Welcome back, Port Jefferson! We update you all to start this Wednesday, September 29 on an informed note. These are the most important things happening in town today.
First of all, the weather forecast for the day:
Partly cloudy all day. High: 66 Low: 53.
Here are the best stories today in Port Jefferson:
- Adoptable Pets of the Week in the Port Jefferson area: Charlie, Ellie, Amirah and more! Want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other type of pet from a local shelter! Pet adoption agencies in and around Port Jefferson have dogs, cats, and other pets ready and waiting for someone to bring them home. (Patch)
- Port Jeff School Promotes the International Day of Peace: Fifth grade students from Edna Louise Spear Primary School met students from around the world during classroom activities for the International Day of Peace. Students in classes with Christine Wicks and Christine Bokina and Kristi Krieg learned about the Peace Crane Project as well as how to fold an origami crane and write a message of peace on its wings. Laura Kelly and Paige Lohmann’s class wrote letters to fellow students at a school in Essex, UK, describing the Port Jefferson school community and what it’s like to grow up in a village near the harbor . (Port Jefferson School District)
- Theater review: “Grease” Theater Three –Despite all the angst, anxiety, and acne, teens manage to have fun in the sun and fall in love. Theater Three’s artful production of the classic romantic musical Fat captures the essence of those rebellious high school years, subjected to peer pressure, hormones and initiating the rite of passage from adolescence to adulthood. The production will be on view throughout October and promises fun, laughter and good times to Island audiences. (smithtownmatters.com)
- News nearby: NY COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in effect, the unvaccinated have been fired. Northwell Health says around two dozen staff have already been fired for refusing the vaccine and the rest of the unvaccinated workers will also be fired. The Nassau Emergency Management Office is activated to help hospitals deal with possible staff shortages. Governor Hochul says that if there are not enough workers, she is also ready to bring in the National Guard to take their place. (News12)
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Today in Port Jefferson:
- Kelli Baker. (6 p.m.)
- SEPTA Meeting 7:00 PM ES LGR – Port Jefferson School District. (12h00)
- Meet the Art: All Aligned with Sol LeWitt. (6.30 p.m.)
- Gears, Goggles & Grit – Art Show. (9h00)
Port Jefferson Patch Book
- Port Jefferson Free Library: “It’s banned books week! There are a lot of books you read that maybe were banned. If you want to hear the conversation, banned books week has a lot of cool virtual events”! (Facebook)
- Grand Port Arts Council Jeff-Northern Brookhaven: “Every artist was first and foremost an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson.” (Facebook)
- ShopRite will close Long Island “The West Babylon ShopRite will close on Sunday, October 10, The Greater Long Island reported. A ShopRite spokesperson told the outlet that the company has not reached the level of sales necessary to make the supermarket profitable. She reportedly said the associates will have the option of being transferred to other nearby ShopRite sites. (Daily voice)
- Commack HS named National Blue Ribbon School 2021 – “It is with great pride that we announce that Commack High School has been named the National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performance in 2021”. (smithtownmatters.com)
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You are now in the know and ready to start Wednesday off on the right foot! I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow morning with a new update. If you enjoy these newsletters, consider inviting some of your friends and neighbors to read them. You can send them this link to subscribe.
– Debora Whitehead
About Me: Debora Whitehead is a dedicated wife and home teacher mother from Coram, NY. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and enjoys teaching and writing. Her passion for the community is reflected in her volunteer work with “Ministry Mariposa”, a non-profit family support program. her favorite quotes are “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
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