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Bellport Village Public Notices Posted, 5/18/18

Legal Notice

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






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.






Playcrafters Theatre Company Presents, "Moon Over Buffalo" this May

Moon Over Buffalo

Playcrafters Theatre Company will present “Moon Over Buffalo," a play by Ken Ludwig, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Bellport Area, 471 Atlantic Ave., Bellport. The show runs two weekends, May 11-13 and 18-20. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm.

In the madcap comedy tradition of “Lend me a Tenor,” the hilarious “Moon Over Buffalo” centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing “Private Lives” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Click here for more information.






   
Spring Opening Clean Up Day at the Chris Hobson and Bill Neal Community Garden in Bellport on Saturday, May 19th

Garden

All are invited to the Spring Opening Day at the Chris Hobson and Bill Neal Community Garden on Saturday, May 19th from Noon-4pm. Join them for lunch and refreshments and chat with the community gardeners to see what the buzz is all about! Looking to participate in the garden? Plots in the garden are available! Click here for more information.






    
"Music Mends Minds" Music as Therapy Program on Sunday, May 20th

Music Mends Minds

A very special event aimed at those suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia or other neurological disorders, will be taking place at 2pm on Sunday, May 20th at the South Country Library. Sponsored by the Bellport Rotary and the South Country Library, Music Mends Minds is a “music-as-therapy” initiative that has been a huge success around the country. As a result of this program, individuals who have been unable to in the past, have been able to play instruments, sing, clap, or simply watch and listen to the creation of live music. Members of a newly formed musical group, “The South Country String Band,” will be performing and leading the program on the 20th. Click here for more information.






  
South Country School Board Budget Vote and Trustee Election Results

Vote Results

The results of the South Country School Board Budget Vote and Trustee election are as follows:

Budget: PASSED, 1091 (Yes) - 454 (No)

Capital Resolution:
PASSED, 926 (Yes) - 607 (No)

Trustees Elected:
Regina Hunt - 3 Year Term
Chris Picini - 3 Year Term
Lisa Di Santo- 2 Year Term






Summer Cottage for Rent in Bellport Village

Rental

Spend the summer in Bellport Village! Be the first to sleep in this gorgeous, completely renovated, two bedroom home.  Click here for more information.






Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Exchange Shop Seasonal Opening

Exchange Shop

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society announces the seasonal opening of The Exchange Shop, charmingly known as "The Barn Museum Shop," on Friday, June 1st. Come and visit this old fashioned country store just east of the Bicycle Shop and across from the old Bellport Fire House and catch up on all the local news! New items arrive weekly. They will begin accepting consignments for the coming season on Wednesday, May 16th and on subsequent Wednesdays, from 10:00am to 12 noon.  Click here for more information.






THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. Estate Auction on Saturday, May 26th

Thos Cornell

On Saturday, May 26th at Noon, THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. will hold an estate auction. The auction will be selling antique, custom and midcentury furniture, decorations and accessories! If you'd like to preview the items going up for auction, they will be on display Friday, May 25th from Noon-7:00pm, and again on Saturday, May 26th from 10:00am until the auction begins at Noon. 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.






     
Vendors Wanted for the Old South Haven Church Antique and Church Fair on Saturday, May 26th

Church Fair

Join the Old South Haven Church for their Annual Antique and Church Fair on Saturday, May 26th from 9:00am-3:00pm. The fair will include antique and book vendors, baked goods and yard sale items. Vendor Space is still available. Please call 516-353-3748. Old South Haven Church is located at the corner of South Country and Beaver Dam Roads in Brookhaven.






     
Family Pasta Night at Café Castello to Benefit CEED on Sunday, May 27th

Pasta Night

Join CEED to celebrate their first anniversary at the Washington Lodge with a "Family Pasta Night" at Café Castello on Sunday, May 27th. Two seatings are available: 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $50 per person ($25 for children 12 and under) and includes a buffet dinner, wine and beer. Enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship while raising funds for CEED! Click here for more information.






Bellport Garden Club's Swimming Pool Tour on Saturday, June 9th

Pool Tour

Join the Bellport Garden Club for a "Swimming Pool Tour" featuring six picturesque pools in Bellport and Brookhaven Hamlet on Saturday, June 9th from Noon-4:00pm. Artists from the Plein Air Limner Society will be painting on location at the various sites. Admission is $20 per person, or two people for $35. 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.






New Letters to the Editor Posted

Letter to the Editor

New Letters to the Editor have been posted.  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.






Tickets on Sale Now for the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society's 2018 Gala, "Designing Bellport"

Gala

With its iconic architecture and setting by the sea, Bellport has long been a destination for the fashion world: designers, photographers, models, illustrators, public relations and licensing execs in the fashion and beauty industries have been inspired by its charms. Please join the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society as they celebrate them at their 2018 Exhibition Preview and Cocktail Party on Saturday, June 2nd. Click here for more information.






BBHS Authors & Artists Presentation: "Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World" on Friday, May 25th

Gardens of Style

Join the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society for a look inside Janelle McCulloch's new book, "Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World" on Friday, May 25th at 6:00pm at the Brown Building, 12 Bell Street, Bellport. The evening will include a discussion and book signing, as well as a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $20 per person. Click here for more information.






BBHS Summer 2018 Lecture Series Presentation, "About Face: Supermodels Then and Now" on Sunday, June 3rd

BBHS

Join the BBHS and Isabella Rossellini for brunch, a private film screening and discussion on Sunday, June 3rd at the Plaza Cinema in Patchogue. 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.






New Editorial: Let’s Talk About The Enterprise Fund

Editorial

In my Editorial a few weeks ago, I began to talk about the “Enterprise Fund” in the Bellport Village Budget for 2018/2019. If you remember, the “Enterprise Fund” consists of the Golf Course Greens, the Pro Shop, the Country Club and Grill Room, Men’s Locker Room, and Ladies Locker Room. The Enterprise Fund has its own Budget which is separate from the Village’s Budget. In broader terms, I guess you can think of the Enterprise Fund as the Golf Course and everything that’s over there in the Village.

I understand why the Golf Course Greens, the Pro Shop, the Men’s Locker Room, and the Ladies Locker Room are part of the Enterprise Fund; they all have to do with playing golf. I can even understand why the Grill Room is considered part of the Enterprise Fund, or more accurately, the Golf Course. It’s not at all unusual for a golf course to have a place where its members can gather to talk, have a beer, or even a burger. In fact, there was a time when Village Hall wouldn’t allow the public into the Grill Room. It was for golfers only. Thankfully, that changed with the current operators of the Grill Room. But, the question remains, why is the Country Club, or really catering facility at the golf course, included in the Enterprise Fund? What does it have to do with playing golf?
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.






New Classified Ad Posted: Jeep for Sale

Jeep

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






Seasonal Help Wanted for the Village of Bellport

Help Wanted

The Village of Bellport is seeking to hire seasonal help for the following positions: Dock Master, Dock Guards, Ho Hum Beach Manager, Dock Hands, Ferry Deck Hands and Tennis Court Attendants. Click here for more information.






   
Free Job Readiness Program for Brookhaven Job Hunters

Jobs

Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Division of Economic Development have announced the Job Readiness Program, a series of three free training classes designed to help job seekers get a competitive edge in the job market. The three-hour classes will be held in the first-floor conference room at Brookhaven Town Hall beginning on May 23rd, May 30th and June 6th at 5:30pm. The classes will be taught by John Coverdale, president of The Center for Workplace Solutions, Inc., of Bayport. Mr. Coverdale is a senior level, high-impact business management executive proficient in human resource management, labor and employee relations, higher education, and organizational consulting. The Job Readiness Program is for Brookhaven residents only. Space is limited. Registration is currently open with preference given to veterans. To register, call 631-451-6563.






May and June Events at the South Country Library

South Country Library

The South Country Library has released its list of events for May and June. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. In-person or online registration for May children's programs starts Tuesday, May 1st at 9:30am. June children's program registration starts Friday, June 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.






      
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...






Let Café Castello Cater Your Next Special Event So You Can Enjoy It Too!

Lasagna

Summer is almost here and that means a lot of entertaining and celebrating! Do you have a Graduation, Confirmation, Christening, Communion, or any other party, large or small, coming up? Let Café Castello cater your party so that you can enjoy the celebration too! They’ll furnish everything you need to make it a really special day. Click here for more information.






Swan Realty Posts Home for Sale in East Patchogue

25 Woodacres

Swan Realty has posted a house for sale in East Patchogue. Located in "Bellport Beach Estates" this vinyl sided "big little" house has a private beach and boating availability for you! If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check it out! Click here for more information.






New Mets Spring Training Column: Four Games, Three Cities, Three Stadiums, Two Nor'easters!

Mets

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, Bellport.com asked Marilyn if she'd be kind enough to share her Spring Training experiences this year with all of us.
 Click here for more information.






Let K&C Irrigation Get Your Lawn Ready For Spring

KC Irrigation

K&C Irrigation welcomes you to the 2018 Spring season with some exciting news of products that are on the market to enhance your irrigation system, including new "smart technology" products! Click here for more information.






Significant Dates for the Upcoming 2018 Bellport Village Elections

Election Dates

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Village of Bellport will hold an election for two Trustee positions. Click here for a list of the important dates leading up to the election.






Bellport.com 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, Bellport.com 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
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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

Pets

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 www.brookhavenny.gov.






It's Time to Subscribe for 2018!

Subscribe

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 Bellport.com. 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 Bellport.com 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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