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INSIDE PULLOUT ARTS & CULTURAL GUIDE • HOME & GARDEN • FOOD TWEETS VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 27 | AUGUST 12, 2009 CONNECTING YOU T O V I N E L A N D . W E E K L Y. Visit us online www.grapevinenewspaper.com Trip to the Farm City kids are introduced to farm animals, nature, and Native American culture. STORY AND PHOTOS: STEPHANIE FARRELL 2009 Cumberland County Arts & Cultural Guide ess than five miles from home, but it might as well have been a world away. For the 40 inner-city kids in the Arise Summer Camp at the First United Methodist Church, the trip to Indian Trail Farm meant horse rides, a nature walk, and a chance to pet nervous goats. They gathered in the teepee as Erica Mevoli, the owner and director of the 60-acre farm, taught them about Native American culture. In this peaceful and quiet setting, Mevoli and her staff taught the kids what is involved in caring for animals and respecting nature. “This is really good for them. 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On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, John Borelli, Jr., president; Joseph Hoffman, Chairman of the Board; and Ronald Cunningham, Board of Directors of Newfield National Bank presented the new and improved scoreboard to Frank Borelli, Superintendent of Schools, along with John A. Oberg, for whom the field is named. This sign is a modern, digital, radio-controlled sign with all the latest innovations in scoreboard signs. Frank Borelli stated, “Newfield National Bank has been the sole sponsor of all the scoreboards in the wrestling, football, soccer, baseball and basketball venues.” John Borelli, Jr. commented, “Newfield Bank has always had a tradition of civic responsibility and we will continue to do so for our community.” THEN: Boyd Sands, John Borelli, Sr., Steve Cesare, and Joseph Hoffman. NOW: Piera Gravenor, Principal of Delsea Middle School; Frank Borelli, Superintendent of Schools; John Oberg, retired Football Coach/Athletic Director of Delsea Regional High; John Borelli, Jr., Joseph Hoffman, Ronald Cunningham, and Joseph Sottosanti, principal at Delsea. Crew Team Gives Back Vineland High School crew team members volunteered at the Vineland Fire Department’s Burn Foundation Golf Tournament held at White Oaks Country Club on July 20. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Christmas in July Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Vineland’s Summer Program celebrated “Christmas in July” recently and exchanged gifts with one another. Shown here are some of the members showing off their gifts in front of a Christmas tree that the young people decorated with ornaments they designed themselves as part of an arts and crafts project. For more information on the Boys & Girls Club, call 696-4190. Intensive Outpatient Program Added at SJH South Jersey Healthcare announces the addition of an intensive outpatient program to the continuum of mental health services offered to Cumberland and Salem county residents. The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers new services provided at SJH Bridgeton Health Center that are designed specifically for patients who are experiencing psychiatric or emotional difficulties, but do not or no longer need the level of care offered by inpatient or partial care hospitalization programs. The goal of intensive outpatient therapy is to empower each person to learn and experience new ways to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. To request treatment services or find out more about the program, call 575-4111 or visit www.sjhealthcare.net. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, from left: Celeste Riley, Andria Balicki, Louis Magazzu, Dave Moore, Albert Kelly, Jane Jannarone, Michael Rossi III, Nelson Thompson, John Burzichelli and Chet Kaletkowski. More Faces in the News on page 10 & 29 SEND US YOUR FACES — IT’S FREE! Get your photos published in The Grapevine… birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, births, graduations, awards. Send them the address listed on p. 4. the grapevine { 3 } I Editor’s Letter Cumberland GOP BACK TO SCHOOL Candidates Go High-Tech SPECIAL STARTS EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is the first in a series covering each party fielding candidates in the November 3 election for Cumberland County Freeholder and County Clerk. { CONTENTS } 1 Trip to the Farm City kids take a tour of Indian Trail Farm. STEPHANIE FARRELL 3, 10 Faces in the News 6 Clothesline Art Show Saturday’s Fresh and Specialty Foods Market gets the kids drawing. TODD NOON Get the kids in for their haircuts before school starts! 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The county GOP chairman, Bob Greco, said that the web site is just one of the tools the party would use to reach new and existing voters via the Internet. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter will also be used to keep Cumberland County residents up-to-date on the candidates’ campaign activities and on their positions on issues. The three GOP freeholder candidates are hoping to eliminate the Democrats’ seven-seat monopoly on the Freeholder board. When accessing CumberlandAnswers.com, site visitors will be directed randomly to pages set up for each of eight campaign issues. Each of these pages are headlined with the question, “Did you know?” Visitors can click through to subsequent pages to learn more about each of these issues, addressed individually by one of the candidates. The site also features a section with profiles of each candidate and other sections dedicated to news, videos, and information about donating to and volunteering for the campaign. “Politics as usual are over,” said Greco. “It is our responsibility to educate the public about the issues that effect them in Cumberland County. In order to do this most effectively we hired a non-political firm, Graphicus Communications, to run our campaign.” The Millville-based Graphicus Communications, which is designing the GOP’s print media ads, hand-outs, posters and other printed collateral material, has also designed the new web site and is advising the candidates’ in the use of social networking sites and other new media. Graphicus has not been involved with political campaigns in the past and that is part of the reason the GOP selected them, according to Greco. After 35 years of being in the minority on the Freeholder board (the Democrats have held the majority for each of those 35 years except for one year: 2002), the Republicans have good reason to try a new tactic. They also feel that they have their best chance for success in 2009 than they’ve had in years. Whether Cumberland County is ready for the party’s Internet-based election tools may have less to do with the outcome on November 3 than the help they get from Christie at the top of the ticket, but the GOP candidates believe can’t afford the status quo. And any tools to improve communication between the residents and those who wish to represent them, they say, certainly can’t hurt. —MIKE EPIFANIO, Editor & Publisher 7 Snail Mail The handwritten letter has qualities that more modern forms of communication can’t touch. DEBORAH A. EIN 12-14 HOME & GARDEN 15-26 ARTS & CULTURAL GUIDE 27 28 29 Entertainment Letters to the Editor An Historic Evening President Nixon’s resignation was felt locally. VINCE FARINACCIO 29 30 33 Vintage Vineland Community Calendar DINING: All Atwitter About Food Tweeters who are also foodies meet at a Collingswood eatery. STEPHEN WILSON 36 Recipe Corner Just in time for Jersey tomato growers—a recipe for sauce. LISA DINUNZIO 38 REAL ESTATE { STAFF } BELOW: Cumberland County Republican candidates for Freeholder Sam Fiocchi, Rick Tonetta and Tom Sheppard join incumbent County Clerk Gloria Noto and GOP party chairman Bob Greco at a press conference announcing the candidates’ new web site, www.CumberlandAnswers.com 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 MARYANNE BERTRAND Advertising Assistant Serving Vineland for over 100 years! The Grapevine 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 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. International Food & Cultural Festival S 3– 500 Block Landis Ave. ALSO… Sausage and Peppers Clams Raw & Steamed North Italy Famous Clams For the Kids: Ice Cream -N- Water Ice Homemade Wine Competition* Homemade Sauce/Gravy Competition* (Is it Sauce or Gravy? You Decide!) Sunday, August 16,2009 From Noon til’ 6:00 PM on the Lodge Grounds S. 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MainStreetVineland.org For more details contact CALMAR ASSOCIATES LLC at (609) 476-4500 or (856) 692-5070 on how to take advantage of this program. CALMAR ASSOCIATES LLC is certified by the NJDEP, insured, and has over 25 years experience in: the grapevine { 5 } VINELAND TROLLEY VINELAND TROLLEY TANK TESTING • TANK REMOVALS • TANK ABANDONMENTS LEAKING TANK CLEAN-UPS • INSURANCE CLAIM REMEDIATIONS This ad has been paid for with funds approved for such use by the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority. FREE – PARK & RIDE: The trolley will be running during the event. Trolley runs from Walmart to Kidston Towers. Pick up on Wood or Elmer in Festival Area. I Downtown Vineland { TODD NOON, EXEC. DIR., VDID/MAIN STREET } Clothesline Art Show The season’s final Farmers’ Market on Saturday features a kids’ art show. A ugust is here and back-to-school sales are in full swing, but we at VDID/Main Street Vineland are still hard at work planning some summer fun for you. Our Fresh and Specialty Foods Market winds up for the year this Saturday as we feature the Kids Clothesline Art Show. Participants can register up to the date of the event and can enter to win ribbons in two contests—(1) create your own artwork at the Market or bring a favorite drawing from home, and (2) show off your sidewalk drawing talent in the Chalk Art Contest. Both contests will be judged in the following age groups—3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years, and 12-14 years. The art session will begin at 9 a.m. Also, you can still cast your vote in the 18 -H o l e C o u r s e H a n d i c a p – A c c e ss i b l e Little Miss & Mister Cherry Tomato photo contest. The winner will be crowned at the International Food & Cultural Festival next 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. Presented by VDID/Main Street Vineland and sponsored again by Sun National Bank, the Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon. *** The summertime festivities continue at the Third Annual International Food & Cultural Festival on August 22 (rain date is August 23), from 3 to 8 p.m., on the 500 block of Landis Avenue. Enjoy a real “virtual vacation” as food, musicians, dancers, artists, and crafters from a variety of cultures will be fea- tured. You can sample Greek, Hispanic, Italian, and Jamaican cultural traditions, and then travel back to the United States for some down home food and music. The festival will also feature the return of our popular Homemade Wine Competition and the addition of a Tomato Sauce Competition. Stop by the office at 603 E. Landis Avenue or go to the website for registration forms. Partnering with this event is the Mayor’s Youth Council, which is sponsoring its Youth Fest on Sixth Street, between Landis Avenue and Elmer Street. Watch for more information on this great event next week, as well as a sneak peek at the Rock ‘n Roll ‘n Ribs ‘n Chili Cook-Off coming up on Saturday, September 26. The fun just keeps on coming! *** Remember that for all our downtown events, support your downtown merchants and businesses. They, 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 the website—www.mainstreetvineland.org. 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EIN, MANAGING EDITOR } Snail Mail The handwritten letter has its advantages. ith troops being deployed to Afghanistan, military families are dealing with what soldiers and loved ones of past wars long endured—waiting for letters from back home or from the war zone. American soldiers sent to Iraq had almost instant contact with loved ones through e-mails, texts, or webcams. Not so in Afghanistan. The units are being sent out into remote villages to protect locals from Taliban attacks, and the villages rarely have modern communication systems. For older soldiers, previous service puts the convenience of modern communication in perspective. As recently as Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s, there was limited phone access and no e-mail. In that conflict and all others before, soldiers relied on the handwritten letter, and mail call was a much-anticipated W time to hear back from loved ones. As reported by CNN News, “Capt. David Luber remembers waiting to talk to his wife during a nine-month tour during Operation Desert Storm. Luber would go weeks without hearing his wife’s voice. To make matters worse, Marines only received mail once their ship arrived at port. Sleepless nights and the torment of reckless seas were forgotten when he’d receive a bundle of letters, one for each consecutive day his wife wrote. One by one, Luber would put the letters in chronological order and read each one until he read the last.” My own grandmother, who lived with us from the time I was six, wrote to my cousin while he served in Vietnam. I recall trying to imagine what it was like for him in that faraway land. He was my older cousin—18 seemed ancient to a 10-year-old but looking back now, I realize he was just a child himself. I read some of the letters he wrote to my grandmother, in which he talked about the weather, his unit being held up by the rainy season and such. My own experience in letter writing at the time was with a pen pal. After second grade, my best friend moved away and we wrote each other all the way through grade school and high school. With more modern forms of communication, pen pals of the letter-writing variety are few E-mail and text messages may be too hard to find, if they survive at all, to tell the stories of today. and far between these days. A friend of my daughter moved to Connecticut about a year ago, and they communicate sparingly by e-mail or IMing. There are subtleties that we can put on paper that do not translate so well in an e-mail. When we first started e-mailing on the job about 10 years ago, a colleague of mine pointed out that a huge drawback to e-mails, especially if not proofread, is the terse tone that comes across, often unwittingly. With a letter, there’s the handwriting and sometimes a scent (love letters) that you can’t get through the phone or e-mail, making letters absolutely precious and long-lasting. It shows that the sender took the time to find paper and pen, and think before carefully writing in his or her own unique hand what could not be backspaced over. Biographers and other researchers have long used letters and journal entries to trace history. E-mail and text messages may be too hard to find, if they even survive, to tell the stories of today. In an age when even wedding invitations are emailed, is there any hope of a good oldfashioned letter carefully penned being stashed away in a box of correspondence or mementos? Luber is now a deputy program manager at the Office of Naval Research. It’s been 18 years since his Desert Storm deployment, but the comfort and fragrance of his wife’s letters linger. “I still have them all and she has all mine,” he said. 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This was their first trip to Indian Trail. “They are learning how to respect the animals, be gentle with the animals, how to listen.” The camp is a free outreach by the church for second to fifth graders. “We wanted to give them structured activities in the summer, a sense of God and nature.” The campers were decked out in Camp E.D.G.E. T-shirts, which stands for “Experience and Discover God Everywhere.” Mevoli led the nature walk in her Native American dress, and carefully pointed out sassafras, bushberries, and huckleberries. She explained how the Lenape tribe used different plants and trees. “Wherever they walked, they observed. They paid attention. They ate hickory nuts. They ate chestnuts. Whenever they cut something or killed something, they asked forgiveness from the creator. They knew he created it all,” said Mevoli. “There was no waste. They would use everything.” She explained how acorns were shelled and ground into flour, how the cherry bark was used to make an expectorant. Mevoli explained that she didn’t plant the trees. They had been there for 200 years. Tara Weyman, Indian Trail’s riding instructor, taught the kids about the care of horses while they petted the dapple gray mare and her three-month-old baby. The farm has three of the only 2,000 registered Mountain Pleasure horses. “We bring them in for storms and to feed them. They go out into the paddock or out to graze in the pastures for a few hours a day. If they get too much grass, they can get colic,” Weyman said. “We don’t want anything to hurt our horses. We feed them oats and hay twice a day. We feed all of our animals natural supplements. We try to keep them really healthy. They work really hard for us. We love them.” Among the horse enthusiasts were Alyssa Rodriguez, 10, who thought the horses were a pretty color, and Nyasia Mayas, 7, who had several questions for Weyman. 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I’m educating people about the Lenape tribe. There are 10,000 registered Lenape in Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester counties. My tie is I’m really close friends with the chief, Mark ‘Quiet Hawk’ Gould, and his wife, Gail,” said Mevoli. “We teach them not only about the Lenape, but about teepees. The Lenapes didn’t live in them, of course, it was the Plains Indians.” The farm, which opened in 1997, host- { 8 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 I Historical Vineland { VINCE FARINACCIO } An Historic Evening ABOVE: Erica Mevoli, holding staff, answers the campers’ questions while taking them on a nature trail through the woods. Dressed in Native American garb, Mevoli also discussed how the first Americans valued the trees and the land. BELOW: Campers peer through the boards to see some of the animals in the barn. All joined together in watching Richard M. Nixon resign the office of President. he patrons at the bar conversed softly, most of them sipping from a second round of drinks and eyeing the television set in the corner. In the back room, tables were still empty. A drum kit, amplifiers, a keyboard, assorted guitars and a bass sat on the stage, ready for use when the signal was given. The local band should have been halfway through its first set by now, but tonight there was a delay decreed by management. As if sensing this might be an historic occasion, the owners of this area establishment insisted there would be no music until after the televised speech. When it began, staff, patrons and musicians all joined together in watching Richard M. Nixon announce his resignation as President of the United States. When it was over, the television was muted as the band launched into Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Long Time Gone.” For anyone sitting in that Vineland bar 35 years ago on the night of August 8, 1974, the city’s 113th birthday, Nixon’s resignation might be forever linked with the music of that supergroup. The next day, Crosby, Stills and Nash plus Neil Young visited the region to perform at the Atlantic City Race Track, just east of Mays Landing. Like the rest of the country, this area was still reeling from the events of the night before. At the track, the country’s political wounds still festered in the appearance of Nixon graffiti and the shouts of audience members to “Impeach Ford,” a reference to Nixon’s successor, Gerald Ford. As president, Nixon had polarized the country in how he handled Vietnam and the Watergate scandal, and one extreme was in evidence here on August 9 when CSNY performed Young’s “Ohio,” a blistering indictment of Nixon and the National Guard’s role in the shooting of four Kent State University students in May 1970, which the Times Journal reported “brought the audience to a peak.” Shortly after the president’s resignation, Young penned a still unreleased song, “Goodbye Dick,” which received only one performance on the tour. In it, he bids a weary nottoo-fond farewell to the departing president and his secretary, Rose Mary Woods T ed its first powwow last year and has another planned for this fall. “What it’s about is educating people, teaching them how to do Native American dancing and drumming.” Indian Trail also offers riding lessons for ages three and up as well as a vaulting team, which performed at Founders Day. Mevoli said vaulting, which is an Olympic-recognized sport, is gymnastics and ballet on the back of a horse. But even without doing any tricks, riding the horse was the favorite experience for both Rodriguez and Mayas, who loved the horses. “We just want to give people a good memory, a positive experience, getting back to the good life,” said Mevoli. On a perfect summer day, spending time at Indian Trail Farm was all that for this group of city kids. I For more information about Indian Trail Farm, call 609-870-1588 or visit www.indiantrailfarm.com. who was credited with erasing 18 minutes of apparently incriminating audiotape. But after the tour, Young wrote a third tune, “Campaigner,” which took a more forgiving look and admitted unashamedly that “even Richard Nixon has got soul.” Despite Philip Roth’s novel Our Gang and many songwriters’ reactions to the 37th president, probably no one captured the range of emotions Nixon elicited more effectively than Young, whose appearance here on that rainy 1974 night solidified the link begun the night before at the bar. For the next two weeks, the Vineland Times Journal offered news, features, letters and editorials on Nixon’s resignation that reflected the same range of response as Young’s songs. “Today I am proud to be an American,” wrote one resident, who continued, “We cleaned our house and washed out dirty linen in public.” Another reader proclaimed, “They have forced a great man to resign his position when he didn’t want to quit.” When interviewed, one individual stated that Nixon was a scapegoat, yet was relieved he had resigned. A Vineland woman knitted a Watergate afghan containing the key names and terms associated with the scandal’s televised hearings. One letter claimed “the humility that characterized President Nixon’s resignation was clearly the missing ingredient in his term of office.” Another advised not to “feel sorry for the man who has turned us all down.” And sharing the same tone as “Campaigner,” an editorial noted “it’s awesome to realize…the frailties of the man elected to lead the most powerful nation on earth.” With the passage of time, Nixon’s persona has evolved through the media into a mythic rendition of the man. Oliver Stone’s film Nixon attempted to paint him as a Charles Foster Kane in search of his own Rosebud. Peter Morgan’s Broadway play Frost/Nixon and its Ron Howard film adaptation proved less dramatic than the historic 1977 television interviews they depicted. In 1989, Young dedicated “Ohio” to the protestors in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and recently he witnessed his own fans divide over his anti-Bush Living With War CD and tour. Thirty-five years can make a big difference. I VINTAGE VINELAND Where, Oh Where? Do you recognize this sprawling 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. If you know something about this photograph, we ask that you contact either Harbold at the Society or use the contact information on page 4 to inform us. The mission of the VHAS is to acquire, maintain, and preserve Vineland’s history. The Society was founded in 1864, just three years after the establishment of the town of Vineland. It is the second oldest historical society in New Jersey, second only to the New Jersey Historical Society. The VHAS consists of a museum, library, and archives, open to the public on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., same hours Tuesday through Friday for research. It is located at 108 South Seventh Street, Vineland (691-1111). WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 9 } I Faces in the News The Morgans are pictured at their 50th anniversary celebration 20 years ago. Happy 70th, Joe and Dorothy Morgan To our beloved parents, Joe and Dorothy Morgan, who celebrate 70 years of marriage on August 12. Your family thanks you for your devoted love and all the sacrifices you endured for our happiness. We dearly love you! Your children Joann Messick, Linda Morgan, Herb Morgan and wife Christine; your nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. God Bless you always! ARC Thanks Schimmel Linda Schimmel, certified yoga instructor, was given a plaque for her participation as a “Friend of the ARC” sponsor of the 2009 Walkathon at Parvin State Park. The ARC of Cumberland County has been serving the developmentally disabled people of the area for more than 50 years. Pictured from left: Harry Fisher, Walkathon Coordinator; Linda Schimmel; Miribel Caban, ARC staff; and Lee Fisher. Happy 1st Birthday to our precious little boy Joshua Michael Periconi on August 10. You are the light of our lives. Love, Mommy, Daddy, Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop Haars, Grandmom and Grandpa Periconi, and Family. National Night Out Nickolas Casalinuovo is pictured enjoying National Night Out in Vineland. On Tuesday, August 4, the Vineland Police Department joined more than 10,000 communities nationwide in hosting National Night Out, a crime prevention event to promote police community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out is designated to increase crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime program efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships, and send the message to criminals that neighborhoods are keeping an eye on suspicious or illegal activity. The Vineland Police Department kicked off National Night Out 2009 by hosting a large community event at Pagliughi Park on Magnolia Road. The event included free food, IDent-I-Kid kits, emergency vehicle displays, K-9 dogs, gang literature, inflatables, music, give-a-ways for the kids and much more. The evening also gave members of the community an opportunity to meet and talk with local law enforcement officers and officials. { 10 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 Get Your Kids Ready For School & Save! 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Andreoli emphasized, “In all cases, it is the responsibility of the operator and owners of a farm to obtain and submit all necessary signatures on election and enrollment forms by the August 14, 2009 deadline.” Producers should also note that once they select ACRE for a farm, that decision irrevocably elects ACRE for the farm through crop year 2012. In that case, the ACRE contract form must be completed each year the producer intends to participate and receive benefits. For more information about the ACRE program and an online ACRE Calculator, visit www.fsa.usda.gov or contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office. Biomass Crop Assistance New Jersey USDA Farm Service Agency Acting State Executive Director, Henri Olsen, recently announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy. 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FSA makes direct farm loans with government funds. The agency services these loans and provides direct loan customers with individual financial planning and expertise so they have a better chance for success. Producers can use Direct Farm Ownership loans to buy farmland, construct or repair buildings and other fixtures, and promote soil and water conservation. Operating Loans may be used to purchase items such as livestock, farm equipment, feed, seed, fuel, farm chemicals, insurance, and other operating expenses. Operating Loans can also be used to pay for minor improvements to buildings, costs associated with land and water development, family subsistence, and to refinance debts under certain conditions. The maximum amount for either type of loan is $300,000. Producers interested in applying for direct loans or other FSA products should visit the local FSA county offices. For more information, visit www.fsa.usda.gov. I { 14 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 CRABTREE’S LANDSCAPING And Turf Management Beautifying the outside since 1989 Serving Vineland, Millville & Bridgeton Areas COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL OVER 2 0 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE! Total Landscape Renovations In-ground Irrigation Systems Sodding, Mulching, Hydroseeding Waterfalls & ponds 856.875.0774 2009 STATE OF THE ARTS in the Greater Cumberland County Area WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | CONNECTING YOU T O V I N E L A N D . W E E K L Y. CONTENTS ARTS VENUES . . . . . . . . . . . .16 ARTS IN ABUNDANCE . . . . . .18 SECOND FRIDAYS . . . . . . . . .20 A FULL CANVAS . . . . . . . . . . .22 SONG AND DANCE . . . . . . . .24 f you’re looking for a cultural night out, a big-priced ticket and 45-mile drive to the big city isn’t necessarily the way to go. There are dance troupes, art exhibits, singing groups, stage performances, and symphonies right here in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Millville, in the last decade, has perhaps led the way in becoming an artist’s haven as well as a beacon to draw in art enthusiasts. “Arts in Abundance” on page 18 outlines what you can expect to find in Millville’s Glasstown Arts District. For The Grapevine’s exclusive interview with Millville’s art pioneer Pat Witt, see “A Full Canvas” on page 22. From the Little Theatre to Fuel House Coffee Co. to a revitalized Landis Theatre, the town of Vineland is abuzz with an arts awakening. And the offerings are as varied as they are homespun. There’s the standard theater offerings, as well as classical music in a residential setting, storytelling at Center Court in the mall, and Second Friday art exhibit openings. Turn the page to a countywide view on the state of the arts 2009… I the grapevine { 15 } { 16 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 that casting had just been completed and the production would now enter the standard eight weeks of preparations to ready it for an October 9 opening. { VINCE FARINACCIO } Selection of next year’s slate of plays is also underway. “That’s an important thing to do,” she said, “because you want to make sure that you’re not doing what everybody else is doing, but you’re also trying to make From the Little Theatre to Fuel sure that you can make some money to keep House Coffee Co. to a revitalized the building open. Our little niche pretty Landis Theatre, the town is abuzz much is to do family entertainment. We want with an arts awakening. families to be able to come and see shows.” By mid-October, the Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center’s 15th seahe arts in Vineland have undergone a son will be underway as well. The PAC has revitalization process over the past housed a variety of Cumberland County year, thanks to the venues dedicated College events such as its theater program to providing theater, music and and seasonal musical performances as well dance for the grateful audiences who crave as performances of local artists. them. Despite the economy and the perva“The Guaracini Center acts as many sive lure of pop culture, the arts have been things to many people, but overall it is a thriving in this area—from Appel Farm Arts resource,” PAC Director Gregory Hambleton and Music Center to the venerable explained recently by e-mail. “Its two main Cumberland Players to the Frank Guaracini “users” have been the College’s performing Center for the Fine and Performing Arts and arts programs and the Guaracini Center’s the new center city additions like LaBella own professional performing arts programs. Gallery, Hangar 84, and the Fuel House, all Programming for the two is done a year in advance and done so that the two complement each other. Additionally, this enables the College to offer wide price ranges for events at The Center.” Kim Chapman, artistic director of the Vineland Regional Dance Company which has performed at the PAC over the past four years, finds the facility to be superior. “It’s Surrounded by artwork on the walls, art enthusiasts gather at absolutely the best the Fuel House for an artist’s reception held there recently. thing that Vineland which will soon share their location with a and Cumberland County have to offer curreconstituted Landis Theatre. rently as a theater,” she said, adding that she The longest running of Vineland’s theater doesn’t see the Guaracini Center as the organizations, the 63-year old Cumberland exclusive home of the dance company. Players offers three mainstage productions The PAC’s new season, Hambleton feels, each year, in addition to a children’s theatre “reflects a more diverse programmatic agenshow. There is also a “Kids at CP” project da” that mixes returning favorites such as that allows youth from the age of 8 to 18 to fiddler Natalie MacMaster and Junie B. Jones perform a “junior” or abbreviated version of with new productions, including an interaca popular Broadway musical. “We try and tive Beatles show. give a lot of different people an opportunity On the other side of town, Bain’s to be on the stage,” Cumberland Players Deli/The Fuel House has recently added art president Kathe Johnson said recently. “It’s to its menu. The establishment has been nice. It’s hard work, but it’s nice.” running music since its opening in the fall of The group’s current season has witnessed 2007, but this past May, it became a gallery an infusion of new blood in the ranks. “It’s as well. “This was an original idea Russell almost like a rebuilding year for us,” [Swanson, Fuel House owner] and I both Johnson said. “I see a lot of new people right had to have rotating art work,” manager now. There‘s a lot of enthusiasm and creSteven Forrest said. “We had purchased a ative people.” One of the newcomers is John really nice art-hanging system that included Weiner, who will direct the group’s fall a whole art-lighting system with it that’s offering, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. been up in the deli since we opened.” “John has been involved in theater for Forrest said the busy schedule prevented many years and has directed for Off-Broad the gallery from materializing earlier. “We Street Players,” Johnson said. “This is his finally said, ‘We need to do this,’ ” he said. first time directing for us.” She explained “Russell put together an art committee con- Arts Venues T we hold an art show opening, which is an artist’s reception, so we premiere the new art that’s up for the month, and with that there’s a wine and cheese tasting and we have a couple of musical acts for the night.” While the Fuel House gallery is fairly new, it shares its interest in art with several other Landis Avenue exhibits, according to Forrest. “There’s La Bella Art Gallery which has work up and rotating,” he said. “And Martini’s Shoes…has works of local artists up on the walls.” Art fans aren’t the only group accommodated by Landis Avenue’s new venues. Music fans, too, have been frequenting center city lately, spending the evening listening to acts at the Fuel House or Hangar 84 or even both in one night. “There have been quite a few times I’ve seen kids flip-flopping back and forth, depending on what band they want to see,” Forrest said. Soon a third option will be available when the Landis Theatre’s resurrection as the Landis Theatre Performing Arts Center is complete. Theater arts will share the stage with music and comedy. According to Lori DiMatteo-Fiocchi, president of the Landis Theater Properties, COPA director Joe Marcello will be producing his shows there. Last year, rumors abounded that Cumberland Players would be abandoning its Sherman Avenue digs in favor of the Landis Theatre, but both DiMatteo-Fiocchi and Johnson dispel this as pure fiction. “We’re keeping our own building, “Johnson clarified. “We like to be able to govern ourselves. Landis Theatre is not looking for a move like that from us.” “Cumberland Players may very well be using the theater, and we’re very happy to have them do so, but as of yet they have not committed to that,” DiMatteo-Fiocchi said. Johnson hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a production there, however. “They have asked us to produce a show there as they’ve asked all the other theaters,” she said. “It’s something we are considering.” There are no specifics yet on the theater’s schedule, but DiMatteo-Fiocchi did mention a children’s theater summer camp as one of the programs. She also mentioned dance could be part of the theater’s roster and that she had spoken with the Vineland Regional Dance Company. “We’ll see in the future if they want to do a show there,” she said. According to DiMatteo-Fiocchi, the facility’s reopening, now scheduled for March 2010, will be non-profit and run by a board currently being formed. It seems the imminent reopening is a welcomed event in the arts community. “I think the more traffic you bring down here, the better,” Forrest said. “It helps everybody out in the long run.” Chapman agrees. “More performances are a win-win for the community,” she said. “It’s a win for everybody.” I Here are just a few of the great events coming up in our 15th Anniversary Season…. Sunday, October 18th at 3:00 $10 for Adults, $5 for 55 & over, $5 for under 18. These Appalachian fiddlers will play southern rags, regional waltzes, and other hot fiddle tunes this afternoon. www.runotmill.com A Christmas Carol Flamenco Vivo Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 $22 for Adults, $18 for 55 & over, $12 for under 18. One of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies performs El Corazon del Flamenco “The Heart of Flamenco”. Featuring a synthesis of live music and dance, the program features a spectrum of Spanish culture including cante jondo, songs of a heavy heart and lighter songs, cante chico, with a unique look at the Latin influenced rhythms of the Bailes de Ida and Vuelta www.flamenco-vivo.org Monday, December 14th at 7:00 $22 for Adults, $18 for 55 & over, $12 for under 18. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Nebraska Theatre Caravan performs this full-scale production complete with Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It is the longest running national tour, 40 actors strong, plus orchestra. Laughter, pageantry, and heartfelt renditions of British carols enhance this timeless soul-transforming journey that presents the rarest of gifts… the chance for a man to change his life and find his heart. www.nebraskatheatrecaravan.com WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | The Interactive Beatles Experience Sunday, February 28th at 3:00 $22 for Adults, $18 for 55 & over, $12 for under 18. Rock to the music of the Beatles in this all-new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night. How? You write down your favorite Beatles song title, the reason why, and turn it in before the show. These songs then are be picked to be played at will. Featuring Billy McGuigan, the star of last year’s sold out “Rave-On,” these personal stories and meaningful tunes connect the audience and this band of exceptional musicians in a way like none other. www.yesterdayandtodayshow.com The full season brochure detailing all events will be coming out soon! Be sure that you are on our private mailing list by calling the box office – (856) 692-8499. Tickets for all events go on sale September 1st! The Box Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 am – 2:00 pm with late hours on Wednesday 10 am – 7:00 pm. All events are reserved seating. Complete listing of events through May 2010 at www.cccnj.edu Cumberland County College Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center the grapevine { 17 } Village on High Located on High Street in the heart of Millville’s Glasstown Arts District, the “Village on High” is home to 10 unique buildings (each 192 sq. ft.) with new galleries, artisan workshops, and boutiques. { MARIANNE LODS, EXEC. DIRECTOR, MAIN STREET MILLVILLE } Arts in Abundance Millville’s Glasstown Arts District, besides being an artist’s haven, is a glistening forerunner that inspires art lovers everywhere. en years have passed since the inception of a plan to revitalize the downtown of Millville by creating a zoned arts district. Artists are encouraged to live and work there, and to fill the street with galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. During that decade, there has been an amazing renovation and restoration of historic buildings, new construction, and many events to whet the appetite of first-time visitors. May I suggest an itinerary for your first visit? Plan to arrive at 11 in the morning. I urge you to visit on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday to be able to see all there is to offer. If you park your car in the first or second block of North High Street (close to Rt. 49), you will have three hours free parking on the street or you may utilize one of Krafty Eleganza Miriam K. Proctor Purses, Scarfs, Jewelry, Wreaths, Floral Baskets, Original Prints Let us personalize your gift idea’s La Bella Gallery T Art is Eternal… we customize your ideas 856-697-0649 267-257-3954 KraftyEleganza@aol.com Artist Specialist-Gallery Manager 715 East Landis Ave. High Street Millville Cottage H labellagallery@yahoo.com Perez-Madgey 856-264-3711 the parking lots behind the buildings (most have unlimited hours). Your first stop should be the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, a public center that includes three galleries and a gift shop where you can buy fine art prints, hand-crafted jewelry, glass and ceramic arts, textiles and much more. Next door is Amanda’s ladies’ shop and a few doors further you will see students at work at the Clay College creating beautiful pieces of pottery. The Glasstown Art Glass studio follows with a brilliant display of original glass art pieces in the windows. Make sure you go inside to see the artist/owner blowing and creating new pieces of glass. Rusty Heart is just next door to the Art Glass studio, and in his shop you’ll be enchanted by the assortment of accessories for the person and the home. Cross the street and visit Liz Ryan Gemstones (Dondero’s second jewelry store), and nearby you’ll have fun picking out your favorite penny candy at Incredible Bulk. At this point you may be ready for lunch and in this two-block area you can choose between sushi, California-Euro cuisine, Italian, a Tea Room, or Irish pub fare. You’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely meal or a quick bite at any of these eateries. Continue your visit by stopping at J.B. and M.E. Gallery, Artists Consortium, Isabelle’s and Ricci’s Little Shop. There is such a wide variety of original artwork and objects of art, you’re bound to find the perfect treasure to decorate your home or put Numerous art lovers enjoy an exhibit at one of the many galleries in the Glasstown Arts District. Musicians warm up a winter’s evening at Looking Glass Cafe. Angels of Light CANDLES AND GIFT SHOP We carry 100% Soy Candles! STORE HOURS: Thurs. – Sat. 12-5 Sunday 12-4 The Village on High 501 N. High St. Cottage F Millville, NJ 08332 856-293-9111 CUSTOM FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Hours: Thurs, Sat & Sun 12-5, Fri. til 9 Your Purchase with this card! Enjoy 20% Off 609-703-2692 VAN LUDWICK 501 D HIGH ST. MILLVILLE vlud@comcast.net VILLAGE ON HIGH { 18 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 RIVERFRONT FRAMING Affordable Framing For Everyone! Advertise in The Grapevine and get incredible results. Ed Munin 856-293-8800 www.riverfrontframingnj.com The Villages On High Street 501 N. High Street Suite A Millville, NJ 08332 For a free and no-obligation advertising consultation, call 856-457-7815 or e-mail: sales@grapevinenewspaper.com today. aside as a gift for someone special. Notice the Levoy Theatre across the street as you finish browsing. Next year at this time should mark the opening of a series of live theater, dance and concerts that will broaden the Arts District nightlife. As you proceed to the next block, you’ll find the only bookstore in Cumberland County, Bogart’s Book Store and Cafe. You can have a beverage at the coffee bar there while checking out the new or gently used books. Most visitors get hooked and visit this shop often. If you skipped lunch earlier, you’ll find a quick repast in this block at the buffet, spicy chicken wings, pizza shop or “crazy hot dog” shop! Just a little further along you may want to pick up some fresh flowers or a silk creation at Colonial Flowers and then visit Steelman’s to pick up a souvenir of Millville and get some ideas for framing the piece of art you just bought or plan to buy on your next visit. If you want to move your car, now would be a good time. It’s not time to go home yet, and if you love browsing for bargains, you may find them at the Refrigerator Door, which is home to several dealers. New Revelation Records carries vinyl records and CD’s and Kit & Bob’s offers up some sport equipment and collectibles. One more block to go. You’ve now arrived at The Village on High, a little shopping conclave of 12 cottages filled with art, ladies accessories, craft supplies, fair trade handmade gifts, soy candles and more. Sip a beverage and enjoy a sweet at a table in the midst of one of the finest flower gardens you’ll ever see! Don’t leave before you cross the street and visit one of the oldest galleries in town, LaBottega of Art, representing 22 area artists. Right next door is the Wheaton Mansion. Although it is not always open, there are special tours offered periodically so remember to notice if a tour is being advertised. There are also several working artists’ studios throughout the six blocks you just visited and there are some on secondary streets, too. They include Green Boots Gallery on 2nd Street (open by chance or appointment) and the Fithian House on Pine Street (open Thursday to Sunday). A few of the galleries on High Street are open for special events and on Third Friday, such as Fath Gallery, Brain Church and Amethyst. Many of these galleries, shops and restaurants are open six and seven days a week, but there are several only catering to the public from Thursday through the weekend. Make sure you put the Third Friday of each month on your calendar to visit from 6 to 9 p.m. (much later at many locations). You’ll find new art exhibitions each month, live music filling the streets and many of the establishments, wine and cheese being offered up. Whatever your pleasure, the arts await you in Millville’s Glasstown Arts District. I Discov Discover is ver the Arts at e Ar Arts Appel Far Appel Farm l Far BIG performances in the heart of South Jersey art Evening Concert Series John Hammond Blues Guitarist. October 3 | 8:00PM Girlyman Stunning Vocal Harmonies. October 10 | 8:00PM John Hammond Cherish the Ladies Lively Irish Music. November 21 | 8:00PM Arts Classes and Workshops begin September 14 Register before September 1 and receive $10 off classes • Ceramics • Painting • Drawing • Sculpture • Theater • Yoga and more! 3, 5 and 10-week sessions for adults and children on weekdays and weekends! 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The anniversary celebration runs until 9 p.m. { MICKEY BRANDT } On the same night, Fuel House is opening its exhibit of works by painter Michele Collins of Painted River Studios in Corbin City. The artist’s reception includes music by Danielle Deckard along with cheese and veggie trays. There’s also a wine tasting. Admission is $8; with wine tasting included, it’s $15. The event runs from 7 until 9 p.m. Martini co-owner Lynn Martini helped Vineland has claimed the lead the revival of Second Fridays. Right second Friday of each month to now, the store is exhibiting her work plus have special exhibit openings that of six other artists from Vineland and and art events. Newfield, and paintings are for sale. “Customers enjoy looking at it,” Martini said. Martini Shoes is having its third everal years ago, Vineland’s monthly art show on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday celebrations with live music and refreshments. Martini brought many people downtown to see art and enjoy nightlife. After said scores of people always attend. “We have a lot of chairs, so people tend to stay a a hiatus, it appears Second Friday is a while,” she said. reality again on Landis Avenue because of Off the Avenue, Common Grounds several art-minded merchants. Café inside Larry’s II restaurant held its Fuel House Coffee Co., Martini Shoes, first art show two weeks ago. “We want to and LaBella Art Gallery and Gifts all disintroduce art into the café and introduce the café to Vineland,” said manager Stephen Gatier. The opening was for works by local residents Bobbi Berg and Maryann Canon. The small paintings by Berg and intaglio etchings by Cannon are on display and for sale for a month. The next show will be with the director of the Noyes Museum, Michael Cagno. Although perhaps not thought of as such, one of the oldest art galleries in the area is the Doris Tripp Room at the Vineland Public Library. It has displayed the works of scores of local artists and has hosted many memorable openings and sales. Currently displayed is the art of Vinelander Myer Glick, who works with stained glass and creates with watercolors, oils, and acrylics. A Meet the Artist reception is set for Monday, August 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Cumberland County College’s art gallery is in the Frank Guaracini Center for the Performing Arts. The building is open all day and members of the public can view works by both Carmen Perez at the year-old LaBella Art Gallery. students and faculty. An annual art competition is held at the end of each play works by local artists and have speschool year. College interim dean Jim cial openings and events on the second Piccone praised the gallery for providing an Friday of each month. Vineland claimed opportunity for these works to be displayed. the second Friday since Bridgeton has a Millville Public Library holds about similar celebration on the first one and three exhibits featuring southern New Millville on the third. Jersey artisits each year in the Gant Room. This Friday, LaBella is celebrating its The next show will be the works of local one-year anniversary with refreshments, entertainment, and a raffle. “Our purpose is artist Emily Luertzing. Libarary Director Irene Percelli said, “We were the beginning to get more people involved in the atmosof the arts district in Millville…. We take phere of the arts,” said manager Carmen credit for that. Now everybody…forgot Perez, an artist herself. LaBella opened a about us, and we’re free.” Millville location four months ago in the Art displayed at the library is also for Arts District there. Both stores sell hand- Second Fridays S sale. The Gant Room is open during regular library hours. One of the newest area art galleries is at the Cumberland County Library in Bridgeton. It opened a year ago. The Photographic Society of Vineland has a juried show there through August. Claire Lelli of Vineland won the overall prize for her photo, “Deserted Church.” In about a month, a “phenomenal exhibit” will open, according to Library Directror Patty Anderson. It’s a national traveling show entitled “Free At Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America” and is presented on a 60-foot panel panorma. I • LaBella Art Gallery and Gifts 715 East Landis Ave., Vineland 856-264-3711 labellagallery@yahoo.com • Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 East Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400 www.fuelhousecoffee.com • Martini Shoes, 615 Landis Ave., Vineland, 691-2329 martinishoesinc@comcast.net • Common Grounds Café (Larry’s II), 907 N. Main Road, Vineland, 692-9001, www.larrys2.com/ • Vineland Public Library 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 794-4244 www.vinelandlibrary.com A Second Palette of Visual Arts Magnolia Hill Studios: Magnolia Hill is a school of the arts and dance that focuses on small classes, younger children, and an integrated teaching approach. “Art is an underappreciated part of our culture,” says owner Sandy Smith, “We expose the children to different art forms and try to build in them a familiarity with the arts.” Smith says that, while she’d be thrilled if a professional artist or dancer came out of her program, she thinks it’s more important to build appreciation. “They’ll feel at home attending art galleries or ballet performances because they’ve been exposed to it before,” she says. Magnolia Hill Studios, 1425 Magnolia Road, Vineland, 981-0418 magnoliahillstudios.com and student artists. In the rear, visitors can observe potters at work. Clay College Director Jackie Sandro says registration for classes is strongly encouraged, but sometimes walk-ins can join a class if it isn’t filled. “This is for young children through adults,” she says. Cumberland County College’s Clay College 104 North High Street Millville, 765-0988 jsandro@cccnj.edu plate. Teachers can have a Carmie’s artist come to the classroom to literally brighten the students’ day and teach a valuable skill. Carmie’s Pottery Paint Works At LaTorre Hardware 1607 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 691-3637 www.carmiespotterypaintw orks.com CHILDREN’S BALLET WORKSHOP 1129 E. Weymouth Road • Vineland, NJ 08360 (856)697-2929 CALL NOW TO REGISTER! Classes in Ballet, Pointe, Technique, Tap, and Jazz Classes for children age 4 through adult Clay College: Part of Cumberland County College and located in the heart of the Glasstown Arts District in downtown, Clay College Ceramic Arts Studio gives both credit and non-credit students the chance to learn how to mold and fire pots. Students can take classes during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. Some make it part of their college curriculum and many go simply for personal enrichment. You can also visit the gallery, which features the work of regional, national, Carmie’s Pottery Paint Works: Carmie’s Pottery Paint Works on South Delsea Drive in Vineland gives children and adults the chance to create fine ceramic works with an easy-to-learn system. Describing her twoyear-old business, owner Carmie LaTorre says it’s a “phenomenal place. “We are a contemporary paint-your-own pottery piece studio. We’re especially good for children for their self-esteem.” She says even very young children can create beautiful ceramic pieces, good for display or giving as a gift. Artists can choose from a thousand items. “When they leave it with me it’s dull, when they get it back, it’s bright and shiny,” LaTorre says of her system of permanently sealing designs on pottery. Birthday parties at Carmie’s are unique fun: Every child helps paint a specially-designed tile or Pat Witt’s Barn Studio of Art became a nonprofit corporation in 2007 because the Witt family wanted to assure the continuation of the storied school as the 82year-old founder begins to limit her direct involvement. “The Barn has always been nonprofit,” Witt joked, “Now it’s just official.” Witt’s daughters, Nancy Witt Mulick and Carole Witt Mankin are managing directors and Kelly Alice Andrews, Mankin’s daughter, is director of education. A 20-member volunteer advisory board, all former students, participates in running the school. Now, the Barn is eligible for public and private grant funding and conducts regular fundraisers. Guest instructors have joined the Witt family in conducting classes. The founder is a major fundraising participant, of course, and plans a “100 for $100” exhibit and sale: Any size and medium Pat Witt work will be sold for $100. The Barn Studio of Art, 814 Whitaker Ave., Millville, 825 5028, www.BarnStudio.org Classes fill fast, so don’t hesitate! Liz Nicklus Mosaic Artist Gregory Criss Winfield’s Beverly Smith Colonial Flowers Jersey Tomatoes Aren’t The Only Thing Growing In Your Backyard.. What many consider New Jersey’s best Arts District, Glasstown continues to grow. And like so much else in our own backyards, we sometimes neglect what’s close at hand in favor of distant Philadelphia, Wilmington, or Cape May. Millville’s tree-lined sidewalks are home to artists’ studios and galleries, imaginative gift shops, and restaurants unequalled for their variety and kitchen virtuosity. Whether your taste tends to veal chops, pan-seared ahi tuna, handshaped sushi, authentic Italian, Chinese, or American tavern fare, you’ll find it in Glasstown—just one block away from the Maurice River. Come to your senses in Millville’s Arts District. Just 15 minutes down the road, or a click away at MyArtMyMillville.com. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 21 } A Main Street NJ Community • 1-800-887-4957 #$+ )*(“*& $+ & )(++$% $’ )*, / !-‘+ !*(& ,#  .  *+ / ,, (-‘$% (‘ ,# *,+  )*,& ‘, (! ,,  *,’ * ” ‘/ (! ,# ,$(‘% ’(.& ‘, !(* ,# *,+ -‘  / ,# *’ ’, *)*$+ *(“*& { STORY & PHOTOS: MICKEY BRANDT } A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation A Full Canvas Pat Witt has spent a lifetime imparting wit and wisdom on the beauty and essential quality of arts and nature 47 Years as South Jersey’s Premier Academy of Fine Art Art Classes for Children & Adults • Painting • Drawing • Landscape • Master Classes • And More! Classes begin Sept. 16 Register NOW! Photo by Lydia Champion The Barn Studio of Art is a non competitive environment. Each student is accepted as an individual. Creativity and originality are encouraged. Each student progresses at their own pace. Concepts are introduced only when the individual student is ready. Fundamentals based on tradition are introduced and self-discipline is encouraged, along with the development of self esteem, self confidence, and the willingness to make mistakes. For More Information or To Register for Classes BarnStudio.org • 856.825.5028 M { 22 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 illville resident Pat Witt’s legendary accomplishments as a painter and teacher are boldly splashed across the canvas of county history. She’s also a naturalist, community servant, amateur meteorologist, grandmother, self-described rabble-rouser, and visionary. Warm-hearted and energetic, she remains hard at work on her art, even at 82 and with visual impairments. Her Barn Studio of Art has taught thousands of children and adults the beauty of art and nature since 1962. Her vision shaped the Glasstown Arts District that revolutionized her city’s downtown. Currently, she’s engaged with assuring the Barn will survive and thrive in her eventual absence. Two weeks ago, pond-side behind the Barn, with iced tea and in the company of several gentle cats, she talked passionately about…well, everything. Grapevine: This is a beautiful spot. Pat Witt: It’s magic. You know what people feel here? They feel exactly what I want them to feel: The spirituality of this—and closeness with nature. But, you know, sometimes it’s like Zen … people will want to know what Zen is… GV: They might. Witt: But, you can’t describe it. Frederick Gill, the artist, always said if you have to explain modern paintings, abstract paintings, if you have to explain art, then it isn’t art. I like that one. When people come here they have a difficult time describing it, but to me I just think it’s got a lot of energy. Psychic energy. So people come here and they feel at peace here. And I think this is why we have second, third, fourth generations [attending] here. GV: How did you start the Barn Studio? Witt: Well, Cousin Edith owned it. I used to come over and have tea with her. It was up for sale at that time and she wanted $35,000 for the whole 35 acres. I didn’t have any money at all, and I kept saying, “Cousin, I would love to have this place.” She’d say “Now, Patsy, what would you do with it?” I said, “I’d have an art school.” I said I could afford $10,000 so she sold me the barn and 2 1/2 acres. It’s funny, she said she wanted $10,000 even if the appraisal was lower and I agreed. The joke was it came up to be $15,000, so we had already shaken hands on it and her lawyer told me “That’s the kindest thing Edith Ackley Clunn ever did.” She lived up to her word. And it took me 45 years to pay off that $10,000. So, that’s how the Barn came about. I didn’t do much to it. I painted it red. GV: Is it still 2 1/2 acres? Witt: Oh no, I was forced to sell part [for a highway, Wade Boulevard Extension]. It came right through the yard. Eminent domain. I was talking to the workmen when they were building the road, asking them to not take down Mr. and Mrs. Hickory Tree. They asked, “Where are they?” and I said, “Right there,” and said “all their children are nuts, you know.” And they just looked at me. People don’t get it. GV: Did you lose Mr. and Mrs. Hickory Tree? Witt: No, they’re still there. GV: It’s still a lot of gardens and woods and it looks pretty wild. How do you maintain all this? Witt: Mother [Helen Hampton Vanaman] and I did it for years. We designed the gardens, she was an avid gardener, loved it. I used to see her out here all the time on her hands and knees planting stuff. Then, as one becomes older, it gets tougher and tougher. However, then there were other people [including Cumberland County Master Gardeners] who would come and pull weeds…. Then, two years ago, a husband of one of my students, John McClain of Port Norris, said he would like to volunteer gardening here. He’s been doing it ever since, every Thursday, right as rain, he’s here. GV: I notice you have a lot of weeds. Witt: Oh, I know. I love weeds. It took [the Master Gardeners] two years to talk me into getting a pokeberry weed out. They said, “Can’t we take this out?” I said, “No, no, the kids love to squeeze them to make ink.” You know it has the beautiful magenta color. A couple weeks ago they said, “You know, Pat, there’s a weed over on the side.” I said, “But I love it, it curves and blocks out that project over there.” He (McClain) said, “If we can pull it out, I’ll plant better grasses there.” So, they have to bargain with me, a weed for a weed. GV: Do the children enjoy the grounds? Witt: You know, the greatest thing is, I meet people everywhere that ask “Oh, do you remember me?” Most everybody I do, I have a good memory. And they’ll say, “I was there when I was 10, or 7.” And I’ll say “What do you remember the most, what was your favorite thing to do?” You know what it is? Nature walks. Every time. Pottery is second. Nature walks and clay are the top. Twodimensional, not so much. GV: When did you start the school and how does it run? Witt: When I got the barn in 1962, I started with three students [in one room]. I didn’t have any money. The easels were tripods that kept collapsing. The lessons were $2.50, you know, like egg money. I had a cigar box where people would just put their money. That’s how I started. Then, word got around and I [opened up more rooms]. Here’s a bit of magic: I always wanted to have pottery here. Did I have pottery wheels? No—they were very expensive. Do you know one night somebody called me; it was a professor from a college. He said, “Pat, can you get two men and a pickup truck and meet me by the back door of the college?” I said yes. They were going to throw out those three wheels… throw them away in the dump! So, there we got them. They’ve been rebuilt four times because it happens to be that a couple of the students are machinists and they’ll come over and load them up in their truck and restore them. One of the men said, “You mean those potters’ wheels are still here, they were here when I was a kid.” GV: What do you do with the students here? What do you teach them and what else do you do? Witt: My method of teaching I just learned one year, it was 1975. [Up until then] I didn’t know how I was teaching. I was invited to speak at the University of Michigan at their big art festival. Afterward, one man came up and said, “I see your methods are highly Socratic.” And I didn’t know what he meant. I learned it meant getting to the answer by asking the right questions. It was always my teaching method and now it had a title, right? Big deal. Sometimes the teaching here…it’s hard to explain. Once a father of [a student age 7 or 8] asked her “What does she teach you?” She said, “She doesn’t teach us anything.” She brought a little friend in one day and asked me how to get the color brown. And I said, “How do you think you get the color brown?” She turned to her friend and said, “See, she never teaches us anything.” GV: What else do you teach in addition to art? Witt: It’s nature study, it’s love for the environment, being kind to one another, using good manners, love—love is very important. Art encompasses everything. GV: Tell us a little about your personal background, where you’re from, whether you were a child prodigy. Witt: There’s no such thing as a child prodigy. In math or music, yes, but not in art because you have to go through your baby steps like scribbling on the wall with Mother’s lipstick. GV: Your art career began with scribbling on the wall with your mother’s lipstick? Witt: Right. And she didn’t punish me. She just gave me paper and said do it on the paper. Because some children have been punished for doing that and they were stifled from the beginning. They didn’t think they were being punished for destroying, but for creating. Anyway, I was blessed that I was born on a farm. It was “down below.” (What they call down below here—Menantico, south Delsea Drive). You had to create your own time. I was always playing with dolls up in the attic. My grandmother used to think there were a lot of people up there, but it was only myself, taking parts, theater, you know. Then, I started making paint from onion skins, or walnut, crushing up gravel, pokeberries. I decorated all the stalls in the barn. I used chicken feathers—you could get nice designs. And I still teach that way here. GV: Did you study formally; did you go to art school? Witt: I decided I wanted to be an artist at an early age. I was a poor student in school, I disliked school greatly. I just couldn’t get it. I failed math…. It took me five years to get through high school. My mother was embarrassed because she was a great teacher. I always got in trouble because I was doodling and drawing. You know it’s a great escape when the teacher’s up there talking. You’re way out there in space. I got sent out of the room many times. So, Mom said, “OK, I’ll put you in a school where all you do is draw.” She enrolled me in the junior classes at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial and Textiles. Now it’s called University of the Arts. I was 12 or 14. It was Saturday School. You had to leave at dawn. [Mother] said, “I’m going to show you how to go to Philadelphia three times, then you’re going to be on your own.” So we got on the train out of Millville, crossed on the ferry, got on a trolley, then a subway. Four modes of transportation. After three times I [went alone]…. And, guess what, I got all As…. Thank God she did that. And I can selfidentify with every child who has difficulty. GV: Did you go to college? Witt: [Yes] first, I signed up for art education, then I switched over to pottery. This was a funny part of my life. Could I make a bowl center? No, they’d wobble. I couldn’t even wedge clay. Everything I did blew up in the kiln…. I’d watch these people make little ashtrays, donkeys and I’d look at Dr. [Joyce] Royer and I’d say, “I don’t understand.” She said, “You know what, you’re going to be a great teacher because you have accepted failure and you will understand failure.” I loved that. But, she said, “I have to give you a C.” GV: Did you finish college? Witt: I have 90 credits but they’re not in anything. They’re like seeds scattered to the wind. GV: What’s the most unusual or most daring art work you’ve done? Witt: I tried spray cans, you know, graffiti. I think [these fellows have] a special talent in that. Of course, it’s destroying buildings. [What I tried] had a lot of depth and I wondered what people would think. GV: What are you working on now? Witt: I’m going to tell this story because I think it’s going to be pretty important to people who have handicaps. I was told a few years ago that I had macular degeneration; [my] center vision is gone. I can’t see to read or write anymore, but I’ve been writing in my journal for a year now and I don’t even know what I wrote, I just write. Of course, I always have to remember where I left off. Now all my paintings are [from] memories. I can’t do detail anymore, and I don’t want to. I’ve had a lot of encouragement…. I call it my macular degeneration period. GV: What do you think of the changes the Arts District has brought to Millville? Witt: I saw this happening; I wanted to see it happen 35 years ago. So what I’m seeing downtown now is what I envisioned. I think when creative people go into a town they make it a better town. I nagged [commissioners]. I said, “Can’t you see it?” And now it’s happening. If every little town would do this… Now Vineland is sprawled out but if they would take sections, like little streets at a time, then it grows, you go from the center out. You don’t go from out to in, you can’t. I don’t know what that means…. Mr. [Morris] Blackburn [a teacher and mentor] would get on a roll in a lecture and I’d be [staring straight ahead] and he’d say “Patricia, do you understand what I’m saying?” I’d say yes and he’d say, “My God, you must be a genius!” And she is. 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Cumberland County College has its own in- Create A Work of Art at the Market or Bring Your Favorite Drawing to the From theater productions performed on stage to storytelling in the mall to classical music in a private residence, Cumberland County has performance art galore. (No framed or 3D work, needs to be able to hang from clothesline for display) Drawing Sessions from 9 am –10:30 am ––––––––––– Plus– Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Jersey Fresh Produce · Last Market of Season VINELAND TROLLEY VINELAND TROLLEY G WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted otta sing? Gotta dance? Or maybe you just want to hear singing or see dancing? Well, in Vineland as well as in its surrounding environs, you can probably find what you’re looking for. There are dance troupes, singing groups, theater and symphony right here. What follows is a sampling of some of the performing arts groups in the county. It is by no means an exhaustive list, but keep reading The Grapevine for news on these and other performing arts groups in Cumberland County. RIDE THE TROLLEY TO AND FROM THE MARKET FREE! Runs Landis Ave – Kidston Towers to WalMart This event is sponsored in part by VDID/Vineland Main Street. This ad has been paid for with funds approved for such use by the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority. THEATER Cumberland Players, formerly known as The Little Theatre of Vineland, was founded in 1946 as an offshoot of Vineland Community Arts Group. According to their website— www.cumberlandplayers.com—the first production was held at the tiny Vineland Methodist Church on Sherman Avenue, which has since been enlarged and renamed The Little Theatre. The group officially changed its name to the Cumberland Players in 1977, in an effort to draw people from areas other than just Vineland. The Cumberland Players is a group made up entirely of volunteer amateur thespians offering grassroots participation for young and old alike. The group also offers a children’s theater each season. Currently in its 63rd season, Cumberland Players generally stages five shows a year. Up next is Agatha Christies’ The Mousetrap on October 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17. house actors headed by Director of Theatre Deborah Bradshaw, within the Arts and Humanities Division. The department usually puts on four productions plus a summer production, Bradshaw said. The theater students, some faculty, staff and some community members perform in the Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, “which is really one of the reasons I came to work full time at the college,” said the Broadway veteran. In four years, Bradshaw has established a highly successful theater program. The group just finished its summer production of the Tony award-winning Bye, Bye Birdie. Up next: • Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy nominated for eight tony awards in 1989 scheduled for November 20 at 8 p.m.; November 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and November 22 at 3 p.m. • An Evening of Scenes and Monologues from Tony award-winning plays will be presented on December 9 at 7 p.m. Bradshaw said Guys and Dolls will go into production in 2010. For information or tickets, visit www.cccnj.edu or call the box office at 692-8499. Pageant Wagon Productions LLC, is in its WHEATONARTS Explore. Experience. Connect. Pageant Wagon Productions LLC Speaking and Storytelling Performance Programs Featuring Kathryn “Miss Kathy” Ross Enrichment through literature, drama, history & the arts for all ages! Serving schools, libraries, churches, elder & adult care, community groups & more! 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Up to 2 Adults and All Children 17 & Under Cannot be combined with any other offer Every Wednesday and Sunday SPECIAL OFFER! WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Open Labor Day. wheatonarts.org 856.825.6800 Millville, NJ 08332 In comparison to Cumberland Players, The Off Broad Street Players is a relatively new amateur theater group in Cumberland County. Founded in 1998 by artist/director Walter Webster, The Off Broad Street Players is currently in its 12th season. “We have a core group of talented young people and encourage others from the community to join us,” Webster said. The group presents five shows a season—three musicals, a comedy and a drama. It also sponsors a summer camp for kids that ends in a performance. The 2009 season began with All Shook Up, in February followed by Moon Over Buffalo in May. The production of Thoroughly Modern Millie ended last weekend. Up next: • Ordinary People, scheduled for October 2, 3, and 4. Performances are held at Bridgeton High School. The group is expected to take fifth year of presenting literacy and character enrichment performance programs. Storytellers Ed and Kathryn Ross present programs customized for all ages and diverse groups. There are several facets to Pageant Wagon Productions LLC. “Miss Kathy” appears every Tuesday in her own show at Center Court in the Cumberland Mall at 10:30 a.m. The hour-long show is geared toward the pre-school set with the parent/caregiver. It features songs, a story, and snack parade with musical instruments. PWP’s Melodrama features the Pageant Wagon Players who, every summer, stage a melodrama. Melodrama 2009 The Villain Vaudevillians played to enthusiastic crowds recently. Watch The Grapevine for information on Melodrama 2010, Hooligans at High Tide: A Seaside Whale of a Tale. For more information: www.pwpstorytellers.com MUSIC At Cumberland County College’s Guaranci Center, The Joy of Music Series begins with the Run of the Mill String Band. An afternoon of old-time Irish and Appalachian string band music is scheduled for October 18.. For information or tickets, visit www.cccnj.edu or call the box office at 692-8499. The Singing Ambassadors, formerly known as the Vineland Community Chorus, began as a church choir in 1957. Their home base is Landis Middle School but they have also performed at Disney World, in Pittsburgh, and in Canada. They are a chorus of 35 voices from throughout the county who range in age from 19 to 82, Director John Gainfort said. They perform two major concerts a year. They will begin practice for their annual Christmas Concert on September 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Vineland Senior Center, Sixth and Elmer streets. Gainfort said no date has yet been scheduled for the concert. Read The Grapevine for upcoming information. Anyone with questions can email Gainfort at jgainfort@comcast.net. The Cumberlads, founded three years ago by retired Millville Police Officer Herb Williams and retired Millville High School teacher Ron Vinick, is a men’s acapella chorus of about 27 voices, said Director Gene Tubertini, retired music director at Millville High. “We do a variety of music—barbershop, patriotic, country, gospel, popular,” Tubertini said. “We sing at social affairs and other events.” On September 20, The Cumberlads will sing the Star Spangled Banner for the opening of the races in Millville. Anyone interested in joining The Cumberlads can come to practice Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Holly Heights School. For more information, call 825-0511. “The mission of Maurice River Music,” according to founder Paul M. Somers, “is to bring first-class chamber and solo music to those who want to come join us in our house. We make nothing from it. We have five concerts each year and pass the hat at the end of each one. All money taken in goes to the artists and to pay for piano tuning when needed. The first concert was back in February of 2007 … Since then we’ve had a former member of the Nash Ensemble of London, an Israeli pianist, a Grammy-winning pianist, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. We intend to continue that level of performance,” Somers said in a press release. … This season we bring two artists from the Bay-Atlantic Symphony as solo recitalists—concertmaster Ruotao Mao and cellist Nancy Stokking—in order to reflect the first-rate musicianship heard in this area.” The schedule of performances: • Cellist Nancy Stokking will perform music by Brahms, Schumann, and others on October 17, 7:30 p.m. • Pianist Ron Levy will perform Paul Somers’ East Haven Spirits (New Jersey premiere) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition on December 6 at 2:30 p.m. Stay tuned for details on the January, February, and June 2010 concerts or contact Maurice River Music, P.O. Box 133, Mauricetown, NJ 08329 (phone: 506-0580). The Bay-Atlantic Symphony was established in 1983 as the Bridgeton Symphony with Russell Meyer as its Music Director. The orchestra achieved significant growth, attracting players from throughout the Delaware Valley region and renowned soloists. Under Jed Gaylin, the orchestra’s music director since 1997, the orchestra has grown to an impressive ensemble with national recognition. The orchestra changed its name in 1998 to the Bay-Atlantic Symphony to reflect this artistic growth and the regionalization of its stature. Today, the Symphony performs in four counties. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony has been the resident symphony of the Guaracini Fine and Performing Arts Center at Cumberland County College since 1999. As part of an ongoing musical education program, the orchestra sponsors monthly lectures, annual children’s concerts, and annual master classes by renowned soloists. The symphony’s next Cumberland County performance, to be held in the Frank Guaracini, Jr. Center, Cumberland County College, is titled “Night at the Opera” and is set for November 7 at 8 p.m Also, mark your calendar for January 23, March 6 and May 1 concerts. A pre-concert conversation with the Maestro is held prior to each performance at 7 p.m. For more information call 6928499 or visit www.bayatlanticsymphony.org Visit Our New Website! www.yourrentalcity.com DANCE Founded in 1980, the Vineland Regional Dance Company (VRDC) has spent the last 30 years generating an interest in dance in southern New Jersey. A nonprofit New Jersey corporation, this seasoned and inspiring organization is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance and has been an “honor” company of Regional Dance America Northeast (RDA/NE) for 30 years. A board of directors representing areas from Gloucester to Cape May counties runs the VRDC. The board promotes the art of dance in southern Jersey through the VRDC, according to Artistic Director Kim Chapman. Located at 2388 N. East Avenue, The VRDC provides professional dance training, choreography and stage performances to individuals interested in dance while creating a career opportunity for dancers of professional caliber. Its presence enhances the dance culture in the region. Company dancers, who are all area residents, perform between 20 and 25 times a year, and are afforded the opportunity to work with world-renowned master teachers and choreographers. More information on the VRDC can be found at www.vrdc.org The VRDC 2009 -2010 season includes: • 32nd Annual Nutcracker December 19 and 20 at Cumberland County College’s Guaracini Fine and Performing Arts Center. • Annual Spring Dance Concert March 27. The Arts of the Dance Center offers virtually any kind of dance from ballroom dancing to Irish dance, Hawaiian dance and belly dancing in a state-of-the-art studio at 1925 Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, said Marlene von Reuter Harwas, whom the students affectionately call Miss Vaughn. She added, “We also offer Zumba sessions six days a week.” Founded in 1961 by Harwas, Arts of the Dance is primarily a teaching studio. “All our teachers are certified,” said Harwas, who, at age 73, also continues to teach, “not as much as I did in the past, but I still love it. I’ve been teaching for 55 years.” Arts of the Dance stages a recital and review annually at Lakeside Middle School, Millville. Students range in age from three to 80-somethings. For details, call 692-9606. I Additional Discounts: • All orders booked for any future event and paid for in full* will receive ADDITIONAL 10% discount! • If you spend over $1000 you’ll get another 5% discount, or if you spend over $3500 take off another 5%! Fine Print: Maximum of 25% discount can be given on rental changes. Discounts do not apply to state taxes or damage waiver charges. This coupon is not valid with any other offer or discounts at this time. 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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. House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 7 p.m. $10. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 Stray From the Path. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $12-$15. (frontgatetickets.com). SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 Dan Godbey and Friends. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 7 p.m. THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 Through the Eyes of the Dead. Hangar 84, 20 S. Sixth St., Vineland. 6 p.m. $10$12. (frontgatetickets.com). SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 Doctors of Rhythm. Bridgeton Riverfront Park, Bridgeton. 7 p.m. Free concert. 4531675. AUGUST 13, 14, AND 15 Nightlife at Villa Filomena. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian. MONDAY, AUGUST 17 Doctors of Rhythm. Giampetro Park Enrico Serra Band Shell, E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. Free concert. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 The Bud Cavallo Duo. Bruno Melini Park, Joe Dale Pavilion, 616 Central Ave., Minotola. Bring your own chair. 7-9 p.m. Free concert. AUGUST 13, 14, AND 15 Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., Second Friday FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 Martini Art Exhibit. Martini Shoes, 613A Landis Ave., Vineland. Paintings from local artists are featured including Sue Mounier, Judy Miller, Paula Pagluighi, Carole Ward, Lynn Martini (pictured) and special guest Miss Tyler Cheli, student of well-known local artist, Margaret Ricci. Refreshments and live entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Millville, 327-8011. Thurs: Ladies Nite with Charlie. Fri: Kids Don’t Bounce. Sat: Singalong. Sun: Nascar/Baseball. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 The Silvertones. Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Ave., Richland. 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Hand-crafted stained glass work is exhibited in the display cases on the first floor of the library. This exhibit focuses on local resident and Holocaust survivor Myer Glick’s zest for life and the beauty he finds in the world. A reception to meet the artist takes place on Monday, August 17, 6-8 p.m. and refreshments will be served. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 Bob Ferris Orchestra. Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Ave., Richland. Swinging standards from the big band era. 7 p.m. rain or shine. Seating available or bring a lawn chair. Free. WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST Nightlife at Ramada. Harry’s Lounge at Ramada, W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 696-3800. Wednesday: Ladies Night, 1/2 price appetizers all night and live entertainment. Happy Hour MondaySaturday, 4-6 p.m. $1 off all drinks. AUGUST 14 AND 15 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 293-1200. Fri.: The Founders, 9 p.m. Sat.: TBA, 9 p.m., WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 FreshStartPromotions Presents. Fuel Affordable Symphonies Bay-Atlantic Symphony ticket prices will become more affordable thanks to a $40,000 PNC Arts Alive grant awarded to the Symphony. Because of this grant, which will be used to subsidize the cost of concert tickets, subscription concert tickets will be at the flat rate of $25 regardless of venue, seat location, or when the ticket is purchased. It will also be used to keep tickets affordable for the Symphony’s Swinging with the Symphony event at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on September 24—a tribute to the “King of Swing” Benny Goodman with The Dave Bennett Sextet as guest artists and pianist Jeffrey Biegel performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets for that event will be $65, $50, and $35. “We are extremely proud and grateful for this grant, which will help to make our concerts more accessible to people in these tough economic times,” said Bay-Atlantic Symphony Executive Director Paul Herron. “Anything that enables us to bring great music to more people helps us in our mission.” This grant is part of $1 million in grants given out this year by the PNC Foundation through its PNC Arts Alive program. This program is a fiveyear, $5 million investment designed to support visual and performing arts organizations. Its aim is to increase engagement in the arts and make the arts more accessible to diverse audiences in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern Jersey region. “The PNC Foundation has a long history of providing grants to non-profit organizations that strengthen and enrich the lives of our neighbors,” said Bill Mills, regional president of PNC for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. “We understand the valuable return that investing in the arts can deliver. Today more than ever, the businesses we attract, the jobs we create and the visitors who extend their stay are drawn by what the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region has to offer.” For more information on the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, call (856) 451-1169 or visit the Symphony’s website at www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. the grapevine { 27 } Varicose • Veins • Featured on ? and LETTERS to the Editor Russian Festival Thank-you Luncheon In gratitude to some of the Holy Trinity parish’s friends and neighbors for their help with the first Russian Festival, an indoor luncheon featuring only Russian cuisine will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, at the hall of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church at 2211 W. Landis Ave. in Vineland. We had an overwhelming response at the Russian Festival on July 19 and sincerely thank the community for their support. To our great regret, many guests were forced to wait in the hot sun for hours only to learn that the Russian dishes had run out. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. In light of the shortfall, the organizers are extending invitations to this three-course all-Russian-fare luncheon to everyone who missed out at the festival. Unfortunately, seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance; none will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased by contacting deacon Serge Ohotin via e-mail sohotin@yahoo.com or call 558-0610. —Serge Ohotin, Vineland Reach Out To The Most Qualified Specialist Minimally Invasive Insurance covered Please Watch for Our Free Vein Screening in the Fall 30 min. Office Treatment Charles L. Dietzek, D.O., FACOS Raymond S. Wojtalik, M.D., FACS Voorhees • Sewell • Vineland 856.309.VEIN (8346) SAFE Combats Teen Pregnancy On Tuesday, July 14, I observed and took part in an excellent program. It was organized by the “SAFE” Program. SAFE stands for “Sexual Accountability for Everyone.” This is Cumberland County Teen Pregnancy Preventative Initiative. It was held at the Regal Theater at the Cumberland Mall. The staff of SAFE played music the teenagers enjoyed. They also threw candy into the stands to make it a fun day. There was an announcer who spoke to the audience for about 20 minutes. Then SAFE shared a short film, which included girls about 15 years old, talking about how hard it is raising a child. This program was very effective. I would like to take this time to commend this organization. As I left the theater, I listened to the comments of the children attending. They were very positive. Thank you, Regal Theater, for letting this happen. The children were given a bag with candy and a shirt with “SAFE” on it on the way out. Many smiled because the second part of the program was to see the Harry Potter movie for free. —Stephen I. 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Even if you don’t care to dance, it’s a night when you can come out and sit under the stars and listen to good music and associate with friends who you may not have seen over the long wintry months. So I will be expecting you to join the crowd and get in on the fun. Come and join me in doing the “Line Dance” or the “Medicare Shuffle.” —John Quinesso, Vineland Don’t Play Politics with Health Care Physicians are reminded in the Hippocratic Oath that they take at the end of medical school “to first do no harm.” In other words, better to stand back to think about what to do, then to jump in with a treatment plan that may hurt, not help the patient. Congress should follow this wise rule. I do not see my government doing what is best for the nation and its citizens; I see a body of politicians jumping all over themselves to rush through a serious change in our lives in order to be able to declare their work to “reform” healthcare and win an election down the road. Most “goodies” concocted in Congress come with all sorts of unintended consequences; thousands of pages of laws, not read, not discussed openly, and not given the time to be thoroughly reviewed by Congress and its constituents is obscene. Are we still a democracy (power to the people) or are we a dictatorship (power to government without the people)? Let’s not forget in this discussion that our government has had nearly 50 years to run and follow two healthcare programs that they established: Medicare and Medicaid. How are they doing? Medicaid was a government program set up to help people who were too poor to buy health- care or under-skilled to work at companies that offered healthcare as a benefit. Over the years, fewer and fewer people have been helped in this program because the Federal government stopped funding it, leaving it to the states to fund it, whose own budget problems led to reductions in funding year after year. When the money to fund Medicaid shrank, bureaucrats decreased payments to doctors. As a result, doctors dropped out of the Medicaid program. Like any other business, doctors could not continue in a program that cost more money to offer than they could recoup from the government. And what most people don’t realize is that healthcare costs to patients with insurance and patients able to pay for their doctor’s bill by themselves went up for many years due to the poor payments of Medicaid; in other words, those that could, paid to subsidize the Medicaid patients. At some point nothing could be done by a physician to continue to see Medicaid patients and the physician simply had to get out of the system. This scenario will repeat itself with universal health care. President Obama has claimed a “savings” from hospitals and physicians; the squeeze to ring out “savings” from hospitals and doctors will lead to fewer hospital services and fewer doctors. Look to Medicaid and Medicare for the facts. Medicare was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in March 1965. A provision to cover doctors’ visits added $450 million dollars more to the Medicare expense. According to the AARP, “in 45 years, that annual $450 million portion of Medicare has grown to nearly $200 billion dollars.” Billion. This despite every administration’s (since 1965) attempts to hold down costs and eliminate waste. This is not a Republican or Democrat assertion—it is a fact that Medicare costs continue to consume more and more of our taxes. Before our government creates another and larger health program in the United States, shouldn’t we hold them accountable for the way that they have run Medicare? And Medicaid? Therefore, what I am suggesting very strongly is that people stop wishing and hoping for a new “goodie” from the government without studying the realities: What exactly are we getting in this program? What will it cost now and in the future, and who will fund it? If we don’t have time to quiz our representatives and they don’t think we have a right to know the facts before they sign it into law, then we have another sobering problem—the end of a democratic government. —Judy Feinstein, Vineland I Faces in the News Free Dance Lessons For Boys Kimberly Chapman; Artistic CoDirector/Co- Owner Maxine’s Studio of Dance is making boys realize that dance can improve their sports. From football, to basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, track and field, and swimming, boys from around the area are taking notice that dance can help their performance in sports. “The class is for boys only, ages 4 to 12, and meets on Tuesday or Thursday from 4 p.m.–5 p.m.,” said Chapman. “We focus on stretching, strengthening, coordination, isolations and agility. Things that will improve their sports.” The free class is offered to afford boys the opportunity to understand and appreciate the art of dance while improving their agility, flexibility, coordination, memorization and athleticism. Those interested in signing your child up for this class should call 856-691-6059 or stop by for the “open house” August 10–14 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at 2388 N. East Ave. Vineland. Haley to Compete in Ireland The family of Haley Richards extends a warm thank you to all those who came out to support us at our fundraiser at Fuelhouse Coffee on Landis Avenue on July 25. Thank you to all the musicians who brought their instruments and shared their music. It was a great success and a fun night for all! Haley, a seven-year-old fiddler/violinist, has qualified to travel to Tullamore, Ireland to compete in the All Ireland Fleadh on August 22. Special thanks go out to Bains Deli/Fuelhouse Coffee— especially Russ and all the guys working on July 25—for their hard work making all the sandwiches and keeping the music board running smoothly. For more information about Haley, Towheads (the traditional Celtic music group comprised of Haley and her brothers, Dylan and Newt), or Haley’s trip to Ireland, visit www.towheads.org. Hoag Awards Scholarship Martin Hoag, owner of Hoag-Parrish Financial Management, has awarded his annual $1,000 Scholarship to local Vineland High School graduate, Juan C. Hernandez of Vineland for 2009. Hernandez graduated from Vineland High School Summa Cum Laude, placing 38th out of 647 graduates. Hernandez plans to enroll in Lafayette University in the PreMed Program. This is the 16th year that Hoag-Parrish Financial Management has sponsored a scholarship to a deserving Vineland High School graduate. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Vineland’s 148th Birthday Celebrated The anniversary of the city’s founding by Charles K. Landis in 1861 was celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 8 with an open house at the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society (VHAS). The event featured appearances and speeches by elected officials, by VHAS president Frank Amari, Jr. (pictured, above right) and a lecture by The Grapevine’s history columnist Vince Farinaccio. Highlights of the day included a kids program and a delicious birthday cake, cut by Mayor Bob Romano (pictured above with VHAS board members, Amari, and city councilwoman Mayra Arroyo). the grapevine { 29 } Feel The Difference With Fabrizio Chiropractic Get Relief From HEADACHES NUMBNESS NECK PAIN LOWER BACK PAIN I COMMUNITY CALENDAR HAPPENINGS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 Planning Board Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. fruits and vegetables and various crafters and other exhibitors will be on hand. Trolley will shuttle between Kidston Towers and Walmart, providing free transportation for anyone going to the Market. 794-8653. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 Nature Scavenger Hunt. Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove. 1:30 p.m. 358-8616. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 Fresh and Specialty Foods Market/Clothesline Art Show. 700 block of Landis Ave. 8 a.m.-noon. p.m. The final market of the season—vendors will sell fresh AUGUST 15 AND 16 9th Annual Seafood Festival. Bellview Winery, Atlantic St., Landisville. Held in conjunction with 4th Annual American Car Show, 11 am.m-5 p.m. All 27 Bellview wines will be poured for sampling and offered by the glass or bottle to complement the seafood and 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. Movie starts at dusk. A PUBLIC MEETING has been Come In For A FREE CONSULTATION & Learn How You Could Win A FREE IPOD SHUFFLE! Dr. Theresa A. Fabrizio DC 856.692.0077 1790 N. Main Road, Vineland, NJ FAX: 856.692.4008 scheduled to discuss the Vineland Municipal Utility’s progress. It will be Thursday, August 27, at 7 p.m., at Vineland City Hall (640 E. Wood Street, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor). Utility representatives will discuss the utility’s accomplishments over the last year and also their future strategies. Items of discussion include customer service initiatives, electric utility infrastructure improvements, and water utility infrastructure improvements. There will be a power point presentation along with a question and answer period. This public meeting will be available for live viewing on our local network (Channel 9). years the Vineland PAL has served over 10,000 children from the surrounding area. The Vineland PAL continues to operate with fundraisers and donations from the Vineland business community. A CLASSIC CAR BENEFIT/CRUISE revs up on Saturday, August 15 at the Delsea Drive-in. The event will feature four movies for the evening, including the film classic Smokey and the Bandit and three current features. The event is open to all classic cars, from muscle cars, street rods, classics, rat rods and specialty cars. The cruise begins at 5 p.m. and WVLT 92.1 disc-jockey Pepper Paul will play cruisin’ oldies music before the feature presentations start at dusk. next to the auditorium. Spaces for vendors and families are $15, on a firstcome-first served basis. Space size will equal two parking spaces. Electricity, tables and trash collection are not provided. All unsold items must be removed from the premises at the end of the sale. Space reservations can be made by calling 794-6800 ext. 2539. 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: SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’69 will hold its 40th class reunion on September 26. The reunion will take place at Uncle Ricky’s, 470 Wheat Road in Vineland. The party will begin at 6 p.m The cost is $25 and includes a pig roast, draft beer, and a donation to the Alumni Association. Cash Bar. RSVP by September 16 to rick@wheatroad golf.com or 207-6923. KEEP FIT AND COOL at the YMCA of Vineland. The Y boasts a large, safe indoor pool, plus new Family Fitness and free weight areas, all in air-conditioned comfort. There are special savings available throughout this month: Facility member fee bank draft—adult and family facility members can get 25 to 50 percent off the joining fee. Those paying annual facility member fee in full (excluding youth and teen) – can pay no joining fee and get a thirteenth month for no additional charge These savings can range as high as nearly $150. For additional information on the “Beat the Heat” program offered through August 31., call the YMCA at 691-0030. SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the new STOP SHERIFF SALE THE VINELAND POLICE ATHLETIC League (PAL) will be celebrating its 15th Year anniversary on Saturday, August 15. The event will take place at 627 E Elmer Street. The 600 block of Elmer Street will be closed down from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Vineland PAL will be having opening ceremonies at 11 a.m., during this time the Vineland PAL will be honoring several of volunteers and sponsors. Activities include a live amateur boxing show in the street from 1 to 4 p.m., water rides and bounces for the children, a water dunking machine, food venders, music and a laser show at Hanger 84. The honorable Mayor Romano will have an exhibition boxing fight with Mayor Shannon from Millville. The Vineland PAL is a non-profit organization that provides numerous activities for the youth of our community thought out the year. 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Further information may be obtained by calling Larry at 297-5012 . WASSERSTRUM Esq. -Bankruptcy Attorney- SEYMOUR 856-696-8300 VHS MARCHING CLAN will host a Giant Yard Sale at Vineland High School South (2880 E. Chestnut Avenue) on Saturday, August 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, August 23.) The sale will be held in the parking lot, school year are being collected by South Jersey Healthcare’s Family Success Center of Vineland to help families in our community. School supplies will be distributed to students ages preschool through high school. Items needed include: backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pencil cases, crayons, highlighters and calculators. Donations will be accepted through August 13 at the following drop-off locations: • Family Success Center, 1038 E. Chestnut Avenue – Suite 130, Vineland (Vineland Health Center) • IMPACT Program, Montrose Avenue & the Boulevard, Vineland • SJH Regional Medical Center, 1505 West Sherman Avenue, Vineland (Human Resources Office) • SJH Bridgeton Health Center, 333 Irving Avenue, Bridgeton (Human Resources Office) For more information, call 5077840. other available food choices. American Car Show Saturday (rain date, Sunday). Car show, parking, and all festival activities, including a souvenir Bellview wine glass, are included in the $5 admission fee. Music performed by the The Blue Method. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Festival held rain or shine. www.BellviewWinery.com, or 697-7172 daily from 11 a.m-5 p.m. Festival special cake topped with fresh peaches and whipped topping $5 ($3 for kids 10 and under). Proceeds will go toward upgrading and maintaining the camp buildings. Call 466-0288. SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 Pink Carpet Gala. St. Anthony’s Hall, Wheat Road. The event will benefit the South Jersey Healthcare Foundation, Susan G. Komen race for the Cure. Central South New Jersey affiliate and Fedup-4u. Dancing, African-American food, Italian dishes, a live band playing ‘80s and new music, award ceremony, special guest speakers, Gospel singers, poetry and a dedication to the late Michael Jackson (come join in on the thriller dance) Call James Cooper at 364-8103 for tickets. Sponsorship packages are available starting at $50. P.S.—Wear some pink. SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 Newfield Day/Old Fashion Peach Social. Newfield Public Library will hold its annual Old Fashion Peach Social in The Grove along with all the other Newfield Day festivities. Top off your chicken barbeque with peach pie, cobbler, or ice cream and topped with fresh Jersey peaches. Two servings sizes ($5 or $3); take-outs available. 697-0415. SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 Fire Apparatus Show and Muster. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Rd. (Rt. 55, Exit 26), Millville, More than 80 antique fire trucks, a firefighter competition, firefighting demonstrations, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission to show only. To visit WheatonArts: $10 adults, $9 senior adults, $7 students. Children 5 and under are admitted free. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. GOLF, SPORTS, ETC. CHURCH NEWS Wordshop 2009 will be held Saturday, August 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carl Arthur Recreation Center, Third and Plum streets. Four women will speak. Registration fee is $20 (includes kit, Continental breakfast, and lunch). Call 691-1349. A farewell Mass and get-together will be held for Rev. Patsy Amabile, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, on Friday, August 21, beginning 7 p.m at the church. A dinner will be held at Merighi’s Savoy Inn, following Mass. Tickets for the dinner are $30 per person and are available by calling the Rectory at 691-0420. Coffee farewells are also planned in the church hall on Sunday, August 23. Father Amabile has been assigned to a parish in New York City. Friday, August 21 – Youth Ministry Concert, Jeff Deyo, Contemporary Christian singer will perform his latest album, Unveil at 7 p.m. at Bridgeton Assembly of God, 424 Indian Avenue. Tickets $10 at door or purchase at Cornerstone Christian BookStore on Seventh Street in Vineland. Summer Art and Learning Camp at New Hope Presbyterian Church (65 Hitchner Avenue, Bridgeton). Wednesday afternoons (August 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. Children are invited to participate in a Young Readers (ages 4-12) Summer Reading Club. It is held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 8th and Wood Streets, Vineland on Mondays, 4-6 p.m. It features: Reading enrichment, music lessons, healthy snacks—all free! To enroll, phone 691-7243. SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 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 nonmembers 697-1814. EVERY SATURDAY Canoe & Kayak Trip. Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove. On Parvin Lake and Muddy Run. Meet at 10 a.m. at Fire Ring (between CS 13 and 15). Bring your own boat or rent one from Al & Sam’s. 358-8616. SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 Block Party/Pizza Eating Contest. Dominick’s Pizza, Lincoln and Dante Shopping Plaza (1768 S, Lincoln). Benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand and American Diabetes Association. All proceeds will go to these two charities. 11 a.m-4 p.m. 691-5511. AUGUST 10-13, AND 17-20 Learn-to-Row Camp. Harris Industrial Park Boathouse (home of the Vineland HS Crew Team), 328 S. 2nd Street, Millville. For first-time rowers (grades 6 to 11 for the fall 2009 school year). Rowing on the Maurice River. 5-7 p.m. each day. Cost is $150 per session, $50 deposit to hold a spot. 498-1057 or 293-1848. MONDAY, AUGUST 17 NAMI Monthly Meeting. Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 E. Chestnut Ave. County Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness meets. 7-9 p.m. 691-9234. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 Dick Baum Memorial Golf Tournament. Running Deer Golf Club, 1111 Parvin Mill Road, Pittsgrove. Cumberland County Habitat For Humanity hosts. 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. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 Family Fun Night. Purple Penguin Ice Cream, 1008 Harding Hwy., Newfield. Benefits Newfield Fire Co.. Family fun, good food. Bring a chair/blanket. 6:30 p.m. 697-4731. 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. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss. The CyberSpot, 610 E. Landis Ave. 7-8 p.m. Workshop participants will learn about nondrug solutions. Free but limited to first 20 callers. 691-1313. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 Osteoporosis Prevention. Cumberland County Extension Education Center, 291 Morton Ave., Rosenhayn. A Rutgers Cooperative Extension family and community health sciences program. Free, but registration required. 451-2800. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Ellison’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament. Buena Vista Country Club, Rt. 40, Buena. This year’s golf outing is part of The Ellison School’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a buffet luncheon. Tournament at 1 p.m. Putting and hole-in-one contests offering more than $6,500 in prizes. Entry fee of $150 includes greens fees, carts, tips, luncheon and dinner. Advertisement and sponsorship opportunities are available. 691-1734. the grapevine { 31 } SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 New Jersey Peach Festival. Malaga Camp Meeting, 4400 N. Delsea Dr., Newfield. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Highlights include the Lil Miss and Mr. Peach Contest, live entertainment, games, and some “peachy” baked goods and treats. Admission is free, signature Peach The Grapevine’s Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Married woman 4. Converged 7. Point one point S of due E 10. Table condiment 12. Trade 14. Indian frock 15. Bombast 16. Blighia tree (var.) 17. Pre-college school 18. Give clear expression to 20. ____ Tomei, actress 22. Tall hardwood tree 23. Actress Ryan 24. Not true 26. Organic compounds 29. Hill (Celtic) 30. Apprehension 35. They ___ 36. 1st state abbr. (var.) 37. Chicken ___ King 38. “Me & Bobby McGee” singer 44. 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Vineland, NJ 08360 (Between Grant & Sherman) GV Choice of Dessert: Jello, Rice Pudding, Vanilla or Chocolate pudding CHILDREN UNDER 12 EAT FOR FREE (Accompanied by a paying adult) I Culinary Adventures { STEPHEN WILSON | PHOTO: JILL McCLENNEN } All Atwitter About Food Tweet Up at the Tortilla Press brings foodies together. everal weeks ago, I got word that there would be a “Tweet Up” at the Tortilla Press in Collingswood for the network of southern Jersey tweeters to which I belong. This group is nothing formal, but just a handful of folks that have one thing in common… a shared love of good, local foods. For those of you who are not familiar with Twitter, it is a social networking site on the Internet that allows members to write anything they want in 140 characters or less. Who reads these updates, you may ask? Anyone who subscribes to your account can read what you have written. This allows people to follow others with common interests and maybe something interesting to say. At the bakery, I tweet updates about what’s going on in the kitchen, what we’re eating, S and anything else I find interesting about food and drink in southern New Jersey. I found out about this “Tweet, Meet, Greet, and Eat” at the Tortilla Press through my network of foodies, and I was thrilled to see that it was planned for a Monday evening (one of the few evenings I generally have free). I’d never been to the Tortilla Press but had heard much about it through traditional press, Twitter, and word of mouth. Since Collingswood has a wonderful reputation for having good restaurants, it was a perfect excuse to check it out. On the evening of the event, Jill and I arrived early so that we could talk to Chef Mark Smith, also the proprietor of the restaurant. The restaurant was positioned on a corner lot, and large windows opened right into the dining room from the sidewalk. The dining room was consequently filled with fresh air and light, which shone on the weathered, wood floor… my kind of place. Chef Mark greeted us, and we exchanged pleasantries. He made Jill and I some killer margaritas with lime juice that was clearly fresh-squeezed. Pretty soon, more people arrived and we found a place to sit at one of the tables set for our group. It was great to meet some of the people that I’d developed a “virtual” relationship with, and so we immediately hit it off as good food began to arrive at our table. The first appetizers to arrive were little chicken taquitos (moist chicken tightly wrapped in a tortilla and deep fried), as well as homemade tortilla chips with delicious freshly made tomato salsa and the Tortilla Press’ famous guacamole. The guacamole was fantastic—creamy, wellseasoned and bright green. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good guacamole, and eating this spread brought back memories. A dishwasher, Poli, from a former job in San Francisco, made it for me from scratch on special occasions. Yum. After a discussion about Twitter and how we all use it in our lives and businesses, it was time for dinner to start. Chef Mark had created a menu just for the occasion for the ridiculously low price of $15 each. Continued on next page QUESO OR GUACAMOLE QUESO OR GUACAMOLE with this ad FREE SIDE OF Since 1957 Strawberry Ice Cream Pies $6.95 Custard HOALWAYS FREERE CKSALSA! MEW CHIPS AND ER WITH 856-825-3525 FREE**Side with purchase of HOME WRECKER** Union Lake Crossing 2188 N. 2nd Street. MLV 9 Non-Fat Sugar Free Flavors Daily 25 Hand Dip Flavors Flavor Burst • Banana Splits Sundaes • Milkshakes • Volcanoes Hotdog & Soda $1.98 • Small Cones $2.20 Low Carb Soft Serve • Water Ice Come Sit Under Our Gazebo Credit & Debit Card Purchases Now Accepted Open 7 Days • Noon-10pm • 692-2748 1231 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | the grapevine { 33 } Mon. to Fri.6am-2pm Sat.-Sun.7am-1pm Dungeness Crabs Every Wednesday Comes with pasta red or white, salad, garlic bread $ 4940 Landis Ave• Vineland, NJ 08360 1999 . (856) 691-8051 Continued from previous page For the first course, I went with the “sliced Jersey tomato salad with red onion and grilled queso cheese drizzled with cilantro vinaigrette.” It was as good as it sounds; the tomatoes were sweet and cool, which contrasted against the warm queso blanco. Although I don’t like cilantro if it’s overdone, I found the vinaigrette to be refreshing. The second course was a “grilled chicken breast with Jersey peach salsa.” It was served with a creamy chipotle sweet potato casserole, which was the hit of the evening. The sweet potatoes were tender, sweet and vibrantly orange and the chipotle pepper added a spicy kick. Jill got a cheese-stuffed poblano pepper, breaded, fried, and served with rice and beans. I was proud to tell my table of locavores that the pepper was from Vineland’s Flaim Farm. Finally, we got coffee and dessert. Hot java and a Jersey blueberry and peach cobbler with crumb topping, served with vanilla ice cream; it hit the spot after a long evening of eating and tweeting. 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, 563-1400. 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, cus- tom 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. 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, 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. The OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Top Banana DIV. OF ZUKERMAN FOODS Wholesale Outlet Wheat Road & Delsea Drive, Vineland • 641-0815 HOURS: Mon. – Thurs. 9-6:30; Friday 9-6; Sat. 9-6; Sun. 11-5 1853 Vine Rd. 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SHOP SMART • SAVE SMART • EAT SMART General Custard’s Last Stand, 2578 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 696-2992. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner served Tues.-Sat. Gina’s Ristorante, 110 N. High St., Millville, 825-4241. Italian cuisine, lunch and dinner, BYOB, nothing over $20. Giorgio’s Restaurant 363 E. Wheat Rd., Buena, 697-2900. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Italian cuisine, pizza. Giovanni’s Italian-American Deli. 1102 N. East Ave., Vineland, 692-0459. Pizza, Italian subs, all your lunch favorites. The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course, 4049 Italia Rd., Vineland, 691-5558. Restaurant and lounge open to the public for lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jake’s. 611 Taylor Rd., Franklinville, 694-5700. Italian-American, served lakeside. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, Sunday brunch. Joe’s Poultry. 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-8860. Barbecue and Kosher chickens, homemade sides, catering 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, 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 Sun. Lucia’s Ristorante, 785 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland, 692-0300. Italian fine dining and regional cooking. Marciano’s Restaurant, 947 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 563-0030. ItalianAmerican cuisine, seafood and veal. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast buffet. Manny & Vic’s, 1687 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 696-3100. Daily pizza specials, delivery. Manny’s Pizza, 426 N. High St., Millville, 327-5081. Daily pizza specials, delivery. Martino’s Trattoria & Pizzeria, 2614 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 692-4448. Brick oven pizza, risotto, polenta. Three meals daily. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, E. Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. Banquet/wedding facility as well as intimate restaurant. Nicky G. Fridays 9 p.m.–midnight. Milmay Tavern, Tuckahoe and Bear’s Head rds., Milmay, 476-3611. Gourmet lunches and dinners in a casual setting. Moe’s Southwest Grill, 2188 N. 2nd St., Millville, 825-3525. 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. Live lobsters, seafood, prime rib, steak, cocktails and wine. Next Oar, 127 N. High St., Millville, 2931360. Weekly menu, made-to-order dishes. Olympia Restaurant, 739 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 691-6095. Authentic Greek cuisine—lamb dishes and salads. Paperwaiter Restaurant & Pub, 1111 Village Dr., Millville, 825-4000. A special place for all your special occasions. Pegasus, Rts. 40 and 47, Vineland, 694-0500. Breakfast, lunch, dinner specials; convenient drive-thru, minimeal specials. Pete’s Pizza, 20 W. Park Ave., Vineland, 205-9998. Pizza (including whole wheat), subs, wings. Open daily 11 a.m-10 p.m. The Rail, 1252 Harding Hwy., Richland, 697-1440. 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. Speedway Cafe at Ramada Vineland, W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 692-8600. Open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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. Continued on next page Experience The Difference CASINO & RESTAURANT WORKERS RESTAURANT • LOUNGE • BAKERY ! NOW OPEN ATTENTION Finally, Shoes You Can Work ALL Day In! Slip Resistant & Water Resistant Enter to Win WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | A FREE Pair of SAS Shoes (enter inside store) Drawing 9/22/09! 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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, 327-0909. 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 Fresh Jersey tomatoes star in this recipe for homemade sauce. reetings! As an Italian, I love homemade tomato sauce. Actually, in my house we call it “spaghetti or pasta sauce,” but I have also heard it called “gravy.” I have heard many people say that only ItalianAmericans call it gravy, whereas people living in Italy call it sauce. I know it has a lot to do with what we remember from childhood, and where we were born or raised, but however you title it, one thing is for sure—there’s nothing like homemade “sauce” or “gravy” to go over your favorite pasta. So enjoy this recipe…and Mangia! This story and recipe were submitted by Louisa Lugo, who writes “I read about the request for recipes using up produce from home gardens. This is a recipe I make every summer. I actually make it several times a week to jar and give to family and friends, G and all they have to do is come home from a long day at work, boil their favorite pasta and warm up the sauce for a quick meal made with fresh tomatoes right from my garden.” Homemade Tomato Sauce ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 10 -12 fresh Italian plum tomatoes, diced 3 tbs. water 1 tsp. sugar Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes Salt and ground pepper, to taste A few leaves of fresh basil, chopped water. Add sugar, crushed pepper flakes, and season well with salt and pepper. Add the basil and cook for 30 minutes. Press tomatoes through a food mill to remove seeds or puree in a food processor. Serve over favorite cooked, drained pasta. 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. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add onion and cook over medium heat till translucent. Stir in garlic, tomatoes and Fresh Picked Corn Daily! Order Your Plum Tomatoes For Canning! Vineland’s Mexican Night – $1 TACOS $5 Margaritas $2 Coronas Unlimited Pasta Night – $10.95 { 36 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 Bring In Your Gently Used Bag Full of Bags & Receive WE RECYCLE BAGS! 2 lbs of FREE PICKLES! 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Friday & Saturdays Live Entertainment 856-293-1200 123 North High St. Millville, NJ Coming Soon Hibachi Japanese Steak House • Catering • Banquet Facilities/Wedding Reception • Eat In/Take Out & Delivery We deliver min. $25-$30 Hours: Open 7 Days A Week M-Th: 11am-10pm Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm Sunday: 12 noon-10pm (856) 765-1818 Fax: (856) 765-0588 WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | 101 E Main St. Millville, NJ 08332 Gypsy Smokehouse Tues.- Sun. 11am-7pm Closed Monday Served with celery & Blue cheese BBQ, Honey Mustard, Mild (Spicy) Medium (Hot), Hot (Very Hot), Insane (Need we explain) Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Smoked Sausage Served S.O.S. (Sauce On Side) All Platters include sandwich, cornbread & 2 sides BBQ Extended Hours on Fridays & Weekends All Summer Long! 19 E. Oak Street Millville, NJ Phone: 856-327-1000 Fax: 856-327-1009 WINGS 10/15/20/25 Pieces Seasoned & Smoked until they are fall off the bone tender! Served Wet (Sauced), Dry (No Sauce) and S.O.S. All Platters include sandwich, cornbread & 2 sides Half Rack or Full Rack RIBS the grapevine { 37 } ! ”      Open ’Til 9:00 Every Friday MyArtMyMillville.com REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS The following transactions of $1,000 or more were filed with Cumberland County in the month of June 2009 (transactions may have occurred in an earlier month). Names listed may, in some cases, be those of buyers’ or sellers’ representatives. MAURICE RIVER TWP 4099 Route 47., Patricia L Harris to Amber Moore on 6/16/09 for $179,000 Route 47, James A Anderson to Victor Colon, Jr. on 6/29/09 for $32,000 5064 Route 49, Stormi Hoffman (Adm.) to Stormi Hoffman on 6/30/09 for $356,547 BRIDGETON 370 Bank St., Countrywide Home Loans Inc. to BSL Real Estate LLC on 6/16/09 for $20,000 52 York St., Frankie Cruz to Josue Aparicio on 6/17/09 for $111,000 56 S East Ave., Vincent J Parenti, Sr. to Tranquilino Soto on 6/22/09 for $73,500 14 Timber Rd., William R Kinney to Luzmila McHale on 6/23/09 for $105,000 217 S Pine St., City of Bridgeton to Lawrence F Brown on 6/30/09 for $5,000 to C&D General Contracting LLC on 6/25/09 for $45,000 FAIRFIELD TWP 26 Blew Valley Ln., Alfred F Gentile, Jr. to Robert C Thompson on 6/18/09 for $195,000 MILLVILLE 903 D St., Gwendlyn K Fagotti to Marilyn Barratt on 6/16/09 for $82,500 471 Rhonda Drive., Elizabeth Marie Heichel (Exec.) to Joseph M Clark on 6/16/09 for $155,000 1202 Mulberry St., Karen G Balicki to Tai-Yon Anderson on 6/17/09 for $162,900 2318 Mistletoe Ln., Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (by Atty.) to Keith Wildin on 6/17/09 for $169,000 212 S 5th St., Nationstar Mortgage LLC (by Atty.) to Mahmoud Zayyad on 6/19/09 for $39,375 519 Sharp St., Gustave Vastardis (Adm.) to Richard R Bailey on 6/22/09 for $25,000 2 Emily Dr., Ann M Helle to Bernard Jones, Jr. on 6/22/09 for $235,000 201 N 11th St., Frederick A Jacob (Exec.) to Ralph L Whilden on 6/26/09 for $148,900 GREENWICH TWP 873 Ye Greate St., Dale A Lodge to Susan D Cummins on 6/18/09 for $195,000 HOPEWELL TWP 29 Lakeside Dr., Tracy DeBiaso (Exec.) to Alice M Youse on 6/18/09 for $132,500 28 Hopewell Rd., Jeffrey A White (Exec.) to Jacob W Roser on 6/19/09 for $125,000 COMMERCIAL TWP 1990 Strawberry Ave., Bernadine Reed (Ind. Exec.) to James Chando on 6/24/09 for $225,000 7210 Ackley Rd., Norman H Lore to Linette Langowski on 6/29/09 for $60,000 129 Sandalwood Rd., Household Finance Corp. III to Robert H Watson on 6/29/09 for $85,000 LAWRENCE TWP Lexington Ave., Clyde H Lynch to Edwin F Kozuba, Jr. on 6/17/09 for $6,000 205 Factory Rd., Daniel M Miller to Michael S Hickman on 6/18/09 for $40,000 DOWNE TWP 175 Bayview Rd., Downe Meadows LLC With rates at historic lows, now is a great time to buy a new home or consider refinancing your existing mortgage. For unparalleled service, great rates and a variety of financing options, call Blaise R. Menzoni. FHA • VA • Conventional LET THE NUMBERS DO THE TALKING WE ARE #1! Maturo Realty sold more real estate in the 1st Half of 2009 than any other Cumberland County real estate office* * Stats gathered from SJSRMLS Sold Units from 1-1-09 thru 6-30-09. Thomas F. Maturo, Broker. Time is Running Out!!! … for the $8,000 CREDIT for Qualified First-Time Home Buyers. To qualify, you must purchase and settle a home before November 30, 2009. Call Maturo Realty, Inc. 856-696-2255 for more details and let one of our experienced, professional agents find a home for you today… { 38 } the grapevine | AUGUST 12, 2009 Blaise Menzoni LOAN OFFICER Gateway Funding DMS, LP Office 856.692.9494 Fax 856.691.3687 Cell 856.297 .7087 …BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT… 1 17 E. Landis Ave • Suite C • Vineland, NJ 08360 1 Licensed by NJ department of Banking and Insurance 856-696-CALL (2255) www. Opening Doors to Home Ownership 506 Brian Ave., Daniel W Malone, Sr. to James Cathey, III on 6/29/09 for $160,000 4 Osprey Dr., Kristen B Schmidt (Adm.) to Stephen Young on 6/29/09 for $250,000 UPPER DEERFIELD 71 Cornwell Dr., Kenneth L Clark to Township of Upper Deerfield on 6/26/09 for $222,500 VINELAND 2877 Bryant St., Tribeca Lending Corp. to Waca Investments LLC on 6/16/09 for $155,000 2296 S Lincoln Ave., Charlie Lusinski to Jacob E Fransko on 6/16/09 for $165,000 564 Mayfair St., Louis G Rubino (Exec.) to Emeterio Bermudez, Jr. on 6/16/09 for $165,000 1252 Livia Ln., Landmark Development No. 4 LLC to Jeremias J Bermudez on 6/16/09 for $243,315 2440 Valhalla Rd., Ahmed Shahzad to Gurdev S Dhaliwal on 6/16/09 for $435,000 111 Highland Ave., Lohmann Animal Health International Inc. to Nutri-Mack LP on 6/16/09 for $1,300,000 1038 New Pear St., William J Gruman to Steffeny Grillo on 6/17/09 for $159,000 790 Becker Dr., Linda L Schaefer to Judith Viera on 6/17/09 for $165,000 1217 Livia Ln., Landmark Development No. 4 LLC to Luis G Rodriguez on 6/17/09 for $204,500 3071 E Chestnut Ave., Kejzman Realty LLC to O’Rourke Equities LLC on 6/17/09 for $210,000 22 W Almond St., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. (Trust, by Atty.) to Milagros Oquendo on 6/19/09 for $114,000 1681 N Valley Rd., John L Caselli, Sr. to Big Oak Investments LLC on 6/19/09 for $120,000 2291 Delmar Ave., Beazer Homes Corp. to Stephanie R Waters on 6/22/09 for $251,900 2498 Simonelli Rd., Tradition Homes at Vineland LLC to NVR Inc. (DBA) on 6/23/09 for $77,500 220 Doren Terr., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. (Trust, by Atty.) to Damian Salas on 6/24/09 for $100,000 1035 Cambridge Pl., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. (Trust, by Atty.) to Leon Houser on 6/24/09 for $116,000 1191 N East Ave., Gilbert W Reinheimer, Jr. to Jonathan Perez on 6/25/09 for $167,000 3049 Cedarbrook Ct., Timothy D Hullihen to Raymond Torres on 6/25/09 for $188,000 1674 W Walnut Rd., Sec. of Housing & Urban Development (by Atty.) to Nikolay Krivosheyev on 6/26/09 for $115,000 735 S Main Rd., James Schermerhorn (Exec.) to Falasca Holding LLC on 6/26/09 for $148,000 Panther/Dante &C., Beverly Smaniotto to Michael Sikking on 6/26/09 for $179,559 732 E Almond St., Pantaleone Mercurio to Jose L Mercado on 6/29/09 for $97,000 1964 E Oak Rd., Ivan Perez to Darya C Feldman on 6/29/09 for $135,000 1970 Sunset Ave., Entrustcama FBO to Lisa Clement on 6/29/09 for $136,000 1964 E Oak Rd., Carmela Trzeciak to Danielle Madden on 6/29/09 for $144,000 1764 Tomahawk St., NVR Inc. (DBA) to David L Decasien on 6/29/09 for $211,405 3155 Swan Dr., Robert M Evans to Benjamin Denman on 6/29/09 for $249,000 1301 W Forest Grove Rd., BDGS Inc. to 1301 Forest Grove LLC on 6/29/09 for $1,473,094 2792 E Landis Ave., Redcrest Fields LLC to Jamie M Volpe on 6/30/09 for $272,000 Perfect Starter Homes! PERFECT RANCHER What a beauty! This perfect rancher consists of 3 large Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, wood floors in bedrooms and living room, completely remodeled bathroom, large dining room, tiled eat in kitchen, 2 car attached garage, finished basement family room with a fireplace and lets not forget the large fenced in back yard. CALLTODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATETOUR!!! Vineland LIKE BRAND NEW This 3 Bedroom rancher is like brand new. Large eat-in Kitchen, 2 full Baths, Basement nice and high with Family room, sits on almost 2 Acres. Home seems small but is very deceiving. 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