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The Freeport Baldwin Leader. (Freeport, N.Y.) 1987-current, June 08, 2017, Image 20

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20 cc UJ o g I r- v—t o CM CO CD Eirairollfl. ftiheijirB otra C€aamni®m raotn] f©@d ft© ftDatoff 1 Kumon Math & Reading Center of Merrick 7lMerrickAve,MBirick,NYll566 516.206.4200 o kumon.com/merrick *0ffer valid at participating Kumon Centers only when you enroll between 6/1/17 - 6/30/17. Most Kumon Centers are independently owned and operated. Additional fees may apply. O) K INTERLOCKING TILE* SWING MATS Flexible Landscaping & Playground Borders Davy Crockett/Herald Leader PEOPLE FLOODED WOODCLEFT Avenue in celebration of the Nautical Mile Festival on Saturday. Thousands throng Nautical Mile Festival CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE summer season, when the Nautical Mile welcomes Long Islanders from near and far to its numerous eateries and bars, and the party and fishing boats head out to open waters. \We're just here to enjoy the festival and the nice weather,\ said Veronica Barrera, as she kept an eye on her younger son on his scooter. \We do this every year. The kids get to play on the slides and ride their little car and scooter.\ Dana Frieda and Walsh Mulder, of Franklin Square, hung out with their 8-year- old daughter Shivon, who was cooling off with an Italian ice. \This is our first time here,\ Frieda said. \We were looking for something to do outside and walk around. I think this is awesome, and I think it's defi- nitely something we're going to start doing every year as a family\ For Freeport native Craig Stegner, attend- ing the festival means catching up with friends he has known since third grade. Before walking the Mile, Stegner stopped by the Bamboo Bar and Grill to share some laughs and the outdoor music with friends. \I've known these guys my whole life,\ Steg- ner said. \It's great to come out and have a few drinks while catching up.\ Specialty foods were offered up and down the Mile, and there were plenty of amuse- ment rides for children of all ages. To give that island feeling, steel drum bands played, and at Sea Breeze Park, there was an impressively long lineup of acts performing at the Blues Festival, which ran in tandem Maureen Lennon/Herald Leader FREEPORT AMERICAN LEGION Post No. 342 members from several wars took part in the Nautical Mile festivities. From left were Coy Richardson- Alan Jay, David Cockerel and Calvin Andrew. with the Nautical Mile Festival. The festival has been going strong for 31 years, Mayor Kennedy said. \Every year it's expanding a little bit and becoming more and more of a success,\ he noted. \I'm real- ly glad to have everyone out here and really see the businesses of the Nautical Mile for the first time this season. This is definitely the launch of the summer season, and this is the fifth year post-Superstorm Sandy, and they completely rebuilt this Nautical Mile in the last five years. I am proud of them.\ FREEPORTER ABIGAIL AGUILAR painted Dakota Whaley's face with bright colors. Davy Crockett/Herald Leader

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