Boats catch fire; firefighters injured

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Multiple boats went up in flames at the Patchogue Shores Marina in East Patchogue on Tuesday night, Aug. 16. According to South Country Ambulance chief and district manager Greg Miglino, about eight boats went on fire at any given time after a number of fire agencies and ambulance companies responded to the scene at approximately 7:15 p.m.

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Kids growing gardens is her dream

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eva Greguski remembers the plants left on her front porch almost daily as she worked on her Patchogue garden. It now looks like a magical, three-dimensional visual, but she wanted to thank all those who were generous with their green gifts, so she started Homegrown Change. Their first project is the Carnegie Library, creating a space for kids to plant green things

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Bike giveway for less mobile folks

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Local P.J. Balzer, 33, found his calling in Mastic Beach after losing his 22-year-old brother seven years ago to heroin. Since then, he and his wife have started a ministry called the “Kings Kids Christian Outreach.” They’re hosting a “Workers without Wheels” bike give away with David Santos, owner of the Fixed Gears Bike Shop on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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More hard work but the goal’s in sight

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

LEUZZI They did a happy dance in the parking lot. That would be Art & Nature Group Inc. (ANG) founder Eric Powers and ANG’s president Rebecca Muellers after the Brookhaven town board voted to enter into a lease agreement with ANG, to create a sustainable environmental education center at the old Washington Lodge in Brookhaven last Thursday.

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Boxing returns to N. Bellport

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Long-time boxing coach Edward Mike Murphy, the president and director of Atlantic-Veteran’s Memorial Boxing Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the youth and spreading the love of the sport, recently moved to North Bellport, what he hopes will be permanent grounds

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William Floyd Estate parking lot paved

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Visitors to the William Floyd Estate are asked to use the service gate entrance at 20 Washington Avenue to park starting Monday, August 22. A paving project will start at the main entrance off Park Place, with a completion date of Saturday, Sept. 3. Scheduled programs will still take place; just use the Washington Avenue entrance.

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A unique take on food through Spanish tapas

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ariel Bonilla and Chef Alex Bujoreanu are taking on Patchogue Village by storm with their take on Spanish tapas, a taste and style that can’t be found anywhere local. Bonilla, 25, the co-owner of Toro Tapas and Tequila now located on Rider Avenue in Patchogue, is the son of Jose Bonilla who is the long-time owner of the Bravo Supermarkets and La Confianza Delicatessan next door

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Pat-Med pitching "ace" heads for Fairfield

Story By: JIM FURLONG
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

A crafty left-hander, pitcher Tristan Amone produced a 1.10 earned run average (52 innings) during the 2016 season, when the Patchogue-Medford High School varsity baseball team advanced to the Suffolk County playoffs. He’ll be joining Fairfield University in 2017.

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The Blue Claw Crabs return

Story By: CATHY MEINHOLD
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

This summer has nearly run its course, but there are still plenty of fun events to attend. Be sure to put the Mastic Beach Property Owners 12th Annual Blue Claw Crab Festival on August 28.The festival takes place at Marina One, a breezy peninsula with sweeping views of the sparkling Great South Bay. adv MBPOA Blue Claw Crab Festival

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Playing for peace

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Play for Peace Soccer Tournament attracted over 500 players, spectators, coaches and volunteers came together in the name of peace to play soccer during an all-day tournament last weekend, for the eighth year in a row.

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