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Town Focus: Day 2 in Bellport

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society is located in the

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society is located in the old Post-Crowell House, built in 1833, next to Village Hall, at 31 Bellport Ave. A society's museum provides exhibits and educational programs to the community. (July 27, 2011) Photo Credit: Carl Corry

I was thrilled to see so many Bellporters approach me and recognize my face today. It’s evident Bellport Village is a close knit community where everybody seems to know everybody -- even a visitor. I like that.

Well, Bellport, keep following me because our “Town Focus” is only half-way done.

For those of you who missed it, earlier today I spent time with a group of ladies that belong to a plein air sketch group that meet Tuesday mornings. I also got a tour of the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society grounds and a sneak peak of the new exhibit “Bellport: Summer 1900,” opening on Friday. We posted that story here today.

Tomorrow morning, I’m taking a ride in lifelong resident Mike Ferrigno’s boat to Ho Hum Beach on Fire Island, and also to take pictures of Bellport’s shoreline. Expect to see pictures on Instagram early!

Tomorrow, I’ll also be talking a 1963 graduate of Bellport High School, whose 50-year class reunion is Saturday, checking out more of the Bellport art scene and hanging around town for live music at Porters on the Lane at 7 p.m. If you’re a fan of live music (and the fact that Bellport has so much of it), stop by and chat with me for a story I’m working on. I’d love to hear your opinion.

Check out our live coverage of my second day in Bellport below and tune back in tomorrow.

 

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