🌱 Port Jefferson Daily: Therapy Dog Sparks Joy At School + Events

Hello, neighbors! It’s me again, Debora Whitehead, your host of the Port Jefferson Daily.

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and warmer. High: 83, low: 64.

Here are the top 5 stories in Port Jefferson today:

  1. Port Jefferson Elementary School found a way to benefit the students’ mental health and emotional being by using therapy dogs that visit classes weekly. The idea emerged three years ago when students dealt with COVID-19 stress and remote learning. The school’s psychology teacher started bringing dogs to keep kids happy. The idea was so successful that it became a weekly program. (News 12 New Jersey)
  2. Port Jefferson Retailers Association is getting ready to give all shoppers in the community two days of great deals! The Sidewalk Sale will be held on May 28-29! (PJCofC)
  3. Port Jefferson Mather Hospital will support all struggling with knee & hip joint issues by putting on a complimentary breakfast Seminar on June 11 at 8:30 am The event will be hosted at the Spring Lake Golf Club located at 30 E Bartlett Rd, Middle Island. (Patch)
  4. Port Jeff Royals finished their season with a win! The victory came with a 10-run margin against the Shelter Island team on May 13. Coach Jesse Rosen celebrated the achievement of his 100th victory leading the Royals into a record. (@tbrnewsmedia)
  5. Long Island police crossed the whole Island in a ‘Long Island Wave’ operation. From May 2 to May 13, police team up with local law enforcement officials to look for fugitives and gang members. (LInews12)

Today in Port Jefferson:

  • Defensive Driving Comsewogue Public Library. (9:45 am)
  • Mama Mia! – Theater Three. (8 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Arooj Chaudhry will be at Port Jefferson Free Library to demonstrate making a LinkedIn profile for job searching and networking on May 24 at 7 pm in the Conference Room. (PJFL)
  • Port Jefferson Free Library: “Create your patriotic wreath just in time for Memorial Day and Independence Day!” (Facebook)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Port Jefferson Village: “I am looking for a quartz fabrication shop. – We have had to redo a kitchen. Thanks.” (Nextdoor)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out this Saturday! I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with a new update.

Debora Whitehead

About me: Have a story idea? Please get in touch with me! I would love to hear from you! Wife, mom, foodie, traveler, and nature lover.

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