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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President’s Letter – October 2018

Fall Season’s Greetings,

Here we’re once again with another change of season. Just like that summer is behind us and now we forage into the foliage of fall seeking all the goodness of the harvest season. Now is the time to head out east and pick those pumpkins and enjoy some roasted corn and delicious apples. Halloween is also a favorite time of year as the children enjoy dressing up in costume and trick or treating through the local neighborhoods. With mild days and cool nights it’s truly a great outdoor time of year on Long Island.

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President’s Letter – September 2018

Salutations of September,

After a relatively unstable weather month in August, it is now time to enjoy one of the most beautiful times of the year on Long Island.  As the days begin to shorten a bit, September gives you those warm beach/pool days that wind down with cool nights that make for great sleeping with the windows open. Sapphire skies perfectly mirror the birthstone of this ninth month of the calendar year.

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