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Kidsday: It's ferry nice

Have you ever been on a ferry? We have, and we suggest going on the one in Port Jefferson (102 W. Broadway).

You drive your car onboard, get out and walk upstairs. That's when you see the great views of Long Island Sound. The ride is about 75 minutes. And there are so many great things to do onboard. They have ice cream and big pretzels, a game room and even a telescope to really check things out super close. But the best part are the big cookies. They are so yummy.

And in case you didn't guess already, the ferry brings you back and forth to Bridgeport, Conn. It's nice and big and really a fast way to travel. So instead of taking the bridge next time, think about the ferry, and the cookie. But mostly the ferry.

For rates and schedules, check the website: (Kids 12 and under ride free when accompanied by adults.)

Boardwalk Games

Recently I visited Boardwalk Games in Port Jefferson with my classmate Natalie Alfano. What I noticed first was that everyone working there was family. The owners are Joan and Bob Lukachinski. Also working at the store are their daughter Kathleen and son-in-law Josh Nordstrom.

Next, of course, I noticed the games. They had games of all kinds. The thing I found interesting was they did not have any video games. They say they are "completely unplugged." They had everything from simple Scrabble to complicated games of strategy. There were domino games, backgammon sets, puzzles, sports games and so much more.

We enjoyed taking a tour of the store and finding out how many of the games were played. We enjoyed looking around and never realized how many different kinds of games there were.

They are at 98 Main St., right near the Port Jeff ferry. Call 631-928-GAME (4263) or visit them online:

--Kidsday Reporter Matthew Colucci

Now that's funny

What is a dog's favorite city?

New Yorkie.

--Madison Treudler

What do penguins use for napkins?


--Matthew Franco

What did the banana say to the doctor?

"I am not peeling well."

--Emily Ferraris and Joelle Uy

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Karen Nowaski's fourth-grade class, OUR LADY OF WISDOM SCHOOL, Port Jefferson


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