Jack Nix Sworn in as South Country Board of Education Vice President 182

During the March 27th Board of Education meeting, South Country Central School District trustees unanimously voted for Jack Nix to take on the position of Board Vice President. Mr. Nix replaces former vice president Regina Hunt, who announced her resignation from the board of education earlier in the month due to residency changes.

Mr. Nix, who was elected to the board of education in May 2017, graduated from the district in 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from St. Joseph’s College. Mr. Nix currently serves on the board of education’s strategic planning and health and safety committees.

Mr. Nix thanked his fellow trustees upon being sworn in by district clerk Christine Flynn. “I am looking forward to working closely with President Felice,” he said. “I also want to thank Regina Hunt, who was my mentor.”

South Country Central School District Board of Education trustee Jack Nix was sworn in as vice president by district clerk Christine Flynn during the March 27 business meeting.

 

Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District

 

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“Half Shells for Habitat” Town Reef Restoration Project 22

Town Moves 3,000 lbs. of Recycled, Cured Oyster Shells for “Half Shells for Habitat” Reef Restoration Projects

Recently, the Town of Brookhaven moved 3,000 lbs. of recycled, cured oyster shells to two oyster restoration projects in Bellport Bay as part of an oyster shell recovery program called Half Shells for Habitat.” Since early 2018, the Seatuck Environmental Association has collected oyster shells from restaurants for use in oyster and habitat restoration efforts. The Town partnered with Seatuck to address the critical need to return oyster shells to Long Island’s estuaries. The shells provide vitally important substrate on which young oysters can attach and grow, and they help to combat coastal acidification by returning calcium to the water. The Town established a shell storage site at their Manorville composting facility where the shells sit in the sun for at least 6 months before going back in the water. Town Supervisor Ed Romaine has enthusiastically embraced the idea and town officials plan to use some of the shells in their oyster restoration program.

Supervisor Romaine said, “I am happy to partner with Seatuck on Half Shells for Habitat, and I thank the restaurants for their enthusiastic support. This is a very important environmental project that reduces our waste stream and will help repopulate the bay with new oysters and keep the water clean. It’s another valuable step to improving the environment of our local waterways.”

The Seatuck Environmental Association is a member-supported 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to conserving Long Island wildlife and the environment. The organization pursues its mission by employing a multi-pronged approach to various wildlife conservation projects and offering high quality environmental education opportunities for Long Islanders of all ages. Volunteers are needed to deliver and collect buckets from the restaurants, clean buckets and make deliveries of shells to the storage site. Interested people are urged to contact Seatuck at staff@seatuck.org  or 631-581-6908.

 

Alive on the River Kicks off Tonight, June 6th! Salute the Soldiers! 255

Patchogue’s Alive on the River festivals starts tonight, June 6th with its Salute the Soldiers theme!

Hosted by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Riverfront Committee, this is the festivals second year.  The concept for Alive on the River was developed in order to familiarize locals and others on LI to the amazing restaurants and bars along the Patchogue riverfront. 

Here is the complete Alive on the River schedule and the themes for each week:

  • TONIGHT- June 6th: Salute the Soldiers
  • June 20th: Summer Solstice
  • July 18th: Mardis Gras on the River
  • August 1st: Reggae Sun Splash
  • August 15th: Howl at the Moon
  • August 29th: Luau on the River

 


During each event, participating locations will have live music and offer theme related drink specials.   Drift 82, The Oar, Off Key Tikki , Dublin Deck and the Harbor Crab Co. will have no cover charge beginning at 5 p.m.  (Dublin Deck cover charge resumes at 8 p.m.)

Water taxis by Fire Island Ferries will be available for transport along the river front, making stops at the participating restaurants and at Island View Marina.   $10 for unlimited rides between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Click here for more information on Alive on the River and to follow the event on Facebook.

 

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