NOLE Cafe Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 814

We stopped by Nole Cafe this Tuesday January 15th for their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  But this was no ordinary ribbon cutting! Tonight also kicked off the Greater Patchogue Weight Loss Challenge event, with the first official weigh-in occurring during the festivities.  Brought to you by Nole Cafe, the Greater Patchogue Chamber, and their Patchogue Young Professionals group, contestants will embark on an eight week personal fitness challenge with the support of the community and sponsors along the way.  For more of the rules and information, check our previous article on the contest.

Town officials, business owners, and members of the community all came down to pledge their charity of choice and mark their official starting weight for the challenge.  There are approximately 20 people competing, including notable contestants such as Mayor Paul Pontieri, Chamber President David Kennedy, Harbor Crab Owner Mark Miller, Perabell Owner Scottie Campbell, and many others.   Local health-conscious businesses such as Orange Theory Fitness and Cryology were also there to speak with contestants and show off their services, including a portable cryo-therapy display. Nole also provided some of its healthy juices and snacks to sample.  The event was well attended and had several media outlets covering the action.  Verizon Fios TV was on hand to interview cafe owners Makenzie Miller and Bob Venero, as well as Mayor Pontieri for an upcoming show.

During the pre-weigh-in festivities, we caught up with the Mayor as he sipped on some of the complimentary Carrotini Juices. “This is a great thing for the community, we are excited to be a part of it.  But as for the dieting part, not as excited for that!” he joked.  Councilman Foley, who was already a big fan of the cafe, was a last-minute entry.  After his weigh-in he told us “I had to get in on the contest. I come here for lunch all the time, their tuna is off the charts!”  Finally, following a small speech by the Councilman and Mayor, Miss Miller cut the ribbon and made it official!

We were honored to help welcome Nole Cafe to Main Street, be sure to check out our pictures from the event below, or visit Nole’s business profile page here at Patchogue Today.

 

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Bayport-Blue Point Welcomes Students! 226

Bayport-Blue Point School District welcomed students back for the 2019-20 School year, below are a few photos from a successful first day!

Students enrolled in Kimberly Rall’s fourth grade class at Academy Street Elementary School settled in for a day of learning on the first day of school.

 

Students from James Wilson Young Middle School are pictured with new principal John Andruszkiewicz on the first day of school.

 

A number of Bayport-Blue Point High School students are pictured on the first day of school with, from left, Bayport-Blue Point High School Assistant Principal Neil Zarcone, Dean of Students Michael Zafonte and new Bayport-Blue Point High School Principal Robert Haas.

 

Photos courtesy of the Bayport-Blue Point School District

 

Bring Home the “Teacher’s Pet”, Free Back to School Adoptions 113

In celebration of the start of the new school year, the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will offer free adoptions throughout the month of September for dogs and cats over the age of four years-old. The normal adoption fees of $137 for a dog and $140 for a cat will be waived and include free neuter or spay, vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal.

Here are a few of the adoptable pets currently at Brookhaven Animal Shelter:

Zara
Mufasa
Bandit

Those who are interested in adopting a dog or cat should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.brookhavenny.gov/animalshelter or call 631-451-6950.

 

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