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INSIDE HOME & GARDEN • VHS GRADUATE LIST • WINNING CHOCOLATE • TEE TIME VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 20 | JUNE 24, 2009 CONNECTING YOU { JANET NIEDOSIK } T O V I N E L A N D . W E E K L Y. Visit us online www.grapevinenewspaper.com Two men use their life experiences to keep youngsters away from gangs and drugs. W hen “FedUp-4U” started up in 2008, the founders worked within the community to help at-risk kids, but in the back of their minds was the idea that they would like to take the program national. More than a year old now, the organization may not be nationally known, but organizers have teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure to sponsor a “FedUp with Breast Cancer/Youth Unity Day on Saturday, June 27, in Landis Park. FedUp-4U co-founder James Cooper calls for calm during a candlelight vigil last Wednesday for Joshua Moore, a 19-year-old who was stabbed to death recently. “We wanted to touch more than just inner-city problems, and we want to go national with FedUp-4U. So the first organization we linked up with was the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure out of Central/South Jersey,” said James Cooper, the 41-year-old cofounder of FedUp-4U, whose father died of cancer. “We sent them a proposal; they liked the idea and they signed us on … until October of 2009.” Saturday’s “FedUp with Breast Cancer” event will include a 5-mile walk, a motorcycle run and a Top Cop 1-mile run. There will be food available, health vendors, a community volleyball game, and much more. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m., Cooper said. The fee is $30. The motorcycles will start the walk off and then run to the Deptford Mall and return to Landis Park. Originally billed as a “blanket walk” when it was scheduled to be held in April, handmade throws will be on sale Saturday for $200 with $50 of that price going back to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, according to Cooper. The Youth Unity Day is open to all students. Food and events are free to all children and teens that come out to the park by 10 a.m. Scheduled events include a girls’ softball tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, hockey shootout and a 35-and-over Legend Basketball Game. There will be face Continued on page 10 Chamber Swears in DeSanto, New Officers Area businesses are also honored at Gala. The dawn of a new era for the Vineland business community was launched on Thursday night when the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce installed new officers (including a new president) and honored some local businesses at its President’s Gala, held at the Centerton Golf Club. 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Landis and those of other notables, including Thomas Welch of Welch’s Grape Juice fame. The history of Siloam Cemetery dates back almost as far as the history of the city itself. In 1864, just three years after the founding of the city of Vineland, Landis deeded a plot of land to Vineland to be used as a place of mourning. Almost from the start, Siloam’s trustees intended to construct a chapel to stand at the center of the grounds, though cost overruns delayed the project until it was finally completed in 1918. The glorious stained glass windows that grace the chapel have been boarded up for years, but the Association wants to let the sun shine through them once again. Other facets of the chapel’s restoration include new flooring and a new heating/air conditioning unit. The chapel, they hope, will once again be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for private meditation and remembrance ceremonies. Among the most ambitious portions of the restoration project is a plan to improve Landis’ grave plot by trimming back the overgrown trees that surround the founder’s burial place. The improved plot will feature a circular stone enclosure Continued on page 13 4 Spreading the Word Second Friday initiative is a return to Arts on the Avenue. TODD NOON High Efficiency Heating and Cooling and Water Heating Equipment Eligible for up to $1500 in Federal Tax Credits and up to $400 in Rebates 5 Handwriting Analysis Sadly, penmanship is becoming a lost art. DEBORAH A. EIN 6 8 Faces in the News First Daily Newspapers The town soon recognized a need for a daily newspaper to record and preserve its history. VINCE FARINACCIO 16 Vintage Vineland Serving Vineland for over 100 years! 17-21 HOME & GARDEN 22 23 24 26 30 31 PET CARE Crossword Community Calendar In Our Schools Entertainment DINING: Chocolate Contest It was down to five…and then…. STEPHEN WILSON 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 28 34 Golf and Sports Listing Recipe Corner A favorite recipe for rice pudding, LISA DINUNZIO 35 REAL ESTATE With A Bang! WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Summer Off Start Your { STAFF } MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher DEBORAH A. EIN Managing Editor LORI GOUDIE Art Director GAIL EPIFANIO Controller JACK EPIFANIO Distribution SHERRY MUNYAN Advertising Executive MARIE HALPIN-GALLO Advertising Executive PATTY ALI Graphic Designer MARIE TEDESCO Editorial Intern The Grapevine 3660 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361 PHONE: 856-457-7815 • FAX: 856-457-7816 EMAIL: letters@grapevinenewspaper.com WEB: www.grapevinenewspaper.com The Grapevine is published on Wednesdays by Grapevine News Corp. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. ABOVE: A rendering shows the improvements planned for the grave plot of Vineland’s founder, Charles K. Landis. Improvements will include hardscaping to surround the plot in a circular design. The overgrown trees and shrubs currently surrounding the plot will be replaced by colorful plants and low-lying shrubbery. The design was prepared by Holly Bombeke Manders, a project manager with Manders Merighi Portadin Farrell Architects LLC. RIGHT: Local historian Dr. Frank DeMaio visits the gravesite of Charles K. Landis at Siloam Cemetery. DeMaio portrays Landis during re-enactments each year on Founder’s Day. Eyebrow Wax with Color Get your Loved One A Gift Certificate Today FREE HOURS exp. 07/07/09 the grapevine { 3 } Mon. – Wed. 9-5pm, Thurs. & Fri. 9-7pm Sat. 8:30-3pm & Sun., 9-1 pm WALK-INS WELCOME! NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY 5006 E. Landis Ave.Vineland (856) 691-2202 I Downtown Vineland { TODD NOON, EXEC. DIR., VDID/MAIN STREET } Spreading the Word A new advertising campaign and rolling out the carpet on second Fridays are two initiatives. n last week’s column, I noted that businesses are the lifeblood of any downtown. Many of our businesses have become identified with our downtown and, likewise, our downtown has become identified with some of its businesses. With that in mind, we are very excited about a couple of important initiatives. For one, we are rolling out an exciting newspaper ad campaign called “We are Downtown Vineland.” It is timed to tie in with the summer schedule of events and activities downtown. The ads will appear in three area newspapers—including this one— and will be either one full-size page or a twopage tabloid spread. The idea is to spotlight, in a very personal I way, participating businesses that make up downtown Vineland. This will be done in more than one way. Businesses have been given the choice of participating with a business cardsize ad for four, eight, or the full 12 weeks. Businesses that buy in for the 12-week period will also get small feature articles that will appear as part of the ad. I am happy to say that 16 businesses have signed up to participate and 12 of these businesses have signed up for the full 12 weeks. Based on the success of this campaign, we could do it again. Watch for the ads to start before the end of this month. Secondly, some of our downtown businesses are working together to stay open later on the second Friday of each month and to have some coordinated activities. The second-Friday artist receptions sponsored by the Vineland Community Art Alliance used to bring quite a few people to Landis Avenue. Fine art, refreshments, music, and socialization were the order of the evening. The aim is to revive and expand that concept along Landis Avenue. Four businesses—Bain’s Deli/Fuel House Coffee Co., La Bella Art Gallery & Gifts, Martini Shoes, and The Sweet Life Bakery—set the wheels in motion on Friday night, June 12, and the response was positive. Artwork, food, and music were common threads. It is great to see people coming out and spending an evening downtown, patronizing the local businesses, and having a good time. I encourage other downtown businesses to work together to expand the “Second Friday” concept. Keep your stores open, run sales, offer incentives for people to stop in—in other words, roll out the red carpet. We at VDID/Main Street Vineland will do everything we can to help and encourage this cooperation among businesses. What a great way of saying, “We are Downtown Vineland!” *** Make the 700 block of Landis Avenue your destination this Saturday for the second week of the Fresh and Specialty Foods Market. This week’s market will feature the Second Annual Baby Parade, starting at 9:30 a.m. The theme will be “Hollywood Babies” and entry classes are Babies (age 2 and under) and Toddlers (age 3 to 5). Winners will be judged in three categories—Most Creative Costume, Most Creative Costume and Float, and Chubbiest Cheeks. There is still time to register your child. Call the VDID/Main Street Vineland office or visit our website to see how easy it is. Also, you can cast your vote every week of the Market, in the Little Miss & Mister Cherry Tomato photo contest. For more information on the Fresh and Specialty Foods Market, including registration for activities and vendors, call the VDID/Main Street Vineland office or visit our website. *** Remember to support the downtown merchants and businesses. If you cannot stop in during the events, make a point of coming back at a later time. The businesses, and we at VDID/Main Street Vineland, will greatly appreciate your support and patronage. I For more information VDID/Main Street Vineland’s “endless summer” of events and activities, call 794-8653 or visit www.mainstreetvineland.org. TUESDAY All You Can Eat Dinner Buffet 5 pm – 9 pm $13.99 WEDNESDAY All Day – All You Can Eat Crabs & Spaghetti $22.95 with soup or salad $10 Pitchers of Beer! 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Moving from printing block letters to writing the fanciful script made me feel grown up…it really was a rite of passage. The dictionary describes cursive as a quick way to form letters, so you would think that it would be thriving in today’s fast-paced world. Ironically, less time than ever is taught teaching cursive in schools. Some people blame it on required tests in the third grade and the time needed to prepare students for the tests. Others believe the computer is edging out penmanship. The choice for homework these days is writing block letters or typing. My daughter, who goes to high school in September, prints out rough drafts, then types final versions on the computer. My boys, as fourth graders, were given the choice of printing or cursive on spelling tests. No contest: They chose printing. It seems our kids aren’t required to learn much beyond writing their own names in script. Last summer, after failing to see my boys learn cursive in the third grade, I encouraged them to practice their handwriting and set them up with something like what my secondgrade teacher had given me. It was like pulling teeth and the project was quickly abandoned. Well, if I can’t beat them, I’ll join them. This summer, we are typing. As time goes on, our kids are doing more of their schoolwork on computers, anyway. I taught myself touch typing one summer while in high school, but my daughter has already learned typing from computer classes at school. She has since picked up speed and honed her typing skills by “chatting” on the computer. She’s got the home keys down pat and might be a faster typist than I am (not such a tough feat). Boys are a different story. I took a quick completely non-scientific survey to see how many boys or men use the home keys rather than the “hunt-and-peck” technique. I couldn’t find a single male who has mastered touch-typing, even certain journalists. There are lots of fun software programs and online games to teach typing to kids. I settled on a BBC (British Broadcasting Company) online program of 12 lessons. The first lesson teaches the home keys, and each lesson after that adds a few keys. The animated program has become a family activity, with even my husband trying it out. (You can, too, at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing.) Still, losing the art and skill of handwriting makes me sad. Calligraphy, once the standard etiquette for addressing wedding invitations, is rarely done by hand anymore. Envelopes and invitations are printed out on the computer using an italic or script font, if script is even selected. I can just imagine future history scholars needing to take courses in deciphering handwriting, as if it were another language. Think of all the beautiful penmanship in family letters and national documents that might have to be “translated” for future generations. The Declaration of Independence comes to mind, with all the patriotic language and notable signatures. And what about our John Hancocks? Although we all use similar cursive loops and curves, our signatures are uniquely our own. That’s the whole idea behind handwriting analysis—our penmanship tells something about us. In a USA Today article, reporter Megan Downs quotes Lisa Smoak, a parent volunteer at an elementary school in Florida, who took a card to school for her son’s fifth-grade class to sign. Of 22 pupils, only three signed in cursive. “My son is not comfortable with cursive,” said Smoak. “Can you imagine being an adult and not being able to sign your name to a document?” No, Mrs. Smoak, I cannot. But meanwhile, I suggest you teach your son to type. 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Nomination forms were distributed to all food service employees in the school district and nominations were reviewed by a committee of five food service employees, said Kristen Gilmore, a registered dietician in the district’s food service department. “Gloria received many glowing nominations from her fellow employees,” said Gilmore. “After careful review of the nominations of other fine employees, the committee unanimously chose Gloria as the recipient of the first-ever award.” Perez received an award certificate, gift certificates to her favorite nail salon and Home Depot, and her own parking spot with a sign reading “Food Service Employee of the Year.” Perez is pictured with Gilmore, left, and Karla S. Holt, District Food Service Director, right. Burke is Woman of the Year The Woman’s Club of Vineland held an end of the year President’s Award Luncheon highlighting the many activities of the year. New members where inducted into the club and Woman of the Year was announced. Shirley Burke was named Woman of the Year by president Mary Wolfe, shown pinning the Woman of the Year pin on Burke. Among the many contributions by Burke was the production of “Murder in the Rehearsal Hall” dinner mystery that she also wrote. In the top photo, Wolfe, left, is shown with new members Terry Casazza, Kathy Andersch, Mina Gruccio, and Joan Milanesi after their induction into the club by Carol Parks, membership chairman, far right. 1853 Vine Rd. Vineland 691-4848 Fax: 856-691-2294 marcaccimeats@verizon.net Specials For June 24-27 EBT FRESH DRUM STICKS lb. { 6 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 PICNIC AVERAGE (8-10 LB) lb. FRESH BEEF CUBES $ 69 LEAN 89¢ 95¢ FRESH 2 lb. BEEF SMOKED SWEET CENTER CHUCK PORK OR HOT CUT ROAST CHOPS ITALIAN PORK Customer Appreciation Day July 3rd from 11:00-3:00 BARBECUE We will have roasted pig, hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas. 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Batt Honored Former Bay-Atlantic Symphony Board of Trustees member Erica Batt was recently honored for her many years of service to the Symphony. In photo, Board member Sidney L. Brody of Vineland gives Batt an award in recognition of her service. Magazzu is Guest of Honor at Holly City Family Center Cumberland County Freeholder Director Louis N. Magazzu was the guest of honor at a reception given by members of the Holly City Family Center in Millville. Magazzu took part in a celebratory swim with the center’s Deep Water Cardio class and enjoyed chatting with other swimmers that included moms and their babies. Carol Hill, a member of the cardio class, referred to it as a “thank you for keeping us afloat” party. About a year ago, the center was nearly closed due to budget crunches. A rescue effort was launched when Magazzu, joined by other government officials, met with social service agencies to find a way for the center to remain open. 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Visitors to Philadelphia were expected to stop here to see Landis’ well-advertised experiment. efore the effects of the Panic of 1873 diminished, Vineland added yet another newspaper to its growing list of publications. Over the course of the following year, the town would finally witness the establishment of a newspaper that was free of the political entanglements, limited financing and multiple ownerships that plagued many of its predecessors and that would serve the community well into the 20th century. It was in October 1874 that A. C. Dalton founded Vineland’s The Weekly Item, a publication that proudly displayed the word “Fearless” below its title. Dalton produced his newspaper, which started as an 8 x 10-inch sheet, with a hand press. The public response was such that the size of the newspaper increased to 11 x 15 inches in a short time. With more opportunity B H.J. Toudy & Co., Bird’s Eye View, Centennial Buildings, lithograph, Philadelphia: 1875. and advantages offered by the Borough of Newfield, however, it wasn’t long before Dalton moved his business to its new location. While there had been several attempts in Vineland to establish a daily newspaper in order to transcend the norm of weekly publications, the efforts yielded only temporary results. By 1875, the town recognized a need for a daily publication that would record and preserve its history. Frank D. Andrews, writing in the Vineland Historical Magazine, also attributed the shift to a daily newspaper as the result of the nation’s Centennial Celebration, during which visitors to Philadelphia’s exhibitions were expected to stop in Vineland to witness Charles K. Landis’ well-advertised experiment. Walter Cansdell launched what was originally known as the Daily Journal on June 7, 1875. A printer by trade, Cansdell steered his enterprise away from the political leanings of previous Vineland papers. “No advocacy of Party in town or National Parties,” he wrote in his first editorial, promising “praise of the good and condemnation of the bad acts of all parties.” The editor also began shaping the paper into what would become the standard content of 20th century Vineland publications, including coverage of local meetings, reports on marriages and deaths and what Cansdell calls “town talk,” a forerunner to the Round Our Town column of the last century. Eat Lunch with Your Family! { 8 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 Now Open on Sundays! 12 – 7 pm Come and enjoy your lunch hour where you are treated like family. Take advantage of our daily lunch specials, cool climate and friendly atmosphere. You’ll feel right at home. Phone ahead and save time! (856) 205-0012 (we’ll save you a seat) 1383 S. Main Road • Vineland, N • (856) 205-0012 Fax: (856) 205-0047 J Within its first three months, the Journal grew from a small four-page issue with four columns per page to five columns and an increased length of five inches. By April 20, 1876, however, Cansdell announced that he had sold the publication to B. Frank Ladd and Obert Spencer. Before the new owners assumed control of the paper on May 1, the publication’s founder guaranteed that the new regime would not “meddle in politics.” The new owners made a few changes including reporting on sermons delivered at Sunday services, but for the most part, maintained the type of publication Cansdell established. On August 20, 1877, Spencer retired as an editor and relocated to Union City, Iowa. He remained a co-owner of the Journal until June 24, 1878 when he sold his share of the business to Ladd. One year later, Ladd decided to add a weekly edition of the paper that would offer a review of the news for those who had moved away from Vineland but wished to stay informed and also provide a very affordable subscription to the Journal. For those who couldn’t pay the $2 annual fee for the daily newspaper, the weekly offered a price of only 75 cents. Incidentally, the subscription charge remained $2 until 1916 when it increased to $3. In September 1879, the name of the Journal’s weekly edition was changed to the People’s Advocate. On December 10, 1880, it was called the Weekly Journal, a title that lasted until March 11, 1882, when that publication was discontinued. On December 14, 1880, the Daily Journal became the Evening Journal, the name it would carry well into the 20th century. The paper continued to grow in size and advertising, providing Vineland with the type of publication that not only reported current news, but effectively preserved the history of the town’s evolution as well. With Ladd’s death in 1913, his sons George and Edward took over management of the operation and introduced typesetting machines and other improvements that allowed it to outlive all other Vineland papers but one. I WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | NEW State-of-the-art Bath, Coming Soon! Kitchen & Lighting Design Centre Come to the place you can trust Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Supplies 601 S. Delsea Drive • Vineland | Family Owned and Operated for 59 years the grapevine { 9 } 856-692-9374 • 1-800-TEAM ACE • www.teamace.com Atlantic City Plumbing 3839 Atlantic Ave. • Atlantic City R.E. 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Cooper and co-founder Robert Kirby, Cooper’s twin sons, Deric and Eric, and his fiancé, Shemise Finch, run FedUp-4U. Relying on T-shirt sales and donations, Cooper worked out a program that targets at-risk children, ages 6 to 19, from Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton and Seabrook. The program runs for eight weeks every Saturday from 5 to 9 pm. “What we do is pick them up by bus,” Cooper said, adding that transportation is a big cost factor, but Pastor Charles Wilkins of the AME Church in Millville has donated the use of two busses each week for the program. “We take them to the recreation center in Bridgeton, it’s called the Alms. From 5 to 6 we feed them. From 6 to 7, they break down into different age groups, and we go over character building, gang awareness, discipline, peer pressure, drugs. “We cover everything they’re used to seeing on the streets or seeing on video or television and tell them what’s real and what’s fake. How it really is out there. “From 7 to 7:30, there’s group discussion and then from 7:30 to 9, they play basketball, double-dutch, kickball. Then they can use everything we taught them in the classes throughout the rest of the week,” Cooper said. He said volunteers come out each week to help with the program. The latest class graduated 150 kids. “On December 19, 2008, we graduated 77 kids, so you can see how the numbers have grown,” he said. Cooper also said the group stays in touch with graduates by e-mail or home visits. “A couple of them just graduated from Millville, Bridgeton and Vineland [high schools] and so far, knock on wood, they’re doing good, not been in any trouble. “ The kids that we go after, some of Come Check Us Out! NOW OPEN We ship tobacco anywhere in the USA Membership & Gift Certificates Available 9 am to 8 pm Mon.- Sat. Sun. 12-4 137 S. Delsea Dr. Vineland, NJ 08360 856-692-8034 { 10 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 Indoor & Outdoor Pipe & Cigar Smoking Areas LEFT: Freeholder Director Lou Magazzu speaks with a family member of Joshua Moore during a vigil last Wednesday. BELOW: Members of FedUp-4U’s second class join hands at their weekly meeting spot, the Alms Center in Bridgeton. them might be all F students and some of them might be all A students. We don’t judge that way. We just figure if you’re out there, you’re at risk. So we go to the heart of Delsea Gardens, Walnut Manor, wherever we think there’s a gang issue. “We go right into the neighborhood and pick the kids out. There is an application process; we need their guardians’ signature.” Basically, he said, the kids who want to participate in the program can do so. Cooper admitted that it wasn’t easy for some people to accept the organization. Both he and Kirby are not only old friends, but also they are ex-cons. “I did a “When we go out and talk to kids, the kids realize: He’s been where I’m headed.” total of eight years in state and federal prisons for drugs,” he said. Kirby, Cooper said, also did eight years in federal prison. “I came home in 2006, and we wanted to do something that would affect the community in a positive way, so we came up with the idea of FedUp-4U.” Cooper said the concept for FedUp-4U actually came to him while he was in federal prison. “Hence the name, Fed,” he said. FedUp-4U stands for Faith, Education, Demanding Universal Peace for You. “It was a struggle in the beginning,” Cooper said, admitting that he toyed with the idea of raising money illegally to fund the program. “I asked myself, ‘Do I get back into the game and maybe do something illegal to raise money for it or do I just tough it out?” He decided to stay crime-free and then his son, Deric, donated his $4,500 income tax return to start up the organization. “Now what 21-year-old would do that?” he asked. He was 21 at the time. “Our office is at 308 W. Chestnut Avenue; we’ve been there for over a year,” he added. “When they [the media] first started doing stories on me, every article had up top: ‘ex-con, ex-con, ex-con’ and some of the people had problems with it … like well you changed your life around, but they still shut me out. But I said it’s true … that ‘ex’ is really the key. I told them just give it a chance. 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For more information call (856) 641-7919 WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 11 } Call our Physician Referral Hotline 1-800-770-7547 • www.SJHealthcare.net Continued on next page FedUp-4U Continued from previous page don’t really see that anymore.” Cooper agreed that his background is an important part of the FedUp-4U story. “When we go out and talk to kids, the kids realize: He’s been where I’m headed.” Cooper believes that FedUp-4U has established itself as a legitimate organi- schools now, where at first it was no, no, no. We don’t want you in here; you might send the wrong message.” Cooper also spoke at the Vineland Rotary Club recently. “Every day is a struggle, but then I walk into the mall and a parent comes up to me whom I’m not familiar with and gives me a hug and says, ‘Thanks, my son is in your program’ or ‘Thanks, my “We cover everything they’re used to seeing on the streets or seeing on video or television and tell them what’s real and what’s fake. How it really is out there.” zation, and now people are willing to deal with him and he is willing to take the story to anyone who will listen. “We speak at residential homes now; we spoke at the JINS (Juveniles in Need of Supervision) Detention Center, and we’re actually in schools now. We spoke at Bridgeton High School, Memorial Junior High School in Vineland, Landis Avenue School. We’re accepted in these daughter is in your program,” that’s the thing that motivates. That’s what really feels good, and I know that one day, the right grant will come along to fund a program like this. So we don’t cry; we don’t harp over the money issue. We just do what we gotta do.” And, in the meantime, Cooper said, “Whoever we can help, we are there to help.” I ABOVE: Kids in the program participated in last year’s Holiday Parade on Landis Avenue. RIGHT: Assemblyman Nelson Albano (center) joins Fed-Up 4U participants at the group’s veterans’ barbeque day in May. 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The gravestones, including a unique “cradle grave” of Landis’ infant son Henry, will be gently cleaned and repaired where necessary. Similar improvements will be made at the grave of Thomas Welch, the creator of Welch’s grape juice. Among other renovations planned are the painting of the fence surrounding the cemetery, additional landscaping upgrades and other work to the resting places of additional notable Vinelanders buried here, including glassmaker Victor Durand, Cumberland County College originator Charles Cunningham, and scientist (and collaborator to Charles Darwin) Mary Treat. The Siloam Cemetery Association hopes to fund the restoration project through donations from the public. According to Swanson, the group hopes to get much of the necessary labor and materials, including the stone for the enclosure at the Landis grave site, donated. Monetary donations are welcome and encouraged and can be made by calling the Siloam Cemetery office at (856) 6916715, by visiting Century Savings Bank, or by contacting Bob Swanson at Swanson Hardware on East Avenue. Members of the Association, led by Judith Rush, hope to keep the public informed of the project’s progress through regular updates on the cemetery Web site, www.siloamcemetery.com. The work is slated to be completed in time to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Vineland in May of 2011. I TOP RIGHT: The Siloam Association unveils their $250,000 plan to renovate the historic cemetery and its chapel. LEFT: A painting that was commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the cemetery’s dedication was found in the chapel. Anyone who has information about the painting should call (856) 691-6715. RIGHT: Mayor Robert Romano enjoys a bottle of Welch’s Grape Juice while visiting the grave of Thomas Welch, who is buried at Siloam Cemetery. “Let me know how you like your cigar and I can make it for you” Cuban native and former student of the Cigar King, Don Jose Pepin Garcia, Israel Aryen Rigo, a Cigar Master is pictured above rolling a custom cigar Come and See Our Cigar Gallery with over 200 Varieties of Cigars! Humidor & Cigar Accessories Available Get Your Ah-Ha Moment Slip Into Comfort We Have A Complete Line of Clarks Shoes Mens & Womens Custom Come In For A lized Service Fit & Persona Thank You! Your Feet Will UNSTRUCTURED IS NOW AVAILABLE WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Former Philadelphia Flyer, Bervic Parent Enjoys A Cigar Tasting Event In e Members Only Lounge Not Sold In Department Stores! 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DeSanto praised the work of GVCOC Executive Director Paige Desiere, who he described as “dedicated, organized and passionate.” DeSanto then recounted the chamber’s past decade, recognizing each of the past five presidents, all of whom were in attendance: Pearl Giordano, Hugh McCaffery, Dennis Palmer, Gary Galloway and Gina Biagi. DeSanto added that under his direction, the GVCOC needs to stay positive, creative and stay connected with each other. He related that the chamber’s board of directors has just completed its most recent long-range plan. As a result of that new plan, the GVCOC will be reaching out to the business people in the agricultural community, to professionals and to the city’s downtown merchants. Following the induction of officers and board members, the GVCOC presented “Outstanding Business Awards” to three long-time family businesses in Vineland. In a statement released prior to the President’s Gala, Desiere stated, “These exceptional businesses are being recognized as generational businesses that have exhibited staying power and have a reputation of treating the public in a manner that enhances the business community.” Martini Shoes, Inc. Martini Shoes was founded by Frank R. Martini in 1920. The first store was run from the home that he shared with his wife, Lena, and their three children George F., Harry J., and Gloria Martini. It was located on South East Avenue between Chestnut Avenue and Cherry Street. It is here that the reputation of excellent quality and customer service began. As the business grew, Frank moved his store to Landis Avenue in the Baker House Hotel. After the Baker House Hotel burnt down, the store was moved to 623 Landis Avenue. It is during this time that George and Harry joined their father in selling and repairing fine leather shoes. The business continued to expand and the men moved the store to a larger building, which remains its current location of 615 Landis Avenue. In the 1970s, George’s son Frank S. Martini joined his father and uncle in the family business. He worked diligently under his father to learn the trade of expert shoe fitting. Harry retired and in 1985 Frank and his wife Lynn took over the business and continued to run it with George who was then semi-retired. They not only continued the tradition of selling fine leather shoes and orthopedic footwear, but they also expanded the business to a second location in Ocean City, NJ. This store closed after several years due to the birth of Frank and Lynn’s son Frank, Jr. Frank and Lynn currently operate Martini’s Shoes with the same great service, quality and dedicated service that the business was founded on in 1920. They always put all of their efforts into pleasing their customers and satisfying them with excellent fittings and service. The highlight for the Martini family is continuing the tradition for 90 years; they are hard working and a true example of a three-generation-long, family-run business that has survived many obstacles but has never compromised in providing excellence in customer service and highquality merchandise, while gaining the loyal trust of their customers. Ploch Farms Ploch Farms was founded in 1915 by George Ploch, an immigrant from Germany. He located his business in Clifton, NJ. From its inception, Ploch Farms has been a leader in the wholesale LEFT: The new officers of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce are sworn in on Thursday night at the Centerton Country Club. From left: Wayne Triantos, Gina Biagi, Robert DeSanto, Kathy Farinaccio and Victor LaTorre (Mayor Robert Romano administers the oath in the background). RIGHT: New GVCOC president Robert DeSanto gives a speech after being sworn in for a two-year term. BELOW: The GVCOC’s board of directors is sworn in. Board members include (not all pictured) Tony Asselta, Diana CaraballoBelcher, Kevin Bernhardt, Pete Capizola, Dennis DeMatte Jr., Jeff George, Cosmo Giovinazzi, Harry Hearing, Russell Kadlac, Kevin Kleiner, Hugh McCaffrey, Elviro Ocasio, Dennis Palmer, Ron Rossi, Diane Sacco, Dave Surdam, Lou Tramontana and Scott Zucca. production of vegetables in the northeast. On this original nine-acre plot in Clifton, Ploch Farms marketed its products to the metropolitan areas of Newark and New York City. This family business specialized in the production of high-quality lettuces, cabbages, and radishes. A variety of vegetables were grown throughout the years as the business was passed down from generation to generation. The founder, George Ploch, first passed the business to his son, John Ploch, Sr., who passed it onto his son, Edwin Charles Ploch, who finally passed it down to his son, John Edwin Ploch, the current owner and president. Ploch Farms was relocated to southern New Jersey in 1973 due to urban encroachment in the northern New Jersey area. Ploch Farms is now located in the heart of New Jersey’s agricultural sector—Vineland. The new location served well with productive soils, moderate weather patterns, a long growing season, and a predominately agricultural economy. Here, Ploch Farms, Inc. is a major producer of culinary herbs and fresh market vegetables. Currently, the farm operates at four separate locations. The main distribution center is located at the Brewster Road facility in Vineland and consists of 20 acres of land, as well as five greenhouses, three storage barns, three separate forced-air coolers, and a distribution/packing house. { 14 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 Edwin Charles Ploch, the original owner of the Vineland location, carried on the traditions that were begun in northern New Jersey. He grew the standard vegetables, but he also brought with him his knowledge of culinary herbs. The herb market would soon grow to be Ploch Farms’ main focus in the following decades. The current owner and president, John Edwin Ploch, has held the company since 1985. Rone Funeral Service In 1918, C. Calvin (Doc) Rone, then a pharmacist in Jersey City, moved to Vineland to work for local brothers Dr. Vincent Giacalone and Bart Giacalone at their Vineland Drug Company pharmacy at Seventh St. and Landis Avenue in Vineland. In 1932, Doc Rone fulfilled his desire to go into business on his own and, partner- ing with a licensed mortician named Larue, opened a funeral home at Seventh and Pear streets in Vineland. In 1936, Doc earned his own mortuary license and opened the first Rone Funeral Home at 624 Grape Street, Vineland. One year later, he moved to a larger facility at Eighth and Montrose streets. And, in 1955, following the destruction by fire of the Eighth Street facility, he built a state-ofthe-art mortuary at 1110 E. Chestnut Avenue, featuring three chapels, lounges, showrooms, and ample parking. That facility still houses the family mortuary business today and continues to stand as a monument to the vision, dedication, and commitment to excellence that were the essence of C. Calvin (Doc) Rone, founder of the Rone Funeral Service. At Rone Funeral Service, the highlight of their 77 years in business is the long- standing relationships they have established and maintained with so many of the extended families of Vineland and the surrounding communities. When generation after generation of the same families continue to call upon them in their time of need, they know that they have done their job, working to provide comfort, compassion, and personalized service to the bereaved. That has been, and will always be the mission of each succeeding generation of Rone and Geraci family management and, to them, the singular ongoing highlight of their business. Business Person of the Year The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the GVCOC’s Business Person of the Year. The announcment that the recipient for 2009 was Helen Kejzman came as a complete surprise to the former owner of the Ramada Inn (sold this year) and the Millville Motor Inn. Kejzman had the crowd in stitches as she recalled her business dealings and her working relationship with her late husband Harry. Kejzman was surrounded by her family at the Gala, including her two daughters, Lilly and Sherry. She was also joined by several of her former employees, which is a testament to the relationship she and her husband had with those who helped run their properties. Kejzman was chosen to receive the award this year, not only for her business acumen and success in the hospitality industry, but also for her family’s ongoing support of the community. I The Ploch family continues the family farming business that relocated to Vineland in 1973. Current president, John Ploch (left) holds the award after his son, Ryan (second from left), gave the acceptance speech. From left, Frank and Lynn Martini with son Frank, Jr. and daughters Lori and Lisa. Frank and Lynn were surprised by a moving tribute presented by their children prior to receiving their Outstanding Business Award. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 15 } Helen Kejzman, flanked by her daughters Lilly and Sherry, was honored as Businessperson of the year at the Chamber’s President’s Gala. The staff of Rone Funeral Service gather around Faustina Rone Geraci (fourth from left), who is flanked by her daughter Jana Scarpa and son James C. Geraci. VINTAGE VINELAND Do You Recognize These People? Look closely at the people and how they’re dressed, as well as the building. 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 3 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). 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. { 16 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 Any questions concerning the program should be addressed to Department of Licenses and Inspections, Code Enforcement Division, 856-794-3806. This program is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Home Garden and Environment-Friendly Advertising Performance Marketing and Signage (PM), a southern Jersey marketing and branding resource serving the Delaware Valley, now offers Eco-Flexx™ material for all billboard applications. Each year, the outdoor advertising industry uses approximately 250 million square feet of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or “vinyl” billboard flex, a material that is difficult to recycle. 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Here is a list of the general characteristics of children, the kinds of gardening activities they enjoy most often, potential problems they may encounter, and safety concerns. ONE- TO TWO-YEAR-OLDS Toddlers are learning to walk and talk. They learn about the world through touch, smell, sight. They may not be able to understand a lot of words, but they are ready to learn colors, names of plants, etc. An adult should watch toddlers in the garden at all times. Activities for toddlers: Gardening Activities for Youth Source: Rutgers Cooperative Extension. James Nichnadowicz, Union County 4-H Agent & Lydia B. Blalock, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Youth Development Children reap many benefits from gardening. They learn about the lifecycle of plants, how to observe living things, and the importance of following directions. Children also see visible results from their efforts. A child caring for a garden, or even just one plant, is rewarded with beautiful flowers and delicious fruits or vegetables. In addition, gardening is a healthy physical activity. Children of all ages can benefit from gar- • Touch fuzzy leaves—examples: Hairy leaves of an eggplant (beware of thorns where leaf joins stem) or lamb’s ear. • Pick (with help) bright colored flowers, beans, and peas. • Smell “sweet” scented flowers and leaves such as peppermint, and pineapple sage. • Play with moving garden ornaments like plastic pinwheels. • Listen to wind chimes, birds, and insects. • Use a small plastic watering can to help water plants. • Hold earthworms. • Dig and scratch in the soil with plastic garden tools. Potential problems in the garden: • May walk on plants, pull them apart, etc. • May try to eat dirt, insects, worms, and poisonous plants. • May play with fertilizers and pesticides Check Out Our Gift Shop &! 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Residents who utilize convenience centers may also bring the commingled paper to their local convenience center. For more information, call the Cumberland County Improvement Authority at 825-3700 or visit our website at www.ccia-net.com. • Difficulty handling small seeds and digging up useful plants. • Eating poisonous seeds. • Will try to “help” with fertilizers and pesticides. • May try to use “adult” tools. SIX- TO NINE-YEAR-OLDS Gardening can provide elementary school children with opportunities to reinforce skills learned in school such as counting, sorting into categories, colors, etc. Children in this age group want to help (seeking adult approval), and may try to accomplish tasks or use tools/chemicals without supervision. Make sure the child understands what he/she may or may not do without your supervision and/or permission! 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(Note: On a cool day, if the pile is right, it will give off steam when the center of the pile is exposed.) • Help spread grass seed. Potential problem in the garden: • Fill out a seed order form. • Help to select plants for the garden. • Join a 4-H Garden Club or Plant Science Club. • Grow plants for a fair or junior flower show. • Donate plants and produce to a homeless shelter. • Turn over a garden plot for the elderly. • Help design a garden. • Make crafts using materials from the garden. • Arrange flowers. • Add compost to the garden. Potential problem in the garden: • May want to use power tools. TWELVE-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER Teens desire a sense of independence, yet want and/or need adult help. They are self-conscious; may feel inferior and/or incapable, and may view gardening as a hobby for adults. Teens are ready for indepth, longer learning experiences and they want to get outside their community to explore. 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Websites: • National Gardening Association, www.kidsgardening.com. • Rutgers Cooperative Extension, www.rce.rutgers.edu has numerous technical publications on gardening and child development, as well as more information about how to join 4-H. Curriculum: Garden in the City—60-page curriculum that presents 11 lessons on how to plant a vegetable garden with a group of children in 4th grade and up. From Cornell Cooperative Extension. For more information on how to join the Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, see the 4-H web site at www.nj4h.rutgers.edu. For information on becoming a Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteer, visit www.rce.rutgers.edu/mastergardeners. For gardening information, see the Rutgers Cooperative Extension website at www.rce.rutgers.edu, or call your county’s Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office (listed under Government Offices in the phone book). I We reserve the right to limit quantities while quantities last. 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Steamed and raw clams also available. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Child Safety Seat Check. Vineland Wal-Mart, W. Landis Ave. Meet Buck the Buckle Up Dog. Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department officers will speak about the Project Lifesaver Program, for tracking persons with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc. through an electronic tracking device. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 451-4449, ext. 138. Affordable CHIROPRACTIC CARE WE ACCEPT ALL HEALTH INSURANCES NO INSURANCE NEEDED! NO REFERRAL NEEDED! WALK-INS WELCOME. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 Nature Club Picnic. Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove. Visitors welcome. Bring your own plate and utensils. If it rains, picnic will be indoors. 6:30 p.m. SUNDAY, JUNE 28 Weekly Dance. North Italy Club Hall, East Ave. and Virano Ln. County chapter of the Single Parents Society holds the dances To register, or for more information on the parade, call Dalesandro at 6968513. Registration forms can also be picked up at the VDID/Main Street/Vineland office, 603 E. 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The Veteran’s Commission and Veteran’s Interment office, Human Services, Youth Services, County Interagency Coordinating Council and the Mental Health Board will also be located at 99 W. Broad Street. The move translates into $40,000 per year savings in lease payments for the county, in addition to giving everyone a little more elbow room to their jobs,” said Director Magazzu. Freeholder James A. Dunkins, senior services chairman, added: “The County was able to expand the parking area at the Office on Aging Broad Street site, which will in turn help address overflow parking for the Court House.” The new telephone numbers for the offices at 99 W. Broad Street are as follows: • Outreach Services, 459-3090. • Veteran’s Commission and Veteran’s Interment, 459-3071 • Human Services, 459-3080 • Youth Services, 459-3082 • County Interagency Council, 4593081 • Mental Health Board, 459-3080 AND WELLNESS CENTER 691-5900 1420 S. Lincoln Ave. • Vineland, NJ 08360 A FREE BLACKBERRY TRAINING SEMINAR will be held Tuesday, June 30, at Bain’s Deli/ Fuelhouse Coffee Co. So if you have a BlackBerry or are thinking of buying one, sign up for one of two sessions available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Learn all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to get the most from your BlackBerry smartphone, directly from a BlackBerry representative. Space is very limited. Visit www.swansoncommunications.com for details. To RSVP, call 563-0330. www.doctormainiero.com ALL PHYSICIANS ARE asked to attend a political forum hosted by The Cumberland County Medical Society. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo will be the featured guest speaker at this town-hall style meeting, which will give practitioners an opportunity to ask questions regarding impending healthcare legislation, tort reform and other important issues that affect doctors and their patients. The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 1, at the Ramada Inn (Landis Ave. & Rt. 55) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Physicians may e-mail Sharon Austino (sharon.austino_ccms@comcast.net) with questions/issues that they would like discussed. RSVP by phone to Sharon Austino, 498 1759 or via her e-mail. ADVERTISE IN The Grapevine and get incredible results. Get amazing results from your advertising campaign in The Grapevine. Get the benefit of our distribution to every residence in Vineland (approx. 22,250)! Ride the wave of excitement as The Grapevine’s debut has excited our town’s citizens. For a free and no-obligation advertising consultation, call 856-457-7815 or e-mail: sales@grapevinenewspaper.com today. THE SECOND ANNUAL BABY PARADE is set for Saturday, June 27, to take place on the 700 block of Landis Avenue, starting at 9:30 a.m. The theme is “Hollywood Babies” and entry classes are Babies (age 2 and under) and Toddlers (age 3 to 5). Contestants will be judged in three categories—Most Creative Costume, Most Creative Costume and Float, and Chubbiest Cheeks. “There was a tremendous response to last year’s Baby Parade, and it was great seeing so many babies with their families downtown,” said event organizer Donata Dalesandro. Registration for the Baby Parade will take place up to the date of the event. THE CUMBERLAND CONTROL LINERS model flying club will hold its first meeting on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. in the Link Trainer Building, Peterson Street, at Millville Airport. In the photo, graduates of the Millville Army Air Field Museum’s Program entitled “Introduction to Aviation: Aviation Through Model Aeronautics,” display the “control-line” model airplanes they built and flew at Millville Airport. Having completed the program, the students are official members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and the newly formed Cumberland Control Liners Club. The { 24 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 GENTLY USED SPRING AND SUMMER clothing and toiletries are being accepted for Trinity Episcopal Church’s clothes closet. The items are given away free of charge to those in need. Drop items off on Saturday July 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Eighth and Wood streets. Receipts are given upon request. Call 691-1589 with questions. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Animal Friends Foundation Yard Sale. 4 Pleasantview Dr., Millville (Laurel Lake). Pet items, knick-knacks, household items and other goodies. All proceeds will support AFF’s spay and neuter programs throughout southern New Jersey. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (not open to early birds). 503-5572. HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS VINELAND HIGH 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. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Cohanzick Zoo 75th Anniversary Celebration/Movie Night. Cohanzick Zoo, Bridgeton. Movie follows the Anniversary celebration. Movies are PG rated. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and watch the movie on a huge movie screen. Dusk. only at South Jersey’s Premier Car Wash Just $850 YES! Voted #1 “Best of Best” 2008 + Tax Can get my car clean INSIDE & OUT??? THE VHS CLASS OF 1989 is hosting its 20th Class Reunion “bash” on August 7, at Centerton Country Club, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per couple. Single tickets are $65 each. Please make checks payable to “VHS Class of 1989” and send to Utopia Salon, 510 N. East Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360 Attn: VHS Class of 1989. Classmates are also invited to join the groups on Facebook.com and Classmates.com. For additional information, contact Lynn Crescenzo at 794-9200. SUNDAY, JUNE 28 Italian Day Festival. Bruni Melini Memorial Park, Central Ave., Minotola. Sicilian-American Club of South Jersey serves up BBQ platters of chicken, corn on cob, Italian tomato salad, hot and sweet fried peppers, semolina bread. Noon-5 p.m. $9. 697-3359. THURSDAY, JULY 2 Cataract Coffee Talk. SurgiCenter, 251 South Lincoln Ave. For anyone interested in learning more about cataract surgery. Register with Stacey, Nurse Manager at 691-8188 ext. 272. EVER Guaranteed! Windows included with this ad. Best Wash 2611 S. Main Rd. Vineland, NJ 08360 (Between Grant & Sherman) GV THURSDAY, JULY 2 Photographic Society Meeting. Newfield Senior Center, Catawba Ave. and Church St, Newfield. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m. 794-2528 or 691-4563. DELSEA REGIONAL CLASS OF 1974 is having a 35th Class Reunion on October 31, 2009, at the Adelphia Restaurant. If that is you, leave your name, address, and phone number with Felicia at 696-4311. JULY 6 THROUGH 11 Cumberland County Fair. Fairgrounds, Carmel Rd., Millville. 4-H & Open Class exhibits, farm machinery, animal exhibits, amusement rides, fireworks on the 4th of July and demolition derbies on Monday and Saturday. Kids Day on Wednesday, Gates open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, at 11 a.m. Admission $5, kids $4. Free parking. 825-3820 VINELAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1980 Reunion Committee is planning a 30-year gala for 2010 and is updating its contact information for class members. If you are a member of the Class of 1980 or know someone who graduated from VHS in 1980, send your name, address and other contact information via email to: classof80reunion@aol.com. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 Planning Board Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. VINELAND HIGH CLASS OF 1984 will hold its 25-year reunion on Friday, August 14 at the Centerton Country Club, 7 to 11 p.m. Cost is $50 per person and tickets must be purchased by July 10. Contact Dan Trongone for tickets or more information. 327-4252 or faadan@comcast.net. Make check payable to VHS Class of 1984 Reunion Committee and mail to 3285 Cornucopia Ave., Vineland, NJ 08361. JULY 11 AND 12 Walk in the Vineyard Wine Trail Weekend. Bellview Winery, Atlantic St., Landisville. Special vineyard tours, wine tasting, winery tours, and grape-themed recipes. 11 a.m.-5 p.m, Free admission. 697-7172, www.BellviewWinery.com the grapevine { 25 } TUESDAY, JULY 14 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. I In Our Schools Cerione, Johnathan Chanza, Carl Cheeseman, Carli Anne Cherwien, Andrea Colleen Chieffo, Matthew Claire, Hakim Clark, Matilda E. Clark, Shanell Nicole Clark, Chandler Anthony Clarke, Denae Lashae Clarke, Chelsea Mariah Clay, Ashley Monique Clements, Jerome M. Clements, Jr., Alicea Nichole Clendaniel, Alicia Nicole Clendaniel, Jeremy Alexander Clifford, Paul Michael Cohen, Selina Marie Cohen, Jerry Wayne Coker, Carlos Quantrell Clayton Cole, Jr., Ariel Jesus Colon, Cassandra Rivera Colon, Gilbert Colon, Jr., Jalissa Deanna Colon, Lisa Marie Colon, Zuleika Colon, Patrick Jules Connelly, Molly O. Cook, Jaquan Lamont Cooper, Enrique Cordero, Jr., Yamiel A. Cordero, Dwight Corniell, Estefani Corona, Yocelyn I. Cortes, Angel L. Cosme, Jr., Joshua Franklin Cossaboon, Amanda Lynn Creech, Clinton Crowell, Francisco Cruz, Gabrielle Leigh Cruz, Jessica A. Cruz, Jonathan Cruz, Joshua Cruz, Judith Cruz, Melanie Cruz, Christopher Cuba, Khaleed R. Curry, Kevin Peter Curtis, George Alexandre Dampeer, Lauren Kelly Daplyn, Frank J. Dastolfo, Ralph Thomas Dauito, Katlin B. Davis, Markedia Davis, Kayla Diana Dayton, Joshua Warren Dean, Robert DeAngelis, Shannon Marie DeAngelis, Jason M. Degand, Amarilis DeJesus, Blanca I. Delgado, Sean S. DeLoach, Denise Delvalle, Maxwell Anthony D’Emilio, Thomas Denby, Daniel John Deola, IV, Chelsea N. Derby, Warren John Devonshire, Jomarie Enid Diaz, Michael Anthony DiSalvia, Kenneth M. Donnelly, Peter Anthony Doulis, Richard Joseph Downey, Tia Mercedes Drew, Pierre John Dreyer, Vyacheslav Drozd, Victoria Caroline Druziako, Glendon Durham, Vanessa Samantha Dwyer, Jessica Renee Dzindzio, Stephanie Joann Echevarria, Kristen Marie Edgerton, Alyssa Edwards, Brittney Nichole Elbertson, Victoria Marie Epp, Justin Andrew Escobar, Joseph Michael Fairman, Nayalee Falcon, Jonathan Fanelli, Frank Ryan Farside, Michael Anthony Farside, Jr., Jose Jordano Fernandez, Pablo N. Fernandez, Rachel Ann Ferrari, Vincent Edo Filippi, Giovanni Anthony Finazzo, Alexandria Marangely Flores, Annamarie Flores, Jacqueline Naomi Flores, Jeanine Nichole Flores, Roberto FloresSantana, Tressa Victoria Fonseca, Kyle Ryan Forcinito, Nicholas Anthony Foschi, Malcolm Nagee Foster, Christopher D. Garcia, Katherine Renee Garcia, Jacqueline R. Giannakaris, Alexis Faye Giannini, Megan E. Gilroy, Jessica Marie Girtain, Luis Felipe Gomez, Yimelis Gomez, Alexcia Gonzalez, Ashley Rose Marie Gonzalez, Brianna Lynn Gonzalez, Carmelo Gonzalez, Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Jr., Joseph Gonzalez, Ryan Gonzalez, Stacy Lee Gonzalez, Andrew Thomas Goode, Amirah Nicole Gould, Scott Daniel Graiff, Dominique Lashawn Greer, Christian Don’A Griffin, Zachary Hunter Griffin, Natalie Ann Gross, Maciej W. Grudzien, Anabel Guadarrama, Nicholas Ryan Gundaker, Natasha Marie Guzman, Yazkalee Maria Guzman, Jessica L. Gyles, Jillian Marie Hair, Courtney Renee Hamilton, Andrea Y. Handy, Quantaya La’Shawn Harold, Charity Alexandrea Harris, Danasia Harris-Parker, Raymond Thomas Harris, Amanda Lynn Hartje, Daniel James Hayes, Walter Sebastian Hayes, Joshua Robert Headley, Laura Elizabeth Heller, Carlos Ivan Hernandez, Cecilia Hernandez, Denisse Hernandez, Joel Hernandez, Joshua Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Frank Higman, II, Louis M. Hills, Pak Lam Ho, Kevin A. Hobson, Jr., David Lee Hofflinger, Jessica Nickole Holiday, James Deon Holland, Brittany Morgan Howell, Ineza Emma Marie Hughes, Sabrina Marie Iglesias, Christina Irene Isihos, Kimberly Ann Jackson, Javier Mercado, Carlos Daniel Mercado, Diana L. Mercado, Rafmelkis O. Metz, Jennifer Lynn Miller, Joshua Miller, LeAnne Marie Miller, Sean Mark Miller, Shaniqua Renee Miller, Kathy Marie Mojica, Alexandra Catherine Molina, Zachary M. Molisee, Cynthia A. Momoh, Cassandra Marie Montalvo, Jan Montalvo, Raquel R. Montalvo, Xavier Montanez, Hanais Montero, Christian Lee Moore, Raheem Jamal Abdul Moore, Sharee Moore-Pierre, Ezequiel Morales, Helen Morales, Mauricio Agustin MoranRios, Jr., Robert Moroz, Dana Lynne Mosley, Brianna J. Moye, Amanda Lee Muniz, Jasmine Iris Muniz, Joseph Angelo Napoli, Amanda Nash, Gerardo J. Navarro-Ramos, Inna A. Nechay, Brittany LeShay Nellom, William Zachary Nichols, Elisabeth Nuhfer, Jonatan Nunez, Jasmine Ocasio, Leonard Oglesby, III, Michael Alcide Oliva, Richard M. Oliva, Alexander Francis Oilver, Carlos Ortiz, Jenyfer Andrea Ortiz, Jordan Edward Ortiz-Wolff, Jose R. Ortiz, Jr., Rebekah Ortiz, Tasira Dominque Ortiz, Victor Anthony Otero, Victoria Iris Otero, Danielle Marie Owens, David Harry Owens, Christian Padilla, Chasite Evelyn Palmer, Willie A. Palmer, Amanda Lee Pando, Brittney Lynn Pantelione, David Anthony Parisi, Anthony Parker, Robert L. Parker, Dana Marie Parks, Abhijit Kiritkumar Parmar, Mandeep Singh Parmar, Reema Vinay Patel, Jose Paz, John Gerald Pearson, Amanda Nichole Pedersen, Scott K. Pedersen, Kayla Dawn Pelosi, Alicia Nicole Perez, Christopher Daniel Perez, David Diego Perez, Edith E. Perez, Ernesto Perez, Jr., Hector J. Perez, Jillian Leigh Perez, Jorden Luiz Perez, Krystal Lee Perez-Rodriguez, Marcos Perez, Michael Abel Perez, Corey Andrew Petit, Jaclyn Petit, Janelle Petit, Krystal Lynn Pettek, Mia Peyton, Tara E. Phillips, Hannah J. Piatt, Amber N. Pierce, Jeffrey Pierre, Alex Barrett Place, Thomas D. Platt, Johnathan Polanco, Richard Jarred Porreca, Javon C. Porter, Michael Anthony Pratt, Kelsey B. Price, Jordon Anthony Pritchett, James Scott Prospero, Sonal Puri, Angel Quiles, Herminio Quinones, Amber Lynn Rahn, Erubiel Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramos, Joshua Ramos, Oliver Edgardo Ramos, Shanique J. Ramos, Willow Ravell, Colin Rawls, Matthew Steven Rayford, Rebecca Sue Redel, Justin A. Reimels, Nicholas Anthony Repp, Brizehida Marlene Reyes, Gabriel Daniel Reyes, Israel Reyes, Jazcelyn Abril Reyes, Marily Reyes, Valeria Marie Reyes, Zuleyka Reyes, Daniel Rhodes, Miguel Angel Ribot, Jr., Gabrielle Lianna Riccardo, Gina Marie Ridolfo, Lauren Paije Riley, Elisabet Debora Rios, Ismael Rios, Alexander Rivera, Ashley Ivette Rivera, Christopher Rivera, Desiree Rivera, Elle Raven Rivera, Jacquelyn Cleo Rivera, Janean Rivera, Jeanette Victoria Rivera, Lisbeth Marie Rivera, Liz Marie Rivera, Moises Rivera, Porsha Elizabeth Rivera, Sarong Rivera, Wendy Lira Rivera, Jamar Maurice Rivers, Tatiana A. Roberts, Jasmin Mercedez Vineland High Graduates 673 Photos courtesy of Carla Hockenbury Threatened by the rain that has plagued southern New Jersey for most of June, 673 Vineland High School seniors were able to receive their diplomas at the school’s 131st Commencement Exercises at an outdoor ceremony in Gittone Stadium last Thursday evening. With most eyes anxiously focused skyward, parents, family and friends packed the grandstand. The event was conducted at a hurried pace, with the usual speeches curtailed drastically. Following the ceremony, most of the graduates boarded buses and embarked on the Project Graduation all-night drug and alcohol-free party held annually to keep commencement night safe for all. Commencement 2009 was videotaped by VPS Broadcasting and will be aired on Channel 9 numerous times over the next several weeks. Souvenir copies on DVD are available for $19.95 each. To order a copy, call 794-6700 ext. 2103. Here is a list of the graduates, as of June 16, 2009: Alyxandria M. Abreu, Emanuel Acosta, Justin E.Acosta, Kayla Lee Acosta, Josue M. Adorno, Nicole Leigh Afanador, Hannah Eve Ahrens, Lauren Ashley Alicea, Samantha Alicea, Jean Carlos Almestica, Daiana Nataly Alvarez, Daniel Michael Alvarez, Janice Marie Alvarez, Jelissa Alvarez, Zanih Ginesa Alvarez, Deanna Marie Alvino, Andrew Wade Anastor, Jessica Autumn Andreoli, Yezenia Gladys Andujar, Nelson Aponte, Yisell Mary Aquino, Jaclyn Arbona, Celil Ardahan, Kaitlynn Marie Arena, Jennifer Arocho, Kristin Lynn Arocho, Ramon Vincent Arocho, Jessica Marie Arsenault, Omir Mutesa Artis, Amanda Marie Asselta, Leigh A. Auger, Damaris Avila, Gilberto Aviles, Jr., Matthew Phillip Aviles, John Anthony Ayala, Massiel N. Azcona, Elvira I. Babenko, Jasmine Luz Baez, Jesus Baez, Jovan Bailey, Rebecka Katherine Ballentine, Nicholas P. Banko, Shane Allen Barber, Sara Lin Baruffi, Gregory Batie, Isiah Battle, Jasmine A. Beatty, Christopher Bell-Santana, Alicia DyShawn Bennett, Quawlee Lamar Bennett, Troy M. Bennie, Maria Lynn Berezin, Taylor Lauren Berger, Sergio Bermudez, Sarah Lindsey Bernhardt, John Nicholas Bertonazzi, Kimberly L. Beu, James E. Bishop, III, Justin B. Blount, Christian J. Bock, Brian Christopher Bond, Jamal R. Boozer, Phallon J. Bordley, Amanda Borrero, Michael Ruben Borrero, Alexandra Marie Bossi, Avery Ke-Was-Kum Bowen, David Anthony Boyd, Michael Ronald Boyer, Erika A. Briones, Aiyanna Gaila Brown, Ashlee Taylor Brown, Briana Nicole Brown, Channing Stephen Brown, Darell Otis Brown, Janice Faye Brown, Meghan Ann Brown, Sylvia Michelle Brown, Vaunique R. Brown, Rebecca Burgos, Iris Shoray Burnett, Kaitlin Karla Burns, Shanae M. Burt, Drew William Bushek, Alexander Maurice Byrd, Marya Cabatingan, Michael Anthony Cales, Ezequiel A. Camara, Jason Candelaria, Courtney Michelle Cannon, Michel Cano, Sorali Caraballo, Anthony Toomy Carei, Fernando Carney, Robert J. Carpenter, Juan Jose Cartagena, Christopher G. Castellini, Timothy James Castellini, Veronica Natalie Castilla, Nicole Castro, Carla Elaine Catrambone, Ariel Jasmine Rene Ceasar, Lizbeth Marie Centeno, Nicholas Michael { 26 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 Anthony Phillip James, Jonathan Michael Jamison, Luis Miguel Jarquin, Brittany Jean Jessie, Maritza A. Jimenez, Rebecca Jimenez, David Lester Johnson, Donald Johnson, Erik Jordan Johnson, Kahla C. Johnson, Lauren Elizabeth Johnson, Aleashio Leonard Lee Jones, Hans Daniel Jones, III, Kendra Tonette Jones, Lester Danell Jones, Marissa Jenette Jones, Julio Alberto Jordan, Emanuel A. Juarez, Rosa Maria Juarez, Michael Anthony Kalowitz, Asli Karakaya, Sergey Karpenko, Sheyda Karvar, Katherine Elizabeth Karwowski, Samuel Wesley Kaslon, Laura Brooke Kaspar, Tracy Lynn Kelly, Michael J. Kenney, Samuel E. Kerusenko, Dakota Bradley Kielbasa, David James King, Amber Marie Koebernik, Daniel Joseph Kreck, Robert Daniel Kuzmicz, Idney Maria Langston, Robert J. Lashley, III, Michael J. Lathberry, Alysa Victoria Layton, Emilie Lebron, Kiasha Shanae Lecator, Natasha T. Lee, Shamikia Lynn Lewis, Stanley Dontae Lewis, Michael John Leyva, Ciara C. Lillia, Ashley Nicole Llabres, Maia Eden Lods, Daniel Lee Lopez, Evan Miguel Lopez, Frankie Lopez, Jr. , Javier Lopez, Jeffrey Lopez, Jerryanette Lopez, Jocyline Ashley Lopez, Omar Lopez, Raymond Anthony Lopez, Chelsea Elisabeth Lorence, Alyson Nicole Luciano, Luis Xavier Lugo, David Lunsford, II, Sierra D. Luster, Shannon Cheri Madgey, Francesca Mainiero, Jasmin Marie Maldonado, Reinaldo Maldonado, Jr., Roberto Anibal Maldonado, Sasha C. Malloy, Meisha-gaye Kevena Manning, Michelle Lillian Manson, Christopher Alfonso Marcelino, Nicholas Gennaro Marino, Javier Marrero, Matthew C. Marrero, Marquitta Sherria Martin, Iraida Ivette Martinez, Jocelyn Martinez, Victoria Martinez, Nuno Matias Coimbra Martins, Raymond Mass, Patrick Dominic Massaro, Yamil O. Matos, Yarilyn Matos, Marcus Stephans Mattioli, Joseph Dominic Maurice, Marrisa T. Maven, John J. Mayville, Morgan McLemore, Katherine Lynn Medina, Miguel Angel Mejia-Galvan, Jorge Mejias, Jr., Erika Marie Melendez, Naiomi Marie Mendez, Juan Mensing-Alvarado, Alexsii Robinson, Vannessa L. Robinson, Richard Robles, Andre Solomon Rodgers, Candido Rodriguez, Jr., Carlos Rodriguez, Christal Lynn Rodriguez, Christina Angelica Rodriguez, Claudio Rodriguez, Efrain J. Rodriguez, Isamar Rodriguez, Jessica Renee Rodriguez, Joel Rodriguez, Linda Shanell Rodriguez, Luz Normary Rodriguez, Ricky Rodriguez, Joshua Jamar Rogers, Ana Maria Roman, Timothy Philip Romer, Michael Christopher Romero, Jenise Marie Rosa, Anthony Rosado, Giovanni Aries Rosado, Mathew Rosado, Nina Raquel Rosario, Ricardo S. Rosario, Michael Jared Roslatov, Tifanie C. Rostien, Nicholas Harry Rothman, Amanda Elizabeth Rowe, Ariel Ruiz, Christine Ruiz, Kelly Rene Sainson, Liliya Sakhan, Angelica Sanchez, Justin Mathew Sanchez, Michael Angel Sanchez, Ly-Ann Enid Santa, Anibal Santiago, II, Antonio Jose Santiago, Chad Julian Santiago, Freddy Santiago, Jr., Luis A. Santiago, Marianna Jasmine Santiago, Sandy Paula Santiago, Yaritza I. Santiago, Angel Luis Santos, III, Arnaldo Jose Santos, Louis Giovanni Santos, Darryl John Saull, Melanie Nicole Schaffer, Joshua Scott, Kayry Segarra, Breana D. Sept, Victor Manuel Serrano, Jr., Rabia Yasmin Shaikh, Matthew Ives Shaud-Gentry, Stephanie Shaw, Viktoriya Shcherbyna, Diana Leontievna Shubrat, Valentin V. Shulzhenko, Harjit Singh, Harpreet Singh, Jatinder Singh, Shamika Shantell Slater, Joseph Ananais Smalley, Kristel Norene Smiley, Alexandra Leigh Smith, Andrea Nicole Smith, Derek Allan Smith, Dillon Zachary Smith, Jaszmene Smith, Jessica Ryan Smith, Michael G. Smith, III, Matthew A. Snyder, Janet Sosa, Kenneth Soto, Kimberly Lynn Speranza, Tiffany Staas, Victoria Carol Staas, Christopher Ryan Stenger, Marcus Stratton, Chad L. Stuart, Glenn L. Stulz, Jr., Erika Lynn Suda, Brianna Surrency, William Theodore Sykes, II, William M. Szabo, Amber Nicole Taylor, Shenequa D. Taylor, Yasmin Taylor, Mustafa A. Telfair, Leonel E. Thomas, Branden Wesley Thompson, Jeremy Courtez Thompson, Steven Tirado, Brandon Delmore Tomasso, Anthony Tonetta, Giselle Torres, Neyshadaly Torres, Samantha Torres, Wildelia Torres, Scott Theodore Traina, Christina Marie Trasferini, Adrian D. Tribbitt, Alyssa Marie Trovarelli, Kaitlyn M. Trovarelli, Kevin Truong, Jenille Avion Tyson, Sonaisa Tyson, Joseph Francis Valcarce, Crystal Elaine Vargas, John Anthony Vargas, Michael Angel Vargas, Samantha Marie Vargas, Jonas Vasquez, Jy’Isha Lynn Vasquez, Maria Kathleen Vastano, Ivelisse Vazquez, Tatiana Marleen Vega, Angelica M. Velazquez, Destanie N. Velazquez, Janeirys Velazquez, Melissa Ashley Velazquez, Dagmabel Velez, Emily Elida Velez, Enid Velez, Jonathan C. Velez, Nivea N. Velez, Nicole B. Vena, Jessica Marie Vera, Priscilla Vera, Gina Mary Vernacchio, Natasha Marie Vicente, Stephanie VicenteNieves, Joshua William Villanueva, Vincent James Vita, Shannon Marea Vohringer, Brigid Catherine Wallace, Samantha E. Wallace, Marcus Schyler Ware, Christen D. Waters, Mario Watford, Brett A. Watson, Christina Delaphine Watts, Kreshona Danae Waye, Ebony Princess Wells, Kyrstin Megan Wells, Monica Shonte Wesby, Mark Wheaton, Robert Whitaker, Eric L. Wiggins, Julia Anna Wilderman, Derrick D. Williams, Devin D. Williams, Ethan Hayes Williams, Rashad N. Williams, Christopher Jamiaz Willis, Chrystal Millara Winchester, Bazeil Tyrek Winters, Kayla C. Witt, Meghan Joelle Wolfe, Tyrell Dontae Womack, Rebecca Rose Yearby, Nicole Lynn Zalinskie, Anthony E. Zayas, Kirsten Amanda Zieminski, Jennie Marie Zink, and Joshua Zub. 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 Petway Fifth Graders Honor Role Models Petway School celebrated its Third Annual Role Model Breakfast in an event made possible through the support of the Vineland Education Association (VEA) and a generous FAST Grant from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). Fifth grade students invited their role models to the breakfast, where each student presented his or her role model with a certificate and a carefully written essay. Petway School was honored to have several special guests attending this year, including Vineland’s Mayor Romano and wife Anne Romano, Charles Ottinger, the Superintendent of the Vineland Public Please call to schedule your FREE Introductory Class. Advanced reservations are required to ensure space is available (856) 765-5634 www.tlgmillvillenj.com Book Your Awesome Birthday Bash Today! Schools, Janet Morrison, from NJEA, Frank Giordano, President of the Vineland Board of Education, Allan Bernadini, VBOE Vice-President, Dr. Keith Figgs and Dr. Mary Gruccio, Assistant Superintendents of VPS, Hank Ehrlich, Stage Director, and F. John Sbrana, the District’s Communication Coordinator. Chyaira Palmer, top photo, chose Mrs. Dana Speziali, her third grade teacher, as her role model. Speziali, Petway School’s 2009 Teacher of the Year, is moved to tears as she reads Palmer’s essay explaining how she changed Palmer’s life and made her a better student and person. Brennan Finley and his role model, Carlos Mercado, who the student credits for being a positive influence in his life. Kelsey DeMatte and her role model Jill Perugini. dobetter in school WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Weak Basic Skills F rustration with School Lack of Confidence No Motivation Helpyour child 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. the grapevine { 27 } 1-800-CAN LEARN Independently owned and operated ©2002 Huntington Learning Centers, inc. 1601 N. High Street Millville, NJ 08332 856-825-4003 Corps Building (2041 W. Landis Ave). $200 cash prize for best hand. $20 per bike, $15 passenger. Contact Rusty Hughes 609-226-0023 or email at HOG1000@aol.com. ship and fair play. Also, a presentation by the Philadelphia Flyers-Phantoms Development Department. 691-0030, ext. 113. or www.ccaymca.org; start. Four-person scramble format. For pre-registration or sponsorship information, call 691-7400 or visit www.vinelandchamber.org/events. THURSDSAY, JULY 16 THROUGH JULY 27 Midget Football/Cheerleading Signups. Third St. and Chestnut Ave. 6-7:30 p.m. on Fridays, June 26 and July 10, 17 and 24. Saturday registrations are from 9 a.m.-noon on June 27; July 11, 18 and 25. 297-6280 or 974-3645. THURSDSAY, JULY 23 Amputees Across America. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 1237 W. Sherman Ave. A welcome recption will be held in honor of the cyclists who are riding in bicycle relays across the country (started in California on May 27) and visiting hospitals to increase public 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 WEEKLY THROUGH OCTOBER 6 Senior Golf Association Events. KARTING SERIES Championship Karting International (CKI), a World Karting Association-sanctioned series and the top touring karting series in the United States, makes its East Coast debut at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s 1.1-mile F1 New Jersey karting track, June 26-28. CKI, created by motorsports veterans RJ Valentine (also a principal of New Jersey Motorsports Park) and Phil DeLaO, made its debut with more than 100 competitors in New Castle, Ind. at the end of May, including a host of European drivers. In a nod to the strong karting community in and around southern New Jersey, CKI will offer a Rotax Master class with a purse of $1,500 cash with the victor pocketing $500; 2nd place delivers $400 and 3rd place $300; 4th 200 and 5th $100. Entry fees for the Rotax Masters class are at a reduced rate of $200. Spectators can watch the Championship Karting International race at F1 New Jersey by purchasing tickets for $15 at the gate. Children 12 and under receive free admission to all events at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Entry forms and more information on Championship Karting International can be found at www.championshipkartracing.com. More information on F1 New Jersey is available at www.njmp.com. 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. Various courses throughout southern New Jersey. Annual membership $20. JUNE 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. 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 sportsman- SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Semper Marine Detachment #205 Poker Run. Registration 10 a.m.-noon at Millville Harley Davidson, ends at Marine Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar (856) 691-4454 Beer • Wine Mixed Drinks Frozen Cocktails Come & Check Our Our Expanded Menu! Steak, Pasta, Homemade Pizza, Fish & Crabs & Much More! { 28 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 TEE IT UP! 18 -H o l e Co u r s e H a n d i c a p – A c c e s s i b le Wheat Road Golf 18 Hole Chip-n-Putt Driving Range Complete Proshop Factory Trained Club Fitters (get it right before you buy!) At Golf Lessons & Clinics by PGA Pro Frank Carman Bi r t h d a y Pa r t y P a c k a g e s Gi ft Cert ifi cat es Availab le $5.00 until 5PM • $6.00 5PM to Close Eat In or Take Out Outdoor Tent Seating Available Fund Raising Opportunities for your school or organization CLAMS CASINO $10 per dozen Call for Details 800-273-0433 www.wheatroadgolf.com U-PEEL SHRIMP $6 per dozen OPEN 7 DAYS Next to Wheat Road Golf 2142 E. Wheat Road 73 Landis Ave. Upper Deerfield Twp. Located next to Rita’s Water Ice VINELAND NJ 08361 856-453-PUTT (7888) www.landislinks.com Hours: 11 am-10pm Daily ESPN NATIONAL GOLF CHALLENGE FRIDAY, JULY 10 Searching for America’s Best Two-Some. Ron Jaworski’s Running Deer Golf Club, 1111 Parvin Mill Rd., Pittsgrove. Presented by Callaway Golf, a national Amateur 2 Person better ball event. 1 p.m. Tee Times Fee to members of Ron Jaworski Golf Courses $60, non-members $110. Each participant receives one-year subscription to Golf Magazine and a dozen Callaway iX Tour Balls. Call Running Deer Pro-Shop 3582000 ext. 18 for details and sign ups. Now Open Mondays 10 to 5 219 Bridgeton-Fairton Rd, Bridgeton, NJ 856-455-1144 Website:bbcycle.net/index.htm Email:bbcycle@juno.net B&B Cycle and Marine Inc. awareness of amputees as people with active lifestyles. 4 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 25 Barbara Cook Run-Ride-Walk for Cancer. New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville. This year’s event will feature new bike routes including 62-mile (Metric Century) and 31-mile rides, plus an 8mile fun ride for family riders. A postevent barbeque fundraiser will include raffles and auctions. Longer cycling events begin 8 a.m., other registrations 4:30 p.m., events at 6 p.m. Visit www.ACTIVE.com. Varicose • Veins • Featured on ? and WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Reach Out To The Most Qualified Specialist Minimally Invasive Insurance covered 30 min. Office Treatment Ask for a free sample! 100% delicious 100% fat-free Free Vein Screening Call to schedule an appointment Charles L. Dietzek, D.O., FACOS Raymond S. 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FREE SUMMER CONCERTS AT GIAMPETRO PARK Enjoy these free concerts all summer long, as well as dancing on the adjacent dance floor. Held Monday evenings at 7 p.m at the Enrico Serra Band Shell. If raining, the concert will be held at Memorial School Auditorium, Main Road and Chestnut Avenue. • June 29: 4 J’s Combo • July 4 (Saturday): Red, White & Blue Band • July 6: Phil Vitale Trio • July 13: Joe Luisi, One Man Big Band • July 20: Ross Ippolito Combo • July 27: Buddy Gale Big Band • August 3: Greg Albert Duo • August 10: Corky Gale’s Combo • August 17: Doctors of Rhythm • August 24: Gene Boney Band • August 31: Frank Marone Combo • September 7: Bud Cavallo Duo Special arrangement for persons with disabilities can be made if requested in advance. Contact the Business Administrator’s Office at 794-4000 ext. 4144. Transportation arrangements for seniors and/or disabled should be made through CATS (691-7799) at least 48 hours ahead of time. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 Friday Night Flashback. Merighi’s Savoy Inn Bistro, E. Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. Nicky G from 95.1 WAYV, plays ’60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and today’s music. 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Megan Chappius Quartet and Tocomac. Bellview Winery 150 Atlantic St., Landisville, 697-7172. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. 4-8 p.m. $5 cover includes wine tasting. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 The Walk of Fame. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $10-$12. (frontgatetickets.com). SATURDAY, JUNE 27 South Jersey Song Writers Guild. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Open Mic. 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 Wet Chapel, The Civil Suits, The Other Car, Clock Strikes Twelve. Fuel House SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Savoy Unplugged: Johnny’s Cousin Steve. Merighi’s Savoy Inn Bistro, Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. No cover. Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 6:30 p.m. $10. LOOKING AHEAD THURSDAY, JULY 9 Romantic Spanish Music. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. Program features the vocals of Calixto Negron with Benny Munoz on the guitar. CDs by both performers will be on sale after the program. 6-7:30 p.m. Free, but seating is on a first-come, firstserved basis. 794-4244. JUNE 26, 27, AND 29 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 2931200. Fri.: The Founders, 9 p.m. Sat.: Take Two, 9 p.m., Mon.: Trivia Night 8:30-10:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 Bring the Music! Festival. U-Sell Flea Market, 2896 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland. Upand-coming national touring acts and 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). SATURDAY, JUNE 27 Band Of Worship. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 6 p.m. $5. AT THE CASINOS HEADLINERS, COMEDY ACTS, AND MORE JUNE 24, 25, 26, 27, AND 30 Nightlife at Bennigan’s. 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Wednesday: ’70s and ’80s Throwback Night (frozen drink specials) 8 p.m.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. Tickets: 1-800-736-1420; www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 The Smothers Brothers. Borgata. 9 p.m. $39.50. 1-800-298-4200. Spryo Gyra. Hilton. 8 p.m. $30. $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. HEADLINERS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 Disco Biscuits with Lotus. Showboat House of Blues. 8:30 p.m., $50, $32.50, $27.50. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 STYX / REO Speedwagon. Borgata. 8 p.m. $54.50, $49.50. 1-800-2984200. Boyz II Men. Resorts. 8 p.m. $45 and $35. 1st Annual Legends of Hip Hop. Showboat House of Blues. 9 p.m., $35, $27, $22. Live Nude Comedy. Tropicana. Shannon Elizabeth, Greg Giraldo, Andy Dick, and The Whitest Kids U’Know. 9 p.m. $35-$75. THURSDAY, JUNE 25 Talent Showcase. Fuel House Coffee Co., { 30 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. Karaoke and Open Mic Night. $3. JUNE 25, 26, AND 27 Nightlife at Villa Filomena. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian. COMEDY & MORE 30th Anniversary Show: Paul Anka, Ann Margret, Tony Orlando. Caesars. 9 p.m. $55-$105. Bruce In The USA. Hilton. 9 p.m. $15. 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., JUNE 25, 26, AND 27 Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. Thurs: Ladies Nite with Charlie. Fri: Maines Street. Sat: Singalong. Sun: Nascar/Baseball. I Culinary Adventures { STEPHEN WILSON / PHOTOS: JILL M C CLENNEN The Occasional Contest Chocolates on Occasion received about 40 entries in their contest. J ust a few weeks ago, I read with great interest in The Grapevine about a contest that was being staged by Chocolates on Occasion. Members of the public were invited to invent a new chocolate candy that could be made by the chocolate shop. I e-mailed the owner, Amy Barbera, to see if I could stop by to see what the contest was all about. Before my visit, Amy e-mailed me a list of 10 entries that had been submitted. She asked if I could help her winnow the list down to five finalists. We looked them over and decided on these five: #1 Cheerios, mini M&M’s and pretzel pieces enrobed in white chocolate. #2 Ladyfingers, soft caramel, and whole almonds enrobed in chocolate. #3 Marshmallow, soft caramel, and chocolate, topped with pecans. #4 Sunflower seeds and almonds in dark chocolate. Store owner Amy Barbera held the contest to mark the shop’s fifth anniversary. #5 Chocolate-covered pita chips. Last Wednesday, I visited the chocolate shop, located at 782 S. Brewster Road (you can also visit them online at www.barberas chocolate.com). It had been a while since I had been to the shop, and I had forgotten how cute it was. The first thing I saw was a welcome sign on a small table with a dish of samples on it. That certainly makes a good first impression! Upon walking into the main part of the shop, I was struck by the chocolatey aroma. The woman at the counter welcomed me and asked how I was, as she did for everyone who entered after me. (Yes, I’m a sucker for good service!) In the middle of the service area was a dinette table with the five contest entries on it. A sign instructed patrons to taste each piece, and place their name, phone number, and choice of winner on a scrap of paper and into the nearby cookie jar. Continued on next page Gourmet Lunches & Dinners Take Outs & Package Goods SERVING THE FOOD YOU LOVE IN A VERY DIFFERENT WAY. Milmay Tavern has “food with flavor” Better Food Better Prices Tuckahoe Road & Millville-Mays Landing Road, Milmay N.J. 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Amy soon appeared from the back. We chatted for a while, and I was happy to hear that Chocolates on Occasion is celebrating its fifth anniversary—this is what inspired the chocolate contest. She had received about 40 different entries for the contest, so it was a challenge to pick the five that eventually were chosen to be voted upon. All five had all been made the day before, and with the cookie jar full of votes, it seemed the response had been good. I waited patiently for another guest to taste the chocolates and vote, then it was my turn. I started with choice number one, the Cheerio chocolate. The first sensation I got was salty—the pretzels stood out, but the crunch and sweetness of the M&M’s and Cheerios soon overtook the pretzels. It was good, although I’m not much of a white chocolate fan, and I found the candy to be too sweet overall. Next up were the chocolate-covered ladyfingers. The piece I had was chewy and slightly bitter from the dark chocolate and caramel, and the almonds added a nice touch. It had a good balance of cakey, chewy, crunchy, sweet and bitter. The chocolate-covered marshmallow was next. I must confess that I don’t like marshmallows, so it was hard to consider it the best. It did have nice contrasts, however—spongy marshmallow, chewy caramel, crunchy pecans. The entry with sunflower seeds and almonds was really good. I liked the sunflower seeds, because they have a distinct flavor and the saltiness contrasted nicely with the dark chocolate and made me think of baseball season. The almonds incorporated a classic flavor to the candy. I had high expectations for the choco- WINNERS ANNOUNCED First Place: Marshmallow w/chocolate, caramel and rolled in pecans Second Place: Lady fingers topped with a layer of caramel and whole almonds drizzled with chocolate Third Place: Dark chocolate with sunflower seeds and chopped almonds It was close! Second and third place were separated by just one vote, as were third and fourth. Therefore, all five contenders will be sold at Chocolates on Occasion throughout the month of July. late-covered pita chip, because I liked the idea of the salty, crunchy chip covered in chocolate. Unfortunately, the pita chip was totally lost in the chocolate and I’m not exactly sure why. It was a great idea, but it just didn’t do it for me in the end. I wrote my choice down on a paper and dropped it in the cookie jar. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, second place will get $30 and third place will get a $20 gift certificate. In addition, one person who submitted their choice will win a gift certificate as well. And you may end up seeing the winner in the display case, alongside the roughly 120 other chocolates at Chocolates on Occasion, depending on how popular the winning entry is. 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. Sweet Life Bakery 1/2 Price Appetizers 3 pm – 6 pm Daily 12 noon – 6 pm Saturday & Sunday Domestic Drafts $1.75 Lunch Buffet $5.99 Monday – Friday Pizza, Pasta, & Salad Bar The Happy Hour BAR ONLY Celebrates Strawberry Season with Strawberry Lemonade Strawberry Cupcakes and More! Whet Vineland’s Appetite. Get your restaurant noticed by advertising on these dining pages in The Grapevine. Every residence in Vineland receives Vineland’s neighborhood bakery, where everything is made from scratch and quality counts. 6th Street between Landis and Elmer in Downtown Vineland { 32 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 1 Large Pizza With One Topping, Dozen Wings and 2 Liter Soda Take Out & Delivery Saturday – Thursday 2 Large Pizzas $16.99 Take out or Delivery Only The Grapevine… There’s no better way to draw customers into your establishment! Call today for advertising information: $ 19.99 856-563-0030 856-692-5353 www.thesweetlifebakery.com 856-457-7815 947 North Delsea Dr. Vineland, NJ 08360 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. of July BBQ 4th Graduations, Reunions, BBQ’s, Dinner Parties, Engagements, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday, Retirement, Teen Parties, Christenings, Showers, Etc. No job too big or small We can accomodate any multi ethnic cuisine including asian, spanish, italian you name it we can make it over 14 years experience vegan and gluten free 856-692-7473 • Cell 609-247-8341 • Fax 856-692-7664 Continued on next page Beautiful Smiles, Made Affordable OUR SERVICES MILLVILLE FAMILY DENTAL Union Lake Crossing Shopping Center 2144 N. 2nd St., Millville WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | NEW PATIENT WELCOMING PACKAGE $ 80 (reg. $230.) Includes oral exam, full mouth series of x-rays, cleaning & polishing, oral cancer screening, periodontal (gums) evaluation. With coupon only. Not valid with other offers. Emergency Walk-Ins Welcome • Same-Day Denture Repair • • • • • • • • • • • Cleaning & X-Rays Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry Periodontal Therapy (Gum Treatment) Full Mouth Reconstruction Implant Rehabilitation Root Canals (One Visit) Full & Partial Dentures Bleaching White Fillings Crowns & Bridges 856-825-2111 Open 7 Days a Week. Day & Evening Hours Proud Member Of The Allied Dental Practices Of NJ Personalized Dentistry SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO OUR SENIOR CITIZENS the grapevine { 33 } Se Habla Español E D W A R D P O L L E R , D D S • G L E N N P R A G E R , D D S • TO D D P R A G E R , D D S • D A N I E L D I C E S A R E , D M D Continued from previous page Dreamz Cafe, 2184 Union Lake Crossing, Millville, 765-5029. Panini, sandwiches, salads, soups. Also, gelato, Italian coffee, desserts, smoothies, and frappuccino. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes 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, 6945700. Italian-American, served lakeside. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, Sunday brunch. Joe’s Poultry. 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-8860. Barbecue and Kosher chickens, homemade sides, catering. Kawa Thai & Sushi, 2196 N. Second St. (Rt. 47), Millville, 825-9939. Thai and Japanese cuisine. BYOB. Landicini’s Family Restaurant & Pizzeria Landis and Lincoln aves., Vineland, 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. { 34 } the grapevine | JUNE 24, 2009 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. I Recipe Corner { LISA ANN DiNUNZIO } Recipe Swap Wishing Grandma a Happy Birthday by sharing her rice pudding recipe. reetings! Memories, what a wonderful thing! To be able to recall and remember happy and cherished moments with family and friends is truly a gift, and one that keeps on giving. Memories last a lifetime, and as you will read in the story published today, cooking or baking with a loved one can bring joy, laughter, learning, bonding, and sweet precious memories. Enjoy the recipe, and create a fond memory with someone special in your life! The following recipe, story and photo was sent by Stephanie Baruffi, who writes: “I often get teased because I don’t remember things easily. I find that I forget even more these days being the mom of two boys ages 1 and 2! I But there are some things in my life I will never forget for as long as I live. One of those things is cooking with my grandmom when I was a little girl. If I close my eyes right now, I can picture us standing together at her counter making what is still one of my favorite recipes to this day, Grandma’s Rice Pudding. She would teach me how to measure the milk, pour the exact amount of long-grain rice, all the while speaking like Julia Child! I remember how hard I laughed and how excited I was to be there together with her. “So in honor of my grandmom’s (Dorothy “Dolly” Claypoole) 80th birthday, which she will celebrate on June 28, I thought I would share her recipe with you (exactly as she has it written down) in G hopes that you too could share it with someone whom you love. I hope you enjoy it as much as I still do to this day. And by the way, doing the Julia Childs voice makes the rice pudding taste just a little bit sweeter! Happy Birthday Gram!” Grandma’s Rice Pudding 1 gallon of milk, minus one quart 3/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 tbs. vanilla 3 1/4 cups Uncle Ben’s long grain rice 2 tsp cinnamon Heat milk on low until milk begins to steam. Add rice and stir. Keep heat on low entire time. Stir every few minutes until mixture has consistency of a milkshake. In a separate bowl beat together sugar, eggs and vanilla. After you get “milkshake” consistency, shut off stove and pour egg mixture into the rice mixture, mix everything together evenly and allow pudding to cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve. 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. 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