Free Curb Trees
The Glacken Administration's 2007 Tree Planting Program
is preparing its Fall schedule for locating new curbside trees.
If you are interested in having a tree planted in front of your
house, please contact the Village's Engineering Department
at 377-2233, or fax your request to 378-0482. Please specify
whether you want a "flowering" or "non-flowering" tree.
There is no charge for the trees. The final selection will be
decided by the Public Works Department, with consideration
given to availability, location and aesthetics.
Since the program began in 1997, more than 8,500 trees
have been planted throughout the Village. Many of those
early plantings are strong, sturdy trees now replacing older
ones that were either diseased or dead. These trees have
greatly improved the appearance of each neighborhood, pro-vided
needed shade, helped remove greenhouse gases from
the atmosphere, and generally raised the real estate values of
Some of the trees the Village has planted along Ray Street,
2007 Harlem Book Fair on
Book Signing • Panel Discussions • Workshops
• Vendors • Story-Tellers • Balloon Sculptor
• Face Painter • Stilt-Walker
MC: Jerome "City" Smith
Special Guest: Zykeya McLeod, 12-year-old author of
"An Inner Child Speaks"
Panel Discussion: "The Perils of Publishing: Should You Do-lt-Yourself?"
Lecture Room Presentations By
Rosalind McLymont, author of "Middle Ground"
Marcia McNair, author of "Diary of a Mad Black Woman"
Bea Joyner, Author/Lecturer, will speak on
"Parenting in the 21st Century"
Saturday, September 29, 2007
12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.
A "Rain or Shine Event" at Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, NY
Admission to the Book Fair is Free.
Also, on Friday September 28, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a pre-book fair performance of the play,
"Having Our Say: the Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years"
Starring Carolyn Brown and Rosalyn Aaron, directed by Bernard J. Marsh
at the Freeport Recreation Center (free admission) RSVP required for the play
Phone: 516-632-5809 Fax: 516-908-4077
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Hosted by the African-Atlantic Genealogical Society
and QBR the Black Book Review; with the support of Verizon and
The Freeport Community Development Agency
SEPTEMBER, 2007 www.freeportny.gov THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
Freeport Honors the Heroes of 9/11
Pictured in the photo are Mayor Bill Glacken at the podium addressing the crowd flanked by Firefighter Casey Weltner, Nassau Legislator David Denenberg, Trustees Bil White Jr. and Jorge Martinez, along with Fire Chief Joe Stallone, first
Assistant Chief Kevin Muldowney, Third Assistant Chief Daniel Fee and behind them, N.Y, City Police Officer Kerrance Darden who sang the National Anthem, Dept. Chaplain Robert Dawley.
A record number of volunteer firefight- Muldowney, who lost his life during the res-from
ers Nassau and Suffolk counties cue operation following the terrorist attack
competed in the 6th Annual Richard T.
Muldowney, Jr. Old Fashioned Memorial
Tournament, held September 9th at the
Freeport Fire Department's Hanse Avenue
Training Center. The event was a fundraiser
to honor the memory of Freeport Ex-Captain
and New York City firefighter Richie
on the World Trade Center, Sept. 11th, 2001.
Freeport came in third overall in the
competition, with Rockville Centre and
Hempstead placing first and second in drills
using only hand-operated equipment. The
Muldowney family was on hand to cheer the
teams on and raise funds to pay for a planned
memorial in Freeport to the lost hero.
The anniversary of 9/11 was marked
in the Village on Tuesday with a solemn
ceremony in'front of the Hose 3 Fire House on
South Bayview Avenue at the traffic circle.
Several hundred members of the community
participated in the event to honor the
Freeport residents and other victims of the
terrorist attacks on that day.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Little League Registration Date Set for November
September is a wonderful month,
bringing with it just a hint of the crisp Fall
weather to come, the sight of youngsters
going back to school, and people returning
from vacation and getting back to work. In
Village Hall, we are preparing to celebrate
the official opening of at least three new
businesses in the Central Business District.
The construction of the new CVS
Pharmacy on South Long Beach Avenue on
the site of the former Compare
Supermarket is nearly complete. Directly
across from CVS, the building which will
house the Bethpage Federal Credit Union's
newest branch is almost finished. In
both cases, the final design of the buildings
benefited from oversight on the part of
the Village to ensure that the construction
projects were aesthetically appealing and a
good fit with the surrounding
The Village was able to provide input
on these projects, including suggesting the
addition of windows to both sides of the
new CVS building, as well as the use of a
brick exterior. The windows provide the
structure with a softer, more pleasing
appearance for viewers on the street,
while offering daylight to the shoppers
inside the store. The brickwork for each
building, while distinct, complements the
other and says to the public: we're here to
the Pine Street side of the building, giving
the building a pleasing appearance. In par-ticular,
the building complements the brick
sidewalks, the old-fashioned "Main Street-type"
street lamps, and trees, which were
added when the Village reconstructed
Guy Lombardo Avenue.
On South Main Street, the HVAC
management firm, Brinco, which recently
relocated from Bellmore to Freeport,
agreed to implement the recommenda-tions
suggested concerning the appear-
Ttie new CVS store nearty complete on the northwest comer of South Long Beach Avenue and West Merrick Road
The Village also suggested the storefront
and window enhancements for the newly
rehabilitated row of shops located on the
northwest corner of Guy Lombardo
Avenue and Pine Street. The reconstruc-tion
work on that project provided the
ideal opportunity to install windows on
ance of its building's renovated facade.
As the pace of redevelopment
throughout the Central Business District
increases, we will continue to recommend
design features that enhance the appear-ance
of the new and refurbished structures
so that they are functional, attractive and
complement their surroundings.
There is never a good reason to sacri-fice
the aesthetic qualities of a structure.
Indeed, the more architecturally pleasing a
building is, the more it will attract people
to live, work or shop in it. And the more
valuable it will be if it is ever resold. In
Freeport, we are rebuilding our village
from the ground up, and we are doing it
with grace and style.
The latest branch of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union on the northeast comer of South Long Beach Avenue and West Merrick Road
Little League Vice President Danny Ryan presented the
Homerun Derby trophy to Patrick Madigan after he won
'" " first place in the contest."
It's time to remind youngsters interested in
participating in Freeport's Little League's 2008
season about registration dates. The League will
be signing up youngsters at the Freeport
Recreation Center on November 10th and
11th and November 24th and 25th. The next
registration dates scheduled will be February
2nd and 3rd, and 9th and 10th, 2008. The hours
for registration for all the dates are from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
The League will again hold a special "Food and
Coat Drive" during the November registration.
The organization is asking people to donate
coats and non-perishable food for distribution to
the less fortunate during the winter holidays.
Youngsters from 5-years-old to 18-years-old
are eligible to join Little'League: If the youngster
has not been registered with Freeport's Little
League before, parents must bring either the
child's birth certificate or passport. The organiza-tion
is also looking for volunteers interested in
helping out during the season. Even if you are
only available for one or two events, the
Freeport Little League wants to hear from you.
Contact the organization at 379-2696.
During this past summer, Freeport's 15 to 16-
year-old team, under the coaching of Mel
Singleton and Saul Rodriquez, took the 2007
District 30 Tournament and went on to the Long
Island Championship contest, where they were
defeated by Merrick. To the left is a photo of
Patrick Madigan receiving the first place trophy
in the Homerun Derby from League Vice
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Join the Dollars for
along the Nautical Mile
The Dollars for Scholars organization, a
local group that raises money for scholarships
for high school students from Freeport to
help cover the cost of college tuition, will
sponsor a walkathon Saturday, October 27th.
Participants will begin the walk at
Randall Park and go south on Woodcleft
Avenue, then west along the new boardwalk
adjacent to the Scenic Pier and back to
Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. that
day. There will be free refreshments and
t-shirts for the participants.
Anyone of any age interested in helping
to raise funds for this worthy cause is invited
to take part.
Contact Rita Carter at 378-1841 or Jim
and Madeleine Parola at 623-1041 to obtain
information concerning either signing up or
sponsoring a walker.
October 14, 2007
12 noon to 3 p.m.
FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPO
AT 202 WOODCLEFT AVE
Fire Safety Demos for Kids
Health Info for Adults
Freeport Historical Society To Hold Annual
House Tour Sunday, October 7th
October will be a busy
month for the Historical
Society, with the tour of
five local homes scheduled
for Oct. 7th, and the com-memoration
of its 45th
anniversary on October
21st. The anniversary cele-bration
will take place at
Bedell's at West Wind in
Freeport. Tickets for both
events are on sale at the
Five local homes will
be featured on the tour on
Sunday, October 7th, from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are
$20 for Historical Society
members and $25 for non-members
for the very pop-ular
house tour. Tickets for
the anniversary dinner,
which are $40 each, are
also available at the
Historical Museum. For
further information, con-tact
Cynthia Krieg at 546-0822,
or leave a message on the
Historical Society's answer-ing
machine at 623-9632.
One of the homes on the Historical Society's house tour.
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