Let's take a look back at what made headlines this week on Three Village Patch:
Firefighters quelled a heavy fire in the basement of a home on View Road in Setauket Wednesday night in approximately an hour and a half. The owners of the home and their dog evacuated the house safely before emergency crews arrived. No serious injuries were reported. Public information officer Larry Hall said the fire started in the far corner of the basement underneath the garage, but said the cause is under investigation.
Ongoing restorations at in Setauket will continue thanks to an additional $100,000 in funds secured in the county's 2013 to 2015 capital budget, Suffolk County Legis. Kara Hahn recently announced.
Kristin Masotto of East Setauket is $25,000 richer, after winning a New York Lottery scratch-off game, the Lottery announced Monday. The scratch-off ticket she purchased was a "Multiply Your Money!" game that Masotto purchased at a 7-Eleven store on Horseblock Road in Farmingville.
A restaurant in the Stony Brook Village Center is on the market, a broker involved in the sale has confirmed. A listing on backpage.com describes , formerly known as The Golden Pear, as a "gourmet coffee and sandwich shop ... in up-scale shopping center." Its selling price is listed as $169,000.
Situated at Raga restaurant at the corner of Old Town Road and Main Street in Setauket – and comfortably distanced from places like Velvet Lounge and Checkmate Inn – Last Call is Three Village's newest nightlife spot. Co-owned by Laura Kessler and John Louis, two longtime local residents who have a combined 20 years of restaurant and bar experience between them, the bar already has a welcoming feel to it. "We try to keep everybody happy and keep a good vibe, keep it positive, which I think is really important in a bar atmosphere," Kessler says.
Productions Over the Rainbow is a local non-profit theater group that has been bringing kids and teens together and turning them into performers for eight years now.
Leah Jaskolski has been watching the 2012 Olympics – and says she has also been watching the Olympics bring a steady stream of new students into her gymnastics gym, in Setauket. "Everyone is crazy about gymnastics," she said. "Parents are coming in saying their kids are inspired by the boys' and girls' gymnastics in the Olympics."