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INSIDE DOUBLE MAKEOVER • BBQ’S, PARTIES • VINTAGE VINELAND • TEE TIME VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 19 | JUNE 17, 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 Guthrie’s myspace captions this photo “Me and Donovan in Denmark 2002.” The 1960s iconic Woodstock legend performs here on the 40th anniversary of that famous music festival. umberland County Fairgrounds might not have the prestige accorded Max Yasgur’s farm in upstate New York, site of the Woodstock Festival held 40 years ago this summer, but it shares the distinction of hosting a legendary performer C from that festival this weekend. Arlo Guthrie will take the stage at the 3rd Annual Southern Shore Music Festival on Saturday evening for a set of new and old material from his catalogue. Festival organizer Bob Rose had been trying to book Guthrie for the past two years. “I tried to get Arlo for the first Southern Shore Music Festival three years ago, but the dates hadn’t worked,” he said. “We talked about booking him last year and he was out of the country, so we sort of penciled him in in advance for ’09 and at the beginning of the year we confirmed. This is his only New Jersey show until the fall.” Guthrie, the son of singer-songwriter and folk icon Woody Guthrie, is a Brooklyn native who now makes his home in Massachusetts. Still, he’s no stranger to New Jersey. Over the years, he has performed throughout the state, including an appearance at Appel Farm in Elmer 10 years ago and in Cumberland County in 1991. “It took some time to get him for the Bridgeton Folk Festival,” said Rose of the event he first organized in the 1980s. “He kicked off the next decade for us. At that point, that was the biggest crowd we ever had.” At a 2006 festival performance broadcast by Scottish radio, Guthrie told the crowd that, as a kid, he answered the door one day and discovered a guy named Bob Dylan looking for Woody. He explained that, at that time, “my dad was down the road in a hospital” and that Dylan went to see him there. Guthrie said he visited his dad after that, but the truth is, he and his siblings had been visiting their father at Graystone Psychiatric Continued on page 20 Time in a Bottle Second grade teacher Mrs. Veronica Glogau and her class at Bishop Schad Regional School buried a time capsule last week. It included a class photo, a list of timely facts (President, favorite toys, TV shows, movies, songs, etc.), a school uniform, a Phillies poster from the World Series win, and what each student said he or she would like to be when grown up. The class made a date to return in 10 years to dig up the time capsule around the time they graduate from high school. I Nicholas Vicente, Janice Girone and Carly Mayhew lower the time capsule into the ground. Photo of entire class on page 32 Se Habla Español Buy with Confidence Buy from 1517 SOUTH DELSEA DRIVE, VINELAND NJ 856-692-1700 • www.rossihonda.com 2008 President’s Award Winner & 2008 Council of Excellence Winner Rossi HONDA Visit Us At www.rossihonda.com I Faces in the News Sisters Place in Soap Box Derby Two sisters won First Place trophies in the recent Soap Box Derby sponsored by the Vineland Downtown Improvement District. Pictured here, Rachel Berman, 16, captured first in the Super Stock Division (1417 year olds) and sister Cori, 11, took first place in the Stock Division. Their sponsor was ACE Plumbing and the names of their cars were Rockin’ Ray and Crazy Cab. A Visit to Baker House The Vineland Service Clubs Council recently held its monthly meeting at Baker House, a senior living community. Sherry Kohl gave the group a presentation about the assisted living facility, especially the amenities for residents, such as an on-site Wellness Director, attractive apartments and the family-like atmosphere. Pictured from left: Service Clubs President Shirley Burke, Kohl accepting certificate of thanks, and Service Clubs Council treasurer B.J. Giercyk. Carpenter Wins Scholarship Vineland High School senior, Robert Carpenter, received a first-time $5,000 scholarship given by global engineering firm Hill International, for his participation in Cumberland County’s ACE mentoring program during the last two years. 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Writer Vincent Farinaccio and Festival organizer Bob Rose discussed the fact that the festival takes place just a couple of months prior to the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. Guthrie performed at that famous music festival and will likely reminisce about it with those who attend the Southern Shore Music Festival this weekend. *** In my May 27, 2009 editor’s letter, I wrote that Sid Brody was the oldest Jewish War veteran in Vineland. A couple of readers (including Brody) contacted me since then to point out that, while Brody certainly deserved the recognition he was given as grand marshal of the veteran’s motorcade preceding the Cumberland County Community Festival two weeks ago, he is in fact, too young (at 88) to be Vineland’s oldest Jewish War veteran. That unique honor belongs to Tom Lerner, 93, a veteran of World War II. I apologize to both Brody and Lerner for the error. *** While speaking with Sid Brody on the phone last week, he suggested that we publish a notice declaring the number of copies we distribute each week. He reasoned that many people (including current and potential advertisers) in Vineland probably are unaware of the fact that we mail The Grapevine to every residence in the City of Vineland, in addition to dozens of copies throughout the region and even to several other states. Who am I to argue with a businessman as successful as Brody has been? So here goes: Total number of copies of The Grapevine delivered by the U.S. Postal Service: June 10, 2009 issue: { CONTENTS } 1 Arlo Guthrie Headlines The Southern Shore Music Festival has him coming to Vineland this weekend. VINCE FARINACCIO 3 & 28 Faces in the News 7 A Library of Ideas Kids and adults alike can dive into summer reading opportunities. DEBORAH A. EIN 8 The Panic of 1873 Vineland Railway Company was sold at a loss several months before. VINCE FARINACCIO 10 12 Community Calendar Martini Shoes and Q-Ball Both these downtown businesses deserve kudos as well as your patronage. TODD NOON 13-16 HOME & GARDEN 17 18 23 Golf and Sports Listing Backyard Parties DINING: The Best BBQ It was down to two…and then…. STEPHEN WILSON 27 Recipe Corner Heart Healthy… Bob DeSanto’s risotto recipe. LISA DINUNZIO 29 30 34 36 Crossword In Our Schools Entertainment Vintage Vineland Transportation Futures They were discussed at a recent Planning Board meeting. LEE BURKE 22,409 Number of copies distributed in the past year (52 weeks): Hey Dads & Grads Hey Dads & Grads Start Your Summer Start Your Summer Off Right With A Off Right With A Whole New Style! Whole New Style! 1.16 million In addition to these copies delivered to your mailboxes, we also distribute an additional 750 copies to area businesses and institutions each week. Thanks for the suggestion, Mr. Brody. *** With Father’s Day fast approaching this coming Sunday, June 21, many of you may have the same reaction I did when I realized how quickly the date has snuck up on me. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed me by this year. Maybe I’m getting old or maybe it’s just a function of having kids or the rat race of publishing a weekly newspaper, but it seems that we went from January to June in the blink of an eye. In any event, I’d be remiss not to mention my dear old dad in this space this week. As mentioned in my Mother’s Day column a few weeks ago, my mom and dad have been incredibly supportive of me (their names are even included in the staff list at right) since I started The Grapevine (as they’ve been throughout my life). My father has done everything from running errands, to selling ads, to his current gig—delivering copies of the newspapers to area businesses every Tuesday and Wednesday. 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Registration is required, and the Family Fun Nights continue every Tuesday night through August 11 with a magician, an author/illustrator, a singalong, zoo animals, and storytelling on various nights. The Library will also host morning story- O times for the younger set (six months to 5) and afternoon reading clubs for ages 6 and up. Activities for various age groups include an American Girl Party, a Monster Party, Puppy Tales (kids read to therapy dogs), a Young Writers Club, and an Independent Reading Club. For teens, the theme at the Library this summer is “Express Yourself @ Your Library.” This can be accomplished through activities such as a read-a-thon (read for at least an hour and a half, and you will be able to join in a pizza party and receive a free book), making book trailers for Life as We Knew It and Twilight, creating your own comic strip (work alone or in pairs on Bitstrips.com), writing book reviews, being a reading buddy to a younger child, getting in on a book discussion (A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass), even entering a teen writing contest. And here’s the best part—getting in on the Summer Reading Program at the Vineland Public Library is free. Most of the programs are funded by Friends of the Vineland Public Library. All you need to do is register, so if any of these activities interest you, call the Library at 794-4244, ext. 4246. Learn more about library programs and services from the library’s web page at www.vinelandlibrary.org Adults may add to their summer reading list the just-announced Cumberland County College One Book-One College 2009-10 selection of Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say by Amy Hill Hearth. A “must read” on campus, members of the community are also urged to read the book. The One Book-One College program is highlighted each year with an on-campus visit by the author. Hearth is set to visit CCC on November 4. According to a college press release, “Strong Medicine Speaks captures the voice of 85-year-old tribal elder Marion ‘Strong Medicine’ Gould as she looks back on her life as a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian. The oral history offers an inside look at contemporary Native American life …. The book came about when author Amy Hill Hearth learned that Read and Watch The Vineland Public Library (VPL) Children’s Department is partnering with Four Star Video to encourage children to read this summer. Children ages 3 to 12 who read five books from July 6 to August 14, and answer a few questions about the books they read (or were read to them) can receive a coupon for a free G or PG video or DVD rental from Four Star Video. Blank coupons will be available in the VPL Children’s Department on July 6. The coupons will be stamped for each book the child reads and discusses with a librarian. When children have five stamps, they can redeem the coupon at Four Star Video, at 2630 East Chestnut Avenue in Vineland. she had a female ancestor, born circa 1700, who was a member of the Lenni-Lenape tribe. Hearth set out to learn more about the tribe, eventually meeting Strong Medicine. 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Over the next eight years, businesses sprang forth in the center of town and Vineland soon began to forge its identity through what it manufactured, produced and sold. But 12 years into its existence, Vineland, along with the country, was threatened by what is commonly referred to today as the Panic of 1873. The date commonly given for the start of the panic and for what became known as The Long Depression is September 18, 1873. According to an H 18 -H o l e C o u r s e H a n d i c a p – A c c e ss i b l e October 2008 New York Times article comparing the current recession to that of its 19th century predecessor, Jay Cooke and Company, the prominent Philadelphia banking firm connected with the early stages of the Northern Pacific Railroad, suspended payments on notes it had issued, a prelude to its declaration of bankruptcy. The rail industry plays a significant role in the Panic of 1873. According to online sources, there were 35,000 miles of track laid in the United States in the first eight years after the Civil War. Always a risky business, the railroad was one of the biggest employers in the country. Just prior to September 18, the New York Times reported, “railroad and real estate speculation had been rampant and values had multiplied to unheard of heights.” It’s not surprising, then, that a grandscale project like the Northern Pacific Railroad would help trigger the economic panic of this period. Vineland’s investment in its own rail line exemplifies the difficulties in financing such a venture at this time. Unable to meet expenses, the Vineland Railway Company was sold at a considerable loss for its shareholders several months before the Panic of 1873. 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By September 20, all trading was suspended on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time ever. The government decided to pour money on the wound by announcing it would buy what turned out to be a total of $13 million in bonds. When, the following year, Congress passed a bill that the New York Times reported “would allow for more printing of currency to spur inflation and reduce the real value of debts,” President Ulysses S. Grant vetoed it. Agriculture, another leading employer in the country and certainly a significant Vineland business, was another casualty Varicose Veins? Leg Swelling? 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Frank Andrews, in the Vineland Historical Magazine, acknowledged that in this period of the city “the unprecedented growth of the preceding years had practically ceased and doubts were expressed.” Yet, just as today, Vineland probably didn’t have as bad an experience as other areas of the country, particularly major urban centers, which absorbed the brunt of the 14 percent unemployment rate by 1876. Ever vigilant of Vineland’s wellbeing, Landis undertook a trip to Europe in 1874 in order to entice more individuals to settle and work here. And soon, stability and growth returned, apparently ahead of most of the nation. The Long Depression, the New York Times claimed, took four years to conclude. According to Andrews, it seems that Vineland’s “long” depression lasted only two. I Specializing in spider and varicose vein treatment Please Call for appointment 856-309-VEIN (8346) Charles L. Dietzek, D.O., FACOS Raymond S. 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SJH Fitness Connection, 1430 W. Sherman Ave. Speaker Scott Burlingame will speak about the signs and symptoms of stroke. Noon, $6 per person or $10 per couple. SUNDAY, JUNE 21 SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Super Bingo Game. Notre Dame School, 601 Central Ave., Landisville. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the game begins at 1 p.m. There are door prizes, raffles, a $1,000 Jackpot. Tickets can be purchased by calling 629-7811. Salute to Fathers. Bellview Winery, Atlantic St., Landisville. A wine and gourmet cheese tasting festival on Father’s Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jazz musician Dirk Quinn will play 1-4 p.m and vineyard and winery tours will be given at noon, 2 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. Sparkling beverages available for children. Admission, as well as the tours and the tasting, is free. TUESDAY, JUNE 23 Family Fun Night. Purple Penguin Ice Cream, 1008 Harding Hwy., Newfield. Benefits Malaga Fire Co. Pony rides for one hour, music, clowns, face painting, cartoon characters, good food. Bring a chair/blanket. 6:30 p.m. 697-4731. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Classic Car Cruise. Landicini’s, 3600 E. Landis Ave. (between Gullo’s and Liquor Store). All years of cars welcome. 5-8 p.m. 691-3099. TUESDAY, JUNE 23 NJAWBO Networking Lunch. The CyberSpot, 610 E. Landis Ave. Any woman in business is welcome and can attend three chapter events before becoming a member. Noon–2 p.m. $15. Registration required, 673-4045 or www.NJAWBO.org. dents get accepted to their dream schools like I did.” Students can enroll for the classroom course or sign up for private tutoring at www.ivyinsiders.com or by calling 1-888-448-9773. The classroom course begins at $699 and private tutoring costs vary by the number of hours. Use the discount code NJ21grapevine when signing up and save $100. SUNDAY, JUNE 21 Weekly Dance. North Italy Club Hall, East Ave. and Virano Ln. County chapter of the Single Parents Society holds the dances for people age 50 and up, married or single. Live band performs music for waltz, rhumba, swing, foxtrot, line dances, MONDAY, JUNE 22 Five Secrets To Permanent Weight Loss. Vineland Public Library, E. Landis Ave. Heidi Shelley, The Foundation for Wellness Professionals will speak about SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Rotary Club Yard Sale. Loyle Lanes CORRECTED DATE: VHS CLASS OF 1944 will hold its 65th-year reunion at Eastlyn Golf Course on September 12. Letters will be going out shortly with details, but classmates who have changed their addresses or wish further information may call Ed Giglio at 691-9305 or Evelyn Goldstein at 692-6199. Department of Children & Families (Outreach to At-Risk Youth grant). AN SAT TUTORING PROGRAM will be held by Carolyn Brooks, who will hold an Ivy Insiders program this summer at Vineland High School. Ivy Insiders has been very successful in test prep for the previous few years. Last year the average improvement was 264 points on the SAT and 100 on SAT II. Brooks will hold two three-week classroom courses at Vineland High running from July 7 to July 31 and from August 14 to September 4. Classroom courses include 18 hours of lecture and four practice exams, which will be graded each week to measure progress. Brooks will also offer private tutoring throughout the summer. “The reason I decided to get involved with this program is really because I want to help the students in our area,” says Brooks, a Wharton School of Business student. “I feel that there is so much potential in students of our community…. I am hoping that this program will help many more stu- SENIOR CARE OF VINELAND provides support to elderly and disabled individuals within the community. It is starting a therapeutic sewing class and is in need of a variety of supplies to get up and running. The supplies most needed are fabrics, threads, scissors, unused or gently used working sewing machines, rulers, unused notions, embroidery and needlepoint projects, and latch hook kits. Those interested in helping may contact Katie Smith at sewingseniors@gmail.com. In photo, from left: Ana Elisa Montalvo, Elizabeth Arbona, Margarita Puerta, Carmen Ortiz, and Dorcas Muñoz. THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of Vineland recently held a Job Fair at the Carl Arthur Recreration Center. The event was designed for students who attend some of the alternative high schools in Vineland, such as Second Chance, Creative Achievement and Success Program. Sessions were held in the areas of job search, interview techniques, resume development, presentation skills and volunteerism. The Club staff also distributed applications for various jobs in the area. Tim Andrews from the One Stop Career Center was on hand to discuss youth programs available at the center. The job fair was made possible through grant funding from the United Way of Greater Cumberland County and the New Jersey A CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK will be hosted by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department at the Vineland Wal-Mart on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buck the Buckle Up Dog will be at the event. Also, officers will speak about the Project Lifesaver Program, which is geared toward tracking persons with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Down Syndrome, and who are autistic through an electronic tracking device that is available through the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, call Officer Arnie Escobar at 4514449, ext. 138. Spirit E-310 { 10 } the grapevine | JUNE 17, 2009 $499.00 ALL BRANDS IN STOCK! 2155 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ love Dad would ill! a new gr www.applianceplusvideo.com New Store Hours! 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Landis Ave., will be awarded “Outstanding Business” status by the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce at its annual President’s Gala on Thursday at Centerton Country Club. This is a fitting honor for one of this region’s oldest family-run businesses. Frank R. Martini, a cobbler from Italy, came to this country in 1920 and started to sell shoes out of his East Avenue home. His grandson, Frank S. Martini, with wife Lynn, are now in charge of a business that is still going strong! The business endured from those East Avenue days to its first Landis Avenue location in the old Baker House hotel. A fire in 1940 forced the elder Martini to relocate across the street, three doors down from its present location. Sons George F. and Harry J. Martini came into the business and it eventually moved into the building that formerly housed the F.W. Woolworth store, occupying half the bottom floor. That was 51 years ago and Martini Shoes has been in that location ever since. George Martini’s son and daughter-in-law still operate the business the old-fashioned way, with the customer as the priority. Through years of experience, they have knowledge of their product and of what their customers like. Lynn Martini is also an artist and the store is joining a growing number of downtown spots were the work of fine area artists and photographers can be seen and purchased. We congratulate and salute Martini Shoes for 89 years of a job well done! Q-Ball Billiards, at 133 W. Landis Avenue, is also in our spotlight. Those passing by the business will notice the building’s bright new exterior. Q-Ball was the third business to successfully complete the City of Vineland’s Façade Improvement program, in which more than 70 downtown businesses have enrolled. In recognition, Q-Ball joined the ranks of Sun National Bank and Bain’s Deli/Fuel House Coffee Co. as the latest recipient of a Charles K. Landis medallion from VDID/Main Street Vineland at a special ceremony. Congratulations to Q-Ball Billiards, another downtown fixture making Landis Avenue is a great place to shop or play. *** Make the 700 block of Landis Avenue your destination this weekend for the grand opening of this summer’s Fresh and Specialty Foods Market, which begins its fifth year. Presented by VDID/Main Street Vineland and sponsored again this year by Sun National Bank, the Market will run each Saturday (except July 4) until August 15, from 8 a.m. to noon. It will feature fresh fruits, vegetables, and other pro- duce, as well as flowers and crafts. We are excited to kick the Market off this week with the Fifth Annual Health Expo presented by the Vineland office of ASPIRA, Inc., an agency serving our state’s Latino youth. The Expo will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will have health vendors and job staffing agencies giving useful information. Music and food, plus plenty of family-friendly activities including arts, crafts, and a variety of games and activities for children are also on tap. During Market hours, Miss Kathy—always a favorite with kids—also will be on hand. Also, you can cast your vote every week of the Market, in the Little Miss & Mister Cherry Tomato photo contest. The winner will be crowned at the International Food & Cultural Festival on August 22 and will ride in the Holiday Parade on November 28. All the proceeds will go toward downtown revitalization. *** Thanks to all those who helped to make Cruise Down Memory Lane a success this past Saturday. *** For more information VDID/Main Street Vineland’s “endless summer” of events and activities, call 794-8653 or visit www.mainstreetvineland.org. FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE •FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE SPRING MAINTENANCE SPECIAL FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE •FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE A GREAT VALUE!! 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Not just breathing it in—you’re paying to inhale the largest cause of your home’s dust and allergy problems. You’re probably thinking that’s an exaggeration, but the simple truth is that you are paying to run your heating and cooling system, more and more as the weather heats up. Since dirt is the number one cause of system failure—90 percent of all failures, in fact—chances are good that dirt is keeping your system from running at peak efficiency. Before you invest in a family set of gas masks or prepare for a nomadic existence in the Sahara (hey, at least then you won’t be paying for the dirt), you might want to give your heating and cooling professional a call. “Your system works hard,” says Vincent Crocilla Jr. of Pure Aire Professional Air Duct Cleaning. “It’s constantly circulating and cooling the air that keeps your family comfortable. Like anything else that works, it gets dirty and has to be cleaned.” There are a few questions to ask yourself before having your system cleaned: • How long has it been since your HVAC system was cleaned? • Are there pets in the home? • Does any family member experience burning in the eyes, nose, or throat while in the home? • Do any family members show symptoms of mild to severe allergies? Vincent Crocilla Jr. says: “System failures caused by dirt, as well as expensive repairs, can be avoided with a little preventative maintenance. Most people don’t realize how much money they can save by making sure their system runs efficiently.” Learning the precautions is part of Pure Aire’s effort to educate the public during “Appreciate Your Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Professional Week”, which is June 18-25. Pure Aire wants to show homeowners certain neglected maintenance items that can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs or system replacements. 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Exp. 6-30-09 Coupon Home Arts Displays at County Fair The Home Arts Building will provide a site for local non-professional artisans to display their talents during the week of the Cumberland County Fair, says Kurt Bergen, president of the Cumberland County Fair Association. This year’s Fair at the County Continued on next page PROPANE $ 00 Holly Tone & Plant Tone OFF 1 FERTILIZER $ EXCHANGE Exp. 6-30-09 Not to be combined with any other offer. 9 99 $ 20lbs. 1 6 99 40lbs. Scotts STEP 2 Weed Control Plus Fertilizer $ 4599 Treats 15 m $ 99 Exp. 6-30-09 Not to be combined with any other offer. Exp. 6-30-09 Not to be combined with any other offer. Exp. 6-30-09 Not to be combined with any other offer. 9 SOD $399 for 10 sq.feet Exp. 6-30-09 Not to be combined with any other offer. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 8:00 AM-7:00 PM • SUNDAY 9:00 AM-5:00 PM • 856-696-1644 the grapevine { 15 } Home Garden and THIS FATHER’S DAY GIVE HIM SOMETHING RELIABLE KM 90 R Model Shown KM 55 R KOMBISYSTEM One Powerhead. Multiple Attachments. $ 18995 Powerhead Only SAVE NOW! Attachment WAS NOW $ 99 $ 99 139 ONLY Blower 99 Offer valid through 6/30/09 at participating dealers while supplies last. Fairgrounds on Carmel Road in Millville will take place July 6-11, 2009. According to Bergen, many people have expressed an interest in entering exhibits for judging and display. The Cumberland County Fair Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to host this popular activity that showcases the creative abilities, hobbies and interests of county residents. Home Arts Exhibitors booklets and entry forms are available at the County Fair Office, Carmel Road, Millville (825-3820) or the 4H Center, 291 Morton Avenue, Rosenhayn (451-2800) as well as in local libraries. All exhibits with the exception of food, may be brought to the Fair on Sunday, July 5, from noon to 4 p.m. All food items are to be dropped off on Monday only, July 6, between noon and 2 p.m. Judging begins on Monday afternoon. All divisions entered are open to nonprofessional men and women. All classes will be judged and cash premiums and ribbons awarded. Children under the age of 18 may exhibit projects but are not eligible for awards or premiums. Divisions include Handiwork, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Crafts, Woodworking, Baked Goods, Vegetables and Flowers. The Home Arts Exhibitors book lists all classes to be entered under each division. For more information, contact Mary Jane Surface, Home Arts Building Coordinator at 825-3820 or 455-7634. FSA County Committee Nominations Due August 3 Angela J. Andreoli, County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Cumberland County has announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations begin June 15 for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. The nomination period continues through August 3. “We are counting on as much participation as possible, because county committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “said Andreoli. “We have seen…increased nominations of minority and women producers and we hope that will continue.” FSA county committee members make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other important agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. To be eligible to serve, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. FSA will mail ballots to producers beginning November 6. The voted ballots are due back to the local county officeby December 7. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office January 1, 2010. Find additional details and required forms at www.fsa.usda.gov. I MS 290 STIHL FARM BOSS® $ 35995 16″ bar ATTENTION Vineland Residents Do You Have Junk Vehicles On Your Property? The City of Vineland is initiating a program to address the growing problem of disabled, abandoned, and/or unregistered vehicles on private property. In addition to being an eyesore, these vehicles have the potential to leak gasoline, oils, transmission fluid and antifreeze onto the ground, causing environmental problems and general blight. In addition, the City of Vineland Code prohibits the storage of abandoned or unregistered vehicles on properties. City Code Enforcement staff are coducting neighborhood inspections throughout the City to identify properties with disabled/abandoned vehicles. The owners of these properties will receive notices from City staff requiring removal of the vehicle(s) from their property within 15 days. 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. All prices are NES-SRP. Available at participating dealers while supplies last. © 2009 STIHL NES9-641-88092-6 Rental Country, Inc. { 16 } the grapevine | JUNE 17, 2009 The Vineland Water Utility is presently in a Stage II – Mandatory odd/even Water Restrictions, by a State issued Administrative Consent Order. The Order is in effect until further notice. Stage II is mandatory odd/even outside use per odd/even street address. Enforcement is as follows: 1 st Violation: Warning 2nd Violation: Warning 3rd Violation: $100 Fine 4th Violation: $250 Fine 5th Violation: Water Service will be shut off until Emergency is over There are exceptions for some new sod & seeding, as well as commercial use. Please refer to Ordinance No. 2008-63. Thank you for your cooperation. John A. Snidenbach, CPWM Superintendent Water Utility PUBLIC NOTICE WATER RESTRICTIONS Father’s Day solutions start at STIHLusa.com 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. City of Vineland WATER UTILITY 330 E. Walnut Road Vineland, New Jersey 08360 • (856) 794-4056 FAX (856) 794-6181 John A. Snidenbach, Superintendent 24. Saturday registrations are from 9 a.m. to noon on June 6, 13, 20 and 27; July 11, 18 and 25. 297-6280 or 974-3645. WEEK OF JULY 13 Super Sports Camp. YMCA 1159 East Landis Ave. For ages 9 to 12. A new sport every day in a non-competitive environment. Focus is on developing and improving specific skills and techniques while learning the value of sportsmanship and fair play. Also, a presentation by the Philadelphia Flyers-Phantoms Development Department. 691-0030, ext. 113. or www.ccaymca.org; READY FOR FOOTBALL? JUNE 22 THROUGH 25 Youth/Prep Football Camp. Vineland High School, E. Chestnut Ave. Excel Football Camp is holding the 3rd Annual Summer Skills Day Camp. The camp is instructed by College Coaches dedicated to improving the skills of every athlete. SJ Excel camp coaches will develop and improve players’ position-specific skills, at all levels (beginners welcome), for success in the fall season. Coaches instructing are from Lehigh University, William Paterson University, Rowan University, Wesleyan University, Wilkes University, Cheyney University, and area high school coaches. A certified athletic trainer will be present. Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch and drinks provided daily. Call 691-2934, or e-mail: sjexcelfootballcamp@verizon.net. • Youth Camp: Ages 6-13/Grades 1st8th, Fee is $140 • Prep Camp-: Ages 14-18/Grades 9th-12th, Fee is $160 Team Rate: 7 or more players Sign In/Late Registration is June 22 at 8:30 a.m. (All checks payable to SJ Excel Football Camp) WEEKLY THROUGH OCTOBER 6 Senior Golf Association Events. Various courses throughout southern New Jersey. Annual membership $20. JUNE DATES: 23 (Running Deer), and 30 (Mays Landing). JULY DATES: July 7 (Centerton), July 14 (off), July 21 (Back Creek), July 28 (Westwood). AUGUST DATES: Aug. 4 (White Oaks), Aug. 11 (Patriots Glen), Aug. 18 (off), Aug. 28 (TBA). Call Paul Doerr to join or for exact dates, entry deadlines, tee times, locations, and additional information, 691-4098. THURSDSAY, JULY 16 Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. Buena Vista Golf Club, Rt. 40 and Country Club Lane, Buena. $150 per player (includes lunch, dinner, practice range, green and cart fees). $20, lunch only. $40, dinner only. 11 a.m. registration and picnic lunch. Noon shotgun start. Four-person scramble format. For pre-registration or sponsorship information, call 691-7400 or visit www.vinelandchamber.org/events. GOLF TOURNAMENTS, SPORTS CAMPS, ETC. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 5-Mile Blanket Walk. Landis Park. Proceeds will benefit SJH Foundation, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and Fedup-4u. The event will urge youth to be gang- and drugfree. 364-8103. TENNIS, ANYONE? JUNE 22 THROUGH 26 AND JUNE 27 THROUGH 31 Tennis Camp. Vineland High Tennis Courts, E. Chestnut Ave. VHS coaches Harry Silverstein and Vince Luciano will instruct the tennis clinic for boys and girls ages 9 to 12. 5-7 p.m. Cost $100. 692-2283.. SATURDAY, JULY 25 Barbara Cook Run-Ride-Walk for Cancer. New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville. 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During an indoor affair you can simply dust off some board games or turn on a ballgame to entertain your guests. But when outside, especially if you have a lot of space, be it in the backyard or at the park, you’ll need to provide your guests with something more sufficient. Relaxed games such as horseshoes or badminton are typically popular fare for summer festivities, as they aren’t too competitive and won’t leave your guests sweating up a storm. Be sure to provide games that both adults and kids can enjoy. 2. Have lots of water on hand. When hosting a party indoors, water is Escape the heat in our air conditioned rooms! Summer Birthday Party Special 2 hours of party time, cake, pizza, drinks & decorations for up to 10 kids all for $350! 2 Private Rooms • Cafe/Movie Area CUSTOMIZED BIRTHDAY PARTIES Stuffing Parties Available Stuff Your Own Cuddly Friend WWW.TOWNPLAYALOT.COM 692-TOWN (8696) BABYSITTING SERVICE AVAILABLE 106 W. 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Woody Guthrie was a victim of Huntington’s dis- He continues to play with a group that has included his son Abe on keyboards, grandson Krishna on drums and granddaughter Sarah Lee on vocals. ease, and today his son’s non-profit Guthrie Center battles the affliction through walk-a-thons that help raise awareness of the disease and funding to discover a cure. Guthrie first achieved recognition in 1967 for “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” his 18-minute talking blues about a reallife 1965 Thanksgiving dinner gone awry when a littering incident turns into a humorous account of military worthiness during the Vietnam War era. While the song existed in both a shorter non-political performance version in 1966 and a revised live rendition known as “Alice’s Restaurant and the Rainbow Roach Affair,” audiences still celebrate the officially released track found on Guthrie’s debut album. Philadelphia radio station WXPN, in a tradition observed by a number of U.S. FM stations, ritually broadcasts the track in its noon timeslot on Thanksgiving Day. A film version of the song, starring its composer, was directed by Arthur Penn in 1969, the same year Guthrie performed on the opening night of the Woodstock Festival. Rose acknowledges that the timing for Guthrie’s appearance here this year is significant. “It’s the 40th anniversary of Woodstock,” he said. “There’s no better person to have than someone who played there. He’s a ’60s icon. When you think of the ’60s and the movement in the ’60s, Arlo Guthrie was there in the beginning. And he’s continued the legacy started by his father, Woody, obviously. Also, there’s Some of the Guthrie touring crew—Killer Bramer, Jody Lampro, Jeannie Burns, Arlo, Marie Burns, son Abe Guthrie, and Annie Burns. the fact that his connection with Steve Goodman, who played the first Bridgeton Folk Festival, is so strong.” In 1972, Guthrie recorded Goodman’s tribute to the fading glory of the railroad, “City of New Orleans,” for his album Hobo’s Lullaby. The tune, with an infectious chorus that greets and inquires after the country through which its verses travel, (“Good morning, America, how are ya?”), propelled him into the charts and the song has remained a staple of Guthrie’s sets throughout the years. Guthrie has recorded three albums with his father’s former sidekick, Pete Seeger, the first, Together in Concert, in 1975, Precious Friend in 1981 and 1994’s More Together Again. 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Register now for Summer; Classes begin week of June 22 8:30am – 3:30pm • Swim Lessons- 6 months through advanced Adult level • Group Exercise—land and water • Penguins Summer Swim Team Vineland High School • Instruction by College Coaches • One-on-one private sessions available throughout June & July (contact Bob, 609-381-8660) • Lunch and Drinks Provided • Athletic Trainer Present “Serving Members for Over 70 Years” 37 West Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360 856-696-0767 Also serving members at: 28A Cornwell Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 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, NJ 08360 For Information & Signups, contact Cedric Dawkins 856-453-9094 691-2934 sjexcelfootballcamp@verizon.net www.cumcofcu.org elder folk statesman’s repertoire. When Seeger celebrated his 90th birthday last month at a concert celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Guthrie was there, joining other performers in renditions of “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” “Takes a Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song” and “Victory Song/Precious Friend.” As he did 41 years earlier at New York’s Carnegie Hall when he shared the stage with the likes of Dylan, the Band and Odetta in a posthumous tribute to his father, Guthrie honors his forbearers in both his understanding and execution of the material. This week he will do it once again when he appears at a tribute for singer Theodore Bikel. For a number of years, Guthrie performed with his backing band Shenandoah. While he recently returned to solo performances, as with his 20062007 tours, he continues to play with a group of musicians that has included his son Abe on keyboards as well as his grandson Krishna on drums and his granddaughter Sarah Lee on vocals. Recent sets include traditional classics like “St. James Infirmary,” selections from his dad’s songbook like “Pretty Boy Floyd” and the anthemic “This Land is Your Land” as well as his own compositions, such as “The Motorcycle Song” and “Coming Into Los Angeles.” “He’s one of the most well-known troubadours in the world,” Rose said. “He’s a down-to-earth person, a great performer and he has a rapport with the audience. His stories mean as much to the audience as some of his songs.” Rose is hoping this year’s festival will draw 1,500 people. He said attendance for the first Southern Shore Music Festival two years ago was 700 and that last year’s totaled around 1,000. In addition to Guthrie, this Saturday’s lineup will also feature Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Bonerama, Hoots and Helmouth, Eilen Jewell, Nora Whittaker, 61 North and Nik Everett. Tickets are $25 at the door and $35 at the gate. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. Performances will begin at 11 a.m. For additional information, call 453-2184. I NINE HOURS OF PEACE AND MUSIC Arlo Guthrie headlines the 3rd Southern Shore Music Festival, which has replaced the former Bridgeton Folk Festival. Location: Carmel Green at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Rd., Millville. Also on the lineup: • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • Bonerama, Hoots & Hellmouth • Eilen Jewell • 61 North • Nora Whittaker • Nik Everett. Gates open 10:30 a.m. Performances 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Advance tickets $25, $35 at the gate. For tickets: brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006. For festival details, www.southernshoremusicfestival.com or 453-2184. The location offers acres of on-site parking, is easily accessible off of NJ routes 49 and 55, plenty of open space and an abundance of shade. Handicap accessible parking and walkways. Arlo at the grave of Huddie Ledbetter, better known to the world as “Lead Belly,” who survived a life that included brutalizing poverty and long stretches in prison to become an emblematic folk singer and musician. Ledbetter was friends with Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Don’t know what to do with your Cumberland County Does… shrink wrap? WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 21 } To prepare the shrink wrap for recycling, remove doors, zippers, vents, nylon stripping, etc. and other non-shrink wrap materials and roll into a 4’-5’ wide bundle, keeping it free from dirt and other debris. To secure the roll, tie it with a strip of shrink wrap. 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It was hot out that day, so it was a relief when our section of line moved inside, out of the sun. Ahead, I could see the end of the line and into the kitchen area, where a dozen or so { STEPHEN WILSON / PHOTOS: JILL McCLENNEN } Best Chicken Barbeque It was a toss-up between Forest Grove Fire Department Dorothy Fire Hall. T people were swiftly and efficiently preparing the plates. Jill, who had gone off to take pictures while I waited in line, reappeared from a side door trailing Tom, a man in rubber boots. She had a big smile on her beautiful face, and she thanked Tom for showing her around. She snapped a few pictures of the people working in the kitchen and then began to tell me about the scene she had witnessed behind the fire hall. Long cinderblock fire pits had been built behind the fire hall for the sole purpose of the annual chicken barbeque. In the pits were the burning embers of charcoal, glowing with pure heat and sending off plumes of bluish smoke. As the smoke wafted skyward, it encountered hundreds of chickens and infused them with a smoky flavor. The chickens had been halved and placed into flat, pallet-sized cages that filled with a single layer of chicken. As the birds cooked, two burly men on each side were blackened from use. A long line of of the pit flipped the chicken cages to these cages sat over the coals, each one ensure that they cooked evenly and on both sides. The men made their way down the pit, flipping one cage after another. After being cooked on both sides, the chickens were then sauced with the homemade barbeque sauce and finished over the hot coals. It was very hot, and the air was thick with smoke, so I commend the guys who were working the fires. When the chickens were done cooking, they were put onto plates and moved inside, where a small army of folks put lettuce, potato salad, tomatoes and pickles on the plate. A giant Kaiser roll on top finished the platter, and the plates were then placed into brown paper bags. Some people brought cardboard boxes to put their platters into, although we only got one platter. I gave a woman my ticket, and the gentleman standing next to her passed me a bag. All in all, it was a very smooth transaction considering all the food that was being produced. In the foyer area, Newfield Library was holding a bake sale in conjunction with the barbeque to raise money for the operations of the library, and the standard bake sale goodies were available. Continued on next page The Top Banana DIV. OF ZUKERMAN FOODS Wholesale Outlet Wheat Road & Delsea Drive, Vineland • 641-0815 HOURS: Mon. – Thurs. 9-6:30; Friday 9-8; Sat. 9-6; Sun. 11-5 Sale 6/17/09 to 6/22/09 Major Credit Cards Accepted NOW ACCEPTING E.B.T. CARDS!!! EGGS & MILK LOW PRICE ALWAYS! Ready to pick up. Easy shop by Phone or Fax 641-0813 LEHIGH FARMS NORTHWEST GROWN RED DEL. 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Open 6 Days a Week 20 South 6th Street, Vineland, NJ 08360 P (856) 690-1777 F (856) 690-1677 the grapevine { 23 } EGGS dozen 88 Ea. ¢ www.donkeyscheesesteak.com EXP. 7-13-09 • Weight Determined Before Cooking • Promotions are Subject to Change at any Time • Offer Good for Children ages 13 and under SHOP SMART • SAVE SMART • EAT SMART Continued from previous page Before we ate the Forest Grove platter, Jill and I went to Dorothy to try their chicken. The layout was similar, the fire pits and saucing looked just about the same, but the whole affair had more of a party atmosphere. There were games and a hayride for the kids, and beer and clams for the grown-ups. Many people were eating their chicken and licking their fingers while sitting at one of the dozens of faded red picnic tables. Jill and I sat and ate the Dorothy platter, which came with corn, potato salad, and pickles… it was excellent. The chicken had a nice smoky flavor, and we left satisfied. We then went home to eat the platter from Forest Grove. It was still warm, and I went right for the legendary potato salad, which did not disappoint. I’m kind of picky with my potato salad, but this really was worth the hype. I was told that about 1,800 pounds of potatoes were cooked this year, and it was all prepared from scratch by volunteers who started making the salad on Friday evening at midnight, and who worked in rotating shifts. The chicken was great as well; it was juicy and with a hint of smoke. The skin was wonderfully salty, and we definitely enjoyed everything on the platter. Both chicken barbeques of the day were well worth it. Congratulations to Forest Grove chicken barbeque! I can’t wait until next year… 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. EATING OUT From fine dining to lunch spots to bakeries, the area has choices to satisfy any appetite. Call for hours. Amato’s Restaurant, 782 S. Brewster Rd., Vineland, 692-5756. Veal, chicken, seafood, and pasta specialties for dinner. Open for lunch, too. Closed Sundays. Andrea Trattoria, 1833 Harding Hwy., Newfield, 697-8400. Chef/owner Andrea Covino serves up Italian specialties in an atmosphere of fine dining. Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, 609-704-9797. Food served tapas style, specialty martinis, catering, private parties. Extensive wine list. Live music Friday nights. 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, 5631400. Come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Daily specials include coffee of the day. Barbera’s Chocolates on Occasion, 782 S. Brewster Rd., Vineland, 690-9998. Homemade chocolates and candies, custom gift baskets. 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, 6975500. Steaks, veal, chicken dishes. Meet friends at the bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Big John’s Pizza Queen, 1383 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 205-0012. The “Gutbuster” a 21-oz. burger, pizza, salads, wings, subs, 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. Denny’s, 1001 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 6961900. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Take-out, 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. Continued on page 26 Sweet Life Cumberland County’s Finest Seafood Restaurant Since 1975 The SEAFOOD HOUSE Bakery Celebrates Strawberry Season with Strawberry Lemonade Strawberry Cupcakes Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and More! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY Treat Dad to a Delicious Dinner at the Neptune June 21, 2009 Don’t Go the Beach Come to Deek’s for Fried Oreo’s & Waffle Treats Ice Cream Cakes • Catering ORDER EARLY! 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Special Whole Roaster $6.99 + tax Fiesta Dog Tuesdays $3.99 Fish & Chips Wednesday $5.99 Slider Thursdays $3.99 MONDAY-THURSDAY The Looking Glass Cafe is Millville Arts Districts’ Original and Longest Running Casual Dining Establishment Catering On- and Off-Premises Available for Your Special Event 16 N. High St. Millville NJ 08332 Coming Soon Hibachi Japanese Steak House • Catering • Banquet Facilities/Wedding Reception • Eat In/Take Out & Delivery We deliver min. $25-$30 Hours: Open 7 Days A Week M-Th: 11am-10pm Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm Sunday: 12 noon-10pm 10% OFF ANY REGULAR PURCHASE (minimum purchase $15) w/this coupon-Not Valid w/other offer-CCR-Expires 6/30/09 231 N. 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Panini, sandwiches, salads, soups. Also, gelato, Italian coffee, desserts, smoothies, and frappuccino. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes at this Italian restaurant. Eric’s, 98 S. West Ave., Vineland, 205-9800. Greek and American cuisine. Pizza, too. Five Points Inn, E. Landis Ave. & Tuckahoe Rd., Vineland, 691-6080. Italian cuisine and dinner buffets to savor. Family-owned. Fresh Restaurant, 1405 Mays Landing Rd., Millville, 327-3435. Jumbo lump crabcakes, Black Angus burgers. Wed. is pasta night. Gardella’s Ravioli Co. & Italian Deli, 527 S. Brewster Rd.., 697-3509. Name says it all. Daily specials, catering. Closed Sunday. General Custard’s Last Stand, 2578 E. 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, 691-5558. Restaurant and lounge open to the public for lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jake’s. 611 Taylor Rd., Franklinville, 694- 5700. 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, 691-3099. Italian cuisine, gourmet pizza 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. 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. Italian-American 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, 3275081. 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. Moe’s Southwest Grill, 2188 N. 2nd St., Millville, 825-3225. Tex-Mex, burritos, catering. MVP Bar, 408 Wheat Road, Vineland, 697-9825. 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, 293-1360. 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, 2059998. Pizza (including whole wheat), subs, wings. Open daily 11 a.m-10 p.m. The Rail, 1252 Harding Hwy., Richland, 6971440. Bar and restaurant with daily drink specials and lunch specials. 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. Serene Custard, NW Blvd. and Garden Rd., Vineland, 692-1104. Pulled pork, hot dogs, homemade ice cream, party cakes. 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. Stewart’s Root Beer, 585 Delsea Dr., Vineland, 696-8062. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, floats and shakes. 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. 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. 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Adults: $8.95 Children 10 & Under $5.95 856-563-0030 947 North Delsea Dr. Vineland, NJ 08360 FREE HEAD OF ROMAINE with any purchase (while supplies last) OPEN 8am-6pm 7 days a week Tuckahoe Rd. (between Landis Ave & Chestnut) Blueberries & Jersey Asparagus NOW IN There’s no better way to draw customers into your establishment! Call today for advertising information: 856-457-7815 I Recipe Corner { LISA ANN DiNUNZIO } Recipe Swap Here’s a healthy way to prepare risotto. into 2-inch by ¼-inch slices 6 1-inch lemon rind slivers 6 medium-sized fresh basil leaves, chopped into small pieces 3 (14 ½ oz.) cans College Inn low sodium chicken broth (or 1 45-oz. can) ½ cup frozen peas, defrosted and patted dry to remove all moisture G reetings! When I received the recipe printed in today’s column, it got me to thinking—I have never actually tried risotto. Can you imagine, being Italian and not ever tasting risotto! I guess it’s because that’s one dish I never saw the elders in my family make. I have seen many different recipes for it, and even watched food TV hosts prepare it. However, it’s one dish I’ve yet to cook. But that’s all about to change, I’m planning on making a healthy version of risotto very soon. So thank you Mr. DeSanto. By sharing your recipe with us, it has given me the nudge I needed to give risotto a try. I hope other readers will too! Also, don’t forget that Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and it’s the perfect time to make your Pop a special meal or favorite dessert! I’d like to wish my dad a Happy Father’s Day, too. I appreciate and love ya, Dad! The following recipe and story is shared by Bob De Santo, who writes: “Hi Lisa, I read your feature regularly. I thought you and your readers might be interested in my recipe. It is not only ‘heart-healthy’ but quite tasty! Shrimp or chicken may be added if desired.” of broth, add peas and another ladle of broth. Stir until broth is absorbed and keep adding and stirring ladles of broth. Approximately 10 minutes from adding peas, add basil and lemon rinds. For about 5 minutes more, add broth and stir constantly, remove pan from heat and allow risotto to “simmer” for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately thereafter. Notes from Bob: * Texture of risotto will be soft. If “al dente” is preferred, add peas at 13-15 minutes, and follow remainder of instructions, sample taste for desired texture. * Heart-healthy recipe requires low-sodium broth with no butter, cheese or cream added as is traditionally done in many risotto recipes. 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. Bob De Santo’s “Heart-Healthy” Risotto 1 cup Arborio Rice ½ cup Pinot Grigio or white wine of choice ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ Vidalia onion, diced ½ yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut In a pot, bring chicken broth to a boil, keep hot over medium heat. In a 10-inch to 12-inch pan (preferably 3 to 4 inches deep), heat olive oil over low-medium heat. When oil is hot, add onions and peppers, stir with wooden spoon for approximately 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent, not brown. Add risotto (Arborio Rice) and constantly stir to toast risotto, (approximately 2 minutes). Add wine and continue to constantly stir for another 2-3 minutes. Now, at approximately 10 minutes from start, add first ladle of chicken broth, constantly stir until most of the broth is absorbed. Keep adding a ladle of broth approximately every 2-3 minutes until most of the broth is absorbed. 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Judy Pszwaro’s hair color was changed to a red brown rich color, sun kissed with peekaboo foils. Her new cut is a razored layer with a stacked back for volume. Daughter Kristin’s hair color was transformed to a rich chocolate brown base with lots of sunkist foils of blonde, red and caramel. Her new cut flatters her fine natural contours. It’s not often that four diverse businesses can so easily and completely cooperate and join together in providing a free special event. What better reason than to honor our mothers and daughters together. Watch for MiMi & Kelsey’s next makeover drawing in August. The four participating businesses: • MiMi & Kelsey’s, 825 S. Delsea Dr. • Touch of Class Limousines Service, 881 S. Main Rd. • Merighi’s Savoy Inn, E. Landis Ave. • Flash & Co., 815 E. Main St., Millville Snakes ’n’ Scales Educates and Entertains Pineland Learning Center students had a first hand encounter with a live, 100-pound Burmese python during the Snakes ’n’ Scales show put on by reptile expert, Bill Boesenberg. Boesenberg also brought his seven-foot American alligator to Pineland Learning Center’s Vineland campus last week. “We brought the ‘Snakes ‘n’ Scales’ event to PLC as an exciting end-of-the-year activity,” said Fred Eccleston, Executive Director of PLC. “Not only is it a one-of-a-kind experience for our students but it also provides an opportunity for learning through a unique outlet.” After Braidi Makes Dean’s List Samantha Braidi has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring Quarter at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. Now a third-year student in RIT’s College of Science, Braidi is studying for a degree in Applied Mathematics. She is the daughter of Jay and Debbie Braidi of Vineland. The 2007 graduate of Vineland High School is one of the nearly 16,500 fulland part-time students enrolled in some 200 career-oriented and professional programs at RIT, a school that is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. Eight Organizations Awarded Funds More than $56,000 was awarded in grant money from the Progresso/General Mills Plant Community Relations program to eight local community service organizations. Although the primary focus of grant criteria is for programs dealing with children’s nutrition and fitness, consideration is also given to a small percentage of programs focusing on the arts, education, and youth mentoring. The recipients are Boys and Girls Club of Vineland Fitness and Nutrition Program, $15,000; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem counties Mentoring Program, $15,000; The Petway Elementary School Cultural and Arts program $4,400; Appel Farms Community Outreach, $10,000; South Jersey Youth Alliance Basketball Program, $3,300; Cumberland Players Kids at CP, $2,000. Checks were issued previously to Salvation Army of Vineland Summer Camp, $3,000 and Salvation Army of Bridgeton After School Program, $3,600. The new fiscal year has started, and the company is accepting applications from qualified organizations. For details, call Karen Bush at 213-9186. In the photo: Award recipients, from left, Chris Nelson (Cumberland Players), Bob Middleton (South Jersey Youth Alliance), Lori DeMatte, Debbie Eisinger, and Jen Frederico (Petway Elementary School), Lawrence Schmidt (Appel Farms), and Chris Volker (Boys & Girls Club of Vineland). { 28 } the grapevine | JUNE 17, 2009 Samantha Braidi The Grapevine’s Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Singer Haggard 6. Ancient Greek coin 10. Doctors’ group 13. Homer’s epic poem 14. Left Bank resident 16. Kitchen appliances 18. Ambulance personnel 19. Counterbalance container 20. Cuckooes 21. MN 55051 22. Point midway between N and NE 23. Attires 24. Rows rising 27. Volcanic craters 29. Bard or lyricist 30. Swine 32. Invests in little enterprises 33. Uncovers 35. Ac____: entree 36. Helps little firms 37. An open skin infection 38. Blind gut (pl.) 39. Make certain of something 41. Anxieties 43. What we breathe 44. Canadian law enforcers 45. Prefix for outside 46. Swiss river 47. Don’t know when yet 50. Shower spray deterrent 53. Short, amusing opera 54. Expressed pleasure 55. Myriameter 56. “Smile Please” author Jean 57. Regretful DOWN 1. Bog down 2. ____entary: basic 3. Rock cleft 4. Household god (Roman) 5. Newspaper chiefs 6. Dramas set to music 7. Naked 8. ___l: spoken 9. Long tedious lists 10. More aired 11. The bay state (abbr.) 12. Article 15. 14 line verse form 17. Clerical clothing 21. Designer Jacobs 23. Belonging to Solution to last week’s puzzle Cronus’ mother 24. Foot appendage 25. Fencing swords 26. Phonograph record 27. Manuscripts (abbr.) 28.Swedish rock group 29. Pakistani rupee 31. Young women’s association 33. One who receives a loan 34. They ___ 35. Nag and object 37. Wooer 38.Camcorders 40.Algonquian chief 41. Noisy quarrel 42.Beige 45. Catch sight of 46.Showily imitative of artists 47. Himalayan goat 48.Casket stand 49. Griffith, Rooney 51. Kiss hit “B___” 52. a.k.a. Dao 53. Sacred Hindu syllable Grand Opening FRESH Our Lady of Pompeii Church (Parish of St. Padre Pio) FO ODS MARKET m– (Opposite Vineland Post O ce) & Will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first Mass on Sunday, July 12, 2009. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. immediately followed by a brunch at Merighi’s Savoy Inn. Cost of the brunch is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. R.S.V.P. by June 30, Contact the rectory at 856-691-7526, additional details or reservations. SPECIALT Y WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | This Week’s Features Aspira’s 5th Annual Health Expo and Miss Kathy With Lots of Games and Fun Activities for Children of All Ages Former parishioners welcome! Every Week — Jersey Fresh Produce Plus Market Runs ru Aug. 15 WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted the grapevine { 29 } More info: 856-794-8653 or MainStreetVineland.org VINELAND TROLLEY VINELAND TROLLEY RIDE THE TROLLEY TO AND FROM THE MARKET FREE! Runs Landis Ave — Kidston Towers to WalMart This event is sponsored in part by VDID/Vineland Main Street. This ad has been paid for with funds approved for such use by the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority. I In Our Schools Members of the Johnstone Elementary School Safety Patrol raised $430 through a bake sale and blanket sale to help a Johnstone student who is battling an illness. The students made the 20 fleece blankets during their recess and also at home. Safety Patrol members include Hana Flumenbaum, Melanie Milam, Damon Lane, Alexis Rosado, Olivia Messore, McKenzie Bond, Edith Mendoza, Grelda Cuevas, Katherine Sosa, and Natalia Butler. Annual All Sports Banquet Some 122 senior student-athletes were honored for their contributions to Vineland High School athletics at the 23rd annual VHS All Sports Booster Club banquet. These 25 received The Coach’s Award, given to student-athletes who exemplified the sacrifice and spirit of the entire team: Joel Hernandez, Wrestling; David Johnson, Baseball; Marcus Ware, Boys Basketball; Charity Harris, Girls Basketball; Kimberly Beu, Fall Cheerleading; Marianna Santiago, Winter Cheerleading; Maciej Grudzien, Boys Crew; Dana Mosley, Girls Crew; David Owens, Boys Cross Country; Danielle Owens, Girls Cross Country; Kaitlin Burns, Field Hockey; Jerome Clements, Football; Kerry Cerana (junior), BROTHER-SISTER ACT: Twins Danielle and David Owens won a total of five letters in various sports at Vineland High. Below: Three-letter winners, from left, Rashad Williams, Eric Wiggins, Brittany Nelson, Lauren Daplyn and David Owens. Bottom photo: Hall-of-Fame inductees, from left, Vic Voltaggo, James C. Geraci (representing his father, James A. 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This year’s group are Brad Gandee, one of the finest swimmers in VHS history; Vic Voltaggio, a professional baseball umpire for 24 years; and Carmella Johnson, a three-time All-South Jersey track star. The club also names a posthumous Hall of Fame athlete. This year’s recipient was James A. Geraci, a member of the famous 1939 VHS State Champion football team. Eight $500 scholarships were awarded to these deserving senior athletes: Peter Doulis, Danielle Owens, Juan Hernandez, Kaitlin Burns, Michael Oliva, Dana Parks, Jeremy Clifford, and Gina Ridolfo. The Carole F. Reilly Scholarship—was presented for the first time by the Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers and Friends Association to Elle Rivera. Senior athletes were honored for their participation as follows: Triple Awards: Lauren Daplyn, Girls Soccer/Girls Swimming/Girls Track; Brittany Nelson, Girls Cross Country Manager/Girls Track/Winter Track; David Owens, Boys Cross Country/Boys Track/Winter Track; Rashad Williams, Boys Cross Country/Boys Track/Winter Track; and Eric Wiggins, Boys Cross Country/Boys Track/Winter Track. 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Ellison Graduates Class of 2009 With a theme of “great expectations” The Ellison School awarded certificates of graduation to the Class of 2009, on Friday, June 5. Thirteen members in all, every student bid a fond farewell to their home away from home during formal remarks. The graduation ceremony’s keynote speaker was John C. Lore III of Ellison’s Class of 1987, who credits much of his success and determination to the foundation he received as a student at The Ellison School. Lore graduated from Northwestern University School of Law and is the Founding Co-Director of the Children’s Justice Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law. Following Lore’s address, three awards were presented. Two of them (Master Sergeant Paul Springer and Founder’s Award) went to Rahi Patel of Vineland and the Headmaster’s Award was earned by Andrew Sager of Vineland. In the photo, the Class of 2009, back row, from left: Tehran Habersham (St. Joseph High School); Jeremy Novick (Middle Township High School); Andrew Sager (St. Augustine Prep); Christopher Painter (Salem County Technical High School); Velton Koons (St. Augustine Prep); Rahi Patel (Vineland High School); Lindsay Dwyer (Sacred Heart High School). Front row: Jillian Kutner (St. Joseph High School); Abiha Kazmi (Vineland High School); Alexander Kaplitz (St. Augustine Prep); Zachary Novick (Middle Township High School); Renee Androckitis (Vineland High School); and Kristen Natoli (Our Lady of Mercy Academy). LOWEST CORPORATE RATES IN SOUTH JERSEY Contact Mark at 856-596-4446 x3208 One Comar Place Buena, NJ 08310 www.theprocomputerservice.com WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | VHS Students Compete in NJ Model Congress Students from the Vineland High School Model Congress Club, Political & Legal Education, and A.P. U.S. Politics & Government recently participated in the 2009 New Jersey Model Congress, according to advisor Louis Russo. Students worked on this extra and co- the grapevine { 31 } dobetter in school Weak Basic Skills F rustration with School Lack of Confidence No Motivation Helpyour child I In Our Schools See You in 10? How many of these students will gather around the flagpole in 10 years? They are all students in Mrs. Veronica Glogau’s second grade class at Bishop Schad Regional School. They buried a time capsule last week, and plan to dig it up as they graduate from high school in a decade. A few hours a week can help your child improve weak study skills and gain the Educational Edge™. Your child can discover that learning is fun. Our testing pinpoints problems and we tutor in reading, phonics, study skills, math and SAT/ACT prep. Since 1977, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of kids do better in school. Call us and let us help your child break the failure chain. Your child can succeed in school. 1-800-CAN LEARN Independently owned and operated ©2002 Huntington Learning Centers, inc. 1601 N. High Street Millville, NJ 08332 856-825-4003 curricular activity since October. They formed their own political parties and party platforms, researched and wrote their own bills, competed for leadership positions at the New Jersey State House, and attended the Congress at Rider University to debate and vote on all student bills. Among those earning special honors: Junior Dylan Calvelli was elected as the Stars Party Whip. He also passed his bill into law and was named as the outstanding delegate in his committee. Senior Ariel Ceasar won the position as the Chairperson of the House Committee on Energy, Health, and Labor. Senior Brandon Tomasso was elected as the Stripes Party Whip and passed his bill into law. Jose Jimenez, Scott Huston, Meghan Medina, Eric Roig, Jennifer Bauer, Tiffany Ballin, and Micheal Gleisberg passed their bills in their respective committees. Other students who participated in all phases of Congress: Chelsea Derby, Charles Fiore, Stanley Lewis, Justin Blount, Cynthia Momoh, Eric Wiggins, Ethan Williams, Christian Moore, Jordan Perez, and Elvira Babenko. In the photo, front row, from left: Ariel Ceasar, Christian Moore, and Cynthia Momoh. Back: Eric Wiggins, Stanley Lewis, Dylan Calvelli, and Justin Blount. Wizards at Chemistry { 32 } the grapevine | JUNE 17, 2009 Students in the Wizardry 101 Club at Vineland High School recently showed the “magic” of chemistry to fourth grade students at Johnstone Elementary School. Wizardry 101 is a chemical demonstrations group open to Honors and Advanced Placement chemistry students at Vineland High School. The governing body of the club, referred to as the Wizard Council, for the 2008-09 school year, consisted of Maria Berezin, Jeremy Clifford, Sonal Puri, Rabia Shaikh, Kayry Segarra, and Julia Wilderman. All Merlins and Master Merlins perform in the annual play performed for district elementary students. In the photos: Rob Carpenter with the “elephant toothpaste.” Queen Victoria Druziako and King Brandon Tomasso. Letters of Intent Signed by Future NCCA Athletes Ten Vineland High School senior student/athletes have signed national letters of intent to participate in NCAA Athletics. Seated, from left: Leanne Miller (Softball), Goldey Beacom College; Maritza Jimenez (Softball), Robert Morris University; Carli Cherwien (Women’s Crew), University of Southern California; Dana Mosley (Women’s Crew), Rutgers University; Sarah Bernhardt (Women’s Swimming), Millersville University; and Dana Parks (Softball) St. Joseph University. Standing, from left: Marcus Ware (Basketball), Monmouth University; Macieg Grudzien (Men’s Crew) Temple University; Giovanni Finazzo (Men’s Crew), LaSalle University; and Andrew Anastor (Football), Northeastern University. Tomasso Nets NJSIAA Scholarship Brandon Tomasso, Salutatorian of the Vineland High School Class of 2009 and a two-sport athlete, was one of 375 student/athletes honored at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Association’s annual luncheon. Tomasso, who participated in soccer and baseball, received a $500 scholarship from the NJSIAA. He will attend Brown University in the fall and major in international relations/Italian and minor in archaeology. Tomasso is pictured here with Don Robbins, VHS Supervisor of Athletics. Dads & Grads with Homemade Chocolates Chocolate Caramel Apples Gift Baskets & Trays Handmade Fudge Celebrate Creech Earns NHS Scholarship Amanda Creech, a Summa Cum Laude senior at Vineland High School, has won a $1,000 scholarship from the National Chapter of the National Honor Society, one of 150 recipients from more than 6,000 applicants nationwide. Creech was one of just four students from New Jersey to win the NHS scholarship. “This is the first time in the history of Vineland High School that we have had a student qualify for this scholarship,” said Carole Dallago, long-time advisor to the VHS Chapter of NHS. Creech, the daughter of Russell and Joanne Creech, is the president of the National Honor Society at VHS and plans to attend Boston University, majoring in pre-med. As a member of the President’s Youth Leadership Council, she was invited to attend the President’s inauguration. 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Peters, VHS Executive Principal, Carole Dallago, and Dr. Thomas McCann, VHS South Principal. Anytime, Summertime Kids Camp® Dates and Weekly Theme Schedule June 22-26 Cheerleading! ___________________________ June 29- July 3 Wild West ___________________________ July 6-10 Jolly Roger’s Hidden Treasure! ___________________________ July 13-17 Whales, Sharks & Mermaid’s! ___________________________ July 20-24 Who’s Your Hero? ___________________________ July 27-31 Fantasy Castle! ___________________________ August 3-7 Time Travelers! ___________________________ August 10-14 Coastal Cowabunga ___________________________ August 17-21 Sports Spectacular ___________________________ August 24-28 Guppies to Puppies ENROLL FOR SUMMER CLASSES OR SUMMER CAMP ANYTIME WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | All About JROTC More than 200 Vineland High School students attended an assembly to learn about the Air Force (AF) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) unit that will form at the school in September. VHS students selected their 2009-10 courses earlier this year. Since the JROTC program is now available, students must submit enrollment slips, signed by a parent, and specify which elective they want to drop to make room in their schedule for the new option. Parents with questions about the AF JROTC program at VHS may contact Edward Benish, an Administrative Assistant at VHS, at 794-6800 ext. 2892 or email ebenish@vineland.org. Please call to schedule your FREE Introductory Class. Advanced reservations are required to ensure space is available the grapevine { 33 } Barse Students in St. Jude Math-a-thon Students from Dane Barse Elementary School donated $1,222 to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital by participating in the St. Jude Math-a-Thon. Since 1995, Dane Barse students have raised $20,944 for St. Jude, the only pediatric cancer research center in the country where families never pay for treatment that is not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. “We are very proud of all the children and their hard work” said teachers Janice Jefferson and Karen Coulter. (856) 765-5634 www.tlgmillvillenj.com Book Your Awesome Birthday Bash Today! I Entertainment JUNE 19 AND 20 Favorite Artists. Lakeside Middle School Performing Arts Center, 2 N. Sharp St. Millville. The Arts of the Dance Centre presents its 48th annual recital, with the students portraying their favorite artists, including painters, musicians, composers, singers, dancers, and choreographers. Some of the artists featured will be Degas, Elvis Presley, Tchaikovsky, Annie Lennox Garth Fagan, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (pictured). 7 p.m. Revue for beginner students Saturday 2 p.m. Tickets $12. 692-9606. SOUTHERN SHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL, DANCE AND MORE DANCE, THIRD FRIDAY, AND HANGAR 84 ROCK SHOWS. midnight, Thursday.: Karaoke with DJ Bob Morgan, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday: Blue Moon Dance Party, $3 Blue Moon drafts, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday: Latin Dance Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Tuesday: Country Western Dance Party (beer and shot specials), 8 p.m.-midnight. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Iam The Dream, A’s Rage, KFM, Chris Martin. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. $10. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 JJ Pharo & Pharo Bros. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Country, rock, folk and blues. 7 p.m. THURSDAY, JUNE 18 Punchline. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$14. THURSDAY, JUNE 18 Karaoke Night. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. $3. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Static Addiction. Steakouts Home Plate, 85 Harding Hwy. (Rt. 40), Pittsgrove, 358-3144. Also Jager Girls. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. JUNE 18, 19, AND 20 Nightlife at Villa Filomena. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Arlo Guthrie at Southern Shore Music Festival. Carmel Green at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Rd., Millville. Legendary singersongwriter Arlo Guthrie headlines. Also on the lineup: Eilen Jewel (pictured), 61 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 For the Fallen Dreams. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $10-$12. (frontgatetickets.com). Everett. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. JUNE 17, 18, 19, 20, AND 23 Nightlife at Bennigan’s. 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Wednesday: ’70s and ’80s Throwback Night (frozen drink specials) 8 p.m.- JUNE 18, 19, AND 20 Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. Thurs: Ladies Nite with Charlie. Fri: The Bryer Band. Sat: Singalong. Sun: Nascar/Baseball. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 Tacony Palmyra with special guest Nik FRIDAY, JUNE 19 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 ’60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and today’s music. 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. FRIDAY, JUNE 19 Hooked On You. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Book signing with author/poet Joseph Mangraviti. 8 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 19 Ace Enders. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. Also, Person l, My Favorite Highway, Dangerous Summer. 6 p.m. $10-$12. (frontgatetickets.com). FRIDAY, JUNE 19 De Osos + Adams Wilson. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. $6. FRIDAY, JUNE 19 QATSI. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., { 34 } the grapevine | JUNE 17, 2009 Millville, 327-3714. Live Acoustic and Electric Sounds. 7 p.m. JUNE 19 AND 20 Where the Sidewalk Ends. Vineland Senior High School 11-12 stage, Chestnut Ave. and Brewster Rd., Vineland. Dance and stroll along with students from Maxine’s Studio of Dance as they present their annual recital. Dancers from beginner to senior advanced will perform Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 3 p.m. Produced, directed, staged, designed and choreographed by Kimberly Chapman, Kelly Bocchetti Millar, and Maxine Chapman. Christopher Chapman designed the lighting and Kimberly Chapman painted the canvas backdrop. Tickets $25 for reserved, $15 for general admission and $10 for groups of 10, senior citizens, and students. Tickets can be purchased at Maxine’s Dance Studio or at the door. 691-6059, or www.vrdc.org. JUNE 19, 20, AND 22 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 293-1200. Fri.: Danny Eyer Band, 9 p.m. Sat.: Joe Kozak, 9 p.m., Mon.: Trivia Night 8:30-10:30 p.m. North, Hoots & Hellmouth, Nora Whittaker, Nik Everett, and more. Gates open 10:30 a.m. Performances 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Advance tickets $25, $35 at the gate. For tickets: brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006. For fest details, 453-2184 or www.southernshoremusicfestival.com. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Savoy Unplugged: Andy DiMacale. Merighi’s Savoy Inn Bistro, Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. No cover. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 The Dirk Quinn Band. Bellview Winery 150 Atlantic St., Landisville, 697-7172, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. 4-8 p.m. $5 cover includes wine tasting. SUNDAY, JUNE 21 Poetry On High. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Hosted by Chris Ney, featured poet Toni Collins. 2-5 p.m. an assortment of the area’s greatest local bands. More than 15 bands on two stages. Tickets $15 online, $20 at the gate. (frontgatetickets.com). SUNDAY, JUNE 21 The Classic Crime. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$15. (frontgatetickets.com). A LOOK AHEAD FRIDAY, JULY 10 Vineland Homecoming of Drop Dead Sexy and Eleven Eleven. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Advance tickets $10, at the door $15. Buy tickets online at www.savoyinn.com. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 Bring the Music! Festival. U-Sell Flea Market, 2896 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland. Up-and-coming national touring acts and AT THE CASINOS HEADLINERS, COMEDY ACTS, AND MORE Tickets: 1-800-736-1420; www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted. COMEDY & MORE Comedy Club at Borgata. Borgata Music Box: three comedians daily, 9 p.m. (except during headliner engagements) 1-800-298-4200. Comedy Stop at the Trop. Three comedians nightly. Sun.-Thurs., 9 p.m., $23; Fri., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $23; Sat., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $28. Order tickets by phone at the Comedy Stop Box Office: 1-877FUNNY-AC or 609-348-0920. Visit www.comedystop.com. Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles. Tropicana. Liverpool Club Theater in North Tower. Wed.–Sun., 8:30 p.m., $25. OPENING JUNE 22 Fame. Tropicana. Monday and Thursday 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m. JUNE 23 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 Carnival of Wonders. Trump Plaza. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $25. JUNE 24 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 Cirque Dreams Pandemonia. Taj Mahal. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $35 and $25. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | HEADLINERS FRIDAY, JUNE 19 D.L. Hughley. Borgata. 9 p.m. $50 / $40. 1-800-298-4200. SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Diana Krall. Borgata. 8 p.m. $95, $75, $65. 1-800-298-4200. BJ Novak. Borgata. 9 p.m. $39.50. 1-800-298-4200. Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Harrah’s. 9 p.m. $50, $40, $30. Alla Pugacheva. Trump Taj Mahal. 7 p.m. $60-$300. WXPN Welcomes Buddy Guy. Showboat House of Blues. 9 p.m., $65, $55, $40, $35, $30. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 Disco Biscuits with Lotus. Showboat House of Blues. 8:30 p.m., $50, $32.50, $27.50. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 Bruce In The USA. Hilton. 9 p.m. $15. the grapevine { 35 } VINTAGE VINELAND Do You Recognize These People? Look closely at the people, the building, the landscape…and check out the faces in the window. Over the years, the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society has acquired many old-time images. Kate Harbold, at the Society, is busy cataloging the photos from Vineland’s rich past, but she needs the help of The Grapevine readers in identifying the people and places captured on film so long ago. Every week or couple of weeks, we will publish a photograph. It might be a person, or a group of people, or a building, or an event. If you know something about the photo, we ask that you contact either Harbold at the Society or use the contact information on page 4 to inform us. The mission of the VHAS is to acquire, maintain, and preserve Vineland’s history. The Society was founded in 1864, just three years after the establishment of the town of Vineland. It is the second oldest historical society in New Jersey, second only to the New Jersey Historical Society. The VHAS consists of a museum, library, and archives, open to the public on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., same hours Tuesday through Friday for research. It is located at 108 South Second Street, Vineland (691-1111). WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH { 36 } the grapevine | JUNE 17, 2009 In the current economic climate, business owners and managers must stretch every dollar. In times like these, many businesses cut advertising to save a few bucks. But trying to save money in this manner can be disastrous. Research shows that companies that continue to advertise during recessions emerge from the lean times stronger than their competitors. Starting or continuing an advertising program in The Grapevine will help to protect or expand your market share now and put you in a stronger position when the economy improves. In good times or bad, no business can survive without customers. 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The report, which was funded by the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), covered a six-month study of the city’s transportation needs. The last transportation study was done 17 years ago and was part of the 1992 master plan. The new plan emphasizes safety and efficiency of all motorized and nonmotorized transportation modes: • vehicular (automobile and trucking), • pedestrian, • bicycle, and • transit (including bus and passenger rail). The report also referred to the 2002 SJTPO and New Jersey Transit South Jersey Regional Rail Study, which evaluated the potential for restoring passenger service. Four corridors were included, with the Glassboro to Vineland-Millville service determined to be the most feasible. In February, 2009, the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth released a report entitled “Analysis of South Jersey Rail Expansion Alternatives.” The Office analyzed the rail expansion options that concluded the alternatives running along the existing freight line R connections to Vineland stood out as “most closely aligning with State Plan Principles.” Further, the report stated, “A line that serves small communities while also providing park-and-ride services at select stations would provide greater benefits to the citizens of the region and to the service provider.” In May, 2009, Governor Corzine announced support for plans to expand diesel light rail service from Camden to Glassboro and for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Routes 42 and 55 as well as improvements to the NJ Transit Atlantic City rail line. The Orth-Rodgers report contains a specific recommendation: To maximize the economic development benefits of rail passenger service, and support the smart growth strategy of encouraging development in existing centers, the City should support and lobby for alignment proposals that incorporate the existing freight lines, rather that those proposing a NJ 55 alignment. A Vineland station stop should be located in Downtown to encourage infill and redevelopment, and support Vineland’s vision of being a walkable community. City Engineer Brian Myers noted that the section of Circulation Element dealing with the safety of the roadway system, particularly at identified problem areas, is being addressed. He referred to the intersections of Oak Road and West Avenue, Park and West avenues, and Wheat Road and East Avenue as ones on which the City has already begun its traffic analysis to reduce the relatively high number of angle vehicular crashes. The report also identified the Landis Avenue (Route 56) and Mill Road intersection as having the highest number of crashes of any intersection in the City. A Vineland station stop should be located in Downtown to encourage infill and redevelopment, and support Vineland’s vision of being a walkable community. Now Open Mondays 9 to 5:30 219 Bridgeton-Fairton Rd, Bridgeton, NJ 856-455-1144 Website:bbcycle.net/index.htm Email:bbcycle@juno.net B&B Cycle and Marine Inc. 50%OFF GRAND OPENING Miracle Cleaners Miracle Myers was very impressed with the consultant’s recommendation to initiate a Residential Traffic Management Program for traffic calming defined as “the combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior and improve conditions for non-motorized street users.” Its focus is to encourage motorists to drive at a speed that residents of the area consider compatible with the surrounding land use. Concurrent with the Master Plan Circulation Element report, the City has issued a Request for Qualifications/ Proposal (RFQ/P) for a Parking, Circulation and Landscaping Strategy for the downtown redevelopment district. The City believes its parking and landscaping affect not just its transportation and appearance, but its economic vitality and quality of life. Eleven proposals are under review by the offices of redevelopment, planning and engineering for recommended solutions that ensure economic return while supporting broad community and development goals. To review the nine goals of the Circulation Element plan and other specific recommendations on roadway design, bicycle-compatible roads and routes, a Sidewalk Priority Index (including school walking boundaries), preferred truck routes and increased use of transit services, click on www.vinelandcity.org and go to Public Works, Planning Department and download the report. Interested parties may also contact Kathie Hicks, Planning Supervisor, by calling 7944101 during the normal City office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. I WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Cleaners the grapevine { 37 } 20 Years Experience Mon-Fri 8:00 – 6:00 Sat. 8:30 – 5:30 • 856-765-0044 Union Lake Crossing Shopping Center (Facing ShopRite Market) LIMITED TIME OFFER Now Is The Time To Buy! Excellent Interest Rates REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS The following transactions of $1,000 or more were filed with Cumberland County in the month of May 2009 (transactions may have occurred in an earlier month). Names listed may, in some cases, be those of buyers’ or sellers’ representatives. 5/1/09 for $105,000 1840 Silver Run Rd., Dale Andrews to Philip Heun on 5/1/09 for $200,000 501 E St., Kenneth B Robbins, Jr. to Bryan W Page on 5/4/09 for $40,000 1104 Woodland Dr., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. (Trust, by Atty.) to Scott Elliott on 5/4/09 for $84,900 12 Birch Rd., Richard Symes to George Skelly on 5/4/09 for $110,500 2020 Valley Ave., Sherwood Forest Homes LLC to Misty L Wilson on 5/4/09 for $165,000 4 Nicholas Ct., Pleasant Property Investments LLC to Junell Lilly on 5/4/09 for $225,000 414 E Vine St., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. & C (by Atty.) to JI Associates LLC on 5/5/09 for $57,000 602 Brian Ave., RPJ Properties LLC to Howard C Wolbert on 5/5/09 for $180,000 128 Wharton St., Hovnanian K at Millville II LLC to Robert C Stanfill, III on 5/6/09 for $227,583 132 Wharton St., Hovnanian K at Millville II LLC to Barry L Ballard on BRIDGETON 30 South Ave., Otis Tucker to Joshua Ventures LLC on 5/1/09 for $24,000 646 Buckshutem Rd., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. (Trust, by Atty.) to Ackerman Investments LLC on 5/1/09 for $68,000 269 W Commerce St., Lance Hayes to Lakhwinder Kaur on 5/1/09 for $110,000 23 Cedar St., Crusader Servicing Corp. to Julian Mendez on 5/4/09 for $14,000 8 York St., Buford J Bailey (Est. by Adm.) to Basilio Ruiz-Perez on 5/4/09 for $82,000 27 Westwood Ave., Matthew Suppa to Brian Caulford on 5/7/09 for $154,500 COMMERCIAL TWP 236 Foam Rd., William Randazzo to Dale Pidliskey on 5/4/09 for $5,500 DEERFIELD TWP 501 Irving Ave., FKA Beneficial New Jersey Inc. to Ryan Briggs on 5/6/09 for $24,000 71 Pindale Dr., Anthony J Crokus to Jamie M Dean on 5/8/09 for $200,000 HOPEWELL TWP 45 Pineview Terr., Joanina L Grusemeyer (Ind. Atty.) to Jennifer Puelles on 5/4/09 for $168,000 MILLVILLE 2723 Cedar St., HSBC Bank USA Trust (by Atty.) to George Lazos on ISLAND IN KITCHEN This beauty consists of 3 large bedrooms, remodeled kitchen with island, tiled floor in kitchen and dining room, large family room off the kitchen, full finished basement, above ground pool and yard completly fenced with vinyl fencing, excellent for entertainment. $181,000 Vineland BEAUTIFUL WOODFLOORS What a beauty! This perfect rancher consists of 3 large Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, wood floors in bedrooms and living room, completely remodeled bathroom, large dining room, tiled eat in kitchen, 2 car attached garage, finished basement family room with a fireplace and lets not forget the large fenced in back yard. CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATETOUR!!! $189,000 Vineland 27 Twin Oaks Dr., Sherwood at Twin Oaks LLC to Adam C Murray on 5/4/09 for $182,780 18 Ridge Ave., Cumberland County Sheriff to Beneficial New Jersey Inc on 5/5/09 for $2,954 248 Fayette St., Bank of New York Trust to William Warren on 5/5/09 for $41,000 2 PLUS ACRES This 3 Bedroom rancher is like brand new. Large eat-in Kitchen, 2 full Baths, Basement nice and high with Family room, sits on almost 2 Acres. Home seems small but is very deceiving. $189,900 Vineland With rates at historic lows, now is a great time to buy a new home or consider refinancing your existing mortgage. For unparalleled service, great rates and a variety of financing options, call Blaise R. Menzoni. FHA • VA • Conventional 5 LARGE BEDROOMS This home is as spacious as they come. Five large bedrooms with nice size closets. Two full Baths upstairs. Remodeled Kitchen, tile floors in Kitchen and Foyer, extra large family room with an extra finished room, great for office or extra bedroom. Nice corner lot. A MUST SEE! $245,000 Vineland { 38 } the grapevine | JUNE 17, 2009 Call Me Today (609) 501-2340 CARMEN MINGUELA Realtor / Associate Bilingual Circle of Excellence, 2003 thru 2008 Blaise Menzoni LOAN OFFICER Gateway Funding DMS, LP Office 856.692.9494 Fax 856.691.3687 Cell 856.297.7087 1 17 E. Landis Ave • Suite C • Vineland, NJ 08360 1 Graham Realty • 1101 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360 Business (856) 606-0696 ext 107 Fax: (856) 691-3020 Licensed by NJ department of Banking and Insurance CMINGUELA@AOL.COM Clifford Graham broker of record Opening Doors to Home Ownership 5/6/09 for $331,720 1 Tomasello Dr., Michael Joffe to Khawla Gamar on 5/6/09 for $360,000 1104 Earle Ave., Ronald N Spiels to Rhonda S Spiels on 5/8/09 for $175,000 UPPER DEERFIELD 10 Old Burlington Rd., William C Taylor to Backyard Investments LLC on 5/4/09 for $150,000 28 Old Deerfield Pk., Michael Robinson to Victor Pelaez on 5/7/09 for $132,500 VINELAND 27 N Valley Ave., Samuel Ehrlich (by Atty.) to B&B Venture Group LLC on 5/1/09 for $91,500 700 Yale Terr., Federal National Mortgage Assoc. (by Atty.) to Stanley Murray on 5/1/09 for $130,000 1706 N West Blvd., John J Foster to Armando Barrera on 5/1/09 for $380,000 2617 Pinehurst Rd., Hovnanian K at Vineland LLC to Kevin P Vai on 5/4/09 for $202,000 2633 Medina St., Hovnanian K at Vineland LLC to Gina M Barber on 5/4/09 for $222,900 1171 Livia Ln., Landmark Development No. 4 LLC to Jean-Philippe Silva on 5/4/09 for $233,900 2750 Inverness Rd., Hovnanian K at Vineland LLC to Love Fellowship Tabernacle on 5/4/09 for $257,900 2558 Simonelli Rd., NVR Inc. to Jorge Cardona on 5/4/09 for $271,735 1581 James Ct., Michael Cohen to Adina Lynn Dehainaut on 5/5/09 for $196,000 1295 S State St., RPJ Properties LLC to Brenda K Zeledon on 5/5/09 for $210,000 787 S East Blvd., John A Bonato, III to O’Connell Properties Inc. on 5/5/09 for $500,000 108 W Oxford St., US Bank Trust (by Atty.) to Diana Morris on 5/7/09 for $118,905 817 Cambridge Pl., US Bank Trust to Landis Investments LLC on 5/8/09 for $71,000 A Must See!!!!!!!!! Brand new Kitchen– A Beauty! All new laminate floors throughout. Powder Room completely redone. New, bigger, better bathroom. New hot water heater. His/Her closets in Master Bedroom. A Must See…! Vineland City. $145,000 Maintained in Tip Top Condition Just as nice as any one of the condo units in Terrace East, but priced right for a quick sale. Come see why substitution plays a big role in buying at the right time at the right price. Vineland City. $133,000 Don’t let this one slip by! Lovely 3 Bedroom. Mud Room that leads into the kitchen which has beautiful oak cabinets with all new stainless steel appliances. Dining Room with sliding glass doors leading to the deck. Roof, heater and C/A new in 2006. Full unfinished basement with outside entrance. Bring All Offers. Don’t let this one slip by! Vineland City. $184,900 Great New Construction Being Built on a Private Lot with a Nature’s Scene. Highlights include an Open Floor Plan with Cathedral Ceilings in the Living Room, Dining Area and Kitchen. Recessed Lighting. Master Bedroom with a Private Full Bath and His/Her Closets. Great Floor Plan makes for Roomy Space. Full Basement waiting to be Finished to Double Your Living Space. 1400 sq ft at this price, what a steal! (Picture shows a Model Home). Vineland City. $184,900 Very Charming Two story with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom and a half bath. Large Living Room with Gas Log Fireplace, Eat-in Kitchen, Florida Room, Large Yard with 2 car detached garage. Hardwood floors thru out. Easy to show! Vineland City. $169,000 For Sale or Rent For Sale or Rent: – – – Beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home situated on large lot! 9 ft. ceilings, large Master Suite with shower and soaking tub, upgraded kitchen cabinets, security system and more! Vineland City. $259,900 Go Green Neighborhood Builder, Daphne Associates, brings to Vineland- A Go Green Neighborhood! Builder is a registered ENERGY STAR® New Builder Partner. Model Home and remaining 19 homes will be built as ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes. Learn more by going to energystar.org. Model Home features- Granite Counter tops; custom cabinetry; Tiled floors, ; Bamboo floors; Conservatory and Sun Room; Master Bedroom with cathedral ceilings, double sized Walk-in closet and Grand Master Bath. Vineland City. $349,900 Remarkable Home Built by Beazer Homes. Custom built with many upgrades: Granite counter tops, breakfast nook with Trey ceilings and a 3-tier bump out window, crown molding in Dining Room, sunken Living Room with Stone Fireplace and sliding glass doors leading to the EP Henry custom patio, Cherry colored hardwood floors; huge Master Bedroom with 2 walk-in closets and large private bath with two sinks and private commode…. many more upgrades… too many to list. Call for a full list of amenities and appt. Vineland City. New Construction Affordable living! New construction 2-Story home offering a great floor plan with1636 sq ft of true living space. 10-year home warranty. All are located upstairs. Master Bedroom Suite with large walk-in closet and a private bathroom. Full basement. Spacious back yard. Ready to be sold! Vineland City. $182,500 Available almost immediately! Lovely 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a half bath home with great designer kitchen adorned by granite counter tops rolled tile back splash and new appliances. Family room has custom oak framed fireplace and cabinets. Beautiful French doors invite you onto the huge composite deck with professional landscaped yard and vinyl fencing. Vineland City. $219,000 WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Condo Living At Its Finest! Upgraded hardwood floors thru out main level and stairway. Central vacuum. Lots of living space with 1969 sq ft. Access to a pool and gym. Shared basement; great for storage. Private balcony. Hurry… won’t last long! 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