December 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting

  • December 4, 2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • Village Hall

Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting – Freeville Village Hall

7:30 pm Regular meeting

Freeville Community Council Meeting

  • December 2, 2018
  • 2:00 pm
  • Village Hall

The Freeville Community Council will meet on Sunday December 2nd at 2:00 pm at the Village Hall. All are welcome to bring ideas for family fun events for the months to come!

Stephanie Goddard
Jean Simmons
Co-Presidents FCC

 

November 2018

Village Tree Planting

  • November 10, 2018
  • 12:00 pm
  • In front of the elementary school

This past spring, members of Freeville’s newly formed tree committee planted a single swamp white oak in Groton Avenue Park, near the dugout of the back ballfield. It was their initial effort in fulfillment of the terms of an Arbor Day Community Grant from the New York State Urban Forestry Council, and an auspicious start to what we expect will be a robust tree-planting program in the Village for years to come.

Now the committee is branching out onto our streets with an ambitious plan to plant 14 bare-root saplings (11 crabapples, a couple of red maples, and another swamp white oak) along Main St. and Railroad St. on the afternoon of Saturday, November 10th (rain date: Sunday the 11th). The group will assemble at noon in front of the elementary school, where committee chair Tom Cavataio will make brief remarks before the work gets underway.

Anyone interested in helping with the plantings is encouraged to join us. Shovels will be provided, but if you have one, please bring it along.

I’d like to thank all those who have been involved in the planning of this life-affirming, community-uniting endeavor, especially Tom, Justin DiMatteo, and Ithaca City Forester Jeanne Grace, who brought the NYSUFC grant opportunity to our attention back in January and has been immensely helpful with the logistics and permitting process for the current project. (Before joining us at noon on 11/10, Jeanne will help facilitate an even larger tree-planting event that morning in the Village of Dryden.) 

Special thanks are due NYSEG forester Paul Paradine, who has followed up his donation of the tree in the park with the donation of the half-dozen trees that will be planted on Railroad St. this month.

We hope to see you on the 10th!

If able please click and fill out this form to let us know you are coming.

 Planting Day Flyer, Please feel free to print and post

 

 

October 2018

Nature Journaling Workshop

  • October 13, 2018
  • 2:00 pm
  • Freeville United Methodist Church

The Freeville Community Council presents Nature Journaling — an interactive workshop for folks of all ages — on Saturday October 13 beginning 2:00pm at United Methodist Church. This is a great activity for families!

The presenter is Laurie Rubin, an educational consultant on the topic of nature journaling and the author of “To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World”.

More details to follow but in the meantime Save the Date!

September 2018

Last Freeville Farmers Market of Season

  • September 30, 2018
  • 3:00 pm
  • 43 Main St, In front of Freeville Elementary School

We are a farmers market that pops up

– tents, tables, chairs, produce, goods, people and all – every Sunday during the growing season. 

The Freeville Village Farmer’s Market will be held in front of the Freeville Elementary School on Main Street.
Every Sunday 3-6pm till end of season.  
 
Stay in touch on our Facebook page to see what’s coming up for our third season. 
 
Put it in your plans, and bring your family, favorite board game, a bag for groceries, your dog, your guitar, or nothing at all besides yourself.
 
Seeking additional local vendors/producers/artisans to join the market! Contact freevillefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Freeville Farmers Market

  • September 23, 2018
  • 3:00 pm
  • 43 Main St, In front of Freeville Elementary School

We are a farmers market that pops up

– tents, tables, chairs, produce, goods, people and all – every Sunday during the growing season. 

The Freeville Village Farmer’s Market will be held in front of the Freeville Elementary School on Main Street.
Every Sunday 3-6pm till end of season.  
 
Stay in touch on our Facebook page to see what’s coming up for our third season. 
 
Put it in your plans, and bring your family, favorite board game, a bag for groceries, your dog, your guitar, or nothing at all besides yourself.
 
Seeking additional local vendors/producers/artisans to join the market! Contact freevillefarmersmarket@gmail.com
 

Freeville History Walking Tour

  • September 16, 2018
  • 3:30 pm
  • In front of the elementary school

Hello and happy almost-fall!

As promised, I’ll be repeating the history walking tour of the village this Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. The theme is “Freeville on the Move: Mill Dam to Rail Juntion” and will include information about the early development of the village, common architectural styles, and historical facts about individual homes and businesses.

We will meet in front of the elementary school where the Freeville Farmer’s Market will be in full swing. Head over a little early to get a coffee or snack, and stay after to peruse all the delicious goodies the market has to offer.

The tour will take about 60 minutes, and the weather is supposed to be dry but warm – water bottle recommended!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Your Village Historian,

Kristen Olson

Neighborhood Watch Program Meeting

  • September 10, 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • Village Hall

The Village of Freeville will soon become the fifth community in the county to establish a registered neighborhood watch program under the auspices of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department. At a meeting of concerned citizens at Bravo Restaurant a week ago, Deputy Sheriff Karl Bowers strongly urged the 16 residents in attendance to move forward with the program, and most of us agreed that it would be a strategy worth pursuing in an effort to reduce crime in the Village.

In a wide-ranging discussion of crime-prevention and security issues, Deputy Bowers briefly outlined the advantages of setting up a neighborhood watch, which he said can be helpful even for communities that, like Freeville, only occasionally experience outbreaks of crime. He emphasized that the program does not involve vigilante-style patrolling of streets by community members, but that it does involve being vigilant, and looking out for one’s neighbors. The use of signage identifying the Village as a neighborhood watch community can serve to put would-be criminals on notice that folks here are on high alert.

Deputy Bowers will be present at an organizational meeting for the program to be held at the Village Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 10th. All those interested in making the Village an even safer place to live are encouraged to attend.

David Fogel
Mayor, Village of Freeville

 

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