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Finest. Bravest honored at art show by Jason Gers Frccporl's firelighters and police were honored by students from Caroline G. Atkinson Elementary School who donated special art work to them at Monday's Elementary Art Exhibit opening at the Freeport Memorial Library. Heads of the fire and police departments accepted letter boxes, photo collages and more from students at Atkinson, Giblyn and New Visions. The library lobby was packed for the event'with students, teachers, parents, administrators, media, politicians and spectators of the art work. Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby was on hand to congratulate the artists, each of which will receive a certificate congratulating them on behalf of the Town of Hcmpstead. Freeporl Schools art facilitator Catherine Rode thanked Freeport Memorial Library salt' for hosting the art exhibit, a yearly presence at the library. The art exhibit will be up until March 26.

FREEPORT ELEMENTARY ART STUDENTS present local heroes with decorated letter boxes with hand-written letters inside them. Giving the gifts are students from the classes of Robbi.Berry and Carol Smith, under the direction of Carol Fischer-Rosenth'al. Standing,, accepting awards from left, are Fire Chief Paul Russer, Police Chief Michael Woodward and Fire Department Executive Director Ray Maguire. photo by Jason Gers

Senator Schumer weighs in on Power Plant 2 approximately $1 million of pollution credits for the difference between what they used to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer held a press produce and what would be left after the perconference on Monday, at which he criticized mits are turned in and the plant stops running, Freeport's Power Plant 2 as dirty, noisy and a said DEC spokesman Bill Fonda. The pollunuisance. tion credit sale is a "one shot deal," according Senator Schumer called on the Village of Freeport and LIPA to quickly reach an agree- to Mr. Bianco, and will not be renewable year ment under which Freeport would buy cheap after year. Ray Co wen of the DEC intends to power from LIPA this summer rather than run contact the village within a matter of days to the diesel generators at Power Plant 2. approve the move, said Mr. Fonda. A utility is granted emissions credits when According to Freeport Electric Superintendent its emissions fall below a two-year average Hub Bianco, an agreement with LIPA is very close, and will not have any negative affect on "baseline" pollution measurement. However, Freeport's rate payers. The plant may run in an if Freeport does not run the plant in 2002, its baseline for-2002 would be zero, and the twoenergy emergency this summer. Senator Schumer also called on the state year 2001-2002 baseline would be cut in half. Department of Environmental Conservation to The DEC has the latitude to pick any consecgrant what he called an "emissions credit utive two-year period within the last five years freeze." This would allow Freeport to sell as the baseline measurement. .

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by Bill Bennett The Freeport Fire Department was called to the Boat Ramp on Atlantic Avenue on Sunday, March 17 for a report of a car in the water. The car was occupied with an adult and children. A bystander helped the people out of the auto before the Fire Department arrived. Chief Paul Russer told his ambulance to continue to the scene to attend to the passengers, who received minor injuries. A Nassau Police tow truck removed the car from the water^ photo by Bill Bennett

, L ,t£££ il future regarding school district matters. Looking forward toward the future, there is always some concern when the To The Leader: academic leader of any school chooses I read with concern your recent artito move on. However, to minimize those cle, "Freeport High Principal Resigns," concerns, let me assure the community which appeared in the March 7 issue. that the Freeport Board of Education's There are several factual inaccuracies number one priority is to appoint a qualincluded in the article, which need to be ified interim principal as quickly as poscorrected. sible. At the same time, the Board is Dr. Enid Margolies assumed her posisearching for the most competent protion as Freeport High School Principal fessional to become Freeport High. . on July I, 2000. When her resignation School's next principal. becomes effective on April 7, 2002, she During this time of transition, our wi)l have served in that capacity for school is continuing to function as usual. approximately two years, not less than It is important to remember that while one full school year as reported. Prior to the leadership may be changing, the Dr. Margolies, Dr. Lottie Taylorfoundation of our school remains strong. Norihover served as interim high school Our faculty and staff continue to work principal from July I , 1999 to June 30, together to provide our children with the 2000, not two years as reported. It was also incorrectly stated that Michael . resources and skills they need to succeed. Campbell is teaching at Dodd Middle As we move ahead in the search School. In fact* Mr. Campbell has served process, we will continue to keep the as the Principal of Dodd since July 10, community apprised of pur progress. 2000. While I know, it is not The Dr. Eric Eversley Leader's intention to provide the comSuperintendent of'Schools munity with misinformation, more earful research should be employed in the

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To The Leader: It is Saturday at about 10 in the morning. I find myself with my "have to have" daily container of coffee on what can only be described as a glorious spring-like day. Somehow I have been drawn .to the pier at the foot of Woodcleft Avenue. I feel the warmth of the sun upon me, the slightest breeze is in the air, and here I stand looking out over the water with a feeling of peace that you just wouldn't believe. I thank God that I live here in Freeport. It is fairly early in the mornmg, but to my pleasant surprise the Nautical mile is active with walkers, joggers, and plain old strollers simply enjoying a bit of what must be described as good planning on behalf of the Village Administration. What a place to


. I had the chance%> no^e_thf effec that 'SPLASH' is al^ompllllg as^to the cleanliness and clarity of the sjfwater, in just a few short years. A fewl/ears ago I had noticed that the water v%sn't very clear. Today I noticed that I cou see the sea floor, which was about five feet below the water. Good job, and thanks SPLASH volunteers - your efforts are bearing fruit for all to see and enjoy. You just can't help but notice our "New Freeport Nautical Nile" with the vigorous goings on of the fish markets and restaurants preparing for today's lunch and dinner trade. The fishing fleet is scurrying about, and the casino boats, and even a few . (continued on page 23)

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• Monday, Marcfi "25 • Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bayview Avenue. • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Freeport Village Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall. • VITA, 10 a.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., LIAV, 7:30 p.m:,'at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Board of Education, Action Meeting, Bayview Avenue School, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of .Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • Ancient Greek Civilization, 2 p.m., CR: Girl Scouts, 4 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., CR: Do The Write Thing, 4:30 p.m., Vita,, 6 p.m., Village Party, 7:30 p.m.,at the Freeport Memorial Library. :' Wednesday, March 27 • Women Copmposers, 2:30. p.m., CR: Girl Power, 4:30 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m.,Breast Cancer Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Camera Club, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village'Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. •Freeport Exchange Club, 6:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. Pasta tasting night, $15 per person, includes one free'drink. Thursday, March 28 • Freeport Rotary Club, 7 p.m., at Bedell's at West Wind. • Brandeis, 10 a.m., Chess Club, 7 p.m., CR: Circle Time, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Planning Board,, 7:15 p.m., Village Hall. • Explorer Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m. ' . • -

Village officially reveals search for permanent day laborer site by Jim Golding The Catholic Charities organization has been negotiating with a day laborers group, with the cooperation of the village, to find another location for the workers to congregate, it was revealed at Monday's regular meeting of the village board. Mayor Glacken would not comment at length about the issue, except to say the group is "looking for a storefront in Freeport." The board also cancelled its April I meeting and set April 8 for their annual "organization night" for the naming of various boards and official positions of the village. The board awarded a paving contract to New York Paving of Long Island City for $144,580 after rejecting an earlier lower bid of $ 134,600 from Carlo Lizza & Sons Paving of Hicksville because the amount was "unbalanced." It also approved the purchase for the Public Works Department for a new Dodge D2500 truck for $19,832, and a new Dodge Ram Van 2500 for $15,303, and an unmarked pursuit vehicle for the Police Department for about $21,800. In one other agenda action, trustees approved a SEQRA resolution for the Plaza West Project indicating no negative impediments to the project. During public comment, Stewart Lilker again raised the issue of acoustics in the meeting room. Mayor William F. Glacken responded that two small speakers are on order that would be installed at the base of the dais. "We think that will solve the problem," the Mayor said. Mr. Lilker also questioned the frequency and location of vehicle safety

checks by village police, especially in the area of Dunkin' Donuts on Sunrise Highway, where day laborers congregate to be hired. The Mayor also responded to questions from Mr. Lilker about Power Plant 2 and a bid received by PPL Global to "build, own and operate a generating plant" at the site. Mr. Glacken said the village "is in the process of negotiating a contract" and that two issues remaining involve negotiating ground lease payments and payments in lieu of taxes. Cost for each 44 megawatt turbine unit would be $47.5 million and the village would have the option to buy one unit, with payments to be spread over a 30- to 35-year period. ' Mr. Lilker and the Mayor exchanged views on the pollution factor of Power Plant 2 and Mr. Lilker read a statement from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer indicating the plant should be closed: The Mayor asked Mr. Lilker whether he favored the new power plant, which he refused to answer. He continued to press the Mayor about the existing power plant, but the Mayor said he would not answer his question until Mr. Lilker answered his question on the new generating plant. As Mr. Lilker continued asking his questions, the board adjourned to executive session to discuss several personnel, real estate and legal issues. Prior to the trustees exiting the meeting room, several Freeport High School students attending approached the vari-. ous officials for their views on. village government and various issues as part of a class assignment on observing govern- '* ment in action.

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Our loss ? Public hearings ended this week about the 10.-year redistricting of the state legislature, based on U.S. Census figures. Under a proposal being considered by the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, incumbent Republican Assemblypersons Marc Herbst and Donna Ferrara would end up in the same district. Both are fine representatives whom we have endorsed. Long Island would lose a seat to the city despite our population growth. Republican Senators Kemp Hannon and Charles Fuschillo would be similarly affected by a proposal floated by some in the minority community who would like to create a district made up of minority communities including Roosevelt, Hempstead and Freeport. In some ways the situation in the Town of Hempstead is parallel. There Dorothy Goosby argued in a lawsuit that the former atlarge membership of the Town Board was unconstitutional. It wo.uld be virtually impossible for a minority to elect a representative. The system was changed. One district was tailored for a minority district, and she won. She has been an active representative ever since, -serving as an effective voice for all of her constituents. In other ways, the situation is quite different. The legislature already has many districts represented by minorities. Senator Kemp Hannon has won us some of our best health legislation. Senator Charles Fuschillo has been a leader in the fight for funds for the Roosevelt School District. He has been especially sensitized to the needs of the poor through his work as head of the Education and Assistance Corporation (-EAC). It just might be that a redistricting 'would be a gamble for the area he represents.

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AT THE OPENING of the new Roslyn Savings Bank branch, located at Bedell and Smith Streets just south of Merrick Road, are, from left, Roslyn Savings Bank Vice President Daniel Murphy; President and CEO, John R. Bransfield, Jr.; Freeport Mayor Bill Glacken; Branch Manager Leslie Hunter; Freeport Trustee Bill White, Jr.; Roslyn Bank Chairman and CEO, Joe Mancino; and Freeport Trustee Don Mauersberger.

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It is wonderful that U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has joined neighbors of Freeport Power Plant No. 2 in calling for closing of the plant until its diesel engines can be .replaced with cleaner nat-' ural gas. It would be even more wonderful if he could find federal dollars to help the cash-strapped village, which is still pulling itself out of a debt built up years ago under previous administrations, and which is also facing considerable hikes in taxes and fees. Hopefully, such health and environmentally conscious leaders as Senator Hillary Clinton and Representatives Carolyn McCarthy and Peter King would help. . We hope our readers will strongly encourage them to work on helping the village obtain federal funds and modernize both power plants one and two. Similarly, we hope they will urge Senator Fuschillo, Assemblyman Dave McDonough and Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper Hill to help with state funds and red tape. Senator Fuschillo, especially, has shown leadership in working to broker a deal between LIPA and the village. This crusade has been marked as much by constant private negotiations and meetings in Albany as by a picket parade and the packed meetings of revitalized civic associations. ' Freeport Mayor Bill Glacken, who has worked so hard for Freeport's financial recovery, would be the first to want modernized power plants, The bottom line is dollars. Surely our physical health and the HONORED: Joyce Rommel of Freeport, President of the Long Island POW/MIA Coalition, accepts economic health of this area are worth it. Certificate of Leadership in the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

's former superintendent continues teaching by Joan Delaney Although Baldwin's former Superintendent of Schools Gene Lanzaro retired in 1993 after 33 years in education, he is still teaching. Now, however, instead of instructing students or explaining the fine points of learning to parents or a Board of Education, Mr. Lanzaro is leaching fellow gardening enthusiasts. . "When I retired," he said, "I finally had time to pursue my horticultural passion." In typical Gene Lanzaro fashion, however, he did not undertake his avocation lightly. "I took the Master Gardener's course at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Plainview," he said. The course consists of 120 hours of study and site visits and then another 150 hours of community outreach. "I began by answering questions on the phone; then face to face for people who came in for help." Mr. Lanzaro traces his interest in gardening back to his youth when he helped his grandmother in Brooklyn. "She had roses in the front and portulacas and morning glories in the back. She also . had a 'Tree of Heaven' which we considered a treasure there but which is considered a weed on Long Island;" Mr. Lanzaro's background in education is a big asset for him when he gives talks on behalf of the Cooperative Extension, During his program, entitled "Gardening for Retirees," he suggests to older gardeners, that they create gardens that don't require intensive labor for maintenance. "At the Cooperative Extension," he says, "our mantra is 'The right plant in the right place.' If people do a little bit of

He also pursues his love of gardening at Weslbury Gardens, the place he calls his "dreamland." There he volunteers both as a gardener and docent. often leading the 2 p.m. weekend "talk and walk tours" of the old manor and gardens. An avid reader of English 'history with a large personal library on English gardens, his presentations include such topics as myths and legends and sundials and follies. He notes, "I'm still a teacher but now I do it outdoors and in a mansion." His talk and tour, entitled "A Bit of England at Old Weslbury Gardens," is scheduled for GENE LANZARO with former president of the Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. At his own home. Mr. Beautiful Baldwin Foundation Joan Tiedemann at a prior marigold plant-in. This year's plant-in Lanzaro's garden is one which brings him year round delight. will take place on June 1. "I have created a four seasons reading, they can save themselves a lot garden in the front with something of gardening failures and reduce' the blooming or changing all year." amount of. time and labor they have to In the winter, he views his slewartia expend." tree with its giraffe-patterned exfoliating He warns that just because a particular bark as well as his vibrant hollies but he plant might be suitable weather-wise for particularly enjoys looking out his winour Zone 7 area, there are many other dow at the undulating sway of his ornafactors to be considered. mental grasses, which he does not prune "Know your soil; have it tested. Don't back in the fall. put a plant that requires acidic soil near In his back yard, he has developed a one that requires alkaline soil. Don't put a plant that is heat-tolerant near one that needs shade or one that needs water near one that requires dry conditions." The" Town of Hempstead's Commuter He also encourages people to Aise Parking Pass Program, which has recently plants that are natural for the area. "You expanded to include the Baldwin train station, will offer Baldwin residents the opporhave to coooperate with the environtunity to apply for the parking passes in a ment, not challenge it. If you try to fight convenient fashion at the station on the environment, nature will win every time. When you garden, enjoy it."

naturalized garden which looks like a woodland with serpentine walkways and interesting pieces of hardscape including a statue of St. Fiacre, the patron saint of gardeners. "1 wanted a pastoral garden, one that had some mystery, not something you could lake in with jus! one glance." Mr. Lan/.aro speaks of the enjoyment he has shared with fellow gardeners. "I have never met a mean person who gardens." • In addition to his gardening activities through the Cooperative Extension and Weslbury Gardens. Mr. Lan/.aro is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Beautiful Baldwin Foundation, the local volunteer group which plants marigolds around the community, funds larger scale beautillcalion projects, sponsors a marigold growing project in every elementary school and advocates for bcautif'ication with various governmental agencies. He is also a charier member of the. Baldwin Foundation for Education, an organi/ation of alumni and friends of the Baldwin public schools which raises funds for activities thai benefit students. Since its inception in 1973. the organi/alion has distributed over $50.000 in mini-grants for special school projects as well as monies for maxi-grants and scholarships for students.

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sented is summarized as follows, in verbatim: Having first assembled in September 2001, the committee meets regularly lo update ihe Business Departments scope and sequence of courses, evaluate each course curriculum and determine if slale slandards are being -met, to identify gaps in this curriculum and make recommendations, and to prepare a presentation to the Board of Education. Several outside forces have affected ihe Business Departmenl, such as ihe changing needs of ihe business communily, Ihe rapid changing of technology, and Ihe changing of New York Stale programs and requiremenls. The challenge lo schools includes that students need to pass rigorous slate assessmenls and lhal Ihey need lo be prepared to succeed in the workforce and society. The needs mosl important to the commillee include Ihe need of Career and Technical Educalion (CTE) programs lo prepare students to meet new high school graduation requirements, K-12 Career Development Programs need to be developed, and that CTE programs must integrate career and life skills with

essential academic skills. In ^summary, the Business Department has realigned existing courses into three programs or pathways in response to state education mandates, current research, and this cyclical review process. These programs

will allow the classes of 2003-04 to complete graduation sequences and classes of 2005 onward will enroll in practical and relevanl courses of study. The next meeting of the school board will be on April 17.


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Keeping your children safe The Baldwin Council of PTAs is holding a parent workshop on "Keeping your Child/Teen safe" on Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the District Office on Hastings Street. Topics include bullyproofing your child, gang awareness, after-school safety and drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Free dinner for Latino women The American Cancer Society is hosting a Tell A Friend Kickoff Banquet entitled. "Mammograms Save Lives." The program will emphasize the impact of breast cancer on the Latina community and highlight the American Cancer Society's efforts in prevention and detection in the county. The program, which will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chateau Briand, 440 Old Country Road in Carle Place, is free and open to all Nassau County Latina women. The program will feature presentations by medical experts, community representatives and breast cancer survivors. Reservations are required, and can be obtained by calling 229-4100. Financial Challenges facing Nassau Nassau County legislator David Denenberg will sponsor a conversation with Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman about the county's financial problems on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Public Library, Room 5> Yom Has/wall The Oceanside Jewish community will join together for a Yom Hashoah memorial on Tuesday, April 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Barry and Florence Friedberg South Shore Y JCC .in Oceanside. The evening is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who perished, and to the survivors who rekindled their spirit for life. For more information, call 766-4341. Music of George Gershwin The Hofstra Cultural Center will host a program on the music of George Gershwin on Saturday, April 6. Highlights include a presentation by Gershwin scholar Alicia Zizzo and a concert by Jeffrey BiegeL Access to Capital Seminar for minority and women entrepreneurs will be Presented by the Community Development Corporation of Long Island, on Tuesday, April 16, from 8


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monies for the other projects and hopes to secure another $500,000 to $1 million in funds. County Legislator David Denenberg explained that each project requires overall conceptual design, environmental analysis and planning, detailed specifications, environmental bond act submissions and then bidding. The Milburn Pond project is ready to go out to bid. Mr. Denenberg's district includes Freeport and he stated that restoration of Milburn Pond has been a priority for him and the village. Milburn Pond, which has suffered from in-filling caused mainly by upstream transport of sediment-laden

storm water runoff, will be drained and approximately 14,000 cubic yards of sediment will be excavated. This will create a habitat pool eight feet deep which is suitable for warm-water fish species and ultimately could create recreational fishing opportunities. A sedimentation basin will be created to trap sediment and floatable debris, thereby extending the life of the pond and making maintenance, of the pond easier. Barren shoreline areas will be stabilized using geotextile matting combined with extensive wetland plantings and cracked concrete walls that serve as (continued on page 31)

Long Island may lose a state assembly seat by Carl Gordon Based upon the results of the decennial census, boundary lines of districts in the New York State Legislature and the federal House of Representatives are redrawn to conform with the one-manone-vote principle. The proposed redTstricling plans will be discussed at a series of on-going public hearings throughout the state. The closest one to the local area will be Monday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at the Suffolk County Legislature Auditorium, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown. Of interest to locals would be the proposed elimination of Assembly District 14, encompassing most of Wantagh and Seaford, and the distribution of the areas to the current Districts 12 and 19.

Assemblymen Steve Labriola and David McDonough currently represent these districts. Assemblyman Marc Herbst's District 14 seat would be eliminated. Mr. Herbst explained the process. The entire population of New York State is divided by 150, the number of seats in the Assembly, this year resulting in districts with roughly 126,000 people each. Currently, this allows for 22 seats for the Long Island delegation. The law allows a deviation of five percent up or down from the average for each district. The Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, headed by co-chairs Senator Dean Skelos and Assemblyman William Paarment, have come up with a proposal that would add five seats to the New York City delegation, which is largely Democratic, taking four from

upstate New York and one from Long Island, mainly Republican areas. If the proposal succeeds, each Long Island district would contain 134,000 people, with those in New York City having 121,000 each. "It's just raw politics," Mr. Herbst said.

"My job ends December 31," Mr. Herbst explained. He suggested that "the focus should not be just on District 14, but on the maintenance of 22 seats for the Long Island delegation."

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Ifyou re looking for someplace fun to go (his spring and summer, Freeport's 29-year old Recreation Center may be the place to go. .Featuring fun for all ages from swimming and theater to fencing, the Recreation Center has more to offer than ever. One of the Recreation Center's most popular programs are its camps. "Kiddies," ages 3-5 years, can sign up for morning camps and 6 to 10 year "youths" can sign up for afternoon camps which wHI begin on July I, and each run for two three-week sessions and one two-week session. The youth camp usually includes a trip each session lo such events as a baseball game or Adventureland. The Center's morning sports camp, for 1 1 -to- 1 3-year-olds, runs 'for two four- week sessions. The sports camp also goes on trips to such destinations as Splish Splash, as well as covering all of Freeport, from Randall Park to Freeport Indoor Tennis. The Rec Center is popular spot for seniors, featuring a senior room, open all the time, and other programs such as volleyball, aquacise, bridge, seniors baseball, bowling, quilting and art classes. The Freeport Rec also hosts many conventions and local events which draw people from all over the area, even sometimes from Europe or Australia. A recent wrestling clinic taught by former 'Freeport- Schools' Athletic Director Terry Haise brought in advanced high school wrestlers from all over Long Island. The Rec Center also recently held a sportfishing show and an historic arms show and will host the Long Island Quilters' Convention from March 2224. There will be a martial arts tournament, figure skating show and gem and mineral show in April. In July, children aged 8-18 can be involved in one of two musical theater programs organized by the Long Island Arts Council, which calls the Rec Center home. Unfortunately, the Rec Center will be closed from April 29 to May 27. Although it closes one month every year for major maintenance such as a required annual pool-painting and floor finishing, the Rec Center is now- open earlier every day and open on Mondays. For information on programs in swim instruction, aerobics, aquacise, art,

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Joan Delaney discovers the value of geometry by Joan Delaney When I was a sophomore in high school studying geometry, a fellow student asked our teacher why we needed to know this type of math. My ears perked up because although I received reasonably respectable marks; it wasn't without a struggle. After anguishing through algebra, geometry was somewhat .easier because I tended to memorize everything although I could never really say that I understood math. Pondering the question, our teacher looked out on the sea of questioning faces - all female. She responded, "If you ever build a bridge, you will need to know all this." You could almost hear the sigh of despair. None of us female adolescents in the 1960s had thoughts of becoming engineers. We knew that we were never going to build a bridge. I thought of my struggles with math recently when we contracted for two different large-scale home improvement projects. As part of a renovation of our kitchen, we had a new wooden floor installed. Outside, we had masonry work done on our front porch and replaced our driveway. As I watched these craftsmen working, I felt sure that none of them, despite their expertise, had ever taken a geometry course. These hardworking people, many from foreign countries, had learned their skills by doing and their methods of measuring were interesting to behold. Certainly the people who estimated the cost of the project were more sophisticated in their measuring. After all, the cost of wood for the floors and fieldstone and cement for the outdoor work requires that there be enough without excessive waste. But Watching the people actually do the work was amazing. There were no intricate measuring devices for the indoor .work. In fact, my husband and I were mesmerized as the indoor workers seemed to simply eyeball the measurements and then cut the wood. "How did you do that?" we asked. "How did you know how long it should be?" The man laying the floor just smiled, shrugged, and in heavily accented English said, "After a while, you just know." ' Outdoors, the masons also approached their task in a deliberate, knowledgeable manner. As a woman, I likened their work pattern to the process I observe in a beauty parlor where there is a hierarchy of. who does what. The person you cuts your hair is rarely the person who sweeps up the hair. That pecking order is based on skill level. The same holds true for these craftsmen. There are some whose job consists primarily of doing the lifting, the digging, and the carrying of sand or dirt or stone. But then there are those few who line up the stones using a simple length of string. They seem to simply eyeball a straight line. A plumb line keeps the tops of the stones even, but there is no high

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tech equipment in this labor intensive business to create the precise results. Because I have always been mathematically challenged as well as a most uncrafty person, I probably stand more in awe of these workmen than do others. But watching them do their jobs, watching them crack a stone with simple

implements to get the perfect size they need, observing them lay an entire wooden floor in two hours - to me these are feats worthy of applause. I commented to my husband that during the last year, with the exception of the monies we have laid out for doctor bills, our biggest discretionary expenses

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Freeport Exchange Club youth of the month by Rychelle Weseman Rotimi Paul is Freeport High School's March Youth of the Month. This prestigious title is bestowed upon an extraor(U dinary student who represents academic excellence and exemplifies a positive r-i role model. Rotimi Paul is a well-integrated young man with a'diverse background. o-l Not only does Rotimi exert himself in the classroom, but he also plays a vital JZ a role in the community within Freeport High School. Rotimi is an active member in the National Honor Society. Within that organization, Rotimi holds the position of student liaison. Rotimi has been able to take his enthusiasm for his school and community and turn it into an active role uu Q in the National Honor Society. Rotimi not only serves as student liaifson, but also as an outstanding role w model for all students. When Rotimi is not participating in school related advancements, he spends his lime challenging himself as a Freeport High School athlete who participates in varsity football and lacrosse. Rotimi has been a member of the Freeporl High School Football Team for the past four years. Rolimi and his teammates recently won the Conference Championship for the school year 2001-2002. This was not only a great accomplishment athletically, but academically because a number of the members of the football team, including Rotimi, are among the top 15% of the senior class. Rotimi is a well-rounded student-athlete who holds to high standards on and off the field. The learning environment that Rotimi encounters at Freeport High School challenges him academically and also allows him to explore many new and exciting ways to communicate and interact with others. Rotimi easily integrates into new environments and is always eager to meet new challenges and to set new goals. When ideal opportunities arise that will allow him to help others, as well as himself, he is always ready to take them on and learn from them in every way. Though it is evident that Rotimi is a bright young man with much to offer, there is a side of him that illuminates from within. At a young age, Rotimi came from the island nation of Antigua to the place that he now calls home, Freeport. Rotimi has the unique ability to overcome obstacles that most students would find insurmountable. He has the' ability to adapt to new environments, learn from them and find a successful path to the future from them as well. It is my feeling that Rotimi will succeed in whatever path he chooses to take. Wherever the future may lead him, I know that he will not only make himself and his family proud, but Freeport High School as well. Rotimi is one of the most caring, compassionate and open-minded young men that I have had the pleasure to work with. Rotimi's growing maturity and exuberant personality will continue to exemplify his ability to light up a room and share his knowledge with those t around him. Rotimi will soon be graduating and I only hope that I am able to take what I have learned from Rotimi and pass his sense of school, community and family to the next generation of. Freeport High School students. Rotimi Paul is a work in progress. In his own words, "If you are wrapped up in yourself, then you are overdressed". Rotimi is never overdressed!

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1887 baseball at Old Bethpage It was a time when Long Island farmers, tradesmen and shopkeepers would spend leisurely summer "afternoons playing the young and emerging "American Game." The year was 1887 and the game was baseball. Old Bethpage Village Restoration is proud to host a series of authentic 1887 Period Rule Baseball Games beginning on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. and on Sunday afternoons throughout the spring and summer. The current recreated teams include the Bellmore "Seminoles," the Hicksville "Ozones," the "Westburys," the Sea Cliff "Idlewilds" and the Glen Head "Zig Zags." All of the teams are accurately attired in the baseball uniforms of the period and take their names from over 40 such teams organized in Queens County in the 1880s. These amateur teams took pride in this emerging national pastime and followed the rules very seriously. The rules are in fact quite similar to today's rules, with, of course, some exceptions. Some of the differences include the pitcher's line being 50 feet from home plate instead of 60 feet; four strikes for an out,

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and five balls for a walk resulting in, at times, quite high-scoring games. The game does differ from our regular 1867 Rule Baseball Games played at Old Bethpage Village Restoration for the past twenty-one summers, with the use of overhand pitching instead of the earlier underhand pitch. All in all, each afternoon game is sure to provide exciting sports entertainment for both young and old alike. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, operated by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, is located on Round Swamp , Road in Old Bethpage, one mile south of the Long Island Expressway, Exit 48. Operating hours will be Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. General admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 12, resident senior citizens (60+), persons with disabilities, volunteer ambulance corps, volunteer firefighters, auxiliary police and veterans. Parking is free. For information,-call 572-8400.



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Gaugiuin collection On Wednesday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m., the library will present a lecture/slide

snow enuuea uauguin in iNew York Collections," created by Mary Vahey, independent curator and lecturer in Art History at SUNY-SuffoIk This in-depth and enlightening' program features one of the leading French painters of the Post-Impressionist period, whose development of a conceptual method of representation was a decisive step for 20th century art.

baroque period of the 17th and 18th centuries, at least 41 women composers representing seven European countries wrote more than 200 works for the violin in small ensemble. This slide show describes the lives, musical times, and the period lifestyles of some of these women. Free concert by teen violinist On Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m.,

Program on women composers In recognition of Women's History Month, on Wednesday, March 27, at 2:30 p.m., the library will offer a free concert and slide presentation of women composers of the Baroque period by violinist Joan Capra. During the

Bayview celebrates Black history The Freeport School District's Bayview celebrated Black flistory Month with an entertaining and educational assembly full of performance pieces, dancing, spirituals and music that celebrate accomplishments of African-Americans. The Bayview students honored heroes from Martin Luther King, Jr. (with poet-

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South Nassau Communities hospital offers lectures, classes South Nassau Communities Hospital, located in Oceanside, offers a yearround, free health and wellness education series. • Chris looker,' BA, will discuss "Techniques to Improve Your 1° Handwriting Skills" on Tuesday, March OH 26, at 7:15 p.m. in South Nassau's tN Conference Room 3. I • Teddy Bunin, MSW, CSW, will discuss '"Coping with the Diagnosis of Prostate CN Cancer" on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2. 1 • Nancy Rosenthal, RNC, WHNP, and Robin Grass, RN, MA, Director of South Nassau's Community Medicine Department, will discuss "Women's Health Issues -Taking Care of Yourself I on Monday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in Conference Room 2.

•Laureen Hansen, RD, will discuss "The . CPR course, call 777-8447. Use of Aittioxidants & Phytochemicals **'* The hospital-, an American Heart in Your Heart-Healthy Diet" on Association community training center, Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in is also offering courses in Basic Life Conference Room 2. Support (BLS), Infant and Child CPR. • Jay Kerner, DPM, will discuss "Keep BLS Renewal and Advanced Cardiacthe Pep in Your Step" on Thursday, April Life Support (ACLS). The following 18 at 1:15 p.m. in South Nassau's Albert courses, which are run by the Hospital's Conference Room. Department of Community Medicine, For more information on these prowill be held during April. grams call South Nassau's Department • Basic Life Support (BLS): Fee - $65 of Community Medicine at 632-3980. pep person. Call 632-3980 for more • As an American Heart Association information or to register. Sunday, April community .training center, South 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Saturday. April Nassau Communities Hospital will host 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday. "Community CPR Day" on Saturday, April 24, and Wednesday. May I , from April 27, from 8:30-11 a.m. in South 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Attendance at both Nassau's Albert Conference Room. To register or for more information about . classes is required: Sunday. April 28. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes are in this free two-hour friends and family

SNCH Conference Room 4. • Infant/Child CPR: Fee - $35 per person Call 632-3980 for more information or to register. Thursday. April 25. from 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday. April 27. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Saturday. April 27. from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: These classes-will be held at South Nassau's Counseling Center, 2277 Grand Avenue. Baldwin. • Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal: Fee - $40 per person. Call 632-3980 for more information or to register. Tuesday. April 30. from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. SNCH Conference Room #4. • Family &'Friends Adult BLS: Fee Free. Mass training program w i t h limited registration. Pre-regislration required. Call 777-8447 to register. Saturday. April 27. from 9 a.m. lo 1 1 a.m. SNCH Albert Conference Room.

Free tax prep for volunteers Liberty Tax Service, which operates a branch in Freeport, is paying tribute to all volunteers who work with young people by offering them free tax preparation. All individuals who work with scouting organizations, Boys and Girls clubs, Big Brothers and Sisters and any other youth organizations are eligible for tax free cuts at Liberty offices from-now until March 3 1 . .

"Lots of people are unsung heroes, trying to make a difference by volunteering to help young people in positive ways," says Appar Dost, Manager of Liberty Tax Service. "Liberty Tax wants to reward these youth mentors and let them know that their efforts do not go unnoticed." Liberty's branch in Freeport is at 115. West Sunrise Highway. Call 546-9334 for more details.

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Electrolysis - Hair today, gone tomorrow by Suzanne Handley Nine out of ten women complain about unwanted hair, according to the' American Electrology Association. In addition, Americans spend $1 billion a year trying to remove this hair. Still, many people continue to be unaware that electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is a science. It was developed over 120 years ago by Dr. Charles Michel to remove irritating ingrown eyelashes. Today it is used around the world to remove unwanted hair on all areas of the body. The only parts of the body that are not covered with hair are the lips, the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Everywhere else, the human body is covered with hair. The two basic types of hair are vellus hairs and terminal hairs. Vellus hairs are fine and light. These hairs are almost invisible. Terminal hairs are darker and coarser. These hairs make up the hair of the head and eyebrows. Terminal hairs are more prevalent on men, and these are the hairs targeted by electrologisls. There are many causes for unwanted hair such as heredity, hormones, side effects of certain medications, diseases and stress. According to endocrinologist Ricardo Azziz, there are hormonal disorders that cause an excess of male hormones in women which can lead to increased growth of terminal hairs. Anyone with abnormal hair growth or hormonal problems should seek the advice .of a physician.' Catherine De La Rionda, electrologist and owner of Confidences in Freeport, focuses mainly on mendpausal women.

"My heart is in it for the menopausal women, I want them to know this is only a temporary problem, there is a solution,"she says. Catherine was a patient before she was an electrologist and that is why the responsible practice of electrolysis is so important to her. She first got electrolysis in 1990 and says "I know first hand how permanent it is." As a practitioner, she has seen changes in many of her patients once the treatments have begun.

"I've seen them lose weight [and] buy new wardrobes, all because they feel better about themselyes as a result of electrolysis. It has a psychological benefit," she says. Studies have shown that treatments like waxing and tweezing actually promote hair growth, according to the American Electrolysis Association. After such treatments the hair tries to recover, resulting in redness, and may lead to infections and allergic reactions.

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]Jof §tfa University Hofstra University will, present the first Hofstra Arboretum Flower and Garden Show April 18 to 21, at the Hofstra Arena. This will be Long Island's first major flower and garden show solely dedicated to flowers and horticulture in many years. The event will begin 6:30 p.m. on .Thursday, April 18, with a black-tie gala and preview show priced at $100 per person to honor Miracle-Gro founder Horace Hagedorn and Hofstra Arboretum benefactor Dr. David G. Sallen. The Flower and Garden Show will open its doors to the public on Friday, E April 19. Times are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on 3 Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 H p.m. on Sunday.


Highlights of the show include: More than 30 horticultural and educational exhibitors including the Bonsai Society of Greater New York, Planting Fields Arboretum, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Long Island Rose Society, Long Island Orchid Society, Old Weslbury Gardens, Queens Botanical Garden, SUNY Farmingdale and Long Island Cactus and Succulent Society. More than 40 vendors including Starkle Brothers Nursery, Cipriano Nursery, Precision Orchids, Marvin Gardens, Boehm Porcelain and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. A vendor from the Netherlands will be selling bulbs. Magnificent floral baskets will be for sale, as will hand-crafted birdhouses,' Victorian garden accessories, orchids

from Florida, unusual perennials, garden stepping stones and other garden-related items. Free lectures all weekend long on a variety of garden-related topics, by the country's top horticulturists, garden reporters arid authors, including Irene Virag, Suzy Bales, Kathy Pufahl, Bob Bon Giorno and Ellen Talmadge. The Second District Federated Garden

Club's Annual Juried Flower Show competition, comprised of 58 garden clubs from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and .Brooklyn. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years old. Parking is free. For tickets call the Hofstra Arena at 463-6633. For more information call the Hofstra Arboretum office at 463-6815.


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Spring is an exciting time on Long Island as plants such as marsh marigold and wood anemone come out of their winter sleep to grow and bloom, and the ospreys, black.skimmers, plovers and terns that were wintering in the south fly back to their Long Island habitat. To help Long Islanders locate these and other natural events of the spring,. The Nature Conservancy of Long Island presents its latest free guide, Nature's Spring Sensations. The guide is packed with information on what to see, and when and where to see it. The booklet tells the best places to find plants such as skunk cabbage, the first wild plant to bloom in the spring. Nature's Spring Sensations lets Long Islanders know where to view the run of the alewife, which begins in mid-April as these fish, which spawn in fresh water and mature in salt, move from the open ocean to shallow coastal areas.

Roller The roller skating season is now underway at the four Nassau County outdoor roller rinks located at Grant Park, Bay Park, Inwood Park, and Cedar Creek Park. . Charter lime is available for hockey teams, school groups, birthday parties and fund raisers for a fee of $30 per hour, $40 with lights at all rinks. Multiuse rates (minimum of 3 dates) are-$25 for non-lighted charters and $35 for lighted. Park regulations require tha.t all Skaters under the age of 14 wear helmets. Public skating sessions are only available at Grant Park beginning April 6. Sessions will be held every Saturday, Sunday and holiday through November 1 1 (weather permitting) from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Rink fees are $2 for Nassau County residents (Leisure Passport required). Guests are admitted only when accompanied by a fee-paying adult with a Leisure Passport and must pay the non-resident fee of $4. Skate rental is $3. Grant Park, located on Broadway and Sheridan Avenue in Hewlett, may be reached at 571-7821. Bay Park, located on First Avenue in East Rockaway, may be reached at 57 1 -7245 after May 1 . For information on Bay Park prior to May 1, call Grant Park at 571-7821. Cedar Creek Park, located on Merrick Road in Seaford, is at 571-7470. Inwood Park, . located at the end of Bay view Avenue in Inwood, may be chartered by calling North Woodmere Park at 57 1 -780 1 .

Nature's Spring Sensations can be found on The Nature Conservancy's web site: or call TNC at 631-367-3225 for information, on how to obtain a free copy.




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National Center for Disability Services receives grant The National Center for Disability Services (NCOS) recently received a $1500 grant from the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport for "Masks and Fables," one of several arts experience activities offered through NCOS' Artists in Residence program. This collaborative Artist in Residence project is a unique, all-inclusive program created and sponsored by NCOS in collaboration with the non-profit arts organization, Friends of the Arts. The program brings students with severe disabilities and traditional public school classes together through the arts to foster the valuable lessons of understanding, respect, diversity tolerance, and acceptance, as the students discover their talents and strengths through performances. During the "Masks and Fables" residency, students with and without disabilities worked together to design polyfoam masks representing characters from selected fables and brought them to life through dramatization. The project was made possible through a grant by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and administered locally through the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport. "We are grateful to the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and the New York State Council on the Arts for its

ardent support," said Edmund L. Cortez, president and chief executive officer. NCDS. "This generous grant will allow us to continue our mission in providing an opportunity for children with diverse abilities to interact with each other while learning important life lessons." "Masks and Fables," under the direction of artist Lois Bohevsky, founder of Hudson Vagabond Puppets, .will take place as a four-session residency during March in two fifth-grade classes at the Mil! Neck School for the Deaf and Bayville Intermediate School. NCDS and Friends of the Arts have collaborated on several residencies with various artists and partner school groups. The National Center for Disability Services is a national non-profit facility that empowers children and adults with disabilities to fulfill their academic and professional potential through educational, vocational, research and rehabilitation services. The Center conducts its work through the Henry Viscardi School, Abilities, Inc., the National Business & Disability Council, the Research and Training Institute and the Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal Learning Center. For further information on inclusive Artist in Residence programs, contact Fran Prezant at 465-1601 or email .

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ARTtime 2103 Oliver Way Merrick, New York 11566 516-223-2095 ARTtime offers small, enrichment art classes to children and teens. Young artists develop their creativity and fine motor skills as they're introduced to the elements and principles of design, color theory, spatial relationships, art terminology-and famous artists. The artists are encouraged to develop their individuality as they discover the endless possibilities an artist enjoys. Children are grouped according to their grade beginning with kindergarten through high school. Only first quality, non-toxic art materials are provided in a comfortable studio.Color slides and consultation for art school portfolio development is also available. Three sessions - fall, winter and spring - are led by NYS Certified K-12 Art Educator.

Big Chief School and Camp 2427 N Jerusalem Rd. East Meadow 781-3900 Family owned and operated by the same family for 45 years. Beautiful park-like setting, with air conditioned facilities. Highly qualified staff. Hot lunch/sandwiches, snack. Full day / Midi-Day / 4, 6 or 8 weeks, 2 swims daily, computer, animal care, trips, sports, many more. Registration is ongoing

Camp Connection 379-4102 Free Advisory Service specializing in the finest Northeast Sleepaway Camps, X-Country & Int'l Teen Tours, Pre-College as well as community service programs. Over 450 programs represented in this personalized service. We are Merrick based servicing Long Island for over 17 years. Rnding 'that special program should not be left to chance or hear about your options and have info and videos sent to you on programs that are appropriate for your children. There is no fee or obligation. Call 379-4102.

Camp DeBaun Day Camp • Nursery School • Kindergarten 465 Atlantic Avenue Oceanside 11572 764-1044 This year Camp DeBaun is welcoming yet another "Third Generation" Camper, as it celebrates its 53rd year in camping. The camp is accredited by the American Camping Association and welcomes children from 3 to 13. The swimming program in its .two pool complex offers individualized instruction in water skills and assessment of the campers self-confidence in the water as is recommended by the American Red Cross. Extensive athletic activities include field games, rollerskating/blading, boating, climbing wall, zip line, gymnastics and karate plus off camp trips to other athletic activities. The Arts & Crafts section of camp provides an aura of excitement with themes, clubs and special entertainment events. Hot lunch is prepared in the camp's kitchen and transportation is provided in counselor-driven mini-buses. Foremost in the minds of all involved with Camp is to ascertain that each camper develops his/her talents to the utmost in a safe, nurturing environment.Camp DeBaun will give your child the opportunity to make new friends while creating many happy memories.

Driftwood Day Camp Mt. Misery Road Melville 11747 ..•-=-—-. 631-692-6990 , Driftwood's modem facilities, diversified recreational programs combined with a mature professional staff offer an unforgettable summer for all children. Activities and facilities include a complete athletic program, arts & crafts, three heated pools, pony corral, animal farm, golf, hockey, tennis, video games, lacrosse, rock climbing, juggling, cheerleading, magic, professional entertainment and much more in addition to our Pre-Teen and Teen Travel Program.

Giant Step Cooperative Nursery School 178 South Ocean Avenue Freeport 11520 223-7927 Giant Step Cooperative Nursery School offers a nurturing 3 and 6 week program for children ages 3 years through kindergarten in a warm and caring environment, programs run from July 8 through August 15. Children will enjoy many activities including arts and crafts, music and movement, indoor and outdoor play, cooking, scavenger .hunt, puppet show, sports day, storytelling and much, much more! maximum registration 24 children.

Hi Hello 212 S. Ocean Avenue Freeport, N.Y.. 11520 379-1825 Camp Hi-Hello provides day camp for children finishing grade K through grade 6 for 8 weeks, from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. daily. Swimming, trips, crafts, special events and sports appropriate to the age grouops are all part of the Camp Hi-Helllp experience.. Highly trained staff. Licensed by NYS and accredited by the American Camping Association. Come join the fun and excitement! Registration begins April 1,2002.Call 379-1825 for more information.

The Little Gym 2128 Merrick Mall . . Merrick 11566 223-4008 The time of year is upon us when parents begin to think about enrolling their children in summer programs and camps! The Little .Gym of Merrick, the hottest child development program in the country has solved the family puzzle of summer scheduling by offering our flexibly scheduled Anytime Summertime Kids Camp! Register early to ensure space for your children; our plan is flexible enough to allow you to tailor the actual camp schedule to your family vacation plans. You may customize your children's camps by choosing the days, weeks, or month that your children are available and enroll them in only those camps that accommodate their summer plans! The Little Gym's Anytime Summertime Kids Camp is appropriate for children ages 3 to 10 years old. Our exciting three hour camps incorporate themes to provide exciting, action-packed activities with an emphasis on building skills through fun.

MapleWood School & Summer Program 2166 Wantagh Avenue Wantagh 11793 221-2121 Celebrating 53 summers Situated in a spacious wooded area, MapleWood's activities include a serene blend of moderately sized buildings, athletic fields, sunny playgrounds and shaded lawns. A non-sectarian private school, MapleWood is chartered by the New York State Board of Education for Nursery, Kindergarten, and Elementary Grades for ages 3-12. The Nursery and Kindergarten curriculum encourages freedom of expression and the development of self confidence. A spectacular summer program is offered for ages 3-12.

Merokee Day School & Camp 10 Wynsum Avenue Merrick 11566 378-6333 Treat your child to the finest school and camp. Est. . 1974 and thriving. Professional staff caring and warm. School Program includes Toddler, preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade. Camp Program incudes Karate, Tennis, Swimming, Field Trips and'more. Camp Ages 18 months to 9 years old. Registration is ongoing. Come look us over, you will stay.

Merrick Community Nursery School 69 Willis Avenue Merrick 868-6000 Merrick Community Nursery School and 'Camp, a unique non-profit cooperative school with classes for 2, 3, and 4-year-olds. WHAT MAKES OUR CAMP UNIQUE? A summer camp with half and extended day programs for 3 to 5-yearrolds. During summer session you will find the same high professional standards, positive environment and enriched program geared specifically for the pre-school child. Programs such as weekly themes, creative movement an^J science projects create an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment. Our one half acre tree-lined playground and filtered wading pool provide outdoor fun. Exprience & certified early childhood teachers and counselors oversee each day. Parent participation is not required during the summer session. Visit Open House Saturday, April 20, 11;30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call for information on our reasonable rates, 2, 3, or 5 days available.

/PECIALIZED /CHOOL/ AND CAMP DIRECTORY Merrick Woods Country Day School and Summer Program 1075 Merrick Avenue Merrick 11566 483-7272 For 46 years, family owned Merrick Woods Country Day School has been serving the community by providing year-round learning and growing experiences to toddlers through Kindergarten. Morning, afternoon, full day and extended day sessions are offered. A fabulous summer program opens new vistas to children 2-15, including value packed trip programs for teens and pre-teens.


South Shore Art Center Art Workshops For Kids Pettit Avenue Bellmore, 11710 678V7716 We offer summer mini-camp Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for ages 6-12. Morning and afternoon schedule available, July 9 to August 1. 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks. Drawing and painting evening classes ages 8132, 7 week session. Studio Art Thursday evenings ages 13-16, 7 week session. Program also offered during school vacations. Classes are limited. Please call for details.

Sportsplex 1329 Newbridge Road Bellmore 11710 785-8855 Our Summer Camp is a unique sports program. Children 6-13 are grouped by age, rotated to experi-. ence activities which include baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, air hockey, ping pong, video games and nok hockey. Off premises activities include roller skating, bowling, miniature golf and amusement arcade. An experienced, friendly, qualified staff and registered nurse are located on 'premises. Sportsplex's Summer Program offers 1- 8 week sessions for kids to choose from. Sessions are held daily Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enrollment is limited, so call today. Don't let your kids miss out on a golden opportunity to spend the summer playing the sports they love! Come and talk to the director and counselors at our OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, April 18, from 6-9 p.m.

South Shore Country Day School & Camp 1149 Newbridge Road North Bellmore 11710 785-3311 Celebrating 44 years of excellence! Our NYS registered pre-school and kindergarten offers a creative educational program to meet your child's needs. Specialty programs include Computers, French & Creative Movement. Our ACA accredited Day Camp serves campers age 3-15 with a variety of specialty programs.- Our professional staff of certified teachers insure a wonderful summer experience that will enhance your child's self-esteem. We provide hot lunches, nutritious snacks and air-conditioned buses. Registration for Camp 2002 and school 2002-003 with discounted tuitions is now in progress. Open House . Saturday, April 13.

Suburban Temple Nursery School 2900 Jerusalem Avenue Wantagh 11793 781-KIDS Suburban Temple Nursery School offers an excellent pre-school experience. Curriculum includes activities in reading, science, math, art, music, creative movement and Jewish culture. Classes are offered from 12 months through our kindergarten enrichment. We are a NYS licensed center, we have extended hours, mini day, early morning drop off and after care available. Varied sessions for each age group. A six-week summer program also offered in our fully air-conditioned building. Fall registration currently in progress. Call for brochure and information 781—KID'S.


Paint Me A Picture 2924 Merrick Road Bellmore, 11710 826-4173 Paint Me A Picture is a fun-filled creative art program that encourages children ages 24 months through 6th grade to explore their imaginations through art, music, children's books and self-discovery. The art studio offers a variety of classes, like our "Mommy & Ive" program called "Les Petites Artistes" starting at 24 months, and our "Play & Paint; a first time separation class which introduces colors, shapes and lots more to our 2 1 / 2 - 3 year olds. We also have programs for 3-5 year olds, as well as kindergarten through 6th grade, which exposes our budding artists to drawing, painting and sculpture., No matter what age , Paint Me A Picture is a place where kids have a great time discovering art, exploring their.imaginations and making some new and special friendships. Call for Spring/ summer brochure and birthday party information 826-4173.

Rolling River Day School & Camp 477 Ocean Avenue East Rockaway/Oceanside 11518 593-CAMP (2267) FAX 593-5796 Website at www.Rolling or E-mail at Rolling "GOT KIDS", we got the place! Come aboard and join the crew and see how "Camp Gives Kids A World of Good." Lifetime skills and values are learned from an energetic, loving staff. Spectacular, immaculate & unique facility resides alongside Mill River enabling Rolling River to offer the most diversified program in the area. Air conditioned buildings, 3 heated pools, all sports, "one of a kind" boating program and over 20 specialty areas ensure a terrific learning & social experience. Low child to staff ratio creates an environment where one on one instruction is the norm and maximum development can be achieved. Owner/directors Rhonda & Mark Goodman believe that the skills learned in a camp & small school setting are priceless & enable children to become well-rounded, creative & happy individuals. School ages 1-5, camp ages 2-15. ACA Accredited. Nassau County licensed. Don't Miss the Boat!! "Catch the Wave of Excitement" at Rolling River!

South Shore Y 15 Neil Ct. Oceanside 11572 766-4341 The Barry and Florence Friedberg South Shore Y along with the Long Beach Division and the Merrick Extension offer year round activities for children ages 2-15 providing-fun and interesting programs in a warm and nurturing environment. During the summer we offer unique specialized kid-centered fun. Our early childhood camps are conveniently located in Oceanside, Merrick, and Long Beach. Junior camp (grades K-4) is located on 450 beautiful acres and includes activities such as swim with red cross instruction, horseback riding, sports clinics, drama, music, arts and crafts, professional entertainment, and so much more. Explorers camp (grades 5 & 6) offers a unique transition concept in which campers spend part of their time at camp and the other part on day trips and overnights. Voyagers camp (grades7-9) was designed by and for teens and includes exciting day trips and extended overnight adventures. New for summer 2002 is our sports camp, (grades 35 ) designed for the camper who loves all types of sports. Professional clinics will be provided in baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis and golf. For information and a free brochure, call 766-4341 in Oceanside, 379-9386 in Merrick, or 431-2929 in Long Beach.

Temple Beth-El Nursery School 1373 Bellmore Road North Bellmore 11710 221-1102 Temple Beth-El Nursery School's summer and year round programs offer children 6 months through 6 years a diversified age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on hands on experiences in math, reading, language, music, computers, science, socialization skills, and dual language. Summer in air conditioned comfort coupled with experienced teachers, diaper changing, one way viewing mirrors, flexibility in scheduling make Temple Beth El the "school of choice." Call Elly at 221-1102

Twin Oaks Country Day School and Day Camp 458 Babylon Tpke Box 750 Freeport 11520 623-4550 The excitement of Twin Oaks is felt throughout the camp. From the pools to the fields, from the Creative Arts Area to Magic Circle, there is fun everywhere. We build skills, character and friendships in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

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"It's awesome!" "It's coooool!" These are the comments I heard as I accompanied a group of first graders up the stairs at the new Long Island Children's Museum on a recent Thursday morning. Not being too conversant with current elementary-school jargon, I took their comments to mean that they were impressed. Where else would you find an automobile on the second floor? Where else would you find a replica of a mature tree "growing" in the middle of a display regarding living things? And this was only the beginning. The museum, which had been housed in an old Newsday building on Stewart a Avenue, moved recently into new quarters, a refurbished airplane hangar on the old Mitchel Field site, just west of Nassau Community College. Nearby is the Cradle of Aviation Museum, part of what Nassau County hopes to feature eventually as "Museum Row." As a series of photos in one of the exhibits shows, the building was completely gutted; a second floor -was added, accessible by stairs, an elevator or a winding ramp and sections were partitioned off for a gift shop, a vending-machine cafeteria area and office space. But it is the dozen-or-so exhibit areas that prompt the "oOhs" and "aahs" of the children. The group I accompanied, from Chestnut Hill Elementary School in Dix Hills, was on a field trip. During their one-and-one-half hour stay in the exhibit area, they were able to visit four sites, "It's Alive!" "Sandy Island," "Bricks and Sticks," and the "Learning Studio," a more sedentary experience, where, assisted by an "Explainer," their teacher, accompanying parents and a leader, they cut-and-pasted collages which they used to tell a story. Each group is met at the door by an Explainer, who guides them from exhibit to exhibit, introduces the display and slicks around to help out and answer questions. In the "It's Alive!" exhibit, two girls were fascinated by a fullyarticulated human skeleton. One was able to name two of the leg bones, the tibia and fibula, but did not know the name of the thigh bone. There it was on a chart right next to her. Will she remember the femur? Perhaps not. But the word will be familiar to her when she sees it again. Another girl was able to move the arm

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VOLUNTEER Barbara Silverman of Merrick stands next to a dollhouse made by Merokian Herbert Anderson and donated by the Brody family to the Long Island Children's Museum.

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sporting devils by Linda Hendrickson A proud father walks down the hall at Freeport High School pointing out his picture on the Athletic Wall of Fame. A mother shares with her daughter that girls can excel at sports and with her son that all athletes deserve recognition. Families and sports seem to fit perfectly in Freeport. Sean Scott is a member of O the football, wrestling, and lacrosse teams. "Playing sports is a way to have fun after school with your friends," commented Scott. His sister Jeanette plays lacrosse, basketball and volleyball. Perhaps both were inspired by their parents, who played sports at FHS. His mom, Jeryl Kimbrough-Scott, is a teacher and coach in the district. Randy and Chris Mills have followed in their father's footsteps on the football and lacrosse fields. Randy has branched out into winter track while Chris has pursued his interests on the wrestling mats. Mom Paula juggles many schedules to keep up with the boys' sports schedule. "I like the competition," reflects sophomore Randy Mills. "Winning a game feels great; it makes you want to keep winning. Also, if you score a goal or throw a touchdown pass, you don't want to stop. You want to show people that you're a good player, so you can play for a college team later on in life." Perhaps his picture will be on the Wall of Fame just like his dad's and Uncle Steve's. Jeffrey Patrick has played point guard for the boys Varsity basketball team and his little sister Shauna fills the same position on the Girls JV basketball team. Both love the competition and hope to

have their picture on the Wall of Fame like their uncles Billy, Patrick and Louis. Older brother Jeffrey was proud that his eighth grade little sister made the junior varsity team this year and frequently went to the games to cheer her on. Basketball is a family tradition. Their mom was a Lady Devil on the volleyball team when she was a student at FHS. Bryan and Jon Cochol enjoy football and lacrosse, while their father was a varsity Red Devil on the wrestling and football teams. "What I like most about playing sports is the opportunity to meet new people. Playing sports is also an excellent way to stay in shape," reflects Bryan Cochol. Considering obesity in children is the major health problem facing society today, perhaps Cochol has hit on the number one reason to participate in athletics. Samantha and .Sabrina Geraci-Yee share a love for softball. Older sister Samantha (10th) has played two years of varsity softball already and has earned All County Honors in swimming. Sabrina has improved her skills through Little League competition. "The competition and the satisfaction of winning is what I love the most," reflects Samantha. "However, losing also provides useful tips on getting better." Colin and Adam Woodmansee have taken different paths as they pursue their athletic interests, but both love the competition and shared experiences with their teammates. Colin, a senior, has earned All-County Honors in crosscountry and MVP honors in track and field. Adam enjoys football and lacrosse and made varsity as a sophomore. Both

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are to experience all of the exhibits. They can look forward to "Pattern Studio," "Bubbles," "Music," "KaleidoZone," "Climbit@LICM." "Communication Station" and "Toolbox." "TotSpot" is reserved for the youngest visitors. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best access from the local area is Exit M-4 off the Meadowbrook Parkway, following signs to the Coliseum. However, you go straight past the Coliseum until you see a brightly-painted building on your right, the last of several hangars. Turn onto the service road where ample parking is on the far side of the building. It is completely handicapped-accessible. General admission is $8 per adult and child. Seniors pay $7; those under one are free. Group rates and birthday parties can be arranged by calling 224-5800.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF ' VS CLAUDE DESIR. ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: ROBERT J. TAYLOR, ESQ. 160 OLD COUNTRY ROAD WEST, HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK 11801 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein and dated June 21, 2001,.I will sell at public auction'to the highest bidder at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, on the 28th Day of March, 2002 at .10:00 A.M. Premises in Freeport, New York and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side,of Muriel Street, distant 99.15 feet Southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Southerly side of Meister Boulevard with the Westerly side of Muriel Street; and consisting of a regular parcel of land 70 ft. x 80 ft. Premises known as 14-Muriel Street, Freeport, New York. • . • Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment. Approximate amount of judgment $207,983.38 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 00-020116 MICHAEL C. WOLKOW, REFEREE Fl



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• NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION F/K/A CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION" F/K/A CHASE HOME MORTGAGE CORPORATION, • , Plaintiff, Against GEORGE HANKINS. ET AL Defendant(s) • Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 11/19/2000 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the NassauCounty Courthouse, North Front Steps. 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 on 3/28/2002 at 11:00 AM premises known as 12 COTTAGE PLACE, ROOSEVELT, NY, 11575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of-land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 442 Lot 253 Approximate amount of lien $33,519,30 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 18608/96 DONNA FERRARA. Esq.. Referee. " Steven Bgum. PC., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240 (716) 204-2400 Dated: 2/21/2002ktm FL 121 4T 2/28. 3/7 14 21 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY, ROOSEVELT SAVINGS BANK, plaintiff, v. RUFUS SMITH, JR. et. al.. defendants. BERNARD H. COHEN., attorney for plaintiff. 99 Tulip Avenue. Floral Park. New York. PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE dated January 25, 2001, I will, sell at public auction on April 3, 2002,, at 10:00 a.m., on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, premises in NASSAU County, New York as follows: Beginning on the south side of West Raymond Avenue (Oak

Street) 223.44 feet east of Pennsylvania Avenue, being a plot 50 x 100 and known as 47 West Raymond Street, Roosevelt, New York. STEVEN HANSEN. Referee FL#122P 2/28, 3/7, 14. 21 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU JOSEPH GAETA, FLORENCE FINED AND RONALD GAETA. Plaintiff against 500 ATLANTIC AVENUE REALTY CORP., et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated November 21, 2001, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the north front steps-of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on the 3rd day of April, 2002 at 9:00 AM premises lying and being in the Town of Hempstead. BEGINNING at the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Atlantic Avenue and the easterly side of West End Avenue; being a plot 75.00 feet by 109.71 feet by 75.00 feet by 109.71 feet. Section 54, Block 313 Lot 126. Premises "PROPERTY BEING SOLD IS A PARKING LOT". ' Approximate amount of lien $4,171.47 plus interest and costs Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 006569/01. KEITH SERNICK, ESQ., Referee. Steinberg, Fineo, Berger & Buriant Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 1001 Franklin Ave., Suite 302, Garden City, NY 11530 FL1244T2/28, 3/7, 14. 21 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME; MAR MANAGEMENT LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State-of New York (SSNY) on 02/20/01. The latest date of dissolution is 12/21/2095. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Jed Abrams, 235 East 50th Street, Suite 17. New York, New York 10022. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Ft #128 6x3/7, 14, 21.28. 4/4. 11 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L & L ASSOCIATES, Pltf. vs. IRENE BETHAY, et al, Defts. Index #01-007470. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Dec. 13, 2001, I will sell at public auction.on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola. NY on Apr. 8, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. prem. k/a Section 55, Block 446, Lot 134. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and. terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. WILLIAM F. MACKEY, JR.. Referee. LEVY & LEVY. Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. C8236 FL#129P 4x3/7. 14. 21. 28 • NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY M & T MORTGAGE CORPORATION; PLAINTIFF VS ELLA JACKSON; ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: ROSICKI, ROSICKI & . ' ASSOCIATES, P.C.. ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 495, CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 (516) 7412585 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein on October 16, 2000, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the North front steps of the Nassau County

fail by Cristina Toscano age 8 Why did I become a member of the Long Island Children's Museum? One day, on a Wednesday afternoon, it all started. We only had a half day of school!- I got out atJ 1:43 a.m. Then I went to pick up John Martin Siebert from Merrick to go to the Long Island Children's Museum! We were all excited when we got there. There was so much to do that we did not know what to do. After a while, we decided what to do first. We went on a climbing activity where you have to squeeze a lot if you are tall, that is. Second, we went to the music gallery. 1 loved playing the drums and the bass.

Third we went to the toolbox place where you can build a birdhouse and explore. 1 loved it. Fourth we went on the climbing activity again. 1 squeezed, but it was awesome! Fifth-we went to the bubble.activity and had lots of fun. Then my friend John Martin Sieberl left so his mother (Dr. Kalhy Meyer) could go back to work. 1 stayed and did it all over again! I still did not gel to see it all. but I'm going to conic hack soon. Next' lime I'll bring my nephew to the tot spot and bubble activity. 1 love learning and then exploring. (To become a member visit the museum, where your first time's admission can count toward your membership if you apply on the same day. Call 2245800 for more information.)

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Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road. Mineola, New York On the 4th day of April, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. Premises in Roosevelt, NY and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point-on the westerly side of Lakewood Avenue distant 150 feet westerly from the intersection of westerly side of Park Avenue and northerly side of Lakewood Avenue; RUNNING THENCE Along Northerly side of Lakewood Avenue south 77 degrees 26 minutes west 76.30 feet; THENCE North 4 "degrees 10 minutes west 126.25.feet; • THENCE North 77 degrees 26 minutes 59.1 feet; THENCE South 12 degrees 01 minutes east 125 feet to the northerly side of Lakewood Avenue to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 153 Lakewood Avenue, Roosevelt, New York 11575 Sold subject to all terms and conditions contained in'said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $150,569.65 plus interest and costs. INDEX No. 31317/99 Robert Lazazzaro, Esq., REFEREE FL #130 4X3/7. 14. 21. 28 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. FLEET MORTGAGE CORP.. Pltf. vs. JAMES BROWN, et al, Defts. Index #98-021242. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated June 14, 1999, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola. NY on Apr. 11, 2002 at 10:15 a.m. prem. k/a 341 Randall Ave., Freeport. NY. Said property located on the southerly side of Randall Ave., distant 170 ft. westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Randall Ave. with the westerly side of Bayview Ave.. being a plot 100 ft. x 70 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $23,402.95 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. JERALD J. DESOCIO, Referee..CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 90 Merrick Ave., East Meadow, NY C8283 Fl #131P 4 x 3 / 7 . 14. 21. 28 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC. Plaintiff. Against HAROLD FERGUSON. ET AL • Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 2/27/2001 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Courthouse, North front steps, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY 11501 on 4/10/2002 at 9:00 AM premises known as 117 Underhill Ave.. Roosevelt, NY 11575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 303 Lot 1046 & 1047 Approximate amount of lien $121,762.88 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 00/7058 JOHN F. PRINCIPE, Esq., Referee Shapiro and DiCaro 700 Cornerstone Centre, 2300 Buffalo Rd., Rochester NY 14624

Dated: 2/21 /2002 File #; 00-36264r en FL #132 4x3/7, 14, 21. 26 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 99-000296, Star Bank. N.A. as successor by merger to Trans Financial Mortgage Company, Plaintiff against - David E. Little, Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale signed herein on January 29, 2001, I, the-undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Court House", 262 Old Country Road, Mineoia, New York 11501, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on April 9, 2002 at 9:15 A.M., on that day. the premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described a_s follows: Said premises being known as and by street address: 109North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. Section: 55 Block: 267 Lot; 15. Said premises are sold in as is conditon'on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may ' show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, .reservations and easements of'record; municipal departmental violations, emergency repair liens on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the complaint and-judgment filed in this action. Dated: Syosset, New York, January 24, 2002. Pamela Sharpe, Esq. REFEREE, CARUS & MANNIELLO, P.C.,'Attorneys for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way, P.O. Box 9021, Syosset, New York 11791, (516)364-4500, (718)463-8918. Fl #1344x 3/7. 14. 21. ?B PUBLIC NOTICE TO VILLAGE OF FREEPORT ELECTRIC USERS VILLAGE OF FREEPORT SUPPLEMENT NO. 17 P.S.C. NO. 8 ELECTRICITY In compliance with Order No. Ol-E-0965 of the Public Service Commission. State of New York, issued and effective February 27, 2002, Tenth Revised Leaf No. 28, Eleventh Revised Leaves Mas. 27, 29, 30, Fifteenth Revised Leaf No. 26 and Supplement's 15 and 16 have been canceled. Date of Issue: February 28, 2002 Date Effective: March 01, 2002 Issued under authority of the Public Service Commission Order in Case No. Ol-E-0965 issued and effective February 27, 2002. Issued by: Hubert M. Bianco, Superintendent, Electric Utilities 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport. New York 11520 VILLAGE OF FREEPORT P.S.C. No. 8 ELECTRICITY Original Leave No. Ninth Revised Leaf No. 25 Superseding Eighth Revised Leaf No. 25 GENERAL INFORMATION II, RULES AND REGULATIONS (continued) 7. ADJUSTMENT OF RATES AND CHARGES: (Continued) (2.2) Plus the cost of economy energy purchased for its customers. Economy energy is either that energy purchased in compliance with Contract No. 139 with the Long Island Power Authority or that energy purchased from the New York Power 'Authority, other suppliers, or the New York Independent System Operator definition or that energy purchased from any source at the total charge equal to or less than (continued on next page)

PUBLIC NOTICES. from previous page ondary service' 120/208 or 120/240 single or Issued under authority-of the Public Service three phase; network system 120/208 single or Commission Order in Case No. OlcE-0965 issued the Utility's avoided fuel cost. three phase: radial primary service 2400/4160, and effective February 27, 2002. (2.3) Plus the fuel cost of other energy 7620/13200 three phase, depending upon the Issued by: Hubert M. Bianco, Superintendent of purchased, and the total cost expressed in Electric Utilities magnitude and characteristics of the load and cents per kWh of power and energy purchased • the circuit from which service is to be supplied. 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport. from any source, for its customers, estimated if CUSTOMER Non-Demand Demand Rate New York. 11520 not known, plus any necessary adjustment corVILLAGE OF FREEPORT P.S.C. NO. 8 ELECTRICITY recting estimated fuel costs of purchased enerAll months $6.96 per month $26.78 per month Original Leave No. gy of previous months. A period of four months DEMAND RATE Twelfth Revised Leaf No. 27 •shall be allowed for reconciling the estimated Per Meter. Per Month Winter Summer Superseding Tenth Revised Leaf No. 27 fuel costs after which the estimate shall be Demand-metered Canceling Eleventh Revised Leaf No. 27 adjusted to the Village's average fuel cost at Customers: SERVICE CLASSIFICATION NO. 1 the time of purchase. $6;l 6 per kWh $6.16per/kWh First 5.0 kW of Residential Service - Continued (3) Energy Requirements: Energy FUEL ADJUSTMENT: Demand Requirements is the total generated and pur-' Over 5.0 kW of $6.16 per kWh $6.48per/kWh The charges set forth herein shall be subject chased energy minus the energy sold to other Demand to a fuel adjustment per kWh for all energy suputilities except utilities covered by the fuel costs ENERGY RATE plied hereunder as explained in Rule 11.7. adjustment clause, and when applicable, Per Meter. Per Month MINIMUM CHARGE: minus transmitting losses. Non-Demand Customers, all kWh $5.36 Per meter. Per month. (4) Base Cost of Fuel: The Base Cost Winter Summer TERMS OF PAYMENT: of Fuel is defined as the cost of fuel per kWh 7.443 cents per kWh 7.881 cents per kWh Bill will be rendered at the net amount-withwhich is included in the energy charges portion Demand Customers, all kWh out discount, and will be due when presented. of the tariff rate. The base cost of fuel is 3.0000 4.373 cents per kWh 4.631 cents per kWh . TERMS: cents per kWh. Date of Issue: February 28. 2002 Terminable by the customer on three (3) (5) Difference: The difference is the Date Effective: March 01. 2002 ddyr,' written notice to the Village after one variation of the average cost of fuel above or Issued under authority of the Public Service month's service and by the Village in a manner below the base cost of fuel. The rates for elecCommission Order in Case No. Ol-E-0965 issued provided by law and the rules and regulations tricity-are adjusted for each 0.0001 cents per and effective February 27, 2002. of the Village. kWh variation. Issued by: Hubert M. Bianco, Superintendent of SPECIAL PROVISIONS: Date of Issue: February 28, 2002 Electric Utilities a. Any customer who desires service for mul' Date Effective: March 01, 2002 46 North Ocean Avenue. Freeport, tiple dwelling (two or more of families in one Issued under authority of the Public Service New York 11520 house or where more than two rooms are rentCommission Order'in Case No. Ol-E-0965 issued VILLAGE OF FREEPORT P.S.C. No. 8 ELECTRICITY ed) or for premises partially used for business, or and effective February 27, 2002. Original Leave No._ professional; and partially used for residential Issued by: Hubert M. Bianco, Superintendent of Twelfth Revised Leaf No. 30 . purposes, may secure service only under Electric Utilities Superseding Tenth Revised leaf No. 30 Service Classification No. 2. 46 North.Ocean Avenue, Freeport. Canceling Eleventh Revised Leaf No. 30 b. Where water heating is done solely by an New York 11520 SERVICE CLASSIFICATION NO. 2 electric water heater meeting Village specifiVILLAGE OF FREEPORT P.S.C. NO. 8 ELECTRICITY General Service - Continued cations and upon submittal of a signed appliOriginal Leave No. PRIMARY DISCOUNT: cation from the customer, the rate for conSixteenth Revised Leaf No. 25A A discount of five percent (5%) exclusive of sumption between 500 kWh and 1,000 kWh per Superseding Fifteenth Revised Leaf No. 25A the fuel adjustment charge, will be allowed meter per month will be 5.82 cents per kWh GENERAL INFORMATION Primary Service customers.. during the Winter period, and 6.43 cents per II. RULES AND REGULATIONS (Continued) FUEL ADJUSTMENT: kWh during the Summer period. 7. ADJUSTMENTS OF RATES AND CHARGES: The charges set forth herein shall be subject Date of Issue: February 28, 2002 (Continued) to a fuel adjustment charge per kWh for all Date Effective: March 01, 2002 (6) Factor of Adjustment: Factor of energy supplied hereunder, as explained in Issued under authority of the Public Service Adjustment is the ratio of the Energy Rule 11.7. Commission Order in Case No. Ol-E-0965 issued Requirements as previously defined to the cusMINIMUM Non-Demand Demand Rate dnd effective February 27. 2002. tomer sales for the same fiscal year. Such cusIssued by: Hubert M. Bianco, Superintendent of tomer sales shall be exclusive of sales to other Per Meter, Per month Electric Utilities utilities except utilities covered by the fuel cost $6.96 $26.78 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, adjustment clause. The Factor of Adjustment is ' DETERMINATION OF DEMAND: New York 11520 1.0420 as established in Case #29461. a. The demand will be determined by a VILLAGE OF FREEPORT P.S.C No. 8 ELECTRICITY (7) Monthly Fuel Adjustment: The rate demand meter when an individual customer Original Leave No. adjustment per KWH per monthly bill is derived requires a transformer capacity of 10 KVA or Eleventh Revised Leaf No. 28 by multiplying the difference by Factor of over, when the total connected load is equiva-. Superseding Ninth Revised Leaf No. 28 Adjustment. lent to 15 kW or more, when the customer's Canceling Tenth Revised Leaf No. 28 D. NEW YORK INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR consumption has exceeded 1.500 kWh in each SERVICE CLASSIFICATION NO. 1 (1) All costs associated with the New ' or two consecutive months, or when it is estiResidential Service - Continued York Independent System Operator (NYISO) mated that a customer's demand has exceedSPECIAL PROVISIONS (Continued) and/or any subsequent organization with simied or may exceed 5.0 kW in any future billing c. Where space heating of the entire buildlar functions, including, but not limited to, ancil-' period. ing is done solely by electricity (fireplace capacity and energy, shall be b. When demand is so determined by meaexcluded), and upon submittal of a signed recovered through the fuel cost adjustment. surement, the billing demand shall be the highapplication from the customer, the rate for Any future adjustments or rebilling by the NYISO est 15-minute integrated demand estdblished consumption in excess of 1,000 kWh per meter shall also be included. in the. billing period, adjusted for power factor per month during the billing periods between Date of Issue: February 28, .2002 correction, if applicable, but shall not be less November 1 and.May 31 inclusive will be 5.82 Date Effective: March 01 ,• 2002 than seventy-five percent (75%) of the highest cents per kWh. This provision is limited to instalIssued under authority of the Public Service billing demand established during any billing lations where the size and design of heating Commission Order in Case No. Ol-E-0965 issued month between June 1 and October 31 in the equipment and the insulation of the building and effective February 27, 2002. preceding twelve (12) months. The demand as meet Village specifications. Issued by: Hubert M. Bianco, Superintendent of determined shall be taken to the next higher d. In all electric residential installations where Electric Utilities 1 /2 kW. Special Provisions b. and c. above apply, the 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, Date of Issue: February 28, 2002 rate for consumption between 500 kWh and New York 11520 Date Effective: March 01, 2002 1,0000 kWh per meter per month will be 5.82 VILLAGE OF FREEPORT P.S.C. NO. 8 ELECTRICITY cents .per kWh for every month of the year and . Issued under authority of the Public Service Original Leave No. Commission Order in Case No. Ol-E-0965 issued the rate for consumption in excess of 1,000 kWh sixteenth Revised Leaf No. 26 and effective February 27, 2002. per meter per month during the billing periods Superseding Fourteenth Revised Leaf No. 26 Issued by: Hubert M. Bidnco, Superintendent of between November 1 and May 31. inclusive will Canceling Fifteenth Revised Leaf No. 26 Electric Utilities be 5.82 cents per kWh. SERVICE CLASSIFICATION NO. 1 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, e. A reduced rate for low income residential Residential Service New York 11520 customers for which the Village receives direct APPLICABLE TO USE'OF SERVICE FOR: FL# 135 4x3/7. T4. 21, 26 payment from the New York State Department All residential purposes including lighting, NOTICE OF SALE of Social Services are eligible for a $2.00 credit appliances and motors in entire territory by sinSUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY from the otherwise applicable customer gle family residential customers who dwell in ASSOCIATES HOME EQUITY SERVICES, INC.. SUCcharge. This credit will be reflected in a sepasingle-family dwellings, individual flats, apartCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO AVCO rate line item on the customer's bill. ments or multi-family buildings; and" also for all MORTGAGE-COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC., Date of Issue: February 28, 2002 uses in connection with religious purposes by a PLAINTIFF ' ' • Date Effective: March 01, 2002 corporation or association organized and conVS JEREITUS E. BURGESS, ET AL DEFENDANTS Issued under authority of the Public Service ducted to enable its members to meet for ATTORNEY(S) FOR F>LAINTIFF Commission Order in Case No. Ol-E-0965 issued divine worship or other religious observances, SCHUMAN & SCHUMAN, P.C. and effective February 27. 2002. which is or could be incorporated under the 309 WEST PARK AVENUE Issued by: Hubert M. Bianco. Superintendent of "Religious Corporation Law". LONG BEACH, NEW YORK 11561 Electric Utilities Applicable also to use exclusively in connecPursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale 46 North Ocean Avenue. Freeport. tion with a community residence for the menentered herein and dated Feb. 26. 2001. I will New York 11520 tally ill which is a "supportive living facility"; prosell at public auction to the highest bidder at VILLAGE OF FREEPORT' P.S.C. No. 8-ELECTRICITY vided that such facility is operated by a not-forthe North Front Steps of the Nassau County Original Leave No. profit corporation and staff is not present on Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road. Mineola, •Twelfth Revised Leaf No. 29 premises on a twenty-four hour per day basis. New York, on the 16th Day of April, 2002 at 9:15 Superseding Tenth Revised Leaf No. 29 CHARACTER OF SERVICE: A.M. Canceling Eleventh Revised Leaf No. 29 Continuous, 60 cycle, alternating current; at Premises in Roosevelt, .New York and described SERVICE CLASSIFICATION NO. 2 approximately 120/208 or 120/240 volts, single as follows: General Service phase or three phase; depending upon the BEGINNING at "the corner formed by the interAPPLICABLE TO USE OF SERVICE FOR; characteristics of the load and the circuit from section of the Southerly side of Maple Avenue Commercial, business, schools, and industrial which service is to be supplied. with the Easterly side of Long Beach Avenue, power and light installations, multiple dwellings RATE - Per Meter, Per Month: and being a regular parcel of land 70 feet X (two or more families in one house or where Customer Charge $5.36 100 feet. more than two rooms are rented), and any serEnergy Winter Summer Premises known as 5 Long Beach Avenue. vice for premises partially used for business or First 250 kWh 6.84 cents/kWh 6.84 cents/kWh Roosevelt, New York. professional and partially used for residential Next 750 kWh 6.84 cents/kWh 7.74cents/kWh Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions purposes. When an applicant's consumption Over 1,000 kWh 6.84 cents/kWh 8.21 cents/kWh contained in said judgment. Approximate exceeds 1,500 kWh in each of two consecutive WINTER Period includes billing period between amount of judgment $125.222.76 plus interest months, or when applicant's demand exceeds November 1st and May 31st. and costs. 5 kW, said'applicant will be subject to the SUMMER Period includes billing period between INDEX NO. 00-018754 demand rate in addition to the energy rate. June 1st and October 31st. JOHN J. CIOTTI. REFEREE CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Date of Issue: February 28, 2002 FL#139P 4X3/14, 21. 28.4/4 Continuous, 60 cycle alternating current, at Date Effective: March 01, 2002 NOTICE OF SALE the following approximate voltages: radial sec-

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SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. L & L ASSOCIATES, Pitt. vs. ALVIN R. PEARMAN. et-al. Defts. Index #01-010557. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 25. 2002. I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse. 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola. NY on Apr. 16. 2002 at. . 9:00 a.m. prem. k/a Section 55. Block 284. Lot 197, 198. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and rerms of sale: H. WILLIAM HODGES III. Referee. LEVY & LEVY. Artys. for Pltf.. 12 Tulip Dr.. Great Neck. NY. C8407 FLK140P 4x3/14. 21. 28. 4/4 . NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY. COMPANY. NAME: DIPICA. LLC; Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/09/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the.'LLC.-81 Main Street. East Rockaway, New York 11518. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #141 6x3/14. 21, 28. 4/4. 11, 18 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, by virtue of the' authority invested by law, shall conduct a public hearing to be duly held on the 25th day of March 2002, to amend the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, by amending Chapter 86. entitled "Building Construction" as follows: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT. CHAPTER 86, ENTITLED "BUILDING CONSTRUCTION'. BY AMENDING ARTICLE I, BY ADOPTING A NEW §86-7.1, ENTITLED "MORATORIUM ON WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS". WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS: BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT. NEW YORK AS FOLLOWS: Section i. the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. Chapter 86. entitled "Building Construction" is hereby amended by adopting a new §86-7.1. entitled "Moratorium on telecommunications towers", which reads as follows: §86-7.1. Moratorium on telecommunications towers. ' • §86-7.1.A. Purpose (1) The Federal Telecommunications Act preserves the authority of local governments over reasonable nondiscriminatory decisions regarding the placement, construction, and modification of wireless telecommunications towers. It appears that there will be a continual interest and need to construct towers to meet demand and accommodate new technologies within the State and the Incorporated Village of Freeport. The Incorporated Village of Freeport has received several requests to locate such towers and accessory uses and expects to receive more requests in the near future to locate such towers and accessory uses. (2) The Incorporated Village of Freeport has significant concerns over the.location of wireless telecommunications towers within the Incorporated Village of Freeport. The zoning regulations of the Incorporated Village of Freeport were adopted at a time before wireless telecommunications towers existed, and appropriate siting and development standards do not exist. The Incorporated Village of Freeport would like to insure that the installation of these towers proceeds in a fashion that minimizes any adverse impacts while maximizing services and benefits to the community. The Incorporated Village of Freeport wants to accom'modate the need for wireless telecommunications towers while regulating their location and number: minimize adverse visual impacts through proper design, siting and screening; avoid potential physical damage to adjacent properties: and encourage joint use of tower structures. (3) This law is necessary in order to address the Incorporated Village of Freeport's concerns by barring final decisions on applications for tower construction in order to allow the Board of Trustees time to research the issues and adopt a local law regulating wireless telecommunications towers and accessory uses consistent with the comprehensive plan of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. The Incorporated Village of Freeport hopes to develop legislation that will establish a clear and understandable permitting process to guide local officials and businesses. In order to facilitate this effort, the Incorporated Village of Freeport will seek the input of citizens through the public hearing process and will request comments and suggestions from companies that provide wireless services within the area. §86-7.1.6. Definitions. (1) Telecommunications tower - A structure on whicb one or more antenna will be located, that is intended for transmitting and/or receiving radio television, telephone, wireless or microwave communications for an FCC licensed carrier, but excluding those used exclusively for fire, police and other dispatch communications, or exclusively for private radio and television reception and private citizen's" bands, amateur radio and other similar private, residential communications. (2) Telecommunications antenna - A system of electrical conductors that transmit of receive (continued on next page)

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obituaries ing for voter registration and serving as Olivette Laura Wilson Stevenson, the elder child of the late chairperson of the Voter Benjamin and Mary Registration Board in McMeekin Wilson, Roosevelt. was born July 26, 1911 Among Olivette's in Ocala, Florida. On community involvement Monday, February 4, at included financial assisSouth Shore Health tance for law students, the Care Center, in "Moxey Rigby Freeport, she died. Scholarship," in honor of She migrated to New the first black Nassau Jersey in the early 30's. County Judge. Olivette's She enrolled in the best loved civic organizaRutgers â&#x20AC;˘ University tion was the American School of Music. The Legion - the Henry young Ms. Wilson Morrison Deloney organized a band that Auxiliary Post 785. She celebrated the opening was a member since 1941 Olivette Laura of the Newark airport and served as secretary Wilson Stevenson during the Great and president from 1972Depression. Later, moving to the New 2001. York area, "she married William Olivette was a highly religious Stevenson. woman who served her church, the Olivette was commited to the commuBethel African Methodist Church in nity. She was a loyal member of the Freeport, for more than 60 years. Nassau County Republican Party, work-

Freeport Wail of Fame induction Selected Freeport alumni will be honored at the Freeport High School Wall of Fame induction ceremony. These seven graduates of Freeport High School have become highly successful in their chosen fields and have made major contributions to society. The ceremony will be held on April 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Freeport High School. The recipients of this honor are Adela

Cepeda, John P. Cleary, Jewelnel Davis, Joseph DeSalvo, Naomi Drucker, George D. Gollin and Olentha Von Redden, Jr. As honorees, these most accomplished individuals will have their plaques and pictures permanently displayed in Freeport High School's Alumni Academic Wall of Fame. RSVP by March 27 by calling 8675314.

Church calendar The first church of Baldwin United Methodist on Merrick Road in Baldwin willhold the following Holy Week services: ' Holy Thursday Communion Service and Drama at 8 p.m.: Good Friday service at 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday Service at 10 a.m. * t * AH Saints' Episcopal Church in Baldwin will hold the following Holy Week services: Palm Sunday blessing of the palms, reading of the passion together with the Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m.; with Sung Eucharist at 10 a.m.; Holy Wednesday Holy Eucharist at

10 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar at 8 p.m.; Gocd Friday Community Observance at Centre Christiano Renacer, 475 N. Brookside Avenue, Baldwin at noon; Service of the Shadows of All Saints' at 8 p.m.; Easter Eve ' Lighting of the New Fire, Reading of the Prophecies and Renewal of Baptism Vows at 5 p.m.; Easter Day Holy Eucharist and Sermon at 8 a.m.; Festal Eucharist and Se,rmjarjj Easter Parade and Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.


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RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, by virtue of the authority invested by law, shall conduct a public hearing to be duly held on the 25th day of March 2002, to amend the Code of the Incorporated Village of Freeport. by amending Chapter 155, entitled "Peace and Good Order" as follows: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 155 ENTITLED "PEACE AND GOOD ORDER' OF THE CODE Of THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, BY ADOPTING A NEW ARTICLE IX ENTITLED "PARKING ON CERTAIN PRIVATE PROPERTY' WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF FREEPORT: Section 1. Chapter 155 of the Code of the Village of Freeport Is hereby amended by adopting a new article IX entitled "Parking on certain private property" which reads as follows: Sec. 155-92 Parking restrictions on certain private property. t. The parking areas and driveways of a hospital or parking area of a shopping center, office building, and office building complex or place of public assembly, or the parking areas and driveways of facilities owned or leased by a not-for-profit corporation or the parking area and private streets or roadways of a private apartment house complex or the parking areas, private streets, or the parking areas and driveways of a fire station or private condominium complex shall be subject to the provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic, regulations of the Incorporated Village of Freeport provided: A. The owner or the person in general charge of the operation and control has requested

such enforcement. In writing, and, B. Upon the recommendation of the Chief of the Freeport Police Department and/or the Freeport Fire Department. Section 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York. FURTHER RESOLVED, that the foregoing notice of public hearing shall be entered in the minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport, and published In the Leader and a printed copy thereof posted conspicuously in at least three (3) public places In the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Nassau County, New York. STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF NASSAU, VILLAGE OF FREEPORT, ss: I ANNA KNOELLER, Clerk of the Village of Freeport, Nassau County, New York, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of said notice duly authorized by the Board of Trustees of the said Village at a meeting of the Said Board of Trustees, calling for a public hearing to be duly held In the conference Room of the Municipal Building of the Village of Freeport, New York on the 18th day of March 2002, at 8:00 o'clock in the evening, and of the whole thereof, as entered upon the minutes of the proceedings of the said Board kept by me as Village Clerk. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Corporate seal of said Village this 12th day of March, 2002. Anna Knoeller Village Clerk Dated: Freeport, New York ' ' March 4, 2002 ' FL#1473/21

BOCES forum on middle schooling All school board members, district administrators, teachers, PTA membefs, parents, and members from both the business and residential communities of Nassau County are invited to attend a regional focus forum on academic achievement and positive youth development in middle education. It's sponsored by Nassau BOCES, New York State Education Department Task Force on School Community Collaboration, Nassau County Middle Level Principals' Association, New York State Middle School Association, New York State Center for School Safety, and hosted by Adelphi University.

New York State Education Department Commissioner Richard P. Mills is scheduled to attend the conference where talks will focus on improving English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics scores; character education; parental involvement; business mentoring; mental and emotional health; and bullying prevention. This important forum will take place on March 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adelphi University Center Ballroom. Call 608-6606 or visit our website at for more information.

no\A/s of your noiQhloors RENEE RE1NERTSEN, of Baldwin, made the Dean's List at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences for the fall semester. She is a junior majoring in psychology..




Local ponds to be improved from page 8 bulkheading will be replaced. Other improvements will include new pedestrian pathways, benches, trees, shrubbery and a pond aeration system. Totar cost of the project, which has been awarded $437,500 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation under the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, is $2.7 million. These and other modifications will transform the pond into a functioning wetland that will provide significant aquatic habitat opportunities for fish, waterfowl and other aquatic life while protecting the water quality in downstream tidal areas. The project includes the planting of flora designed to protect

environmentally sensitive fresh water ponds from destruction by water fowl. The project should commence this summer and be completed within a year. In the case of Silver Lake Pond, approximately 3,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed, a new aeration system will be installed, new concrete pavement will be added, the bridge will be refurbished, and pedestrian pathways will be constructed. , Work at Lofts Pond will include dredging 4,500 cubic yards of sediment, a new aeration system, repair of the bulkhead, shoreline re-stabilization, construction of a gazebo and benches and planting of trees and shrubbery. Total cost for both projects is $1.7 million.

ANDREW RIZZI. of Baldwin, made the Dean's List at Syracuse University's S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for ihe fall semester. He is a sophmore majoring in broadcast journalism.

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Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I. humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. (Make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my Mother. Oh, Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Oh Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3x) Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands (3x). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. This prayer must be said for 3 days and after 3 days your request will be granted, and the prayer must be published. Thanks for many favors!




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