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IDLY 7 Plaza Theatrical Productions - sleeping Beauty
Village Hall Courtyard
IDLY 14 Jaz Hezmer - Klezmer and Jazz Music as
Art Forums for all Ages
Nautical Mile Esplanade
IDLY 21 Broadway - Two Piece Band: Lou and Sherry
Nautical Mile Esplanade
IDLY 28 Chuk Fowler - Classical Jazz Repertoire with a
Creative Flair that Inspires the Audience to Dance
Nautical Mile Esplanade
THE GREAT FREEPORT
Sunday, August 7, 2005
foot of South Long Beach Ave,, Freeport
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JUNE, 2005 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
Freeport Enters into Mutual Alliance with
Signing the agreement are: sealed Mayor Bill Slacken and Burgermeister Heinz Merklinger, (Mayor of Walldorf, Germany).
Standing in the bock: 3rd Assistant Chief Kevin Muldowney, Trustee Bill White, Jr., Walldorf Fire Department Kommandant Frank Eck,
Legislator David Denenberg, Walldorf First Deputy Fire Kommandant Mike Schmidt, CounciHvomon Dorothy Goosby,
Trustee Don Mouersberger, Coundlwoman Angie Cullin, Freeport Fire Chief Joe Koestner, German Vice Consul Friedherm Schuz,
Trustee Don Miller, Walldorf OAF President Juergen Kamm, First Assistant Fire Chief Allen Grosser,
Freeport Police Chief Mike Woodward, and not visible but present is 2nd Assistant Fire Chief Joe Stallone.
Two years ago a group
of Freeport residents and
elected officials journeyed
to Walldorf, Germany to
establish a "mutual
alliance" between the two
villages to promote world
peace and goodwill, intro-duce
trips and encourage eco-nomic
This year, Freeport
reciprocated by hosting
and commemorated the
partnership with the sign-ing
of a similar agreement
at the Esplanade on the
Nautical Mile during the
annual Nautical Festival.
Mayor Bill Glacken
Heinz Merklinger planted
an oak tree on the grounds
of Village Hall to symbolize
the flourishing friendship
between the two villages.
"This tree is a living, grow-ing
sign of the deep roots
established between the
people of Freeport and the
people of Walldorf. As this
tree continues to thrive, so
will our friendship," said
joined by Mayor Glacken,
also laid a wreath at
the Fire Department's
Memorial to honor the
brave firefighters who
died on 9/11, and all the
firefighters who have been
killed in the line of duty.
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Taking port in the planting of the tree are Freeport Trustee Bill White, Jr., Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla,
Coundlwoman Angie Cullin, Nedwig Merklinger, Claudia Glacken, Mayor Bill Glacken, Burgermeister Heinz Merklinger,
(Mayor of WaDdorf) Trustee Don Miller, Trustee and Ex-Fire Chief Don Mauersberger, and Coundlwoman Dorothy Goosby.
Members of the Freeport Fire Department provided an honor guard for Die Kamm and Burgermeister Heinz
Merklinger, along with Mayor Bill Glacken during the presentation of a wreath
at the Fire Deportment's Memorial at Village Hall.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Freeport recently hosted a delega-tion
of German visitors representing
the village of Walldorf, a community
located near the major city of
Heidelberg. Walldorf is also the birth-place
of John Jacob Astor, the entre-preneur
whose grandsons created the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York
Freeport's connection to Walldorf
dates back to 1969 when a young
Army serviceman 'was stationed in
Heidelberg, and his father asked him
to look up the family of a co-worker.
Allen Grosser took a while, but as a
dutiful son, he finally traveled to
Walldorf and met the Kempfs. They
welcomed Allen, and soon he was
spending most of his free time with
them, and at the nearby firehouse
with members of the extended Kempf
family. Over time, the bond between
Allen Grosser and the Kempfs grew,
and there were trips back and forth
each year, until finally an official dele-gation
that included members of the
Board of Trustees and me traveled to
Walldorf two years ago to sign a
treaty of friendship and become "sis-ter
This month, our friends from
Walldorf were here on a goodwill mis-sion.
Burgermeister Heinz Mefklinger
(the mayor of Walldorf) and I signed a
mutual alliance similar to one we
endorsed in Germany in 2003. The
agreement formally invites the two
villages to deepen our existing friend-ship,
promote cultural exchanges
among the students and citizens of
Walldorf and Freeport, encourage
economic development and, most
importantly, to strengthen mutual
understanding between both nations
to ensure world peace and security.
And that, after all, is the true mission
of all exchanges among peoples of
every nation: To dissolve the barriers
of culture, customs and language and
see each other as we really are, not
only citizens of our respective coun-tries,
but ambassadors to the world.
In Freeport, we understand from
our own experience the great
strength and unity that flows from our
diversity. Our community consists of
representatives of more than 64 dis-tinct
cultures, religions, and ethnici-ties.
Our village is a microcosm of
today's world, and Freeport has been
demonstrating to others how to live in
harmony, side-by-side, neighbors help-ing
neighbors in times of trouble, and
celebrating together in times of joy,
That is what makes Freeport the
perfect partner for Walldorf,
Germany. We have the same goals, a
world of peace and security for our
children and our grandchildren.
Freeporters, like their friends from
Walldorf, understand that peace and
security between nations begin with
understanding and mutual respect
between peoples, one person, one
family, and one village at a time. This
month, we built a small bridge that
generations after us can use to secure
a world that is safe for themselves and
Have a safe and happy summer.
Deputy Mayor Frierson Attends Career Day at
Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson speaking to the students at Caroline G. Atkinson School.
Freeport's Deputy Mayor is
always an excellent choice to speak
to students about careers because
she is involved in several different
fields herself. She is an attorney, an
elected official, a teacher and the
Executive Director of the Nassau
County Commission on Human
Rights. Ms. Frierson explained to the
young people at the Caroline G.
Atkinson School that she attended
Freeport public schools and was
encouraged by her teachers to aim
high, work hard and believe in herself.
She graduated from Hofstra
University receiving a B.B.A. in
International Business and went on to
earn a law degree from Boston
University. "Everything I was able to
achieve, you can accomplish," she told
the students, "if you are willing to
work hard." Ms. Frierson has been a
Village Trustee and Deputy Mayor
Nautical Festival Visitors Enjoyed Great Weather
More than 200,000 people attended the two-day
event that included rides for the youngsters
and seafood specials for the adults along the
The weather cooperated with clear skies and
warm temperatures and enough cooling breezes
along the waterfront to make it a truly delightful
Local offiriab who attended the opening ceremonies included: Freeport School Board
President Carmen Pinyero, Trustees Don Miller and Bill White, Jr., County Legislator
Joseph Scannell with his two children, Mayor Bill Glacken, Supervisor Kate Murray,
Barbara Jagnow, Illona Jagnow, Edergard Hagenes, Billy Nalvoisen, Steven Rhoads,
Mike Danon, Rob Wehner, and Assistant Police Chief Arthur Burdelte.
WRAP Program Enters Third Year with Record of Success
The Weatherization, Rehabilitation, and Asset Preservation pro-gram
has successfully completed its second year of providing repairs
and energy saving improvements to homes in the northeast section
of Freeport. The plan calls for offering energy saving repairs to 150
homeowners over the three-year life of the program. "We believe
that the obvious success of this pilot project in Freeport will encour-age
the sponsors to renew this program, until ultimately, every
house in the northeast section of Freeport receives the energy sav-ing
repairs and improvements needed," said Mayor Bill Glacken at
the annual NeighborWorks8 block party, a nationwide celebration
of neighbors volunteering to help neighbors.
The WRAP program is administered by the Community
Development Corporation of Long Island, working with Freeport's
Community Development Agency, and using funding from several
sources, including federal, state and local governments and the Ford
Citicorp joined the effort by sponsoring the NeighborWorks*
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Citibank's Community Mortgage Director Suzanne Raphael, Freeport's COA Executive Director Ellen Kelly,
Citibank V.P. Michelle Di Benedetto, homeowner Betty Graham, CDC V.P. Jeff loino,
CDC Senior V.P. Marianne Garvin, CDC CEO Wilbur Klasky, and Mayor Bill Glacken.
Freeport Memorial Day Parade Draws Patriotic Crowds
At the annual Memorial Day Parade,
Mayor Bill Glacken and the Board of Trustees
joined in honoring the brave men and women
who have served in our military.
This year's speakers included retired Brig.
General Harry J. Mott, III, who, in keeping with
the theme, "Freedom is not Inherited," paid
tribute to all the brave Americans who have
dedicated their lives to secure our freedom and
to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice
in protecting this nation.
On the reviewing stand are, Trustee and Ex-Fire Chief Don Mauersberger, Trustee
Don Miller, Coundlwomen Dorothy Goosby and Angie Cullin, Trustee Bill White, Jr.,
Mayor Bill Glacken, Parade Chairman and Past Commander Freeport American
Legion Charles Jackson, Brig. General Harry J. Mott, III, and 2nd Division
Commander Robert Pachas.
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