to the contractual completion date of March 31, 2020 for the work being done on the Marina, wouldn’t it be wise to work on the Electrical System, the Fresh Water System, and the Drainage System at the northern end of the Marina at the same time as the work on the bulkhead is being done? I’m not an engineer, but I would think work on these systems wouldn’t interfere with one another. I also note that work doesn’t appear to be being done on Saturdays or on an extended workday in order to meet the deadline. Mr. Mayor, are you still sure the work on the Marina will be completed by your deadline of March 31, 2020? If not, what’s your plan? Are you sure you’re going to impose significant financial penalties on the contractor if the deadline isn’t met?
 Click here to read the rest of the latest Editorial.

South Country School District Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

Kindergarten Registration

The South Country Central School District will be conducting Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year from March 2nd through March 27th, 2020.

English Registration Form

Spanish Registration Form

Call (631) 730-1617 or visit the district website for more information.

Designscapes of Long Island is Actively Booking Landscaping Projects for 2020


Designscapes of Long Island, owned by Dan Steigerwald since 1985, is your “National & Local Award Winning” landscape design/build outdoor living construction company located in East Patchogue servicing all of Long Island from Queens to Montauk. They constantly strive to be the most innovative and creative landscape design company in the Long Island, marketplace.

Whether you’d like to design and build your dream landscape from scratch, refresh existing gardens or install a new patio or waterfall, Designscapes of Long Island has you covered. They do pools, outdoor kitchens, sport courts, putting greens, even special pet turf! They also offer landscape maintenance programs to maintain and enhance your exteriors during all of the outdoor seasons. Dan’s brother, Doug Steigerwald formerly of Long Island Flower Garden & Florist in East Patchogue since 1980, has joined Designscapes of Long Island to help make your dreams come true! Click here for more information.

New Editorial: What is the Mayor Afraid Of?

From The Editor

I left the January 27, 2020 Bellport Village Board Meeting early Monday night. I left because the Village Attorney, David Moran, told me I wasn’t allowed to ask questions during the Open To The Public portion of the meeting and, as a result, I wanted to start work on this Editorial. Click here to read the latest Editorial.

Peter's on the Green Reopens for the Season this Thursday, February 6th


It’s almost spring and that means Peter’s on the Green, at the Bellport Country Club, is about to reopen for the 2020 season! Peter’s will reopen on Thursday, February 6th and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a member of the Golf Club, the Country Club, or a Bellport Village resident to visit Peter’s. You just have to want a great meal prepared and served by some really great people to enjoy your visit. There will even be some great new items added to the menu this year! Click here for more information

Live Music at Café Castello

Live Music

Café Castello is THE place for Live Music in Bellport Village. Come on down for some great music and a wonderful meal! Click here for more information and the upcoming music schedule.

New Classified Ad: In Home Counseling Services Available

Classified Ads

A new classified ad has been posted for in home counseling services. Erena DiGonis is a licensed clinical social worker, health coach, and gerontologist, who offers in home counseling for seniors and homebound individuals. Click here for more information.

The Pilot Club of Patchogue's Annual Theatre Benefit on Sunday, March 8th

Pilot Club

Join the Pilot Club of Patchogue for their Annual Theater Benefit at Theater Three in Port Jefferson on Sunday, March 8th. The performance that afternoon will be "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph is a warm-hearted celebration of the boy who changed the course of history. Told entirely through song in music styles from country, rock ‘n roll, pop, and calypso, Joseph is the irresistible musical about trials and triumphs. Take this rainbow ride through biblical Egypt infused with fast-paced dance numbers, adventure, song, and even an appearance from Elvis. This event will benefit the Pilot Club of Patchogue Community Service Projects. Ticket orders must be postmarked by Monday, February 25th. Click here for more information.

Rotary Club of Bellport's 2nd Annual Square Dance and Dinner on Saturday, March 7th

Square Dance

Rotary Club of Bellport invites you to join them for a Square Dance and Dinner on Saturday, March 7th from 6:00pm-9:30pm at the VFW Hall, 330 N. Dunton Ave, East Patchogue. Enjoy dinner, dancing, drinks, a 50/50 raffle and fun! Tickets are $35 per person, with limited seating of 100 tickets. To purchase tickets or for more information, call or text 631-495-3514.

NYS Senator Monica R. Martinez Presents, “African Americans and the Vote” on Friday, February 28th

Black History Month

From 6:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, February 28th, New York State Senator Monica R. Martinez is presenting, “African Americans and the Vote, A Black History Month Celebration,” at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area located at 471 Atlantic Ave. in Bellport. Click here for more information.

Career Expo 2020, “Get Hired!” on Thursday, March 19th

Get Hired

From 5:00pm-8:00pm, on Thursday, March 19th, New York State Senator Monica R. Martinez is hosting the Career Expo 2020, “Get Hired,” at the new South Country Ambulance Company Headquarters located at 420 Station Road in Bellport. During the event, the SCDOL (Suffolk County Department of Labor) will be holding resume writing and mock interview workshops. Exclusively for Veterans, there will be a career counselor available from 4:00pm-5:00pm on the day of the event. All who attend are encouraged to bring their resumes! Click here for more information.

House for Sale by Owner in Bellport Village

Beth Harrison

Check out this charming three bedroom, two full baths, for sale by owner home in Bellport Village! Click here for more information.

Check Out the SCEF's Winter Newsletter


The South Country Education Foundation's Winter 2020 newsletter is hot off of the presses! Check it out to see what they've been up to! Click here for more information.

Swan Realty Would Like to Congratulate Several Members of Their Outstanding Team

Swan Realty

Deborah L. Galligan broker/ owner of Swan Realty Corp would like to congratulate several members of the Swan Realty team for their outstanding effort in Q4 2019 and all of 2019. Click here for more information.

New Letters to the Editor Posted


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

January and February Events at the South Country Library

South Country Library

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

New Editorial: Zombie Golf

From The Editor

Lord, it’s been almost a year since my Editorial alerting our community as to what the Bellport Village Board and the Golf Commission were up to, but like a Zombie that rises from the dead, the Village Board’s grandiose plans for changes and additions to the Bellport Village Golf Course never seem to die. Click here to read the latest Editorial.

Mark Your Calendars for the "Bellport Bay 5K" on July 12, 2020

The Bellport Village Program Fund (BVPF) is pleased to announce that it is reviving the annual summer 5K race in Bellport. Formerly known as the Clipper Classic, the newly christened Bellport Bay 5K will be staged on Sunday July 12, 2020. There will also be a 1-mile Fun Run for kids of all ages. All proceeds from race registrations and tax-deductible sponsorships, after race-related expenses, will go to benefit the BVPF.

“For years, this road race was a central event in Bellport’s summer, and we are pleased to see that the Bellport Village Program Fund is bringing it back as the Bellport Bay 5K,” said Bellport Village Mayor Ray Fell. “I want to thank the Bellport Village Program Fund and all those who are volunteering in the effort to put on a successful race.”

“By bringing back this race as the Bellport Bay 5K,” said Michael Foster, the BVPF Chairman, “we not only will be putting on a great race for everyone who loves to run, but we also will raise money for our ongoing and new projects in and around Bellport. Our goal is to continue the long tradition established by the Clipper Classic and make this race an annual event on Bellport’s summer calendar.”

The registration page is live now! Click here for more information and to register! Awarded Constant Contact's All Star Award... For the 7th Year in a Row!

Constant Contact

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