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New Mets Spring Training Column: #4, The View from the Berm or "Oh, My Aching Foot!"


The berm at First Data Field is a grassy slope in right field and there are no regular seats on the berm. Instead, you can bring a blanket, sit in the sun, and enjoy the game. Kids can run around, roll down the hill, play catch, and just generally have a great day at the park. For a family with young children, there’s nothing better than the berm. That’s on a normal day at First Data field... Today, was far from normal. Today, the berm and the adjoining party deck were taken over by “The 7 Line Army!”  Click here to read Marilyn's next column from Port St. Lucie.

Shanti Cycle Joins

Shanti Cycle

We'd like to welcome’s newest advertiser, Shanti Cycle! Shanti Cycle is located in the heart of downtown Bellport Village in the Beacon Building. They offer a wide range of fitness classes, including cycling, barre, yoga, and massage therapy!  Click here for more information.

Peter’s on the Green will Reopen on March 28th


It’s finally spring and that means Peter’s on the Green, at the Bellport Country Club, is about to reopen for the 2017 season! Peter’s will reopen on Tuesday, March 28th 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.

Extreme Yard Spring Clean Up Applications Due by April 1st


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.

The Ruth African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Bellport is Celebrating its 184th Anniversary
on Saturday, April 1st

Ruth Zion

The Ruth African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was the very first church, and is the only Black Church, in Bellport Village. It was founded in 1833 and the theme for their anniversary is, "184 years of Taking A Leap of Faith."

The celebration will be held at the Bellport Country Club on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm. There will be Gospel Groups, a Christian Comedian, and door prizes. If you would like to attend, there’s a Donation of $70 per person and you can contact Rev. Madge Haughton, Pastor, at 516-444-6787, for tickets or more information.

Concert by SOLI (Singers of Long Island) with Members of the Bellport High School Mixed Chorus on Wednesday, April 5th


Don't miss a concert by SOLI (Singers of Long Island) with members of the Bellport High School Mixed Chorus on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30pm at the Bellport High School Ebersole Auditorium. The concert will feature music by composers from Long Island and New York City, and is sponsored by the Becker Gambles Music Fund of the South Country Education Foundation, and the Bellport High School Music Department. Tickets are $10 (students are free). Click here for more information.

The Bellport Chamber of Commerce's Annual Easter Bonnet and Crazy Hat Parade on Saturday, April 15th

Easter PArade

The Bellport Chamber of Commerce will welcome spring with their Annual Easter Bonnet and Crazy Hat Parade on Saturday, April 15th. Residents can get creative and wear their most colorful, kookiest, wackiest hats, and their fun spirits, as they all hop down Main Street in Bellport Village! The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Job Readiness Workshops

Help Wanted

The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. in conjunction with the Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue Alliance will offer several job readiness workshops this Spring. Click here for the list of upcoming events.

New Classified Posted: Wood Flooring For Sale

Wood Flooring

A new classified ad has been posted for wood flooring for sale. Click here for more information.

New Classified Posted: O'Day Sailboat For Sale


A new classified ad has been posted for a 1974 23' O'Day sailboat for sale. Click here for more information.

Shanti Cycle in Bellport Village is Now Offering Barre Fitness Classes

Shanti Cycle

Few exercises have the ability to sculpt a woman’s body the way that barre can. Shanti Cycle's new Barre Fitness classes taught by barre certified instructor, Jaimee, target the muscles that play the greatest role in body change, then keeps these muscles working intensely and safely long enough for them to change. Individuals work at their own pace to dramatically re-shape their body in a safe, yet challenging environment. Classes are choreographed to music to be fluid and fun. Jaimee provides constant guidance, encouragement and support. Their goal is to provide a consistently safe and dramatically effective workout! Shanti Cycle is located in the Beacon Building in downtown Bellport Village. Click here for more information.

Save the Date for the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area's Annual "Beach Ball" on Saturday, June 24th

Beach Ball

Save the Date for the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area's annual Beach Ball fundraiser on Saturday, June 24th! Join them for an evening of music, dancing and outstanding culinary delights!  Click here for more information.

Significant Dates for the 2017 Bellport Village Elections

Election Dates

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Village of Bellport will hold an election for two Trustee positions and the Mayor position. Click here for a list of the important dates leading up to the election.

Bellport Village Public Notices Posted, 3/21/17

Legal Notice

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

Eileen Green Realty Posts Home For Sale in East Patchogue

65 cedar

Eileen Green Realty has posted a home for sale in East Patchogue. Situated on over an acre of land overlooking the Great South Bay, this historic 1909 four bedroom, four bath home is a rare find! If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check it out! Click here for more information.

Swan Realty Posts Homes For Sale in East Patchogue and Yaphank

Swan Realty

Swan Realty

Swan Realty

Swan Realty has posted several homes for sale in East Patchogue and Yaphank. If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check them out! Click here for more information.

The Mid-Brookhaven Republican Club to Host "The Elvis Presley Show" on Saturday, April 22nd


The Mid-Brookhaven Republican Club will host "The Elvis Presley Show," featuring impersonator Steve Mitchell, on Saturday, April 22nd. Dinner at 7:00pm and show 8-11pm on the grounds of the Coram Fire House located at 303 Middle Country Road, Coram. The cost of the event $37.50 per person, and includes finger foods, beer, soda, coffee and cake. For information call Barbara at 631-767-6310 or Arlene at 631-806-9705.

The Great South Bay Republican Club's Annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, April 30th


The Great South Bay Republican Club will hold its Annual Spring Brunch honoring county legislator Leslie Kennedy, Maria Polak and Shawn Hyms on the grounds of the Pine Grove Inn located at 1 First Street, East Patchogue on Sunday, April 30th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The cost of the event is $45 per person. For information call 631-758-6254.

Register Today for Spring Sessions of Village Yoga Beginning April 3rd

Village  Yoga

Spring is just around the corner. It's time to plant and nurture seeds of health and vitality. Our yoga practice is one fruitful way of doing so. Invite all that you love about Spring, the reinvigoration, rejuvenation, re-energizing and rebirthing, to manifest in your whole being. The 12-session, Spring series of Village Yoga begins the week of April 3rd. Register today! 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.

Smoking Cessation Classes Beginning this April

Quit Smoking

The Suffolk County Department of Health will begin a "Learn to be Tobacco Free" program this April. These FREE smoking cessation classes will be held at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital beginning on April 11th. All classes are at 6pm. Click here for more information.

New Classified Posted: Pub Height Kitchen Table For Sale



A new classified ad has been posted for a pub height kitchen table for sale. Click here for more information.

New Editorial, Alternative Facts?

From The Editor

We’d like to give you a great new way to contact your elected representatives in Washington to let them know what you think, but first...

On January 28, 2017, covered a demonstration in East Patchogue to protest the claimed unwillingness of Congressman Lee Zeldin to meet with the leadership of several local groups in the First Congressional District. Here’s a link to our coverage.

Since we published that article, we’ve read and heard several accounts of the protest that don’t agree with our experiences that night, so to set the record straight, here are some “facts,” rather than the “alternative facts” you might have read.
Click here to read our latest Editorial.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It's Time to Subscribe for 2017!


Now in our 12th year, many of our readers tell us the first thing they do in the morning is turn to We’re very proud of, and appreciate, your support. In addition to information about what’s happening in our community, we try to provide the “transparency” that is sometimes lacking. If you’re a reader, you already know how much we do to support and inform our community, Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, and East Patchogue. Now, we're asking you to give us a hand so we can continue doing our job.

Please CLICK HERE for information on becoming a Subscriber for 2017.

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