President’s Letter – September 2019

Greetings,

As we wind down one of the nicest summer seasons we have seen on Long Island in years, it is now time to buckle down and get back to school for some and business for others. I was speaking with a good friend of mine the other day and we both could not believe how quickly this summer went by. Before we know it the beautiful changes will start occurring with the fall leaves and autumn season which for many is their favorite time of year weather-wise.

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President’s Letter – August 2019

Greetings of the summer season,

Whew was last month a hot one or what? July saw some of the hottest temperatures in Long Island history. Hopefully this month will cool down to a little more reasonable daily temperature. With the Annual Chamber Carnival & Festival only a few weeks away, we’re hoping old Mother Nature is kind to us this year.

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President’s Letter – June 2019

Greetings Once Again,

Well its almost summertime… aside from the taxes and traffic, it’s hard not to argue that Long Island is truly one of the best places on earth this time of year. Having been born on and a life-time resident of the Island, I feel blessed to have the opportunity every summer season to enjoy the beautiful beaches, parks, wineries and the fresh local produce of our east-end farms. Many of my best memories were spending summers at the shore or when I was a kid hanging out at the Brookhaven Pools in Holtsville.

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President’s Letter – May 2019

Greetings Once Again,

Is it spring yet? Patiently we wait for the seasonably warmer weather that promises to reach us with the lovely month of May. As we gear up to celebrate Mother’s Day and host our annual Memorial Day parade in honor of our fallen heroes from the military, the sun and warmth shall be a welcome sight.

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President’s Letter – April 2019

Greetings,

As spring slowly tries to sprung… it is with great hope that those April showers bring in some early May flowers. It feels as though the commencement of each new season is arriving later and later with each passing year. However, the warm outdoor friendly weather should be upon us in three shakes of a lamb’s tale.

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March Chamber News

Greetings.

Spring arrives on March 20th this year and many of us are looking forward to warmer weather and getting outdoors again.

Congratulations to Neely McCahey, Director and staff at Sachem Library for being selected Best Library on Long Island for the 5th straight year!

Our president asked me to write this month’s column covering the Holbrook 2020 Project and the detailed visioning study recently undertaken by Regional Planning Associates (RPA).

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President’s Letter – February 2019

Winter Greetings,

February has arrived and our neighbors over in Holtsville are summoning old “Holtsville Hal” to let us know how many more weeks of the cold & gray weather we have left. For those of us who are ready for spring, let’s hope it is nice and cloudy in Holtsville on the second and Hal doesn’t see his shadow….

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President’s Letter – January 2019

Greetings & Welcome to 2019…

Happy New Year Holbrook! As we brace for the winter chill, there is a lot to look forward to in the new year as the chamber along with our local government officials and planners continue to work on redevelopment plans for the Main St. and Union Avenue corridor. Exciting times indeed as we envision what will be in the 2020’s. In next month’s column, we will have chamber VP and land use expert Kevin Guilfoyle outline and update us on the regional planning study currently underway.

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President’s Letter – December 2018

Season’s Greetings,

Well what do you know….the holidays are already here and pretty soon we’ll have snow. Everyone I talk to cannot believe how fast another year has passed us by.

This month the chamber will be busy hosting our Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremonies on 12/1 & 2 respectively. Check out the chamber website and Our Place Newspapers for details. In keeping with the festive holiday theme, the chamber will have our holiday lights up in town again thanks in part to our friends at the Holbrook Fire Department.

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President’s Letter – November 2018

Greetings,

Tis the season to start freezing? Just like that we’re already seeing frost in the early morning hours and we haven’t even cooked our turkey dinners yet. It’s really hard to predict the weather anymore and as we all know it definitely impacts our daily lives especially as we head into winter.

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