Marking A Tree
The members of the Freeport Garden Club gather around the fence
protecting the American Holly Tree and the North Grove Street parking
lot of Village Hall after placing a plaque near the base of the tree
identifying it as a "Ilex Opaca.'- American Hollies, once common
along the caster seaboard, are now protected by the federal govern-ment
as they almost became extinct through the use of their branches
as Christmas decoration. Freeport's tree is one of the largest on Long
Island, estimated to be between 80 and 100 years old and valued at
$2,000. When the Village Hall extension was being built in 1972, the
importance^ the tree was brought to the attention of the Village and
parking .designed around it. At the extreme right, reading from right
to left, are Deputy Mayor Dorothy Storm and Garden Club President
..Mrs: Carsten Vorbeckjn the foreground, and Village Historian Clinton
Metz and Freeport Landmarks Commission Chairman Robert Raynor
in,the.rear. Storm, Rayri'pr and Metz were guest speakers at the
plaque placing ceremonies..
Section 8 Applications Available
The U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development
has awarded the Village an
additional 40 units of Section 8
housing. Section 8 is.,-a 'rental
subsidy program whereby quali-fied
applicants pay 25% of their
income for housing with the
federal government,, covering the
Of the 40 units, 23 are ear-marked
by the federal govern-ment
for senior . citizens, 62
years or older, and the disabled
receiving Social Security pay-ments.
The remaining 17 are for
families. Maximum gross income
levels for the program are: .one
person, $13,700; two, $15,650;
three, $17,600; four, $19,550;
five, $20,800; six, . $22,000;
seven, $23,250; and eight or
HUD has set maximum rentals
which will be paid out through
this program.. Landlords have
the option to accept or reject the
Section 8 rental payment plan.
Applications for.. Section 8
are available through the Free-port
Housing Authority, 3 Buffalo
Trips For Children
The Recreation Department
Has planned six trips for young-sters
during the summer. All
participants must have a 1982-83
Activity Card..There will be no
phone reservations. Money and a
signed permission form must
be brought to the Department at
the'Recreation Center, Monday to
Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Reserva-tions
are, on a first come, first
served basis. There will be no
refu'nds unless, .the trip is can-,
celled. Checks should be made
payable to the Freeport Recre-ation
Travel Club. All trips begin
and end at the Center.
The first trip is on July 12
(raindate July 13) and will-be to
Adventureland where young-sters
may go on all the rides as
often as they wish. The trip is for
age's eight and over and the fee is
$5. The bus will leave at 11:45 am
and return about 4 pm.
Fishing aboard the Blue Fin II
in local waters will be the focus of
the trips on July 19 and August 9,
rain or shine. Fee of $9 per trip
includes rod and bait. Trips are
for ages 10 and over. Partici-pants
should bring lunch. Bus
will leave at 8:30 am and return
about 1:30 pm on both dates.
On July 26 (raindate July 27),
the trip will include a ferry boat
ride to Fire Island's Sunken
Forest. Youngsters, ages nine
and over, should bring a bathing
suit, towel and lunch as they will
be able to swim and picnic
on the beach as well as explore
the'Sunken Forest. ;Cost is $4.50
and the bus will leave the Center
at 8:45 am sharp and return about
The Bronx Zoo will be the
destination on August 2 (rain-date
August 3) at a fee of $4
which includes all attractions
..except animal rides. Participants,
ages nine and over, should bring
lunch. The bus will leave at 9 am
and return about 6 pm.
The last trip will be on August
16 and features disco skating at
United Skates of 'America in
Massapequa. The fee of $3.75
includes the rental of skates.
Snacks may be purchased at the
rink. Trip goers must be between
the ages of 10 and 18. The bus
will leave at 10:30 am and return
about 2:30 pm.
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village Of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone FReeport 8-4000
William H. White, Mayor
Public Meetings on the 1st. and 3rd. Mondays of the Month, at 8:00 P.M.
Performing Arts Series
The Arts Council at Freeport's
1982-83 Performing Arts Series
offers new options to subscribers
in choosing a variety of exciting
performances of theatre, music,
and dance. A mini-series of two
performances, termed _ by the
Arts Council "our thoroughly
modern mini," offers Dizzy
Gillespie and his Jazz Ensemble
on December 11, 1982, and A
Party with Betty Comden and
Adolph Green on March 5, 1983.
The classical mini-series opens
with Metropolitan Opera singers
Shirley Love, mezzo-soprano,
and Gene Boucher, baritone, on
October 23, 1982. The second
offering in this mini-series is
American Ballet Theatre II on
January 29, 1983. With either
mini-series the Arts Council
offers a bonus concert, the fourth
annual "Celebration of Long
Island Talent," scheduled for
April 1983. (exact date to .be
announced). This concert is a
showcase for young professional
performing artists who grew up
and received their early training
on Long Island.
Cost for either mini-series is
$14 adults, $7 youths (18 years
old or younger). Cost for the full -
series (five performances) is
$24 adult, $12 youth.
Orders should be accompanied
by a stamped, self-addressed
business size envelope and
mailed to The Arts Council at
Freeport, P.O. Box 97, Freeport,
NY 11520. For further informa-tion
call the Arts Council office,
Destruction Of A Dream
Freeport Homefinders Service Director Ramona Crook (right) and
Human Relations Commissioner Michael Klrwan survey the vandalism
'done to the Service's $200 banner which had hung for only 24 hours
at the intersection of Front Street and Woodcleft Avenue. The banner,
which reads, "Freeport Homefinders Service - FR8-4000," first went
up last summer. Three times the cables were cut and the material
stabbed until the Electric Department rehung it with steel cables.
Recently it was deliberately cut in half in less than a day. It will be
repaired and rehung after notification to the Freeport Police Depart-ment.
Mrs. Crook credits the banner with bringing many prospective
homebuyers into her office last summer. It was hung recently because
Channel 5 was due on the Nautical Mile for filming for a "Big Apple
Minute." It had to be taken down before trie television crew arrived.
Keep Waterways Dean
Grass clippings and other yard
debris may not be thrown in the
Village waterways. Such vege-tation
does not flow out with the
tide but "deadheads" to decay
and cause odor. A build up of
such matter will also affect the
water level and interfere with
navigation and marine life.
Persons littering Freeport
. waterways . with any materials
-may receive a. summons for
appearance in Village Court
where a .fine of up to $250 may be
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark
Village Clerk : Thomas DeVincenzo; Attorney: Harrison J. Edwards Jr.; Treasurer: Thomas M. Molloy
Two Department Heads Named
David R. Lovejoy has been,
appointed Village Superintendent
of Public Works. Lovejoy, who
had been-Deputy Superintendent
of Public Works in charge of the
new engineering section, replaces
Edwin Prefer who has retired.
Lovejoy came to the .Village in
1975 as Deputy Superintendent of
Public Works: In 1979 he was
appointed Superintendent of
Buildings, a position he held until
this January when he was re-appointed
to the deputy position
in order to head up the new
A professional engineer, Love-joy
has -held posts with the
Federal Highway Administration'
in Washington, D.C., Salem, Ore.
and Dover, Del. He was head of
the Civil Engineering Department
of the Delaware Technical and
Community College, and engi-neering
coordinator and later
Chief of Administration for the
Delaware Department of high-
. ways and Transportation'.-
Lovejoy received his engineer-ing
degree from the University pf
New Hampshire in 1957 and his
Masters in business administra-tion
from Adelphi University in
1977. He serves as President of
the Village of Freeport Em-ployees
Federal Credit Union, of
which he-is one of the founders.
Lovejoy and his wife, Caroline,
have a son and daughter and own
a home on Pennsylvania Avenue,
the Village's Superintendent
of Public Works is responsible for
the municipal garage and parking
fields, for maintenance of the
Freeport Mall, parking meters,
maintenance of the various fire
houses, parks and recreation,
refuse collection, sewer mainte-nance,
the sign shops, the muni-
- cipal stadium; street maintenance "
the water department and the
new engineering section.
Thomas M. Molloy, Deputy
Village Treasurer since April of
this year, has been appointed
Treasurer. Molloy replaces James
J. Lyons, who died in office
suddenly on May 11. The new
Treasurer. had been assistant to
Lyons since his employment with
Join The "Big ID"
-'• The Freeport Memorial Library
"at South Merrick Road and South
Ocean Avenue has tools for loan-which
will help you safeguard
your valuables against theft.
Several engraving tools were
donated by the Freeport Ex-"
.change Club a few years ago to
allow residents to participate in
the: Freeport Police Department-sponsored:"
Big ID" program. • "
- Any library patron may borrow
a tool at no charge.' Each tool
comes with detailed .instructions
as to its use. They'also come with
a. kit containing all '-materials '
'needed to join the program! A
number is" assigned to each'
household. That ^ number, is.
forwarded to the Freeport -Police
Department by the Library, the
same number is engraved by the
..residents on all valuables. The
homeowner-is provided with an
inventory list to be filled out and
retained in a safe place.
For .added "security, it is
suggested that items be marked
in a second, inconspicuous spot.
Items that would depreciate in
value if engraved, such as
antiques, jewelry, silverware,
coin collections and works of art,
' should be photographed. Try to
photograph distinguishing marks
in particular. These photos should
be kept in a safe place. For fur
;and leather coats, a label with the
ID number can be. sewn in an
inconspicuous spot. The number
can also be marked with indelible
ink on the"bottom'of"china"or"the~
lining of coats or clothing and
other ' items that cannot be
engraved. It is .also suggested
that a record be kept of the serial
..-. numbers of stereo . equipment,
• CB radios, televisions and power
tools' as a "second way of identifi-"
Burglars hesitate to take such
" marked materials as being diffi-cult
to sell. Stolen items are more
rapidly returned to the proper
owner if they can be traced by the
The Freeport Memorial Library
is open Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday,, 9 am to
9 pm; Wednesday, 10 am to 9 pm;
and Saturday (during summer),
9 am to 1 pm.
ihe Village began in Aug|
A graduate of Fordham Univer-sity
with a degree in accounting,
Molloy served as chief accountant
for Luxor Lighting Products, Inc.
of Manhattan for 13 years. Prior
to coming with the Village
government, he had been mana-ger
of Cascade Lighting Products,
Inc. of Glendale for ten years.
Natives of New York City,
'Molloy and: his wife, Irene,
lived in Lindenhurst before
moving to the Village in 1966.
Residents of Archer Street, they
are the parents of 11 children
between the ages of 23 and two.
The older children are presently
: enrolled in; or are graduates of,
the Freeport School District.
Their oldest, Eamon, is a 1982
graduate of the University of
Molloy has been active with the
local Boy Scouting movement and
has served as basketball and
baseball coach with such youth
groups as Little League, Police
Boys Club and the Freeport
There was a typographical
error, and an.omission, in. last
month's printing of the Village's
Garbage collections in the
AREA (Atlantic Avenue, south,
including all Atlantic Avenue)
are on Wednesdays and Satur-days
— not Sundays as printed.
Election" ' Day', Tuesday,
November 2, is a holiday which
closes down the Town of Hemp-stead
landfill area. Therefore,
there will be no garbage col-lection
in the CENTRAL COL-LECTION
AREA (berweeen —
but riot including — Randall arid
Grand Avenues arid south to —
but not ' including Atlantic
Avenue) on that date. There will
be no trash pickup in that area on
Friday, November 5.
GO FISHING I
The 8th Annual Great Canoe
Races will be held on Sunday,
August 15. The Races are spon-sored
by the Freeport Chamber of
Commerce in cooperation with
the Village, government, Free-
.port Tuna Club and the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary. Race
.headquarters is the Shelter Point
Marina, foot of Woodcleft Ave-nue.
Something new will be added to
this-year's event. .Joining..-the
"fleet" of canoes and kayaks
in the waters of Little Swift
Creek, will be whaleboats. The
Baldwin Bay Colony Rowers
Club, winners of the annual
international. lifeboat races held
as- part of New- York City's
Harbor Festival, will compete
against "Otto's Sea Nymphs."
The latter group is made up of
persons associated with restau-rants
and other establishments on
Freeport's Nautical Mile. The
teams will be rowing eight-person
whale boats, each headed
by a coxswain. Winner of the
race will then race against life-guard
teams from Jones Beach
and Point Lookout. These races
are scheduled to begin at 10 am.
This year, "log" rolling will
replace the canoe jousting events.
Contestants, who must be 16
or older, will be required to stand
on a platoon, rolling it in the
water. Entry fee will be $5 and
a lifejacket will be required. Log
rolling will be held between race
Canoe Races Aug. 15
laps throughout the day.
Another feature of the day
currently being worked on is a
long distance swimmer covering
the mile and a half race course.
Amateur paddlers of all ages
are invited to participate in the
Great Canoe Races in two person
teams. This year there will be
two divisions for children, one
for ages ten to 12, and ages 13
to 16. Youngsters follow a
shortened course in .Woodcleft
Canal. Youth races will begin at
The adult races will begin at'
11 am. There are all female
races, all male, and male and
female. The adult course begins
at Shelter Point Marina at Wood-cleft
Canal heading out into
Little Swift Creek, past Water-front
Park (foot of South Long
Beach Avenue), around_the turn-boat
and back to Shelter Point..
The races usually end about 3 pm
with the last heat devoted to
.Race commentary is given via
public address system from the
roof of Shelter Point. The races
may also be viewed all along the
shore from Woodcleft -to Water-front
Park. Spectators .may also
watch from private - boats an-chored
outside- the course. The
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and
the Freeport Police Marine
Division patrol the course to
direct traffic. Committee boats
follow paddlers to give assistance
• when needed.
Entry fee, per canoe race, is
$25 when a rental canoe is pro-vided
by the Chamber of Com-merce.
Fee for those with their
own canoe is $15 per race. Rental
canoes include paddles and- life
jackets. No professional racing
equipment is allowed. There are
no rental kayaks. Each- year area
businesses sponsor entries. Such
businesses, as well as paddlers
who.wish a sponsor, are urged to .
call the Chamber at FR 8-7402.
ONLY THOSE RACERS AND
SPONSORS WHO HAVE CON-TACTED
THE CHAMBER BY
JULY 31 CAN BE INCLUDED IN ,
THE PRINTED PROGRAM.
Race registration and sponsor
forms are available at- the
Chamber office, ,70 West Sunrise
Highway, 10 am to 2-pm, week-days,
and also at the Shelter
Souvenir t-shirts, baseball
shirts, sweatshirts, ' jogging .
shorts, tote bags and hats will be
sold prior to race day at "the
Chamber . arid Shelter Point.
They will also, be sold race 'day
dockside.' '. .' ' .'• ' ,
Trophies will be . awarded to
heat: winners ; at the 'Awards
Dinner to be held "at 6:30 that
- evening at the .Freeport Recre-
'•ation Center. Tickets.^ at $7:50
each, are available through the
Chamber office. The cost includes
an "all you can eat" buffet
and soda and coffee. Beer will
be available for purchase.
Annual Firemen's Parade & Drill
For the first time since 1976,
the Freeport Fire Department will
host the Annual Second Battalion
Parade and Drill, 'August 14 and
15. Among the some 10 volunteer
fire departments involved will be
those representing " Baldwin,
Oceanside, Island Park, Long
Beach, Point Lookout and Lido.
A parade of men and equip-ment
will begin at. 6 pm on
Saturday, August 14, with the
line of march from the Freeport
High School, down Merrick
Road, to the municipal parking
lot bounded by Merrick Road and
Pine Street on the north and
south, and Church Street and
Guy Lombardo Avenue on the
east and west: The parking lot
will be the scene of a gala block
party until 11 pm. There will.be
nb admission to the block party
which will feature refreshments
An Old Fashioned Drill will be
held at 1 pm on Sunday. The
competition, involving all partici-pating
fire departments, is
limited to non-motorized equip-ment.
The Drill is scheduled to be
held at the Firemen's Trianing
Center currently under construc-tion
at the' southerly end of
Hanse Avenue, there" will be no
admission: fee .to"the Drill and
refreshments will be sold.
With the warm weather, it is
most important for the comfort
of all.'residents that dog owners
obey the Village's "pooper
scooper"-law and clean up after
their dogs. A special motorized
patrol continues to issue warnings
to violators throughout the
Village. Those who continue to
disobey the Village ordinance can
be fined in Village Court.
Walking of the family dog is
often a chore left up to children.
It is the parents' responsibility
to remind children of the law
and to .provide them with the
materials necessary to obey it.
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