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2018 Summer Event Calendar

Artists on the Lane

It's going to be a busy summer in and around Bellport this year! We've compiled a list of all of the special events that will take place between now and Labor Day. We'll continue to add to this list, so check back often! Click here for more information.

Do you have an event you want listed? Drop us an email for more information! 

New Editorial: Who the Hell is "Brookhaven Right to Know?"


I could have published this Editorial before the Bellport Village Elections, but trying to affect the Village Elections isn’t the point. Instead, starting a dialog about sleazebag political campaigning seeping into Bellport Village politics is the point, so I’ve held the Editorial until after the Village Elections. Click here for more information.

Biodesign Beach Sculpted Swimming Pools by Designscapes of Long Island

BioDesign pools are sculpted to give the look and feel of stepping into the ocean each time you step into your backyard. Each pool is customized and can be created using exclusive features, from beaches for shoreline relaxation and sunbathing and a safe place for children to play, to modeled submerged chairs, beds and even an aero-therapeutic massaging zone - all without the loss of the swimming areas.

Our projects are personalized to meet your specific design and swimming needs and we're careful to consider the surrounding environment in each of our designs. Each of us, at least once in our lifetime, has dreamed of living in a villa with a garden and a beautiful swimming pool to enjoy on hot summer days. With BioDesign Pools, from Designscapes of Long Island, we can take your dream and make it a reality!
Click here for more information.

Bellport Village Public Notices Posted, 6/18/18

Legal Notice

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

New Items at the Red Bench

Red Bench

If you haven’t visited the Red Bench lately, located at the west end of Main Street in the Village, you’re in for a real treat. The Red Bench is a very special place to explore. You’ll find everything from original art to the best in children’s clothes, even unique greeting cards. They have original decorative art customized to match your decor, wall art, or pillows; unique “great pieces for small places,” such as walls, the bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen. They can even personalize and embroider bags, t-shirts, and signs for you. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: Furniture for Sale




A new classified ad has been posted for several pieces of furniture for sale. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: FREE Fabric


A new classified ad has been posted for FREE fabric. Click here for more information.

Swan Realty Posts Home for Sale in East Patchogue

Home for Sale

Swan Realty has posted a house for sale in East Patchogue. Located in "South Country Shores," this rambling ranch is great for entertaining and is country living at its best! 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 Home for Sale in East Patchogue

East Patchogue Home for Sale

Swan Realty has posted a house for sale in East Patchogue. Located in "Oak Park Estates," you can enjoy your own private oasis in this majestic Colonial home! If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check it out! Click here for more information.

New Editorial: A Main Street Used Car Lot?


A few years ago, a Village resident decided that parking her used car at the Village Marina, with a big “For Sale” sign on it, would be a great idea, great for her, tacky for the Village and the look of the Village Marina.

I didn’t say anything then because in my 45 or so years in the Village I hadn’t seen it before. I was disappointed that a Village resident would think so little about the look of one of the Village's “icons,” the Village Marina, but I figured, “This too shall pass” and said nothing. Well, it’s now happened again.
Click here for more information.

Eileen Green Realty Posts Homes for Sale in Bellport Village, Brookhaven Hamlet and East Patchogue

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty has posted several homes for sale in Bellport Village, Brookhaven Hamlet and 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.



July and August Events at the South Country Library

South Country Library

The South Country Library has released its list of events for July and August. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. Registration for July children's programs starts Monday, June 25th at 9:30am. August children's program registration starts Wednesday, August 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.

New Letters to the Editor Posted

Letter to the Editor

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

New Classified Ad: Housesitting Services Available

Classified Ad

A new classified ad has been posted for available housesitting services. Click here for more information.

Anthony Baratta Design at THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD., on June 30th

Thos. cornell

THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. will conduct a sale of Anthony Baratta's warehouse offerings on June 30th. Anthony Baratta, "The King of East Coast Chic," is one of the most celebrated designers of the day, with a global following of loyal fans. He is known for his bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability. His design work has graced over 50 magazine covers worldwide. We are pleased to offer apprx 200 of his items at our June 30th auction. The gallery will also feature at auction Part I of a vast inventory of antique, traditional & mid-century furnishings from a Long Island gentleman.

If you’d like to preview the items going up for auction, they will be on display Friday, June 29th from noon to 7pm, and on Saturday, June 30th from 10am until the auction starts. Again, THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. is located at 152 South Country Road on Main Street in Bellport Village and their phone number is 631-289-9505. Click here for more information.

There’s a New Band in Town

South Country String Band

“The South Country String Band” is a newly formed group of three good friends and fine musicians who have performed for many years in the Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, and East Patchogue areas. Their music is an eclectic mix of styles and original tunes that include Pop, Folk, Traditional, and at times, even Sea Shanties. Strong vocals with engaging harmonies are their specialty. You can be sure you'll be humming and singing along! Audience participation is strongly encouraged!

The South Country String Band is performing this summer at...

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
July 4th from 11am to 1pm

Café Castello
July 7th and 14th from 6pm to 8:30pm
August 4th, 11th and 31st from 6pm to 8:30pm

Click here for more information.

St. James Episcopal Church, Brookhaven Celebrates 145 Years

St. James

St. James is a fixture in the Hamlet of Brookhaven. As they celebrate their 145th Anniversary, the present day St. James congregation is a small, committed, loving, and diverse one. Their members come from the immediate area and from neighboring communities to worship and to be inspired to be Christ's presence in the world. They are dealing with the same challenges that many other congregations and institutions have. To offset the cost of the repairing and repainting of the trim around their church and the wrought iron and stone slabs located at the front entrance of St. James, they will be having a Festive Brunch Fundraiser at the Long Island Aquarium on July 29th.  Click here for more information.

BHS Class of 1968 Reunion this August


The BHS Class of ’68 is planning their 50th Reunion this summer for the weekend of August 24th! The Planning Committee has been hard at work finding classmates and making plans for local activities. There will be an informal get-together at Harbor Crab in Patchogue on Friday the 24th, and a dinner at the Bellport Country Club on the evening of the 25th. The dinner, including food and beer and wine, is the only event that requires reservations. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events with the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society


The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society has many exciting upcoming events planned! Tickets are now available for the following events:

Friday, June 22nd: 2018 Summer Lecture Series Presentation: "Behind and Scenes on 7th Avenue"

Saturday, July 7th: 2018 Summer Lecture Series Presentation: "Fashion + Media with Bob Morris"

Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: Patio Furniture and Kitchen Table for Sale



A new classified ad has been posted for patio furniture and a kitchen table for sale. Click here for more information.

Carla Marla's Ice Cream Parlor is Now OPEN for the Summer

Carla Marla

You know that it's officially the start of summer when Carla Marla's reopens! Stop by soon for a sweet ice cream treat! Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: 2008 Steiger Craft Miami  For Sale

Boat for Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a 2008 Steiger Craft Miami for sale. Click here for more information.

New Classifed Ad: French-Speaking Summer Helper Wanted

Classified Ad

A new classified ad has been posted seeking a French-speaking summer helper. Click here for more information.

Registration Now Open for the South Country Summer Music Program

Summer Music Program

The Becker/Gambles Committee of the South Country Education Foundation is once again pleased to offer the South Country Summer Music program to the students of South Country Schools. The Summer Music Program is open to all band and orchestra students entering grades 5 thru 9 who are residents of the South Country Central School District. Participants should be proficient at performing NYSSMA Level 1 literature. South Country Summer Music will take place August 6-10, 2018, from 9:00am-1:00pm at Bellport High School with a 6:00pm concert presentation on August 10, 2018 in the BHS auditorium. Click here for more information.

Tickets on Sale Now for the SCEF's 20th Annual Auction and Cocktail Party

SCEF Auction

The South Country Education Foundation's 20th Annual Auction and Cocktail Party will be held on Saturday, July 14th from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Each year, the event has continued to increase the amount of scholarship and grant monies which benefit the students in this school district. The foundation hopes this year's event will be no exception. Click here for more information.

June is the Official Start of Hurricane Season. Are you Prepared?

Hurrican Season

June is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters are predicting an average to above-average season, with five to nine hurricanes expected to form. Long Islanders know the effects that a major storm can have on our region. The best way to stay safe is to be prepared before the bad weather hits. Click here for more information.

2018 Bellport Bandshell Summer Concert Schedule Announced


Bellport Village has released their schedule for the summer concert series at the bandshell at the marina. Click here for more information.

Register Today for Yoga on the Bay and Summer Dynamic Chair Yoga from Village Yoga

Yoga on the Bay

Registration is now open for summer sessions of both Yoga on the Bay and Dynamic Chair Yoga from Nancy Norman of Village Yoga. Yoga on the Bay will be held at Mother's Beach on Thursday mornings from 8:00am-9:15am in July and August. Dynamic Chair Yoga will be held on Thursday mornings from 10:00am-11:00am in July and August at the Parish Hall at Christ Church in Bellport. Click here for more information.

Café Castello- The Place for Italian Specialties Since 2012

Cafe Castello

Since 2012, Café Castello has been the place to find Italian specialties! They offer a wide variety of Italian specialty foods including: imported cheeses, olive oil, vinegar, dry sausages, salami, prosciutto, imported pasta and much more! Click here for more information.

New Classifed Ad: 2005 Aquasport Explorer 215 For Sale

Boat for Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a 2005 Aquasport Explorer 215 for sale. Click here for more information.

Build the House of Your Dreams in Bellport Village

Swan Realty

This is your opportunity to build the house of your dreams on a private piece of property in Bellport Village! Five custom built home plans to choose from, or submit your plan for a home that is right for you! Prices start at $899,000 to $1,500,000. Enjoy all of the amenities Bellport Village has to offer, including private beaches! Don't miss this fabulous opportunity! Contact Swan Realty today! Click here for more information.

Calling All Artists! The Bellport Chamber of Commerce Invites You to Design this Year's Festival Poster!

Poster Contest

The Bellport Chamber has for the last 36 Years produced a festival poster for the community. This year they will hold an open contest that will be judged by chamber members and local residents. The poster should show seasonal fun or special attractions you love in Bellport! Be bold with color and use your imagination! Show what Bellport means to you! Click here for more information.

Missing Cat in Bellport

Missing Cat

Have you seen this cat? She's missing in Bellport! Click here for more information.

Lighthouse Mission’s New Phone/Tablet App

Lighthouse Mission

Lighthouse Mission, Long Island's largest Mobile Food Outreach and Youth Development Center has developed a helpful new phone/tablet app filled with information on programs that assist Long Islanders in need. This app is designed to help those in need to quickly find free food and clothing at a local Lighthouse Mission Food Outreach. The app will also have a database for easy access to a variety of additional community organizations.

With this helpful app, users can access addresses, phone numbers, websites, and more for the following resources across Nassau and Suffolk counties: Counseling Services, Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Emergency Hotlines, Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens, Homeless & Family Shelters, Hospitals, Veteran Services, and Youth & Family Services.

The Lighthouse Mission app is available free of charge for all Apple and Android phones and tablets. It can be found by searching your device's app store for "Lighthouse Mission Long Island" or by visiting the app's web page.

Click here for more information about the Lighthouse Mission.

New Classified Ad Posted: Nurse's Aide Available

Classified Ad

A new classified ad has been posted for an available nurse's aide. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad Posted: Computer / Iphone Teacher Wanted

Classified Ad

A new classified ad has been posted seeking a computer / iphone teacher. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad Posted: Roommate Wanted in Exchange for Help Around House

Classified Ad

The family of a Nancy Meade, a sweet, elderly lady who has been living on her own, is now seeking someone to share her house (your own private room and bath) on Bellport Bay in exchange for providing general oversight for security / safety purposes, offer some company, prepare and share some meals and perform minimal household chores.  Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad Posted: Boat for Sale

Boat for Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a 2012 Steiger Craft -
23-foot Long Beach Center Console for sale. Click here for more information.

Save the Date for the Post Morrow Foundation's "Barn Raising" Fundraiser

Barn Raising

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 3:00pm-6:00pm, The Post-Morrow Foundation will hold a “Barn Raising” Fundraiser. Add it to your calendar because you won’t want to miss this great event! More details coming soon... Awarded Constant Contact’s All Star Award... For the 6th Year in a Row!

Constant Contact All STar

For the 6th year in a row, has been selected by Constant Contact to receive their coveted "All Star Award" for 2017. Every spring, Constant Contact selects their All Star Award recipients for the prior year. With over 5 million customers, Constant Contact has been a leader in email marketing since 1995 and is one of the leading communications companies designed to help small businesses and non-profits communicate with the world. Click here for more information.

Medicare Cap Repealed

Medicare Cap Repealed

We have Dr. Gary Welch, owner of Spectrum Physical Therapy, to thank for the following information.

After two decades of discussion and negotiations, the Medicare Cap on therapy was permanently repealed as part of the budget deal Congress and the President recently signed into law. The 2-year funding deal includes a full repeal of the Cap on Medicare outpatient physical therapy, occupational, and speech-language pathology services.

For 21 years the Therapy Cap threatened to undermine the health and quality of life of millions of Medicare beneficiaries. Physical therapy practitioners were faced with the possibility of denying services to those who needed them. “Millions of vulnerable patients who need occupational, physical and speech-language therapy will now be protected from an arbitrary limit on how much Medicare will pay for needed therapy,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP’s executive vice president and chief advocacy and engagement officer.

The repeal came just as some beneficiaries were beginning to hit the $2,010 Therapy Cap for the year. Because of the Cap, more than a million beneficiaries would have been at risk of losing access to essential outpatient Medicare Part B therapy services.

Be sure to pass this on to family members and friends who are in need of Medicare services!

Please click here for more information about Spectrum Physical Therapy

Modesto Installation's Spring Special: FREE Cordless Feature for Most Blinds and Shades!

Modesto Installation

The cords usually associated with blinds and shades can be dangerous and pose a hazard to children. This spring, through May 31st, Modesto Installations is featuring the "cordless" feature on most blinds and shades FREE of charge! And as usual, installation is FREE for all of their products. Spring is the perfect time for your home improvement projects!

Locally owned and operated, Modesto Installations concentrates on the Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet and East Patchogue areas of Long Island, but they cover all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties too. They offer competitive prices for quality products, including Plantation Shutters, and provide a lifetime warranty on window treatments. They do commercial and business windows too! Click here for more information.

Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Announces 2018 Free and Discounted Adoptions Specials


The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will celebrate all year long with special, free and discounted adoption promotional events. All adoptions during the special events will include free neuter or spay, vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal. The normal adoption fees are $137 for a dog and $125 for a cat.

The 2018 special adoption events are:
March 16-18 Irish I Had A Home… Free adoptions for dogs and cats
April 1-8 Adoption Egg-stravaganza… Free adoptions during Easter week
May 1-31 Cinco de Gato… Free cat adoptions during the entire month
June 1-30 Dog Days of Summer… Free dog and cat adoptions all month long
July 14 Celebrate Furry Freedom Event… Free adoptions attractions, food, music
August 1- 31 Summer Loving… Discounted $65 dog and cat adoption fees all month long
Sept. 1-30 Back To School… Free adoptions for “School Age” dogs and cats (4 ears and up)
Oct. 1-31 Adopterfest… Free adoptions the month of October and our adoption event
Nov. 1-30 Adopt a Senior Pet Month… Free adoptions for cats and dogs 6 years or older
Nov. 23 Black Friday Event… Discounted $65 adoptions for black dogs and cats
Dec. 1-31 Home for the Holidays… Discounted $65 adoptions all month long

Those who are interested in adopting a dog or cat should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 631-451-6950 or visit the Animal Shelter website.

Brookhaven Youth Bureau Provides Opportunities to Make Prom Wishes Come True

Prom Dresses

The Brookhaven Youth Bureau wants to provide young ladies with an opportunity to attend their prom in style, regardless of financial constraints. The Prom Boutique, located on the second floor in Brookhaven Town Hall, is decorated as a dress shop fitting room filled with prom gowns ranging in styles and fashions.

Young ladies are outfitted with a gown and other accessories that are theirs to keep. There is no charge for this service and all clients are kept strictly confidential. The program will run from March 19th - June 15th, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm. Evening hours will be on April 12th, May 3rd and June 14th from 5:00pm-7:30pm.

For further information regarding the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s Prom Gown Program or to schedule an appointment, please call 631-451-8026 or visit

It's Time to Subscribe for 2018!


For 14 years now, we’ve put a lot of time and effort into keeping you informed. There’s hardly a major event, and most of the minor ones too, in the South Country area that we don’t cover for you. Even our paid advertising, which helps pay the bills, keeps you informed as to what our local shops, restaurants, and businesses are up to.

We know how much our readers look forward to our emailing to the community every Tuesday morning. It’s a quick way for you to make sure you don’t miss a significant event in the coming week, but did you notice that we’ve also started to publish the Village’s Legal Notices? You no longer have to wade through page after page of incy, wincy, tiny type trying to figure out if any of it pertains to you. We even include mention of new Legal Notices in our weekly emailing so that you won’t miss them.

The bottom line is, we need your support if we’re to continue publishing We’d like you to subscribe for just 10 cents a day, that’s only $36.50 for the entire year, 2018, to help keep going. If you can afford $50 or $100 for the year, that’s great, but if you can only afford $25, that’s fine too. As a “Thank You,” if you do subscribe for $36.50 or more for the year, you’ll receive FREE Classified Ad Services for the year, including photos. If you place just one Classified Ad during the year, this service alone will pay for your subscription!

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