Happy Thursday, neighbors! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today.
First of all, the weather forecast for the day:
A little sun, then clouds. High: 39, low: 32.
Here are the top 5 stories from today’s Port Jefferson:
- Sal Pitti serves the communities of Port Jefferson / Terryville as President of the Civic Association. In recent years, retired former NYPD officer Sal Pitti has become a major member of several committees, including the Brookhaven Town Quality of Life Task Force and the Drugs Task Force. of Suffolk County. Pitti worked with officials from the Suffolk County Police Department to shut down several known drug houses in the community and to find solutions to the homeless problem. Click on the link to read more about community work and Pitti’s accomplishments. (tbrnewsmedia.com)
- Four student-athletes from Port Jefferson High School took home State and Long Island Honors for their performances during the fall season. Earl L. Vandermeulen High School is proud of Kate Sommerstad, Olivia Schlegel, Alexa Ayotte and Luke Filippi for their hard work. Click here to find out about their sports categories and their achievements. (Port Jefferson Crest)
- Historic All Souls Church in Stony Brook Hosts His Second Saturday Poetry. On January 8 from 11 a.m. to noon, the program will be via Zoom. Readings will be moderated by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Richard Bronson and Featured Poet Vicki Iorio. An open reading will allow participants to read their own poems. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 631-655-7798 or go to: https://www.allsouls-stonybrook.org/. (TBRNEWS)
- The Port Jefferson Library Community Service “Helping Hands” is available online. Contact a social worker for help with feelings of anxiety, depression, chronic stress and more. Receive individual, confidential advice and support online. All ages are welcome. Click the link for for more details. (Port Jefferson Public Library)
- News nearby: More Long Island schools are switching to distance learning. Long Beach, Lynbrook and Baldwin walked away after COVID-19 cases were confirmed among students and teachers.
On Tuesday, January 4, schools in Glen Cove and Brentwood began discussing a plan to transition to distance education, with other districts potentially following suit as authorities monitor the spread of the virus. (Daily voice)
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- Nunzi’s of Farmingdale, which opened last month, receives rave reviews from foodies for its Italian flair at the above items with delicious pizza and pasta added. (Rutherford Daily Voice)
- Port Jefferson, New York State: “Mark your calendars! The PJ Village Farmers Market returns this Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. INSIDE at the Village Center. We look forward to a great winter season! ” (Facebook)
- Port Jefferson Free Library: «Presentation of the Binge Pass! It’s a whole new way to explore great online content, and lots of it! Get unlimited streaming for 7 days with a single loan. ” (Facebook)
- Grand Port Arts Council Jeff-Northern Brookhaven: “The arts are alive and culture thrives at Northern Brookhaven thanks to the in-depth programming vision of the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council (GPJAC). Since 1986, GPJAC has served the entire Northern Brookhaven region. (Facebook)
- LISFA Secondary Repetitions – Port Jefferson School District. (January 7)
- TAKE AND DO: Candy Bark (Comsewogue). (Jan. 8)
- Defensive driving Comsewogue Public Library. (January 8)
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You are now in the know and ready to start this Thursday. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with a new update!
– Debora Whitehead
About Me: Debora Whitehead is a dedicated wife and home teacher mother from Coram, NY. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and enjoys teaching and writing. Her passion for the community is reflected in her volunteer work with “Ministry Mariposa”, a non-profit family support program. One of her strongest beliefs is Jesus Christ, and when she isn’t parenting, teaching, or reading, she is writing. One of her favorite quotes is: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.