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INSIDE HOME & GARDEN • EASTER DINNER IDEAS • MR. GREENGENES AT SAVOY VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 9 | APRIL 8, 2009 CONNECTING YOU { VINCE FARINACCIO } T O V I N E L A N D . W E E K L Y. Visit us online www.grapevinenewspaper.com Rundgren Takes to Hangar 84 Arena Fans attending his April 18th show here will be treated to a performance of his Arena album, plus old favorites. n April 18, when Todd Rundgren’s current tour arrives at Vineland’s Hangar 84, it will be a welcomed return to the State of New Jersey. “It’s the old stomping ground,” Rundgren said last week from his hotel room in Birmingham, Alabama. “We always have great shows in Jersey.” For the multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and record producer who grew up just across the Walt Whitman Bridge in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, New Jersey was also home for a short period in the mid-1960s. “I was actually living with a drummer in his parent’s house in New Jersey at the time,” he said. “It was somewhere around, I think, Cherry Hill.” The two musicians would eventually join the Continued on page 21 O Good Egg(s) Connor Morgado, 12-year-old sixth grader at Veteran’s Memorial Middle School, will be at the SPCA on Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11 from noon till 2 p.m. selling his finely crafted spring eggs. 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We offer: • A specialized, secured community with outside garden areas • Therapeutic, innovative interventions and programs designed to enhance the resident’s strengths and abilities • Our In Touch specialized staff training program developed by a nationally known dementia expert • Respite/short term stays are offered WITH { 2 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 JUNIPER VILLAGE ALSO OFFERS A SEPARATE ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY ON THE SAME CAMPUS 1640 South Black Horse Pike Williamstown, NJ 08094 www.junipercommunities.com 856.740.4444 { CONTENTS } 1 Rundgren at Hangar 84 The rocker brings his Arena tour to Vineland. V I N C E FA R I N AC C I O I Editor’s Letter 4 and 29 In Our Schools 6 Postal Service Woes An update from Vineland’s Postmaster. D O N A L D G . H E R ZO G , J R. Easter Coloring Contest Winners We knew that an Easter coloring contest would be popular. But we had no idea it would be this popular. By the time our entry deadline rolled around on Thursday, our contest sponsors (Landicini’s Family Restaurant and Sweetpea’s Children’s Shoppe) had received a combined total of well over 200 entries. Wow. Special thanks to the teachers at Marie Durand and Notre Dame Regional schools for having their students participate in the contest as a classroom activity. We were dazzled by the creativity, neatness and use of color by the children who entered and we wish we could give away prizes to all who entered. But as the contest rules stated, there could be only one winning entry chosen in each age category. Without further ado, the winning entries were submitted by: Kayla Gannotta, age 4 1/2; Savannah Brown, age 8; and Taylor Iacovelli, age 9. The winners each receive a free large pizza from Landicini’s and a gift certificate from Sweetpea’s. It’s unfortunate that this is a black & white page, because the image scans of our winning entries, shown below, don’t reveal how colorful and well presented the coloring pages are. Nor do these scans show off the “special effects” used by Kayla (cotton glued to the ears of the bunny) and Taylor (glitter was very artfully used). Once again, thanks to all who participated and Happy Easter! Residential & Commercial Service & Installation Heating & Cooling Equipment Hot Water Heaters Water/Sewer Underground Piping Sewer Drain Cleaning 7 8 Living in 2009 It’s much different than even a decade ago. DEBORAH A. EIN Push for a Community College Keeping students in state was an objective. V I N C E FA R I N AC C I O 10 12 14 Business Bright Spots The Report Card Serving Vineland for over 100 years! The MainStreet Program gets a thumbs-up. TO D D N O O N The School Budget A presentation of the 2009-10 School budget. LEE BURKE HG1-5 HOME & GARDEN 20 Entertainment 24 DINING: A Dandy Evening It was had at Bellview Winery’s cooking demo. ST E P H E N W I L S O N 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher 28 Recipe Corner Recipes to grace your Easter table. L I SA D I N U N Z I O 30 Community Calendar 33 Faces in the News 34 Crossword 35 REAL ESTATE { 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 MARIE HALPIN-GALLO Advertising Executive TRACY BUSCHAM Graphic Designer MARIE TEDESCO Editorial Intern Winning entries submitted by Savannah Brown (right), Kayla Gannotta (below right) and Taylor Iacovelli (below). 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 } FREE I Excellence since 1903 In Our Schools HARDSCAPING SEMINAR April 18, 2009 9am-11:30am RAIN OR SHINE Learn how to create and build your own elegant patio, walks, walls and more. Pi Day Inspires Irrationally Fun Activities Students from Veterans Memorial School celebrated the mathematics “holiday” of “Pi Day” in a big way, forming a huge circle in the back parking lot of the building that was photographed from a Vineland Fire Department truck ladder. The demonstration was one of a number of activities planned by the school’s math department in celebration of Pi Day. The festivities were organized by Frank Gallo, an eighth grade math department teacher, assisted by Bryan Davis, who teaches social studies to grades six and seven. Pi is the Greek symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi = 3.1415926535. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th (3/14). According to Gallo and Davis, the students have been enthusiastic on the subject. Sixth grader Carolyn Cruz-Lovera, has memorized the value of pi up to 188 places—and is still calculating. (Pi is an irrational number, meaning it will continue infinitely.) Bryan Davis, left, with Carolyn CruzLovera and Frank Gallo. Top photo courtesy of Jack Carr, Vineland Fire Department. “We make it easy for you” Call and Pre-Register and you could win, a 10’x10’ area of patio paver. www.recumminesinc.com 691-4040 67 CHESTNUT AVENUE VINELAND NJ 08360 Refreshments will be served Must be present to win. Drawing to be held 9/20/09. Cannot be combined with any other offer and subject to end without notice I’M GETTING A TING $ 35995 9 95 16” bar Business Students Compete Thirteen students from Vineland High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the 2009 NJ FBLA State Conference. Students who qualified from regional competitive events were invited to compete at the state level, said Mary Beth Banko, FBLA Advisor. General sessions, workshops, meetings, and competitive events take place throughout the two days. This conference is a great opportunity and experience for both students and advisers. This year’s theme was “New Jersey FBLA-PBL: Jump Start Your Future.” Vineland’s Paul Cohen, the New Jersey FBLA State President, opened the conference as master of ceremonies. Cohen also received the Jack Rutledge MS 290 STIHL FARM BOSS® L FARM Forged connecting rod with caged needle bearings earings $ 95 19995 14″ bar 4″ bar MS 180 C-B CHAIN SAW MS 180 C-B CHAIN SAW i ck Chain ck c { 4 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 FS 55 TRIMMER FS 45 TRIMMER S AUTOCUT® head A in the STIHL n 2-line AUTOCUT® head $ 95 99 239 95 $ 139 99 $ 179 95 9 95 BG 56 C-E HANDHELD DHELD BL BLOWER LOWER Memorial Scholarship for his commitment to FBLA. The VHS team of Isiah Battle, Jerome Clements and Nate Offer came in fourth in Business Ethics among all teams in the state. In addition, businessman Stuart Cohen from Vineland was named Businessperson of the Year and the chapter received the Gold Key Chapter and Membership Expansion Awards. At the end of the conference, Paul Cohen handed over his NJ State presidency to newly elected 2009-2010 State President, Sachet Choudary, from Piscataway High. Cohen will also participate in the FBLA National Conference in Anaheim, California June 25-28, where he will end his term as the FBLA National Eastern Region Vice President. Paul Cohen speaking to attendees at the conference Jerome Clements, Isiah Battle, Advisor Mary Beth Banko, and Nate Offer. 533 N. East Ave. Ave. 691.7900 Check our STIHL site out on the web at www.swansonhardware.com www.swansonhardware.com under Web Specials! are.com Web Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 128 at CCC Cumberland County College recent inducted 128 students into Phi Theta Kappa, the international community college scholastic honor society. This represents CCC’s largest number of new PTK inductees to date. To be eligible, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students while providing opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Student inductees from Vineland include Brenda Ackley, Zulibette Adorno, Sandra Buzby, Christina Calderon, Eric Candelario, Julio Carrion, Corey Caterina, Traci Ciraolo-Torriero, Linda Everett, Kimberly Flores, Timothy Grussenmeyer, Felicia Harris, Karen Henschke, Steven Hoffman, Katherine Jackucki, Shondell Johnson, Adrian Jones, Jamie Josephson, Aneta Klepacka, Derrick Miller, Katelyn Moratelli, Sharon Morgan, Elizabeth Mujica, Brittani Murray, Jekaterina Nebolsina, Oludamilola Oduntan, Rigoberto Onofre, Amanda Padro, Ryan Phillips, Erin Polo, Sean Powers, Christine Ritthaler, Bianca Rivera, Carlos Rosado, Angel Santiago, Alexander Schimmel, Megan Shanaman, Sara Silva, Heather Smaniotto, Shirley Sola, Ciara Torres, Gabriela Viera, Jon Watson, Ernest Wozunk, Lindsey Wozunk and Oksana Yarkovoy. In the photo: Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, Cumberland County College Vice President of Academic Affairs and Enrollment Services, congratulates Phi Theta Kappa member Jon Watson, of Vineland, during the recent induction ceremony. Weight-loss surgery is a life-changing decision — That’s why you deserve the best team at your side • South Jersey Healthcare’s compassionate team of professionals treats every patient with dignity and respect. • We offer a comprehensive bariatric program, including Laparoscopic Gastric Banding and Roux-en-Y surgeries provided by caring and experienced physicians. • The SJH Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for exceeding standards for quality, safety and outcomes. For millions of Americans struggling with obesity, bariatric, or weight-loss surgery is an excellent option to overcome this debilitating disease. Now at South Jersey Healthcare, you have convenient access to nationally recognized bariatric care, including nutritional screenings and support groups, all at the Regional Medical Center in Vineland. SJH Regional Medical Center – A Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence For more information call (856) 641-8263. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 5 } www.SJHealthcare.net I Official Words { DONALD G. HERZOG JR., POSTMASTER VINELAND } Postal Service Woes If Americans want the Postal Service to continue to be a viable institution, they need to use it. n 1861 Charles Landis was Vineland’s first Postmaster. He faced the challenges of the day, including recruiting people to build his new town. The problem for Landis was how to get people to come to an uncharted town and have faith that everything would work out. He advertised, using the Post Office, and made Vineland sound so promising that people from many cultures came to settle and make a life in Vineland. They cleared the land, built schools and churches, and grew produce, but it was hard work and a family’s survival depended on everyone doing their part. Today, Americans and businesses— including the Postal Service—are confronted with a different set of challenges due to the current economic crisis. The Postal Service has predicted that I mail volume will likely plunge to 180 billion pieces by the end of fiscal year 2009 (September 30). In 2008, mail volume declined by 9.5 billion pieces, the largest mail volume decline in postal history. First-class mail is declining due to electronic diversion, and business mailers are cutting back because of their own financial troubles. At the same time, Postal Service costs rose significantly, led by increases in fuel prices. The result was a year-end net loss of $2.8 billion. Postmaster General John Potter, in testimony last week before a House subcommittee, urged lawmakers to provide the Postal Service with greater flexibility with regard to mandated retiree health benefit payments. The law currently directs the Postal Service to pay more than $5 billion a year for 10 years (2007- 2016) to prefund the cost of future retiree health benefits. At the same time, we are required to pay roughly $2 billion to fund current retiree health benefits. This is a challenging set of obligations in good times, let alone in the current global economy. The Postal Service asked for no financial assistance from Congress. USPS is a self-supporting agency that funds its operations from revenue generated by the sale of products and services. The Postal Service has put several measures in place to slow the everwidening gap between revenue and the cost of doing business. These measures include rural and city delivery route adjustments to reflect current mail volumes, a reduction in work hours, and halting all new postal facility construction, with the exception of emergency situations. What Americans seem to focus on is the conversation over five-day delivery. While this is an option, we all need to look at the big picture. The $900-million mailing industry employs 9 million Americans in businesses ranging from catalog sales to paper manufacturing and printing. The industry is the conduit for roughly $1 trillion in commerce annually, represents nearly 7.5 percent of the gross domestic product and drives our nation’s economy. The Postal Service is at the center of the mailing industry, playing an invaluable role in the economy and maintaining an economic presence in every community in America. The Postal Service is a valuable asset to our country and it cannot just be used during the holidays. What ever happened to our writing skills? How about developing a handwritten letter to express your feelings to a loved one instead of an e-mail? I like e-mails, but I know I always get more excited about opening and reading a posted letter. The fact is, if Americans want the Postal Service to continue to be a viable institution, they need to use it. The Postal Service is not just a business; it’s a national treasure that serves every American—at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, down our nation’s remote rivers and throughout rural America. Universal service: everywhere, every day. I Select from over 300 Pieces to Create Your Own Masterpiece At LaTorre Hardware A “Paint Your Own” Pottery Studio Suprise Mom for Mother’s Day Make a personalized gift she will LOVE! { 6 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 Sign up for Mother’s Day Class on April 25, @ 10:00am for more details call Carmie or Robin 1607 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360 856-691-3637 Open Tuesday & Wednesday 10am – 6pm • Thursday 12 – 8pm Friday 12 Noon – 6pm • Saturday 10am – 4pm • Closed Sunday & Monday. www.carmiespotterypaintworks.com I Gleanings { DEBORAH A. EIN, MANAGING EDITOR } Living in 2009 You know you are when… 7. Every commercial on television has a website at the bottom of the screen. 8. Leaving the house without your cell the time—on menus, show programs, etc. But I must admit, in the e-mail, I glossed right over it.) 15. You actually scrolled back up to check I f you have e-mail, you are no doubt familiar with those forwarded mass messages that are sometimes bothersome, sometimes interesting. I received one recently that falls into the latter category, as it made me ponder what a huge impact technology has had on our everyday lives, even within just the last decade. Also, it made me smile and chuckle here and there, so I thought I would pass it along with the hope of raising your endorphins as well. cards in years. (I don’t know if my daughter has ever played the game with real cards, but she’s an ace at the game on the computer.) 3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it. (Happened just last week, but I was all the way to work before I realized it. It was tough getting through the day without it.) 10. You get up in the morning and go on that there wasn’t #9 on this list. (Not yet, but I planned on it, after finishing the list.) And now you are laughing at yourself. Go on, forward this to your friends. You know you want to. (I didn’t, but I’ve enjoyed sharing it with 22,000-plus Vineland households.) If you can think of any other ways that show how the human race has been impacted in a funny or odd way by the fast pace of technology, mail them to me or e-mail me at deb@grapevinenewspaper.com. If I receive enough to make another column, I will do so in a few weeks. Here are a couple that I thought of: 1. Your kids ask you what time it is, and line before getting your coffee. (Yep.) 11. You start tilting your head sideways to reach your family of three. (Well, not quite, but we’re getting there.) 4. You e-mail the person who works at smile. : ) (I didn’t get this one at first, but I guess it’s another way of saying LOL.) 12. You’re reading this and nodding and the desk next to you. (All the time!) 5. Your reason for not staying in touch laughing. with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses. (Well, I wish it were that simple.) 6. You pull up in your own driveway and 13. Even worse, you know exactly to Ready? You know you’re living in 2009 when: 1. You accidentally enter your password whom you are going to forward this message. (All of you, in a way.) 14. You are too busy to have noticed there on the microwave. (I haven’t yet, but….) 2. You haven’t played Solitaire with real use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries. (Oh, I know they’re home, I just toot the horn.) is no #9 on this list. (Got me! I don’t think I would have missed this had I been reading it on the page rather than in an e-mail. My editorial eye catches typos and this sort of thing all when your response is half-past or quarter of, they need the digital translation (i.e. 6:30 or 7:45). 2. You can’t recall the last time you wore a watch. Sometime before you had a cell phone. I ATTENTION NOVICK AUTO MALL has been an automotive leader in Cumberland County for 38 years, due to our commitment to exceeding our customers’ expectations on each and every visit. 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Pearl St. (Rt. 77), Bridgeton, NJ • (856) 451-0095 I Historical Vineland { VINCE FARINACCIO } The Push for a Community College Stats showed that 55 percent of New Jersey high school grads chose higher education outside the state. mid-1960s proliferation of county colleges in New Jersey. With the exception of community colleges in Hudson and Passaic counties, both of which were founded in the 1970s, and Warren County, which was most recently added in the 1980s, all other county colleges were in place before the end of the 1960s. The oldest such institution in the state is Union County College, which opened its doors in 1933 as a “Junior College.” Salem County College actually started out as the Salem County Technical Institute in 1958 but, surrounded by an influx of degreegranting institutions in southern New Jersey, became a community college by approval of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education in 1972. The story of CCC begins in the early 1960s. Groups interested in establishing a two-year college in Cumberland County campaigned for months before county freeholders finally approved the construction of such a facility on February 13, 1964, after a study committee’s report urged that the addition of a college was a “dire need” of the community. Immediately, the approval was met with controversy. The Times Journal reported that W. Fred Weber, who at the time was president of Bridgeton Savings and Loan Association and a Fairfield Township Committee member, was particularly opposed to the idea. In March 1964, Weber led a drive to place the question of the county college umberland County College has served this region for nearly 43 years, so it’s possible that many residents, including its current student body, might find it hard to imagine a time when this two-year college didn’t exist. Like any historical moment, the story of CCC and what was involved in bringing it to fruition can’t be divorced from the conditions of its times and the concerns of its community. The origins of CCC can be traced back to the educational statistics of New Jersey in the mid-1960s. At the time, it was reported that, despite ranking eighth among states in per capita income, New Jersey was 48th in support of higher education. And while the rest of the country experienced an average of 20 percent of its college students attending institutions outside of their home state, an alarming 55 percent of New Jersey collegians chose their education elsewhere. The figures helped stir a statewide concern for higher education that resulted in a C { 8 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 before county residents in the form of a referendum. The Times Journal reported that he and his followers, known as the Cumberland County Referendum Committee, obtained the required signatures. The November ballot would leave the future of the project in the hands of voters, and many of the supporters of the college felt the referendum would prove fatal for the planned institute. Local PTA members intervened by seeking and obtaining a court order to examine the signatures secured by the Referendum Committee. The study concluded there were enough valid signatures and the voters were left to decide. The results of the election won approval for the college by a narrow margin of 18,000 to 16,000 votes. According to the Times Journal, “A 3,000vote majority in Vineland turned the trick.” Before the conclusion of 1964, the trustees of the college were appointed by freeholders and sworn in by county judge Arthur L. Joseph. Once organized, the board named Vinelander Dr. Charles Cunningham chairperson. A 70-acre tract of land on Sherman Avenue at the Vineland-Millville border was donated in February 1965 by the Millville Manufacturing Co. While the site was eventually used for the college, grumblings from various trustees favoring a Bridgeton or an exclusively Vineland site were sounded. In May 1965, a $1.4 million bond issue was approved by the freeholders in order to finance the construction of the college. Approvals were granted and by November, the trustees accepted bids. The original cost of the facility was estimated at $1.9 million, but final figures placed it slightly over $2 million. By December 1965, work on the college began on what would become a significant achievement in the history of the state’s community colleges. Cumberland County College would be the first to open on its own campus. I Next Week: The Opening of CCC WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Do You Have Dangerous Trees? Call For Your Free Evaluation Good, Clean Work At Reasonable Prices Don’t Be Fooled. Call A Certified Aborist. 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Martini began selling and repairing shoes out of his East Avenue home before moving into the first floor of the Baker House Hotel on Landis Avenue in the early 1920s. He soon outgrew that location and moved to the 600 block of Landis Avenue. In the 1950s, the Martini family moved the business to its present location. Frank and Lynn vividly remember when three generations worked side-by-side in the shoe store. Back then, Frank never thought he’d one day take over the Lynn Martini stands between a display of ladies’ footwear and the art gallery she’s operation, but in 1985 he and Lynn did just added in the store. that. They soon opened a second location in Ocean City, but the commute made that vengallery setting as well. A portion of the store’s ture too difficult when their children were west wall recently has been dedicated to young. The couple focused on the Vineland showing some of her own paintings as well as operation and have succeeded here through those painted by five other local artists. hard work, dedication to “the Avenue,” and Customers are invited to visit the store to applying their personal touch. “It’s our name peruse the gallery, even if they’re not in the on the door,” says Lynn Martini. “I would market for footwear. attribute our longevity to caring for our cusMartini felt a need to put the works on tomers, honesty, and offering top-quality display, especially in light of the fact that brands and expert fitting.” I ynn Martini is an artist at heart. Many Vineland-area brides-to-be have seen her artistic tendencies shine when Martini applies custom dyes to special-occasion and bridal footwear. She is proud of the fact that she can match any shade or color because she does the color matching by eye and doesn’t rely on charts. Now customers who walk in the door of Martini Shoes at 613-A E. 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In this faltering economy, the last thing an employee wants to hear is “let’s have a corporate meeting.” But in this case, 434 Bollinger employees got a special surprise. Instead of receiving bad news about typical layoffs, each hardworking staff member received a $1,000 bonus check. As the fifth-largest privately held insurance brokerage firm in the United States, Bollinger Insurance Solutions has built a strong local presence in the Cumberland County area and currently houses 35 employees. The insurance broker specializes in personal lines of insurance, which include auto, homeowners, businesses, amateur sports organizations, 700 golf courses, group and life insurances. The bonuses are being hailed as the “Bollinger Mini Stimulus Package,” and rightfully so. A year ago, CEO Jack Windolf sold 51 percent of the company to a private equity firm. As part of the package Windolf received $500,000 in deferred compensation, but instead of keeping it to himself, he dispursed it to the company’s 434 employees. “I encouraged them to spend the money on themselves,” Windolf said. “It was a well-kept secret that only the payroll clerk and I knew about.” Bollinger staff members received their surprise checks this past St. Patrick’s Day. Windolf is a New Jersey native. He grew up in Verona and after college married his boss’s daughter. After four years in the Marine Corps, he was offered a position at Bollinger in 1963. A year later, with seven employees, Windolf took over the company. BREWSTER & FINE WINES (856) 690-1188 LIQUORS “Family Owned and Operated” I 690 South Brewster Road, Vineland, NJ 08361 Jack Windoff, CEO of Bolinger Insurance Solutions, recently distributed $500,000 in deferred compensation among his company’s 434 employees. 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DIR., VDID/MAIN STREET } Get to Know Joe! (Founder of the Pilates Method, Joe Pilates) The Report Card If it were from school, Mom and Dad would be proud. he Downtown Assessment Resource Team came, they looked, they talked to us, they talked to downtown merchants, and they gave us their initial findings. And we have plenty of reasons to be proud. As I explained in my last column, the Team is made up of representatives from the state and national Main Street organizations and a representative from a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in comprehensive revitalization programs. This is one of the services that we receive as a Main Street organization. The visit is, as the name of the team implies, an assessment—a report card—of how we are doing so far. This was an intense—and exhausting— several days. The team met with the VDID/Main Street Vineland Board of Directors, with each of the four committees, with partnering organizations to those committees, with City administration, with various other stakeholders in our downtown revitalization effort, and with downtown business representatives. They walked downtown and visited merchants. They drove around the surrounding community. The news media were here to add another spotlight on the proceedings. The culmination of all this was a public presentation last Thursday in City Council Chambers during which the five members of the Team gave a thorough summary of their findings. Why should we be interested in what this group of people think? How can they get a true picture of our community in just a few days? The answer is that these individuals not only have vast experience in their areas of expertise, but have visited and carried their knowledge to communities throughout the state—and around this country. They can look and see where we stand on the basis of their experiences in other communities. How was our report card? Well, if it were from school, it would be one that I would certainly want my parents to see. We passed, and we passed with flying colors! I will take some time in a future column to go over the findings in a little more detail, but I will give some of the Team’s overall impressions here. The Team was literally bowled over by the dedication of our volunteers. The size and strength of the four committees was another extremely positive factor. In a related way, Join Us for Body Benefits PILATES DAY Saturday, May 2nd 2009 • 10 am Each year on the first Saturday in May, the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) celbrates International Pilates Day to promote awarness of the many health benefits that Pilates brings. T • A brief lecture on the histroy of Pilates • Free mat class • Demonstration on the apparatus • Reception with Q&A • Refreshments and light snacks ENJOY: this whole community was seen as friendly, outgoing, and caring. Jef Buehler, state director of Main Street New Jersey, said that Vineland’s large physical size—over 69 square miles—is necessary to contain all the big hearts we have in our city. Our collaborations and partnerships were also highly praised. This includes our partnerships with Main Street New Jersey, with the City administration, with public works, police, planning, engineering, and legal departments, as well as with the UEZ, with 5 Beginner Mat Classes Start Monday, May 4th Call for details (856) 213-6365 Lincoln Plaza 3722 E. Landis Ave. $2 Overnight Movie Rentals @ A CLEAN HOME IS A HEALTHY HOME For only Vineland’s large physical size—over 69 square miles—is necessary to contain all the big hearts we have in our city. community organizations, and many more. The progress we are making in enhancing the downtown’s physical appearance was noted. The cleanliness of the downtown was noted as were the façade improvements and the redevelopment efforts at the Landis Theatre. Our wide downtown street and sidewalks were regarded as assets. The many initiatives of the Economic Restructuring Committee aimed at business recruitment and retention were highly praised. This included our efforts to personally reach out to businesses. The Restaurant Row initiative was seen as a major influence that will positively affect all aspects of the Main Street program. Getting information out to the public—through The Grapevine and this column, a monthly newsletter, the new website we are developing—won us strong words of endorsement. The group was also impressed by our promotional events and activities. The fact that we have a 27-member Promotions Committee that can put on 13 events a year speaks for our strength and determination. The events also won praise for their creativity, the effort behind them, and their success in drawing people. To summarize, Norma Miess, Program 10 PACK MOVIE RENTAL PACKAGE *Prepay 10 overnight movie rentals for just $20 Take them anytime…one at a time or up to 3 at once, bring them back the next day and save $10 off of our regular individual rental rates. 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She noted that we succeed on all three fronts. In the next column or two, I will go into some of the challenges we face that the Team cited, but it is certainly great to feel that we are standing so tall. What about a celebration? We did just that at our Volunteer Recognition Lunch last Saturday at Bain’s Deli. I will have more about that later, as well. And speaking of reasons to celebrate, Vineland is one of only two New Jersey cities on Forbes’ list of Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers, while Cumberland County is eighth in the Culture and Leisure category. This shows that we are moving in the right direction. I For more information on all VDID/Main Street Vineland events and activities, call the office at 794-8653 or visit the website— www.mainstreetvineland.org Mark Your Calendar: 2009 MainStreet Events Monday, May 25, time to be announced: Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 30, 2-8 p.m.: Thunder on the Avenue (rain date: May 31) Saturday, June 6, 1-6 p.m.: Vineland Family Soap Box Derby (rain date: June 7) Saturday, June 13, 5-10 p.m.: Cruise Down Memory Lane (rain date: June 14, 3-8 p.m.) Saturdays, June 20-August 15 (except July 4), 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: Fresh & Specialty Foods Market Saturday, July 15, 3-8 p.m.: Seafood Festival (rain date: July 16) Saturday, August 22, 3-8 p.m.: International Food & Cultural Festival (rain date: August 23) Saturday, September 26, 3-8 p.m.: American Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Ribs ‘n Chili Cook-Off (rain date: September 27) Sunday, October 11, 12-4 p.m.: Bridal Show Saturday, November 28, 7-9 p.m.: Holiday Parade (rain date: November 29, 5-7 p.m.) WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 13 } I Civic Engagement The School Budget he April 1 special Board of Education meeting and public hearing on the tentative $196,170,419 budget produced little reaction from the audience of about 50 people, most of whom were district employees and school board candidates. As required by the School District Accountability Act (Public Law 2007, chapter 53), the Vineland School District Budget Statement appeared in the March 27 issue of The Daily Journal. The Act states that the Commissioner of Education promulgates “user friendly” plain language budget forms for use by a school district. Each district must follow a prescribed format when posting the document in a local paper. The state Department of Education’s 2009 Comparative Spending Guide compares spending in a variety of areas by similarly grouped school districts. It is available online at nj.gov/education/guide/2009. { LEE BURKE } At a special public meeting, there were few comments after a summary presentation of the 2009-10 budget. T Kevin Franchetta, business administrator, presented 2009-2010 Budget Highlights, which showed an increase in the budget of $6,787,033 (3.56%) over the last fiscal year, but did not increase the tax rate for residents of $1.037 per $100 of assessed property value. The local tax levy increased $475,874 (2.25%) from last year, due an increase in city ratables. Franchetta explained that as an Abbott district, Vineland receives 80.13% of its school budget from state aid, 3.59% from federal aid, 5.26% from other sources, but only 11.02% from the local tax levy. However, he said the state expects the local “fair share” to be at least 50% or about double the current share of $21,619,781. (The landmark state case in Abbott vs. Burke ruled that New Jersey must provide a “thorough and efficient” education system as guaranteed by the New Jersey Constitution and as defined by the state Supreme Court in the Abbott decisions.) Vineland is one of 31 dis- tricts receiving state aid to educate its K-12 students in public schools. Franchetta concluded his presentation with a graphic budget breakdown shown here. Another chart compares the total municipal budget and number of employees to that of the Board of Education. Residents are urged to review the BOE budget and narrative details online at www.vineland.org/board or call Franchetta at 794-6700, ext. 2004. “The local board plays an essential role in the education that our children receive,” said Frank Giordano, board president. “On April 21, voters will have the opportunity to select the men and women who will set policies under which our community’s schools will operate. Voters will also weigh in on the proposed school district budget.” Municipal Budget (2008-09) …..$64,274,732 Electric Budget………………………$106,807,016 Water/Sewer Budget ………………….$7,641,365 Total……………………………………….$178,723,113 Total Employees …………………………………..723 BOE Budget (2009-10) Total………………………………………$196,170,419 Total Students K-12 ……………………………11,113 Total Employees ………………………………..3,215 Register Now For Summer Enrichment & Camps! New & Interactive Themes! 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Property owners will also receive information regarding options to have the disabled/abandoned vehicles removed from their property at no cost. Our goal through this program is to provide convenient remedies for the affected individuals while improving the quality of life for all City residents. Take Advantage of Our Money-Saving Incentives Register & Pay in Full By Healthy Kids Day, April 18th & Receive Before & After Camp Care FREE! { 14 } the grapevine | APRIL8, 2009 Visit our website: www.ccaymca.org or call (856)691-0030 for more information YMCA of Vineland Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA 1159 E. Landis Ave., Vineland Any questions concerning the program should be addressed to Department of Licenses and Inspections, Code Enforcement Division, 856-794-3806. This program is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Home Garden and 10-Step Pond Start-up Source: Dougherty’s / 694-1216 1 Monitor water temperatures before feeding your fish—60 degrees to start. In early Spring, start with wheat germ food; add in some medicated food. 2 Net-out unwanted debris from the bottom of the pond. 3 Replace 1/3 water with fresh water. Add Stress Coat to protect fish. 4 Test water’s pH, ammonia, nitrite, phosphate, and salt levels. 5 Use a test kit to determine how much salt to add. Stabilize water with pH Stabilizer if practical. 6 Start your pump and clean out your biological filter if you didn’t prior to shutting down the pond. Jump start filter by adding MicrobeLift PL. If pond has extra debris, use Sludge Away first. 7 Raise winter hardy plants to the top for more sun. Add an Aquatic Plant Tab to each pot. Add floating plants as weather permits; fertilize with liquid plant food. 8 Watch fish closely for first few weeks, when most vulnerable to disease. As a precaution, use MeJafix and Pimafix for first week of feeding fish. 9 For first few weeks, clean out filters regularly. This will get out fine particles stirred up when you restarted the pond. 10 Sit back and enjoy your pond! Renovating Your Lawn Source: Rutgers Cooperative Extension Factsheet by James A. Murphy, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management When a lawn area has adequate soil drainage and a relatively smooth contour and/or grade, renovation can correct unfavorable conditions, such as sparse and uneven stand of desirable lawn grasses, infestation of undesirable broadleaf and grassy weeds, improper soil pH, low fertility, minor discrepancies in grade, soil surface compaction, excessive thatch accumulation, and general neglect. When considering improvement of a lawn area, specific renovation procedures are determined by: 1. Identifying the factor or factors that contributed to a failure of the lawn. 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Specific steps for each of these situations are outlined below. A. More than 30 percent desirable lawn grasses are present: 1. Submit a representative sample of soil for determination of soil pH and nutrient status. 2. Apply an herbicide if necessary to control any broadleaf weeds, based upon the specific weed problem. 2,4-D alone is effective with dandelions, buckhorn and broadleaf plantains, and annual chickweed. For a wide variety of broad- leaf weeds, combine herbicides for broad spectrum control, such as 2,4-D with Banvel*, MCPP, or 2,4-DP. Apply the selected herbicide at least 2 weeks before the seeding date and strictly follow the directions and precautions on the container. 3. Mow closely – set the mower at 3/4 to 1 inch. 4. Fill small isolated depressions in grade with high quality topsoil. 5. Apply lime based on a soil test. 6. Spread fertilizer based on a soil test. Nitrogen should be applied at 1 pound per 1000 square feet. 7. 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Aerifying equipment should also penetrate through the thatch layer and 1 to 3 inches into the soil. Coring holes should have a maximum spacing of 3 inches. 8. Seed with a high-quality turfgrass mixture adapted to the intended use and expected level of maintenance. 9. Drag the area with a steel doormat or a piece of cyclone fence when loose thatch material on the surface is relatively dry. Rake excessive thatch from the surface. 10. Water thoroughly. Light frequent watering (daily) may be continued to hasten germination and establishment of newly seeded lawn grasses. Late summer to early fall is the most appropriate season for this procedure. Early spring is the next best choice. In the spring, however, success is usually more difficult. An increased weed problem, particularly crabgrass, can be expected from renovation in the spring. Applying siduron as a preemergence crabgrass herbicide, as the last step in the procedure, would be appropriate. (More information on lawn establishment can be found in Rutgers Cooperative Extension publication FS 584, Seeding Your Lawn.) Various types of dethatching (verti-grooving) equipment are available. Only certain ones are effective and should be selected carefully for best results. The machine should have straight steel blades (at least 1/8 inch thick) spaced 1-1/2 to 2 inches apart, and be rigidly attached to the revolving shaft. Blade depth should be easily adjustable to allow complete penetration through the thatch layer and at least 1/2 inch into the soil. A small amount of soil will be displaced with a Continued on next page WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | South Jersey Landscape Supply … Your Lawn & Garden Dyed Mulches (Red – Black – Brown) ………………………………… (5 yard min.) $ Root Mulch–Double Schredded……………………………… $ Terragro Mix (Top Soil – Delivered Local)……………………… (5 yard min.) 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The machine should provide conditions for seed-soil contact. B. Less than 30 percent desirable lawn grasses are present with thatch layer less than 1 inch: 1. Test the soil – see procedure A. 2. Apply glyphosate according to directions and all precautions on the container. Glyphosate, a non- selective herbicide, will effectively eradicate plant growth in the treated area. It is available to homeowners under the product name: Kleen Up, and to professionals as: Roundup. Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County Contact Information Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Extension Education Center 291 Morton Ave. Millville, NJ 08332-9776 Fax: 856-451-4206 Programs • 4-H: 856-451-2800 • Agriculture and Resource Management: 856-451-2800 • Family and Community Health Sciences: 856-451-2800 • Master Gardeners Phone: 856-825-6800, ext. 161 Retreat areas which do not show complete eradication after 10 days. 3. Proceed as outlined in A, but exclude steps 1 and 2. Generally, a lawn that has lost 70% or more of desirable grasses, becomes heavily infested with a variety of broadleaf and grassy weeds. In less common situations, where a serious weed problem has not infested the area, procedure “A” would be appropriate. A lawn can be renovated with seeding or sodding. If immediate restoration is desired and/or the season is inappropriate for seeding, renovate with a highquality sod. Follow the procedure outlined earlier and add this step: after complete eradication is achieved (Step 3), strip off the dead mat of grasses, weeds, and thatch. A garden spade can be used to remove the dead mat, but a sod cutter (set to cut at the junction of thatch to soil) to remove this matted layer is most effective. After removal, proceed as outlined in “A,” but exclude steps 1 and 2. (Procedures for sodding are given in Rutgers Cooperative Extension publication FS 104, Steps to an Instant Lawn.) C. 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Difficult-to-control, undesirable perennial grasses such as bentgrass, quackgrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass infest the lawn area: Follow procedure “B” or “C.” Selective control of these undesirable perennial grasses in an otherwise satisfactory lawn is not available. To eliminate them, desirable lawn grasses must be sacrificed in a complete eradication procedure with glyphosate. Renovation according to these four procedures for different lawn situations is an effective and efficient way of restoring lawn areas that have deteriorated. However, it will not, solve problems such as: soil drainage, deeply compacted soils, major deficiencies in grade, very rough surfaces, or phytotoxic soil contaminants. These conditions will require complete reconstruction procedures. 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SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Doris Botts and Denise Gray Exhibits. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 794-4244. Reception 2-4 p.m. Shakespeare Festival Drama and theatre students at Vineland High School are preparing for their 5th annual Shakespeare Theatre production on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the VHS South Auditorium. In the production, open to the public for a $1 donation, students are required to “take a scene, research the characters, add a modern twist, and make the language understandable for a modern audience by inflection, movement, and body language,” says Noelle Panichella, VHS drama teacher. The production will be videotaped by VPS Broadcasting and aired on Channel 9 at a later date. SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Todd Rundgren “Arena” Tour. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $30$35 (frontgatetickets.com). THROUGH APRIL 19 Contemporary Flamework. The Gallery of Fine Craft, WheatonArts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville. Works by Shane Fero, Paul Stankard, and several other glass artists. The work ranges from unique goblets and perfume bottles to oneof-a-kind sculptures. 825-6800, ext. 155. ’60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and today. 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. APRIL 7 THROUGH 13 Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. Mon, Tues, Wed: Texas Hold’m. Thurs: Ladies Nite with Charlie Maines. Fri: Kids Don’t Bounce. Sat: Singalong with Charlie. Sun: Nascar and Baseball. MONDAY, APRIL 20 The Cumberlads Cumberland Manor, 154 Cumberland Dr., Bridgeton. Men’s acappella chorus. 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 The Troubadour KP. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Original music, 7 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 21 Music Lecture. Millville Public Library, 210 Buck St., Millville. Get answers to any questions you have about classical music; hosted by Paul M. Somers, sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. 7-8:30 p.m., free. 451-1169. APRIL 23 THROUGH 26 Beauty and the Beast. Guaracini Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Sherman Ave. and College Dr. Show stars CCC students, faculty, staff and community members. 8 p.m. first three nights, plus Saturday 2 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets $12/adults, $8/55 plus, $8/under 18. 692-TIXX (8499). WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 Farewell. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. Also, Last Try, Play Your Aces, A Little Affair, Alert the Media, David Earl Experience. 6 p.m. $10-$12. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 Savoy Unplugged: Fish in a Cup. Merighi’s Savoy Inn Bistro, Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. APRIL 8, 9, 10, 11, AND 14 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.: Country Western Dance Party (beer and shot specials), 8 p.m.-midnight. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 Hopscotch Injury, Chang Chang, Bizarre Silence, + Your Persona. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 7 p.m. $8. AT THE CASINOS HEADLINERS, COMEDY ACTS, AND MORE Tickets: 1-800-736-1420; www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted. SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer. Resorts. 8 p.m. $40 and $30. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 Jersey Fest. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 2 p.m. $10-$12 (frontgatetickets.com). APRIL 9 AND 10 Nightlife at Villa Filomena. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian. SUNDAY, APRIL 12 Easter Cantata “Eyes of Faith” Christ Community Church, 201 Salem Ave., Newfield. 10:30 a.m. HEADLINERS APRIL 5 THROUGH 10 Sheena Easton. Hilton. 7 p.m. except Tues. 2 p.m. and Fri. 9 p.m. $20. COMEDY & MORE Comedy Club at Borgata. Borgata Music Box: three comedians daily, 9 p.m. (except during headliner engagements) 1-800-298-4200. TUESDAY, APRIL 14 Special All Ages Show. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. Featuring Goot, A’s Rage, The In Crowd, and more. 6 p.m. $10. 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: 1877-FUNNY-AC or 609-348-0920. Visit www.comedystop.com. { 20 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 APRIL 9, 10, AND 11 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 2931200. Thurs.: Open mic, 9 p.m. Fri.: TBA, 9 p.m., Sat: Acoustic Soul, 9 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Big Head Todd & the Monsters. Showboat House of Blues. 8 p.m. $20, $30. TUESDAY, APRIL 14 He is Legend. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. Also, Where the Ocean Meets the Sky, Fire in the Eyes of the City, and Divided by Sorrow. 6 p.m. $10-$12. (frontgatetickets.com). FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Tom Moran/Ant Farm. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Acoustic, 5 p.m./Four-piece jazz, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 Jimmy Fallon. Borgata. 9 p.m. $35. 1-866-MY BORGATA Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles. Tropicana. Liverpool Club Theater in North Tower. Wed.–Sun., 8:30 p.m., $25. FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Friday Night Flashback. Merighi’s Savoy Inn Bistro, E. Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. DJ Nicky G from 95.1 WAYV, plays music from the FRIDAY, APRIL 17 Lights Resolve. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. Also, Hotspur and The Volunteers. 6 p.m. $10-$12. (frontgatetickets.com). APRIL 17 AND 18 Smokey Robinson. Trump Taj Mahal. Friday 9 p.m. Saturday 8 p.m., $60, $40 & $25. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 An Evening of Mixed Martial Arts. Presented by New Breed Fighters. esorts. 6 p.m. $135, $55, and $40. Todd Rundgren (Continued from cover) Philadelphia-based band Woody’s Truck Stop, whose regional popularity over the years has become part of local legend. Some longtime area musicians talk about the band having played Vineland, but Rundgren has no recollection. “It’s possible that we did and I don’t remember,” he said, “or it’s possible they played there without me because I was in the band for nine or so months.” After Woody’s Truck Stop, Rundgren formed The Nazz, which introduced such radio classics as “Hello It’s Me” and “Open My Eyes.” “We didn’t play a lot of places,” Rundgren noted. “As soon as the band got formed, we got whisked off to New York for the star treatment, part of which involved us not making ourselves too available. That was our manager’s theory. So we hardly did any playing at all. We only played big showcases and things. That’s part of what broke up the band.” What awaited Rundgren on the other side of The Nazz was a successful solo career that alternated through the 1970s and 1980s with his progressive rock ensemble Utopia, as well as hits like “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day.” Numerous projects, including video work and stints with Ringo Starr’s All Star Band and the short-lived New Cars, followed. A Savoy Inn Coup To fill out a musical weekend in Vineland, Mr. Greengenes will be appearing at Merighi’s Savoy Inn on Friday April 17 at 10 p.m. The popular cover band regularly performs throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and is known for its appearances at Phillies Parties at McFadden’s in Citizens Bank Park. “We wanted to have an event where you don’t feel the need to dress up,” Savoy owner Tom Merighi said. “This is going to be more of an event where people can come and have fun. And there will be dancing.” Tickets are $10. Doors open at 8 p.m. (See also Entertainment on opposite page.) Last September, Rundgren released his latest album Arena, a collection of songs that rally around thumping bass patterns and crunching guitars reminiscent of heavy arena rock bands alluded to in the title. The recording was completed in less than eight weeks, with Rundgren playing all the instruments, but the singer-composer never entered a studio the entire time. “I was going to do it in a more conventional manner,” Rundgren explained, Rundgren’s latest album, Arena, was released last September, but his Arena Tour includes old favorites as well as “top-to-bottom” coverage of the album. “with my whole Pro Tools setup…there was something wrong with one of the the most attentive listener might not suscomponents and it would have taken me pect there was no kit used. A Hangar 84 Coup at least two weeks to get that all turned “It’s because I used to play drums,” Here’s a lineup of cities Rundgren’s around and fixed. I was ready to go, so I Rundgren said about the accuracy of the Arena tour is visiting this month: Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, decided to figure out a way to do it with sound. “I don’t play drums anymore, but Kentucky; Columbus, Ohio; the minimal amount of equipment—with if you’ve had some experience as a drumNashville, Tennessee; Annapolis, my laptop and a USB audio interface, and mer, it makes it a lot easier to do a more Maryland; NYC, New York; that was pretty much it. And I managed to realistic programming job with them.” Vineland, New Jersey; create inside the computer all the sounds While Arena’s music is a paean to Northampton, Massachusetts; that I wanted.” heavy metal, its lyrical content was parFoxboro, Massachusetts; Cleveland, While the sound of Arena contains tially inspired by the movie 300’s stoic Ohio; and Chicago, Illinois. some tip-of-the-hat riffs to Jimmy Page portrayal of responsibility, a quality So how did Hangar 84 in and AC/DC, there are enough Rundgren Rundgren feels is less evident today. Vineland secure what otherwise big-city venues have been able to trademarks in evidence to raise the mate“It’s the whole idea of a totally outcapture? rial to another level than simply loud. numbered band of men protecting their “I’ve been a fan of Todd There are melodies like “Courage,” with families or their cities, knowing they Rundgren’s since I was 13 years its pop allure, certainly one of this songwould probably not succeed, but taking up old,” said Michele Coccagna, who writer’s strengths. Then there’s the clean that responsibility fearlessly, anyway,” he along with her husband Daniel, and spacious production that has graced said. “That’s the reason why we rememowns and operates Hangar 84. Now previous solo albums as well as countless ber them. We don’t remember the cowCoccagna is bringing Rundgren to others he has worked on for artists as var- ards at Thermopylae. We need people Vineland on Saturday, April 18, for ied as Patti Smith and XTC. And those today who are able to live up to a tradia 6 p.m. show at the city’s newest music venue, which provides what vocals, lead and harmonies, on a track like tional image of what’s expected of a man. she calls an “intimate concert “Weakness” effortlessly evoke the age of You sacrifice without complaint and you experience.” sweet Philly soul, that byproduct of an protect the weak and you find the lost Tickets are $30 and she expects Upper Darby upbringing. lamb and you seek the truth.” the 800-capacity room to sell out. Rundgren has recorded previous Fans attending the April 18 show will “I’ve been getting a lot of phone albums playing all the instruments, but in be treated to a performance of the album. calls asking, ‘Can I bring my kids?’ the case of Arena, certain factors made it “We do some older material,” Rundgren ” Coccagna said, adding that it is necessary. “It’s partly [expediency] and explained, “but the real highlight of the an all-ages event. partly I live on [the Hawaiian island of ] show is we do Arena from top to bottom, She reports that audiences have been increasing since Hangar 84’s Kauai and nobody else in the band does,” which is something I’ve come close to opening last October. “It’s a work he said. “I don’t have a giant pool of musi- before, but I don’t think I’ve done the in progress,” she said. cians out there. So just to do the drums, or entirety of a record. Once you get out with something like that, I either have to fly a a band playing it, a whole other excitedrummer out, find a studio and do that or ment level finds its way into it because as I’d have to go somewhere else, essentially the other players get comfortable with the leave my comfort zone in order to get the material, they start to make contributions drums done. You don’t want to have to be of their own. And that’s kind of the idea, distracted by the logistics of trying to set no matter what you do on the record, you up sessions and things like that.” want to be able to continually improve on The drumming on Arena was impeccathat and evolve it.” I bly programmed by Rundgren so that even WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 21 } Handmade Easter Candies www.barberaschocolate.com Handmade Rabbits (Dark, Milk, White, Peanut Butter) Handmade Filled Easter Eggs (Buttercream, Peanut Butter, Fruit & Nut, Coconut) Order your Chocolate Caramel Bunny Apple! 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Jim and Nancy Quarella, the owners of Bellview, warmly greeted us, and Nancy poured us each a “cranberry spritzer.” She explained that it was a mixture of their cranberry wine with seltzer and lemon-lime soda. A twist of fresh lime clung to the rim of the glass, and we were encouraged to give it a squeeze into our drinks. We tasted our refreshing spritzers and scanned the gathering of about 25 to see whom we might know. Part of the fun in going to an event is running into people you Open Easter Saturday Hot Barbecue Chicken & Homemade Salads Made Fresh Daily J 856.692.8860 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland (North of Chestnut Ave.) Jim Quarella, left, and Joe Messaglia hosted 25 foodies at the winery recently. 714 Harding Highway, Buena (next to Buena Self Storage) know and reconnecting with them. Jill and I were pleased to see some familiar faces. Mario Ruiz-Mesa, and his wife Carmen, were there. They each own businesses downtown on Landis Avenue—Mario an insurance agency and Carmen, a real estate business. We’d met with them before on a professional level, but we’d never shared a meal. Sharing good food and drink brings a relationship to a whole new level, in my opinion, so we made it a point to sit with them and their neighbor, Sandy Jones, who had joined them. After moving us into the demonstration area and finding our seats, Jim took the whole group into the back to give us a tour of the winemaking facilities. In an abbreviated manner, he described the winemaking process. As we stood listening to Jim, Jill nudged me and pointed out a gurgling sound off towards the rear of the large fermentation room. Jill and I being former homebrewers, she recognized that gurgling as the sound of an airlock letting out carbon dioxide from a fermentation chamber. I asked Jim about it, and he explained that it was a huge batch of their cranberry wine that was making the noise. The cranberries had been added to the wine several days before, and the yeasts in the wine were happily digesting the sugars introduced with the cranberries. He pointed to a large, silver fermentation vessel that had the telltale airlock on the top, in which we could see the water inside bubbling vigorously. By this point, we could smell delicious food being prepared nearby. We returned to our seats, and chef Massaglia was introduced. He A Friendly Bar & Grill Attitude Adjustment $ Join us for Trivia Contest You might be surprised how much you know. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11am–2am Saturday 12pm–2am rday Sunday 8am–2am Satu usic Wednesday Night M Live ry & Ga Kid The ONLY Monday-Friday 2.00 Budweiser, Coors Light HOURS 3:00-6:00 Ladies Night Out Like it was meant to be. 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Soon, he began preparing the first course; little purses of pasta, stuffed with a ham and prosciutto filling and tossed in Mama’s sauce. The sauce was quite tasty—a mixture of caramelized onions, peas, tomato, brandy, Marsala, and Parmesan cheese. It was an excellent first course, and the wines paired nicely with it. I preferred Angelo’s Red Table Wine, although the 2006 Chardonnay was very good as well. The main course was “Veal Rollatini Milanese,” which was pounded veal rolled around a filling of sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, and ground sausage. It was served with a stuffed tomato and a very interesting, slightly sweet lemon polenta. For this course, I preferred the white wine, the 2007 Viognier. Jim said that the Viognier grape is growing particularly well in the vineyards, and it certainly tasted so. It had a nice peachy aroma to it, and was the perfect acidity for the veal dish. About half the guests preferred the red wine, a 2005 Chambourcin, an earthy mellow red wine that was very drinkable and tasty. Tiramisu was the final course of the evening, and that was paired with the sparkling wine Lettizzia, and the newly released 2008 Dandelion wine. The real showstopper, though, was the bottle of 1971 dandelion wine that Jim said the family found recently in the basement. He was generous enough to pop the cork on this extremely special wine, which was the color of honey and tasted like a fine sherry. I couldn’t believe how intense and complex the flavors were—I didn’t want my glass to end. In all likelihood, we’ll never have a wine like that again, and Jill and I kept thinking back to Aunt Ada all those years ago on her hands and knees, picking dandelion flowers from the very yard that surrounds the winery now. Thank you, Jim, for sharing this special treat with us! The evening was a blast, and I’m glad we got to sit with Mario and Carmen and share such a special night with them. The food, the wine, the company… and, of course, the ’71 dandelion wine that I will long remember. I Stephen Wilson along with his wife Jill McClennen owns The Sweet Life Bakery. You may contact him via e-mail at thesweetlifebakery@verizon.net. 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 near and far. Bain’s Deli, 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. Come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or take it with you. Daily specials include 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, chicken dishes. Meet friends at the bar, gather 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. Bojo’s Ale House, 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. All food is homemade, including the potato chips. Casa Dori II, Brewster Rd. and Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 794-1888. Authentic Italian, lunch and dinner; catering avail. 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 rds., 690-1200. Cakes, pies, cookies, breads, and doughnuts. Custom 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. The Breighton Room at the Drivers Club s u n d ay B r u n c h a ay at e n joy a de l ic io u s Easter brunch WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Featuring all your favorites, including Hand Carved Meats, Omelets, Pasta, and much much more! ALL FOR ONLY $ 24.95 4.95 4 95 Beverage and Champagne Included Inclu uded For Information & Reservations Call: Reser vations 856.327.8000 x 8203 8000 3 Available for private parties Available parties NJ MOTORSPORTS PARK TM the grapevine { 25 } Gift certi?cates available certi?cates The Breighton Room at the Driver’s Club is open Fri, Sat, Sun for Lunch and Dinner 11AM – 10 PM. Driver’s ’ ch every Brunch ever y Sunday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm 0 Take advantage of the lowest rates in 37 years! Newfield National Bank offers various mortgage options along with knowledgeable professionals for a stress-free experience. Dial 1-800-690-3440 extension 1107 or 1108 to talk to your hometown mortgage professional. 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. Eric’s, 98 S. West Ave., Vineland, 2059800. Greek and American cuisine. Pizza, too. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes 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. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 696-2992. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner served Tues.-Sat. Gina’s Ristorante, 110 N. High St., Millville, 825-4241. Italian cuisine, lunch and dinner, BYOB, nothing over $20. Giorgio’s Restaurant 363 E. Wheat Rd., Buena, 697-2900. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Italian cuisine, pizza. Giovanni’s Italian-American Deli. 1102 N. East Ave., Vineland, 692-0459. Pizza, Italian subs, all your lunch favorites. 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. Jake’s. 611 Taylor Rd., Franklinville, 6945700. Italian-American, served lakeside. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, Sunday brunch. Joe’s Poultry. 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-8860. Barbecue and Kosher chickens, homemade sides, catering. Kawa Thai & Sushi, 2196 N. Second St. (Rt. 47), Millville, 825-9939. Thai and Japanese cuisine. BYOB. 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. Three meals daily. Sunday breakfast buffet, early-bird dinners. Member FDIC Mortgage Center 12 North West Blvd., Newfield NJ 08344 1-800-690-3440 x1107 or 1108 www.newfieldbank.com Gardella’s Ravioli Co. & Italian Deli, 527 S. Brewster Rd.., 697-3509. Name says it all. Daily specials, catering. Closed Sunday. General Custard’s Last Stand, 2578 E. { 26 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 Delicious Goodies for your Family or Hostess Bunny Cakes, Head Cakes (Large & Small) Easter Breads, Easter Breads w/Egg in Middle Bunny Head Cookies, Pastries, Cakes, Pies and more 1370 S. Main Road, Vineland, NJ Happy Easter & Kustard Kitchen Ice Cream Cakes for all Occasions Large Easter Egg Cakes Small Easter Eggs & Bunny Heads ORDER EARLY! 856-690-1200 Open Easter Sunday 6:30 til 1:00 pm Reg. Hours: Tues-Fri 6:30-5pm, Sat. 6:30-3:30pm, Sun 6:30-1pm OPEN Year Round Custard Stand 856-691-5438 1370 S. Main Road Vineland, NJ Library V Restaurant, 206 Rt. 54, Buena, 697-9696. Renowned for prime rib, steaks, seafood, salad bar. Closed Mon. and Tues. La Locanda Pizzeria & Ristorante, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 794-3332. Pasta, veal, chicken. 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. Manny & Vic’s, 1687 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 696-3100. Daily pizza specials, delivery. Manny’s Pizza, 426 N. High St., Millville, 327-5081. Daily pizza specials, delivery. Martino’s Trattoria & Pizzeria, 2614 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 692-4448. Brick oven pizza, risotto, polenta. Three meals daily. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, E. Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. Banquet/ wedding facility as well as intimate restaurant. 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. MVP Bar, 408 Wheat Road, Vineland, 6979825. Full bar menu, live entertainment, drink specials. Neptune Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 1554 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, 6922800. American cuisine, array of cocktails. Next Oar, 127 N. High St., Millville, 2931360. Weekly menu, made-to-order dishes. 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. Pete’s Pizza, 20 W. Park Ave., Vineland, 205-9998. Pizza (including whole wheat), subs, wings. Open daily 11 a.m-10 p.m. Positano Ristorante, 419 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 696-0477. Veal, chicken, and seafood specials, BYOB. 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—noodle soups, curry, hotpot, Buddhist vegetarian. South Vineland Tavern, 2350 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 692-7888. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily. Seafood and prime rib. Steakhouse at Centerton Country Club, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 358-3325. Lunch and dinner. Steaks, reserve wines, upscale casual. Sweet Life Bakery, 601 East Landis Ave., Vineland, 692-5353. Neighborhood bakery. Homemade pastries, cakes, coffee. Tony Sopranos, 107 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 405-0200. Pizza, Mexican Southwest fare, Atkins-friendly salads. Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar, 470 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-4454. Ribs, chicken, fish, steaks. Always clams, eat in or take out. Venuto’s Old World Pizza, 2166 N. Second St., Millville, 327-4002. Pizza and gourmet salads. 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. Ye Olde Centerton Inn, 1136 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 358-3201. American classics served in a building right out of a Rockwell painting. Sushi Lunch Specials $7.99 NOW OPEN AT 2196 N. 2nd Street, Millville (Rt. 47 – Target Shopping Center) Hours: Mon-Thurs. 11am – 10pm Fri.-Sat. 11am – 11pm Sunday 12pm – 9:30pm (856) 825-9939 Restaurant Pizzeria & Lounge Vineland’s neighborhood bakery, for Hannukah and Christmas Desserts Make Your Reservations For Easter & Mother’s Day! Regular Menu & Easter Specials Available Wednesday Night Drink Specials! Starting Tuesday,April 14th Dinner Buffet $13.99 5 – 9 pm (All you can eat) WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | a 6th street between Landis and Elmer in Downtown Vineland 856-692-5353 www.thesweetlifebakery.com HOURS Sun. thru Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. the grapevine { 27 } The Sweet Life Bakery was recently named ‘Best Muffins in South Jersey? by SJ Magazine Readers Poll (856) 697-2900 363 E. WHEAT ROAD BUENA, NJ 08310 I Recipe Corner { LISA ANN DiNUNZIO } Recipe Swap Easter recipes and what to do with the leftover ham. reetings! Spring has finally sprung! The air is filled with sounds of twittering birds, the ground is producing beautiful daffodils and the temperature is rising. These are just a few sure signs that spring is here. With its arrival, many people get ready to prepare some of their favorite springtime recipes. One of my family’s Easter traditions is baking a lambshaped cake from a mold that was given to my Mom when my GreatGrandmother Brady passed away. It’s a cherished tradition we partake in every Easter. The pic- Easter Ham 4 pounds boneless ham, fully cooked 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon dry mustard Whole cloves Slice each roll lengthwise, spread inside of each with spicy mustard (or mustard of choice). Place 2 slices of Swiss cheese and 2 slices of ham on each roll. Cut sandwich in half on the diagonal and serve with potato chips. Makes 4 servings. As always, 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 to The Grapevine, 3660 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361. G tures shown are my niece, Christina, making the lamb cake as she has every year since she was two years old. She is the fifth generation of our family to use this special mold. I encourage everyone to share your family’s traditions with your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Happy Easter! The following recipe and story is shared by Maureen Krupp Maureen writes: “Every year we have our traditional Easter dinner, and the showstopper is the Easter Ham. We enjoy until our bellies are full on Easter day, and then we look forward to ham sandwiches the day after. I thought I would share both recipes with you and hope they go over as big at your house as they do at ours.” Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on rack in a shallow pan, fat side up. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until thermometer reads 140°. After the first hour of roasting, remove ham from oven and score the top if desired, into a diamond pattern. Combine brown sugar with maple syrup (honey may be substituted) and the dry mustard, mix well and spread over the outside of ham. Stud with whole cloves set into the center of each diamond. Return ham to the oven to finish baking. After removing ham from oven, allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes before carving. Makes 12 servings Here is a great recipe to use up any leftovers from the Easter ham. Baked Ham Sandwiches 4 hoagie rolls (8 inches in length) 8 slices domestic Swiss cheese 8 slices fully cooked baked ham Spicy Mustard Beautiful Smiles, Made Affordable OUR SERVICES MILLVILLE FAMILY DENTAL Union Lake Crossing Shopping Center 2144 N. 2nd St., Millville NEW PATIENT WELCOMING PACKAGE { 28 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 $ 80( reg. $230.) Includes oral exam, full mouth series of x-rays, cleaning & polishing, oral cancer screening, periodontal (gums) evaluation. With coupon only. Not valid with other offers. 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In addition to the Tuesday Tours, Cumberland Christian School is also offering an EVENING OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, May 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. No appointment is needed for the Tuesday Tours or the Open House. Students entering grades 6-12 can spend the day at CCS on one of the scheduled Prospective Student Days. These days provide the prospective student with a chance to visit the school and shadow a current student for the day. Thursday, May 7 has been set aside as a Prospective Student Day. Students wishing to visit the school on one of this day must register in advance by contacting Nancy DeHaan, 856-696-1600 ext 39 or ndehaan@cccrusader.org. For other questions about enrolling at Cumberland Christian School, contact Nancy DeHaan at 696-1600 ext. 39. Molly Says Come & Have Your Pet’s Photo Taken! PET PHOTOS Saturday, April 25th By Appointment Only Call For Details! We Are Having A Purina Horse Feed Meeting THURS, APRIL 16TH Please Call For More Information! • • • • • • Horse Poultry Goat Sheep Pig Cattle • • • • • • Dog • Shavings Cat • Woody Pet Pond Fish • Domestic/ Rabbit Wild Bird Game Bird Hay/Straw Winning Singers The Vineland High School School of the Arts Select Choir and Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Lori Cummines, captured awards at the National Choir Festival recently. The Madrigal Singers captured first-place among the five choirs in the madrigal/chamber division II category. The School of the Arts Select Choir competed in division II and won second place in division II of the seven participating mixed choirs. The VHS students are now working with the All Community Select Choir and its director, Eileen Bosco, for the NJ State Choir Festival sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association at the end of April. The combined choirs will participate in the division IV category for both the mixed choir and madrigal classifications. The combined Select mixed choirs invite you to hear their groups at their spring concert, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the VHS South Auditorium. Front row, from left: Jennie Crescenzo, Samantha Lee, Emily Montagna, Adrian Lelli, Natalie Bermudez, Allison Beres, and Kristina Sakhan. Second row: Kaitlyn Brown-Torpey, Angelica Quiles, Jenese Bennett, Amanda Garcia, Juliana Crescenzo, and Chynna Vavrusa. Third row: Melisa Altreche, Cassandra Satterfield, Krystina Mason, Emily Velez, Angel Cosme, Gary Guadalupe, Dee’Anna Denelsbeck, Yasenia Wagner, Aiyanna Brown and Lori Cummines, director. Fourth row, from leftt: Scott Shapiro, Christopher Scott, Shaun Laurencio, Andrew Anastor, PJ Connelly, and Andrea Chieffo. Not pictured: Suzanna Zakota and Yocelyn Cortes. We Carry All Natural Pet Food! Lip Sync Concert at Mennies The faculty and staff of Mennies Elementary School will present their fourth annual Lip Sync Concert in the school’s all purpose room on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 361 E. Grant Ave. The school’s teachers and staff will perform the greatest hits of the 60’s to the current top 40. The previous three concerts have attracted capacity audiences and caused lots of laughs, according to Chris Hannah, Mennies music teacher, and Nancy Dixon, kindergarten teacher, who are coordinating the event. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students. Each ticket includes one chance to win a door prize. There will be a bake sale during intermission. Proceeds will go to the school’s scholarship fund, which goes to a graduating VHS senior who attended Mennies Elementary School. The event will be videotaped by VPS Broadcasting and aired on Channel 9 at a later date. For further information, call the school at 794-6957. Blackoil Sunflower Seed 50 lb. Bag Wild Bird Seed 25 lb. Bag $18.99 $6.99 Citizens Urged to Vote in April 21 School Election The Vineland Board of Education is urging community residents to vote in the 2009 Annual School Election on Tuesday, April 21. Polls will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. Voters will select three school board members from a group of six candidates. The candidates are: Frank DiGiorgio, Anthony R. Fanucci, Gene Mercoli, Robert M. Petronglo, Patricia Phillips, and Paul Spinelli. Fanucci and Spinelli are incumbents. The third incumbent, Robert Evans, is not seeking a new term. Frank Giordano, board president, explains the school board’s role in education: The local board of education sets policies in areas such as classroom instruction, student discipline, and the use of school facilities. These policies guide the school administration in managing the educational program. Also, the school board approves the local district’s proposed budget for presentation to the voters. It negotiates employee contracts, and approves the hiring of teachers, administrators and other staff. To participate in the Annual School Election, a citizen must be a registered voter in his or her municipality. In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by absentee ballot, which is available at the county clerk’s office. Residents can apply to their county clerk for absentee ballots by mail. County clerks must receive mail applications by April 14. In addition, voters have until 3 p.m. on April 20 to apply for absentee ballots in version at the office of the county clerk. Absentee ballots must be received by the board of elections or the designee no later than 9 a.m. on the date of the election. Polling times and locations are contained in sample ballots mailed to all registered voters prior to the election. “Local school board membership is an important public office, one that affects the quality of life in our community,” said Giordano. “I urge voters to make sure their voices are heard on April 21.” 20% OFF ANY DOG OR CAT ITEM (EXCLUDING FOOD) With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. exp. 4/30/09 WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | 20% OFF ANY HUMMINGBIRD OR WILDBIRD FEEDER With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. exp. 4/30/09 GAROPPO Feed & Pet Supplies 1200 Harding Highway (Rt. 40) Newfield, NJ 08344 the grapevine { 29 } 856-697-4444 I COMMUNITY CALENDAR HAPPENINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY Single Parents Society Dance. North Italy Club, Virano Ln. and East Ave. Cumberland County Chapter holds the dances weekly, featuring live bands. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $7 members, $9 non-members. 825-6635. $10 fee for walkers, pets and kids free. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Rain date April 26. 691-1500 ext. 17. APRIL 23 AND 24 FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Crabs & Spaghetti. North Italy Club, Eighth St. and Verona Ln. 6 p.m. Takeouts starting 5:30 p.m. (bring a container). Steamed and raw clams also available. Cost is $15 per person eat-in or takeout. Ave. 6-8 p.m. Learn about the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians from tribe member Yuri Ridgeway. Free and open to all ages. 794-4244. AARP Driver Safety Program. Vineland Fiorili Senior Center on 6th and Elmer sts. Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled is administering the course. $14 fee. Register in advance. Call 453-2223 TUESDAY, APRIL 14 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers of City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 24 Friday Night Coffehouse. Trinity Bible Church, 4630 Mays Landing Rd. Basketball/ Ping-Pong/ Karaoke, Video Games/ Billiards/ Board Games (Feel free to bring your own!) Plus snacks and refreshments. 7 p.m. WEDNESDAYS IN LENT Bread and Broth. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2384 E. Landis Ave. Meal at 6 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. service. 691-4278. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 Cooking Demonstration. Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St, Landisville. Wine paired with three courses by Chef Murray Levin of Lucia’s Ristorante in Vineland. 6 p.m., $47. Advance tickets required. 697-7172. FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Good Friday Breakfast. Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Second St., Millville. Special speaker attorney Fred Jacobs. Starts 8 a.m. $6. 825-0076. SATURDAY, APRIL 25 All Sports Booster Dinner Dance. North Italy Hall, Eighth St. and Verona Ln. Catered buffet, entertainment by the Secret THURSDAYS IN LENT Community Lenten Lunches. First Presbyterian Church, 800 East Landis Ave. Lunch and brief message by a clergy from the community. Noon-1 p.m. MONDAY, APRIL 13 Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 Healthy Lifestyle Seminar. Louise’s Cafe, Salem and West Blvd., Newfield, Guest Speaker: Roe Melnicove, a Health & Wellness Coordinator. Topics discussed: Improve immune function, increase energy levels, slow the aging process, reduce disease-causing toxins, learn your body’s nutritional requirements. 7 p.m. RSVP 6978700 7 a.m.-2 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 10 Run for Barb. Cumberland County College, 3322 College Dr. The family and friends of Sharon Bortle have organized the “Run for Barb: Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence 5K Run/Walk” The event will begin at 9 a.m. The run/walk has been planned in memory of Sharon Bortle, a teacher at Durand Elementary School, and Barbara Vanaman, an education transportation coordinator and fitness enthusiast. Both died in domestic violence incidents. “Physical abuse in the home is a terrible tragedy that alters lives forever,” said Debbie Matusow, an organizer of the event. “Providing aid to the victims in the form of shelter, basic necessities and counseling, is the best way to help families get back on their feet and lead productive lives. “Giving aid to domestic violence victims seems the most appropriate tribute to Sharon, who was always involved in helping others,” said Bev Greco. “Together, we can help stop this cycle of abuse that ruins lives and many times ends with the death of a loved one. An entry and pledge form is available at www.vineland.org/pr/public/rfbform For more information, visit www.Lmsports.com or contact Bruce Wilson wilsonb@sjhs.com. To increase awareness of domestic abuse, Val Gallina, a special education teacher at D’Ippolito School is again selling purple bracelets. The cost is $3 each, two for $5 or three for $10. To order, contact Gallina via email vgallina@vineland.org. A FREE AFTER-HOURS NETWORKING EVENT for local women business owners is set for Thursday, April 16, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center (450 E. Broad Street in Bridgeton). Meet like-minded business owners, network and enjoy wine and cheese. Registration is required. Contact Joyce Garofolo, Membership VP, NJAWBO, Cumberland-Salem Chapter at gtravelingagent@aol.com for more information. THE SICILIAN AMERICAN CLUB is accepting nominations for the Spirit of Achievement Award for 2009 until Friday, April 24. Nominees must be of Italian Heritage and good moral character. He or she must inspire others through their extraordinary service to the community. The award ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 24. Written nominations are to be detailed and comprehensive. Forward submissions to the Selection Committee C/O Clorinda Blasse, President P.O. Box 84, Vineland, NJ 08362. SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Healthy Family Community Day. YMCA of Vineland, 1159 E. Landis Ave. Fun, food, entertainment, and education. More than 25 vendors will offer complimentary information about health and safety topics. Other features: an obstacle course, the Toothmobile, a celebrity dunk tank, and an art show, complete with prizes. Tour the YMCA’s new Family Fitness Center and free weight room, as well as full-sized pool and skate park. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free, no registration needed. 691-0030. THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Community Environmental Enhancement Grant Program. The program assists non-profit groups and organizations with grant funds dedicated to preserving and improving the environment in Cumberland County. The Improvement Authority has budgeted $250,000 for the program this year and will award grants ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. The individual grant amounts will depend upon the number of applications that are approved. Grant applicants for 2010 may be eligible to receive funding to conduct projects that can include anti-litter campaigns, recycling, air quality, water quality, solid waste management, watershed management, preservation efforts, environmental cleanup efforts to encourage preservation, soil conservation, establishment of outdoor recreation facilities by reclaiming public lands, improving storm water management practices, and the purchasing of recycled material for community enhancement and recreational projects. Other creative applications that preserve or improve the environment will also be considered for review. “We encourage applicants to schedule a pre-application meeting to review their ideas,” said Cumberland County Recycling Coordinator Dennis DeMatte Jr. “A proposed project must be completed within one year from the grant award date.” The application deadline for the Environmental Enhancement Grant Program is April 27. For more information, please contact the Cumberland County Improvement Authority at 825-3700. SUNDAY, APRIL 19 Newfield Sportsmen’s Club Venison Breakfast. North Italy Club, Eighth St. and Verona Ln. 7;30- a.m-noon. $8. SUNDAY, APRIL 19 Our Lady of the Lakes Pancake Breakfast. Our Lady of the Lakes Church Hall, 9 Malaga Rd., Collings Lakes. Proceeds will be used for parish assessments for Notre Dame Regional Catholic School. Menu inlcudes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. Meals are $5. Tickets to be purchased by April 12. 609-805-7503 or 609-561-8313. { 30 } the grapevine | APRIL 8, 2009 SUNDAY, APRIL 19 Cumberland SPCA Step-for-a-Pet Walk. Parvin State Park Beach Front, Pittsgrove. Walk in the park to help raise money for the homeless animals. Remember to bring your mutt. Raise $50 or more and receive a 2009 Pet Walk t-shirt. Great prizes, spring pet photos, musical entertainment, free refreshments, shelter dogs available for adoption. 9 a.m.-noon. “PICK AN EGG MONTH” is currently underway for new and returning members of the YMCA of Vineland, who may enjoy several specials during April. At the front desk, each person can select an egg, which will indicate a certain level of savings. The savings can range from $15 to $147.72. The YMCA of Vineland is located at 1159 East Landis Avenue. For more information, call the YMCA at 691-0030. SEND US YOUR EVENT NOTICES. We want to help you publicize your events. Send them to us at the address listed on page 3. Service band, and an auction. A cash bar is available. Proceeds will help fund the club’s June banquet to honor senior scholar/athletes and provide scholarships. 6:30 p.m. Tickets $35. 696-0954. SPORTS SATURDAY, APRIL 11 Challenger League First Game. Cunningham Park, West Ave. and Wheat Rd. North Vineland Little League Challenger League players, coaches, parents, Vineland Rotarians, Vineland High School Interact Club, Mayor Romano, and Assemblymen Matthew Milam will all be on hand. 1:30 p.m. THE VINELAND HISTORICAL and Antiquarian Society invites anyone interested in volunteering at the Society to attend volunteer orientation sessions, to be held on Thursday, April 9, at 1 p.m., and Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. The Society is located at 108 South Seventh Street. For further details: www.vinelandhistory.org. A BUS TRIP TO LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, is being sponsored by The Zonta Club of Cumberland County. The trip is set for Saturday, April 18. It includes tickets to the American Music Theater to see the show “RocketMen— The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John,” along with visits to the Kitchen Kettle Amish Village and Rockvale Outlets. Cost is $55 per person, which includes the bus trip and show ticket. Meals not included. Bus leaves Maintree Shopping Center, Main Road and Chestnut Avenue, at 9 a.m. and returns at 9 p.m. Call 825-9587 to reserve a seat. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 Project Graduation Breakfast Fundraiser. VHS South Cafeteria, E. Chestnut Ave. Project Graduation is a free all-night drug and alcohol-free party for seniors to celebrate their high school graduation. organizers must raise nearly $60,000 annually. Menu includes eggs, sausage, potatoes, French toast sticks, bread, and hot/cold beverages. 7:30-11:30 a.m. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 794-6800 ext. 7594 or smusey@vineland.org. SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Run for Aaron 5K/1 Mi. 4680 Dante Ave. Registration 7:30 a.m., race at 9 a.m. All age groups. Scholarships awarded to graduating area seniors. $25 per runner, $50 per family for the 5K and $20/$40. 825-5228 or www.runforaron.com. TUESDAY, APRIL 28 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers of City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 1 First Friday Game Night. Vineland 1st Church of the Nazarene, 2725 N. Delsea Dr. Basketball, games, food, and music for ages 12-16. 696-4380. THE FED-UP WITH BREAST CANCER 5-Mile Blanket Walk will be held at Landis Park on Saturday April 25. The event will also focus on youth staying away from gangs and drugs, as there will be activities for the youth to get involved with. Proceeds will benefit SJH Foundation, Susan G. Komen race for the Cure, and Fedup-4u. Call 364-8103 or send email to fedup4u@hotmail.com. Write checks and money orders to Fedup-4u, 308 W. Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ. THE MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR America Pageant is seeking contestants. the contest will be held at Harrah’s Resort Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, June 4 at 1 p.m. The pageant celebrates women who have reached the “age of elegance,” or 60 years and over, and exemplify the dignity and maturity of all senior Americans. After winning the State title, the queen becomes the delegate for New Jersey and will compete in the national pageant, held at Harrah’s in October. For an application and information call 822-7441. SUNDAY, MAY 3 Dr. Sketchy’s. Artist Consortium, 129B N. High St., Millville. Artists draw glamorous burlesque dancers, compete in contests, and win wacky prizes. 2-5 p.m. $10-$15, tickets at the door, must be 18 to participate. SATURDAY, JULY 25 Barbara Cook Run-Ride-Walk for Cancer. New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville. This year’s event will feature new bike routes including 62-mile (Metric Century) and 31-mile rides, plus an 8-mile fun ride for family riders. A post-event barbeque fundraiser will include raffles and auctions. Longer cycling events begin 8 a.m., other registrations 4:30 p.m., events at 6 p.m. For additional details, or to register, visit www.ACTIVE.com. MONDAY, MAY 4 Environmental Commission Meeting. City Hall, Fourth Floor Conference Room, 640 E. Wood St. 7 p.m. THE KIDSPEACE FOSTER CARE and Community Program is hosting a meet-and-greet to announce the opening of a Vineland office. Join the staff on Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vineland Public Library (1058 E. Landis Avenue) to learn more about the program or call 794-9950. CPR COURSES are being offered by The American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter at the Millville Office, 21 E. Main Street (Rear Suites). All registrations must be paid in advance. For additional information, call Damaris Alicea, Health & Safety Manager, 413-0909. • Tuesday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 21, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Recertification, 5-9 p.m., $40. • Saturday, April 11, Community CPR/AED, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., $50. • Saturday, April 18, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $70. • Saturday, April 25, First Aid, 8 a.m.-noon, $35. THURSDAY, MAY 7 The Photographic Society of Vineland. Newfield Senior Center, corner of Catawba Ave and Church St, Newfield. New members welcome. 7:30pm. 691-4563. EVERY MONDAY Zumba. Vineland 1st Church of the Nazarene, 2725 N. Delsea Dr. Join Tamara for this exercise craze. 6:15 p.m. for low impact, 7 p.m. for high impact. 696-4380. FRIDAY, MAY 8 Moonlight Scrapbook/Card making Night. Masonic Lodge, Landis Ave. Dinner and snacks will be served and prizes will be given. 3 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $35. To reserve your space, call in advance 794-1069. EVERY TUESDAY Karate Class. Dr. Wm. Mennies School, 361 E. Grant Ave. Program of the Vineland Recreation Commission, for girls and boys ages 6 and up. Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Registration fee $15, 794-4000, ext. 4681. SATURDAY, MAY 9 A Mother’s Love Conference and Luncheon. 208 Park Ave. Registration is $20. Presented by Heartfelt Treasures and WOWgroup. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 982-1559. EVERY THURSDAY Free Yoga Class. Holly Heights School AVA room (2515 E. Main Street), Millville. Linda Schimmel, certified yoga instructor, teaches. Open to all age groups and suitable for most fitness levels. Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat or beach towel to class. 6-7 p.m. Every Thursday through April 30. WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 Planning Board Meeting. Council Chambers of City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE and Electronics Recycling Day of 2009 is set for Saturday, April 18. County residents may bring their household generated hazardous waste and electronics to the City of Millville Streets and Roads Complex on Ware Avenue in Millville from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are limited to 150 pounds or 20 gallons of material per trip, to include the following items: gasoline and kerosene, pesticides and herbicides, household batteries, oil-based paints, turpentine and thinners, and other solvents. Electronics, limited to six computer units per resident, include such items as computers, monitors, keyboards, TVs, VCR and DVD players, stereos and cell phones. No small quantity commercial generators of hazardous material will be allowed to dispose of their waste during these clean-up days. Also, tires will not be accepted at the Hazardous Waste Days this year. Residents may bring tires to the Cumberland County Solid Waste Complex during normal business hours. There is a fee of two dollars per automobile tire, and five dollars per truck tire. Questions? Call 825-3700. If unable to attend this clean-up day, store your eligible materials in a safe manner until the next scheduled collection day—June 6 at the County Complex in Bridgeton. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 31 } TH 5×5 • 5×10 • 10×10 • 10×15 • 10×20 2 MO N WITH AID RENTAL • 24 Hour / 7 Day Available • Car/RV/Boat Storage EPA PR • Document / File Storage • Computerized Gate Access 1 MONTH FREE 1348 S. Main Road • Vineland, NJ • 856-691-3613 • www.MainRoadUStoreIt.com I Faces in the News services. One of the most important tasks undertaken by Riesenburger was serving as President of the Trustees during the construction of the new addition. Riesenburger lives in Vineland and is the Chair of the Environmental Law Group for Flaster/Greenburg. He is a cum laude graduate of the American University where he received the John F. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago. Riesenburger Named a Trustee Emiritus Franklin J. Riesenburger, Esq. was named a Trustee Emeritus, in recognition of 24 years of exemplary service to Vineland Public Library and the community. Joanne Gittone, President of the Trustees, left in photo, presented Riesenburger with a plaque and memory book. At right, his wife looks on. Riesenburger was appointed to the Vineland Public Library Board of Trustees in 1984 by Joseph E. Romano, the father of Vineland’s current mayor. His term as a Trustee took him through five City Mayors and three Library Directors. Important events during his tenure included automation of the card catalogue, expansion of library materials, establishment of a Library Foundation and a tremendous growth in Serra Receives National Honor Thomas Serra, owner of Thomas Serra Salon & Spa here in Vineland, recently was honored by Top Salons & Day Spas in America!, Total Look – Gala Fashion, and also received an exclusive invitation to do a photo shoot for Passion International Stylebook in Washington, D.C. Serra received these honors after attending a weeklong cruise for the Share the Wealth Program, which celebrates hair fashion artistry. The program, founded by John Amico, Sr., included educational seminars presented by industry experts such as Geno Stampora, John Amico, Jr., Larry Oskin, and Rudy D’Amico from Italy. Tommy Serra was a featured speaker for the events. As a result of the Share the Wealth Program, a national consumer hair magazine—Top Salons & Day Spas in America!— will include Serra in a future directory article. Total Look – Gala Fashion honored Serra with a Supernatural Award Plaque. Passion International Stylebook also asked Serra to participate in a future photo shoot for its international audience. These trendsetting stylebooks are considered the top fashion directories, which can be found in virtually every salon throughout the world. Serra has owned and operated his salon and spa on Landis Avenue for 45 years. He has been in the industry for nearly 50 years. Additionally, Serra had owned and directed the Philadelphia Academy of Beauty, a fully accredited cosmetology school. Hart-Macy Named to Who’s Who Megan L. Hart-Macy, Professional and Community Education Program Administrator and member of the adjunct faculty at Cumberland County College, has been named to the 2009-10 edition of Who’s Who Among Professionals and Executives. The specialized registry, produced by Montclair Publishing, recognizes men and women of excellence in professional fields from across North America and Canada. An employee of Cumberland County College since 2004, Hart-Macy specializes in the arts, humanities and business in her role as a program administrator. She received her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and is a 1996 graduate of CCC. The Millville resident donates charitably to the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. In her free time she enjoys volunteer work and her role as a Bible study teacher at Genesis Elder Care. In addition, Hart-Macy is the 2008-09 N.J. American Queen and supports D.A.S.H. (Domestic Abuse Stops Here). “I am honored to receive this recognition in conjunction with my work at Cumberland County College,” said Hart-Macy. “From a student to a full-time employee, my heart is the success of each and every student I encounter, whether it is through teaching or advising. I hope to use this honor to continue my professional growth and contributions to my work at Cumberland.” Save Time & Money! Vineland’s Premier Car Wash Offers To You: EXPRESS WASH Only $6.00 to get the dirt off!! SHOE REPAIR 2611 S. Main Rd., Vineland Gift Books Available! (Between Grant & Sherman) No Waiting for vacuum customers… Stay in your car!! Look At Your Shoes… Everybody Else Does! 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Yogesh Thakur, coordinator of Sanskaar, thanked all the volunteers and their parents for making this first cleanup event successful. Happy Easter to our Beautiful Little Angels Danna, Suzanne, and Baby Girl Andrea (a.k.a. Rabbit) Love, Proud Grandparents Ricky & Marie Gallo Happy Easter to our Wonderful Grandchildren: Virginia, Anabelle, Logan, Shannon, Daniel, Dominic, and Gabriella—Love, Grandparents Paul & Paula Doe Local Employees Honored Trico Lift, a nationally established aerial work platform company headquartered in Millville, recently held an Employee Appreciation Dinner to honor employees for their efforts and to recognize several milestones. Service awards were presented to 10 employees including Lorrie Adler of Vineland, Mary Lou Cuneo of Franklinville, and Yamira Velez of Newfield. Adler is the company’s Marketing Manager. She has worked at the company for 15 years. According to Trico Lift Executive Vice President Chris Carmolingo, Adler received the company’s Outstanding Achievement Award, which is given to employees who demonstrate the desired attributes of a true Trico Lift team player. Cuneo works at the company’s headquarters in Millville as a Credit and Collections Representative and Velez is Sales Coordinator for the company. Both Cuneo and Velez received the company’s Joe Pustizzi, Sr. Service Award, given for completing five years of service. The award is named after Trico Lift President and CEO Ken Pustizzi’s father who founded the equipment rental company in 1952 from which Trico Lift was formed. Barbetti Wins Tourney Dylan Barbetti, former Vineland resident, won at the USTA Queens Harbor tennis tournament. The three-day tournament included junior players from central and north Florida, and was held during President’s Day Weekend. The photo shows Barbetti accepting his trophy from Queen’s Harbor Tennis Director Matt Hancock. Barbetti is currently ranked #134 in Florida for Boys 12 and under. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Ariana’s Art Ariana Scalfo, of Vineland is 17 and a sophomore at Cumberland County College. She was recently chosen to create five charcoal sketches of movement for the Vineland Regional Dance Company’s spring performance at CCC. Scalfo, a Fine Arts Major, was recognized for her ability in figure drawing. Sarah Shapiro, Art Director at CCC, was instrumental in giving this student the opportunity for her first art exhibition. Celebration at Boys & Girls Club Boys & Girls Club of Vineland members planned a week of interesting and fun activities to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week for the week of March 22-28. 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Opening Doors to Home Ownership REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS The following transactions of $1,000 or more were filed with Cumberland County in the month of March 2009 (transactions may have occurred in an earlier month). Names listed may, in some cases, be those of buyers’ or sellers’ representatives. 761 Bridgeton Ave., Leroy M Jones to Primacy Closing Corp. on 3/4/09 for $295,000 60 W Sunset Pine Dr., Raymond F Mensh to Dawn Groover on 3/4/09 for $186,000 Now Is The Time To Buy! Excellent Interest Rates FAIRFIELD TWP Fairfield Twp., Richard B Blew to Frank E Laning, III on 3/5/09 for $8,448 VINELAND 1508 W Landis Ave., Lee Dalton to Eva Cardoso on 3/2/09 for $74,000 2561 Michelon Ct., LaSalle Bank Trust (by Atty.) to 101 Orchard LLC on 3/2/09 for $145,000 450 John St., Yury Shapovalov to Kathleen Loguidice-Newsome on 3/2/09 for $153,000 404 W Laurel St., Diana E Cruz to Daniel Fabbri on 3/3/09 for $65,000 1240 Lilac Dr., Jeremias J Bermudez to Osmar Renato Escotlam on 3/3/09 for $168,000 1092 Maurice River Pkwy., Dennis Spence to Sandra Elmore on 3/4/09 for $9,500 129 Luciano Ave., Cumberland County Sheriff to New Jersey Home Construction Inc. on 3/4/09 for $61,900 520 Third St., Naomi E Rodriguez to Lillian Reyes on 3/4/09 for $137,000 2611 N East Blvd., Paul C Smith to Steel-Men LLC on 3/4/09 for $200,000 1183 Almond Rd., Barnard LLC to Hilario Hernandez on 3/5/09 for $50,000 BRIDGETON 75 Edward Ave., Lynn Ada Holding to DFC Management LLC on 3/3/09 for $130,000 39 Ridge Ave., Sherry Gosbin (Ind. 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