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January 2018

Snow Photos




We'd like to thank Jennifer Vorbach for sending us her photos from the recent snowfall!

The Om-en Gratitude Party at Café Castello


Here’s a really nice story. The band, Om-en, often plays in and around Bellport. They wanted to celebrate the end of their year so they threw a “Gratitude” party for their fans, friends, and the rest of the Bellport community at Café Castello on Main Street in Bellport Village. The party was held on December 30th and featured free food and live music for everyone who attended.

Om-en is a talented group of spiritually connected souls sharing the positive message and energy of their original songs. They say 100% of any monies they are paid for their performances is donated by the band for the prevention of teenage suicide, a wonderful cause.

The band’s unusual name, Om-en, is derived from the sound and spiritual symbol “Om” and its members include John Sparling lead songwriter, rhythm guitarist and lead and backup vocals, lead vocalist, 18 year old, Shannon Gibbons, Peter Dillon on bass, Brian Sagerstrand, percussionist, and Kim Townsend and Adam Roe are the band’s lead guitarists.

Although a couple of inches of snow fell on December 30th in the Village, it didn’t dampen the fun or enthusiasm everyone in the band and in the audience. Naturally, as is always the case, the food served at the Gratitude Party by Café Castello was outstanding.


Ice at HOG Farm


We'd like to thank Jane Tierney for sending us this neat photo of ice at the HOG Farm in Brookhaven.