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Pints for Pencils

Pints for Pencils Drive Sponsored by the Brookhaven Village Association and St. James Episcopal Church on Thursday, August 25th

St. James Episcopal Church and the Brookhaven Village Association will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, August 25th from 2:00pm-8:00pm at St. James Episcopal Church, 360 Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven. The BVA Virginia Brown Scholarship Fund will donate $10 worth of school supplies for each of the first 40 blood donors who sign up in advance. Email to register today!


Anthony Marinelli Posts Another Home for Sale in West Palm Beach

Check out this beautiful, lakefront, 4 bed/3 bath pool house in Riverwalk - one of the most sought-after gated communities in West Palm Beach, listed by Anthony Marinelli, Palm Beach Realtor. Click here for more information.


SCEF Grants

SCEF Announces 2022/2023 Education Grant Cycle

The South Country Education Foundation's grant applications for the 2022/23 school year are now available on their website. Completed applications are due back October 14, 2022. Awardees will be announced on October 28, 2022. Click here for more information.


Squassux Fair

Save the Date for the Squassux Fair on Saturday, October 1st

Land Ho! The Brookhaven Village Association invites you to save the date for the return of the Squassux Fair on Saturday, October 1st (raindate: October 2nd). Mayhem marina ahead! More information coming soon!


West Palm Beach

Under Contract! Anthony Marinelli Posts Home for Sale in West Palm Beach

This home is now under contract to two former Bellport residents! Summer is the time to buy in West Palm Beach! Check out this outstanding, lakefront home in the upscale gated community of Riverwalk, listed by Anthony Marinelli, Palm Beach Realtor. Click here for more information.


Letters to the Editor

New Letters to the Editor Posted

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



Sculpture on the Trail, an Art and Nature Exhibition on Saturday, August 20th

CEED and Inspiration Plus are pleased to present SCULPTURE on the TRAIL … an Art & Nature Exhibition which will take place on Saturday, August 20th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery, the Washington Lodge at 287 South Country Road, Brookhaven, 11719. Seventeen international artists will have their sculptures installed on a one-half-mile trail through Suffolk County forest preserve north of Brookhaven’s Washington Lodge. The theme of the exhibition is encapsulated in the letter Y, which evokes organic branching in nature, in tandem with the eternal questions we ask ourselves, “why.” This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

There will also be a reception to meet and celebrate the artists, with music by jazz band Natural Causes from 3:30pm-5:00pm with a contribution of $25/person (children under 12 attend for free.) Registration is required for the reception, and can be made at


Post Morrow Gala

Join the Post-Morrow Foundation for Their Centennial Homestead Celebration on Saturday, September 10th

The Post-Morrow Foundation invites you to join them for a 1920's garden party on Saturday, September 10th from 3:00pm-6:00pm to celebrate their house built on Bay Road built in 1922 for Elisabeth Post and Tom Morrow. The evening will feature bubby and signature cocktails, delectable appetizers, and live music by the Jazz Loft Trio. Period costume is welcome! Click here for more information.


Bellport Methodist Preschool

Register Now for Fall Programs at the Bellport Methodist Preschool

Attention parents! Registration is now open for Fall programs at the Bellport Methodist Preschool. Though a part of Bellport Methodist Church, they are a secular preschool where every child is welcome! They offer programs for children from 18 months to those who have not yet started kindergarten. With daily options to pick-up at 11:30am, 1:00pm or 2:30pm, the Preschool offers many choices for each families' needs! Click here for more information.



Local Coronavirus Data - Updated 8/14

We continue to update our Coronavirus section on weekly with:

• CDC vaccination rates, by zip code
• Counts for Laboratory-Confirmed Breakthrough Cases of COVID in NY State
• Daily COVID testing in Suffolk County (number of daily tests and % positivity)
• Hospitalizations and Hospital Capacity Updates for Suffolk
• Fatalities to Date in Suffolk County
• Additional links and information related to COVID

Click here to visit the page.


Speeding Editorial

New Editorial: When is Enough Going to be Enough?

When is enough going to be enough? Does someone have to die before the Mayor and Trustees do something about the speeding in Bellport Village? Click here to read our latest Editorial.


School is Hiring

The South Country Central School District is Hiring

The South Country Central School District is hiring. The following positions are anticipated: call-in substitute teachers, call-in teaching assistants, probationary teaching assistants, permanent substitute teachers (five days/week), call-in custodial workers, call-in office assistant, call-in special education aides, call-in school monitors, call-in guard/responders and call-in registered school nurses. Click here for more information.



Have You Seen the New Automated Gate at Mother's Beach?

The gate at Mother's Beach has always been a manual gate. Over the years, Village employees were not available to open and close the gate during the winter months. Luckily, the Bellport Village Program Fund has solved this problem! Click here for more information.


Computer Desk

FREE Computer Desk

A new Classified has been posted for a FREE Computer Desk. Click here for more information.


Kayak for Sale

Kayak for Sale

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


Home for Sale

Home for Sale

Home for Sale

Home for Sale

Eileen Green Realty Posts Homes and Property for Sale in Brookhaven Hamlet and East Patchogue

Eileen Green Realty has posted several homes and property for sale in Brookhaven Hamlet and East Patchogue! If you, or someone you know, are in the market for a new home, be sure to check them out! Click here for more information.


Help Wanted

Part-Time Circulation Clerk Position Open at Brookhaven Free Library

The Brookhaven Free Library seeks a part-time circulation clerk to join their customer service driven team. The ideal candidate enjoys helping community members of all ages and has a knack for detail-oriented tasks. Click here for more information.



The BBHS Invites You to Visit Their Summer Exhibition, "Celebrating Isabella"

Join the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society this summer for their latest exhibition honoring Isabella Rossellini. "Celebrating Isabella" will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am-4:00pm through September 4th at the BBHS exhibition space at 12 Bell Street in Bellport. Click here for more information.


Furniture for Sale

Furniture for sale

Furniture for Sale

A new classified has been posted for love seats and a claw foot kitchen table for sale in Bellport Village. Click here for more information.


Mama Farm

Lots of Summer Events at Mama Farm in Brookhaven

Mama Farm is a 5-acre regenerative farm in Brookhaven that offers weekly food pick ups for their CSA members, ticketed events, a beautiful on-site B&B, cooking classes, and much more. The farm and B&B are also available for rental for weddings & private events. Click here for more information.


South Country Library

South Country Library July/August Newsletter

The South Country Library continues to offer many services for our community. Family and youth activities, book discussions, adult educational programming and more! Click here for their latest newsletter and to see what the South Country Library has been up to!



Barrister Wants to Get Out and Into the Mix Again

A new Classified has been posted for "Barrister." Click here for more information.


Rental Wanted

Winter Rental Wanted

A couple is looking for a rental in the Brookhaven, Bellport or East Patchogue areas for September/October through Memorial Day.  Click here for more information.



New Procedure for Voting with an Absentee Ballot

We received the following information from Nancy Marr with the League of Women Voters:

The NYS and Suffolk County Boards of Elections are alerting voters that if an individual submits an application requesting an Absentee Ballot, whether or not it is received, and whether or not it is marked and returned, that individual cannot cast a vote on a voting machine. However, they can vote on an affidavit ballot. At polling locations, election workers at check-in use an electronic tablet. Their tablet screens note requests for Absentee Ballots, as well as other important information. If you have requested an Absentee Ballot, but intend to cast a vote in person, be sure to ask for an affidavit ballot at check-in and cast your vote in that manner. Do not leave the polling place without casting a ballot.


Lighthouse Mission

Thousands of Long Islanders May Go Without Food Due to the High Price of Gas

Lighthouse Mission is Long Island’s largest mobile food pantry. This means that they rely on trucks to pick up and distribute food across Long Island each day. As fuel prices hit an all time high, the number of people in need has gone way up (2,200 per week) and the donations continue to go down.

Lighthouse Mission is struggling to fuel their trucks, and if funds do not improve, the Mission may have to reduce their ten food distribution locations. This change could leave upwards of 1,000 people with no chance to get the food and clothing on which they desperately rely. If you would like to make a donation to help the Lighthouse Mission, click here.


South Country Concerts

South Country Concerts Announces Their 2022 Performance Schedule

With the warm days and the increasing sunshine hours, South Country Concerts is very pleased to offer a new concert season for your enjoyment. 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. All concerts will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport.  Click here for more information.


Walking Tour

Local Walks and Hikes

The weather is finally getting nicer which means we can spend more time outside! Luckily, we have many suggestions about places to go for a great day in the outdoors! Did you know that there are several audio historical walking tours around Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet? If hiking is more your style, we have a ton of suggestions for walks and hikes around Long Island!



Featured Photo of the Week

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Thank You

The Classifieds Work!

Placing an ad in the Classifieds works! Take a look at two letters we received from readers who had posted Classified Ads:

"Thank you for posting a photo of a beagle and our request for a sitter. We received many calls and found a lovely couple in Bellport Village to care for our beagle Molly. Many thanks and you can now remove the posting under pet sitting." - Mary and Tom

"Once again, with the help of we have been successful in our efforts. This time we placed an ad for help in caring for our garden. Once again made it a successful move. So please discontinue our ad. What would we ever do without you?" Best regards, Elaine

Place your classified ad today! Don't forget- Classified ads are FREE for Supporters!

Click here to submit your own ad.