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🌱 Search For Wild Cat’s Origin + Free Pet Microchipping Clinics

Hello everybody. It’s Sunday in Miller Place-Rocky Point and I’m back in your inbox to get you caught up on the most important things happening in our community today. Because community news matters! Here we go.

First, today’s weather:

Sun giving way to clouds. High: 84 Low: 71.

Here are the top three stories in Miller Place-Rocky Point today:

  1. A wild cat that may be an Eurasian lynx was captured after three days of being spotted around Islip and West Islip. Authorities are trying to identify where the animal came from, and the cat is being rehabilitated at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown until a permanent home can be found. (Subscription: Newsday)
  2. A play is raising money for Suffolk County’s Response Crisis Center, the 24-hour resource for people feeling depressed. “Every Brilliant Thing,” will run eight shows through the end of August at Port Jefferson’s Theater Three and the show’s producers will donate half of what they gross to the crisis center. (Subscription: Newsday)
  3. On Friday Suffolk County launched a free microchip program with three free clinics. Paws of War, a Nesconset-based nonprofit that provides dogs and veterinarian services to veterans and first responderss, is teaming up to offer the free service to residents, Aug. 11 in Yaphank and Sept. 17 in Patchogue. (Subscription: Newsday)

Today in Miller Place-Rocky Point:

  • Princess Brunch at Anthony’s At Windows On The Lake, Lake Ronkonkoma11:30 am to 3 pm “Princess Brunch with Moana & Ariel, Bring your little princes and princesses for another fun-filled Sunday Brunch with their favorite.”

From my notebook:

  • Suffolk County United Veterans will hold a Veterans Food Pantry at Charlotte’s Table Food Pantry in Ronkonkoma this Tuesday from 2 to 7 pm. The pantry is open every Tuesday during these hours. Supportive resources and referrals will also be available. (OurVeterans.NYC)
  • Cake Fairylanda bakery specializing in pastries, puffs, cakes, coffee, tea, slushies, milkshakes and more, opened in Stony Brook this month. (
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Rocky Point: “I am planning on upgrading the ceiling tiles in my basement rec room’s suspended ceiling.” (Nextdoor)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Sunday. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update!

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