Kidsday: Cow Harbor Day in Northport

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Cow Harbor Day is a yearly festival celebrating the history of the village of Northport.

The village was called Great Cow Harbor years ago as cows used to graze on fields along the harbor where two lovely parks are now.

There are two races. One is 10K, the other is 2K. The 2K race is a walk or run for families. The 10K race, which started in 1977, is ranked by Runner's World as one of the top 100 races in the country. In 2009, the race was named "race of the year" by New England runners.

Runner's World magazine has named the Cow Harbor Race as one of the top 100 races in the United States.

In 2010, there were 5,500 runners / participants and more than 25,000 spectators.

The money raised goes to Special Olympics, Veterans Affairs and the local food pantry.

Cow Harbor Day is also a lot of fun. There are vendors, farmers markets, art galleries, bands and a parade.

First I watched the parade, then I went on rides and played games. Then I went to the park and got some popcorn from the Boy Scouts and looked at the art galleries.

It's next Saturday, so if you want to take part, visit the website: cowharborrace.com.

If you don't want to run, you can volunteer.

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Book review: 'Dragonbreath'

The book "Dragonbreath: No Such Thing As Ghosts," by Ursula Vernon (Penguin), was an amazing story with a lot of surprising, funny and scary parts. This book had amazing illustrations. Kids will really love this book. I would recommend it to kids 8 to 11 years old who like to go trick-or-treating.

My favorite part of this story was when Danny, Wendell and Christiana go in the abandoned house and are shocked by what they discover.

This book will be loved by many readers.

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Rating: 4 of 5

--Kidsday Reporter Jonathan Reyes

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Now that's funny

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What kind of bird is always sad?

A blue bird

--Erin Edgley

What type of music does a playground love?

Swing

--Gisselle Battaglia

What do sharks eat with peanut butter?

Jelly fish

--Ray Heuser

What cookie makes you rich?

A fortune cookie

--Danielle Raffa

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Erin O'Connor's fifth-grade class, DICKINSON AVENUE SCHOOL, East Northport

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