Keep Islip Clean Announces Participation in Great American Cleanup

Islip, NY - In the spirit of Earth Day, April 22nd, Keep Islip Clean (KIC), a certified affiliate of the national organization Keep America Beautiful, and not-for-profit, 501c3, community service organization, is participating again in the Great American Cleanup. They will be working tirelessly throughout all of April and May, at various locations throughout the Town of Islip, to clean up and beautify our community. Below are the dates, times, and locations for the largest of the scheduled cleanups. For a full list of cleanups, as well as additional information on KIC, please contact them by calling (631) 224-2627 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, April 11th – KIC will be working on the East Islip Community Cleanup, which begins at 8:00 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts by the corner of Main Street and Carleton Avenue. Supplies provided.

Saturday, April 18th - KIC will be at the Brook Street Wetlands Cleanup in Islip at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers sign-up at Brook Street (1/4 mile off of Commack Road in Islip.) Supplies provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Islip Middle School KIC Club.

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Islip Animal Shelter Host Spring Fling Adopt-a-thon; All Approved Adoptions to be Paid for by Live.Love.Bark

Bay Shore, NY - Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center will be hosting a Spring Fling Adopt-a-thon in effort to raise adoption awareness and in hopes of getting some of the many adoptable animals out of the shelter and into their forever homes. This event will take place on Saturday, April 25th, from 12 noon to 3 pm in the shelter’s parking lot, at 210 South Denver Ave., in Bay Shore. The Spring Fling Adopt-a-thon is sponsored by the shelter’s non-profit volunteer group, Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue. All adoption fees will be paid for by Live.Love.Bark, though standard application process still applies. Residents will get a chance to meet with the adoptable dogs and cats, enjoy music by a DJ, purchase food from local food vendors, and support other small businesses by visiting and purchasing items from the local vendor tables. 

There will be a “Meet the Mutts” segment, with a different adoptable dog each half hour, where the public can meet a new shelter dog, hear their back story, get their photo taken with the dog for a $1.00 donation, and even get an autographed photo, stamped with the dog’s paw print, for another $1.00 donation. Live.Love.Bark will also be raising funds for the animals by selling raffle tickets for the many basket raffles being given away, along with raffle tickets for a 50/50 raffle.

For more information on this event, or for information and photos of the animals available for adoption, please visit the shelter’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/islipanimals.

 

Islip Youth Bureau Joins ‘Shed the Meds’ Disposal Drive

Islip, N.Y. – Islip’s Youth Bureau and Youth Enrichment Services (YES) organizations are once again partnering with local community groups to promote and conduct the first of several 2015 ‘Shed the Meds’ drug disposal events. The Shed the Meds program is a safe way for residents to dispose of unused or expired medication. The disposal will take place on April 25th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the West Islip Fire Department – 309 Union Blvd, West Islip.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, West Islip Fire District, and West Islip Health & Wellness Alliance are also sponsoring the event. For more information, call (631) 348-3513.

Drug Testing Kits Available to Parents

Islip, N.Y. – The Islip Town Youth Bureau will once again partner with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office to provide free drug testing kits to parents. Sheriff Vincent DeMarco started the “Test, Don’t Guess” program to help parents who are concerned that their children may be abusing drugs. The tests serve as a useful educational tool for parents and teens alike, and can represent the first step in treating drug abuse in teenagers.

For more information, or to receive a free drug testing kit, please call the Islip Youth Bureau at (631) 224-5320.

Street Sweeping to Begin Across Islip Town; Residents Asked to Remove Garbage Pails, Obstructions from Roads

Islip, N.Y. – The Islip Town Department of Public Works is set to begin its annual springtime street-sweeping operations. Department officials are asking residents to please keep garbage pails and cars out of the roadway when possible in order to allow the sweepers to do an effective job of clearing debris from our roadways. The street-sweeping schedule for a specific address can be accessed here.

This street-sweeping schedule only applies to Town Roads. If your road is Federal, State, County, or in a Private Community then this schedule does not apply. This schedule also does not apply to Fire Island. Again, please make sure that garbage cans, cars, and other obstructions have been removed ahead of sweeping operations.

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  3. Islip Town Supervisor, Town Council Members Join U.S. Senator Charles Schumer in Urging FAA to Approve Islip MacArthur Airport Master Plan & Airport Layout Plan
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  6. Student Achievement Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
  7. Town of Islip Officials Attend Conference Focusing on Rail Freight
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  10. Councilman Cochrane Joins Local Officials, Veterans at PTSD Awareness Event
  11. Islip Town Supervisor, Councilman Join Bay Shore Schools in Kicking Off First Annual Cleats for Feets Donation Drive
  12. Islip Town Board Honors Fire Marshals for Life-Saving Efforts
  13. Local Girl Scouts Donate to Animals at Islip Animal Shelter
  14. Islip Supervisor Angie M. Carpenter Signs State of Emergency - Planning Board Meeting Cancelled
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  17. Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety During Extreme Cold
  18. Islip Town to Hold Annual Women’s History Celebration
  19. Town of Islip fills nearly 10,000 potholes since January 1st
  20. Space Available for Town of Islip Spring/Summer Programs

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