2018 September 11th Memorial Services 538

9/11 Memorial

Listed below are ceremonies being held in our area on Tuesday, September 11, 2018  in memory of Patriots Day, 9/11.

The Bellport Fire Department will be holding a service at 7 p.m. by the 9/11 Memorial located at the Bellport Marina / Dock.

Brookhaven Hamlet
The Brookhaven Fire Department will be holding a ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Brookhaven Firehouse, 2486 Montauk Hwy, Brookhaven.  .

East Patchogue
The Hagerman Fire Department will host a service, 7pm, by the 9/11 Memorial located at the Hagerman Fire Department, 510 Oakdale Ave, East Patchogue,

Patchogue Village
The Village will be hosting their 1st Annual 9/11 Memorial Service, 11 am, at the new 9/11 Memorial Park, located at Cedar Ave and Maiden Lane, overlooking the Great South Bay.

Patchogue Fire Department will also be hosting a  9/11 service at 6:30 pm, outside the firehouse, located at 15 Jennings Avenue, Patchogue.


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Bellport High School Robotics Team Attends First LI TECH Challenge Qualifier 903

Bellport High School’s Bellport Clippers Team 12899 participated in the FIRST Long Island TECH Challenge qualifier, a robotics competition, held at William Floyd High School on Jan. 11. Under the direction of high school technology teacher Jaime Canjura and alumnus Brian Larkin, the 11-member robotics team competed against 21 Long Island teams from Suffolk and Nassau counties.

FIRST Tech Challenge teams are challenged to design, build, program and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge each year. The team’s next competition will be held on Feb. 2 at the Long Island School for The Gifted in Huntington.

Since the 2018-19 school year, the team has doubled in size and hopes to continue growing due to the interest of incoming eighth grade students participating in the Bellport Middle School FIRST Lego League.

“The team’s philosophy is to inspire students to be and do their best,” Mr. Canjura explained. “We follow the concept of Gracious Professionalism, a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.”

The South Country Central School District extends team members Joseph Balsamo (lead software engineer and programmer), Jake D’Esposito (programmer and IT), Robert Gronenthal (secretary and robot chassis designer), Isaiah James (team president and lead designer), Chris Lannon, Thomas Miller (treasurer), Ainesis Reid (media, marketing and programming), Soteria Reid (media and marketing specialist), Antonio Suarez (mechanical hardware technician and designer trainee), Jack Stark (mechanical hardware technician and designer trainee) and Michael Vengroski (team captain and lead designer) best wishes for success.

Photo caption: Members of Bellport High School’s Bellport Clippers Team 12899 held their robot designed for the FIRST robotics competitions.

Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District


Allied Foundation Team Delivered Toys to Patchogue Community Housing Innovations 500

This holiday season the Allied Foundation and the team at DB Schenker Insurance & Trade Advisory Services and Transportation Logistics combined forces to orchestrate a toy drive resulting in dozens of toys being delivered to Patchogue-based Community Housing Innovations, Inc.

 The Allied Foundation is a not-for-profit founded by the Allied Physicians Group, an organization comprised of pediatricians based in the New York Metropolitan area and committed to providing the personal service associated with doctors maintaining an independent practice while enjoying the benefits belonging to an organization led by physicians.

 Pictured here is the team from DB Schenker as well as The Allied Foundation Executive Director Heather Edwards (center, holding lavender dump truck).

Photo credit: Courtesy Allied Foundation

 In addition to the toy drive, this holiday season DB Schenker corralled more than 200 books to benefit the Freeport-based Book Fairies, a not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York in order to foster literacy and academic success and nurture a love of reading across age groups.

 The Allied Foundation also conducts “diaper drives” throughout the year and distribute more than 40,000 per year throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties via 25 partner agencies to benefit families struggling with diaper need across Long Island.

 Established in 1991, Community Housing Innovations, Inc. provides families and individuals with emergency, transitional and permanent housing as well as supportive services, homeownership counseling, education and grant assistance, and foreclosure prevention counseling. For more information about CMI click here.



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