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INSIDE ZONING BOARD ACTS • HOME & GARDEN: TOMATO BLIGHT • A.C. POP FESTIVAL VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 25 | JULY 29, 2009 CONNECTING YOU { STORY AND PHOTOS; MICKEY BRANDT } T O V I N E L A N D . W E E K L Y. Visit us online www.grapevinenewspaper.com Chris Caverow, of men’s tournament champion Bud Light, smacks a home run in the most recent Rob Shannon Tournament. Local tournaments, such as the 43rd annual Bridgeton Invitational Baseball Tournament beginning Friday, are popular spectator events. aseball fever runs high these days, with the Major League World Champion Phillies threatening to make this another winning season. But America’s favorite pastime has roots locally, also. Two local tournaments—one baseball, one softball—have been in existence for a combined total of 82 years. The 39th annual Rob Shannon Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament was held in Millville on July 18 and the 43rd annual Bridgeton Invitational Baseball Tournament begins Friday at Alden Field. Vineland-based Garton’s Rigging won last year’s Invitational, which features semi-pro teams from throughout the Delaware Valley. Many think the team, which finished first in the regular season in its Salem County League, is a good bet to repeat. “Our lineup one through five will be very dirty,” said Garton’s manager, Chris Williams, using baseball slang for his first five hitters being powerful. “We do have a lot of talent, but baseball is a weird game—when you’re hot you’re hot, but when you’re not, you’re not.” Williams gave a disheartening example: While Garton’s finished first in its league this year with a 19-5 record, it was eliminated from the post-season tournament by the seventh place team. The Invitational has a storied history. From the outset, it used a clock to Continued on page 16 B May Pang signs her book for Dara Roberts at last year’s book signing. For Dara John Lennon confidant May Pang at local fundraiser on Saturday. { JANET NIEDOSIK } One doesn’t have to be a Beatles fan to recognize the illustrious words of John Lennon who wrote: “All You Need Is Love.” Or the familiar: “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends”—song lyrics that will be put into action this Saturday, August 1, when S.R. Riley’s Musical Café hosts a fundraiser for a young woman, Dara Roberts, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Why the Beatles references? Dara, 19, is a devoted Beatles fan; S.R. Riley’s Musical Café is an all-things Beatles restaurant in Bridgeton. “In late 2000, as I was recovering from one of my surgeries [at home], I got my first taste of Beatlemania,” Dara said recently in an article she is preparing for a Beatles site on the web. 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MICKEY BRANDT I Editor’s Letter New Operator Announced for Landis Theatre Restaurant If there’s any doubt about the difference a successful new restaurant can make in a downtown area, take a look at Annata on Bellevue Avenue in Hammonton. While Hammonton’s downtown revitalization effort has been heralded widely as a slam-dunk success—and the new wine bar/eatery owned and operated by the Brunozzi and Rodio families of Vineland and Hammonton is at the core of that momentum—Hammonton has had a much more manageable task than Vineland does in turning around the fortunes of their town’s main drag. Hammonton’s downtown business district is three blocks long; Vineland’s downtown redevelopment area is three times as large. But Vineland’s city leaders made the right decision several years ago to focus their efforts on a small number of very substantial projects, including the Four Corners redevelopment plan, Facade Improvement Program, and Restaurant Row initiative. A key component of the Four Corners project at the intersection of East and Landis avenues is the renovation of Landis Theatre and the addition of a top-shelf restaurant and banquet facility adjacent to the theater. During a press conference last week in Mayor Robert Romano’s office, the operator of the new restaurant was introduced as were some of his plans for the high-profile space. Louis Ferretti, the owner/operator of the Centerton Country Club banquet facility and the new eatery at that location, The Steakhouse, was all smiles as he outlined his vision for the dining venue. “We’re going to have an Art Deco flavor,” to mesh with the adjoining theater, which is being refurbished and restored in keeping with its original 1920s-era design elements, said Ferretti. “We’re going to have a wood-burning oven in our open kitchen to add a little ambiance. If you’ve been to the restaurants at the Borgata [in Atlantic City], then you’ve seen the exposed kitchens they have.” Ferretti explained that these open kitchens add a feeling of intimacy, but that they also are highly functional as a spacesaving design where restaurants are built in confined spaces. “Culinary 101 teaches you, ‘looks good, tastes good’.” They’re going to come in and smell it, they’re going to taste it, love it and spend it.” The new 180-seat restaurant (with capacity for 200 more upstairs in the banquet room), which remains unnamed for the time being, will have a liquor license and the lounge, to be located in front and facing Landis Avenue, will be upscale and will be open when the restaurant is open, in accordance with the law. In other words, the restaurant and lounge will not only be attractions for when there are events taking place at the theater. Also present at the press conference was Hans Lampart, who is spearheading the redevelopment of the Four Corners, starting with the northwest corner where the theater is located. He expressed his satisfaction with the agreement between his company and Ferretti to complete a long-term lease for the dining and banquet operation. “With Lou’s vision, and considering the incredible success he’s created at Centerton in such a relatively short time,” he said, “we’re confident that we have found the right partner.” MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher LEFT: Hans Lampart, President of Eastern Pacific Development, shows where the kitchen is being framed for the new restaurant adjacent to the Landis Theatre. BOTTOM LEFT: Louis Ferretti, owner of the Centerton Country Club Banquet Facility and The Steakhouse; Mayor Romano and Lampart at a press conference announcing that Ferretti will operate the restaurant at the theater location. BELOW: Demolition began last week at the old firehouse and nurses’ station at Wood St. and East Ave. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | 1 For Dara A fundraiser at S.R. Riley’s in Bridgeton draws Beatle fans as well as May Pang. JANET NIEDOSIK High Efficiency Heating and Cooling and Water Heating Equipment Eligible for up to $1500 in Federal Tax Credits and up to $400 in Rebates 4, 6 7 Faces in the News Pop Goes the Summer The Atlantic City Pop Festival created memories, even for onlookers. DEBORAH A. EIN 8 Zoning Board Actions Menantico Colony and a wind turbine are two items on the agenda. LEE BURKE Serving Vineland for over 100 years! 9 Grass Roots Volunteers are crucial to downtown efforts. TODD NOON 10 18 Community Calendar DINING: Food Festivals The Russian and Puerto Rican fesivals whet the appetite. STEPHEN WILSON 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 21 Recipe Corner An idea for spicing up chicken. 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DiTomo was nominated by the Vineland High School Historical Committee, led by Dr. Dane Barse and John Casadia Jr. As a student athlete, DiTomo was a varsity letter winner in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was a member of the undefeated and untied VHS football team of 1939, and led his team and the South Jersey Group IV scoring race with 74 points (nine TD’s and 20 extra points). DiTomo attended Temple University on a scholarship, and was a standout player on the football team. He left school to join the Air Force in 1942, and served during World War II. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree from Temple University. DiTomo also attended the 1949 Buffalo Bills Fall Football Camp and was offered a contract to play for the team. Returning to his hometown, DiTomo accepted a position at Vineland High School where he taught physical education and coached football, baseball, tennis and wrestling. SOIFER SCHNEIDER PETRIL Symphony Names Three New Trustees The Bay-Atlantic Symphony announced the appointment of three new members—Mark Soifer, Esq. of Somers Point, NJ; Richard R. Schneider of Mays Landing, NJ; and Robert D. Petril, Sr. of Margate, NJ—to the orchestra’s Board of Trustees. Soifer is a partner at the law firm of Cooper Levinson in its Atlantic City office, with a practice devoted to commercial, real estate, and business litigation. His involvement with the arts community dates back more than 20 years. He served as a member and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the South Jersey Regional Theater. He is also involved as board member of the Pop Lloyds Committee, which is involved in community outreach and the legacy of Pop Lloyd and Negro League Baseball. Schneider, the Vice-President of Food and Beverage for Bally’s Atlantic City, is an Atlantic City native with nearly 20 years of experience in that business. 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E diting Vince Farinaccio’s history column this week transported me right back to 1969. In submitting the story, Vince wrote: “Here’s this week’s article on an event very few people seem to remember around here, but it preceded Woodstock by two weeks…. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go. My parents objected when I brought it up, and now as a parent myself, I wouldn’t have let my kids at the age of 13 go to a three-day festival either, no matter how close. But five years later, I got to see CSNY [Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young] at the same spot, and it’s been one of my concert highlights.” Well, here’s someone who remembers, although only from the outside looking in. Not quite a teenager and living within walking distance of the Atlantic City Race Course where the mini-Woodstock occurred, I was equally intrigued. My sister and I set out on our Schwinn bikes to get a closer look. We made it as far as the entrance gate (now the Hamilton Mall parking lot) and peered curiously about. We were peeping into a world that we had only heard of. It really existed—the psychedelic clothing, the love beads, the peace signs. We were not quite old enough to enjoy the gathering for what it was, I’m sure my parents were thankful for that. I was mostly curious—as well as intimidated—by the long-haired, colorfully dressed, peace-loving “hippies” who had invaded our childhood summer, parking streetside and camping out in tents and vans. The highway was lined with vehicles, and groovy people not much older than I were streaming toward the gates. A vacant lot across the street from my house drew vans and cars, and folks camping out under the stars. We could hear their chatter into the night. Despite the excitement, I can’t even say the Pop Festival was the highlight of my summer. Last week, I wrote about the first moon landing, which happened a My sister and I set out on our Schwinn bikes to get a closer look…. groovy people not much older than I were streaming toward the gates. couple of weeks before the Atlantic City Pop Festival came to my neighborhood. Staying up to watch Neil Armstrong take those first steps on the lunar surface was somehow more age-appropriate than access to a hippie fest. I really don’t even remember Woodstock happening two weeks after the Pop Festival, I guess because rock concerts weren’t really part of my world. It was a summer to remember, nonetheless—perhaps the first summer when I became aware of the world outside my circle of extistence. Coincidentally, this issue of The Grapevine also includes news of Menantico Colony (next page), where a similar large-scale music concert was being planned for last August. Depending on how you look at it, you might say that not going forward quickly enough to secure the concert resulted in a missed opportunity for Vineland. Revenue forgone, memories never made. Some concert sites become shopping malls, others become art centers/museums as Woodstock has, others get shot down before they become the stuff of memories. But I have my memories of the Atlantic City Pop Festival. The music, the hippies, the culture… I was too young to appreciate their music or understand their lifestyle, but I could relate to their freedom of spirit. At least until school started a few weeks later. 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T he Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a use variance requested by Daniel Cervini at its July 15 meeting. Cervini, owner of Cervini’s Auto Body and lifelong Vineland resident, wants to purchase the 570acre property located off Hance Bridge Road. He plans to rehabilitate and preserve some of the 11 vacant structures as single-family dwellings on a 40-acre portion of the formerly state-owned Vineland Training School property, also known as the Menantico Colony. The property includes the now-dry Menantico Lake as a result of a broken dam of the Menantico Creek. The other 530 acres is woodland and farmland. The property, now owned by Elwyn Inc., has been vacant for more than a decade. In 2005, a potential buyer proposed a 400-unit high-density senior citizen housing complex. A large-scale music festival was scheduled on the property last summer. Both projects met with opposition and were defeated. In other business, the Zoning Board approved the request of Richard Cheli, Piacenzia Avenue, for construction of a 120foot wind turbine for private use on his 10acre lot. In April 2009, a similar request was granted to Thomas Zucca, Genoa Avenue, on a 4.5-acre lot. In both cases, the board was concerned with possible noise and height issues. The wind turbines are considered equipment rather than building structures and are not subject to any height or setback restrictions. However, the board advised the residents to check with the Federal Aviation Administration on its height requirements. According to Steve Hawk, senior planner and staff advisor to the Zoning Board, the city has no ordinance to regulate wind turbine or solar equipment on residential property. The Vineland Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of seven regular members and two alternates appointed by the Mayor and City Council. No member may hold any elective office or position under the The 2009 roster of Zoning Board members: • Edwin Bergamo, Jr., Chairman • Elaine Greenberg, Vice Chairman • John Zagari, Edward Avena, Leroy Goldblatt, John Cheli, Alan Angelo • Marcello Cavallo, 1st Alternate Samuel Fiocchi, 2nd Alternate • Frank Di Domenico, Esquire-Solicitor municipality. No member shall be permitted to act on any matter in which he/she, either directly or indirectly, has any personal or financial interest. The board is empowered by the state “Municipal Land Use Law” (NJ 40:55D) to: • Hear and decide appeals of decisions made by the zoning officer. • Consider requests for variances including use variances. Most common applications are for “C” variances for relief from a setback dimension such as front or side yards. “D” variances, or “use” variances, are generally a request in which a use not permitted in a zone is being expanded or proposed. The burden of proof in each case is on the applicant. The board may not grant a variance unless evidence submitted shows it has the power to grant or recommend a variance in accord with State Statue. Corporations, partnerships and LLCs must be represented by an attorney. All meetings of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are open to the public, including the pre-meeting conference. The regular meetings are held (unless otherwise indicated) on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers (second floor of City Hall, 640 E. Wood Street). A premeeting conference commences at 7 p.m. The next scheduled meeting is August 19. The mission of the Vineland Zoning Office is to guide the appropriate use or development of land. Patrick Finley, Zoning Officer, is responsible for the enforcement of the Land Use Ordinance and assists the public with compliance. He may be reached at 794-4113 or pfinley@vinelandcity.org I Questions regarding the Zoning Board of Adjustment may be directed to Yasmin Ricketts, Zoning Board Secretary, at 794-4646 or yricketts@vinelandcity.org. Feel The Difference With Fabrizio Chiropractic Get Relief From HEADACHES NUMBNESS NECK PAIN LOWER BACK PAIN Start Fresh Today! Credit Card Debt • Medical Bills Utility Bills • Surcharges And Even Some Income Taxes Stop Wage Executions Reduce Car Payments Free Office Visit-Start Fresh Financially! Want to wipe out your debt? WIPE OUT: STOP SHERIFF SALE BANKRUPTCY IS YOUR LEGAL BAILOUT! Listen to Seymour Wasserstrum Esq. Live on the Radio Every Thursday Night From 8-9 pm on 92.1 FM Helping people wipe out their bills – since 1973 205 Landis Ave., Vineland www.wipeoutyourbillstoday.com $100 OFF w/this ad – CR We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for Bankruptcy Code. Come In For A { 8 } the grapevine | JULY 29, 2009 FREE CONSULTATION & Learn How You Could Win A Seymour Wasserstrum, Esq. FREE IPOD SHUFFLE! Dr. Theresa A. Fabrizio DC 856.692.0077 1790 N. Main Road, Vineland, NJ FAX: 856.692.4008 SEYMOUR WASSERSTRUM Esq. -Bankruptcy Attorney- 856-696-8300 I Downtown Vineland { TODD NOON, EXEC. DIR., VDID/MAIN STREET } Grass Roots The input and participation of volunteers is crucial to the success of the downtown. W ith the Vineland Seafood Festival behind us, this is the perfect time to let all of you know how much your input and participation are needed and valued in VDID/Main Street Vineland. The four committees that comprise VDID/Main Street Vineland—Organization, Promotions, Design, and Economic Restructuring—are made up of volunteers from the community. No committee member is appointed and, while the chairperson of the committee is elected and then approved by the Board of Directors, that person comes from among the volunteers making up the committees. It is true that the members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Mayor or City Council, and the Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board. That should not—and does not—detract from the fact that the volunteers who make up the four committees are the grass roots who conceive, plan, and carry out the projects, activities, and events of VDID/Main Street Vineland. The initiative comes from the volunteers and then the Board approves or disapproves of the project work plan put before them. This is why your input and participation can mean so much. VDID/Main Street Vineland committee and Board meetings are public meetings and are open to you. You can learn first-hand what is going on, but you can also give your input. You can make your input carry further by working with our committees, which meet on a rotating basis each Thursday of the month, at 8:30 a.m., at the VDID/Main Street office at 603 E. Landis Avenue. By coming to the committee meetings, you can contribute your ideas and become part of the process. If the meeting times are not good for you— or if you would rather meet with me or a committee chair first—our door is open to you and we can set something up. We are currently in the initial budgetary stage of planning the committees’ activities and projects for next year. This is a great time to come in. You will then see how very much you have to offer to VDID/Main Street Vineland. *** If you like to go to the zoo and are enchanted by the fascinating world of small animals, we’re going to bring the zoo to you at this Saturday’s Fresh and Specialty Foods Market on the 700 block of Landis Avenue. From 9 a.m. to noon, some little critters will be on hand at the Market, courtesy of the Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton, to delight young and old alike. Among our “visitors” will be a ball python, lizards, turtles, a screech-owl, and various others. Also, you can cast your vote every week of the Market, in the Little Miss & Mister Cherry Tomato photo contest. The winner will be crowned at the International Food & Cultural Festival on Saturday, August 22 and will ride in the Holiday Parade on November 28. All the proceeds will go toward the great cause of downtown revitalization. The following week’s Market, on August 8, falls on Vineland’s 148th birthday. The Market that day will be part of a daylong birthday party, with help from the Friends of Historic Vineland and the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society. Watch for further details because you won’t want to miss it! Presented by VDID/Main Street Vineland and sponsored again by Sun National Bank, the Market runs each Saturday until August 15 from 8 a.m. to noon. *** Remember that for all our downtown events, please support your downtown merchants and businesses. If you can stop into any of them during the events, please do so. If you do not have an opportunity during that time, 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 on VDID/Main Street Vineland’s “endless summer” of events and activities, call the office at 794-8653 or visit www.mainstreetvineland.org. 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DJ and live bands, dancers, vendors, dance and domino contest, talent show, car show, party inflatables, dunk tank, cartoon characters, karate, puppets and face painting, clown and magic show, and cash prizes. Animals. 700 block of Landis Ave. 8 a.m.noon. p.m. each Saturday through August 15. Vendors will sell fresh fruits and vegetables and various crafters and other exhibitors will be on hand. Small animals from Cohanzick Zoo will delight kids of all ages. Trolley will shuttle between Kidston Towers and Walmart, providing free transportation for anyone going to the Market. 794-8653. meaningful activities and begin to understand their grief. This free event offers a wide range of activities including a rope course, outdoor games, crafts and a memorial celebration. Camp Kaleidoscope will be staffed by experienced grief counselors, Camp Edge counselors, hospice staff and volunteers along with medical staff. www.sjhealthcare.net. SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Camp Kaleidoscope. Camp Edge, 26 Camp Edge Rd., Alloway. A day-long event providing a supportive environment where grieving children and teens will meet others who experienced similar losses, participate in SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Movie Night. Bridgeton City Park Amphitheater. Movies are PG rated. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and watch the movie on a huge movie screen. Dusk. Free. SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Fresh and Specialty Foods Market/Zoo LEARN-TO-ROW CAMP for firsttime rowers (grades 6 to 11 for the fall 2009 school year) will be held for a two-week session Monday through Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. August 10-13 and 17-20. Camp will occur at Harris Industrial Park Boathouse (home of the Vineland HS Crew Team), 328 S. 2nd Street, Millville with rowing on the Maurice River. Cost is $150 per session with a $50 deposit to hold your spot. Call 498-1057 or 293-1848 for details. CHRISTOPHER GARDNER, inspirational author and successful investment broker, will appear at Cumberland County College on Monday, September 14. Gardner’s autobiographical book, The Pursuit of HappYness, later a movie starring Hollywood’s Will Smith, tells the true story of Gardner’s rise from homelessness and despair as a single father in San Francisco to an international business career successful beyond his wildest dreams. “Chris Gardner’s story should be an inspiration to anyone struggling to create their own personal success in these extraordinary times”, said Francis J. Reilly, executive director of CEO Group, sponsor of Gardner’s appearance. Reilly explained that CEO Group members, executives representing 37 private sector companies in Cumberland County, have long recognized the need to help young people understand the importance of hard work and dedication as they pursue their place in the world. The fact that Mr. Gardner is an AfricanAmerican may help get the message out in Cumberland County, Reilly believes. “We have a substantial and growing minority population,” Reilly said, “and these kids need to see a role model like Chris Gardner with whom they can better identify than, say, if we brought in Bill Gates to talk to them.” Gardner will appear at Cumberland County College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center at 3:30 p.m., where he is scheduled to address students of middle school age and up. Group tickets are available by calling The CEO Group at 696-4130. Admission is free but no one will be admitted without a ticket. DINING OUT FOR KIDS is an 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??? event that will be held by the Boys & Girls Club of Vineland on Wednesday, September 16, at area restaurants. Invite friends and family out for dinner that day at participating restaurants and they, in turn, will contribute a portion of the evening’s food receipts to the Boys & Girls Club. The Club is now seeking restaurants to participate in the 4th annual event. The restaurant will receive a 100 percent tax deduction, valuable publicity for their restaurant, and the distinction of being a contributor to a worthy cause— helping at-risk youth in the community. For more information, call Chris Volker at 696-4190. Manufacturers (AGEM) representative Mac Seelig, President of AC Coin & Slot, ACCC President Dr. Peter Mora, CCI Slot Technology Program Coordinator, Thomas Giardina and Worthington Atlantic City Campus Dean, Bobby Royal present the $25,000 AGEM scholarship donation check. DRIVE IN FOR DURAND 2nd Annual Classic Car Show is slated for Saturday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters may set up inside or outside (approx. 200 people are expected to attend). Call 207-9629 to reserve a table at $10. Show will be held at Marie Durand School (371 W. Forest Grove Road). THE ASSOCIATION OF GAMING Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) donated $25,000 to the Casino Career Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College recently. The donation will offer $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships for students in its slot technology training program. Approximately 25 potential trainees will be awarded AGEM scholarships over the next two years. To apply for the scholarships, students must demonstrate financial need and complete an application through ACCC. For more information, visit www.atlantic.edu or call 609-343-4848. Pictured, from left: Director of the Casino Career Institute (CCI), Carol Drea, Association of Gaming Equipment GV { 10 } the grapevine | JULY 29, 2009 EVER Guaranteed! Windows included with this ad. Best Wash 2611 S. Main Rd. Vineland, NJ 08360 (Between Grant & Sherman) CYNTHIA ROBERTS SALON, Spa & Studio (corner of Oak Road and Lincoln Avenue) will provide the end-ofthe-week activity for students ages 8, 9, and 10 who selected the “Tea, Etiquette & Fun” class at the Summer Academy for Kids 2009, offered by Cumberland County College. The students in the “Tea, Etiquette & Fun” class (Week 7, August 3-7, 1 to 4 p.m.) will wrap up their week of learning the social graces—including the art of conversation, table manners, and social challenges—with a trip to Cynthia Roberts Salon, where they will have their hair styled and nails done. Cindy Gentiletti, Owner/Stylist of Cynthia Roberts Salon, Spa & Studio, and her staff, look forward to meeting all of the well-mannered students. VINELAND’S 148TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Open House at the Vinealnd Antiquarian and Historical Society: Saturday, August 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • 11 a.m.: Doors open • Noontime: Singing of national anthem outside around flagpole by Vinelander Ashley Birmingham and prayer by Rev. Ellen Rutherford of Vineland’s First Church, Trinity Episcopal Church • 12:20 p.m.: Politicians speaking • 1 p.m.: Cake cutting • 1:30 p.m.: Lecture by Vince Farinaccio • 2 p.m.: Kids’ program Newfield. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m. 794-2528. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Wild Edible Plant Walk. Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove. 1:30 p.m. 358-8616. Pageant Wagon Productions 5th Anniversary Old Fashioned Melodrama Summer Family Theatre presents or “The Villain Vaudevillian” by Kathryn Ross with The Pageant Wagon Players SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 Downtown Car Show. Glasstown Arts District, High St. from Main to Broad, Millville. Cars made before 1981 are eligible to participate, as well as special-interest and modern collectibles of any age. Trophy presentation 2:45 p.m. Judges will award over 50 trophies, including two Best of Show. Rain date August 15. For car registration, call 825-3047. For event information, call 825-2600. SHOWSTOPPERS AT STARR’S THEATRICAL EMPORIUM FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Worldwide Convenience • Personal Attention July 30-31, August 1, 2009 Eves. @ 7:00pm – Saturday Matinee @1:30pm At the Calvary Chapel Playhouse – 930 N. Main Road, Vineland (just south of Oak) All Singing – All Dancing – All Comedy & Chaos! Plus Clementine’s “Just Desserts Bar”! Tickets: $10 Adults, $7 Senior Citizens, $5 Children under 12 • Group Rates Available Call 856 205-9334 for tickets and information Savings Home Equity Checking VISA Credit Cards Auto Loans VISA Check Cards Personal Loans Online Banking Plus Much More! SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Weekly Dance. North Italy Club Hall, East Ave. and Virano Ln. County chapter of the Single Parents Society holds the dances for people age 50 and up, married or single. Live band performs music for waltz, rhumba, swing, foxtrot, line dances, and more. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $7 members, $9 non-members 697-1814. TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. “Serving Members for Over 70 Years” 37 West Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360 Sponsored in part by: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 Planning Board Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 National Night Out. Pagliughi Park, 2245 E. Magnolia Rd. An annual event designed to heighten crime prevention, and build support and participation in local anti-crime programs. 5-9 p.m. GOLF, SPORTS, ETC. SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Joshua Moren Memorial Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament. Fiocchi Field, 1755 Galli Dr. Fee per team $150, Home Run Derby $10 per player. Team registration deadline 7 /28, game day check-in 8 a.m. rmg0004@auburn.edu for details about tourney and sponsorship opportunities. Vineland Downtown Improvement District/Main Street, Calvary Chapel Vineland, Colonial Bank, FSB, Newfield National Bank, The Sweet Life Bakery, Quality Printing, Cumberland Christian School, The Sweet Tooth, Sweetpea’s Children’s Consignment Shoppe, Auctions by Mesiano, LLC, and the Robert S. Greenberg Law Office. 856-696-0767 Also serving members at: 28A Cornwell Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 856-453-9094 www.cumcofcu.org THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 Cataract Coffee Talk. SurgiCenter, 251 South Lincoln Ave. Learn more about cataract surgery. 9 a.m. Register with Stacey, Nurse Manager at 691-8188 ext. 272. THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 Photographic Society Meeting. Newfield Senior Center, Catawba Ave. and Church St, DICK BAUM MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT CUMBERLAND COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY hosts on Friday, August, 21, at Ron Jaworski’s Running Deer Golf Club, 1111 Parvin Mill Road, Pittsgrove, 11 a.m. registration; noon lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun; 5 p.m. dinner. $100 golfer donation (includes: greens fee, golf cart, lunch, dinner). Call 563-0292. CHURCH NEWS Trinity Episcopal Church at Eighth and Wood streets, Vineland, will be holding its Sunday service outside on August 2. (Rain will move it inside.) The 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist will include a saxophone soloist. Refreshments will follow the service. Everyone is invited to attend. New Bethel African Methodist Church, 414 N. Seventh Street, will hold its Vacation Bible School August 3-7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Adults and children are invited to come and take part in the various lessons and craft making throughout the week. Summer Art and Learning Camp at New Hope Presbyterian Church (65 Hitchner Avenue, Bridgeton). Wednesday afternoons (July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26) for ages 7 to 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. Arts, crafts, reading, dance, music lessons, science exploration, outdoor recreation. No cost. Come one afternoon or come all summer. Call 451-7644. Salon Fabrojae’ Wishes to Thank You For Your Support In The Team Barbara Cook Run, Ride & Walk For Cancer We were able to raise over $1400 with your contributions. Please Join Us Tuesday, August 4th 12:00 – 4:00 pm WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | WEEKLY THROUGH OCTOBER 6 Senior Golf Association Events. Various courses throughout southern New Jersey. Annual membership $20. July 28 (Westwood). Aug. 4 (White Oaks), Aug. 11 (Patriots Glen), Aug. 18 (off), Aug. 28 (TBA). Call to join or for additional information, 691-4098. Everything’s Okay by Alesia Shute (former owner of Sweetwater Casino) Everything’s Okay is a triumphant and endearing story of survival after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 7. Alesia’s story details not only her recovery, but also her struggles through school, boys, marriage, and pregnancy with some hilarious tales of business to boot. www.everythingsokaybook.com All of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia For A Book Signing Everything’s Okay by Alesia Shute (former owner of Sweetwater Casino) Purchase the Book & Receive a $15 Gift Certificate SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 2nd Annual Run For Life. Wheat Road Golf, 2142 E. Wheat Rd. 5K this year in memory of Ronald K Brownlee Jr, who lost his battle with leukemia last June. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 9 a.m. 5 K Run or 1 Mile Walk $20 if reg by Sept. 5, $25 day of race. www.therunforlife5k.com. at Salon Fabrojae’ the grapevine { 11 } All of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to c o n c e p t s a lo n For Dara Continued from page 1 Ed Sullivan video: “Smash Hits of the ’60s. I asked my mom to tell me about the Beatles,” then Dara said she watched the video. “I looked at the Beatles for the first time … I instantly fell in love with them! They were singing ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand.’ From that moment on, I became a Beatles fan … My love for the Beatles and their music [has supported] me throughout my surgeries,” Dara said. Saturday’s fundraiser is—like the restaurant itself —centered on all-things Beatles. John Lennon’s confidant, May Pang, whose career in the music industry spans more than 25 years, will be at the café. Pang wrote a book entitled Loving John in 1983, which detailed her liaison and working association with the late Beatle as well as his relationships with Paul, Ringo, George and son Julian, according to her website. This will be her second visit to the Bridgeton restaurant and a chance to reacquaint with Dara. “I met Dara last year at S.R. Riley’s when I came down to do a book signing, which was quite successful,” Pang said. “Sandi [Riley] approached me again to do another event at her place but only this time, it was for Dara and getting her a new wheelchair, which I am happy to do. “ Pang now has a line of stainless steel feng shui jewelry (http://maypang.com/fsc.html) and furniture. She continues to do consulting work on music for films. She has been exhibiting in galleries across the country, fine art prints of John Lennon and friends from her latest book on St. Martin’s Press, Instamatic Karma, Photographs of John Lennon. She will have copies of her book and some of her jewelry at the fundraiser, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the café at 101 E. Commerce Street. “Reservations would be a good idea, although I think people will be coming and going, as it is five hours,” said owner, Sandy Riley. In connection with the fundraiser, Philadelphia Radio Station WMGK 102.9 is sponsoring a contest on its website. The prize is a Beatles basket. “The basket will have a We are currently accepting new students in the following programs * Adult – Tang Soo Do * Youth – Tang Soo Do * Little Tigers – 4-6 yrs. Martial Arts (Sundays 9:00-10:30AM) (Mondays 6:45-7:30PM) $50 gift certificate from S. R. Riley’s, a signed May Pang book, Instamatic Karma, a signed book Meet the Brittles, and a print from [illustrator] Anthony Parisi. Anyone can enter the contest on WMGK’s website (www.wmgk. com),” Riley said. Meet the Brittles, by Hal Pollock, a new children’s book whose characters trace the story of the Beatles with song lyrics in the prose will be available for sale at the cafe, along with an Bridgeton, they are loaning us the backdrop of Abbey Road to take pictures,” Riley said. PhotoGraphix photographer David Mitchell of Vineland will be taking 5×7 pictures in front of the Abbey Road backdrop. “The pictures will be $15 of which $10 goes back to the fundraiser. Pictures can be picked up at the restaurant after processing or mailed,” Riley added. Shannon “World’s Greatest Beatles Artist,” will also be at S.R. Riley’s on Saturday. Beatles memorabilia line the walls of S.R. Riley’s, where May Pang will attend a fundraiser for Dara Roberts, shown below in her high school graduation photo. Sandi Riley is far right in photo below, in which Jude Kessler, author of John Lennon: Shoulda Been There, far left, joins Dara and other Beatles fans. * Tai Chi * Kardio Kickboxing For more information on these programs and our summer Specials call or check our website: www.vinelandmartialarts.com 3722 E. Landis Ave., Ste G Vineland, NJ 856-405-0008 west40autodetailing.vpweb.com (Bluebell Rd & Rt. 40 Vineland) Headlight Restora on WEST 40 Auto Detailing & (856) 305-2884 accompanying jewelry line. Susan Ryan, owner of NYC Fab Four Walking Tour, Editor of Rooftop Sessions and co-host of the movie, John Lennon’s New York will be on hand, as well as musician Scott Erickson. Patrons can shop for Beatles treasures, bid on one-of-akind Beatles auction items, enjoy food from a Beatles-inspired menu—oh, and have their picture taken crossing Abbey Road. “Percussion One is a music store in Shannon decorated the Hard Day’s Night Hotel in Liverpool, England. She currently has her work on display at both Jonas Brothers concerts and Rain. Dara’s story is a remarkable one. Dara was born three months early, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, osteoporosis, and scoliosis. She is a wheelchair user and has had 12 major surgeries in her life. Most of her surgeries were long, 10 to 12 hours, and rather involved—on her { 12 } the grapevine | JULY 29, 2009 Getting Divorced? Bonnie L. Laube, Esq. Greenblatt & Laube, PC Divorce, Separation, Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Alimony, Asset Distribution, Emancipation, Domestic Violence Certi?ed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney Curves Works. So you can get more out of your summer. At Curves, our 30-minute circuit works every major muscle group and you can burn up to 500 calories. All with a trainer to teach and motivate. JOIN NOW, REST OF SUMMER ON US* * Offer based on first visit enrollment, minimum 12 mo.c.d. program. Discount applies to monthly dues. 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After deferring her college acceptance for a year, during which she underwent three surgeries, this September she is Californiabound to attend Stanford University. On this topic, she says she is “very excited but a little nervous at the same time.” Sandi Riley was a teacher for 29 years at Mt. Pleasant School in Millville and also had a catering business that “snowballed” into a second full-time job. “My goal was to open a small restaurant and bring the catering in when I could do an early retirement,” Riley said. In 2005, S.R. Riley’s opened. It is a family business. Riley’s son, Brett, is the chef; her mother usually serves as hostess on weekends, her son, Chris is “a graphic artist and did our logo, menu, etc. and built our website,” Riley said. Riley’s husband died suddenly in 2002 at the age of 50. She said they wanted to keep him a part of their venture. He was the collector of Beatles memorabilia, and it is his collection that lines the walls and tables of the restaurant. Dara said she met Riley after her dad heard about the restaurant on a radio station and her parents brought her there as a surprise. “When I arrived, I could not believe my eyes … Beatles artifacts and collectibles everywhere! And an entire menu of Beatle burgers and other Beatle food! We became instant friends, and Sandi and her family have been a part of mine ever since. “Sandi has put together [this] fundraiser to help me,” Dara said. “Most kids pack up with a few things in a suitcase and are off to college. Because of my physical disability, I need to bring a lot of equipment (wheelchairs, prone stander, lifts, etc.). I feel blessed to have so many caring and loving friends,” Dara said. “I think the fundraiser is going to be a blast, and I can’t wait to see all my Beatle buddies.” I Varicose • Veins • Featured on ? and WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Reach Out To The Most Qualified Specialist Minimally Invasive Insurance covered 30 min. 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Reasonably Priced! 5 o any purchase of $25 or more any purchase of $25 or more O er Expires 10/15/09 er Expires 10/15/09 Baseball Continued from page 1 speed up games. The huge timer in centerfield permits a pitcher only 20 seconds between pitches and gives a batter just 10 to be ready to start his at-bat. The tournament introduced a designated hitter years before it was accepted in the American League. Organized baseball’s first female umpire, Bernice Gera, worked games in Bridgeton. Changes have been made to the tournament in recent years after a period when some thought the games were losing their appeal. “We’re sticking to the traditions I know from my childhood and adding new ideas,” said tournament director Dave Elwell, who is in his first year. “We’re trying to get people to come out to the tournament again.” The format was changed several years ago from a system where a team was done if it lost two games (double elimination) to a system of “pool play,” where each team is guaranteed to play four games. Also, Elwell said he is trying to attract more young people to games. The tournament runs July 31 through August 15. There are two games every evening and triple headers on Saturdays. Special events abound, beginning with fireworks on Opening Night and a pig roast on August 1. If you go, be sure to visit the concession stand, which is run by Sam Hunter. Among the offerings: Snow cones with a lot of syrup and ham- Christie Musey of Millville, playing for Forss Painting, puts a ball in play. Baseball At Its Best Directions to Alden Field: Travel Route 49 West. Turn right on West Avenue in Bridgeton (There is a cemetery on the left and a large school on the right). Make the second right onto Burt Street. Alden Field is at the end of the street. Look for the towering lights of the ballpark. Weeknights: First game 6:30 p.m.; Weekends: First game 4:30 p.m. Full tournament ticket: $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. Individual days: $5 adults, $3 children over 12 and senior citizens. Children under 12: free. 453-1675. { 16 } the grapevine | JULY 29, 2009 burgers cooked in a unique tasty sauce. While the Shannon Tournament was only a single day, the 16 teams competed fiercely and a good-sized crowd enjoyed the afternoon. Rob Shannon, 65, a tireless champion of youth sports in Millville, started the event in 1969 as a vehicle for raising money for the city’s programs. There were years when dozens of teams competed over a two-day schedule. The scale is smaller now, but the money is still vital to the 14 benefiting organizations. Shannon said while he was a player his team missed a tournament enrollment deadline, so he decided to start his own so his team could play. Afterward, there were a few hundred dollars left over. “Instead of having a beer party or something, we decided to give it to the kids,” he said. The annual Shannon Tournament was born. It is now played in a complex also named for its benefactor. “It’s a labor of love,” Rob Shannon, right, speaks with grounds crew members Dave Bingham, left, and Paul Ewan in between games of the tournament. Shannon, a former Millville mayor, said. Dedicated volunteers have sustained Shannon’s efforts through the years, including grounds crew chief Paul Ewan, with 15 years of service. “I have no problem giving up one golf day to help him,” Ewan said. Bud Light of Cape May County won the men’s division and took home a $1,000 prize with its trophy. J and D Trucking of Vineland won the women’s division. (The prize amount was not available.) I More for Baseball Fans SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Joshua Moren Memorial Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament. Fiocchi Field, 1755 Galli Dr. Fee per team $150, Home Run Derby $10 per player. Game day check-in 8 a.m. rmg0004@auburn.edu for details. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Old Timers Baseball Reunion. Semper Marine Hall, W. Landis Ave. (opposite 84 Lumber). All former players, family members, and fans are invited to come out and mingle with old teammates and to honor newly elected members to the Hall of Fame. 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. $20 payable at the door. 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On the morning of the Russian Festival, the Sweet Life crew (as well as several guests of ours) picked up litter on the road we have adopted. The weather was beautiful and we spent a few hours in the sun picking up bottles and plastic food wrappers. We worked up quite an appetite. After freshening up, we all made our way over to the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church on Landis Avenue near the Route 55 interchange. As we pulled close, we saw a long line of cars waiting to get in and several police cars directing traffic. We found a T parking space in the hotel lot across the street and made our way to the festival. There were tons of people there… apparently I wasn’t the only one to put the event down in my datebook. Our friend John had gotten there before us, and went ahead and got tickets for food. Kate and her boyfriend, Greg, had done the same and even scored seats and a table under the tent. Jill, Greg and John got into the food line while Kate and I stayed at the table and fended off table-invaders. I was thirsty, so I walked over to the beer counter to grab some bottles of Russian beer. I got several bottles of Baltika for us to share; two different lagers and one wheat beer. Kate and I were soon joined by the food-gathering folk, who reported that the organizers were running out of Russian food. Thankfully, they managed to get a few dishes for all of us to try. As usual, we divided our food into a communal dish so that everyone could try a little bit of everything. Pirozhki, golubtzi, and other Russian goodies were eaten with great joy, although there wasn’t really enough for everyone. Sadly, there was some grumbling from those who didn’t get to eat, but it’s understandable that the organizers misjudged the turnout. It was their first year, after all, and estimating the crowd for such events is incredibly difficult. The weather was nice, and more people are staying close to home these days on nice weekends (staycations!). I’m not sure I understand the need for buying tickets before getting food, so hopefully the organizers will follow the Greek festival’s lead and allow people to simply pay after purchasing food. All-in-all, it was a nice first attempt at a cultural festival and I give kudos to the organizers for putting it all together. I look forward to trying the beef stroganoff next year. Then, a few days after the Russian Festival, the Puerto Rican festival took place at Landis Park in Vineland. I hadn’t gone in a few years because there are so many good Puerto Rican restaurants around town, but I checked it out again this year. My friend John and I went down there on Thursday evening, around dusk. The crowd was smallish, but growing, and the Latin music reverberated through the air as we walked around. We ended Experience The Difference RESTAURANT • LOUNGE • BAKERY ! NOW OPEN Vineland’s neighborhood bakery, where everything is made from scratch and quality counts. Serving Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Sunday Breakfast Buffet 8am-2pm • Starting July 26th { 18 } the grapevine | JULY 29, 2009 Take Out Available a 6th street between Landis and Elmer in Downtown Vineland 856-692-5353 www.thesweetlifebakery.com Join Us For Happy Hour Try Our Fabulous Cakes And Treats From Our Monday-Friday 3-6pm Reduced Drinks Appetizers 3513 Delsea Drive • Vineland • 856-765-5977 • Fax 856-825-0707 Major Credit Cards Accepted • Gift Certificates Available Hours: 10 am – 2 am Mon.-Fri. • 8 am-2 pm Sat. & Sun. Bakery Try our award-winning Chocolate Chip Cookies the best in South Jersey, according to the most recent SJ Magazine annual readers’ poll up stopping at Las 3’s B De Utaudo, (the three B’s; Bueno, Bonito and Barrato mean “good, pretty and cheap”). The ladies at the counter helped me pick out a cheesesteak pastallio (the orange half-moon shaped fried pastries you see at PR restaurants), bacalaitos (salt cod fritters), and piononos (ground beef and plantain fritters). We went back to the bakery and ate the fried, salty Puerto Rican specialties. I must say that Puerto Rican food is not my favorite, but every once in a while, I’ll get a hankering for some. And these treats were actually pretty good. Las 3’s B’s does not have a restaurant, though, so if you want good Puerto Rican food, check out Penelvert’s, Cidra’s, La Favortia, or Downtown Deli (among many others). My next major stop for foods of an international flavor comes August 22 when the International Festival rolls onto Landis Avenue. We’ll be there, and I hear there’s going to be Indian food… I can’t wait for you to try some! I Stephen Wilson along with his wife Jill McClennen owns The Sweet Life Bakery. You may contact him via e-mail at thesweetlifebakery@verizon.net. EATING OUT From fine dining to lunch spots to bakeries, the area has choices to satisfy any appetite. Call for hours. Amato’s Restaurant, 782 S. Brewster Rd., Vineland, 692-5756. Veal, chicken, seafood, and pasta specialties for dinner. Open for lunch, too. Closed Sundays. Andrea Trattoria, 1833 Harding Hwy., Newfield, 697-8400. Chef/owner Andrea Covino serves up Italian specialties in an atmosphere of fine dining. Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, 609-704-9797. Food served tapas style, specialty martinis, catering, private parties. Extensive wine list. Live music Friday nights. Bagel University, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 691-0909. This breakfast and lunch spot offers a menu of sandwiches named for colleges near and far. Bain’s Deli, 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 5631400. Come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Daily specials include coffee of the day. Barbera’s Chocolates on Occasion, 782 S. Brewster Rd., Vineland, 690-9998. Homemade chocolates and candies, custom gift baskets. Bennigan’s Restaurant, 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Entrees, desserts, drink specials. Take-out, too. Happy Hour buffet Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. MLB games on flat-screen TVs. Big Apple, 528 N. Harding Hwy., Vineland, 697-5500. 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. Featuring 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 available. Continental Room at the Ramada Inn, W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 6963800. Open for lunch Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to hotel guests and the public. Crust N Krumbs Bakery, Main and Magnolia 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, 696-1900. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Takeout, too. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Open 24 hours. Kids eat free Tues. & Sat. Dominick’s Pizza, 1768 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland, 691-5511. Family time-honored recipes, fresh ingredients. Donkey’s Place, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland, 690-1777. One-of-a-kind cheesesteaks made on large, fresh poppyseed rolls. Dreamz Cafe, 2184 Union Lake Crossing, Millville, 765-5029. Panini, sandwiches, salads, soups. Also, gelato, Italian coffee, desserts, smoothies, and frappuccino. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes at this Italian restaurant. Eric’s, 98 S. West Ave., Vineland, 2059800. 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. Continued on next page t Food Excellen able Prices fford At A nt Food s Excelle fordable Price Af At Monday – Thursday Sunday Night Entertainment Dinner & 2 hr Comedy Show Sunday, August 30, 2009 Dinner: 6 pm / Show: 8 pm WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | 2 for $20 Choice of (1) Appetizer & (1) Entrée Take Sunday Off From The Kitchen & Let Us Cook For You Featuring: • Eggs Any Style • Omelettes Made To Order • Bacon, Sausage, Ham • Italian Sausage, Peppers & Onions • Cream Chipped Beef • French Toast • Hotcakes • Home Fries, Fresh Fruit, • Danish, Donuts & • Breakfast Pizza Enjoy Our Sunday Breakfast Buffet 8 am – 1 pm $ 40 Dining For 2 Ask About Plus Special Guest! Choice of any entrée of regular menu & a bottle of wine “Dinner of the Week” Giorgio’s Supports Non-profits please call for details FOR RESERVATIONS OR TAKE-OUT CALL: 856-697-2900 or 856-697-2902 Pat McCool Jeff Norris For Tickets & Table Reservations the grapevine { 19 } 363 E. Wheat Road • Vineland, NJ 08310 Call: 856-697-2900 $ 35 per person (open seating) Or Reservations for 4, 6 or 8 363 E. Wheat Road • Vineland, NJ 08310 Adults: $8.95 Children 10 & Under $5.95 Lunch Buffet $5.99 Mon.-Fri. Pizza, Pasta, Soup Salad Bar HOURS: Sun. thru Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. HOURS: Sun. thru Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 856-563-0030 947 North Delsea Dr. Vineland, NJ 08360 Continued from preceding page Giorgio’s Restaurant 363 E. Wheat Rd., Buena, 697-2900. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Italian cuisine, pizza. 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, 825-3525. Tex-Mex, burritos, catering. I Recipe Corner { LISA ANN DiNUNZIO } Giovanni’s Italian-American Deli. 1102 N. East Ave., Vineland, 692-0459. Pizza, MVP Bar, 408 Wheat Road, Vineland, 6979825. Full bar menu, live entertainment, Italian subs, all your lunch favorites. drink specials. The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course, Neptune Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 4049 Italia Rd., Vineland, 691-5558. Restaurant and lounge open to the public for 1554 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, 6922800. American cuisine, array of cocktails. lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Next Oar, 127 N. High St., Millville, 293Jake’s. 611 Taylor Rd., Franklinville, 6941360. Weekly menu, made-to-order dishes. 5700. Italian-American, served lakeside. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, Sunday brunch. Joe’s Poultry. 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-8860. Barbecue and Kosher chickens, homemade sides, catering for all occasions. Kawa Thai & Sushi, 2196 N. Second St. (Rt.47), Millville, 825-9939. Thai and Japanese cuisine. BYOB. Landicini’s Family Restaurant & Pizzeria Landis and Lincoln aves., Vineland, 6913099. Italian cuisine, gourmet pizza 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. 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. Recipe Swap Frank Lopez invites you to spice up your chicken. reetings! I can’t believe that August is almost here! Summer is in full swing and fields and gardens are yielding a bounty of vegetables. Folks have been e-mailing me asking if I could request recipes from other Grapevine readers using the abundance of fresh corn and tomatoes that are (or will be) producing from their home gardens. So if you have a recipe you’d like to share, I know it would be greatly appreciated by many vegetable gardeners in the area. This story and recipe was submitted by Frank Lopez, who writes “This dish is simple, quick and tastes great. Serve with a few favorite sides and you have a great meal.” G 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. salt 4 chicken breasts, skinless & boneless 3 tbs. butter melted Preheat oven to 400°. Mix Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and seasonings in a shallow dish. Dip each piece of chicken into the butter then coat with Parmesan cheese and seasonings mixture. Place chicken in a shallow baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 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. La Locanda Pizzeria & Ristorante, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 794-3332. Pasta, Saigon, 2180 N. Second St., Millville, 327veal, chicken. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sun. 8878. Authentic Vietnamese—noodle soups, curry, hotpot, Buddhist vegetarian. 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, 327-5081. Daily pizza specials, delivery. Martino’s Trattoria & Pizzeria, 2614 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 692-4448. Brick oven pizza, risotto, polenta. Three meals daily. 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. Parmesan-Coated Chicken Breast 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs 1 tsp. dried oregano flakes 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar, 470 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-4454. Ribs, chicken, fish, steaks. Always clams, eat in or take out service. 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. Offering Take-out or eat in service. 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. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, E. Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. Banquet/wed- Tony Sopranos, 107 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 405-0200. Pizza, Mexican ding facility as well as intimate restaurant. Southwest fare, Atkins-friendly salads. Nicky G. 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Food and Wine Show Rick and Danielle Collini, owners of Bruni’s Pizzeria in Hammonton for almost three years, were selected along with 10 other pizzerias to compete at the Atlantic City Food Old Oar House Irish Pub The Old Oar House Irish Pub located at 123 North Main Street in downtown Millville, is nestled between art galleries and revitalized buildings in the heart of a small town. The Oar House embraces the tradition of Irish pubs as a place to socialize, relax, tell stories and listen to music. Similar to the public houses or pubs of the 19th century, the Oar House is steeped in culture from the building to the Irish artifacts that decorate the walls. Staff members pride themselves on the warm atmosphere brewed over traditional comfort food and good beer. There are 17 different beers on tap, ranging from microbrews to domestics, and several bottles of craft beer, such as Rogue Dead Guy Ale and Sly Fox Pilsner. Cumberland County’s only Irish Pub has two different rooms for eating and drinking along with the famous outside Beer Garden. No matter where one sits, laughter and cheers will abound. The bar boasts live music because it has always been a Kevin Killeen has perfected the Guinness Irish Stew and his family’s Shepherds Pie recipe. The menu also includes salads, sandwiches, and dinners, all with a home-cooked feel. Be sure to ask your server about the cream of crab bisque, it is not mentioned on the menu but will bring you back for more. There are nightly $1 food specials with any drink from the bar, and $5 drink Stop in for a bowl of Guinness Irish Stew or one of 17 different beers on tap. It’s a great place to meet friends, too. specials. So visit the Old Oar House Irish Pub—it’s a priority to owner Brian Tomlin. place where you will want to be a reg“I think music is what really draws ular. It’s a meeting place where you people out, so I personally book all of can eat, drink, dance and have good the musicians to ensure quality,” says craic. The local pub that everybody Tomlin. knows. No pub can survive on beer and Hours of operation: Monday to music alone, and the food caters to Saturday 11 a.m. till 2 a.m., Sunday 2 various appetites. Featuring delicious p.m. till midnight. For questions and cheesesteaks, hearty hamburgers and reservations: 856-293-1200. wipe-your-face good wings, Manager —Jennifer Martin and Wine Festival. The “Jim Beam Gourmet Pizza Bash with Tom Colicchio” event is Thursday, July 30, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Caesars Atlantic City’s Palladium Ballroom. Cost is $50 per taster (includes food, beverages, entertainment). Hosted by Colicchio of Bravo’s Top Chef, the event kicks off the weekend-long culinary festival. The Collinis serve Bruni pizza from a recipe handed down from more than 50 years ago. 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(For the warmest/coldest and wettest/driest months on record for New Jersey since 1895, visit the Rutgers State Climatologist website at: http://climate.rutgers.edu/stateclim.) While New Jerseyeans endure this weather, lamenting over their mildewed basements, mushroomy lawns, and frizzy hair, our agricultural neighbors are dealing with another set of problems. Bill Walker of New Jersey Department of Agriculture reports that we can expect seeding/planting and harvesting schedules to be delayed or interrupted, if not from the rain, then from the wet fields that are unable to sup- port heavy machinery. And to top it off, the temperatures, combined with moisture in the fields, leave farm fields ripe for disease development. The Irish Potato Famine Every growing season brings the usual collection of plant diseases that are managed with minor crop loss. However, ever-vigilant plant pathologists keep a watchful eye for those diseases that manifest infrequently, but leave much damage in their wake. This year the disease that has New Jersey’s tomato and potato industry on high alert is late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans. This pathogen was responsible for the Irish Potato Famine in the mid-1800s. While social, political, and economic factors played a role in the devastation the potato famine caused in Ireland, the actual culprit was a fungal-like organism (Phytophthora infestans) that was originally transported in seed potatoes in the holds of ships traveling from North America to England. “The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of Ireland. Winds from southern England carried the fungus to the countryside around Dublin. The blight spread throughout the fields as fungal spores settled on the leaves of healthy potato plants, multiplied and were carried in the millions by cool breezes to surrounding plants. Under ideal moist conditions, a single infected potato plant could infect thousands more in just a few days. The attacked plants fermented while providing the nourishment the fungus needed to live, emitting a nauseous stench as they blackened and withered in front of the disbelieving eyes of Irish peasants. There had been crop failures in the past due to weather and other diseases, but this strange new failure was unlike anything ever seen. Potatoes dug out of the ground at first looked edible, but shriveled and rotted within days. The potatoes had been attacked by the same fungus that had destroyed the plant leaves above ground.” (For more on the Irish Potato Famine, see “The History Place, The Irish Potato Famine,” at www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/index.html A Summer Without Jersey Tomatoes? While the factors set in place in 1845 in Ireland do not apply to our scenario, late blight is a disease that can cause devastation to an industry—and in this case, we are talking about the New Jersey tomato and potato industries. Late blight has been 30 YEAR TIMBERLINE Roof Shingle Upgrade With new roof system. Offer good to August 31, 2009. { 22 } the grapevine | JULY 29, 2009 www.scottibrothersinc.com John’s Cell: (609) 381-4289 • Tom’s Cell: (856) 498-4841 FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED LIC# 13VH00096200 confirmed in fresh-market tomatoes in southern New Jersey, and the potential for this disease to quickly destroy an entire crop is great. Does this mean a 2009 loss of New Jersey’s beloved tomato crop? New Jerseayans are already cranky about the mildew, mushrooms and hair frizz—don’t take away our tomatoes! TOMATO AND PEACH TASTING • Tuesday, August 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. • Rutgers Agricultural Research and Experiment Center, 121 Northville Rd. Upper Deerfield (near Bridgeton) Cumberland County. NJ’s Agricultural SWAT Team to the Rescue Unlike the mystery and surprise that met the Irish in 1845, New Jersey is equipped with a team of specialists that are taking action to avert any catastrophe. The first steps in the process involve the sharing of information from surrounding states. Vegetable plant pathologists alert colleagues in other states when diseases such as late blight are confirmed in their home state. Rutgers NJAES specialist in vegetable pathology Dr. Andy Wyenandt alerted New Jersey growers of the encroaching disease with recommendations for preventive measures. Commercial growers are updated through the weekly Plant & Pest Advisory newsletters that they receive from Rutgers NJAES. When the disease was first diagnosed in New Jersey, an urgent alert was sent to growers by e-mail. With growers on high alert, they are instructed to continue their preventive measures and transition to scouting their fields for signs of the dis- vegetable pathologists throughout the Northeast spread the word of this potential disaster, and within days the original supplier, working with the Department of Agriculture in the affected states, has begun to remove most of the infected plant material. If you are a home gardener with tomato plants purchased from a “big box” store, read our advisory posted here: www.njfarmfresh.rutgers.edu/JerseyToma to.html ease. Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension county agricultural agents are then employed to assist in scouting farms for signs of the diseased plants and instructing on proper disposal of the diseased crop. What Does This Mean for New Jersey Consumers? While home gardeners that are affected may still be able to replace their diseased tomato plants, how will it affect the Jersey tomatoes and potatoes at our farm stands and farm markets this summer, not to mention the wholesale supply that is the bulk of commercial farm sales? If the preventive and cautionary measures can keep late blight from massive spread, there may be only a subtle dent in the marketplace, which consumers will barely notice. If the disease takes its toll requiring the destruction of a few commercial crops, we may see a slight decrease in quantity with an expected increase in price. With all the precautionary strategies that have been put into place, crop loss statewide is unlikely, but it requires vigilance from commercial growers and home gardeners alike. I We Have Everything You Need To Beautify Your Backyard! EVERY THURSDAY IN JULY Receive 25% Off Your Entire purchase! 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The Atlantic City Pop Festival, according to Rolling Stone’s report, drew an estimated 110,000 over the course of three days in the first weekend of August. Fans from as close as nearby New Jersey towns and as far away as California and Canada, arrived in Mays Landing for what Rolling Stone called the first such event in the Boston to Washington, D.C. corridor and witnessed an amazing collection of musical acts, some of whom would become immortalized when they played Woodstock two weeks later. Originally, an area west of the racetrack was designated for camping, but Rolling Stone reported that by Saturday “green canvas dotted every approach to the grounds.” Local law enforcement, fearing the worst, recruited additional officers from the State Police as well as homicide detectives who were stationed in makeshift barracks in Oakcrest High School, according to the Associated Press. In the end, the Times Journal reported that one person was arrested for lewdness, six for alcohol charges and 24 others for disorderly conduct. More than 300 were treated for minor injuries or drug-related sickness. Music was underway at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 1. To facilitate quick changeovers, the festival employed revolving stages. Chicago and Mother Earth turned in complete sets on that humid afternoon, but Joni Mitchell delivered only three songs before leaving the stage after being harassed by the crowd. Her musical compatriots Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, originally scheduled to play that day, backed out. Despite sets by Santana, Johnny Winter and the first night’s closing act, the Chamber Brothers, Rolling Stone’s John Lombardi declared Procol Harum Friday’s standout band. For those interested, most of Procol Harum’s Mays Landing set, including their rendition of Strauss’s “Thus Spake Zarathustra” (the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme), can be found on the internet and is well worth seeking out. Saturday’s noon start soon led to problems that had already plagued other festivals that summer. Foreshadowing what would transform Max Yasgur’s farm into a “free” concert site, ticketless fans stormed the fences, gaining entrance during the Byrds set and forcing bandleader Roger McGuinn to deliver a plea from festival promoters, which included Philadelphia Electric Factory owner Herb Spivak. Rolling Stone reported that the reserved seating section adjacent to the stage was overrun by gatecrashers who enjoyed the remaining sets that day without having paid a cent. What they got to see up close were performances by Creedence Clearwater Revival, B.B. King, the Butterfield Blues Band and a two-and-ahalf hour closing set by Jefferson Airplane. During the day, according to Associated Press reports, water trucks that normally sprayed the track during races were used to cool the audience baking in the 90degree heat. Rain arrived Sunday, but fans remained to hear an hour set by Canned Heat followed by 40 minutes of Joe Cocker and the Grease Band and a performance by Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention according to the Times Journal. Little Richard closed out the final night, but his set was preceded by Janis Joplin’s 90-minute tour de force performance. The Atlantic City Pop Festival was somewhat preserved in a collection of Joseph J. Sia’s photographs taken that summer and published as Woodstock 69: Summer Pop Festivals. There are 33 pages of photos capturing the audience as well as the musicians, plus Sia’s comments about the event. Unfortunately, the book has been out of print for years, but can still be found at used bookstores and online. If you have an interest, locate a copy and then turn to the third section. It’s the chapter right before the one about that other festival. I BELOW: One of the original posters promoting the A.C. Pop Festival 40 years ago. LEFT: A 40th Anniversary banner posted on the web site for the Festival, www.atlanticcitypopfestival.com. I Entertainment SUMMER CONCERTS, SALUTE TO VAUDEVILLE, NIGHTLIFE, AND HANGAR 84 ROCK SHOWS. Hilarity ensues onstage with the Pageant Wagon Players as they celebrate their 5th Annual Melodrama Summer Family Theatre production. 7 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m. $10, children under 12 $5, senior citizens $7. Tickets may be purchased at the door. 205-9334. FRIDAY, JULY 31 Mark Forchic Trio. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 5631400. 7 p.m. St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$15. (frontgatetickets.com). FRIDAY, JULY 31 Tom Moran. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Acoustic. 7 p.m. SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Brown Street Chowder. Bridgeton Riverfront Park, Bridgeton. 7 p.m. Free concert. 453-1675. FRIDAY, JULY 31 Ugly Girls Crying. Hangar 84, 20 S. Free Concert … and an Encore! TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 The John Clark Big Band. Joe Dale Pavilion at Bruno Melini Park, 616 Central Ave., Minotola. Features the fabulous vocal talents of Paula Johns and plays the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that people of all ages have come to enjoy. These classic songs were made famous by Glenn Miller, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson, as well as arrangements by more contemporary talents. 7-9 p.m. All are welcome; bring your own chair. Free concert. Sixth St., Vineland. Also, The Other Car, Solar Session, This Minus You, Cut The Act. 6 p.m. $10-$12. (frontgatetickets.com). MONDAY, AUGUST 3 Greg Albert Duo. Giampetro Park Enrico Serra Band Shell, E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. Free concert. JULY 31 AND AUGUST 1 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 293-1200. Fri.: TBA, 9 p.m. Sat.: TBA, 9 p.m., TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 Trust Company. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$15. (frontgatetickets.com). SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Bread & Butta. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 Cumberlads. Cumberland Mall. Men’s a capella chorus under the direction of Gene Tubertini. 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 The John Clark Big Band. Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Ave., Richland. Hot dogs, deserts and beverages sold. Bring your dancing shoes. 7 p.m. rain or shine. Seating available or bring a lawn chair. Free concert. SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Fear Before. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$15. (frontgatetickets.com). THROUGH AUGUST 10 Tara Jacoby Art Exhibit. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. Her work ranges from ink drawings, watercolor paintings, digital media and oil paintings. JULY 29, 30, 31, AUGUST 1 AND 4 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. JULY 30, 31, AND AUGUST 1 The Villain Vaudevillian. Calvary Chapel Playhouse, 930 N. Main Rd., Vineland. SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Bury Your Dead. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth AT THE CASINOS Tickets: 1-800-736-1420; www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted. HEADLINERS, COMEDY ACTS, AND MORE Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles. Tropicana. Liverpool Club Theater in North Tower. Wed.–Sun., 8:30 p.m., $25. SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Black Label Society. Showboat House of Blues. 9 p.m., $35, $30. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | THROUGH JULY 26 THURSDAY, JULY 30 Don’t Call Me Francis. Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, 609-7049797. 9 p.m. Tickets $10. HEADLINERS THURSDAY, JULY 30 Katy Perry. Borgata. 8 p.m. $39.50. COMEDY & MORE Comedy Club at Borgata. Borgata Music Box: three comedians daily, 9 p.m. (except during headliner engagements) 1-800-298-4200. Comedy Stop at the Trop. Three comics nightly. Sun.-Thurs., 9 p.m., $23; Fri., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $23; Sat., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $28. Order tickets by phone at the Comedy Stop Box Office: 1-877-FUNNYAC or 609-348-0920. comedystop.com. Fame. Tropicana. Monday and Thursday 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m. Beatlemania Now. Bally’s. Wed, Fri, Sun. 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 and 10:30 p.m. $25. THROUGH AUGUST 9 A Bronx Tale. Harrah’s. Tues.-Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 9 pm. $65, $55, $40. JULY 30 AND 31, AUGUST 1 Nightlife at Villa Filomena. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian. FRIDAY, JULY 31 Daryl Hall & John Oates. Borgata. 8 p.m. $85, $65, $55. Drew Hastings/Bob Zany/Craig Shoemaker. Borgata. 9 p.m. $35, $25. Pink Floyd Laser Show. Hilton. 9 p.m. $15. Foreigner. Tropicana. 9 p.m. $35-$75. THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5 Hypno-Sterical. Trump Marina. Thurs, and Fri. 9 p.m., Sat. 10 p.m. $22.50. the grapevine { 25 } JULY 30 AND 31, AUGUST 1 Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. Thurs: Ladies Nite with Charlie. Fri: Buddy and the Blue Flames. Sat: Singalong. Sun: Nascar/Baseball. THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 Carnival of Wonders. Trump Plaza. 8 p.m. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat.; 9 p.m. Fri.; 3 and 7 p.m. Sun. $25. The Grapevine’s Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Reject outright 5. Successively in order 9. Sword with a curved blade 14. British nobleman 15. Hannibal’s Waterloo 16. 1/6 drachmas 17. Lubricate 18. ____t: separate 19. Move rapidly in music 20. 14th president 23. Released a knot 24. Yeddo 25. ___mania: Australian island 26. Was an indication of 31. Leg joints 35. Blanket shawl 36. Frog genus 37. Brews 38. Staves off 41. 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