“Clear the Shelters” Event a Success

Pictured: “Ben”, who had been in the shelter since January, meets his new family. Photo Credit: Leon Gurinsky

Islip, NY – The Islip Town Animal Shelter recently participated in a nationwide “Clear the Shelters” event, which was sponsored in part by NBC Universal. More than 30 animal shelters in the New York Tri-State area teamed up with hundreds of animal shelters across the country to find new homes for thousands of homeless pets. Participating shelters offered incentives such as no-cost or reduced fee adoptions to attract potential adoptees. The Islip Animal Shelter offered to waive the adoption fee for anyone wishing to adopt on that day. In all, fourteen dogs, one cat, and one bird were adopted.


Local Officials, Business Leaders Hold Successful Golf Outing to Promote Town Courses

Golfers pose for photo at the Brentwood Country Club


Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was recently joined by other Town officials and local business leaders at the Brentwood Country Club for the Town of Islip Golf Expo. The Town of Islip Golf Expo is an event designed to showcase the beautiful 18-hole Brentwood County Club Golf Course, and the Town’s partnership with Lessings Caterers, to members of the community looking to organize a future golf outing for their business, corporation or organization.


Melbourne, FL Officials Celebrate New Routes to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Melbourne officials and Elite Airways executives prepare to cut a celebratory cake

Islip, NY – Officials in the City of Melbourne, FL joined executives from Elite Airways at their own celebration of the new flights to and from Long Island MacArthur Airport to Melbourne. Islip officials were recently joined by their counterparts in Melbourne at a celebration at MacArthur Airport which marked the inaugural flight on Elite Airways’ new eastern seaboard venture. Elite Airways now offers flights from Long Island MacArthur Airport to Myrtle Beach, Melbourne, and Portland, ME (with continuing service to Bar Harbor). 


The Town of Islip Teams Up With NBC and Telemundo to Host 2nd Annual Pet Adoption Drive

Islip, NY – The Islip Town Animal Shelter announced today that it has teamed up with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBC Universal-owned television stations’ Clear the Shelters second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. The Islip Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees on Saturday, July 23, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find new homes for homeless pets. 

“Our Animal Shelter has many great pets looking for new homes, and they’d make a loving addition to any family,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We’re proud to be a part of this nationwide effort to give these animals a second chance in life.” 

This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in nearly 20,000 pets finding new homes through an unprecedented partnership between the NBCUniversal-owned television stations and hundreds of animal shelters located all across the country and in Puerto Rico. The nationwide day of action literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need. 


Bayport Civic Association Discusses Long Island MacArthur Airport

Officials pose for a photo inside airplane hanger

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen was recently joined by Long Island MacArthur Airport officials at a meeting of the Bayport Civic Association. Airport Commissioner Shelley Larose Arken and Deputy Commissioner Rob Schneider joined Councilwoman Mullen in discussing recent developments at the airport with members of the Bayport Civic. Councilwoman Mullen touted the airport’s recent successes, including the launch of service by Elite Airways, who offers flights from MacArthur Airport to Myrtle Beach, Melbourne (Orlando) and Portland, Maine.

Pictured (l-r): Bob Draffin, President of the Bayport Civic Association; Deputy Commissioner Rob Schneider; Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen; Commissioner Shelley Larose Arken.

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