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Kidsday: Our trip to New York Stuffed Cone

We recently toured the newest ice- cream parlor to hit St. James. It's the New York Stuffed Cone Co., and it is at 556-18 North Country Rd. (631-686-6877).

Here's the scoop. We were able to go behind the counter, see all the machines they use, and, of course, we tasted their delicious ice cream! The owners are Lauren and Dave Saracino and Lou Deery.

Some of their cool ice-cream flavors include Cookie Monster, Red Velvet Cake, Mocha Chip, Salted Caramel and Malted Mania. Some of the toppings they have are: hot fudge, caramel, Oreos, sprinkles, M & M's, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Heath Bar, Kit-Kat bars, gummy bears and Snickers.

They opened this business because they felt St. James needed a family-friendly ice-cream parlor where everybody is welcomed. The New York Stuffed Cone Co. got its name from the owners who wanted something different, by giving the customers the choice to stuff their cone.

In the future, they will host parties for anybody. We highly recommend the New York Stuffed Cone Co. and hope that you would want to go there, too! You can see for yourself. Go online to


When you were little, did you want to be a firefighter? Did you ever think you could join the fire department as a kid? I did, and I'm only 9. I am a proud member of the St. James Junior Fire Department.

In the junior fire department, we get the chance to march in parades, ride in fire trucks, host fundraisers and have car washes. We also learn about fire safety, CPR, a fireman's duties and camaraderie.

The St. James Fire Department started a drill team in 1969 called the Junior Wildcats. The purpose was to get kids involved with the fire department. The Junior Wildcats' program stopped around 1985 and re-formed in 1996 as the Junior Fire Department.

It is for kids ages 8 to 17 who are interested in joining the fire department when they get older. When it started, the roster was limited to 25 kids. It has been so successful and popular, they raised the limit to 30.

If you are interested in joining the junior fire department in your area, call your local fire department for more information.

-- KIERAN GRAYSON/Kidsday Reporter

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Elisabeth Hennessy's fourth-grade class, ST. JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,, St. James

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