SUFFOLK COUNTY
Know before you vote
An important change regarding absentee voting will be in effect for the upcoming August primary as well as the November general …
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Happy 100th birthday, Ruth!
On Sunday, July 31, the American Legion Post 651 celebrated member Ruth Welch’s 100th birthday. Welch has been a member of the …
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Congressional primary coming up
Democratic candidate Bridget Fleming A former prosecutor and Southampton Town councilwoman, Suffolk County Legis. Bridget …
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Sayville

A small-town story with big heart

When the world gets bleak, readers always turn to their favorite stories to bring them comfort. “My Year With The Italian Girl,” a new novel by Sayville resident Linda Leuzzi, is sure to …

Lost cat visiting from Florida rescued by local woman

In a heartwarming and against-the-odds story, a loose cat was rescued by a Sayville resident and reunited with its parents from Florida, who were in the local area for vacation. Debra Reines, a …

A grand return for a beloved festival

Taking place all across downtown Sayville for three days, Summerfest was the event of the season, with thousands in attendance. With something for everyone in the family, there was decadent food, …
Bayport

Over 200 come to park for free concert

On Thursday, July 21, The Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association hosted the second of its summer series of concerts at Memorial Park in Bayport. With no available spots for parking in the …

High school seniors honored at Dellecave Awards

Leeann Redlo and Jameson Smith, seniors from Bayport-Blue Point High School, Emily Mohr and Aidan Mallon, seniors from Connetquot High School, and Jillian Rastello and Yirdaw Rivera, seniors from …

Local stores team up to help veterans

On Tuesday, July 26, The Pizzeria and Lacrosse Unlimited announced and launched their joint charity venture with the “Swim Dodge Pizzeria” short that will raise funds for local …
Food & Drink
‘Humble and kind’
How do you change a life?  It’s a straightforward question with a straightforward answer.  You give a young person an …
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Weekend fun for the whole family!
The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce’s Summerfest makes its triumphant return this weekend, starting Friday night at 5 p.m. …
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Beloved pizza shop bids farewell
After 50 years of serving up slices and other Italian specialties, the Aegean restaurant will be closing. A mainstay of the Sun-Vet …
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Local bar honors one of its own
On Saturday, Aug. 6, Momo’s Too, in Bayport, will be hosting a fundraiser in honor of one of the pub’s most beloved …
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The Common Ground at Rotary Park
The Common Ground has a full list of events for families this summer. Here are some of the fun activities coming up. Family …
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Street festival celebrates 35th anniversary of local theater
This Sunday, July 17, from noon to 6 p.m., The CM Noel S. Ruiz Theatre, will be hosting their first street festival in the parking lot …
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School News

Sayville Garden Club announces scholarship award winners

The Sayville Garden Club is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 scholarship awards, Brendan Dargis and Kieran Schug. The club annually awards one scholarship each to a graduating high school …

Arts
It is widely purported that the nautical fashion trend has royal origins, beginning with Queen Victoria, who in 1846, commissioned a child’s sailor uniform for her 4-year-old son, Albert …
The second-oldest church in Suffolk County, dating back to colonial times, St. John’s in Oakdale has inspired art and ardor for over 250 years of its history. On Wednesday, July 20, it provided …
A sanctuary and stage for fine arts, the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA) Gallery at the Gillette House in downtown Sayville is a mainstay and focal point for the artistic community of the …
Hometown Heroes
On Tuesday, July 26, the Suffolk County Police Department held a ceremony to honor the police canines and their handlers who had recently successfully completed canine training class and achieved New …
On Wednesday, July 27, the Bayport-Blue Point Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly christened John McNamara Teen Center. Local charity Johnny Mac Foundation has been a robust …
Jack Whitehouse’s latest book, “From Vietnam to the Arctic Circle: Memoir of a Naval Officer in the Cold War,” speaks to the reader about the life-and-death issues of the Cold War …
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