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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.

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11/16/16 10:25pm
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After recent debates over Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s idea for a moratorium on new winery, brewery and distillery development, Mr. Russell and a representative of the Long Island Wine Council spoke at the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday night about the proposal. READ

07/12/15 10:42am
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Ryan Harned, last year's Little Mr. Mattituck, with Liam Springer, this year's winner. Liam says he aspires to be a policeman or a SWAT team member, while his favorite animal is an octopus because "they can give eight high-fives at the same time."

Ryan Harned, last year’s Little Mr. Mattituck, with Liam Springer, this year’s winner. Liam says he aspires to be a policeman or a SWAT team member, while his favorite animal is an octopus because “they can give eight high-fives at the same time.”                 (Credit: Kendall Stark photos)

The Mattituck Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 38th annual “Old Fashioned Street Fair” on pretty as a picture Love Lane on Saturday.

The highlight of the event was the crowning of Little Mr. and Miss Mattituck, a beloved community tradition.

Read more about the event and see more photos at northforker.com.

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Scholarship winners with members of the chamber board. Back row (L-R): Oliver Orr, Caralee Stephens, Christopher Sledjeski, Courtney Murphy, Terry McShane, Martin Finnegan. Front row (L-R): Donielle Cardinale, Brooke Dailey, Danielle Lascala and Kelly Fogarty. Courtesy photo.

Scholarship winners with members of the chamber board. Back row (L-R): Oliver Orr, Caralee Stephens, Christopher Sledjeski, Courtney Murphy, Terry McShane, Martin Finnegan. Front row (L-R): Donielle Cardinale, Brooke Dailey, Danielle Lascala and Kelly Fogarty. Courtesy photo.

The Mattituck Chamber of Commerce — and even moreso, one local student — got a pleasant surprise this week before its annual scholarship awards dinner. (more…)

05/29/15 6:00am
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A view of Old Sound Avenue (center) from the corner of Love Lane and Main Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A view of Old Sound Avenue (center) from the corner of Love Lane and Main Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Early on Tuesday, before most shops along Love Lane had opened, business owners, residents and Mattituck Chamber of Commerce members gathered to discuss the possibility of closing down part of Old Sound Avenue to vehicular traffic.

Hosted by the chamber, the meeting was held to allow people to voice any concerns regarding the proposal so that potential problems can be addressed.  (more…)

02/05/15 8:00am
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Mattituck Chamber of Commerce members met at Michelangelo's restaurant Wednesday night to discuss local business, town and school issues. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Mattituck Chamber of Commerce members met at Michelangelo’s restaurant Wednesday night to discuss local business, town and school issues. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Local business owners, elected leaders and school officials addressed Mattituck Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday night and discussed several topics, including land use, finances and tourism. Here are some of the highlights:

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Nothing says "street fair" like cotton candy.  From left:  Nick Dombroski, 9, brother Alex, 8, and friend Jayden Martino, 8, all of Ridge. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Nothing says “street fair” like cotton candy. From left: Nick Dombroski, 9, brother Alex, 8, and friend Jayden Martino, 8, all of Ridge. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Mattituck Chamber of Commerce held its 37th annual street fair on Love Lane Saturday. The event featured vendors, live music, face painting, food and refreshments, as well as the crowning of Little Miss and Little Mr. Mattituck. (more…)

12/03/13 12:47pm
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strongThe year 2013 has been a good one for the Strong family.

First came news in April that the family business, Strong’s Marine, purchased the former Matt-A-Mar Marina near the southern end of Mattituck Creek on Wickham Avenue. Strong’s Water Club & Marina is now operating on the 8.75-acre property and a new restaurant, Pace’s Dockside, is set to open on the property later this month.

Then came honors from Boating Industry Magazine and the Marine Retailers Association, which named Strong’s Marine among the top 10 boat dealers in North America.

Even with all the good news surrounding the nearly 50-year-old Mattituck family business, owner Jeff Strong said there was still something extra special about the latest honor bestowed on the family. Strong’s Marine has been named Business of the Year by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce, which honored the family at a dinner held at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue Monday night.

“To be honored on the local level, that’s what’s nearest and dearest to our heart,” said Mr. Strong, who added that the Chamber was particularly helpful during challenging times for the company in the early 1990s.

Mr. Strong was joined by his wife, Re, his mom, Dotty, and sons, Jay and Ryan, in accepting the award. The Strong sons have joined the family business with Jay, 31, working as sales manager and Ryan, 29, serving as operations manager.

Mattituck Chamber of Commerce president Brooke Dailey said the Strong family’s decades-long involvement in the Chamber, including the 10 years Re Strong served as treasurer, helped make Strong’s Marine an easy choice for the award, and the purchase of the former Matta-A-Mar property and the business’ help restoring the Chamber sign at the corner of Sound and Wickham avenues made this the perfect year to honor the Strongs.

“Strong’s Marine has grown a lot,” Ms. Dailey said. “They’ve been great to the Chamber and we felt like this was a great time to honor them.”

Also honored Monday night was the Chamber’s immediate past president, Donielle Cardinale, who was named Person of the Year. A chamber member for two decades, Ms. Cardinale, a real estate Broker with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, has for years helped organize the Little Mr. and Ms. Mattituck Contest and Santa Day at Rite Aid in the Mattituck Plaza.

“She’s done so much for our organization and we really wanted to honor her,” Ms. Dailey said.

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