Brrrr Temps, Free Blood Pressure Screening, Town Board Meetings

A look ahead at the first full week of the New Year.

File photo by Patch.com
File photo by Patch.com

Now with all the holidays past, and the first big winter storm slowly melting away, Patch wants to help readers get back on the usual work and school week track and offers up insight on what’s happening around town this week.

Bundle, Layer and Bundle Some More

While Hercules didn’t deliver on its name in most areas, with just six inches of light snow falling, Mother Nature promises to hit the south shore with a big whammy this week when it comes to wind chill. While rain is expected today, with a high temp of 50 degrees, it won’t stay for long. Tuesday is the big chill day with temps dropping down to single digits, according to the Natioal Weather Service, with a high of 15 degrees in West Islip during day hours and a low of 6 degrees in the evening. Temps slowly rise the rest of the week with a chance of more snow coming on Thursday.

Islip Town Board Meetings

Town of Islip Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Town of Islip Planning board will meet Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

School Board Meeting

The West Islip Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. at the high school.

Community Events

A  Meditation for Health and Longevity program will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at 329 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon. The class is taught by a traditional Chinese Grandmaster, Li Tai Liang. This ongoing class is offered free by the Shaolin & Tai Chi Kung Fu Academy, a non-profit organization. 


Library Programs Back to Full Force

The West Islip Library will hold a free blood pressure screening at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

The Friday Movie at the West Islip Library, which starts at 1 p.m., is “There Will Be Blood.”


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