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I Editor’s Letter Help on the Way for Cumberland Businesses Normally journalists tend to shy away from “being the story.” But in this issue of The Grapevine, we’re making two very notable exceptions. First, our cover photo and the photo spread on pages 12 and 13 depict a great event that took place on Friday. The Grapevine staff is proud to have been associated with this group of Hometown Heroes and with the gala held in their honor last week. The success of the event ensured that the Hometown Heroes project will be an annual occurrence and we invite you to participate by nominating honorees for next year’s Hometown Heroes list now. Just provide your name and your nominee’s name, along with contact information for both of you and a few lines (or a few dozen) explaining why your friend, neighbor, relative or coworker deserves the honor. Next, I find it difficult to report on a press conference I attended on Thursday of last week objectively. The press conference was held in the Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) office in Millville to announce that a number of local, county and state agencies have partnered with Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to widen the scope of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to better serve Cumberland County businesses. I saw a number of familiar faces in the room at the press conference – and not just the local dignitaries that I see at many area events on a near-weekly basis, but also some folks I got to be very familiar with when I was in the process of starting The Grapevine in December of 2007. The SBDC exists to help get small businesses off the ground or to provide assistance to existing small businesses to expand or get through difficult times with business counseling, mentoring and loan programs. I was surprised to see that The Grapevine’s culinary writer, Stephen Wilson, was also in attendance at the pres conference. It turns out that Wilson is an alumnus of the SBDC program, having gotten assistance from the Center’s Director Joe Molineaux and his staff when starting his bakery with his wife Jill McClennen in 2007. The press conference was led by Cumberland County Freeholder Director Lou Magazzu, who was joined by representatives of the Cumberland Empowerment Zone, the CCIA, the Cumberland Development Corporation, the Millville/Vineland Urban Enterprise Zone, the cities of Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton, and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey SBDC. Separately the often acronymed agencies’ names read like alphabet soup, but in this case, when combined, they spell help for many local entrepreneurs. The SBDC will now have a staff person present a minimum of four days each week at the Cumberland Empowerment Zone’s Business Assistance Center, located at the One Stop Career Center on Delsea Drive in Vineland. The SBDC will establish a local phone number very soon, but for now, appointment requests and questions can be fielded in the SBDC’s Atlantic City office at (609) 347-2174. MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher Unplug the TV Set? A month without TV is eye-opening. ST E P H A N I E FA R R E L L Faces in the News Stroke of a Penn Residential & Commercial Service & Installation Heating & Cooling Equipment Hot Water Heaters Water/Sewer Underground Piping Sewer Drain Cleaning William Penn had landholdings that included what would later become Vineland. V I N C E FA R I N AC C I O 6 7 8 A Funny Way to Raise Funds A trio of comics will have you laughing. TO D D N O O N No Tomatoes Serving Vineland for over 100 years! The Garden State is celebrated by students. DEBORAH A. EIN Community Calendar Hometown Heroes Photos Crossword Puzzle Recipe Corner 12 14 16 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 It’s perfect weather for some creamy chowder. L I SA D I N U N Z I O 17 DINING: Spice Corner Voorhees is so far to travel for Indian cuisine. ST E P H E N W I L S O N 20 Entertainment 21 In Our Schools { STAFF } MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher DEBORAH A. EIN Managing Editor LORI GOUDIE Art Director GAIL EPIFANIO Controller JACK EPIFANIO Advertising Executive SHERRY MUNYAN Advertising Executive MELISSA FIORI-LACIVITA Advertising Executive TRACY BUSCHAM Graphic Designer MARIE TEDESCO Editorial Intern WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | The Grapevine 3660 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361 PHONE: 856-457-7815 • FAX: 856-457-7816 EMAIL: letters@grapevinenewspaper.com WEB: www.grapevinenewspaper.com The Grapevine is published on Wednesdays by Grapevine News Corp. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. the grapevine { 3 } Cumberland County Freeholder Director Louis Magazzu receives a commemorative plaque from Cumberland Empowerment Zone Chairman (and Mayor of Commercial Twp.) George Garrison. SBDC Regional Director Joe Molineaux discusses the program’s benefits with Stephen Wilson of Vineland’s Sweet Life Bakery. I FACES IN THE NEWS on March 29 with the St. Louis Athletica. Loyden is the only Villanova University women’s soccer team member to be named First team All-American, along with being the only three-time Big East Goalkeeper of the year in history. She has set many school records for wins, shutouts, minutes played, and goals against average. She reports to St. Louis for camp on February 25, and her mother, Tracy LoydenFreese, submits these words: “I wanted to let Jillian know how truly special she is to me, and it has been an honor to be her Mother, and that she is truly a role model to all the kids she has taught. I am just amazed at the wonderful woman she has become and watching all her dreams come true is an unbelievable experience for me. Her sister, brother, and I wish her the very best as she leaves to take on a new life. We will miss her terribly. Together Time Casa Prac held a family activity for the parents and children participating in Project HELP and in its Prevention Program coordinated by Luz Petty. Everyone who attended created a Valentine Day card for a loved one, and played games. At night’s end, all gathered for snacks while family members exchanged cards. Loyden Drafted to Pro Team Jillian Loyden, a graduate of Vineland High (2003) and Villanova University (2007), has been drafted to the Women’s Professional Soccer Association. She will start the season New Doc at Eye Associates Drew Ricchiuti, OD has joined Eye Associates family. The Rowan University graduate attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry. He has worked locally providing quality primary eye care to the community. He is well trained and certified in the management and treatment of ocular disease. Eye Associates has offices located in Vineland, Mays Landing, Hammonton, Blackwood and Cherry Hill. SJSL Champs The Vineland Seals Parent Association and the YMCA of Vineland hosted the South Jersey Swim League Championships with 680 swimmers from eleven teams across South Jersey. The Seals took advantage of the home pool and recorded 137 personal best times. Individual high point winners for the Seals include included a sister combination. Caitlyn Middleton, a first-year swimmer with the Seals, won the girls 6 & under individual title and veteran Seal’s swimmer Courtney Middleton won the 13-14 girls individual title. Marc Bennett won the 7-8 boys high point award and Jeannie Weaver won the 15-18 girls high point award. The 13-14 girls won high point team honors for their age group totaling 132 points. The 13-14 girls at the meet included: Sammy Adelman, Shannon Dougherty, Jordan Hess, Irene Hsueh, Ashley Juzwiak, Zoe MacAvoy, Courtney Middleton, Caitlin Potter, Corryn Rivera, Genevieve Russo, Danielle Sileo. In the photos: Stephanie Creighton, Kylee Barton, Amber Juzwiak, Dana Fatcher, and Danielle Sileo sporting their new SJSL Championship sweatshirts. Top photo: Seals 9 & under swimmers at earlier meet, the Brandywine Winter Mini Mania Meet. Goodman in NYC Ron Goodman, 39, a former Vineland resident, has just joined Lenox Advisors, a leading wealth management firm for high-networth individuals, as a Vice President in the Firm’s NYC office. In his new role, Goodman will provide clients with risk management/ insurance, investment, retirement and estate planning strategies for their personal financial situations. With offices in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco, Lenox Advisors serves as a single-source wealth management firm for successful executives, professional athletes and celebrities. Happy 50th Birthday… to Katie Schelder, who celebrates on March 1. You have a Heart of Gold. May you continue to be a bright light to all you touch. and spread your sunshine to all who love you. You are a true blessing to all your friends and family. Love, Mommy, Margie, Marie, Jimmy, Isabel, Ellie, Isabella and of course your loving Husband Steve. KYW News Student Heart Health for Women More than 200 local women attended South Jersey Health-care’s second annual Women’s Heart Health Conference. The event’s keynote speaker was Nieca Goldberg, M.D., a cardiologist and nationally recognized pioneer in women’s heart health. Darryl Saull, a senior at VHS’s Communication, Media & Technology SLC, was chosen to participate in the KWY Newsradio 2009 Newstudies program. This program will take place over six Saturday mornings and will give Saull a first-hand look at the inner workings of KYW Newsradio and CBS3 from anchors, reporters, editors and station managers. For his final project. He will research, write and record a story about Vineland High School and/or our community, which will be broadcast on KYW Newsradio. WE WANT YOUR FACES! SEND US YOUR NEWS. 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Exp. 2/28/09 I Historical Vineland { VINCE FARINACCIO } Stroke of a Penn Southern New Jersey served as a prototype for William Penn’s “brotherly love” experiment. ost of us probably know William Penn as the man for whom Pennsylvania is named, the founder of the City of Brotherly Love and the Quaker whose miniature likeness towering over Philadelphia recently served as a good luck charm for the 2008 Phillies. But, our neighboring state shouldn’t receive all the credit when it comes to this 17th century figure, especially when we consider that a portion of southern New Jersey, including land eventually transformed into Vineland and Landis Township, was once owned by Penn. The Anglican-born Penn converted to the Quaker faith early in his life, earning him the contempt of his native England, which sought to persecute the practices of his new religion. While he was still in England, the conversion threatened Penn’s education and was the basis for several arrests and trials. The later M “holy experiment” that was Pennsylvania’s founding was an attempt to establish an area of religious freedom, but before that, New Jersey served as a prototype. When the Dutch laid claim to what was soon afterwards to be dubbed New York, the territory included what is now New Jersey. In 1664, the English King Charles II, claiming English ownership of the land based on John Cabot’s 15th century explorations, gave his brother, the Duke of York, a patent to the lands that included New York. The Duke, in turn, sold the area that is New Jersey to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. When it was time to collect rent on the land, the citizens were unwilling to comply, arguing they had bought their property from Indian tribes or that it was purchased under Dutch rule. The Duke of York did little to remedy the problem, resulting in Berkeley selling his half of the land in disgust. According to George Warne Labaw’s book, A Genealogy of the Warne Family in America, Berkeley sold his share in 1673 to the future planner of Greenwich, New Jesey, John Fenwick, who later sold it to four Quakers, one of whom was Penn. The land was divided from the northwest corner down to Little Egg Harbor with Carteret maintaining what was referred to as the eastern portion and the new proprietors the western section. After the Dutch reclaimed New Jersey from the English in a war later that year and then returned it to the British through a treaty, the Duke of York executed a grant to Carteret that increased his landholdings. This led to the Quintipartite Deed of July 1, 1676, in which a more equitable division among the five proprietors was arranged and from which New Jersey was divided into East Jersey and West Jersey (today northern and southern New Jersey respectively.) In 1677, some 200 Quakers travelled the Atlantic Ocean, arrived in West Jersey and founded the town of Burlington. According to online sources, Penn remained behind in England but engineered the intellectual, political and judicial components of the settlement by drafting a charter that granted religious freedom, elections and fair trials. Penn maintained ownership of close to 20,000 acres of what would become most of Cumberland County, well after he undertook his “holy experiment” in Pennsylvania in 1681 and East and West Jersey consolidated their governments in 1702. After his death in 1718, Penn’s heirs continued ownership of much of eastern Cumberland County, including the sections that would develop into Millville and Vineland. According to Benjamin Stevens’s article “Origin of Vineland Land Titles” in the Vineland Historical Magazine, Penn willed the land to his three sons, Richard, Thomas and John, the latter of whom died soon after. The remaining brothers eventually bequeathed their portions to Richard’s son, Richard Jr., who, in 1776, sold the southern part that included Millville and possibly a portion of Landis Township to three businessmen. The remainder of the land, including the sections that would become Vineland and most of Landis Township, was sold in 1795 and parceled out to interested parties. Between 1813 and 1816, Philadelphians David C. Wood and Edward Smith purchased the land that had once belonged to William Penn. By February 22, 1817, Wood was the sole owner of the 19,962 acres. I WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Academy of Therapeutic Massage & Healing Arts ENROLL EARLY Receive a $300 Discount Next Class Starts March 16th Call NOW For A Tour & School Booklet 1881 S . DELSE A DR . VINELAND, NJ (8 56) 692-8111 the grapevine { 5 } I Downtown Vineland { TODD NOON, EXEC. DIR., VDID/MAIN STREET } A Funny Way to Raise Funds Get out for food and laughs this Friday evening, and help downtown revitalization at the same time. O ne of the roles of the Organization Committee of VDID/Main Street Vineland is to become more financially self-sufficient and less dependent on outside sources for funds. Fundraising activities allow VDID/Main Street Vineland to better shoulder a larger share of its financial responsibility. Fundraising does not have to be just about asking for money. It can be funny. See just how funny it can be by coming out to “Chuckles and Cheese Steaks,” an evening of good laughs and good food this Friday, at Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth Street in Vineland. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. You can have some laughs with top area and local comedians while satisfying your appetite with the delicious, celebrated cheesesteaks and wings from Donkey’s Place Steak Sandwiches. There will be some great comic acts on hand. The Legendary Wid, a longtime favorite at comedy clubs, will highlight the evening. His brand of hilarity and mayhem has been seen at The Laff House in Philadelphia, Comedy Cabaret, and at Atlantic City casinos. Also on the lineup is Chip Chantry, who has appeared at comedy clubs up and down the East Coast and has been voted one of “Philly’s Phunniest” by Philadelphia Magazine. Then Vineland’s own Mike KC, who made a brief appearance in Touchstone Pictures’ Ladder 4, will entertain the home crowd. (Since the show may contain adult material, no one under the age of 21 will be admitted.) Tickets are $20 each, which includes admission and food, and are available at the VDID/Main Street office, 603 E. Landis Avenue. Great entertainment for a great cause— and what a bargain! I hope that you will all come out and enjoy yourselves. You will be helping downtown revitalization at the same time. *** The Promotions Committee is putting together an exciting lineup of events and festivals for this year and is looking for volunteers to help make these events successful. In addition to the return of Fresh & Specialty Foods Market, Vineland Family Soap Box Derby, Seafood Festival, International Food & Cultural Festival, American Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Ribs ‘n Chili Cook-Off, and the Holiday Parade, some new events are being planned, including a bridal show, tentatively scheduled for October. Volunteers are needed for a wide range of jobs—large and small. If you enjoy working with people and like the idea of helping to make a difference in changing the face of downtown Vineland, come Chip Chantry Mike KC The Legendary Wid aboard and give us a hand. Call the VDID/Main Street Vineland office or stop in for more information on how you can help out. I For more information on all VDID/Main Street Vineland events and activities, call the office at 794-8653 or visit online at www.mainstreetvineland.org. Th e V i n e l a n d H e a l t h De p a r t m e n t is p le a s e d t o r e c og n iz e t h e f o ll o w i ng V i ne l a nd e s t a b l is h me nt s f o r t h e ir 2 0 0 8 “5 S tar A ch iev em en t A ward” ! First Year Burger King, S. Delsea Dr. Dunkin Donuts, Chestnut Ave. Edible Arrangements, Landis Ave Jim Main’s Bakery, S. Delsea Dr. McDonald’s, S Delsea Dr. Rita’s Water Ice, Landis Ave. Sabater School, East Blvd. Salad Works, S. Delsea Dr. Sweet Life Bakery, Landis Ave. Second Year Giovanni’s Deli, East Ave. Joe’s Poultry, S. Delsea Dr. Petway School, Lincoln Ave. Pizza Hut, S. Main Rd. Rita’s Water Ice, S. Delsea Dr. Third Year Central Kitchen, Mill Rd. WaWa #407 S. Main Rd. Fourth Year The Budding Chef, Forest Grove Rd. Tri-County Head Start III, Elmer St. WaWa #924, S. Delsea Dr. WaWa #942, N. Delsea Dr. Fifth Year Rehab Hospital of SJ, Sherman Ave WaWa #706, S. Main Rd. Wild Wings, Wheat Rd. Sixth Year Spring Oaks, Main Rd. WaWa #926, S. Brewster Rd. WaWa #773, E. Wheat Rd. Eighth Year Lincoln Specialty Care, Lincoln Ave. Vineland High School 11/12, Chestnut Ave. Ninth Year Community Medical Day Care, Landis Ave. Eleventh Year Maplewood III, Delsea Dr. Durand School, Forest Grove Rd. Mennies School, Grant Ave. Twelfth Year Dane Barse School, Orchard Rd. Max Leuchter School, West Ave. Winslow School, Magnolia Rd. Thirteenth Year Landis Middle School, Landis Ave. Fourteenth Year D’Ippolito School, Valley Ave. Rossi School, Palermo Ave. Fifteenth Year Johnstone School, Brewster Rd. { 6 } the grapevine | FEBRUARY 25, 2009 These outstanding establishments have gone above and beyond the minimum requirements for food safety and should be applauded. For further explanation of the program, go to www.vldhealth.org or contact the Vineland Health Department at 856-794-4131. I Gleanings { DEBORAH A. EIN, MANAGING EDITOR } No Tomatoes Yes, we have no tomatoes, but we have a George Washington and a Walt Whitman. E very year, fourth graders and their parents in the school district of Hammonton look forward to the springtime staging of “the New Jersey play.” It’s a fun way of bringing to life the students’ yearlong study of the state in which we live. The fourth grade social studies book is entirely devoted to a study of New Jersey—its history, geography, legislature, everything a 9-year-old wants to know about the Garden State…and more. The destination for the school trip in May is Wheaton Village, right here in Cumberland County, where the students learn about glassmaking, an important historic industry in the state. About this time of year, however, the kids draw parts and start rehearsing for the play. There are songs, such as “Fifty Nifty,” and “Twenty-One Counties” that all the kids sing, and in addition to several narrators, each child plays a specific person or thing that somehow relates to New Jersey. One of the most popular parts—maybe for parents more so than the kids—is the Jersey tomato. Five or six kids are generally chosen to dress up in large overstuffed tomato costumes and join in a swaying rendition of “We want some Jersey tomatoes. They’re thickskinned and juicy inside. Oh, give us some Jersey tomatoes. The fruit that is New Jersey’s pride.” Last year, a friend of ours was the largest of the tomatoes. Unable to find a ready-made tomato costume anywhere (even on eBay), his mom pulled out her sewing machine and made one. After the play, she saved the red and green cos- tume in case my twin boys or anyone else she knew was assigned the tomato role this year. Good thing, I thought, since I had two chances to have a tomato residing in my house…and I might even wind up with two tomatoes. Four years ago, my daughter was Clara Barton. Did you know that Barton established a free public school in Bordentown? My daughter did a great job with her lines, even though she would have preferred to be Miss America—what girl wouldn’t?—but that part went to someone in a different class. This year, I mentioned to both my sons’ teachers that I had access to a tomato costume, should either of my boys be chosen for that coveted part. And one of my sons, in a classroom play about recycling last year, was a “big ball of trash, so he was accustomed to being stuffed into a fat costume. Well, one day last week, my son came home and told me he would be George Washington in the New Jersey play. The next day, his brother exclaimed that he was chosen to play Walt Whitman. I called my friend to tell her that she could put the tomato costume on eBay, as there Our friend, Eric, as one of last year’s tomatoes. could be other parents looking for one in the days to come. Then, I set to work on a curly white wig for my George and a long flowing beard for my Walt. Perhaps Walt will clutch Leaves of Grass as he states his lines. Anyone know where I might find double-breasted topcoats for two 9year-olds? I Save Time & Money! Vineland’s Premier Car Wash Offers To You: EXPRESS WASH Full Service and Self-Service Car Wash Free Movie Rental @ Coupon Good for One Free* Overnight Movie Rental when you rent one at regular price. No Waiting for vacuum customers. Stay in your car!! Only $6.00 to get the salt off!! 2611 S. Main Rd., Vineland (Between Grant & Sherman) Choose from THOUSANDS of popular DVD and Blu-Ray Rentals. 10% OFF Any Full-Service Wash with this ad. 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North Italy Club, Virano Ln. and East Ave. Cumberland County Chapter holds the dances, featuring live bands. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $7 members, $9 non-members. 825-6635. CAT NEEDS HOME: A seven-month-old, Tre, who was dumped as a kitten and has a malformed front leg (not sure if it was an injury or a birth defect) needs a new home. She’s been kept inside but the rescuers have two Jack Russells who have now decided she looks tasty. They also fear she will not survive outside. If you know of a good home for this fiesty, lively cat, call All Critters Sitting Service, LLC at 313-2172. BILLBOARD ADVERTISING IS AVAILABLE for businesses interested in helping support the Challenger League. The Vineland Rotary Club along with the North Vineland Little League established the league in 2008 for mentally and/or physically challenged youths, allowing them the opportunity to play baseball. The games are played at the Charles Cunningham Park located at the corner of West Avenue and Wheat Road. The 4′ x 8′ billboards, mounted on the perimeter chain link fence of the Challenger league field are available for $600 for a five-year period. For more information, contact Lou Tramontana Sr. at loutra@comcast.net or 691-2442. MENTORING IS IMPORTANT to youth development, and the Carl Arthur Collaboartive is setting its goals high to help youth. Research clearly indicates that youth who have mentors experienced fewer unexcused absences from school, were less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and also demonstrated positive attitudes. The Collaborative, which is made up of three organizations—Boys & Girls Club of Vineland, South Jersey Youth Alliance and Visions of Hope—holds an after-school program at the Carl Arthur Recreation Center and recently adopted the key elements for a positive youth mentoring program. The program will continue to incorporate such ingredients as a safe and positive place to go; a fun environment; supportive relationships; opportunities and expectations; and recognition. Mentors will interact with youth at the center on a weekly basis and, through their personal attention and guidance, open new doors of hope and opportunity for them. Pictured here are mentors from South Jersey Youth Alliance during a training session. For more information on the programs held at the Carl Arthur Recreation Center, call 896-0244. THE NORTH VINELAND LITTLE LEAGUE season is about to begin and registration is set for Wednesday: March 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Friday: March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Place to register is at North Vineland Little League Clubhouse, Cunningham Park, N. West Avenue and Wheat Road. (Big League sign ups will continue through May 30.) Registration fees are $50 for players ages 5-15, $110 for any family with three or more children and $100 for players ages 16-18 Tryout Information: —(9-12 year old): Saturday March 7 (Rain Date Sunday March 8-TBD) —(13-15 year old): Saturday March 14 (Rain Date Sunday March 15-TBD—Times to be announced at registration) Any child age 5 to 18 years old is eligible to participate. All participants must bring proof of age and those under 18 must have a parent/guardian present during registration. Players must live in North Vineland between the areas on the north side of Landis Avenue to the Malaga border and west of Main road to the Norma border. To be covered by Insurance and also be eligible for All Stars, participants must live within this boundary. For those interested in coaching, sponsoring a team and/or additional information please call the Little League Clubhouse at 794-8806 or visit www.northvinelandll.org. EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LENT Bread and Broth. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2384 E. Landis Ave. A Lenten meal at 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. service. 691-4278. EVERY THURSDAY IN LENT Community Lenten Lunches. First Presbyterian Church, 800 East Landis Ave. Lunch and brief message by a different clergy from the community each week. Noon-1 p.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Family Beach Party. YMCA of Vineland, 1159 Landis Ave. Swimming, games, prizes, snacks. Bathing suits required, kids under 8 need a parent in the water. 6-8:30 p.m. $18 for a family up to six. 691-0030. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Chuckles and Cheese Steaks. Hangar 84, Sixth and Elmer sts. Local comedians, cheesesteaks and wings. 7 p.m. No one under 21 admitted. Tickets $20. 794-8653. MARCH 2 THROUGH APRIL 25 Teen Activation. YMCA of Vineland, 1159 E. Landis Ave. Eight-week program to improve teens’ health. Ages 12 to 16. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15-7 p.m. $30. 691-0030. FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Worldwide Convenience • Personal Attention Savings Home Equity Checking VISA Credit Cards Auto Loans VISA Check Cards Personal Loans Online Banking TUESDAY, MARCH 3 Bereavement Support Group. Vineland Senior Center, 103 S. Sixth St. 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP 794-4074. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Cooking Demonstration. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St, Landisville. Wine with three courses by chefs from Scotland Run Country Club, Williamstown. 6 p.m., $47. Advance tickets required. 697-7172. Plus Much More! { 8 } the grapevine | FEBRUARY 25, 2009 “Serving Members for Over 70 Years” 37 West Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360 NEW State-of-the-art Bath, Coming Soon! Kitchen & Lighting Design Centre 856-696-0767 Also serving members at: 28A Cornwell Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 856-453-9094 Come to the place you can trust Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Supplies 601 S. 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Glen and Mayra Brown, who have participated in FBC’s February Free for three years, said the adjustment has gotten easier. “The first year the kids couldn’t understand why they couldn’t watch TV…. The second year it was a little bit of an adjustment…this year it’s been no issue whatsoever,” said Glen. He described their average TV time as 5-7 hours a week, much less than the national average. Another FBC family is TV-free year round, something that started by accident during a home renovation project, but has been deliberately maintained. “My husband hit something up in the attic. We kind of griped and complained when it first happened,” said Pam Repko. But the couple and their three sons have since decided to use their TV only for movies and video games. “When we watch, we watch together and it’s something decent to watch. The kids are more into sports and doing things outdoors.” Noah Repko, 15, said he is not deprived. “It gives you more time to do other things.” Noah plays basketball, soccer and wrestling and enjoys riding motorcycles. Local experts agreed that though TV has its benefits, too much of it can have an impact on health, reading ability, and being connected to nature. Keep the beat. Listen to your heart. You want the best possible care for your family. And when it comes to a heart attack, you want them to receive the highest quality care. At South Jersey Healthcare, you can rest assured that our highly skilled emergency team offers quality care, right here in our community. • Every doctor and nurse in SJH’s Emergency Rooms is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support. • Our emergency team receives specialized training to recognize the different heart attack symptoms of both women and men. • The SJH emergency teams follow the nationally accepted quality guidelines for heart attack treatment published by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. { 10 } the grapevine | FEBRUARY 25, 2009 You can care for the hearts of those you love by listening to your heart. Familiarize yourself with the signs of a heart attack and if you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately. Want to learn more about keeping your heart healthy? Visit www.sjhealthcare.net/keepthebeat Physician Referral Line: 1-800-770-7547 Health: Dr. Matt Fisher of Pediatric Associates spoke of several concerns within the medical community regarding excessive screen time. “I do believe the trend of childhood obesity is somehow linked to TV.” He said kids often do not choose to play outside for entertainment because it’s more easily obtained indoors. Another issue relates to a child’s imagination: “Creativity is definitely being stifled. You now no longer imagine the superhero and run around the yard, using your own mind’s eye. It’s being transplanted.” Fisher said the biggest problem with “screen time” (includes TV, movies, computers, video games) is over-indulgence. In medical literature, there is a range of 12 hours a day as a limit, he said. “That is more than enough screen time.” Fisher also said it is good that kids are comfortable around computers. “It is not a bad reward for kids. It just needs to be controlled.” Fisher said he and his wife have no electronics for their kids during the week. “It is family time or other activities, like piano and soccer. It doesn’t need to be structured activity, but using different parts of the brain.” Reading: If the TV is off, everyone in the family is likely to read more. “I think there is nothing like picking up a book. Nothing will replace it, not a TV, not a movie. You will never find anything as satisfying as a good story,” said Anita Lupcho, community relations coordinator for the Vineland Public Library. “When children read there is so much going on in terms of comprehension and vocabulary and I believe that thinking process continues when you are an adult.” Lupcho added: “It would be a terrible world if all of our opinions came from television. I’m not saying don’t get info from TV, but we’re a free-thinking society. That’s what we’ve fought for.” The library offers many children’s programs to encourage young readers, but it also has a host of TV-free programs for adults, such as Scrabble, chess, art exhibits, and other events. Nature: Too much screen time can often mean not enough time outdoors. Leslie Ficcaglia, an artist and trustee with Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and its Tributaries, is also a retired school psychologist. “We have always felt that it was important to have children involved in the real world,” she said. “Events experienced through a screen, as in computer games and television programs, are passive and don’t permit children to develop a relationship with their environment. When our kids were growing up, television was strictly limited,” said Ficcaglia, whose children had chores on the farm with the animals and in the garden. “They grew up recognizing that they were making a real contribution to our household and to the animals,” she said. These experiences helped them to develop a sense of responsibility and of pride.” The Ficcaglias’ kids also fed birds and went boating on the river. “They knew firsthand that viewing wildlife was not akin to the slick outdoor programs aired on television, which make it look as though it’s easy to see an otter feeding its young or a hawk taking prey. Our granddaughter helps us to catch, band and release shorebirds. Our youngsters’ handson adventures taught them to appreciate that special experiences often need to be earned through patience.” Time in nature encourages us “to be more active participants in the world,” said Ficcaglia. “All of these experiences require that children actually look up from the screen to see what’s out the window, and to engage with the life around them.” I National Turn-off TV Week is April 20 through 26. It is sponsored by The Center for Screentime Awareness and supported by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Education Association, and President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. See www.screentime.org for more details. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Stripers, Drum Fish, Flounder, Blue Fish, Weakfish, Sharks, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi Anger Management Sportfishing the grapevine { 11 } For Pricing & Available Dates, Call Stephen at (856) 207-8128 e-mail: angermanagementfishing@comcast.net On the web at www.angermanagementfishing.com Fully insured and licensed charters The Hometown Heroes Gala was held on Friday, February 20 at Merighi’s Savoy Inn. The event was held to celebrate the 24 Hometown Heroes honorees who were nominated by the Vineland community (as announced in the January 28 issue of The Grapevine. The Gala was attended by 250 people and raised several thousand dollars for the Dream Foundation and Vineland Rotary Charities Foundation. { 12 } the grapevine | FEBRUARY 25, 2009 The Grapevine, The Dream Foundation and The Vineland Rotary Charities Foundation thank the sponsors listed at below, and the businesses and individuals listed on the opposite page, for their generous contributions in support of our Hometown Heroes. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Event Donations Congressman Frank LoBiondo – Honoree Citations Senator Jeff Van Drew – Honoree Citations Assemblyman Nelson Albano – Honoree Citations Assemblyman Matt Milam – Honoree Citations County Clerk Gloria Noto – Honoree Citations Vineland Mayor Bob Romano – Honoree Citations Jim Main’s Bakery – Sheet Cake Crust ‘n’ Krumbs Bakery – Sheet Cake Sweet Life Bakery – cookies, brownies and assorted sweets Anton’s Florist – table centerpieces Champion Awards & Gifts – commemorative plaques Fro Me a Party – balloons Auction Item Donations ACE Plumbing – brass Delta faucet Amato’s Restaurant – gift card Andrea Trattoria – gift card Bellview Winery – corkscrew & gift card Brewster Fine Wines & Liquors – gift basket Casa Dori II – gift card Dreamz Café – gift card Eastlyn Golf Course – four passes Frinj Hair Salon – gift card J & D Furniture – table Katie Schelder, Center for Body Therapy – gift card Kawa Thai & Sushi – gift card Lorenzo’s Barber Shop – gift card & gift basket Loyle Lanes – gift card Mainiero’s Appliances – Upright Vacuum & Hand Vac Marciano’s Restaurant – gift card Maria’s Hair Salon – gift card & gift basket Martino’s Trattoria – gift card Mimi & Kelsey’s Hair Salon – gift basket Neptune Restaurant – gift card Olympia Restaurant – two gift cards Positano Restaurant – gift card Isabel Halpin-Allen – monetary donation Sherry Munyan, Art of Massage – gift certificate SJ Healthcare Fitness Connection – gift card & t-shirt SJ Landscape Supply – bistro table and chairs William’s Totally Tobacco – box of cigars the grapevine { 13 } The Grapevine’s Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. 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She then suggested we order a house specialty, the NavRatan Shahi Korma (nine veggies cooked in an The aroma of Indian spices and smoky naan bread has almond coconut sauce). I saw they had food lovers trailing back to this Voorhees hole-in-the-wall. samosas (a favorite of mine that Naan and Curry didn’t have), which are crispy savory hen Jill and I lived in San up two places… what appeared to be a yup- pastries filled with potatoes, peas, and Francisco, we became pie Indian place, and a hole-in-the-wall. spices, so I got one for each of us. I also addicted to Indian food. We opted for the hole-in-the-wall. ordered three naan, one with garlic on top. Our friend John lived With directions printed, the three of us Jill piped up, and made sure we got three around the corner from us, and he soon set off after work one night last week. cups of masala chai, the original chai latte, became hooked as well. There was a place About an hour later, we found Spice before they started showing up in every called Naan and Curry near us that we Corner at the end of a small strip mall on green apron coffee shop. probably went to an average of three times Burnt Mill Road. The first thing we With our order in, we sat at one of the a week. It was cheap, delicious and had noticed when we walked in was how small tables and chatted until the samosas hearty portions. the place was. Our surprise quickly evapo- arrived. While we waited, we noticed that John has since moved back to Vineland, rated, though, in an aromatic whiff of everyone who entered the restaurant and we’ve all been hankering for some Indian spices and smoky naan bread. appeared to be Indian (or at least southeast good Indian food. Jill and I have only had When going to an unfamiliar restaurant, Asian… they could have been Pakistani or it a few times since we left the West Coast, I usually ask about the specialty of the Bangladeshi). John pointed out that this is and each experience has been good, but house. The woman at the counter, the a good sign… any ethnic restaurant with not particularly memorable. Recently, John owner, said that everything is good, so I customers of that ethnicity is a sure bet began asking the folks at Dunkin’ Donuts told her about our past experiences with that the food is at least authentic. where to get great Indian food locally. Indian food and what we used to eat— The samosas arrived shortly, fist-sized They all said that Voorhees is the place to chana masala (chickpea curry), daal golden brown, blistered dough wrapped go, but no one could remember the name (lentils), tikka masala (chicken in a creamy around a delicious potato and pea filling. of the place. A quick google search turned tomato sauce). 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Day & Evening Hours Proud Member Of The Allied Dental Practices Of NJ Personalized Dentistry SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO OUR SENIOR CITIZENS Se Habla Español E D W A R D P O L L E R , D D S • G L E N N P R A G E R , D D S • TO D D P R A G E R , D D S • D A N I E L D I C E S A R E , D M D cool them with two dipping sauces that arrived on the plate—a creamy cilantro/mint sauce, and a sweet tamarind sauce. We devoured the three savory pastries in no time, and at only $.85 apiece, it’s quite possibly the best deal in all of southern New Jersey. The samosa plate was cleared to make room for the entrée dishes, but not without us saving the two dipping sauces to use on the other food. The three entrées arrived in plastic pint containers, which seemed unusual, but was actually quite practical because it made packing up leftovers a breeze (it also made me realize that they must do a majority of takeout business). The chicken tikka masala was phenomenal, even better than Naan and Curry. It was a comical shade of orange/pink, the texture was creamy but light, and the flavor was intense and ohso-good! The roasted chicken pieces in the sauce were tender and moist, and we really liked this dish. The veggies cooked in the almond sauce were also very flavorful and fairly light. Neither of these dishes was spicy, although we were asked when we ordered what level of spiciness we’d like. The chickpea dish was equally yummy. Each came with rice, which along with the naan, provided a good starchy base for each entrée. The naan! I almost forgot the mention how good it was. Flat pancakes of soft yeasty bread, baked at a high temperature and spiked with smoky undertones. I usually judge an Indian place by how good the naan is, and if that’s the test, then Spice Corner passed with flying colors. We were so full, almost painfully so, since it has been so long since the three of us had had a good Indian feast. We sipped our sweet, slightly spiced, milky chai tea and digested for a little while. Before we left, I spoke with the owner about opening a restaurant in downtown Vineland. I told her about our food-based revitalization efforts, and ensured her that she’s already got three loyal customers! I Visit Spice Corner at 217 S. Burnt Mill Road #B, Voorhees NJ 08043 or online at www.spicecornerfoods.com. Stephen Wilson along with his wife Jill McClennen owns The Sweet Life Bakery. You may contact him via e-mail at thesweetlifebakery@ verizon.net. It’s an intriguing steak sandwich served on an oversized poppyseed kaiser roll baked exclusively for Donkey’s Place. That’s right, a round roll. The meat is a block of thinly sliced ribeye steak grill-cooked, but never chopped, covered with American cheese and topped with tender onions cooked until they are caramelized from our secret seasoning. It’s the loads of our signature onions that gives Donkey’s Steaks its personality. The red pepper relish is a tangy addition to the flavorful taste. COUPON WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | French Fries, Fountain Soda or Coffee No Purchase Necessary 20 South 6th Street, Vineland, NJ Limit one per customer • Expires March 15, 2009 the grapevine { 17 } Phone (856) 690-1777 • Fax (856) 690-1677 E-mail: Donkeys4Vineland@verizon.net • Website: www.donkeyscheesesteak.com Donkey’s Place now booking Cash Benefit Night Fundraising for all schools. Donkey’s Place is located in Cumberland, Cape May, Camden and Burlington Counties. 20 South 6th Street, Vineland, NJ Eating Out From fine dining to lunch spots to bakeries, the area has choices to satisfy any appetite. Call for hours. Amato’s Restaurant, 782 S. Brewster Rd., Vineland, 692-5756. Veal, chicken, seafood, and pasta specialties for dinner. Open for lunch, too. Closed Sundays. Andrea Trattoria, 1833 Harding Hwy., Newfield, 697-8400. Chef/owner Andrea Covino serves up Italian specialties in an atmosphere of fine dining. Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, 609-704-9797. Food served tapas style, specialty martinis, catering, private parties. Extensive wine list. Live music every Friday 10 p.m.-1.a.m. Bagel University, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 691-0909. This breakfast and lunch spot offers a menu of sandwiches named for colleges. Bain’s Deli, 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. Come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or take out. Daily specials & coffee of the day. Bennigan’s Restaurant, 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Entrees, desserts, drink specials. Take-out, too. Happy Hour buffet Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. NFL flat-screen TVs. Big Apple, 528 N. Harding Hwy., Vineland, 697-5500. Steaks, veal and chicken dishes. Meet friends at the bar, then sit down for dinner. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Big John’s Pizza Queen, 1383 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 205-0012. Home of the “Gutbuster” 21-oz. burger, as well as pizza, salads, wings, subs, and dinners. Casa Dori II, Brewster Rd. & Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 794-1888. Authentic Italian. Open for lunch and dinner. Catering available. Continental Room at the Ramada Inn, W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 6963800. Open for lunch Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to hotel guests and the public. Crust N Krumbs Bakery, Main and Magnolia, Vineland, 690-1200. Have coffee with a friend. Pies, cakes, cookies, breads, doughnuts. Wedding cakes, too. Deeks Deli & Kustard Kitchen, 1370 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 691-5438. Call for lunch and dinner specials. Soft ice cream and cakes year-round. Mon.-Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Denny’s, 1001 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 696-1900. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Takeout, too. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Open 24 hours. Kids eat free Tues. and Sat. Dominick’s Pizza, 1768 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland, 691-5511. Family time-honored recipes, fresh ingredients. Donkey’s Place, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland, 690-1777. One-of-a-kind cheesesteaks made on large, fresh poppyseed rolls. Dreamz Cafe, 2184 Union Lake Crossing, Millville, 765-5029. Panini, sandwiches, salads, soups. Also, gelato, Italian coffee, desserts, smoothies, and frappuccino. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes will tempt you at this Italian restaurant. Five Points Inn, E. Landis Ave. & Tuckahoe Rd., Vineland, 691-6080. Italian cuisine and dinner buffets to savor. Family-owned. Fresh Restaurant, 1405 Mays Landing Rd., Millville, 327-3435. Jumbo lump crabcakes, Black Angus burgers. Wed. is pasta night. Gardella’s Ravioli Co. & Italian Deli, 527 S. Brewster Rd. and Janet St., 697-3509. The name says it all. Daily specials, catering. Open daily except Sun. Giorgio’s Restaurant 363 E. Wheat Rd., Buena, 697-2900. Serving lunch and dinner. Italian cuisine, pizza. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course, 4049 Italia Rd., Vineland, 6915558. Restaurant and lounge open to the public for lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Joe’s Poultry. 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-8860. Barbecue and Kosher chickens, homemade sides, catering. Landicini’s Family Restaurant & Pizzeria Landis and Lincoln aves., Vineland, 6913099. Italian cuisine, gourmet pizza, gourmet salads. Open for lunch and dinner. Larry’s II Restaurant, 907 N. Main Rd., Vineland, 692-9001. Bring the family for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Sunday breakfast buffet and early-bird dinners. La Locanda Pizzeria and Ristorante, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 794-3332. Pasta, veal, chicken dishes. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Lucia’s Ristorante, 785 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland, 692-0300. Italian fine dining and regional cooking. Marciano’s Restaurant, 947 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 563-0030. ItalianAmerican cuisine, seafood and veal. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast buffet. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, E. Landis Ave. & Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. A banquet facility as well as intimate restaurant. Friday Night Flashback w/Nicky G. Fridays 9 p.m.–midnight. Milmay Tavern, Tuckahoe and Bear’s Head rds., Milmay, 476-3611. Gourmet lunches and dinners in a casual setting. Neptune Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 1554 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, 6922800. American cuisine, array of cocktails. Olympia Restaurant, 739 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 691-6095. Authentic Greek cuisine—lamb dishes and salads. Paperwaiter Restaurant & Pub, 1111 Village Dr., Millville, 825-4000. A special place for all your special occasions. Pegasus, Rts. 40 and 47, Vineland, 6940500. Breakfast, lunch, dinner specials; convenient drive-thru, mini-meal specials. Positano Ristorante, 419 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 696-0477. Veal, chicken, and seafood specials, BYOB. & Friday, February 27 at HEADLINER: Mayhem will ensue when the stage is taken over by THE LEGENDARYWID!!!! Hangar 84 (6th and Elmer Streets) Food begins at 7pm, Comedy Show at 8pm Fundraiser to Benefit Downtown Revitalization! Area and local comedians will have you in stitches as you enjoy the greatest Cheese Steaks, Wings and more { 18 } the grapevine | FEBRUARY 25, 2009 courtesy of The South Jersey Joker, he has appeared in the movie Ladder 49 (for 4.9 seconds) and Comcast on Demand, Vineland’s own MIKE KC!!!! Donkey’s Place Steak Sandwiches Tickets are only $20 and include all food and admission to the comedy show. (Must be 21 or older to enter) One of Philly’s phunniest and a regular at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia; the hilarious CHIP CHANTRY!!!!! For More Info Call Main Street Vineland 856-794-8653 This event is sponsored in part by VDID/Vineland Main Street. This ad has been paid for with funds approved for such use by the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority. Richland House, 1303 Harding Hwy., Richland, 697-5700. Eclectic dinners and casual lunch fare. Closed Mondays. Saigon, 2180 N. Second St., Millville, 3278878. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine—noodle soups, curry, hotpot, Buddhist vegetarian. Steakhouse at Centerton Country Club, 1136 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 358-3325. Open for lunch and dinner. Steaks and reserve wines, upscale casual atmosphere. Sweet Life Bakery, 601 East Landis Avenue, Vineland, 692-5353. Neighborhood bakery. Homemade pastries, cakes, coffee. Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar, 470 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-4454. Ribs, chicken, fish, pasta, steaks, and sandwiches. Always clams, eat at the bar or take out. Venuto’s Old World Pizza, 2166 N. Second St., Millville, 327-4002. Pizzas, gourmet salads, appetizers. Villa Filomena, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena Vista, 697-7107. Dinner combos, grilled meats, fish. Lunch and dinner daily. Wheat Road Cold Cuts, 302 Wheat Rd., Vineland, 697-0320. Deli and catering. Wild Wings, 1843 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-8899. Dinners, grilled sandwiches, wings in eight flavors. Willmott’s Pizza. 12 S. Seventh St., Vineland, 696-1525. Hand-tossed pizzas, stromboli, breakfast pizza. Take-out or eat in. Winfield’s. 106 N. High St., Millville, 3270909. Continental cuisine and spirits served in a casually upscale setting. I Recipe Corner { LISA ANN DiNUNZIO } Recipe Swap Michelle Tomasso stirs up some warmth when making this chowder with her children. reetings! Chowders, stews and soups are usually pretty easy to make, and most recipes don’t require fancy ingredients. They are perfect meals that warm you up after a long day at work or play in the cold outdoors. Why turn to the stuff in metal cans when making a hearty chowder, soup or stew is healthier for you, and usually it is a quick “one pot meal.” Give this week’s recipe a try, and chase away the wintertime chill, at least for a little while! The following recipe and story is shared by, Michelle Tomasso. Michelle writes: “I enjoy cooking and baking, and my daughter Abigail loves to help me in the kitchen, and my son Christopher watches excitedly from his high chair, waiting for a taste. This chowder recipe is my own creation and family and G friends have told me they enjoy it, so I thought I would share it with you. Hope you’ll give it a try.” Creamy Potato Corn Chowder 5 russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 sm. yellow onion, peeled and diced 2 celery stalks, diced 4-5 bacon strips, fully cooked, crispy and crumbled 1/2 cup butter 1/2 gal. milk (or until covers top of ingredients) 1 can yellow corn 1-2 tbs. cilantro flakes 1 tsp. dried marjoram A pinch or two of hot pepper flakes A few dashes of black pepper Kosher Salt 2-3 tbsp. cornstarch In a large pot add all ingredients except salt, corn and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat uncovered. Bring to a rapid boil until milk reduces and potatoes start breaking apart. Lower heat and add corn, then salt to taste. Next, add cornstarch, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency. Top with cheddar cheese if desired before serving. As always, from my kitchen to yours, Bon Appetit! I Lisa Ann is the author of Seasoned With Love, Treasured Recipes and Lisa Ann’s Seasoned With Love II. Send recipes for publication to lapd1991@aol.com or by mail to The Grapevine, 3660 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361. Vineland’s Serving Breakfast & Lunch Daily Dinner Wednesday-Saturday 3 Featuring Steaks, Seafood & Pasta 3 2 DON’T FORGET OUR SPECIAL 2 7 Wednesday Night 7 Pasta Night • Fight the recession and your • 3 financial depression with our 3 new Fresh For Less Menu!! 4 Dinner entrees from $8.95 to $13.95 4 Overstuffed Sandwiches • Black Angus Burgers 3 Chef Fred’s Jumbo Lump Crabcakes 3 FREDRIC BELFUS 5 5 Executive Chef/Owner neighborhood bakery, where everything is made from scratch and quality counts. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | a 6th street between Landis and Elmer in Downtown Vineland 856-692-5353 www.thesweetlifebakery.com The Sweet Life Bakery was recently named ‘Best Muffins in South Jersey? by SJ Magazine Readers Poll the grapevine { 19 } 1405 Mays Landing Rd., Millville, NJ 08332 Between Custard Corral & Old Vineland Tavern I Entertainment SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Eboni Strings. Guaracini Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Sherman Ave. and College Dr., Vineland. 3 p.m. Tickets $10 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens as well as those under 18. Call the Box Office at 692-8499. Performing as part of this Philadelphia-based quartet of classically trained musicians founded in 1981 will be violinists Kathleen M. Thomas and Tanya Murphy, violist Elizabeth Thomas, and cellist Daniel de Jesús. The professional string players comprising Eboni Strings developed their craft at an early age by studying with prestigious members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Budapest String Quartet, and various jazz artists. The ensemble has developed a repertoire that is a diverse blend of classical, spiritual, gospel, ragtime, jazz, and contemporary compositions. They are former members of the African American Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late James Frazier. In addition to performing on Patti LaBelle’s CD Don’t Block the Blessings in which Kathleen Thomas was a string arranger, Eboni Strings has performed with such artists as Miles Jaye, Jerry Butler, and to the Phyllis Hyman and Linda Creed Memorial Concerts. CLASSICAL STRINGS, JAZZ AND ACOUSTIC, COMEDY, BLACK HISTORY ART, AND COUNTY’S VERSION OF IDOL. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Band Of Worship. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 5631400. 6 p.m. $5. THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 The Journey of Emani Wilson. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave. Art exhibit celebrates Black History Month. Regular library hours. 794-4244. MARCH 9 THROUGH APRIL 16 Cumberland County’s Got Talent Auditions. Loyle Lanes, 3565 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland. For audition application, go to www.vinelandrotary.com. Vineland Rotary Club is in search of the hottest variety and novelty acts throughout Cumberland County and the surrounding area. Talents of all kinds are invited to try out. Individuals and groups are welcome, including singers, dancers, bizarre novelty acts, magicians, andcomedians of all ages. There are two levels of competition—15 and under, and 16 and over. The 1st place winner receives $300; $100 for 2nd place, and additional prizes will be given to 3rd and 4th place winners. Applications will be accepted until April 7. The 2nd Annual Cumberland County’s Got Talent! show will be held at Centerton Country Club on Saturday, May 2. Tickets are $45 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Vineland Rotary Charities. In photo: Last year’s fifth place winner Holly Hunsberger. SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Living Proof in Concert. Christ Community Church, 201 Salem Ave., Newfield. Singing ministry team. 6 p.m. 697-2005. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Jeannette Walls. Guaracini Arts Center of Cumberland County College, Sherman Ave. and College Dr., Vineland. The author of The Glass Castle, 7 p.m. FEBRUARY 25, 26, 27, AND 28 Nightlife at Bennigan’s. 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Wed.: ’70s and ’80s Throwback Night (frozen drink specials) 8 p.m.-midnight, Thurs.: Karaoke with DJ Bob Morgan, 9 p.m.1 a.m. Fri.: Blue Moon Dance Party, $3 Blue Moon drafts, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat.: Latin Dance Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Tues. (2/24): Country Western Dance Party (beer and shot specials), 8 p.m.-midnight. FEBRUARY 27 AND 28 Nightlife at Villa Filomena. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian MARCH 5, 6, AND 7 Oliver. Veterans Memorial School, Main Rd. and Chestnut Ave., Vineland. The intermediate schools of Vineland present their fifth annual production. 7 p.m. $10, senior citizens and students $8. 794-6918. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Savoy Unplugged: Andy DiMacale. Merighi’s Savoy Inn Bistro, Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Mae. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$15 (frontgatetickets.com). FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Chuckles and Cheese Steaks. Hangar 84, 20 S. 6th St., Vineland. Cheesesteaks from Donkey’s Place 7 p.m., comedy show with The Legendary Wid, Chip Chantry, and Mike KC. No one under age 21 admitted. Tickets $20 (includes food). 794-8653. FRIDAY, MARCH 6 Dark Hollow. S.R. Rileys, 101 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, 459-1109. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Open Mic. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 7 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 8 Madeline and the Bad Hat. Guaracini Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Sherman Ave. and College Dr., Vineland. Appropriate for grades preK-2, all seats are $5. Call 692-TIXX (8499) to reserve your seats. 3 p.m. MARCH 12, 13, AND 14 Once Upon a Mattress. VHS South Auditorium, E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. The Vineland High School Cap ’n’ Dagger Club performs. 7:30 p.m. $15 for reserved seats, $10 general seating. 692-9231. FEBRUARY 26, 27, AND 28 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 2931200. Thurs.: Open mic, 9 p.m. Fri.: Ravioli Shanker, 9 p.m., Capt. Janks from the Howard Stern Sirius Radio Show, 9-11 p.m. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Bread and Butta. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 7 p.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Friday Night Flashback. Merighi’s { 20 } the grapevine | FEBRUARY 25, 2009 AT THE CASINOS Tickets: 1-800-736-1420; www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted. $55-$75. HEADLINERS, COMEDY ACTS, AND REVUES engagements) 1-800-298-4200. Savoy Inn Bistro, Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. DJ Nicky G from 95.1 WAYV, music from ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and today. 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. Village People. Hilton. 8 p.m. $25. HD Rock Live Series with 3 Doors Down. Showboat House of Blues. 7 p.m. Comedy Stop at the Trop. Three comedians nightly. Sun.-Thurs., 9 p.m., $23; Fri., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $23; Sat., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $28. Order tickets by phone at the Comedy Stop Box Office: 1-877-FUNNY-AC or 609-348-0920. Visit www.comedystop.com. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Tom Moran/TBA. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Acoustic, 5 p.m./7 p.m. HEADLINERS Jesse McCartney. Tropicana. 9 p.m., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Frank Caliendo. Borgata Music Box, 7 p.m. $45, $40. 1-800-298-4200. $25, $35 and $50. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 JerseyShows.com Battle Of The Bands. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 6 p.m. $TBA. Joy Behar. Harrah’s. 9 p.m. $55, $45, $35. COMEDY & MORE Comedy Club at Borgata. Borgata Music Box: three comedians daily, 9 p.m. (except during headliner Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles. Tropicana. Liverpool Club Theater in North Tower. Wed.–Sun., 8:30 p.m., $25. I IN OUR SCHOOLS Vineland Public Schools Principals’ List Milburn, David Miletta, Chelsea Murphy, Mya Oglesby, Fredi Paredes, John Rodriguez, Angel Torres, Felix Torres. GRADE 5 Nicholas Betancourt, Angelica FilippiField, Sarah Filippi-Field, Terrence GreenMiranda, Chad Menz, Patrick Montalvo, Mitchell Nieves, Karrina Quiles, Jeremy Wozunk. JOHN H. WINSLOW ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Koyekinami Abali, Sarah Crowell, Madison Gabrielle, Elika Imanaga, Antony Jordan, Christin McKeon, Carolyn Melchiore, Charles Myers, Savan Patel, Izaiah Plaza, Kassandra Ramos, Rachel Slusarczyk, and Natalia Smith, Douglas Stasuk. GRADE 4 Brianna Acosta, Asia Grant, Amanda Hullihen, Dezhon McCrae, Kynaat Moosvi, De-Jour Murphy, Elizabeth Nealis, Mia Powell, Angel Rivera, Belveline Rodriguez, Haley Rossi, Ryan Schischkin, Marielis Soto, Alexa Strittmatter, Isabel Vega. GRADE 5 Eryca Bennett, Juliette Ciro, Victoria Darr, Danine Gonzalez, Tiffani Hernandez, Edwin Maestre Jr, Justin Malme, Thomas Mariano, Alan Patel, Bela Patel, Ma’isha Powell, William Reichard, Kathryn Slusarczyk. Vineland Public Schools has released Principals’ List honors for the second marking period. To achieve this distinction, high school students must have a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.75 or above. In elementary and middle schools, students must have all As. Student grades in high school are “weighted,” while those in elementary and middle schools are not. Thus, the GPA for achieving Principal’s List in elementary and middle schools is 4.00; in high school it’s 3.75. DANE BARSE ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Dajanae Farmer, Calah Gonzalez, Alexandria Rodriguez, Wanisha Spence. GRADE 4 Eliel Acevedo, Daulton Clark, Kayleigh Cooke, Daniel Cruz, Ryan Knipe, Austin Metcalf, Vincenzo Pontari, Lexi Rodriguez. GRADE 5 Avisail Bermudez, Tiffany Cross, Ibette Cruz-Lopez, Ean Cucciniello, Erik Leon, Nyasia Mcfarland, Wyatt Noble, Givannia Rivera, John Saint-Jean, Samantha Santos, Chelsea Vasquez. DR. WILLIAM MENNIES ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Isaac Acosta, Nicolas Boneta, Savannah Brown, Emilie Carini, Keelynn Evans, Trista Lamkin, Samantha Likanchuk, Jasmine Mack, Allison Turner, Maria Vargas-Betancur. GRADE 4 Elias Agostini, Nicholas Arnes, Maylonie Barcene, Sydnie Bennett, Samuel Brown, Samaija File, Cassidy Grablow, Yevgeniy Groshev, Christian Harker-Laboy, Erynn Heggan, Michael Irvine, Destiny Jones, Rachel Jones, Hannah Joyce, Elizabeth Kerusenko, Michal Miller, Stefani Pagnini, Stephanie Palma, Dakota Pladeck, Ashley Priore, Megha Velugula, Lea Westergaard, Danina White. GRADE 5 Kourtney Arena, Taryn Bles, Julia Cruz, Bryan Emonds, Karla Merino, Anisha Patel, Olga Perez, James Polishchuk, Zachary Ross, Lisandra Ruiz, Sera Snyder, Crystal Sotiropoulos. GLORIA M. SABATER ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Jacob Alicea, Joseph Hall-Conley, Kyle Leon, Gabriel Menz, Rafael Morales, Tiana Nieves, Catherine Scanlon, Melody Wozunk. GRADE 4 Tanya Arocho, Hailey Bruno, Angela Caban, Josephe De Jesus, Erika Forrest, Robert Forrest, Amanda Kobriger, Yasmine Leon, Josue Lopez, Jazmin NOTRE DAME REGIONAL Principal’s List EIGHTH GRADE: Gabriel Angelo, Jessica Bellone, Victoria, Cannizzaro, Kylie Finley, Michael Formisano. SEVENTH GRADE: Dominic Bononcini, Nina Cirucci, Dana Fatcher, Zachary. Fountas, Jeffrey Hupf, McClellan Knapp.. SIXTH GRADE: Anna Marie Angelo, Matthew, Cairoli, Dominic Formisano, Shelby McCarty. FIFTH GRADE: Jessica Baals, Alyssa Bononcini. FIRST HONORS EIGHTH GRADE: Trevor Blauth, Jordan Castellari, Justin DeRossi, Nicholas Pfeifer. SEVENTH GRADE: Kerry Hempel. SIXTH GRADE: Evan Rodgers. FIFTH GRADE: Luke Falciani. SECOND HONORS EIGHTH GRADE: Jarred Alwan, Alston Cox, Zachary Horan, Adam Jadick, Dylan Pierson, Caroline Santiago. SEVENTH GRADE: Kristen Carrow, Rosalie LaGrotta. Kenneth Stanfield. SIXTH GRADE: Charles Bramble, Casey Panella. FIFTH GRADE: McKenzie Buck, Sarabeth Sabella. Continued on next page Recycling Drop off Locations CARDBOARD DROP OFF CENTERS Road Dept. 1086 E. Walnut Rd. blue containers by front gate… Accessible 24 hours! ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTION CENTERS Road Dept. 1086 E. Walnut Rd -8am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday Material Handling Facility 1271 S. Mill Road 8am-3:30pm daily and 9am-1pm Saturdays (except holidays) The following items are collected. Limit six units per resident: Computers Monitors Printers Keyboards Terminals Computer wire Mouse controls Laptop computers Telephones Stereos Cell phones TVs Batteries Fluorescent Bulbs & Compact Fluorescent Lights NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES AND JUNK MAIL DROP OFF CENTERS Road Dept. 1086 E. Walnut Rd 8am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday Vineland High School behind the 11/12 building Accessible 24 hours! Material Handling Facility 1271 S. Mill Road 8am-3:30pm daily and 9am-1pm Saturdays (except holidays) Company #6 – Fire Dept. 4th & Wood Streets (in parking lot) Company #4 1500 E. Oak Road (near Oak & Main) WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | BATTERY DROP OFF LOCATIONS Road Dept. Electronics Recycling Collection Center 1086 E. Walnut Road – 8am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday Company #6 Fire Dept. 4th & Wood Streets (Wood St. side) Accessible 24 hours City Hall Ground Floor – Lobby – Monday thru Friday 8-5pm (Near public phones) RECYCLE USED MOTOR OIL AND ANTIFREEZE YEAR ROUND! Road Dept. 1086 E. Walnut Road – 8am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday. • The collection center accepts contaminant-free used motor oil, hydraulic oils, diesel fuel, kerosene or heating oil and antifreeze. Limit 5 gallons of each material. DO NOT MIX WITH GASOLINE OR CHLORINATED SOLVENTS. the grapevine { 21 } I IN OUR SCHOOLS Vineland Public Schools Principals’ List Brittany Hawk, Kelly Hullihen, Abigail Jimenez, Christopher Louis, Shelby Money, Shjon Powelczyk, Andrew Redman. GRADE 7 Jacqueline Askins, Gabriela Candelario, Taylor Devonshire, Kathryn Faul, Bailey Giblin, Brandon Jones, Julie Kim, Melissa Laurencio, Jennifer Mondragon, Tierra Reaves, Frankie Ruiz, and Eric Stratoti. GRADE 8 Kanitra Goldsborough, Alexa Iori-Hetzer, Tyler Martine. VETERANS MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE 6 Adrianna Alfe, Megan Beres, Evan Bombeke, Spencer Brown, Nichara Condo, Nestor Cruz, Carolyn Cruz-Lovera, Morgan Dewinne, Samuel Echevarria, Nina English, Rafael Feliciano, Carissa Forrest, Amanda Garton, Kerry Gomez, Sierra Harrell, Joseph Marrongelli, Dasia Murphy, Brianna Peyton, Ricardo Ramos, Emily Scanlon, Emily Watts. GRADE 7 Mark Beneat, Liliya Bondarenko, Melissa D’Ottavio, Florimar Diaz-Jimenez, Jasmine Gonzalez, Michael Hanna, Reno Levari, Ava Ortiz, Leishla Perez, Briana Peters, Veronica Quinones, Alexandria Quinto, Naomi Rivera, Jonathan Roig, Emily Shellhamer. GRADE 8 Leilani Bishop, Dominique Buffin, Elizabeth Ann Campbell, Joseph Farnoly, Andrea Ferrari, Saige Gomez, Rafal Klepacki, Nadiya Kucher, Ajay Puri, Steffen Rodriguez, Margaret Simek, and Nadya Sotnychuk. VETERANS MIDDLE SCHOOL-GRADE 12 Daniel Rhodes VINELAND HIGH SCHOOL-GRADE 9 Joshua Almodovar, Anthony Beltran, Kyle Bennett, Allison Beres, Nikolai Berezin, Jessica Bertonazzi, Morgan Bishop, Kristin Blank, Jacob Brooks, Nicole Bryant, Danielle Bushek, Toni Campanella, Kenneth Carpenter, Carmen Chen, Jin Ya Chen, Luis Cintron, Annalisa Ciro, Celia Class, Enrique Cortes, Juliana Crescenzo, David Cruz, Jose Cumba, Joseph Dafcik, Dayana Delvalle, Stephanie Druziako, Claire Dubois, Ivonna Dumanyan, Justin Feliciano, Sarah Ferrigno, Jessica Flitcraft, Maria Flores, Maria Francisci, Melissa Garcia, Amanda Garrison, Josue Gomez, Chelsea Gonzalez, Crysta Gonzalez, Nyeisha Harper, John Harris, William Harris, Kirk Herman, Patricia Hernandez, Ting Holmes, Sarah Jannarone, Ana Jimenez, Maria Jimenez, Ramanpreet Kaur, Kendra Lewis, Cindy Lopez, Jessica Lucena, Sarah Maldonado, Bradley Marcus, Sydney Marcus, Nicholas Mason, Alyssa Maurice, Matthew McGill, Megan Medina, Kendall Mehaffey, Daniel Mendez, Victoria Mercado, Stephanie Metcalf, Emily Montagna, McKenzie Montana, Linda Morales, Kayshen Morel, Roland Morgan, Tonia Okuboyejo, Sajana Patel, Blake Pescatore, Ariel Polanco, Pavel Predit, Allen Quinones, Rebecca Redman, Robert Risley, Abe Rivas, Aiden Rodriguez, Kadijah Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez, Priscilla Rodriguez, Leticia Santiago-Boston, Shawn Shaikh, Jaskaran Singh, Kenneth Smaniotto, Jasmine Strickland, Victoria Tretheway, Brandon Velez, Ameshia White, Matthew Wolfe. VINELAND HIGH SCHOOL-GRADE 10 Hanna Anderson, Savannah Austin, Fatimah Bangura, Alison Barton, Savanna Bassett, Matthew Bowen, Kirsten Bush, Socrates Caba, Chelsea Campanella, Cassandra Clifford, Angela Coccagna, Shavonne Davis, Naya Dickerson, Emily Dooley, Joshua Edgar, Chelsea Ellingsworth, Richard Fernandez, Elias Flores, Erica Garcia, Drew Garrett, Lindsay Gotthold, Athena Isihos, Sherman Jones, Gurneet Kaur, Samantha Lee, McKenzie Lillia, Courtney Magee, Felicia Mainiero, Randolph Mayo, Sanjay Menghani, Ixel Moran, Jenny Morcelo, Anastasiya Novatorskaya, Leanna Petrillo, Isai Pitre, Quiana Pugh, Amanda Reuben, Amanda Rivera, Kassandra Rodriguez, Robert Romano, Bethany Ruccolo, Zachary Saoner, Amanda Scharuda, Cori Rose Schroer, Diane Severino, Gina Trivellini, Joseph Trovarelli, Elvira Usmanova, Victoria Vita, Latasha Walker, Amanda Yacovelli, Alexandra Yeager, Jasmine Young. VINELAND HIGH SCHOOL-GRADE 11 Luis Alvarez, Angel Andino, Ashley Andrews, Yekaterina Beletskaya, Angel Beltran, Samuel Benfer, Jesse Berger, Jessica Bertoldi, Abigail Bertonazzi, Scott Bishop, James Blessing, Corinne Boesz, Sacha Borrero, Daniel Bradbury, Rosica Brown, Brian Browne, Kelsey Burns, Angelica Caraballo, Kerry Cerana, Craig Chammings, Diane Class, Noah Cook, Kasey Cornish, Alexandria Coulter, Edward Curtis, Anthony Deon, Liane Drastal, Vadim Drozd, Jonathon Dzindzio, Amanda Escobar, Ariana Escobar, Alyssa Esquilin, Matthew Garvey, Thomas Glatfelter, Shanice Glover, Kathleen Gluszak, Charles Graff, Arus Harutyunyan, Alexis Hernandez, Monique Hibbert, Brittany Hostler, Jose Jimenez, Bethany Johnson, Pahola Juan, Amanda Laboy, Alexandra Leonelli, Katie Leonelli, Kenneth Lopez, Gabrielle Lovisone, Chelsea Marcacci, Devon Marek, Maria Martinez, Tabatha Martinez, Samantha Mason, Tania Matos, Yessenia Matus, Melanie McCormick, Rosa Melillo, Lindsey Monahan, Caroline Montagna, Jessica Moratelli, Jailene Morcelo, Barbara Moroz, Anthony Morrow, Sara Munsick, Angela Muzzarelli, Brandon Olaya, Jesus Onofre, Amber Opromollo, Amanda Parks, Atisha JOHNSTONE ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Angelica Beneat, Kyra Cichy, Jared Dewinne, Karilys Gutierrez, Kayla Johnson, Nicole Martinez, Aubrey Messore, Luis Ortiz, Ariel Reina, Noah Sansalone. GRADE 4 Thomas Burgess, Christina Carlo, Frank Digiorgio, Tara Marrongelli, Noah Merced, Natalia Stochmal, Frances Vera. GRADE 5 McKenzie Bond, Samuel Burkett, Sean Freeman, Jacee Jacobs-Lundy, Olivia Messore, Melanie Milam, Max Nezdyur, Joelle Nunziato, Gina Smaniotto, Lauren Viscusi. MARIE D. DURAND ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Marc Bennett, Demaress Boyer, Narcisse Cortes-Lopez, Casey Medina, Gisellyn Miranda, Jasmine Rodriguez, Darlene Sanchez. GRADE 4 Cameron Davis, Jairo Flores, Theodoros Georgis, Vanessa Grullon, Tyheim Hooks, Harvey James, Veronica Ochoa, Izanae Somerville. GRADE 5 Niyah Cosme, Chelsea Devera, Ciana Dickinson, Bailey Digh, Robert Greene, Jaclyn Kell, Stephanie Noguez-Perez, Kayla Speyerer. PAULINE J. PETWAY ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Natalie Bombeke, Zachary Costanzo, Meghan Finley, Rosa Lasalandra, Gavin Loper, Jacob Lopez, Oscar Martinez, Emily Morton, Taylor Parrish, Kelvin Ramirez, Estefania Segura, Kinnis Somerville, Tiara Tyler, Tatyanna Vega. GRADE 4 Efrain Arce, Arianna Baptiste, Graceline Galan, Jacqueline Gomez, Garen Green, Isabel Lubin, Kiara Maisonave, Billie Mattioli, Jason Ochs, Mariya Ostapenko, Kaylee Ruiz, Victoria Snow, Victoria Udoetuk. GRADE 5 Ryan Banks, Kelsey Dematte, Brennan Finley, Zarina Fresolone, Versase Gomez, Gregory Hughes, Emmalynn King, Eugene Mainiero, Grace Martino, Devon Mattie III, Brittney Soler, Keith Tyler, Queena Wang. SOLVE E. D’IPPOLITO ELEMENTARY GRADE 3 Mia Arbona, Angelina Bartolozzi, Antonio Borrero, Tayvon Brown-Rhett, Hailey Carll, Korie Hague, Morina Harris-Bell, Aidan Rivera, Rayannia Robinson, Amaris Sotomayor, Thomas Stratoti, Jillian Tobolski, Delyaris Torres, Cristina Velazquez. GRADE 4 George Alvarado, Jonathan Beneat, Grace Brown, Antonio Cordova, Jashley Cruz, Kira Dastolfo, Robert Dickenson, Fanaisa Diggs, Kayla Durling, Nicholas Grotti, Alexander Hernandez, George Jimenez, Anthony Jones, Jesenia Maldonado, Javier Mercado, Harry Padilla, Priscilla Pagan-Diaz, Samantha Pratts, Devon Pritchett, Andrew Rosa, Cheyenne Sadowski, Shelby Sheridan, Ian Simek, Artem Sych. GRADE 5 Rahimenur Akisler, Elisa Hernandez, Moises Hernandez, Kobe Hicks, Jeremy Lopez, Christopher McConnell, Fidel Oglesby, Deanasha Rozier, Adam Rullan, Taija Smallwood, Emma Stratoti, Dan Tollinchi, Kassandra Treston. LANDIS MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE 6 Cameron Daniels, Rachel Garcia, Valkyrie Leach, William Lunsford, Angelica Rodriguez, Adrienne Ruberti, Steven Tobolski, DaneaGaye Wint. GRADE 7 Kayel Cruzado, Christian Gonzalez, Sabrina Gonzalez, Nicholas Mayo, Michael McGill, Stephen McKeon, Brenna Mohan, Rosalyn Rivera, Ary Salazar, and Edward Thomas. 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