Happy Thursday, Smithtown! Diane Witek here, let's get you all caught up on what's happening locally to start today off on an informed note.
First, today's weather:
Rain, then snow, 1-2 inches. High: 37, low: 15.
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Here are the top stories in Smithtown today:
Adopt Apu & Manjula. Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats and kittens available to adopt or foster. "If you are looking for a fun-loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop by the Kitten Nursery or the Cat Condos at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a PURR-fect soulmate or two," the shelter stated. (Smithtown Patch)
In celebration of Black History Month: Get ready for a spectacular evening featuring the New York City-based dance company Complexions Contemporary Ballet as they perform two new full-length pieces on the same program for the very first time. “Woke” and “Love Rocks” will be performed in one full-length evening program on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. at Staller Center, in Stony Brook. Tickets for Complexions Dance are on sale now. Go to stallercenter.com for more information or call 631-632-ARTS. (Stony Brook News)
The Whiskey Barrel, located at 138 Main St. in Port Jefferson, is getting "Yelped" with outstanding ratings. Visitors are not only raving about their burgers and wings, but their beverages as well. "They have an awesome selection of top-shelf whiskey/bourbon and high-end craft beer." said one happy patron. (Daily Voice)
N95s are coming our way! We are all requesting free at-home COVID tests, so it makes sense that N95s would come next. The Biden administration plans to give out 400 million free N95 masks in the coming weeks. The free masks will be made available to the public at thousands of local pharmacies and community health centers nationwide starting late next week, according to a White House official, and will mark "the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history." (CBSNewYork)
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Today in Smithtown:
The Calm in Any Storm with Terri Pace, certified Holistic Health Coach. (1 p.m.)
Family Connect Night K-8 — Smithtown Csd. (All Day)
Smithtown Book Discussion Group (Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building). (10:45 a.m.)
Town Board Meeting — Rescheduled to Zoom meeting. (2 p.m.)
Mermaid Storytime (Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building). (3 p.m.)
A RECKONING IN BOSTON’S James Rutenbeck Up Next on THE SOUNDS OF FILM. (6 p.m.)
From my notebook:
Nextdoor Neighbor, New York Ave: "Free At-Home COVID-19 tests! Not sure if this has been posted here already, but just in case it was not. If you need the free at-home COVID-19 test kits, you have to order it (at no charge) from:https://special.usps.com/testkits."(Nextdoor)
Nextdoor Neighbor, Smithtown Pines: "Football and dog lovers! Running super bowl boxes for a cause! Only $10 a box half goes to dog rescue the other half to the winner(s)! If interested please Venmo @ValerieLabarbera with your name, cell number and box number! Thank you." (Nextdoor)
Nextdoor Neighbor, Brooksite: "Upholstery. Can anyone recommend an upholsterer who does quality work at fair prices?" (Nextdoor)
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You're officially in the loop for today. See you all tomorrow morning for another update!
— Diane Witek
About me: Impassioned Writer, Website Designer, Social Media Marketer and newly proclaimed Baker. Lover of nature and animals of all kinds.