Here's a list of some of the news and happenings in and around Sachem on this Wednesday, August 14.
Back to School Messages. Yesterday Patch shared a video montage of encouraging messages to students about to get back on the bus and start the new school year at Sachem. If you missed it, check out the video by clicking on the headline.
Dorchester Park Gets A Facelift. One of our late stories broke the news that Dorchester Park in Lake Grove is getting a brand new playground. Click the headline to read the details on that development.
Meet Author Katie Beers. Many of you may be familiar with the harrowing story of Katie Beers, who was abducted by a family friend and kept in an underground bunker for 17 days back in 1992. More than two decades later, Beers has decided to tell her story in a memoir entitled "Buried Memories." Beers will be at the Sachem Public Library on Wednesday night to discuss her book and sign copies as part of the library's summer reading club. Registration will be required for this event. Click the headline to find out more.
Lost Cat. Heartbroken cat-owner Tina Nicoletti posted on our boards asking for help locating her missing cat, Alex. Alex was last seen in the Ronkonkoma/Holbrook border, somewhere near Knickerbocker Avenue. Click the headline if you think you've seen Alex.
Hamlet. The Rose Theater on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook is presenting Shakespeare's "Hamlet" beginning tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Civil War Book Discussion. The Sachem Public Library is hosting a book discussion for all you Civil War History buffs. Tonight's discussion will be on "Gettysburg," by Stephen Sears. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the Board Room.
Long Island Blues Society Meeting. The LI Blue Society is holding its regular meeting at the Sachem Public Library tonight at 7 p.m. in the Adult Area Meeting Room. The organization helps develop and promote blues events on Long Island.