Don’t miss September by the River on September 16 and 17 at Riverside Park. Visit the calendar for complete schedule. There will be tons of fun for all ages! Be sure to purchase tickets for the Ducky Derby and the Wheelbarrow of Cheer raffle. Both benefit the FRA! The FRA and other local non-profits vend the food for this event so your dining at the event supports many amazing local causes. The park will also be full of vendors of all types! See you at the river!
Freeport Middle School Students Bring History to Life!
Mrs. Zboran spent a few weeks this summer as part of the CMU data fluency team. One of the goals of this group is to find way to use technology to connect people to each other and to their community. “I suspected that the students at the middle school didn’t realize the rich history that is right here in our little town. I devised a lesson that incorporated history and the use of technology to help foster a connection between the students and the town that bears the name of our school district.” The project involved students working with a partner to research one of thirteen locations or famous people from the area. They wrote narratives about their point of interest and on the morning of Nov. 7th toured the locations. At each stop along the tour students read and recorded their narrative and took a picture of their site. The technology lesson follows with the manipulation of the audio and picture files and creating an interactive map of the town. When it is complete the map will be available on the internet for anyone to explore. Mrs. Zboran would like to thank the Freeport Renaissance Association for donating money to help pay for transportation and materials needed to complete the tour and the CMU fluency team for helping with the transportation costs and for lending us the microphones and cameras used.
Attention Bicycle Enthusiasts! The new “Park It Here” Bicycle Garden is open for FREE parking (This Free-port you know!) in the downtown at 230 Fifth Street. The park is conveniently located to nearby restaurants and shops. Park it and enjoy Freeport days! The park features a picnic table, beautiful landscaping, bicycle appropriate art, and a kiosk complete with a tool box for minor repairs.
The FRA has placed 10 bike hitches on parking meter posts in the downtown!