Chamber of Commerce
to Honor Businessman Peter Scalamandre
The Installation Dinner will be held on
Friday, April 27th at Bedell's at West Wind.
The Freeport Chamber of Commerce will
be honoring local businessman Peter
Scalamandre, President of Peter
Scalamandre & Sons, Inc. and two individuals,
Stephanie Cieslik and Cheryl Salem, for their
efforts in keeping the Freeport Animal
The Chamber's officers, President Peter
Vita, First VP Francisco Jorge, Second VP Jerri
Quibell, Third VP Nona Jagnow, Treasurer Ed
Friedman and Executive Secretary Lois
Howes, will be installed at the dinner. For
information concerning tickets or placing an
ad in the Souvenir Journal, contact the
Chamber office at (516) 223-8840.
Suit up for the
Opening Day Tarade
" ~ Freeport's Little League Parade will'step off at 10 a.m. from the corner ~
of Pine and Madison Streets on Saturday, April 14th. The parade will march
west on Pine Street to the Freeport High School football field bleachers for
a brief "pep rally." Immediately following the "rally" the festivities will con-tinue
at Glacken Park'at 12 noon, where hot dogs, and soda will be served
during the first game of the season. All are welcome to come out for the
event and cheer on the children.
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MARCH, 2007 www.freeportny.gov THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
Freeport H.S. Science Fair Features Scholars
Michaelle Exhume with her project on the cellular recognition among marine sponges
Universities and colleges
well known for excellent sci-ence
Polytechnic University and
the Dyson College of Arts
and Science of Pace
University, were among the
which took part in judging
the projects or in sponsoring
the program. Three
of the student exhibitors,
M i c h a e l l e
Charles Lamar, were invited
to present their projects at
this year's Science Fair will result in more than
$500,000 in scholarship awards for these stu-dents,"
explained the district's Science
Coordinator, Dr. Nicholas Tzimopoulos. "This
is our third year in providing this Science Fair,
and it is now being recognized as a showcase
for the work of some of our more outstand-ing
students," Dr. Tzimopoulos added. The
winners of this . year's Science and
Engineering Fair will be announced at the
awards ceremony scheduled for April 26th at
the high school.
More than 160 students participated in
the Third Annual Freeport High School
Science and Engineering Fair on March 22nd.
The projects covered a variety of topics rang-ing
from Behavioral and Social Sciences to
Physics and Astronomy. Some exhibits
explored everyday topics such as "The Effectof science society in the world.
Television Viewing on Student Academic which counts more than 200
Performance", while others examined more Nobel laureates among its
esoteric issues, including "Mercury as . members,
anlndicator of Autism Spectrum Disorder." "The projects exhibited at
the recent international con-ference
and meeting of the
Sigma Xi Research Society, the
oldest and most prestigious
Dr. Eric Eversley, District Superintendent, with Science Fair student participant, Chanel!
Rogers. Right, Mayor Bill Glacken with District Science Coordinator Dr. Nick Tzimopoulos.
Dollars for Scholars Holds Fundraising Skating Party
The skaters taking turns around the ice
rink at the Recreation Center on Saturday,
March 24th did more than just practice their
skills, they supported a good cause. A por-tion
of the receipts for skating during the
two sessions held that day was donated to
the local group, Dollars For Scholars. The
Freeport organization is part of Scholarship
America, a national network of more than
1,200 grassroots community-based, volun-teer-
driven scholarship foundations
throughout the United States. The local
chapter raises funds to cover tuition costs
for higher education for high school stu-dents
living in Freeport.
Rita Carter, the organization's presi-
Pictured in the photo ore Maya Bffl Glacken, with three of ihe skaters
along with Cynthia Krieg, Rita Carter and Jim Parola.
dent, the treasurer James Parola,
supporter Cynthia Krieg, and Mayor Bill
Glacken were on hand to greet the skaters
who participated in the event. Dollars for
Scholars awards financial aid to students
based on excellent grades and positive
recommendations from their teachers.
Recipients have earned degrees from top
universities, colleges and vocational
institutions. If you would like to make a
donation, please contact Jim or
Madeleine Parola at (516) 623-1041, or
send a contribution to the Dollars for
Scholars Fund at Freeport High School, 50
South Brookside Ave.,Freeport, NY 11520.
A THE MATOR
I recently had the opportunity to
attend Freeport High School's Third
Annual Science and Engineering Fair. I was
impressed with the variety of topics and
range of issues the students had chosen
for their projects.
Among the exhibits on display were
three projects which won special recogni-tion
from the Sigma Xi Research Society, a
world-renowned multidisciplinary research
organization which promotes the health
of the scientific enterprise and honors sci-entific
achievement. The Society encour-ages
original work across the spectrum of
science and technology and promotes an
appreciation for the role research plays in
human progress. Membership is by invita-tion
The three students who were invited
to present their science projects to the
society were Harold Colon, Michaelle
Exhume, and Charles Lamar. All three stu-dents*
projects were exhibited- at the high
jchool's Science and Engineering Fair this
Michaelle's study of "Marine Sponges
as a Model for Tissue Recognition" may
ultimately help scientists understand the
immune system and why the body rejects
certain tissues during organ transplants.
Her project provides evidence that when
specific species of sponges are dissociated
in a seawater solution, they soon clump
together in an attempt to return to their
original class. In addition/she found-that
mixing cells of different species caused
them to aggregate in a species-specific
manner. Sponges, Michaelle discovered,
like humans, are able to distinguish
between the "self" and "non-self."
Michaelle is planning a career as a neurol-ogist
and hopes to work on stem cell
Charles' research involved the study of
mercury. Titled "Mercury as an Indicator of
Autistic Disorder," the study was initiated
to discover whether levels of excreted
mercury in head hair could be used as an
accurate indicator of Autism Spectrum
Disorder. Charles' preliminary experiments
showed that non-autistic volunteers were
better able to excrete mercury through
their hair follicles than were autistic volun-teer
participants. His findings support the
hypothesis that autistic individuals devel-oped
the disorder in part, not because
they were exposed to mercury, but due to
the fact that they were unable to excrete
it as efficiently as others. Charles expects
to pursue a career in scientific research.
Harold Colon's research, "Cold Vapor
Atomic Absorption in Determining
Seafood Safety," was initiated to ascertain
whether the . Cold Vapor Atomic
Absorption method could be used to mea-sure
mercury levels in seafood. He used
canned tuna; shrimp and crabmeat to test
which retained the most mercury. The data
collected by Harold, who hopes to become
a surgeon, will help gauge the amount of
mercury ingested by humans who eat
• seafood regularly.-—~— -
It was an extraordinary honor for
these three students to be invited to pre-sent
their research before the prestigious
science society, Sigma Xi, and it presages
great accomplishments for these students
and all of the young people who have par-ticipated
in the school's growing Science
and Engineering Program.
This year, Freeport High School stu-dents
are expected to receive scholarships
worth $500,000 awarded on the basis of
their scientific research projects. We can be
very proud of these outstanding young
people who may someday be responsible
for finding cures for devastating diseases,
or discovering a scientific breakthrough
that benefits all mankind.
Mayor Bill Slacken surrounded by ttie second graders and their teacher, Roberta It and student teacher, John DeSimone.
Mayor Glacken Reads
to Children at
The youngsters in Roberta Ir's second grade at the Leo F.
Giblyn School enjoyed the book Mayor Bill Glacken read to the
class, 100th Day Worries. It was a story about Jessica, a little
girl who worried about what she should choose to take to
school when it was her turn to bring in 100 items. Each member
of Jessica's family contributed something to help her with the
Mark Your Calendar
for the "Taste of Freeport" Event
The third annual specialty food sam-pling
extravaganza sponsored by the local
restaurants for the benefit of Freeport Pride,
Inc. is scheduled for April 18th at the
Freeport Recreation Center in the upstairs
lounge from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The "Taste of
Freeport" event has become a very popular
way of highlighting the various local restau-rants
Among the favorite eating establish-ments
that will be back again this year are
Pier 95, Bedell's at West Wind, E. B. Elliot's,
and several of the ethnic and seafood places
located either in the central business district
or on the waterfront along the Nautical
Ex- Freeport Fire Chief and Trustee Don
Mauersberger, and Ramiro Santos, the
owner of Pier 95, helped organize the event
by recruiting sponsors and restaurants.
Freeport Pride offers programs to young
people and their families relating to sub-stance
abuse prevention and treatment.
Freeport Fire Department's Antique Pumper
Celebrates 100 Years of Service
Jumbo polished and ready to take on the competition,
Originally a horse-drawn fire apparatus, Jumbo, as the water-pumper
is officially known by the Fire Department volunteers, has
been refurbished with authentic parts and trim and is now used
for competitions and parades. Jumbo was converted to a motor-ized
vehicle in 1916 and has won over 150 trophies. The Freeport
Fire Department celebrated Jumbo's 100 years of service with a
special tribute on February 17th.
Mayor Bill Glacken (center) presents a Proclamation to Richard Grempel (second left) declaring Feb. 17,2007 Jumbo
Day, while Trustees Don Mauersberger (left), Don Miller (second right) and Bill White, Jr. (right) look on,
Background: Ex-Fire Chief Ray Maguire looks on.
Baseball Team Takes
Some youngsters can never get enough baseball, so they
join a winter program and vie for the Snowball Classic
Championship. This year the Long Island Red Devils won
the 2007 Snowball Classic held in Jessup, PA. in January.
The Freeport-based team of 11-year-old boys is sponsored
by Rose Fence.
Pictured in the photo are: front row, Eddy Villanova, Richardo Pena,
David Hawley, Ryan Augusta, Alex Vargas. In the top row, Alex DelaCruz,
Hector Marmol, Patrick Madigan, and Donald Crispyn. ;
In the back row are the coaches: Pat Crispyn, Clyde Hawley, '
and on the right, Hector Marmol. ?
Two additional players not in the photo are Patrick Mars and John Scharfman.^ t
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