Remember To Water the
Spring is often an unpre-dictable
season: cold, wet and
rainy one day, then warm, dry
and breezy the next. We can't
count on the weather to provide
sufficient moisture for the many
beautiful curb trees that have
been planted by the Village
under the Glacken Administration's
tree-planting program. To
ensure that they thrive, it is
important to water the trees reg-ularly.
These ornamental planti-ngs
are growing stronger and
taller each year, but they need
moisture in order to bloom and
Remember, that there is an
established schedule for residen-tial
watering based on individual
house numbers. Odd numbered
houses may water on the odd
dates on the calendar, and even
numbered houses on the even
numbered dates. All watering of
lawns, gardens and curb trees
must be done between the early
morning hours of 4 a.m. and 10
a.m., or in the evening between
4p.m. and 10p.m.
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of Long Island and Resident Leaders
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MAY, 2006 www.FreeportNY.gov THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
Visitors Help Celebrate Installation
of Fire Chief Allen Grosser
Newly installed Fire Chief Allen Grosser, with two Walldorf Fire Dept. officials, Kommandant Frank Eck, (Chief of the Department) and the deputy chief,
Kommandant Michael Schmidt, with Mayor Bill Glacken.
for his dedication and his contributions
to the village over many decades, and for
his efforts in bringing together the sister
communities of Freeport and Walldorf.
The Mayor said, "Chief Grosser will lead
Freeport's fire department to even
greater achievements. Just as he crossed
an ocean and united our two communi-ties
in the bond of friendship, he will
continue to spread the lesson that all
people are similar in the most important
ways, and the more we learn about each
other, the more we recognize our mutu-al
desire to bring peace and prosperity to
everyone in the world."
First Assistant Chief Joseph Stallone,
Second Assistant Chief Kevin
Muldowney, and Third Assistant Chief
Richard Layton were also installed along
with other officers of Freeport's Fire
Among the hundreds of Freeport Fire
Department volunteers, families and friends
who took- part in the 114th Annual
Installation event were 50 firefighters from
Germany, who came to support Chief Allen
Grosser. The Chief has a long-established rela-tionship
with residents and firefighters from
Freeport's sister village, Walldorf, Germany
dating back to the time he was stationed
there while serving in the U.S. Army.
The German delegation included
Walldorfs Fire Chief, Kommandant Frank Eck,
and the Deputy Chief, Kommandant Michael
Schmidt. There were also representatives
from Walldorf's neighboring fire depart-ments,
including members of the Nussloch,
Gersbach (located in the Black Forest area),
•and Malsch communities.
Mayor Bill Glacken presided over the
installation of Chief Grosser, and thanked him
Local elected officials posed with the newly instnDed fire Chiefs. From left ta right are: Assemblyman David McDonough, Freeport Trustee Don Mier, Deputy Mayor
Renaire Frierson, Rre Chief Allen Grosser, Mayor Bill Glacken, Trustees Bill White, Jr., and Don Mauersberger, 1st Assistant Chief Joe Stallone, 2nd Assistant Chief
Kevin Muldowney, and 3rd Assistant Chief Richard Loyton.
A MESSAGE EROM THE MAYOR A 66Taste of Freeport99 Proves a Major §mccess5 Again
Freeport is THE PLACE for summer fun.
From the opening of the Nautical Festival
the first weekend in June, to the departure
of the sailing ships from Annapolis in mid-
August, there is always something to do
and see in the village.
This year the Nautical Festival officially
gets started June 3rd with the ribbon-cut-ting
ceremony to be held at the top of the
Nautical Mile, at Front Street and
Woodcleft Ave. at 12 noon. The Festival's
carnival, featuring rides, games and novel-ty
foods, located in the parking lot of the
Long Island Marine Education Center, will
begin with a preview Friday evening, June
2nd, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and run
through the two-day Festival.
June 3rd is also the date for the fourth
annual National NeighborWorks Week
block party and information exchange at
Northeast Park. Everyone is welcome to
participate in the special "neighbors help-ing
neighbors" volunteer cleanup and
take part in the games and free food in the
afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. The event is
sponsored by the Village of Freeport and
the Community Development Corporation
of Long Island. The Freeport CDCLI office,
located at 54 West Merrick Road, offers a
variety of programs designed to assist fam-ilies
and individuals in buying their first
home, including information on mort-gages,
homeowners insurance, and home
maintenance training classes.
The Summer Concert Series begins in
July with special musical performances
sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council
every Thursday evening either at the
Esplanade at the midway point of the
Nautical Mile, or in the Village Hall court-yard
on North Grove Street. The concerts
will feature new and traditional music,
including Broadway favorites, the Big Band
sound of the 40's, jazz groups, and a pre-sentation
by a Latin Salsa group. Detailed
information of the schedule will be pub-lished
in the June Freeport Report.
In August, we will again welcome the
U. S. Naval Academy's sail training boats to
the Nautical Mile. Six or more single-mast
sailboats will tie up at the slips at the
Esplanade, each carrying a crew of
Annapolis midshipmen who will spend the
weekend in Freeport. The midshipmen will
be available from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 12th, and Sunday, the
13th to give tours and explain the Naval
Academy's program to interested visitors.
Freeport's outstanding Recreation
Center, with its indoor pool, Olympic-sized
pool, is available to residents, non-resident
members and daily users. The center offers
activities for everyone from the Kiddie pro-gram
for toddlers, to youth programs for
youngsters, to summer sports clinics and a
drama club for teenagers. There are adult
Softball and bowling teams available, as
well as special senior programs, including a
variety of organized trips, such as a tour of
a North Fork winery. For more information,
call 516-377-2314 ext. 10, or check the web-site,
The village's five parks have all been
upgraded and improved over the past few
years and equipped with new, safe, play-grounds
providing fun for every neighbor-hood.
Each park has its own special fea-tures,
with Waterfront Park offering a
stargazing program Thursday evenings dur-ing
July and August. Randall Park's pool
area has a new shaded picnic section.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park offers a pool,
basketball courts, and a sheltered picnic
area. Northeast Park sports an adult-level
baseball field for both day and night
games, excellent tennis courts, and lighting
to encourage evening games and tourna-ment
play. Glacken Park's spectacular base-ball
field, with overhead lights and a pro-fessional-
style Scoreboard, will be very busy
throughout the summer hosting both regu-lar
season and playoff games.
Freeport offers so much for children,
families and visitors to enjoy this season.
Have a safe and pleasant summer.
Bepuity Mayor Reniaire Friersomt K </ c/
Honored by Luitherain Grouip a JL
Cornet) lewers, a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd's Men in Mission, congratu-lating
Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson on receiving the Community Service Award.
The Men in Mission of the
Lutheran Church of the Good
Shepherd presented Deputy Mayor
Renaire Frierson with the Community
Service Award at their annual
Spiritual Awards Celebration. Ms.
Frierson was honored by the organi-zation
in recognition of her dedica-tion
as the Executive Director of the
Nassau County Commission on
Human Rights in ensuring that all cit-izens
receive fair and equal treatment
from public and private organiza-tions.
Ms. Frierson thanked the group,
including Men in Mission member
Cornett Lewers, for all their work on
behalf of people everywhere who
need help in achieving their full
This is the second year that the local orga-nization,
Freeport Pride, Inc., sponsored a sam-pling
of the specialties of local restaurants and
caterers, including Bedell's at West Wind,
Karen Colgan and Marilyn Mauersberger taste testing several different servings.
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Braccos, E. B. Elliots, The Imperial Diner, Lou
Jones' Soul Food, Love & Quiches, The
Mermaid Restaurant, the Nautilus Cafe,
Piccolo's, Pier 95, Rachel's Waterside Grill,
Raimo's Pizzeria, Ralph's Famous Ices, The
Schooner, the Chocolate Inn and
Water Lilly's Waterside Cafe.
More than 400 guests attend-ed
the event at the Freeport
Recreation Center. Along with the
variety of food, Chuck Fowler and
Higher Energy provided music.
The overwhelming success of the
event for the second consecutive
year is due, in part, to the dedica-tion
and enthusiasm of two indi-viduals,
Freeport Trustee Don
Mauersberger, and Ramiro Santos,
who is the owner of Pier 95. They recruited
sponsors, restaurants, and publicity for the
fundraising project to benefit Freeport Pride,
iviariy" businesses 'and" lo'caf "organizations
helped underwrite much of the cost of the
event, including returning sponsor Signature
Bank, and Long Island Checker Cab, which
came on board this year.
Trustee Don Mauersberger and Ramiro Santos, owner of Pier 95, with employee Armando
Mendoza in the background.
Freeport Pride offers programs to young
people regarding to substance abuse preven-tion
and treatment, and provides guidance
and support to their families. Trustee
Mauersberger said that putting together the
event is a lot of work, but it is very rewarding
to see the results of such a successful and
enjoyable benefit for a very worthy program.
Family Fun OB the Nautical Mile At Annual Festival
More than 100,000 peo-ple
are expected to visit
Freeport the first weekend in
June to enjoy the Nautical
Festival. The full length of
Woodcleft Ave. will be closed
to traffic to encourage every-one
to stroll along the street,
frequent the shops and
restaurants and visit the spe-cial
arts .-and crafts.'displays.v,
The emphasis will be on fun
for the whole family with
entertainment designed to appeal to young-sters
including carnival rides, ice cream
treats, musical groups, games and cartoon
characters available to stop and pose along
the way for a photo.
The carnival will be set up in the parking
lot of the Long Island Marine Education
Center located at the midway point on
Woodcleft Ave., directly across from the
Esplanade. There will be no parking avail-able
along 'Woodcleft Ave., and very few
spaces on the adjacent streets. Visitors to the
festival should take advantage of the special
shuttle buses, which will pick up passengers
at the Hempstead Town
Marina located at the foot
of Guy Lombardo Ave. on a
continuous basis through-out
The Festival will officially
open on June 3rd at 12
noon with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony and will run until
8 p.m. that evening. The
hours for the festival on
Sunday are 12 noon to 6
p.m. The carnival will begin
with a preview Friday evening, June 2nd at
6 p.m. and will remain open until 10 p.m.
Saturday the carnival will open with the
Festival at 12 noon and close at 10 p.m.
Sunday the carnival will open at 12 noon and
close at 8 p.m.
Recycling Batteries Protects the Environment v <^y
Regular household batteries, the type com-monly
used in flashlights, cameras, portable
radios, cell phones and all the many other elec-tronic
gadgets that have become a part of our
daily lives, should be safely recycled. The mer-cury
contained in these devices presents a dan-ger
to the environment when they are tossed in
with regular trash.
There are collection boxes for used batter-ies
in Village Hall, the Recreation Center, and
the Freeport Memorial Library. Each month the
collection of batteries will be taken to the Town
of Hempstead, which disposes of these items in
a safe manner.
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