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Town Focus: Mattituck, Day 2

Love Lane is a short commercial block in

Love Lane is a short commercial block in the heart of Mattituck Village that connects Sound Avenue to Main Road. (Jan. 3, 2012) Credit: Erin Geismar

On day two of our Town Focus series in Mattituck, I will focus on two organizations based in the hamlet that impact the entire North Fork - and both have a big year ahead of them.

The North Fork Environmental Council, with a quaint building at the intersection of Main Road and Sound Avenue, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1972, motivated by the first Earth Day a couple years before.

Yesterday, I talked with council president Bill Toedter about the group’s goals and what it’s accomplished since its start. Of course, I also had to talk to Bill about what makes Mattituck a special place to him, look out for that interview later today and more about the environmental council this week.

The North Fork Community Theatre is will reach the deadline for its $500,000 fundraising goal this year. With the slogan ‘It Takes a Community to Buy a Theater,’ the group has raised more than half of the money needed to purchase its building and will continue to close that gap this year.

oday, I’ll speak with Mary Motto Kalich, head of the fundraising campaign, and also try to sit in on a rehearsal for the theater’s upcoming production of “Doubt: A Parable.”

I’ve received some great suggestiona already and I’m looking into them. Keep them coming. You can always reach me by email or on Twitter.

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