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January 2017

New Bellport Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Bellport Chamber of Commerce

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, an Installation Dinner was held for the Bellport Chamber of Commerce, 2017, Board of Directors at the Bellport Country Club. About 75 Chamber members attended the event which featured entertainment by "America's first singing poet," Steve DePass, and music by the band, “Summer Breeze.”

From left to right, the new members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors are:

Terry Tuthill, Director, Ron Trotta, Sergeant-At-Arms, Lynn S. Burnett, Secretary, Paul Quinn, Director, Chris Hane, President, Kate Browning, Suffolk County Legislator, Gabrielle Corsetti, Treasurer, Merri Avino, Vice President, John Hannon, Director, Dave Schultzer, Director, LuAnn Thompson, Vice President, Christa Ruth, Director

Click here for more information about the Bellport Chamber of Commerce.

Beaver Dam Creek in the Snow

Ron Kinsella

We'd like to thank Ron Kinsella for sending us this photo he took of Beaver Dam Creek in Brookhaven.

Local Musicians Help Support Local Food Banks





For over ten years now, has been hosting local “Jam Sessions” for our local musicians. The Jams are usually held twice a month and as a way of saying “Thanks,” the musicians and audience members are asked to either bring and donate non-perishable food items, or, as an alternative, put a few dollars in the “can.” We estimate that about 300 pounds of food and about $1,000 is donated each year.

The donations aren’t used for any one particular cause because there is so much need in and around our community. Over the years, donations have been made to a wide variety of worthy causes. Just some of the recipients include: The Boys & Girls Club Of The Bellport Area, the Christ Episcopal Church Non-Profit Baby Pantry, The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church’s Food Bank, St. Joseph The Worker’s Food Bank, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, Long Island Cares, and Necessities for the men and women in our Armed Services.

Currently, there are two “Acoustic Jams” held each month at the South Country Library. One is oriented towards Traditional, Old Timey music and the other is an Acoustic Blues Jam. Here are links to more information about both Jams. If you “play” or just want to stop by and listen, come on down, but don’t forget to either bring some non-perishable food or a few bucks to help support our efforts.

Acoustic Jam

Acoustic Blues Jam

Wishing for Spring


There is light at the end of this tunnel! Angela Giannotti sent us this photo she took last year on March 9th.

Seagulls in the Snow


Thank you, Jane Tierney for sending us this photo of these seagulls trying to stay warm at Bellport Dock during this weekend's snowfall!