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Regatta at Wet Pants

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Wet Pants Sailing Association hosted last weekend’s Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association Invitational regatta. Although participation was on the light side for the adult event on Saturday, the junior regatta last Friday drew a good turnout.

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Softball stars

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Four members of East Islip High School’s strong softball squad earned post-season honors. Juniors Jackie Carty and Courtney Greene and sophomore Alise Colandro were named All-County athletes, with Greene also named to the All-Long Island first team, while freshman Ashley Benvengo was named All-League and League IV Rookie of the Year.

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Read the signs

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Earlier this month, the Town of Islip began posting signs at the town-owned Bay Shore Marina that encourages everyone fishing off the docks there to throw spider crabs back into the bay. Hopefully those who see it will follow through with the instructions.

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Money for downtown redevelopment

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board passed six resolutions allowing Supervisor Angie Carpenter to participate in a Suffolk County grant program for six separate proposed downtown development projects in Bay Shore, East Islip, Islip, West Islip, Sayville, and West Sayville, as well as another to accept funding for road and drainage improvements on Moffitt Boulevard between Saxon Avenue and Orowoc Creek in Islip.

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‘Summertime in the Park’

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rain didn’t stop some 70 music lovers from attending the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Symphonic Band’s performance last Thursday – the first of their “Summertime in the Park” free concert series at the Bay Shore Main Street Bandshell. While the weather only allowed the ensemble to get through about half of their show, the group of musicians will be returning with more tunes in the upcoming Thursday nights of the season.

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A golden anniversary

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Since the Long Island Maritime Museum has turned 50 years old this year, LIMM executive director Terry Blitman had an idea for a unique way to recognize that anniversary while clearing out some of the accumulated clutter and making a few bucks for the museum at the same time. The first Barn Sale was held last Saturday and drew out bargain hunters and LIMM supporters.

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The sailing season begins

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association kicked off the racing season last weekend with the Fourth of July Regatta, which is traditionally held at the Babylon Yacht Club. The event usually draws a good crowd, but this year, not so much.

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More DWI and BWI crackdowns needed

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Summer activities involve a number of fun activities and for adults, more often than not, those activities include alcohol: backyard barbeques, beach parties and boating rendezvous to name a few. It’s all just fine until someone who’s been drinking gets behind the wheel of a car or a vessel. That’s when everyone’s wellbeing is put in jeopardy. Let’s support more DWI and BWI police crackdowns on land and sea.

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Non-threatening ghouls on display

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

One of the summer’s featured Islip Art Museum Exhibit is titled “Shapeshifter: New Works by Anu Annam. Inspired by a piece made 23 years ago named Melting and encouraged by Islip Art Museum Curatorial & Exhibitions Director Beth Giacummo, Annam has cultivated a colorful, fluid, otherworldly group of work on display inside the museum gift shop throughout the summer.

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Exploring omens and prophecies

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

First-time author Merri Patrice Ciano recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by publishing her first novel, titled, On Earth As it is In Heaven: Omens and Prophecies. The book – now available on Amazon and Kindle – is a rich, ambitious work that combines elements of the mysterious and mystical while remaining grounded in historical events and realism.

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Award for local airman

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Maj. Robert I. Aceves recently won the organization's prestigious Frank G. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award, naming him as the 2016 top aerospace educator in the nation. Aceves will receive his award at Civil Air Patrol's National Conference, being held this August in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Third annual ‘Under the Big Tent’

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

This Saturday, the big tent will rise on the grounds of the First Baptist Church on Second Avenue for the third annual Under the Big Tent, a free cultural arts festival for all ages that draws members of the local community and beyond.

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