SPONSORS HEALTH SCREENING WEEK
Mayor Bill Glacken stopped by the Woodward Center in
Freeport to take part in the Health Fair program that provided
examinations for the youngsters by doctors, dentists, and a hear-ing
specialist from Aldephi University.
The Woodward Center, also known as the Woodward
Mental Health Center, operates two programs for severely emo-tionally
disturbed children and adolescents: a psychiatric day
treatment program and a weekend socialization program. It is a
private, not-for-profit, community-based day program serving
children and families on Long Island.
Fundraising plans for the Woodward Center this year
include publishing a calendar celebrating the year, 2000. It will
feature the artwork of the youngsters at the center. Businesses
and individuals are invited to donate to the center by purchasing
ads in the calendar. Each sponsor will receive a copy of the cal-endar,
which will also be distributed to friends and supporters
through the center's public relations office.
With the Mayor are Dr. Joan Cotlman (L)
and Executive Director Robert R. Ambrose ( R).
TROPHIES AT ANNUAL PICNIC
There were hamburgers, frankfurters, soda and plenty of sun and fun for the
youngsters who attended the Freeport Little League picnic at Cow Meadow
Park recently. The organization presented League President Patrice Gianaca,
who is retiring from that position, a Tiffany crystal baseball as a farewell gift.
Mayor Bill Glacken congratulated Ms. Gianaca and thanked her for all her
hard work and dedication to the league on behalf of the 671 youngsters
who played on 51 Freeport Little League teams. Registration for next year
will be held just three times over the coming months: Nov. 20-21, Jan 15-16,
and Feb. 5-6, between 10-2 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center.
Little League Vice-President Stephan King, Steven Gianaca,
Little League President Patrice Gianaca, and Mayor Bill Glacken.
FREEPORT RECEIVES SHARE OF SEIZED
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION FUNDS
Pictured in the photo left to right: Trustee Don Mauersberger, D.E.A.
Agent Charles Moffit, Mayor Bill Glacken,
Police Chief Michael Woodward, Trustee Bill White, Jr.
"These funds will be put to good
use in the continued fight against ille-gal
drugs," declared Mayor Bill
Glacken, in accepting a check from
the representative of the federal
Drug Enforcement Administration,
Agent Charles Moffit.
Freeport Police Chief Michael
Woodward explained that the
$188,000 will be used to pay for the
acquisition and installation of video
cameras in police cars. "This equip-ment
will enable our police officers to
record the interaction between the
police and the public, providing
accurate documentation in order
to further the police department's
mission to protect the life and
property of our citizens," added Chief
The $188,000 represents Freeport's
share of the proceeds from a joint
investigation on the part of the
Freeport Police Department, Nassau
County Police and the Drug
Enforcement Administration of the
NOVEMBER, 1999 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
FREEPORT FIREHO USE SELECTED
AS LOCATION FOR NATIONAL COMMERCIAL
They arrived at 6 a.m. in cars, trucks and
a mini-van, bringing with them lights, cam-eras,
props, and enough food to feed a small
army, including dozens and dozens of eggs.
The National Egg Council, sponsor of the
."incredible, edible egg" commercial seen on
the Today Show, was looking for an authen-tic
firehouse, and Hose Company 4 on
Sunrise Highway fit the description perfectly.
Vincent Infantano, Senior Vice President
lage," said Joy Saylor, the
overseeing the operation.
"Not every town or vil-lage
can deal with the
disruption that comes
with filming a commer-cial.
But, everyone in
Freeport has been very
cooperative," she said,
e x p l a i n i n g
bring in the 50
The crew and the actors hired to be the firefighters
assembled in front of Hose Company No. 4.
Mayor Glacken (right center) posed holding an incredible edible.
• egg along-with Grey Advertising IncrSenior Vice President -
Vincent Infantine (left center) and two members of the crew.
people involved in producing the
Mayor Bill Glacken met
the production people for an
informal lunch and invited them
to take a look at the newly reno-vated
Woodcleft Ave. and consid-er
that location for any water-front
shots they may need in
.the future,-, "Freeport also
has some lovely older homes,
i n c l u d i n g
The production manager is also from Long
Island and very familiar with the village and
the waterfront area. "This type of endeavor
is a win-win situation for Freeport. It brings
in added revenue, shows off our Village and
all its resources in a very positive light and
gives us a real sense of pride in our home-town,"
concluded Mayor Glacken. "We plan
to encourage more of this type of business
here:" - . -.- -. -
of Grey Advertising Inc., said that Freeport's
Hose 4 was chosen because it looks "exactly
like a real, working fire company." The back
room of Hose 4 was made to look like a
working kitchen serving up seven different
types of egg dishes. When the filming was
finally finished, there were plenty of egg
dishes to go around, including scrambled,
sunny-side up, hard-boiled, soft-boiled,
omelets and even French toast made, of
course, with eggs.
The crew and staff of the various com-panies
involved in the production had high
praise for Freeport. "We're not used to the
type of cooperation we received in this vil-authentic
houses that would look
great in commercials,"
he added. Trustees Don
Mauersberger, Don Miller
and Deputy Mayor Renaire
Frierson-Davis also attend-ed
In addition to paying
for a permit to shoot the
commercial, the produc-tion
group also hired a
local Freeport company to
handle the electrical work
for the special lighting.
The actors getting ready to shoot the breakfast scene at Hose 4.
Left to right: Mario Polit, Ken Prymus, Scott Bell and 10-year old Gideon Jacobs.
FREEPORTFIRE DEPARTMENT WINS AGAIN
A person scouting for location
sites to use for filming television
commercials was driving along
Sunrise Highway recently and spot-ted
the Hose 4 firehouse. It looked
like a perfect example of an old fash-ioned
fire company and the ideal
place to film a commercial depicting
firefighters enjoying a breakfast of
With some assistance from the
village and the cooperation of the
Freeport Fire Department, the com-mercial
was filmed in September. You
can expect to see it on television by
early next year. The National Egg
Council, the sponsor of the commer-cial,
advertises on the "Today Show"
and several other programs.
Of course, we want to attract
more of this type of business in
Freeport, and we're contacting
advertising agencies and production
companies that may be seeking
authentic or picturesque locations.
We are sending these companies
photos of the renovated waterfront
area along Woodcleft Ave., along
with pictures of other sites in
Freeport, including Village Hall,
which is a replica of Philadelphia's
In order for the village to become
a "model community" and an ideal
location for filming commercials and
movies, it must look "picture per-fect."
That means our streets must be
clean, the sidewalks tidy and the gut-ters
free of debris.
The Glacken Administration has
invested time, money and enormous
effort over the past two and a half
years in beautifying Freeport. The
Board of Trustees and I are working
to improve the appearance of our
village through legislation and
Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson-
Davis has embarked on a "Clean
Sweep" campaign to alert school
children and their families to the
importance of keeping this village
clean and neat. Last spring she visited
the local schools and asked the chil-dren
to do their part in keeping the
streets in their neighborhoods and
the area around their schools clean
and free of papers, food wrappers,
and all the other items that properly
belong in litter baskets.
The Board of Trustees recently
adopted an amendment to the
village code requiring storeowners
and shopkeepers to sweep the
sidewalks in front of their
establishments every morning.
The amendment specifically says that
the trash must not just be swept into
the street and left in the gutters but
must be cleaned up and disposed of
in the proper receptacles. With this
new law, and the cooperation of the
community, we will be able to keep
our village streets clean.
This is our village and it reflects
us, each and every one of us. Let's be
sure the first impression we make,
whether it is to a family shopping for
a new home, a business interested in
locating in Freeport or a company
planning on filming an Oscar-award
winning movie, is a good one.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Mayor Bill Glacken proudly reviewed the Freeport Fire
Department as its members marched in the annual Sixth Battalion
Parade held in conjunction with the Wantagh Fire Department's
100th Anniversary in Wantagh. The Freeport Fire Department won
in the 51 and over category, taking Best Overall in the Invitational
In August, Freeport's firefighters won the 1999 New York State
Championship for best appearing fire department in the state. It was
the second consecutive year that Freeport has won the state cham-pionship.
Earlier this summer, Freeport took first place honors in the
annual Second Battalion Fire Department parade held in Island Park.
Mayor Glacken on the reviewing stand as Fire Chief James Olin,
2nd Assistant Chief Paul Russer, and 1st Assistant Chief Paul Hashagen pass in review.
JUMBO WINS HIGH HONORS FOR
THE FREEPORTFIRE DEPARTMENT
The fire department's 93-year-old
pumper, Jumbo, is a familiar sight around
the village. After being care-fully
refurbished by the
Freeport Exempt Firemens'
Association in 1975, the
antique fire apparatus has
become one of the highlights
of parades both locally and
around the state.
On September-12, Jumbo
took part in a competition
held at New Berlinville,
Pennsylvania against 86 other
Antique Fire Apparatus from
five states. Jumbo won seven
awards including the Leg
Trophy, given for overall best appearance.
The name "Jumbo" and the Freeport
Exempt Association will be engraved on the
Leg trophy as the 1999 winner. The Freeport
Fire Department purchased the Nott Steam
Pumper in 1906 as a horse drawn fire wagon.
It was motorized in 1916 and nicknamed
Jumbo due to her seven-ton weight. Jumbo
remained a first line fire apparatus for 22
years before being retired.
The Freeport Exempt Firemen's
Association is grateful to the Freeport Fire
Department, Fire Chief James Olin, Mayor
Bill Glacken and the Board of Trustees, along
with all the Exempt members, who, through
their dedication and support, made this vic-tory
possible. Donations to cover the cost of
maintaining and presenting Jumbo may be
made to the Freeport Exempt Firemen's
Assn. at 9 North Long Beach Ave., Freeport,
VILLAGE ADOPTS CLEAN
"Keeping the sidewalks
and streets clean in front of the
shops and stores throughout
the village is a critical part of
maintaining cleanliness and
neatness in our village," said
Mayor Glacken in announcing
the adoption of the Clean
Sidewalks and Gutters amend-ment
to the village code.
The Board of Trustees
approved the amendment
explaining that the language
added to Section 180-2 of the
village code will require shop
owners to sweep in front of
their stores every day before 10
a.m. Violators could face fines
from $250 up to $500. The
amendment includes a provi-sion
prohibiting the storeown-er
from just sweeping litter into
the street or gutter and failing
to pick it up and dispose of the
trash in a proper receptacle. "It
really makes no sense to have
street sweeping machines go
through the village early each
morning only to have dirt and
trash swept into the streets by
the shop owners later in the
day," explained Deputy Mayor
Ms. Frierson-Davis began a
village-wide "Clean- Sweep"
educational program for
youngsters and their families
throughout Freeport last spring
and will be visiting local schools
again this fall to reinforce the
program. "This is another step
forward in the Glacken
Administration's plan to contin-ue
to beautify our village the
Deputy Mayor concluded.
Mike Raab, sweeping the sidewalk and cleaning
up in front of his shop.
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