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Celebrating kids’ ‘talents, bravery’ on Johnny Mac Day

Blue Point-based charity, The Johnny Mac Foundation, held its third annual Johnny Mac Day at the Bayport-Blue Point Library on the corner of Blue Point Avenue and Middle Road on Sunday, June 3. …

This Memorial Day weekend, Oakdale residents Dave and Kate Chan honored those who died serving our country by organizing a living and interactive monument, right in their front yard. On Friday, May …

The weather was a bit iffy Monday morning, but thanks to a collective optimism urging the sun to make its appearance, the Bayport Memorial Day Parade kicked off at 11 a.m. Scott McKendrick, who …

One more rep.   Doing one more repetition—a set of push-ups, sit-ups, or squats—even after you hit the wall of exhaustion is what one more rep means. That’s what 220 athletes …

On Wednesday, May 22, Sayville High School hosted a Military Appreciation Day celebration featuring aircraft landings from the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition to the aircraft landings, attendees …

“Today is a day on which our country pauses to honor and remember those men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.” This past Memorial Day, on May …

Over 60 Blue Point Families gathered behind the Blue Point Fire Department on Saturday, May 18 for an afternoon of “community and fun,” according to PTA president, Nora Garvey. …

On Sunday, May 19, the Bayport Aerodrome Society will be hosting a Vintage Wings and Wheels   from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 60 Vitamin Drive in Bayport, the Aerodrome provides free …

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, there are a number of events planned across our readers’ areas, where those who paid the ultimate price for our collective freedom will be honored. Here …

St. John’s Church in Blue Point celebrated Orthodox Easter, Holy Week and the Anastasi (the “rising / resurrection” midnight service that takes place Saturday night into Sunday.) …

On Wednesday, April 24, the Sayville varsity baseball team played in their annual Salute the Troops game against Miller Place. The tradition to honor veterans on the field began in 2005 with …

On Saturday, April 27, the Oakdale Historical Society hosted volunteers with the West Sayville Junior Fire Department for a cleanup of the grounds of colonial church, St. John’s in Oakdale. …

On Saturday, April 13, Save the Great South Bay hosted its annual spring cleanup in Bayport as part of the island-wide Creek Defender Program that is responsible for 50 locations. Bob Draffin, …

Members of the Sayville Michael Murphy Team and the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum recently welcomed a young veterans’ business networking group to the Portly Villager. Led by veterans …

On Wednesday, April 3, a house caught fire on Astor Drive in Sayville, where a good Samaritan rescued a resident from a second-story window. Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct officers …

On Sunday, April 7, Jason Borowski and the Blue Point Civic Association gathered at the property on Kennedy Avenue and Montauk to clean up the area as part of Save the Great South Bay’s Creek …

On Saturday, March 30, children in the Sayville community set up a lemonade stand on Loop Drive and Lucille Drive to fundraise for police officer Jonathan Diller of the New York Police Department, …

The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the 50 creeks that flow into it. That is why Save the Great South Bay (STGSB) launched the Creek Defender Program, in which local Creek Defenders …

On Sunday, March 24, Bayport Civic Association leader, Bob Draffin, announced that his beloved wife, Janet, had died at the age of 61 with over 30 years as a resident of the town she came to mold …

On Sunday, March 24, Bayport Civic Association leader, Bob Draffin, announced that his beloved wife, Janet, had died at the age of 61 with over 30 years as a resident of the town she came to mold …

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