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Town Focus: Day 4 in Bellport

Kathy Wayman, a member of the South Bay

Kathy Wayman, a member of the South Bay Art Association, sketches a model at the Bellport Community Center as part of a weekly plein air sketch group. (June 11, 2013) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

I’m in my second to last day exploring and getting a taste for the Bellport community.

First, I’m stopping by Gateway Playhouse, a professional summer theater in operation since 1950, for a tour, and later on heading to the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley to ask about a pair of eagles found nesting along Little Neck Run.

Also, we’ll have a story about the village of Bellport’s vibrant artistic side. Did you know the restaurants have live music almost every night of the week? The bandshell showcasing live entertainment on the bay opens up for the season on June 28.

To top off the day, I’m eating dinner at Porter’s on the Lane with Marian Honnett Hughes and Elliot Borden to discuss the Bellport High School Class of 1963 50-year reunion on Saturday. Watch out for a story about that on Friday.

I welcome your input on where to eat lunch, and on my coverage this week. Tell me what you think, and what I’ve missed.

You can follow me on Instagram (Brittanyhwait), or reach me via email, Twitter or the comments below. And keep up with my travels all day in this post, which will be updated throughout the day.

Check out all the photos I’ve taken throughout my day in the Instagram gallery below.

Lastly, I’m compiling residents’ or past residents’ (or visitors’) favorite memories of Bellport. You can tweet them, or better yet, send me a picture that illustrates them. I’ll share them throughout the week. Thank you for all your stories, which have helped tremendously in my exploration of the village this week.


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