Park Mobile to Host Information Kiosk on Monday January 20, 2014

As anyone who’s recently visited the Village of Patchogue knows, parking meters have become a new addition to the roadways. As of January 2, 2014, parking meter enforcement is in effect for Main Street, South Ocean Avenue and Railroad Avenue. Parking meters are active Monday through Saturday between 10 A.M. and 2 A.M. the following day. It’s $0.25 for 30 minutes between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M., with a 90 minute time limit. From 6 P.M. to 2 A.M., it’s $0.50 for 30 minutes or $5.00 to park from 6 P.M. to 2 A.M. with no time limit.

Parking is free on Sundays and major holidays, and there are free 15 minute parking areas during the day near businesses where people are designed to quickly come and go. However, these spots become paid parking in the evening after normal business hours. There are also plans to install meters in certain parking lots around the Village.

With these changes it’s not surprising that many people have questions. Park Mobile, the company that provided the technology behind the parking meters, is hosting an Information Kiosk at 8 AM on Monday, January 20, 2014 in front of Roast Coffee & Tea located at 41 East Main Street. The kiosk will remain open for as long as there is interest, so it’s expected to go at least late into the afternoon.

Third Annual Cohalan Cares for Kids

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On February 6, 2014, the Suffolk County Bar Association will be hosting the third annual Cohalan Cares for Kids fundraiser. The event takes place at 560 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, New York between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Sponsorship packages are available and individual tickets are $50. For more information, please contact Beth Seidman at (516) 539-0150 x123 or visit http://eacinc.org. The registration form is also available here.

Our Immigrant Nation at the Patchogue Artspace Building

On November 14, 2013, the Patchogue Artspace Building hosted a presentation titled “Our Immigrant Nation: Journey into a New Frontier of Storytelling.”

Keegan & Keegan, Ross & Rosner, LLP, along with Active Voice, Of Colors, and the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. were proud sponsors.

The program highlighted the history of many of the participants’ background pointing out that we are all immigrants.  Undoubtedly the highlight of the evening was the story of a 90 year old lady telling of her experience as a new immigrant in New York City in the second grade, over 80 years ago.  In her brief but moving and telling story, she reminded all that whether your ancestors arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 or traveled by bus from Mexico last year, we are indeed a nation of immigrants.

Our Immigrant Nation