Triple Play Day of Fun
** at the Recreation Center
The Freeport Recreation Center will swimming, skating, and the use of the
bejjffering a special Triple Play Day for gymnasium for volleyball, basketball, and
youngsters, Thursday, February 19th, foosball. Also available are ping pong, and
during the Presidents' week school break. "Nok" hockey for just one all-inclusive ad-
|The Triple Play Day enables the children mission fee of $7.00! The Triple Play Day
iio enjoy a .variety of activities including begins at 12:00 noon and ends at 5:00p.m.
THE EXTENDED PUBLIC
ICE SKATING HOURS
DURING PRESIDENTS' WEEK ARE:
Monday -12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-10:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday -12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday -12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday ~=12:00-npon - 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
^lErjday'evenjng - 7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Saturday^51:00,p.m.|r;?2:30 p.m,& 8:00 p.m. -9:45 p.m.
"ForTfurther,-sinform'afion_about check the Recreation Center's page
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activities on the. Village's website at
:_www.freeportny.gov. -t- — -.-*,
Last Call for
Youngsters interested in signing up for
Freeport's Little League teams may register at
the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday,
February 7th and Sunday, February 8th from
10 a.m. to 2p.m.
Children who have never registered for
Freeport's Little League must come to the
Recreation Center and bring their birth
certificates or passports with them for
identification. If the child was previously a
member of a Little League team, you may reg-ister
online at www.freeportlittleleague.com.
The organization is asking friends, family,
neighbors and anyone with an hour or two to
spare to volunteer-as managers, coaches, and
assistants. To contact the Little League or-ganization,
visit "the website at www.
freeportny.gov and look under the leisure col-
_umn jfor lattleJLeague^orj:_all_5,1^372
January, 2009 THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS www.freeportny.gov
Freeport Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pictured in the photo are from left to right: Rev. Eddie Jusino, American Legion Commander Lincoln Parsons, Rev. Marianne Tomecek,
Trustees Jorge Martinez and Bill White, Jr., Dr. Eric Eversley, Sandra Echols Williams, Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson, Mayor Bill Glacken,
Trustee Don Miller, Belle Sylvester, Eileen Lee Weaver, Ruth Breidenbach, Pam Jusino, George Peterson,
Village Treasurer Vilma Lancaster, and Fire Dept. Executive Director Ray Maguire together with members of the New Visions Church
and the First Presbyterian Youth Choir, rear.
This year's celebration of the birthday larly important this year, as we officially eel- performed to a special song, "Imago Dei,"
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featured as ebrate Dr. King's birthday on January 19th, accompanied by Church Music Director,
guest speaker, Sandra Echols Williams, a one day before the historic inauguration of George Peterson, on the piano.
The invocation was offered by Rev.
Eddie Jusino of the First Presbyterian
Church, while the Benediction was given in
both Spanish and English by Rev. Marianne
Tomecek of the Christ Lutheran Church.
Freeport resident and member of the First President Barack Obama, who has called on
Presbyterian Church. In her address, Mrs. all Americans to dedicate themselves to
Williams recalled her days as a student in providing service to their community.
Greensboro, North Carolina and her Mrs. Williams was introduced by Dr.
participation in Dr. King's struggle for civil Eric Eversley, who served as moderator of
rights. . the celebration in the upper room in the The special celebration ended with the
"I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Freeport Memorial Library. Children from assembled guests joining Pam Jusino in
King's, "I have a Dream" speech in person," the New Visions Elementary School singing "America the Beautiful."
she explained, "and I learned from Dr. Chorus, led by music teacher Ruth
King's example of dedicating his life to Breidenbach, sang "One People," and "A
the service of his community." Mrs. Better Day is Coming." The Youth Choir
Williams said this philosophy is particu- from the First Presbyterian Church
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Winter Train Show. Bi Fans
viewed on the village's website at
www.freeportny.gov under recreation. Be-cause
the new rink is also equipped with a
special turf surface and features air condi-tioning
facilities, indoor programs, in-cluding
youth soccer and lacrosse, will be
available during the summer months.
The Health Wing provides an
exercise room equipped with treadmills,
stationary bikes, the indoor pool with a
steam room and sauna, lockers and private
showers in the women's room. Certified
fitness professionals conduct exercise
classes designed to meet every interest,
including aerobics, strength training,
body sculpting and yoga. A full size
gymnasium accommodates organized
basketball teams and is available for
We have also substantially increased
the programs available year round to
There are many good reasons to live
in Freeport, as most residents know, but
among the very special advantages is the
Village's Recreation Center. Since coming
into office in 1997, the Glacken Adminis-tration
has been rebuilding the cen-ter
from the ground up. Our efforts :
included adding special amenities
to the senior wing, as well as pro-viding
new air conditioning for the
entire center, upgrading the exercise
room, improving the gym and re-pairing
and renovating the indoor
pool as well as the three outdoor
pools, including the Olympic-size
pool. Our latest renovation has
been the installation of a new
weather.-resistant "bubble" for the
ice skating rink.
The refurbished rink now features residents and non-residents. The Recre-the
"bubble" enclosure, new dasher ation Center has expanded the variety of
boards, glass panels, safety netting and ex- physical exercise programs offered with
panded locker and bathroom facilities, new classes being added each season. For
The rink is home to the Arrows Youth a full list of youth and adult classes, visit
Hockey League, and the Freeport Skating our website at www.freeportny.gov and
Academy, which provides private and follow the links to recreation,
group lessons to children and adults. The The Recreation Center also offers
rink offers public skating sessions and a birthday party packages tailored to each
special Friday evening family night skating child's specific interests. This includes
session. The exact hours and days, along swimming, ice-skating, basketball, tot
with any cancellations due to weather gym, and volleyball, just to name a few.
or scheduled hockey games, can be The party package includes your child's
The new "bubble" enclosure on the Recreation Center's Ice Rink
special event, along with pizza, soda,
balloons and all the necessary paper goods.
Senior citizens enjoy having their
own special room in the program wing of
the Recreation Center to play cards, shoot
pool, or just sit and visit with each other
and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with
friends. The various senior activities
include volleyball, aquacise, line dancing,
crafts, mah jong, canasta, scrabble, bridge,
movie days, dancing, bowling, and special
trips to shopping centers and well-known
tourist attractions. New events are added
monthly, so please check the Village s web-site
and look under recreation for the most
Dozens of civic groups and other
organizations use the center for their
regular meetings. Every year, Pack 18 of
the Cub Scouts celebrates its annual
awards dinner in the spacious upstairs
lounge. The Freeport Police Ath-letic
L,eague distributes trophies
to the winning basketball,
lacrosse, soccer and flag football
teams there as well. On any given
weekend, there is a show or
exhibit, sponsored by a major
organization, taking place in the
Recreation Center's gymnasium.
If you or your group is
interested in booking a room,
joining a class, or starting a
program, contact the center
at 516-377-2314, or send an
email to email@example.com. For
birthday party availability, please call
516-377-2314 ext. 30.
This month, why not make it your
New Year's resolution to join your friends
and neighbors at the Freeport Recreation
Center, the jewel of the Village.
The 19th Annual Winter Model
Train Show and Exhibition, sponsored
by the Great South Bay Model
Railroad Club drew thousands of fans
to the Freeport Recreation Center to
enjoy the various model trains on
display on January 11th.
Many of the regulars who brought
their children to the show over the
years are now bringing their grand-children
to enjoy the displays of
various sized model trains and browse
the vast array of items that accompany
the layouts. Over the course of the
day's program, more than 4,000 peo-ple
attended the event.
The trains ranged from the small-est,
Z scale, to the slightly larger
N scale, HO scale, O scale, to the
largest, G scale, represented by the
LGB layout displayed by the Long
Island Garden Railway Society, Inc.
There were dozens of door prizes given out
all during the show, and several major raffle
prizes donated by the Nassau Hobby Shop
The members of the Great South Bay Model Railroad Club posed with Mayor Bill Glacken and the
youngster who won one of the door prizes, Lenny Burger. Left to right they are: Don Giordano, Scott
Schectmann, Hiram Vega.Mario DeAngelis, Maurice Mahoney, Steve Bosco, winner Lenny Burger with
- Mayor Glacken, Kevin McKay, and Bob Demes.
in Freeport and the Trainville Shop young man standing in front, Lenny Burger
of Levittown. of Bellmore, won a door prize of a
In the accompanying photo, the model can' ' •:•"••• • ' . "
Our Holy Redeemer's Parish Outreach Needs Help
The current economic downturn has
taken its toll on local food pantries, includ-ing
the Parish Outreach center at Our Holy
Redeemer Church in Freeport. The center
is in desperate need of food, clothing, and
most of all, the volunteers necessary to
distribute these items to the growing num-ber
of needy families.
Sister Dorothy Lynch, and the other
volunteers at the Parish Outreach center at
87 Pine Street, located between Guy Lom-bardo
Avenue and Ocean Avenue, have
asked for canned goods, non-perishable
food, and pre-packaged items that people
who are homeless and without a place to
cook can eat. The center needs blankets,
coats, other articles of clothing, and
toiletries such as soap and toothpaste.
Sister Dorothy is asking the community
to find the time to volunteer at the center in
order to keep it open and available to help
individuals and families, some with young
children, who are in dire circumstances.
There is a particular need for people with
medical training or nursing experience.
To contact the Parish Outreach center,
call 516-868-8289 or call the church rectory
Freeport's Water and Electric Utilities
customers may now arrange to have their
monthly payments debited directly from
their checking accounts. The Village is of-fering
its utilities customers a new service,
the Direct Debit Payment Program.
The program is easy to use and free of
charge. An application will arrive in the
mail with your next electric and/or water
bill. To sign up for direct debit, simply
complete the application, attach a voided
check, and mail it to: Customer Service, 46
North Ocean Ave., Freeport, NY 11520. If
you have any questions, or need further
information, call 516-377-2309 or
516-377-2263, or visit the Village's website
at www.freeportny.gov and go to the
electric or water department page.
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