Here at Patch we're always trying to figure out how to makes readers' lives easier, less stressful and more fun.
We report the big news, the hard news, the bad news and also all the good news that comes our way.
We're also strive to deliver information that's useful so we're launching a new series called 'Top 5-Top 10' geared to help you get a jump ahead, stay on top of the pesky to-do items and not miss a chance to have fun and enjoy the beautiful communities we call home.
So in that spirit, here are five things to do as March arrives tomorrow:
Don't Miss Any Fun
Get to the Sayville and Bayport-Blue Point libraries and sign up for some great events and programs happening in March. A good majority require pre-registration and fee payment before the actual program. A few great programs include a 'Taste of Ireland" and learning how to make handmade earrings and pendants at the B-BP library, while Sayville's program list includes learning calligraphy and pilates.
Catch Up on Your Sleep
Yes, it's nearly time to push those clocks ahead an hour and finally enjoy daylight after 5 p.m. following what's been a long tough fall-winter season since super storm Sandy hit the day before Halloween. Daylight Savings Time is 2 a.m on Sunday, March 10.
Circle the Date: Sunday March 10
It's the annual Bayport-Blue Point Chamber St. Patrick's Parade so get to mass early and rest up the day before for a day of fun and food at Cav's and don't forget to buy the Grand Marshall t-shirts in memoriam of Doug Monsell, this year's marshall. Help make Montauk Highway a sea of "Monsells for a Day." You can stop in at State Farm in Bayport or the high school as the school store is selling them. $10 a pop for a great cause.
Save Money on Car Insurance
Whether you take the course at the B-BP Library this weekend (call ahead to see if seats are still available) or take the online course offered, six hours of your time could save you a few hundred on car insurance for the next three years. It's the best $25 to $28 investment around.
Learn Some Nautical History
We live on an island whose waters contain shipwrecks and now you've got a rare opportunity to learn about those sea captains from way back by attending a great program at the LI Marine Museum in West Sayville on Sunday, March 3. It's a free lecture and great for teens and seniors as well. It starts at 12:45 p.m.