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Announcement Round-Up: 5 Things Our Readers Want You To Know

This week's announcements include protecting your garden from groundhogs and the announcements of a polar plunge and Relay for Life.

North Fork Patch is not just about news, it is also a community hub where readers can share information, including events, yard sales, fundraisers, and other announcements, such as call outs for volunteers, congratulatory notes on births and marriages, and information on lost and adoptable pets.

The following is a round-up of announcements that were posted by readers during the week of Jan. 27. And if you want to post an announcement, feel free to click here to let everyone know what's happening.

The Humane Society of the United States Offers Tips for Protecting Gardens from Groundhogs this Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil will made headlines again on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, and The Humane Society of the United States is encouraging people to celebrate the day by learning more about our wild neighbors and ways to peacefully coexist. As Phil comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep, groundhogs everywhere are reemerging in gardens and yards throughout the country.

Free Tax Filing Assistance for Eligible Long Islanders

For the tenth year, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union, will help low- to moderate-income households on Long Island prepare their tax returns for free, by offering Long Island’s largest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at 12 of its Long Island branch locations. 

Breakfast in Bed ...Delivered by Love Lane Kitchen

The best way to celebrate love this Valentine's Day is to stay in bed. So… stay there - we’ll bring breakfast to you! You tell us where and when to show up and we’ll deliver a delicious feast for two right to your door. Come in, Call us, or Sign-up here and call to confirm with your credit card. Served Feb. 16 or 17.

Polar Plunge To Benefit Maureen's Haven

On Feb. 9, Maureen’s Haven homeless shelter program will host its sixth-annual Polar Plunge in Southold at The Wharf House at Founders Landing, located on Terry Lane & Hobart Avenue, Southold. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Plunge begins at 11 a.m. To register and be part of the chilly fun email at Tara@maureenshaven.org or call 631-727-6831.

South Fork Relay for Life Date Set For May 31

Please join us for the South Fork Relay for Life to support, raise awareness and fight against cancer together. The South Fork Relay for Life is being held on May 31 starting at 6 p.m. to June 1 ending at 6 a.m. The annual "Kick-Off" Celebration date is this upcoming Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgehampton School Gymnasium located at 2685 Montauk Highway-Bridgehampton. You can register online at www.relayforlife.org/southforkny.

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