SUFFOLK COUNTY
‘I’d rather have my dad in a dress than a box’
Being a public persona grants you a wide audience, a gift artists and influencers can spend a lifetime chasing, but it also burdens …
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Suffolk County victim of cyberattack
On or about Sept. 8, Suffolk County officials determined that the county’s systems had been affected by a cyberattack. The …
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Beauty of nature, inside and outside
This weekend, Sept. 17 and 18, and the following weekend, Sept. 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Women Sharing Art’s exhibit …
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Sayville

Sayville Garden Club awards winners

Sayville Garden Club awarded three homeowner gardens and one business that beautified the community in 2022. Jim and Eileen O’Connor’s winning gardens on Astor Drive in Sayville are …

A taste of the Yucatan

Cenote (pronounced seh-NO-teh) opened in Sayville at the site of the former Bistro 25 last Friday, Sept. 23. The bold and unique restaurant brings the Yucatan experience to clients through …

St. John’s celebrates 125 years

On July 25, 1897, three stagecoaches full of people came together at the Sayville railroad station to welcome the Rev. Theodore Bundenthal from Augusta, Mo., as the first full-time pastor to what was …
Bayport
SUFFOLK COUNTY NEWS SPORTS

Phantoms on a winning streak!

The Bayport-Blue Point varsity football team had win against Miller Place at an away game for the Phantoms on Friday, Sept. 23, with a final score of 21-14. This is the third win a row for BBP as …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage at local library

With Hispanic Heritage month starting on Sept. 15 (ending Oct. 15), the Bayport-Blue Point library is hosting original pieces along its halls by ProjectingART, an organization whose “mission is …

Heritage Association hosts historical bike tour

The Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association held their annual Historic Bike Tour on Saturday, September 17 with over two-dozen attendees. Frank Giebfried, a director at large of the BBPHA coming, led …
Food & Drink
Fifth annual Blue Oyster Festival
The last vestiges of summer, blue skies, fair-weather clouds and the warmth of the sun served as the backdrop for the fifth annual …
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Get your gyro here!
This weekend, Sept. 23 through 25, marks the return of the St. John’s Greek Festival. The event has been a mainstay, annual …
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Get your gyro here!
Next weekend, Sept. 23 through 25, marks the return of the St. John’s Greek Festival. The event has been a mainstay, annual …
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Local café honored by Senate
On Thursday, Sept. 1, state Sen. Alexis Weik (R-3rd District) presented the owners of Café Joelle, Jake Byrne, James …
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Party with a purpose: Help save the Great South Bay
Don’t miss out on the fourth annual Mayor’s Cup Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10, celebrating our ongoing efforts to …
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Taste the world on one block
Neighbors on Bay Avenue, in Bayport, served up some international fun on Saturday, Aug. 20, with culinary treats from around the …
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School News

‘Chalk the walk’ for a hometown hero

On Saturday, Sept. 24, William’s Warriors hosted its sixth annual Chalk the Walk community event at the Blue Point Preserve. With over 70 raffle baskets and a long list of sponsors, it was the …

Arts
The CM Performing Arts Center opened its second show for its 49th season on Saturday, Sept. 17 with “Cabaret.” First-time director at CMPAC, Andrew J. Beck (who previously portrayed a …
On display every weekend in September from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Bay Area of Friends of Fine Arts Gallery (BAFFA) at the Gillette House in Sayville, are the works of members of the Smithtown Artist …
Whenever something happens with the royal house of Windsor, all of England turns into a small town. What I love most about covering our small towns is exactly the spirit that is fueling the …
Hometown Heroes
On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11, the Town of Islip held a remembrance service at the 9/11 memorial in front of Town Hall. The ceremony featured an opening procession that included fire …
In poignant, somber, and moving remembrance dedications to local heroes lost from 9/11, St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Common Ground in Sayville captured the community’s genuflection …
This year is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and as such, many towns and organizations are holding ceremonies and events to honor the lives lost. Below is a list of some local …
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