Hey, neighbors! Diane Witek here with today's issue of the Smithtown Daily.
First, today's weather:
Winds subsiding and colder. High: 33, low: 22.
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Here are the top stories today in Smithtown:
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 6.5 million companion animals are surrendered or taken in each year by shelters nationwide. Approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses. Before adding to your family consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. (Smithtown Patch)
Jerry Sibony, 67, from Patchogue, exposed himself on two separate occasions in the lobby where he lives in the Terry Apartments on Rider Avenue. Sibony was charged with three counts of public lewdness and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Sibony’s arraignment is set for Monday in Central Islip. (Patabook News)
Smithtown and local area businesses are hiring. Listed are positions ranging from customer service to warehousing. See if one fits you! (Smithtown Patch)
Additional COVID-19 testing site opens at SUNY Farmingdale. The site will open and provide appointment-based and walk-in COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farmingdale State College Community Testing Site is located at Nold Hall2350 Broadhollow Road,Farmingdale. The site will maintain capacity for approximately 225 appointments per day and up to 50 walk-ins. (LongIsland.com)
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Today in Smithtown:
Wonderful Ones (Smithtown Library-Kings Park Building). (10:30 a.m.)
Box Party (Smithtown Library-Commack Building). (11 a.m.)
Library Playdate (Smithtown Library-Nesconset Building). (11 a.m.)
Daisy Troop #474 (Smithtown Library-Nesconset Building). (4:30 p.m.)
Winter Weaving (Smithtown Library - Nesconset Building). (6 p.m.)
From my notebook:
Sweetbriar Nature Center: "Please share: animals brought Betty White great joy in her life. She advocated for animals and was a huge supporter of wildlife conservation. Before going to Hollywood did you know Betty wanted to be a forest ranger or zookeeper?" (Facebook) (Website)
Sweetbriar Nature Center: "Join us today for animal riddles and fun animal facts in our first Sunday Fun Day! Children will meet fuzzy, scaly, feathery and even spikey friends in this hour-long indoor program. Best for ages 5-7, $10 per child, $5 per adult." (Facebook) (Website)
Smithtown Performing Arts Center: "'Frozen Jr.' plays its final two performances today at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Bundle up and join us for this classic story that your loved ones will remember for years to come ❄️ 🎟: SmithtownPAC.org." (Facebook)
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— Diane Witek
About me: Impassioned Writer, Website Designer, Social Media Marketer and newly proclaimed Baker. Lover of nature and animals of all kinds.