Sachem Business Beat

A look at some highlights of what's going on in the Sachem business community.

Welcome to Sachem Patch's new weekly feature "Sachem Business Beat," an overview of news, updates, reports and observations of what's happening in the business community in our area. Got any tips? Heard about a great deal going on somewhere in Sachem? Email us at matthew.mcgevna@patch.com and we'll look into it for this notebook.

The will be hosting the first ever street fair on August 26 at 11 a.m. along Portion Road between Morris and South Howell Avenues. The event is Platinum sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank, and will provide a showcase for a lot of local businesses.

"We created this event to bring businesses, nonprofit organizations and residents together for a fun-filled day, putting the “unity” back into “community,” Michael Wentz, president of the chamber, stated in an email to Patch earlier this summer.

Patch will have photos of the event later in the week.

Fall Dance Workshops at Take-One Theatre Arts

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., students grades 3 through high school interested in acting, singing and dancing can sign up for fall classes at on Portion Road in Farmingville. The in-person registration process will run from 10 a.m. to noon on August 25.

just before they opened their new digs in Farmingville. Stop by, or visit their website if there's a youngster in your family with a passion for the performing arts. Classes are taught by choreographer Miss Jean Sorbera.

Gluten Free at Ralph's Italian Ices

According to its Facebook page, on Horseblock Road in Farmingville is now offering a fairly expansive Gluten-Free menu at its shop. The gluten-free recipes are included in menu items such as the Sunday Nutty-Buddy, the Twister-Chocolate and the Iceberg Mango, as well as specialty drinks and all flavors of water ices.

Gluten-free items are especially valuable for coeliac sufferers, a condition of the lower intestine that is often triggered by the glutens found in wheat and other processed foods.



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