Homefinders Service Update
Homefinders Service Director
Raniona Crook has reported to
the Village Board of Trustees
that her office handled the sale of
71 Freeport. houses between Jan-uary
1 and May 31, of this year
with no fee charged to buyer or
Average sales price was in the
$90,OOOs with the range from
$50,000 for a "handyman spec-ial"
to $185,000 for a waterfront
home. Seventeen homes sold for
$100,000 and over. Fourteen of
the sales transactions involved
newly constructed houses on.
property acquired by the Freeport
Community Development Agency
and turned over to a developer,
Nello Homes, for sale through a
governmental mortgage subsidy
Locations of the houses sold
between January and the end of
May were: Ann Court, Beverly
Parkway, Brookside Avenue (N),
Columbus Avenue (N), Commer-cial
Street, Connecticut Avenue,
Coolidge Place, Delaware Ave-nue,
Denhpff-Avenue, Elm Place,
Evans Avenue, Fourth Street
(W), Graffing Place, Green
Avenue, Guy Lombardo Avenue,
Halsey Street, Harris Avenue,
Laurette Lane, Lena Avenue
(W), Lenox Place, Locust Avenue,
Long Beach Avenue (N & S),
Main Street (S), Maryland Ave-nue,
Milburn Court, Miller
Avenue, Milton Street (E), Moore
Avenue, Nassau Avenue, Ocean
Avenue (S), Onslow Place,
Overton Street, Park Avenue,
Pennsylvania Avenue, Porter-field-
Place, Putnam Avenue,
Randall Avenue, Ray Street,
Roosevelt Avenue, Southside
Avenue, Stevens Street, Stokes
Avenue, Wallace Street, Wash-ington
Street, Whaley Street and
The Homefinders office also
reported that a substantial num-be/
of- homes, -listed wjth, them,-
during the first five months of
the year, have since been taken
off the market, with their- owners
planning expansion construction
rather than a move. In March
alone, Homefinders' busiest
month, 12 houses were taken off
the market while 22 were sold.
Many of the new owners
include young families where one
• or both of the spouses grew up in
the village. They include a young
woman who has purchased a
house on the street on which she
grew up, and a man who bought
on the canal of his childhood.
Another sold a Manhattan loft
to return to his hometown.
Brand new Freeport homeown-'
ers include two husband and wife
physician teams, faculty mem-bers
from Nassau Community
College, a German couple af-filiated
with the United Nations,
husband and wife attorneys,
and a pipe organ builder. Com-munities
from which they moved
include East Meadow, Farming-dale,
Brooklyn, Merrick, East Rock-away,
North Bellmore, Ocean-side,
West Hempstead, Baldwin,
Seaford, Mineola, Rockville Cen-tre,
Valley Stream, Bayside and
The Freeport Homefinders
Service, a federally-funded pro-gram,
is advertised in various
publications in the metropolitan
area. A listing of representative
houses available for purchase is
published periodically in the Sun-day
"New York Times" real
estate classified section.
Owners and tenants of com-mercial
properties on Woodcleft
Avenue may now apply to the
Freeport Community Develop-ment
Agency for facade improve-ment
grants for their structures.
Many central business owners/
tenants have already taken ad-vantage
of this federally funded
program which provides a maxi-mum
grant of $5,000 which is
matched.by the owner/tenant.
The completed work must fall
within U.S. Department of Hous-ing
and Urban Development
(HUD) guidelines. Rear (water-side)
facade improvements would
not be eligible. Only structures
directly on Woodcleft Avenue can
be considered for this program.
Applications and further
information may be' obtained
from the Community Develop-ment
Agency, Village Hall or
by calling 378-4350.
Tenant Landlord Information
Under the State's Omnibus
Law passed last year, all land-lords
of multiple unit dwellings
must register each rent-stabilized'
apartment in their buildings with
the State Division of Housing.
The deadline for the filing with
the State was June 30. The next
step now is that the landlord must
forward a copy of the registration
filing to the tenant.
Tenants should be aware that
from the time they receive this
yellow registration form, they
have only 90 days from the date
of receipt to protest or challenge
any of the statements or figures
on the form. For that reason, if
a tenant receives the form by
mail, the envelope with the post-mark,
sjip.ujd, be kept. If it is hand
delivered, make note of the date.
This is important because if the
tenant does not protest within 90
days, all the statements and
figures are then "written in con-crete"
— they become part of the
State record and cannot be
Under the law, landlords who
do not register are barred from
imposing rent increases for re-newal
of leases. If an increase is
asked for, tenants are asked to
contact Freeport Tenants As-sociation
or New York State
Division of Housing in Hemp-stead.
The Tenants' Objection Forms
can be obtained from Freeport
Rent Guidelines Board Liasipn
•Michael Kirwan at Village Hall,
or Freeport Tenants Association
President Ethel Dorman, Apt. 2F,
116 West Merrick Rd., 623-8581.
The Freeport. Board of Trustees
has amended one Village ordi-nance
and adopted another which
are of interest to tenants and
The ordinance which formerly
called for windows and doors on
multiple dwellings to have
screens except" ''in"rooms""lo-cated
sufficiently high....as to
be free of flying insects" has
been amended to call for screens
regardless of height.
All self-service laundromats
and coin-operated laundries, in-cluding
any apartment building
with two or more washing ma-chines
or dryers, must post a
24" x 36" sign giving information
as to how refunds may be ob-tained
when a machine proves to
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.
The Village is presently gear
ing up to be the host community
of the First Annual Arthur Smith
Bluefish Tournament. With a
minimum of 500 boats expected
with six anglers per boat, and
accompanying family members
and friends, Freeport can expec
at least 3,500 visitors in the earl
Held in cooperation with the
Town of Hempstead, the fishing
tournament will run from
Wednesday, September 12,
through Saturday, September
Headquarters will be the
Guy Lombardo Marina at the footCV
of Guy Lombardo Avenue. f|*.rs
With cash and other prizes g-offered
for a total of $200,000, en-try
fee for the tournament will
be $175 per boat. The Arthur
Smith organization has opened
Tournament Headquarters at
the Marina where brochures and
entry information may be ob-tained.
The -phone number' is
867-1977 with a mailing address
of PO Box 7343, Freeport,
As part of the tournament,
The Kingston Trio will perform a
a free public concert at the
.Marina...on Saturday, Septem-ber
15. "The Trio, who came to
popularity in the late 50's and
60's, have a repertoire of Ameri-can
and international folk songs
including their famous "Hang
Down Your Head Tom Dooley,"
"Worried Man" and "MTA."
Tournament award ceremonies
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Toddlers enjoy a poolside ball toss at the Freeport Recreation Center
while mothers take in trje/sun and some relaxation. Prorated summer
plans for unlimited admissions to the Center's Health Wing until Labor
Day go on sale July/23..Cost for a resident family is $42.50, $20 for ah
individual and $10 for those 60 and older.
Scott., stars Jill Clayburgh, Raul
•" Julia'and Frank Larigella. "
The bus will depart from the
Freeport Recreation Center at
10am and will return at 6 pm.
The cost of $39 (for F.A.C.
members) and $41 (for others)
transportation and ticket.
Early registration a must! For
information and reservations,
please call 223-2522.
The Arts Council at Freeport is
offering an afternoon theatre trip
to a matinee performance of Noel
Coward's "Design For Living"
at the Circle in the Square
Theatre in New York City on
Wednesday, September 5. The
comedy, directed by George C.
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark, Vincent DiCostanzo
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo; Attorney: Harrison J. Edwards, Jr.; Treasurer: Thomas M. Mc-Ucy
by William Gillespie,—
Village Safety Director
School is out! The days are long
and hot — and sometimes
humid. It is time to relax and en-joy
outdoor activities — bar-beques,
fishing, water skiing, scuba
diving, boating, etc.
Every leisure activity is for the
fun of it, but each has the poten-tial
of injury which can result in
pain, suffering, disability and
financial problems. Before the
fun begins, get ready to enjoy
the whole summer.
1. Don't try to prove you are
a "super person." Know your
limitations and don't exceed your
2. Recognize the hazards and
3. Get in good physical shape,
but prior to vigorous exercise get
a medical checkup. If you have*
special problems, diabetes, heart,
blood pressure, etc., get your
doctor's approval before starting
training. Choose a progam ap-propriate
to your age and con-dition.
Start slowly and increase
activity gradually. Don't overdo
4. Treat yourself to "warm
ups" and setting up and stretch-ing
exercises, etc. before you
parade your ability. Slowly build
up your strength through proper
body building exercises': -I J~
5. Be sure to use proper
equipment. Be particularly care-ful
about the selection and proper
fitting of foot gear designed for
6. Dress properly for your
activity. Wear light clothing that
breathes and wear a hat to pro-tect
against sun stroke. Wear
sunglasses to prevent eyestrain.
7. Avoid sunburn, heat ex-haustion
and sun stroke. In sun-burn,
medical attention is needed
for aggravated blisters or exten-sive
burn. Heat exhaustion comes
from hard physical effort in ex-treme
heat. Symptoms are cold
and clammy skin, pale face,,
heavy perspiration, shallow
breathing and a weak pulse.
For treatment, lay the victim in
shade with feet elevated. Loosen-clothing
and administer sips of a
mild salt solution or fruit juice.
Get medical aid. Sun stroke
comes from overexposure to heat'
and sun. Symptoms include
lack of perspiration, a -red and
dry face, elevated temperature,
a rapid pulse and breathing is
slow and noisy. Loss of con-sciousness
may occur. The victim
should be placed on his back in
the shade with head elevated.
Loosen clothing and sponge with
cool water. Give sips of mild
salt solution. Call a physician or
. Enjoy the summer, but what-ever
you do, do it with SAFETY.
Don't let an accident or injury
spoil your fun or vacation.
To Drivers With Permits and/or
Attending Drivers Education Course
Freeport Village Court Justice
Ralph Franco, in his ongoing pro-gram
to expand dialogue with
Freeporters, relating to the Free-port
Village Court Judicial
System, requests drivers with
permits and/or those attending
drivers' education courses to
come to Village Court on any
Monday evening at 7:30 pm or
"Thursday afternoon at l:30pm to
"watch" the proceedings. ;S^.
Judge Franco feels that such
court attendance will add to the
knowledge", of our new drivers,
relating to the Vehicle and Traffic
Law. ., ^
. Judge Francq,_in-~the past, has
invited' youth'"groups to Village
Court as an educational extension.
He also extended similar invita-tions
to Freeport resident "Court
Judge Franco recently initiated
a "Meet The Judge" program
which resulted in his making per-sonal
appearances before many
Civic Associations and other
groups to discuss Freeport's laws.
Judge Franco urges parents to
attend with their children during
the summer school recess. "It
will be rewarding."
Village Court will continue to
hold sessions every Monday
evening and Thursday afternoon
throughout the year.
There is no summer vacation
For Mature Drivers
The next 55 Alive/Mature Driv-ing
Class is scheduled for.Mon-day
and Tuesday, August 20 and
21, 6 to 10 pm, at the Freeport
All licensed drivers over age 55
may take the classroom sessions
which leads to a reduction in
auto insurance upon successful
Pre-registration is required.
Call instructor Bernard Eisen at
8th Annual In-Water Boat Show
The 8th Annual Greater New
York In-Water Boat Show will
be held at the Town of Hemp-stead
Guy Lombardo Marina, foot
of Guy Lombardo Avenue, on
Friday, September 28 through
Sunday, September 30 and Friday
Octobe 5 through Monday,
October 8 (Columbus Day). Hours
all dates are 10 am to 6 pm.
The show is sponsored by the
Marine Trades Assocation in
cooperation with the Freeport
Chamber of Commerce. Admis-sion
is $4 for adults and $3 for
children under 12. Parking is
The exhibits will include some
400 pleasure boats — power and
sail, large and small, inboard and'
outboard; sport and fishing
boats; small cruising sailboats
and daysailers; marine acces-sories
and gear; and marine and
financial services. Events during
the Show will include boating
safety demonstrations, sailing
and windsurfing demonstrations;
marching bands; refreshments;
and door prizes.
For further information, call
Help Keep Freeport Clean
Fishing (Continued from Page 1)
will follow the concert.
Arthur Smith of Charlotte,
N.C., is a recognized professional
in the country western field.
His "Guitar Boogie" is now a
classic for that instrument and
he is probably best known to the
general public for his compositon
of "Dueling Banjos," the theme
from the motion picture, "Deliv-erance."
Also an avid fisherman, Smith
got involved in running tourna-ment
eight years ago when he
developed the Annual Arthur
Smith King Mackerel Tourna-ment
out of Myrtle Beach, SC.
Known as "the poorman's
tournament" and involving boats
from 16' to. 85', it was developed
as a means of raising funds to
improve the intercoastal water-ways
of the region. Long after
achieving its goal, the tourna-ment
continues to enjoy popular-ity
as a family event. The 1983
tournament involved 872 boats
with almost 5,000 anglers com-peting
for $250,000 in prizes.
The magazine, "Boating," refers
to it as one of the world's largest
fishing tournaments. The Myrtle
Beach Area Chamber of Com-merce
reports that the 1982
event brought nearly $8'/2 million
into the local economy.
Because of the proven boost to
the economy of such a tourna-ment
— with thousands purchas-ing
lodging, food, dockage and
other services — Palm Beach
County, Fla. invited Smith to run
a tournament there. The 2nd
Annual Arthur Smith Kingfish,
Dolphin, Wahoo Tournament of
the Palm Beaches, held this May
30-June 2, offered $225,000 in
prizes of both cash, boats,
motors and other marine equip-ment.
In light of the recognition and
following of Smith Tournaments,
a demand arose to hold such an
annual event in the northeast.
Learning that more boats are
registered on Long Island than
anywhere in the nation except
Michigan, Smith arrived in
Freeport last fall to meet with
Mayor William White and tour
available facilities. His interest in
the Village had been sparked by
Robert Johnson, President of
• This May, Mayor White acted
as a liasion between the Smith
organization and the Town of
Hempstead to obtain usage of the
Guy Lombardo Marina's transient
slips and other facilities for the
four-day tournament. Mayor
White also requested the as-istance
of the LI Tourism Com-mission
on the premise that the
economic boost of such an event
would reach far beyond the
Village's boundaries. The Com-mission
will be primarily con-cerned
with hotel/motel ac-commodations
and promotion of
the tournament as one of Li's
fall events which extend the tour-ism
season beyond Labor Day.
Announcement of the Freeport
tournament is currently being
carried in the advertisements of
sponsoring marine manufacturers
in national boating and fishing
publications. The Smith organ-ization
is distributing a quarter of
a million brochures promoting the
The tournament begins at
3 pm on Wednesday, September
12, with an organizational meet-ing
at the Town Marina involving
at least one representative
from each entered boat.
Fishing will be from 8 am to
3:30 pm on Thursday and Fri-day.
While the Guy Lombardo
Marina will serve as tournament
headquarters, only 90 boats can
be accommodated at that facility.
Others will be utilizing private
marinas all along the south shore.
Weigh-ins will be held at several .
of the participating marinas as
well as at Guy Lombardo.
Attendants will be o'rrhand at
the Village's Albany Avenue boat
ramp to facilitate the launching of
trailered boats. Village-owned
property in the area will be made
available for parking. Similar
arrangements may be worked
out at Nassau County's ramp,
Atlantic Avenue, Baldwin, as
well as at the Town of Hempstead
ramp in Lido Beach.
Of primary concern in all
tournament discussions has been
the traffic impact of such an
event on the residents and busi-nesses
located on and in the area
of Guy Lombardo Avenue below
Front Street and Hudson Avenue.
Mayor White met with mem-bers
of the Freeport Harbor Civic
Association, the representative
organization of the immediate
area, last month to discuss pos-sible
The traffic impact is expected
to be manageable Wednesday
through Friday with the majority
of participants using out-of-area
marinas. The greatest influx
would be expected for the free
concert on Saturday beginning at
approximately noon and to be fol-lowed
by the awards ceremony
which would conclude about 2:30
Tentative plans currently under
discussion involve the Saturday
use of commuter lots and other
Village parking facilities with
buses traveling between them.to
make the. trip to and. from the
Marina. Non-area vehicles could
be prohibited below Front Street
for several hours. No parking
would be allowed at the Marina
itself. Nassau County police could
be called in to assist the local
department with traffic control.
The Freeport Fire Department
would man two emergency
vehicles in the area during the
high traffic period.
Any further information on
the First Annual Arthur Smith.
Bluefish Tournament will appear
in the August "Village News"
(prepared mid-July). In addition,
tournament news will be pro-vided
to the local and regional
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