Patchogue Saint Liberata Feast 2018 463

St. Liberata Feast 2018

Kicking off with a procession down Main Street featuring a statue of patron St. Liberata, the 51st Annual Italian Feast of Saint Liberata took place Saturday, September 8th. Patchogue resident Lou Giordano was honored as the 2018 Italian American of the Year.

The St. Liberata feast began in Patchogue in 1923 by Italian immigrant Carmine Bianco, whose prayers to St. Liberata for recovery from an illness were answered. In thanks, Mr. Bianco formed the Society of St. Liberata, holding a feast day celebration each Labor Day Weekend on Waverly Avenue.. Replete with food, refreshments, entertainment, each year the feast became an important and enjoyable weekend that all members of the Patchogue community looked forward to. As time went on, however, the original field where the feast was held no longer available and the feast was eventually discontinued in 1962. It wasn’t until 1996, through the efforts of Mr. John Ferrante, that the feast was brought back to life, fast becoming a Patchogue tradition once more.

Click here to read more on the history of the feast. Or check out our gallery below to see some of the celebration right in town!

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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:


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 or call 631-451-6950.


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