Mattituck will see signs of the holidays in the coming weeks with the return of festive events organized each year by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce.
Decorated Christmas trees will once again pop up throughout Mattituck the weekend following Thanksgiving. This year 95 businesses requested a tree, which will be supplied by Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm on Main Road, said chamber president Terry McShane.
It took more than a year of planning and six months of construction, but a new — and in true North Fork spirit, locally crafted — menorah will grace Mitchell Park this December in celebration of Hanukkah. READ
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Christmas is next week, a holy and joyful day filled with memories of the past and dreams for the future. An early memory for me is midnight Mass in the convent on the corner of University Avenue and the Washington Bridge — long gone, replaced by public housing. It was a magical service, highlighted by the cloistered nuns, hidden from sight, chanting and singing in their high-pitched voices. I’m not going to dwell on religion, though, mine or yours. Joy is the theme, and the laughter that joy can bring.
Candy canes, flowers and other decorations — including a holiday-themed doormat and Christmas table runner — helped make this open house in Mattituck more appealing, said real estate agent Beth Pike. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The holidays have long been considered the worst time of year to put your home on the market. But could listing your property between Thanksgiving and the New Year actually not be such a bad thing?
“Look: It’s never the wrong time to sell your house,” said Sheri Winter Clarry, licensed associate real estate broker at Corcoran in Southold. “Once you’ve made that decision, go for it with your full effort.” (more…)