SUFFOLK COUNTY
Vets-Rock ticket giveaway
In an effort to show gratitude to veterans, The Great South Bay Music Festival has donated over 250 tickets to seven of Long …
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Great South Bay Music Festival returns to Shorefront Park
The Great South Bay Music Festival returns to Shorefront Park in Patchogue on July 18-21. It’s the 16th year for the popular …
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McDonald’s on Montauk to open early November
The McDonald’s on Montauk Highway in Blue Point is tentatively scheduled for a grand opening in late October/early November of …
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Sayville
MY TURN

Joy found me on the South Shore

People are always wondering how to find joy. Maybe we don’t. Maybe, joy finds us. I think a large of that is God’s bird’s-eye view. He knows when we need certain people in our lives …

Connetquot joins nationwide lawsuit against social media

The Connetquot School District has joined hundreds of other school districts around the nation in a California lawsuit against social media companies like Meta (formerly Facebook), TikTok, and Snap, …

New proposal for Island Hills reduces density, includes homeownership options

On Monday, July 6, Rechler Equity Partners submitted their third and latest proposal for the former Island Hills Golf Course in Sayville on Lakeland Avenue. The new proposal is named …
Bayport

Bespoke jewelry, refreshing drinks for a summer’s day

The Jordan sisters of Bayport, Charlotte (left), 11, and Genevieve, 9 have been making bracelets for weeks and offered some iced tea at their micro-farmer’s market for thirsty passers-by. …

Bayport Civic bestows 21st annual scholarship

The Bayport Civic Association Scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors of the Class of 2024 who best excelled in the performance of their civic duties. This year’s winners are Julia …

Local senior Gianna Echervarria is the recipient of the 2024 Gene Horton Memorial Scholarship

Bayport-Blue Point High School senior Gianna Echervarria was awarded this year’s Gene Horton Memorial Scholarship. The Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association awards the $1000.00 …
Food & Drink
Sign up for a charity basketball tournament!
On Sunday, July 21 from 4 to 9 p.m., the Christopher A. Coluccio Foundation will be hosting a youth, 3-v-3 basketball tournament at …
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Irresistible flavors sold at Magic Fountain
Is it safe to assume almost every native Suffolk County Long Islander knows of, or has been to, Magic Fountain in Mattituck? Though we …
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McDonald’s on Montauk to open early November
The McDonald’s on Montauk Highway in Blue Point is tentatively scheduled for a grand opening in late October/early November of …
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Summertime lemonade for sale!
Pictured are Blue Point girls, Doireann Garvey, Emma Hogan, Mia Longo, Katherine Hogan, and Saoirse Garvey hosting a lemonade …
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Airplanes over breakfast
The Bayport Aerodrome hosted their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 23. The five-hour event served up pancakes and other …
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Greek desserts homemade with love
The about 20 ladies of the church’s women’s organization, called Philoptochos, have already spent hours upon hours baking, …
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School News

Q&A with Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Alyssa Leonard

Alyssa Leonard is a lacrosse player born and raised in Bay Shore, Bay Shore High School alumna 2010. She led the Marauders to the 2010 Long Island Championship her senior year. Leonard played …

Arts
Autumn Piñeyro, of Bayport, celebrated being the recipient of the coveted “Golden Ticket” from CM Performing Arts Center’s scavenger hunt this past weekend. Autumn, who …
Opening this Saturday, June 29, the Patchogue Arts Council will have their “Patchworks 2024” exhibit on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Terry Street in Patchogue until …
Each summer, United Veterans Beacon House hosts a barbecue for veterans living in its 52 residences—along with any veteran anywhere that likes good food, entertainment, and the camaraderie of …
Hometown Heroes
Whoever said a dog is a man’s best friend never saw the bond between 12-year-old Keegan and Patience VII. Keegan King graduated from Canine Companions training camp in April with her service …
On June 8, the West Sayville Fire Department Flying Dutchmen drill team emerged as victors in the 26th annual North Bellmore Invitational Motorized Drill, hosted by the North Bellmore Fire Department …
Fire Island National Seashore will have weekend-only lifeguard service at Barrett Beach/Talisman. “One of the conditions that did not allow for lifeguard service has changed, allowing Fire …
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