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2019 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.

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New Editorial: Letters to the Editor

Editorial

As a journalist, my role is to report the news, not be part of it. That is why, in the face of mounting criticism from the members of the “One Village Party,” I have remained silent until now. I didn’t want to say anything until the Village Elections were over so that my comments wouldn’t have any effect on the outcome of the elections. Now that the elections are over, I’m free to speak.  Click here for more information.






The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Presents, "Life with Malcolm" on Friday, June 21st

Malcolm

Join the BBHS for a conversation led by Lida Morley, Isabella Rossellini and Angela Westwater about the life and times of Bellport artist, Malcolm Morley. This event will be held on Friday, June 21st from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the BBHS Gallery, 12 Bell Street in Bellport. A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion. Tickets are $20 per person. Click here for more information.






The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Presents, "A Studio Visit with Artist Michael Ince" on Saturday, June 22nd

Ince

Join the BBHS for a studio visit with local artist, Michael Ince, on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00am-Noon. On this private tour of Michael's environment, you will see everything from magical marsh houses to a show of his block prints inspired by the sea and local bird life. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20 per person. Click here for more information.






"An Artists' Place-Now," A Juried Art Show of Work by Bellport High School Students, June 7th-23rd

Art Show

The Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society (BBHS) invites you to "An Artists' Place - Now" juried art show of work by Bellport High School students, June 7th-23rd. Click here for more information.






New Letters to the Editor Posted

Letters

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






   
No Kid Hungry - FREE Summer Meals Program

No Kid Hungry

If you have, or know of, kids in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, there’s a new program, “No Kid Hungry,” that can help. All you have to do is simply text “Food” or “Comida” to 877877 and you will receive a message linking you with the closest location where they can get free summer meals. The service is provided by No Kid Hungry, and they serve all kids 18 and under. No paperwork is involved and there is no income requirement to meet!  Click here for more information.






THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. Estate and Fine Art Auction on Sunday, June 30th

Thos. Cornell

THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. will hold an Estate and Fine Art Auction on Sunday, June 30th at 11:00am at their facilities located at 152 South Country Road on Main Street in Bellport Village. The auction will feature: French, English, Mid-Century and Art Deco Furniture, Decorations and Accessories. They will also be selling a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 Replica.

If you’d like to preview the items going up for auction, they will be on display Friday, June 28th from noon to 6pm and Saturday, June 29th from 10am-4:00pm. 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
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Playcrafters to Hold Auditions for "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" on July 8th and 9th

Playcrafters

Playcrafters Theatre Company of Bellport is holding auditions for their staged reading of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, on Monday, July 8th and Tuesday, July 9th, at 7:00pm at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area, 471 Atlantic Ave., Bellport. All female roles. They are looking to cast up to eight actors ages 30 and up. Performances will be held on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th. Directed by John Simpson. Click here for more information.






Bellport Youth Basketball's 1st Annual Old School vs New School Basketball Tournament on Friday, July 5th

Basketball

Bellport Youth Basketball will hold their 1st Annual Old School vs New School Basketball Tournament at Bellport High School on July 5th starting at 6:00pm. Come watch Suffolk's top seniors of today take on Suffolk's past top seniors of yesterday! This event will raise money for youth basketball programs for children who cannot afford to participate due to cost. Monies raised will also go to provide funding for existing scholarships and create new scholarships in the name of Bellport Basketball alumni who are deceased.

Bellport Youth Basketball is a youth basketball program in the Bellport community that offers various different camps, clinics, events as well as leagues. Your support for this fundraiser will directly help kids in our community! Click here for more information
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New Classified Ad: Spanish Tutor Available

Classified Ads

A new Classified Ad has been posted for Spanish Tutoring/Conversation.  Click here for more information.






Summer is Here... It's Time to Try Something Out of the Ordinary

Simply Moroccan

Summer means entertaining, but it doesn’t have to mean a lot more work. Would you like to do something different? Let Simply Moroccan Cuisine plan your next dinner party.

Or instead, maybe you’d like to use a little summer leisure time to try your hand at learning to cook something new? Again, why not try Simply Moroccan Cuisine!

At Simply Moroccan Cuisine, based in Bellport, they offer a bespoke dining experience for you and your guests in the comfort of your own home. Choose from a cooking class or simply have a meal prepared for you in a traditional Moroccan style. Click here for more information.






Eileen Green Realty Posts Several Homes for Sale in Bellport Village

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty has posted several homes for sale in Bellport Village. If you or someone you know is in the market for a new home, be sure to check them out! Click here for more information.






Register Today for Yoga on the Bay and Summer Dynamic Chair Yoga Beginning in July

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.






Eileen Green Realty Posts Several Homes for Sale in Bellport Village

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty

Eileen Green Realty has posted several homes for sale in Bellport Village. If you or someone you know is in the market for a new home, be sure to check them out! Click here for more information.






A Bellport - Brookhaven Artist Showcase at Pamela Lerner Home & Design

Pamela Lerner

In celebration of the artists of Bellport and Brookhaven, Pamela Lerner Home & Design invites you to their store in downtown Bellport Village to view this exhibit of magnificent work by local artists. The artwork will be on display beginning June 1st through early September, with a Bellport Village Art Walk planned for Friday, June 7th. Click here for more information.






New Editorial: The Smoking Gun

From The Editor

For many years I’ve been asking Mayor Fell, Trustees Ferrigno and Trustee Rosenberg about the profit and loss of the Village’s golf course. I’ve asked it in person, I’ve asked it at budget meetings, I’ve asked it at Village Board Meetings and I’ve asked it in editorials I’ve written. I’ve asked for the “real” numbers, not the manipulated numbers, but I’ve never gotten them. I’ve gotten silence, I’ve gotten, “That information isn’t available,” I’ve gotten, “We’ll have to get back to you,” but no numbers. Click here for more information.






Carla Marla's is Now Open for the Summer Season

Carla Marla

Summer can't be too far away because Carla Marla’s Ice Cream Parlor and Old Fashioned Candy Shop in Bellport Village is now OPEN for the 2019 Summer Season! Click here for more information.






2019 Bellport Bandshell Summer Concert Schedule

Audio File

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






Rental Wanted in Bellport or Brookhaven Hamlet

A quiet college professor seeks housing in Bellport or Brookhaven Hamlet.  Click here for more information.






Save the Date for the Bellport Fire Dept's 1st Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 30th

BFD Car Show

The Bellport Fire Dept, Occumbomock Engine Company, invites you to their 1st Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 30th from 11:00am-4:00pm (rain or shine) in downtown Bellport Village. Enjoy live music, a BBQ, 50/50 raffle and of course, beautiful classic cars! Free admission to spectators.  Click here for more information.






New Editorial: I'm Pissed

From The Editor

For some time I’ve been aware that members of the Bellport Village Board have been referring to Bellport.com as, “Fake News.” Frankly, we don’t deserve to be treated this way. Click here for more information.






Summer Camps Around Bellport and Brookhaven

Camp

Every year, parents ask themselves the same question, "What are we going to do with our kids this summer?" Luckily, we have the answer! There are several camp options around Bellport and Brookhaven this summer for kids ages preschool- high school!  Click here for more information.






Have you Visited the Kreb Cycle Bicycle Shop in Bellport Village?

Kreb

For over 30 years, Kreb Cycle, right here in Bellport Village, has been Suffolk County’s “Go To” bike shop for Bicycle Sales, Rentals, and Professional Repair Services. Kreb Cycle is known for their honest advice, fair prices, and above all, for their helpfulness with all your cycling needs.

Tucked away at 10 Bell Street, one block south of Bellport’s Main Street, Kreb Cycle is the place to visit whether you’re buying that first bike for your child or grandchild, renting a bike for a day or week, or you’re a serious rider looking for a high performance, carbon fiber, state of the art ride. Click here for more information
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Attention Music Students! Register Today for the South Country Education Foundation's South Country Summer Music Program, August 5th-9th

Summer Music

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 August 5th-9th. 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. The Summer Program is a week-long intensive program, in a relaxed environment, designed to give band and orchestra students the opportunity to perform on their instrument in an ensemble setting.  Click here for more information.






The BBHS Announces Their Summer Event Calendar

Summer Calendar

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society (BBHS) has a jam-packed summer event schedule planned! Several guest lectures, art walks and art shows, their annual gala event and more will all happen this summer! Click here for more information.






Bellport Methodist Preschool is Getting Ready for Summer Camp

Kids

Attention parents of preschoolers! Do you know what you're going to do with your kids this summer? Why not send them to the Bellport Methodist Preschool's summer camp! They have several scheduling options and the camp includes weekly themes and special guests! Click here for more information.






New Classified Ad Posted: Bellport Village Resident Contractor

Peter Rant

A new classified ad has been posted for Peter Rant, a Bellport Village resident contractor. Meet Peter and schedule a basic handy project you have been putting off! Click here for more information.






Parents: Register Your Children Today for CEED's Summer Nature Experience Camp

Summer Nature Experience

The Center for Environmental Education & Discovery is offering its first summer nature program for kids! Led by CEED's very own Ranger Eric Powers, the CEED Summer Nature Experience is a week-long program that engages children entering grades 2-6 in the great outdoors.  Click here for more information.






    
Boat Slips Available in Brookhaven

Boat Slips

Boat slips are available at Fireplace Boat Basin on Beaver Dam Creek, off Bay Road in Brookhaven. The basin is run by the non-profit Carmans River Maritime Center. For information, call Charlie at 631-949-4441.






      
Register Today for the South Country Education Foundation's "Students 4 Art" Summer Art Program

Students 4 Art is holding their 11th S4A Experience of Art summer program for students in the South Country School District on Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd at Bellport High School. Designed to enrich the lives of students in the South Country School District, the Experience of Art offers an opportunity for them to experience the visual arts through mediums and techniques that are distinct from, yet complementary to those currently offered through the school district.

The Experience of Art program is for students entering 1st grade through 12th grade in September. Classes are organized by age with a maximum number of students and will have with an educator and assistant(s) to support and guide the students throughout the day. Click here for more information
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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. Registration for May children's programs starts Wednesday, May 1st at 9:30am. June children's program registration starts Saturday, June 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.






Bellport High School Class of 1969 Reunion this August

Reunion

Attention  BHS Class of 1969 graduates! Your 50th class reunion will be held this summer on August 17th!  Click here for more information.






Bellport.com Awarded Constant Contact's All Star Award... For the 7th Year in a Row!

Constant Contact

For the 7th year in a row, Bellport.com has been selected by Constant Contact to receive their coveted "All Star Award" for 2018. 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.






New Editorial: The New Golf Course Driving Range

Editorial

Did you hear about the new Golf Course Driving Range? No??? Well, as close as I can tell, you weren’t supposed to.  Click here for more information.






New Editorial: Bellport Village Traffic Study

Editorial

On Monday, February 11, 2019, a Village Board work session was held in the conference room in Village Hall on Bellport Lane to discuss the results of the Traffic Study the Village Board had commissioned to study traffic problems in Bellport Village. If you're a full time resident, part time resident or visitor to Bellport Village, I'm sure you're well aware of the speeding and reckless driving that takes place on South Country Road, Station Road and at or near the four corners in town.

I'm attaching a recording of the presentation and the illustrations that were presented, but I'll give you the bottom line now... In my opinion, the meeting was a waste of time and money (the Village Board never said how much money) and didn't tell us anything that all of us don't already know. There's excessive speeding on South Country Road, Station Road, and many of the side streets and there have been many accidents at some of the key corners in town, particularly at the four corners. Duh!  Click here for more information
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Hiking on Long Island: "A Walk to the Breach" by Rich Weissmann

Breach

In his continuing series highlighting the many wonderful, but little known, opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors on Long Island, this time, Rich Weissmann takes you for a walk to the breach. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience.  Click here for more information.






  
Increased Funding Available for Homeowners to Replace Old Cesspools and Septics

Reclaim our Water

An award of $10.025 million in State funding has allowed the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to increase the amounts of grants to homeowners who choose to replace their existing cesspools or septic systems with new Innovative/Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has announced. As part of an expansion of the County’s own Septic Improvement Program (SIP), homeowners who qualify under guidelines of the State Septic System Replacement Fund may be eligible to receive as much as $20,000 in combined County and State funding, according to the County Executive. The additional funding will make it less expensive for homeowners to voluntarily replace aging and failing cesspools with state-of-the-art technologies that significantly improve treatment, extend system life, and enhance safety.

“As the County continues its historic work to improve water quality, New York State has recognized Suffolk as the leading county statewide in the battle to reduce nitrogen pollution by awarding us 70 percent of the first year’s allocation under the State Septic Replacement Program,” said Bellone. “As I have said many times, replacing cesspools and septic systems is critical if we are to improve water quality, but it will never work unless we can make it affordable for homeowners. The County’s own program was an important step in the right direction, but the addition of this state funding will make it even easier for homeowners to replace their existing system with one designed to better protect the environment.”

Under the County’s Septic Improvement Program, homeowners can qualify for grants of up to $10,000 to replace their systems with new technologies which have been pilot tested and approved for use under the County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative. Under the State’s program approved in 2018, state funding can be added to local grants, making homeowners eligible for as much as $20,000 in combined County and State funding. The average cost of a system installed under the County program since it began is just under $22,000.

“The use of County and State grant funding can save homeowners who must replace their existing systems thousands of dollars, making it much more affordable to upgrade to a new IA system,” said Bellone. “Suffolk County is thankful to Governor Cuomo for his leadership in helping to make this state funding available, and for his strong support of our efforts to improve water quality.”

“Through this grant funding from New York State, Suffolk residents will be able to match the investment and commitment our county has already made to improving water quality,” said Majority Leader Kara Hahn, Chairwoman of the Legislature’s Environment, Planning and Agriculture Committee. “We all want to do right by our environment, but that obligation tends to wain the more significant the burden. With this additional funding, homeowners will have even greater incentive to replace antiquated cesspools and septic systems and find further proof that protecting our water won’t come at a unsustainable cost.”

Suffolk County has created an easy-to-use electronic application process for homeowners who qualify to apply. For more information, visit www.reclaimourwater.info
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