August 19, 2009

INSIDE BACK TO SCHOOL • PET CARE • LADIES’ ACOUSTIC NIGHT • SKEE BALL VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 28 | AUGUST 19, 2009 CONNECTING YOU { STORY AND PHOTOS: MICKEY BRANDT } T O V I N E L A N D . W E E K L Y. Visit us online www.grapevinenewspaper.com With SUVs and trucks in the junkyards and an equal number of new fuel-efficient cars on the road, dealers struggle with the logistics and used car dealers scream foul. I t’s 1999. You want power and style and room for your family. You can afford the vehicle and the gas. You go for the dream and buy a big SUV. Now, it’s 2009. The cost of gas has gone up—a lot. Maybe you don’t need so much power, maybe you’ll settle for a smaller car. Your SUV has a new moniker: It’s become a “clunker.” Local new car dealers are for the most part pleased with the “cash for clunkers” program. They think it’s a great thing for consumers and it has boosted their sales significantly. Ron Rossi, owner of Rossi Honda in Vineland describes a “dramatic increase in volume,” reporting 30 to 35 additional sales since the program began about a month ago. He notes that sometimes a customer doesn’t qualify for the program but decides to buy a car anyway. Ivan Nelson, general manager of Lilliston Ford in Vineland says, “We’ve sold everything. We’ve broken sales records in the car line.” He says his dealership has sold about 50 vehicles plus about 40 more at Lilliston Chrysler in Millville. Merle Graham, sales manager for Bob Novick Auto Mall in Bridgeton says “it’s been very successful,” and his business has sold around 30 vehicles so far. A spokesperson for Toyota of Vineland is too busy to comment. When this reporter calls on him, he says simply, “We’re knee deep in customers right now.” “It’s a great program,” Nelson says. “The politicians who put this together had great foresight in how it would excite the economy.” Continued on page 10 5 Anthony Olivio, 8, of Millville, at Loyle Lanes. FUN RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES STORY & PHOTOS: MICKEY BRANDT Summer is winding down and the kids are weary of the usual outdoor activities. Or maybe we’re about to have another round of rainy days. There are many indoor family activities that can keep the whole family happy (and get Mom that much closer to putting the crew back on the school bus), including these: 1. Too warm? Try ice skating, at Canlan Ice Sports right here in Vineland’s Industrial Park. There’s open skating seven afternoons a week, plus skating with a light show and DJ on weekend evenings. Skate rentals available. 2. Be a kid in a candy store? 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The cookout started with the playing of the national anthem and a prayer by Pastor Stephen Cooper. A horseshoe contest was won by Kevin Gordan from Sicklerville, with Melvin Livingston of Vineland and Steven Pozzobon placing second and third, respectively. Winner of the bocce ball game was Thomas Laskay from Howell. Trophies were given to the best dancers—first place to Ruth Reynado (left, in photo) from Cape May Court House, second to Beatriz Besas (sitting), also of Cape May Court House, and third to Elisa Ford (center) from Oceanview. VRDC Awards Scholarships The Board of Directors of the Vineland Regional Dance Company (VRDC) awarded $14,950 in scholarships to a number of its 2009/2010 dancers. The VRDC presents scholarships annually to qualified dancers for summer programs. Awardees were chosen by an independent scholarship committee based on an essay, scholastic grades, an interview and overall presence, articulation, commitment, technique and dedication to dance. Receiving scholarships to attend outside summer programs were: Laura Schwegel of Vineland, $100; Andrea and Nicole Mitchell of Dorothy, $100 each; Claire Zabielski of Greenwich, $250; and Erin Kane of Millville, $350. Gwen Baraneicki-Zwil of Bridgeton was awarded a $750 scholarship to attend the Glenda Brown Choreographic Project in Kansas, and Jenna Silicato of Delaware received a $900 scholarship to attend the Craft of Choreography in Seattle, Washington. The prestigious Marie Bayuk Scholarship of $1,500 was awarded to Elizabeth Tkaczynski of Bridgeton; she also attended the Glenda Brown Project. Several VRDC dancers also received scholarships in May from Regional Dance America/Northeast (RDA/NE). Erin Kane received a $500 cash scholarship to attend the Glenda Brown Project, and Jenna Silicato received the RDA/NE scholarship of $1,650 to attend the Craft of Choreography. VRDC’s Ballet Mistress Kelly Bocchetti Millar received the first Jonathan Phelps Scholarship of $500 for being the most outstanding modern dancer at the festival, in addition to a matching $500 grant from the VRDC Board of Directors to attend the Craft of Choreography. VRDC dancers receiving $250 scholarships from the Philadelphia Dance Theater to attend its summer intensive program were: Erin Kane, Elizabeth Tkaczynski, Claire Zabielski, Valentina Parente of Pittsgrove, Marialena Melillo of Vineland and Juliana Martine of Vineland. Members of the Vineland Regional Dance Company for the 2009-2010 season are: soloists Erin Kane and Elizabeth Tkaczynski and full company dancers Gwen Baraniecki-Zwil, Marialena Melillo, Andrea Mitchell, Nicole Mitchell, Valentina Parente, Laura Schwegel, Jenna Silicato, Claire Zabielski, Aria Asselta of Vineland, Melissa Carabrese of Vineland, Julia Martini of Vineland and Mia Klekos of Vineland. Apprentices for this year are Carlina Filluzzi, Kristi Jackson, Adina Luciano, Juliana Martine and Spencer Wetherington. The Board of Directors was also proud to award each VRDC dancer attending an outside summer dance intensive a $500 scholarship to the VRDC’s Summer Program. These scholarship awards totaled $6,500. In the photo, back row from left: Jenna Silicato, Erin Kane, Gwen Baraniecki-Zwil, Elizabeth Tkaczyski, Valentina Parente. Front row: Laura Schwegel, Nicole Mitchell, Andrea Mitchell, Claire Zabielski, Marialena Melillo. Twice as Nice Twins Dereck Jr. (DJ) and Domenick (Magic) Stubbs of Vineland turned 3months-old on August 13. Happy 3 months. We love you! Love Mommy & Daddy (Dominique & Dereck Sr.) WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | SOUTH VINELAND 15-16 STATE, REGIONAL CHAMPS The South Vineland Senior League baseball team beat a New York team to become the Senior Little League Baseball Eastern Regional champions last week. Next, they advanced to participate in the league’s World Series in Bangor, Maine over the weekend. They opened by beating a team from Italy in the first round on Sunday. the grapevine { 3 } 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. More Faces in the News on page 5 I Editor’s Letter Boys of Summer High Efficiency Heating and Cooling and Water Heating Equipment Eligible for up to $1500 in Federal Tax Credits and up to $400 in Rebates As you look through the Faces in the News pages in this week’s issue (and in the past couple of issues), you’ll see photos of several Vineland baseball teams that have earned district, state and regional titles in recent weeks. For all the teams that have won these tournaments, thousands more across the country have fallen short of their goals to play in the Little League World series or other season finale games to cap the 2009 baseball season. But participating is enough to create long-lasting memories for most kids, no matter how well or poorly their teams play. This column is being written from Cooperstown, NY, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. What you may not know is that this area is also home to the Cooperstown All Star Village, the ultimate youth travel baseball experience for children 12 and under. All Star Village is a place where hundreds of pre-teen boys from all across the country gather to—quite literally—eat, sleep and play baseball for an entire week. My son’s team is enjoying their time here as they stay in bunkhouses with their teammates and coaches and play two games per day against some of the best teams between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The kids are playing well in the National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions (I’m missing one of their games as I write this column), but this is definitely a situation where, “it doesn’t matter if you win or lose,” it’s WHERE you play the games. We haven’t yet visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame, though we’re very excited about checking it out before we head home. This baseball Mecca extends well beyond the grounds of the Hall of Fame. The entire region is ground zero for all things baseball and those who enjoy (or obsess about) the national pastime are in heaven while they’re here. This week will be one that my son will surely never forget. And while he’s the one actually playing in games here, my wife and daughter and I are making lasting memories of our own. My son’s AAU travel baseball team, the South Jersey Riptides, has been playing together and raising funds for this trip for four years. It’s something they’ve strived for and anticipated for much of their young lives. In the meantime, we’ve lived the lives of travel sports families everywhere for years. As I talked to many folks around Vineland in the weeks leading up to this trip, I’ve heard lots of “been there, done that” statements from parents whose children swam, cheered or played football, baseball, basketball, soccer or other competitive sports. The lifestyle of the travel sports family is often the same. True family vacations are often replaced by weekend or week-long tournaments throughout the region, and in some cases, around the globe. We’ve made many sacrifices to get here, but we’ll never look back with regret about doing whatever it takes to give our kids the opportunity to an experience like this trip… A trip that gave us a new appreciation for the lyrics, “Take me out to the ball game.” { CONTENTS } 1 CARS: Stimulus or Bust? Cash for Clunkers” program has its advocates…and its critics. MICKEY BRANDT 1 5 Fun Rainy Day Activities Or things to do when the heat gets unbearable. MICKEY BRANDT 3, 5 6 Faces in the News Double the Fun The first Youth Fest pairs up with the International and Cultural Festival. TODD NOON 7 Life in a Red State The Jersey tomato reigns supreme in August. DEBORAH A. EIN Serving Vineland for over 100 years! 8 Conflicts and Confusion Last week’s Board of Education meeting had both. LEE BURKE 12 Community Calendar 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 14-15 PET CARE 16 Entertainment 18-19 HOME & GARDEN 25 The Origins of Skee Ball A local inventor gave up his rights to the game. VINCE FARINACCIO 25 22 Vintage Vineland DINING: New York is for Foodies The Big Apple attracts a special kind of tourist. STEPHEN WILSON BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL STARTS 25 Recipe Corner Another way to use those Jersey tomatos—bruschetta. LISA DINUNZIO { STAFF } MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher DEBORAH A. 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Not pictured: Sammy DeSimine, Marcos DelValle. The Seminoles, who will advance to the 10 and under age group for the upcoming fall season, will hold tryouts at their home field, Melini Park in Buena, on Monday, August 24 at 6 p.m. If you have a player interested in playing with the Seminoles (must be 10 or younger on April 30, 2010), call 609-992-9421. OUR PORK SIRLOIN FAMOUS CUBES STEAKS BACON $ 89 $ 59 $ 59 Come in and check out our great selections and prices on all your Bar B Q Meats! the grapevine { 5 } 1 lb. 4 lb. 2 lb. I Downtown Vineland { TODD NOON, EXEC. DIR., VDID/MAIN STREET } Double the Fun The International Food and Cultural Festival pairs with the Youth Fest this Saturday on the Avenue. B uilding partnerships strengthens both sides and it shows in the results. For that reason, I have always believed in the benefits achieved by organizations collaborating with each other for the greater good. This weekend is an example of such a collaboration—VDID/Main Street Vineland partnering with the Mayor’s Youth Council to produce a fun time downtown for all. Our Third Annual International Food and Cultural Festival is coming up this Saturday (or Sunday, if it rains), from 3 to 8 p.m., on the 500 block of Landis Avenue. Those who are familiar with the festival from past years know that it presents a tour of various cultures from around the world in our own backyard—a “virtual 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 vacation” right on Landis Avenue. You can sample the French, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, and Jamaican cultural traditions—food, musicians, dancers, artists, and crafters—and then come back for a helping of some down-home food and music. Speaking of music, we will have headliners such as Frank Marone and the Italians, Joe Rivera and Zona Zero, and Dun Phalyn. All this and no passport necessary! But that’s not all. Our popular Homemade Wine Competition will return and we will be introducing a Tomato Sauce/Gravy Competition. Along with naming the winners of these two competitions, we will also be announcing the winner of the Little Miss & Mister Cherry Tomato photo contest, the voting for which has been going on all summer. The winners will ride on our float in our annual Holiday Parade on November 28. While the festival is going on, the Mayor’s Youth Council—a fine group of students who could be the young leaders of tomorrow—will be holding its Youth Fest on Sixth Street, between Landis Avenue and Elmer Street. Starting at noon, it will feature activities for children and adults, a silent auction, artists and artisans, live bands, and children’s games. It will end with a concert at Hangar 84 in the evening. Two great events downtown on the same day…the result of new organizations partnering to double the fun. It doesn’t get much better than that! *** While our Promotions Committee has been hard at work on these summertime events, some ceremonies of a quieter but no less significant nature have marked some important work of the Design Committee. With more and more new facades brightening downtown storefronts—and construction underway on others—we have been honoring those businesses that have successfully completed the City’s façade improvement program with medallions bearing the likeness of Charles K. Landis. Ceremonies for the presentation of the first four medallions—to Bain’s Deli, Sun National Bank, Q-Ball Billiards, and NAPA Auto Parts—have already taken place. With more than 70 businesses participating in the façade improvement program, these decorative medallions will grace the fronts of quite a few downtown buildings and show further proof of the changing face of downtown Vineland. *** Remember that for all our downtown events, please support the downtown merchants and businesses. 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EIN, MANAGING EDITOR } Life in a Red State The kitchen on canning day is very rosy, and allows us to enjoy Jersey tomatoes all year long. aving nothing to do with politics, the title of this column, I must admit, is taken directly from a chapter title in Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. In the book, Kingsolver tells of a journey her family, living in rural Virginia, made in trying to eat only locally grown food over the course of one year. The book’s chapters run from January to December, detailing what they did and learned each month of their journey. “Life in a Red State” is the August chapter. For the past two years, I have used the Kingsolver “Family Secret Tomato Sauce” recipe for the sauce I have canned into quart-sized jars. The “secret” part of the Kingsolver recipe is that it includes cinna- H mon and nutmeg, which are often used in tomato dishes in Greek and some Middle Eastern cuisines. This year, I’m looking for a recipe for an Italian sauce that will go better over pasta. Living in Hammonton with many Italian neighbors making their gravy, I should be able to find a recipe that makes my family exclaim, “Now, that’s Italian.” Except no one seems willing to hand over their secrets. This Saturday, at the International Food and Cultural Festival on Landis Avenue, a Tomato Sauce/Gravy Competition will be held. I don’t know whether recipes will be available, but maybe at least the winners can be convinced to supply them. Last year, my friend Michelle and I canned peaches together, then divvied up the jars with the golden prizes. Amish women, too, get together for “canning bees,” visiting each other’s houses in a regular sequence to make sure that everyone has what they need stashed away in their cupboards for the winter. Making a party out of work is always a good idea, although canning can be as relaxing a solitary project as it is a joint venture. We didn’t get together for putting up tomato sauce last year, partly because Michelle and I had different philosophies about what to do with the tomato harvest. To can or to freeze, that is the question. She likes to cook up meat sauce and for safety reasons must freeze it. I like to be able to grab a jar of sauce without having to thaw it out. Kingsolver shares my opinion. “I’m not the world’s only mother, I’m sure,” she writes, “who frequently plans dinner in the half-hour between work and dinnertime. Thawing takes time…. A jar of spaghetti sauce, a box of pasta, and a grate of cheese will save us.” This year, Michelle and I might flip-flop. She wants to try canning and add the meat in when she heats up the sauce for a meal…and I’m thinking about (while tomatoes are in season) doubling the recipe each time I make a batch and freezing some for a later meal. That way, I can pick tomatoes straight from the vine. (If I were Maria von Trapp, I would have to list the unique scent of tomato vines as one of my favorite things.) Even so, I will be canning before the season is over. For me, it’s more of a September chapter, however. I’ll go to a farm market for a basket or two of seconds. When the kids are out the door and on the bus, I will heat up the kitchen with some boiling pots of water, and before you know it, I’ll have the tomatoes in different stages—colanders will be full of rinsed ones, some will be scored and dipped in the steaming water, others will be in the sink full of cold water with skins peeling away, more will be in a state of puree in the food processor or bubbling in pans on the stove or in the crockpot. Later in the day, I’ll be ladling the red sauce into the steamed jars and placing the jars into the boiling water to seal the lids. By time the kids get home from school, the jars will be lined up on the counter. “What’s for dinner?” they’ll ask. “Noodles and sauce,” will be my answer. “Thought so,” one of them will say, to the ping of a jar being sealed. I If anyone would like to share a bulk recipe for Italian sauce, your secrets are safe with me. MEMBERSHIP “Building A Better You” SEPTEMBER MEMBER ROUND-UP rejoin or join the YMCA as a full facility member and receive 50 % off the Joining fee Pay the Annual Full Facility Member fee in full- no Joining fee CHILD CARE Register Now For our Child Care programs: School Age Care (Kindergarten to 8th grade) 9 locations – 8 Vineland Elementary Schools -YMCA Our school age care features the Horizon Foundation’s Healthy U program. Toddler Program (18 months to 3 years) Limited Space Our program includes activities to promote growth in all areas of development Mortgage rates are now the lowest in decades! 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Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360 Member FDIC Mortgage Center 12 North West Blvd., Newfield NJ 08344 1-800-690-3440 x1107 or 1108 www.newfieldbank.com I Civic Engagement { LEE BURKE } Conflicts and Confusion At the BOE meeting, search rules and personnel transfers dominate talks, which become strained at times. A Visit Our New Website! www.yourrentalcity.com t the August 12 Board of Education meeting, board solicitor Robert DeSanto rendered his legal opinion on four board members’ possible conflict of interests regarding the search for a new superintendent. Board members Frank DiGiorgio, Anthony Fanucci, Patricia Phillips and Thomas Ulrich all have immediate family members who are employed by the school district. The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) is conducting the search on behalf of the district and believes the four members may face ethics charges if they participate in the remaining second and third rounds of the interview process. DeSanto noted there is no existing legal opinion, but said it is possible that a board member may re-enter the process under certain conditions. He said he based his opinion on the State Ethics Commission (SEC) advisory A30-07 related to another matter of an internal candidate supervising a spouse and, therefore, could not be objective or impartial. DeSanto advised that a conflicted board member may wish to re-enter the process, if an internal candidate fails to make it to the final round. If they choose to do so, information on other candidates gleaned from the second round would be “off the table” said DeSanto. He added, however, that some questions could be asked from the second and third rounds to “get up to speed.” He suggested that a board member ask, in good conscience, if they can make an “informed, inde- pendent and objective decision.” As of Thursday, the only remaining internal candidate among the six recommended by NJSBA is Dr. Mary Gruccio. The next two rounds of interviews will take place on August 31 and September 1. During the public comment period on agenda items, Deanna Speranza-Murphy, a fifth grade resource room teacher at Durand Elementary School for 12 years, addressed the board with a detailed statement of her late notification on being transferred to D’Ippolito Elementary School. She said this was the second year in a row that this has occurred and that Principal Dale Hoover assured her in July she would remain at Durand. Murphy asked the board for its consideration of her appeal of the central administration’s decision to transfer her. Before the board could respond, DeSanto cautioned the board on any discussion based on confidentiality issues involving other employees. Superintendent Ottinger asked that Ruth Polof, director of special education, explain the circumstances of her decision in the matter of personnel transfers. Polof stated the reason for Murphy’s transfer was that no students are enrolled at Durand for the coming year that would be in need of a resource room teacher. She further explained that when situations like this arise, an attempt is made to move personnel to “try and make the best fit based on student needs.” Board members Phillips, Ulrich and DeWinne raised questions on why late notice occurred, if there { 8 } the grapevine | AUGUST 19, 2009 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. Also, discounts do not apply to: generators, comfort stations, chair cover/sashes, frozen drink machines, and 60’ or 80’ wide tents. * Payments made in full are non-refundable. 1297 West Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360 856-696-1666 • yourrentalcity.com augustcoupon@rental-city.com Own Your Memories Rent Everything Else! were seniority issues and if other employees were involved in this transfer. Maryanne Greenfield, executive director of personnel, explained that the process involves more than 2,000 applications, is time consuming, and could be done sooner without board approval, but because of “letters flying around” she still has some for board approval. She assured the board the district “doesn’t take lightly” these issues. Ulrich noted inconsistencies in the names on the list of transfers from the previous week’s work session and what the board was being asked to vote on. Board president Frank Giordano expressed confusion on updates provided since the work session. Ottinger explained he investigated the Murphy transfer and of two other Durand teachers, and supported the decision to recommend the transfers. In a roll call vote, the board approved the acceptance of personnel recommendations with the exception of the transfer issue referred to as item No. 5. In the final board member remarks section of the meeting, Ulrich brought up the transfer issue again saying the principals and district supervisors need to deal with employees in a straight-forward manner. He felt there was a breakdown in communications and that the administration “needs to be fair and consistent” in its personnel policies to avoid having the board intercede. Ottinger attempted to respond to Ulrich, but was cut off by Giordano who said he wasn’t going to open up the issue again. Ottinger objected and pressed to be heard and after a heated exchange of words, Giordano declared Ottinger “out of order.” Ottinger referred to Giordano as a “dictator” and said the public “needs to take a real hard look at this board.” After a brief silence, board member Diamaris Rios asked Giordano why Ottinger “doesn’t have a right to respond.” Giordano relented and Ottinger explained he had investigated the transfer matter and had to deal with letters written to board members. He said the board could have chosen not to intercede. I The next regularly scheduled meeting of the BOE is 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, at 625 Plum Street. For Every Woman’s Imaging Needs, We’re Here For You When your physician orders an ultrasound or DEXA scan, South Jersey Healthcare has five area locations to serve you. And now each location features digital mammography for a faster and more accurate diagnosis. But that’s not all we offer. 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WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | west40autodetailing.vpweb.com (Bluebell Rd & Rt. 40 Vineland) Auto Detailing & Headlight Restora on WEST 40 Call our appointment line: 1-866-SJH-APPT www.SJHealthcare.net the grapevine { 9 } (856) 305-2884 SJH Regional Medical Center • SJH Elmer Hospital • SJH Bridgeton Imaging SJH Millville Imaging • SJH Hammonton Imaging CARS Continued from page 1 “Cash for clunkers” is the catchy name for the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) begun on July 24 with two goals— aiding the ailing car industry and improving fuel economy in the fleet on the road. To qualify, trade-in vehicles have to be less than 25 years old and have a fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon or less. (Regulations vary for trucks and SUVs). The size of the rebate ($3,500 or $4,500) depends on the fuel economy of the replacement vehicle. The customer is credited with the rebate and the government is supposed to reimburse the dealership. Other dealer incentives can be offered on top of the CARS credit. Cars submitted under the program are junked, not resold. Customers are supposed to receive the scrap value of their trade-in, minus $50 for dealer costs. Dealers destroy the engines of the clunkers by running a silicate solution through them. Then, they send them to approved scrap yards for demolition and recycling. A Department of Transportation analysis shows, so far, that the average mileage of the trade-ins has been 15.8 mpg and of Lilliston Ford general manager Ivan Nelson is pleased that all these “clunkers” are accumulating. Each one represents the sale of a new vehicle. the new vehicles, 25.4 mpg—a 61 percent increase. Despite the “clunker” designation, many trade-ins are less than 10 years old and run well, although with low gas mileage. “It should have been called ‘cash for gas guzzlers’,” says Graham. Vehicle leases of at least five years qualify for the credit. As of last Friday, a customer can arrange to buy a car the dealer doesn’t have yet. Factory orders now qualify for the credit. While dealers are excited about the boost in sales, they are less pleased with the federal government’s administration Clunker FAQs: May I receive or use more than one credit under the CARS program? No, the CARS Act specifies that not more than one credit may be issued to a single person, not more than one credit may be issued for joint registered owners of a single eligible trade-in vehicle, and that only one credit under this program may be applied toward the purchase or lease of any single new vehicle. What is the value of the credit for the purchase or lease of a new passenger car? The value of the credit for the purchase or lease of a new passenger car depends upon the difference between the combined fuel economy of the vehicle that is traded in and that of the new vehicle that is purchased or leased. If the new vehicle has a combined fuel economy that is at least four, but less than 10, miles per gallon higher than the traded-in vehicle, the credit is $3,500. If the new vehicle has a combined fuel economy value that is at least 10 miles per gallon higher than the traded-in vehicle, the credit is $4,500. The value fuel efficiency requirements for SUVs, vans, and trucks vary. Is this program only for American cars? No. You may trade in or buy a domestic or a foreign vehicle. I just traded in my old car for a new vehicle last month. Can I go back to the dealer and apply for a credit? If you purchased the vehicle before July 1 you are not eligible for credit. If you purchased the new vehicle on or after July 1, 2009 you may be eligible for credit. Please contact your dealer to see if you meet the eligibility requirements. Can I use this credit in combination with manufacturer’s rebates and discounts? The CARS Act requires the dealer to use the credit under the CARS program in addition to any rebates or discounts advertised by the dealer or offered by the new vehicle’s manufacturer. The dealer may not use the credit to offset these rebates and discounts. Can I combine this credit with other government incentives? Yes. You can combine this with other State and Federal incentives, such as the hybrid vehicle credit. In addition to this credit, will I get the full value of my trade-in vehicle? No. The law requires your trade-in vehicle to be destroyed. Therefore, the value you negotiate with the dealer for your trade-in vehicle is not likely to exceed its scrap value. The law requires the dealer to disclose to you an estimate of the scrap value of your trade-in vehicle. SOURCE: www.cars.gov National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) CARS Hotline at (866)-CAR-7891 of the program. Most think automotive industry representatives should have had more input in designing the program, or at least received some training or preparation in how to operate it. Rossi thinks the government rushed into the program without enough thought. “Overall I like the program,” he says. “But we’re doing this on the fly. I’m a believer in doing a thing right and not doing it too fast.” The Web site that dealers have to use to get approval for transactions draws ire. “It’s a blend of high tech and extremely archaic systems,” says Nelson. “They couldn’t have made it more difficult.” All dealers are still waiting for their reimbursements, even though the law requires they be sent within 10 days. “We’re the highest in the area to get paid,” says Nelson, “and we have two.” At press time, Rossi and Novick were still waiting for their first government payments. Nationally, it has been estimated that less than 2 percent of the $900 million owed to dealers has been paid. There have been reports of dealers in other areas making customers sign documents agreeing to reimburse dealers if government payments don’t come. “It’s a leap of faith, show me my money,” says Graham. Rossi points out that older Hondas don’t qualify as clunkers because their fuel economy ratings are higher than 18 mpg. He says that’s no problem because he’s getting a lot of domestic auto tradeins. He also mentions that the scrapping of hundreds of thousands of vehicles will impact the availability and price of lowerend used cars. Lilliston representatives are as knowledgeable as possible about CARS, according to Nelson, because they’ve had extensive in-house training. “We’re the area’s clunker experts. We’ve been students of the system since the law was signed,” he says. Graham mentions that having enough new cars to sell could turn into a limiting factor in the program’s success. He notes that many factories are shut down in the recession. “The biggest problem is inventory. We’ve been pretty much wiped out of certain models.” Not all car dealers are happy with “cash for clunkers.” Those who sell older cars are suffering because of it. “It’s killing us,” says Rick Medio, vice president of R and R Car Sales in Vineland. “I used to sell 10 to 25 cars a week, now I sell no cars per week.” He thinks it’s unfair for the government to subsidize new car dealers at his expense. Now, people can buy a new car for only a little more than a used car. “They’re buying brand new cars for $8,000, banks are giving them the loans just like that,” Medio says. He notes the similarity to the recent housing market CASH FOR CLUNKERS REGULATIONS: • You are required to leave your tradein vehicle at the dealership and sign over the title to the trade-in vehicle at the time of the deal. • Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date • Only purchases or leases of new vehicles qualify. • Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pickup trucks and cargo vans have different requirements). • Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in. • You don’t need a voucher; dealers will apply a credit at purchase. • Program runs through November 1, 2009, or when the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. • The program requires the scrapping of your eligible trade-in vehicle and that the dealer disclose to you an estimate of the scrap value of your tradein. The scrap value, minus $50 the dealer keeps for administrative fees, will be in addition to the rebate, and not in place of the rebate. • To participate in the CARS program, you do not have to sign an agreement to pay back the dealer the CARS credit amount if the deal is rejected. What to bring to dealer to qualify: • One-year Proof of Insurance. • Proof of Registration going back at least one-year. • “Clear” title (free of any liens or other encumbrances). I • The vehicle manufacturer date found on the driver’s door or door jamb is less than 25 years old when you trade it in. Once you are at the dealer you will be asked to certify to the following under penalty of law. The above documents will provide proof to the dealer to assist in this certification process. • The trade-in is drivable. • You are the registered owner, and have been for at least the last year. • The trade-in has been continuously insured for the last year. • The trade-in is titled in your name and has been for the last year. • You have not previously participated in the CARS program. where people ended up with homes they couldn’t pay for. “They want a car; they don’t even care if they can pay for it. I think it’s going to be an ugly, ugly mess,” he says. So, as with so much in economics, and life too, there are predictable and unpredictable consequences of the “cash for clunkers” program. There’s a horde of SUVs and trucks in the junkyards and a matching number of fuel-efficient cars on the road, while dealers struggle with their computers and used-car dealers scream foul. There are even people who are keeping that big SUV, or buying a new, bigger one. “It’s a fascinating program, we’ll see,” Rossi says. I { 10 } the grapevine | AUGUST 19, 2009 Rainy Day Fun Continued from page 1 Incredible Bulk in Millville where what used to be called “penny candy” is plentiful. Buttons—the little candies on paper— jelly beans and Jelly Bellys, necklaces, gummi everythings, you can also of course buy in bulk. Blowouts now on Easter eggs and peeps. 3. Take your 3-year-old bowling? Loyle Lanes Bowling Center in Vineland has “bumper bowling” where remote-activated rails block the gutters. In a recent remodeling, the family recreation arena added, among other improvements, 10-foot high video screens that display music videos, sports events, and cable and Internet programming. 4. See fine pottery or work with clay yourself? Cumberland County College’s Clay College in Millville not only showcases the work of students and artists, but offers open studio hours for adults and children to experience claymaking. Onetime or continuing series of classes. 5. Something for nothing? A free double feature goes up on the screens of Regal Cinemas in Vineland every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. all summer. Ratings are G and PG. Showings in multiple theaters assure no one is turned away. • Canlan Ice Sports, 2111 Industrial Way, Vineland, 856-691-2222. No kids under 10 without an adult. Weekdays: $7. Weekends: $9 afternoon or evening. Rentals $3. • Incredible Bulk, 101 N. High St., Millville, 856-327-3332. Open Mon.-Thur. 9-5:30; Fri. 9-7; Sat. 9-4. • Loyle Lanes Bowling Center, 3565 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, 856-825-2000. Opens 9 a.m. every day. Various prices. • Clay College, 104 N. High St., Millville, 856-765-0988. Gallery open Mon. and Tues. 12-9; Wed. 11-9; Thur.-Sat. 10-9; Sun. 11-7. 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All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer 3-Day that they will be participating in October 16-18. Space is limited so RSVP to LBrizak@yahoo.com. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 Calling Men Only. Acquire the Legacy Counseling Center, 717 Landis Ave. Join a THE GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM at Vineland High School is holding a car wash on Saturday, August 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial School to benefit the Dream Foundation. Cost is $5 for cars and $7 for trucks. The school is located at 424 S. Main Road. CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS and attics! Jubilee Women, Inc. is hosting a flea market to benefit Jubilee House, a home in Vineland for homeless pregnant women. The flea market will take place (shine-outdoors, rainindoors) at St. Francis of Assisi Church grounds, 23 West Chestnut Avenue, on Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces are $15 each; bring your own table. Call Alice Corica at 4281707 for rental space. second trip is set for Sunday, November 22, to Miracle on 34th Street, also at the Trop. Same cost and times apply. Call 362-8855 to reserve your seat for either trip. GIA’S FIGHT: “BUENA’S ANGEL” Beef & Beer is a fundraiser 2581 E. Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361 (856) 794-1600 • 856-776-6404 Owned & Operated by the Avena Family for over 35 years Coin & Jewelry Co. Avena VE ! SABIG RETHINK INK Think again. { 12 } the grapevine | AUGUST 19, 2009 S.T.E.P.S. FOR KIDS is now accepting fall registrations at 691-0030, ext. 119. The program is for boys and girls ages 8 to 12, who are overweight and at risk for obesity. With their parents, the children attend a 12-week program that focuses on learning how to eat healthy and offers simple exercise techniques that help children and their families achieve and maintain healthier lifestyles. The course begins with a parent meeting on September 16 at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA in Vineland. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings at the Wallace School in Vineland beginning September 19. Classes are filled with interactive activities for both kids and parents. Instructors include an exercise specialist, a registered dietitian and a parent facilitator. Children attending will need a doctor’s note to participate. Visit www.sjhsteps.com for more information. for 3-year-old Giavanna Krumaker. She has had neuroblastoma for two years, and has had seven surgeries. Gia was recently hospitalized again for three months. Even when she is in and out of the hospital there is always a smile on her face. Donations are being accepted at Susquehanna Bank, made out to Gia’s Fight. The fundraiser is set for September 12 at Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar (2142 Wheat Rd) from noon until 8 p.m. Tickets are $20; kids eat for free. Contact Toni at 362-5746. Think you have to pay high prices for quality ink and toner? Get your cartridges from Cartridge World, with a % satisfaction guarantee, for a LOT less. THE VINELAND ICE HOCKEY team has opened registration for the 2009/2010 season, offering both high school level Varsity and J-V positions. Any skater, grades 8 through 12, attending the following schools is eligible: Vineland, Delsea Buena, Millville, Bridgeton, Oakcrest, Cumberland Christian, and Sacred Heart. Registrations will be held on August 19 and 26, and September 9 at Canlan Ice Arena from 7 to 9 p.m. E-mail request for registration packets can be made to :Absolutelyglass@comcast.net. The season will run October through February. The first varsity game is October 5 against Cherry Hill West High School at the Fylers’ Skate Zone Voorhees at 7:10 p.m. Over 1,700 locations worldwide Main Road A CASINO SHOW BUS TRIP is Magnolia Rd 1370 S Main Rd, Magnolia Court Shopping Center Vineland NJ 08360 856-692-0372 ©2008 Cartridge World. All rights reserved. Organics Market Mail Room 1881-C2 (12/08) The Global Ink and Toner Experts being sponsored by Petway Elementary School on Sunday, October 18, to Footloose at the Tropicana. The bus leaves Petway at noon and leaves the casino at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $59 and includes $20 in coin, buffet dinner, show ticket and motorcoach transportation. A www.cartridgeworldusa.com/Store305 SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 International and Cultural Festival. 700 block of Landis Ave. 3-8 p.m. Sample French, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, and Jamaican cultural traditions. Enjoy music by Frank Marone and the Italians, Joe Rivera and Zona Zero, and Dun Phalyn. Also, Homemade Wine and Tomato Sauce/Gravy competitions. 794-8653. ods to eliminate back pain without use of drugs aor unnecessary surgery. Free but limited to first 20 callers. 691-1313. International THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 Public Meeting. Vineland City Hall, 640 E. Wood St., (Council Chambers, 2nd Floor). Discussion of the Vineland Municipal Utility’s progress. Utility reps will discuss past accomplishments, future strategies, customer service initiatives, electric utility infrastructure improvements, and water utility infrastructure improvements. 7 p.m. Food & Cultural Festival S 3– 500 Block Landis Ave. SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 Giant Yard Sale. Vineland High School South, 2880 E. Chestnut Ave. The sale will be held in the parking lot, next to the auditorium. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Rain date is August 23.) Space reservations can be made by calling 794-6800 ext. 2539. SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 Financial Healing Seminar. Acquire the Legacy Counseling Center, 717 Landis Ave. A discussion of family sending plans, financial setbacks, freedom from debt etc. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free will donations. 213-5845 ext. 112. Homemade Wine Competition* Homemade Sauce/Gravy Competition* (Is it Sauce or Gravy? You Decide!) 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 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. GOLF, SPORTS, ETC. 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. Crowning of Mr. & Miss Cherry Tomato Foods from Around the World (and Vineland) and Live Music SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 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. WEEKLY THROUGH OCTOBER 6 Senior Golf Association Events. Various courses throughout southern New Jersey. Annual membership $20. Call to join or for schedule. 691-4098. 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. 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. kM Fran l i an e Ita nd th ea aron s D un Phal yn 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. P.S.—Wear some pink. , Zo ivera Joe R ro na Ze 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. *To compete in the Homemade Wine or Sauce/Gravy Contest Vineland Mayor’s Youth Council Talent Show/Fair & Battle of the Bands Activities for Youth and Adults Hangar 84 Tickets only $10 Silent Auction Arts and crafts Open Air Bands Games for Kids throughout the day Inflatables Contact VDID/Main Street 603 East Landis Avenue 856-794-8653 WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | MainStreetVineland.org 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. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. the grapevine { 13 } WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 Low Back Pain and Sciatica. The CyberSpot, 610 E. Landis Ave. 7-8 p.m. Heidi Shelley from the Foundation for Wellness Professionals will speak about natural meth- VINELAND TROLLEY VINELAND TROLLEY 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. 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Other indicators are red spots on the stomach and other areas of the body, ear infections, soft stools and some behavior issues. The best way to address these issues in many cases is to switch to a better brand of food. We offer Merrick, which I believe is one of the best brands on the market, but there are others that are great, too. It might be a good idea to go online and research the various diets, including raw food diets, of which I am a big proponent. Try to find a good dry food that your pet likes and then supplement it with some raw food. Not only will you help your pets feel much better, but they will be happy MARK POLLARD, OWNER-OPERATOR www.dogguardnj.com FREE ESTIMATES 856-691-6461 they get to eat some real food. Another big responsibility is grooming your pet. It is very important that this is not taken lightly. All pets need their nails trimmed and ears cleaned regularly. I am a strong believer that all dogs and cats should live in the house with you. 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AFF also supports individuals and organizations that are doing good work with animals throughout southern New Jersey. For more information about the pet food drive or AFF’s other programs, call 503-5572 or visit www.AnimalFriendsFoundation.com. you don’t hit the quick. You should have styptic powder on hand just in case. If this all sounds too daunting, then try a professional groomer. Our salon offers highly trained, professional groomers who are very gentle and care very much about the welfare of your pet. We treat you and your pet with respect and courtesy. We also offer everything from spa treatments and shedless treatments (to help reduce shedding), to oral care and safe, natural flea treatments. Maybe the biggest responsibility of all for dog owners, is properly training your dog. It is not only important for their safety, but also for their everyday well-being, as well as yours. Ask anyone who has an outof-control dog if they are enjoying him. They are usually much more of a burden than a source of pleasure. The good news is it is usually possible to turn them into terrific pets with some good training. But what is good training? The first and most important step is becoming a great “pack leader.” This means you must be in control at all times, not just during a training session. This is vital for all dog owners, even if your pet is not out of control. In order for a dog to have peace in his life, he must have a good pack leader. Otherwise he will feel uneasy, nervous and fearful because he feels like there is no stability in the pack. By providing your dog with the gift of you being a strong, stable pack leader, you can remove all of your dog’s nervous energy—which is the cause of Ted & Kim DeNofio, owners of Ted’s Pet Country Club most behavior problems—and allow him to be a happy, relaxed dog. 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Youth can learn about all aspects of raising animals: how to care for, feed, breed and select animals for show, market or pleasure. Through the 4-H animal science program, children have the opportunity to learn about horses, dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and other farm animals to which they otherwise might not have access. The goal of the animal science program is the same as that for all 4-H programs: to teach children important life skills through hands-on learning. While learning about their animal of choice, children in the animal science clubs gain a sense of responsibility, learn how to keep accurate records, gain self-confidence, discover potential careers, learn to present themselves in public and at the same time have a lot of fun. They may also participate in special county-wide, state and national 4-H programs. In addition to animal science clubs, events such as the Hippology, Horse Bowl, Horse Judging and even model horse shows allow children who do not own a horse to learn more about them. These 4-H events are becoming more popular as farmland continues to decrease in New Jersey. But, regardless of what kind of 4-H club a child belongs to, the theme is the same: to make learning fun. For more information on the 4-H animal science program or other 4-H clubs, contact the Cumberland County 4-H Office at 451-2800, or visit the New Jersey 4-H website at www.nj4h.rutgers.edu/. Register Now for County Waterways Cleanup The Cumberland County Clean Communities Program is currently registering volunteers for the second countywide public lands cleanup of 2009. The September 26 Waterways Cleanup is sponsored by the Cumberland County Improvement Authority and the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program. 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Total Landscape Renovations In-ground Irrigation Systems Sodding, Mulching, Hydroseeding Waterfalls & ponds 856.875.0774 Zoning Board to Vote on Tree Replacement Variance Members of the public who are interested in land use decisions and the future character of our town are strongly encouraged to attend this month’s meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The monthly meeting will be held this Wednesday, August 19, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall. The Zoning Board meeting offers the opportunity to voice your opinion about applications for variances from zoning regulations. These variances may, at times, affect the public good. One of the applications to be discussed this month pertains to Vineland’s ordinance on the Conservation of Forests and Trees. Giordano’s Recycling has submitted a site plan to develop approximately 8.5 forested acres of its Mill Road property. The applicant is requesting a waiver of all requirements specified by the tree ordinance, including: tree replacement, conservation of significant trees, and payment in lieu of replanting.The granting of this waiver will set an important precedent. The stated goal of Vineland’s tree ordinance is “to retain rather than replace forest acreage.” When development is necessary, the ordinance insures that the applicant “shall mitigate for the loss of forest.” Such regulations are an attempt to preserve the natural beauty of our town and guide responsible economic development. Our civic leaders adopted land use regulations to encourage redevelopment when possible and reforestation when necessary. However, insuring that the regulations are upheld is the responsibility of every Vineland citizen. Please attend the meeting to show your support of our town’s land use ordinances. Maurice River Bluffs. To volunteer for the September 26 Waterways Cleanup, contact Dennis DeMatte or Rita Danna at 825-3700. The registration form is also available on the Authority’s website at www.ccianet.com. 4-H Dressage Show The Cumberland County 4-H Horse Program will host the last of a series of four Dressage Schooling Series Shows on Sunday, September 6. The show will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, Carmel Road, Millville. Dressage is an advanced training discipline of horses in which horse and rider combinations perform precision movements at the walk, trot and canter. Entries are judged on exactness and consistency. Dressage has often been described as ballet on horseback. The show will include introductory level, training level and first level tests as well as super level tests. The cost is $25 per ride. Closing date for entries is the Monday before the show. This Dressage Schooling Show Series is sponsored by the Cumberland County 4-H Horse Committee. 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There’s a good chance they’ve even played a game or two, rolling a wooden ball down an inclined lane toward various holes of different values. The correct snap of a wrist or velocity of the ball can be the difference between the lowest and highest points the player can win and then redeem. As its inventor stated, this is a game of both skill and chance but the same can be said about its origins. If you check today, the invention of Skee Ball is credited to Jonathan Dickinson Este, a graduate of Princeton University who, it is said, invented a game called “Box Ball” in 1909 at the Philadelphia lumberyards owned by his father. According to Jim Waltzer, in a 2005 article published in Atlantic City Weekly as well as in his book with Tom Wilk, Tales of South Jersey, Coney Island promoter Maurice Piesen renamed Este’s invention “Skee Ball” and in 1914 began marketing the game into national popularity. The skeeball.com website agrees with this history, but refers to the inventor as J.D. Estes. By 1935, the rights to the game were sold to the Wurlitzer keyboard manufacturing company; the Philadelphia Toboggan Company purchased them from Wurlitzer after World War II. A charming tale that is apparently true except for one detail—the Princeton graduate with the chameleonic surname was not the inventor of the game. That credit goes to a Vineland resident who unfortunately has faded into near oblivion. Joseph Fourestier Simpson, while bearing the name of contemporary television’s most famous cartoon family as well as a current popular female entertainer, was anything but renowned. In a genealogy published in the January 1930 issue of the Vineland Historical Magazine, Simpson identifies he is from a Quaker family that had resided in Salem, New VINTAGE VINELAND Pedaling Through History Do you recognize this bicyclist of a bygone era? And do you have a story to add to the VHAS collection of oral and written histories? 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. Also, the VHAS is starting an oral history project, and encourages anyone with stories of Vineland to come to the VHAS and be interviewed. The interviews will not be made public; they will just be preserved. If you prefer, you may write your stories down and send them to VHAS. For instance, tell the history of your street or neighborhood, tell how you grew up in Vineland, including the anecdotes, firsthand or secondhand accounts, stories that tell the unique characteristics of growing up in Vineland. 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). { 20 } the grapevine | AUGUST 19, 2009 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 Jersey, before moving to Philadelphia. According to an article by Del Brandt in the Times Journal, Simpson resided in Vineland from 1890 until 1930 at 919 Landis Avenue. He was a realtor, president of the Vineland Knitting Mill and an inventor of various things, the most famous of which was Skee Ball. Brandt reports that in 1911, the game was placed on the market when the Skee Ball Alley Company was formed on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Simpson had joined forces with Philadelphian John H. Harper in hopes that his blueprints for the game could be transformed into a marketable product. Instead, after what Brandt calls “anxious times” during a search for a manufacturer, Simpson sold the rights to his invention. The buyer? The J.D. Estes Company. But how, you might ask, can Simpson be the inventor if Estes claims to have created Box Ball in 1909 and Simpson didn’t place his game on the market until 1911? The answer contains the key ingredient that seems to be consistently ignored or overlooked by the Skee Ball world. Only one of these inventors bothered to file for a patent, and that was Simpson in 1907, two years before any epiphany might have occurred in the Estes lumberyard. An examination of the patent reveals that it was filed on November 12, 1907, and contains two pages of Simpson’s specific explanations of the purpose for and operation of his “game apparatus,” in addition to four pages of detailed drawings of the invention, which is never referred to as Skee Ball in the document. The drawings are signed by Simpson and his attorney, Charles A. Rutter, along with two witnesses. Rutter is also a witness to the written specifications. The issue date of the patent, which acknowledges Simpson as a resident of Vineland, is December 8, 1908. Skee Ball went on to become a national craze and, according to Brandt, earned Estes’s company $40,000 in the first year of distribution. In the 1930s, Atlantic City hosted the first nationwide tournament of the game. Since then, it has survived by adapting to the electronic and digital revolutions. 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As we pulled off the highway, we noticed a small sign that advertised an Indian restaurant “at the top of the hill, next to the Days Inn.” What a peculiar place for an Indian restaurant, we thought, essentially in the middle of nowhere next to a chain hotel. We figured it would either be really good, or terrible. We decided to risk it. Jill drove the car up the hill, and next to the Days Inn, there was a long train car I Greg and the author eat Malaysian cuisine. with a steam engine in the front. On the side of the train car was painted Tandoori Palace. How cool is that! As we walked up the stairs, the smell of curry and naan wafted toward us, and we began to get high hopes for this place. A family of Indians had entered in front of us and they were being seated, which was a good sign. The host returned and showed Jill and me to our table, which was actually situated inside the train car. It was set up like a dining car from the Darjeeling Express, gold and purple were everywhere, and the tables were neatly arranged along the length of the train car. For ambiance alone, this place was special, and luckily, the food was extraordinary as well. The samosas were excellent, fried pastries stuffed with potato and dotted with peas and spices. The chana masala was tomatoey and hot, and the black lentils were creamy and spicy and quite delicious. The flat naan bread was fluffy, buttery, and slightly smoky. The chai tea was hot and sweet and spiked with the essence of cardamom and black peppercorns. Overall, the lunch was very good, especially so considering it was in the most unlikely of locations. After finishing lunch, we made our way into the city and onto the sailboat of Jill’s aunt and uncle. They were about to charter a family out onto the Hudson for a birthday celebration, so Jill and I left the boat basin and made our way down to the East Village to meet our friends Gabby and Greg. I had told Gabby before we arrived that I wanted to eat some good pizza while we were in New York, so she and Greg took us to a place called No. 28 in Greenwich Village. They specialize in Napoli-style pizza, a trend that has apparently captivated the New York City scene recently. Napoli-style pizza has a super thin crust and is baked at a very high temperature to achieve a crisp, ever-so-slightly burnt texture and flavor. First though, we got a bottle of red wine, a Nero d’Avola from Sicily and a salad of arugula, diced tomato and shredded fontina. The wine was a bit heavy, but QUESO OR GUACAMOLE QUESO OR GUACAMOLE with this ad FREE SIDE OF 09/16/09 HOALWAYS FREERE CKSALSA! 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Main Road in Vineland after breathing for a few minutes in our glasses, opened up into a rich, flavorful Sicilian red that we thoroughly enjoyed. The salad was awesome, I love crisp peppery arugula, and the tomatoes cooled down the spice a bit while the cheese added a creamy, pungent component to the salad. We enjoyed every last little scrap in the bowl! The pizzas came out, and since it was getting late, we got two smallish pies. The first was a simple combination of fresh tomato sauce, slices of buffalo mozzarella, and whole leaves of fresh basil. The second had tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, lots of arugula (love the arugula!) and thin slices of prosciutto, the deliciously sinful Italian ham. Both lived up to their Napoli roots and the hype quite well. We finished the meal with a dish of surprisingly good tiramisu, and a slice of warm chocolate cake topped with a melty nutella chocolate sauce. Yum! The remaining several days of our trip were filled with more tasty experiences. At times, Jill and I just walked around and popped into food stores and ate such delicious treats as rich chocolate ice cream, a very interesting and good tequila/fig gelato, sublime artisan pistachio ice cream from a roadside truck, meaty salami, pungent cheese, crusty bread, strong espresso, bitter chocolates, tangy passion fruit frozen yogurt, fluffy and tart lemon layer cake, and exotic Malaysian dinner delicacies. It was not a bad way to spend a few days of vacation, as gastro-tourists eating our way through the best foodie city in the world. It’s so nice that Vineland is only a few hours away. I will say, though, it is good to be back home cooking and eating out of the garden and farm stands, eating what’s best right here at home in southern Jersey. 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 abundant mouthwatering 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, 6909998. Homemade chocolates and candies, custom gift baskets. Bennigan’s Restaurant, 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Entrees, desserts, drink specials. Take-out, too. Happy Hour buffet Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. MLB games on flatscreen 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 Continued on next page Whet Vineland’s Appetite. 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Panini, sandwiches, salads, soups. Also, gelato, Italian coffee, desserts, smoothies, and frappuccino. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes at this Italian restaurant. Eric’s, 98 S. West Ave., Vineland, 205-9800. Greek and American cuisine. Pizza, too. Five Points Inn, E. Landis Ave. & Tuckahoe Rd., Vineland, 691-6080. Italian cuisine and dinner buffets to savor. Family-owned. Fresh Restaurant, 1405 Mays Landing Rd., Millville, 327-3435. Jumbo lump crabcakes, Black Angus burgers. Wed. is pasta night. Gardella’s Ravioli Co. & Italian Deli, 527 S. Brewster Rd., 697-3509. Name says it all. Daily specials, catering. Closed Sunday. General Custard’s Last Stand, 2578 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, 696-2992. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner served Tues.-Sat. Gina’s Ristorante, 110 N. High St., Millville, 825-4241. Italian cuisine, lunch and dinner, BYOB, nothing over $20. Giorgio’s Restaurant 363 E. Wheat Rd., Buena, 697-2900. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Italian cuisine, pizza. Giovanni’s Italian-American Deli. 1102 N. East Ave., Vineland, 692-0459. Pizza, Italian subs, 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, earlybird 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, 7943332. 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, 692-2800. Live lobsters, seafood, prime rib, steak, cocktails and wine. Next Oar, 127 N. High St., Millville, 293-1360. Weekly menu, made-toorder 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, 327-8878. Authentic Vietnamese— noodle soups, curry, hotpot, Buddhist vegetarian. Serene Custard, NW Blvd. and Garden { 24 } the grapevine | AUGUST 19, 2009 EVER Guaranteed! Windows included with this ad. Best Wash Getting Divorced? Bonnie L. Laube, Esq. Greenblatt & Laube, PC Divorce, Separation, Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Alimony, Asset Distribution, Emancipation, Domestic Violence Certi?ed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney 2611 S. Main Rd. Vineland, NJ 08360 (Between Grant & Sherman) GV 856-691-0424 • email: bll@greenblattlaube.com 200 North Eighth Street • PO Box 883 • Vineland, NJ 08362 All major credit cards accepted 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. Sweet Life Bakery, 601 East Landis Ave., Vineland, 692-5353. Neighborhood bakery. Homemade pastries, cakes, coffee. Tony Sopranos, 107 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 405-0200. Pizza, Mexican Southwest fare, Atkins-friendly salads. Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar, 470 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-4454. Ribs, chicken, fish, steaks. Always clams, eat in or take out service. Villa Filomena, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena Vista, 697-7107. Dinner combos, grilled meats, fish. Lunch and dinner daily. Wheat Road Cold Cuts, 302 Wheat Rd., Vineland, 697-0320. Deli and catering. Wild Wings, 1843 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, 691-8899. Dinners, grilled sandwiches, wings in eight flavors. Willmott’s Pizza. 12 S. Seventh St., Vineland, 696-1525. Hand-tossed pizzas, stromboli, breakfast pizza. Offering Take-out or eat in service. Winfield’s. 106 N. High St., Millville, 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 You can never have too many recipes using the Jersey tomato. reetings! 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Multiple compartments keep often aren’t aware of how much space the all your supplies and notes close at hand. packs take up and can hit others with their Backpacks also have health benefits. packs when turning around or moving through Compared with shoulder bags or purses, tight spaces, such as the aisles of the school backpacks are better for carrying all those bus. Students also are injured when they trip books and supplies because the weight of the over large packs or the packs fall on them. pack is evenly distributed across your body Also, carrying a heavy pack changes the way a and is supported by the strongest muscles in person walks and increases the risk of falling, the body: the back and the abdominal musparticularly on stairs or other places where the cles. But backpacks that are overloaded or backpack puts the wearer off balance. used improperly can make for some heavy health problems. 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Doctors and physical therapists recommend that people carry no more than 10 percent to 15 percent of their body weight in their packs. This means that if you weigh 120 pounds, your backpack should weigh no more than 12 to 18 pounds. Use your bathroom scale to weigh your backpack and get an idea of what the proper weight for you feels like. Pick it up properly. As with any heavy weight, you should bend at the knees when lifting a backpack to your shoulders. Strengthen your core. A great way to prevent back injury is to strengthen the stabilizing muscles of your torso, including your lower back and abdominal muscles. Weight training, pilates, and yoga are all activities that can be effective in strengthening these core muscles. So what’s the best way to carry a backpack? Learn from the hiking pros and wear both straps over your shoulders. Keep your load light enough so that you can easily walk or stand upright, and pack your backpack with the heaviest items closest to your back. Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD Date reviewed: October 2007 Swine Flu Source: www.kidshealth.org. This spring, swine flu was suddenly all over the news. The virus spread from Mexico, where some people died from it. People in the United States also got sick, but far fewer died. Most people got better after having a fever, sore throat, and body aches, similar to the symptoms of the seasonal flu. Health officials now call swine flu a pandemic. That means the virus has spread throughout the world, can make people very sick, and can spread easily from one person to another. Researchers are working on a vaccine (shot) that would prevent swine flu, also known as influenza A (H1N1.) Why are they working on another flu shot? Because the regular flu shot for the seasonal flu won’t prevent H1N1. And if we can find a way to keep people from getting it in the first place, that would be good for all of us. New viruses like this one are unpredictable, and we probably haven’t seen the last of H1N1—it could resurface in the fall and winter and could make people sicker than it did this spring. Most kids want to know: Should I worry or not worry about this flu? Medical experts say instead of worrying, wash your hands! Worry won’t keep you from getting the flu (or any infectious disease), but good hand-washing often can keep you healthy. Continued on next page 009 UG.31, 2 ENING A OP Thursday, August 20th • 2-3 pm • 6-7 pm Open House Back To School Special $ Focused On The Arts! 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Main Road Vineland, NJ 08360 the grapevine { 27 } (856) 691-9299 Now Hiring Experienced Hair Dresser w/Following A virus is a germ, as you probably know, and germs are too small to be seen. Keeping your hands clean—and following other good habits like not sharing drinks and keeping your fingers out of your mouth—can keep germs on the outside. Another way to be helpful is for sick people to stay home from school (if you’re a kid) or work (if you’re a grownup). Anyone who thinks he or she might have the H1N1 virus should see a doctor. If someone has the H1N1 virus, antiviral medicine can help the person get better. SWINE = PIGS Did you know that swine is another name for pigs? The swine flu gets its name because pigs carry this kind of flu. You can get this kind of flu from pigs, but it also can be passed from person to person when someone coughs or sneezes. That’s why hand washing is important and why it’s good to sneeze or cough into your elbow (or a tissue) instead of your hands. JUST THE FACTS The initial news reports on swine flu may have made you confused or worried. Because this is a new illness, the news covered both what was happening and what might happen in the worst-case scenario. Because you’ll probably be hearing more about H1N1, we recommend a “just the facts” approach. Did you ever hear a TV detective say, “Just the facts, m’am?” That means we stick with what we know and make decisions based on that. It’s a good approach with this virus, even though it is now considered a pandemic. That’s a scary word, but it does not mean that the virus will sicken and kill a lot of people. A pandemic means the virus has spread to many countries and health officials need to be ready to handle it. WHAT YOU CAN DO We’ve already talked about washing your hands. Here are some more everyday steps you can take to stay well: • Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. That’s how germs get in. • Don’t drink out of the same cup or share utensils (forks, spoons) with other people. • Avoid people who are sick (coughing, fever, etc.). Expect to hear about the H1N1 virus for a while. It may be months before we know the whole story and how many people it will affect. In the meantime, keep those hands clean and be sure to tell your mom or dad if you have any concerns. Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD Date reviewed: June 2009 Small Learning Communities Mr. Theodore Peters, Principal, Vineland High School North 856-794-6800, ext. 2700 As of September 2008, Vineland High School made a major transformation unlike any we have seen in recent history. No longer is our high school configured as a 9-10 building and Try Karate The Little Gym Way    Stop In for your Revitalizing and Moisture Treatments To Renew your Summer Hair • Hair Strengthening • Unique Hair Texturing • High Gloss Treatments • Custom Coloring Techniques • Manicures • Pedicures • Acrylics • Make-Up (Full Line) • Waxing • Bridal Services • Same Day Appointments                                                                { 28 } the grapevine | AUGUST 19, 2009 Brewster Village 2630 E. Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ 856-696-3900 Behind Martino’s Trattoria Rest. Always Accepting Talented New Staff             an 11-12 building. No longer are classes a mere 40 minutes in length. No longer are students unchallenged in “general” level courses. No longer are students part of such a large institution that they are not known by other students and teachers. No longer are parents and students going “unnoticed” in our school without the opportunity to know at least one professional member of the school extremely well over all four years of high school. No longer will students take academic courses that are not centered around student interests. We have joined all other Abbott school districts in the following changes as part of our State’s Secondary Education Initiative: The establishment of small learning communities (SLCs) containing no more than 400 students, each with students of grades 9 through twelve; and SLCs will be theme-based, with students and staff given the opportunity to elect an SLC of their choice. Small Learning Communities are an organizational tool used to personalize a large school. Its organization supports student development as well as academic growth over multiple years. Teachers and students work cooperatively and collaboratively in developing a wholesome teaching and learning environment. The SLCs at Vineland Public High include: • Communication • Applied Technology • Business and Leadership • Math/Science/Engineering • Medical/Health/Soc. Sciences • Arts • Environmental Sciences • Liberal Arts Students in all SLCs receive core content area courses in mathematics, English, social studies, and science. These courses prepare all for admission into college as well as for entrance into the world of work. SLC elective courses are not requirements for entrance into college; rather they expose students to options within a career focus in an effort to assist them in making more informed occupational/professional/vocational choices. As of September, 2008, our middle schools and high schools will be transformed in accordance with the state-mandated Secondary Education Initiative standards (SEI). The following changes will be included as part of this mandate: • Small Learning Communities • Student and Family Advocacy Program • A Rigorous Academic Program of Study guidelines regarding just how much sleep children need at different stages in their development. Keep in mind that these numbers reflect total sleep hours in a 24-hour period. So if your child still naps, you’ll need to take that into account when you add up his/her typical sleep hours. Birth-6 Months: 16-20 hours 6-12 Months: 14-15 hours Ages 1-3: 10-13 hours Ages 3-10: 10-12 hours Ages 11-12: About 10 hours Teenagers: About 9 hours If these numbers are surprising, you’re not alone. As adults, we’re accustomed to needing 7 to 9 hours of sleep, and we’re often forced to get by with far less. As a result, it might be tempting to think that our kids have similar sleep requirements, or that they should be able to cope fairly well with a few skipped hours here and there. However, kids who are regularly sleep deprived will exhibit some pretty difficult behaviors. They display frequent irritability, overreact emotionally, have difficulty concentrating, forget easily, wake often during the night, and may even display hyperactive behaviors. TIP: If your kids are extremely reluctant to get up in the morning, consider using an alarm clock with gradually increasing sound, or use a timer to make their bedside lamp turn on just before you want them to wake up. I Vineland Public Schools Demographics SCHOOLS: There are 19 schools. 2 preschool sites, 8 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools, 2 alternative program sites and 1 adult education center. Alignment is as follows: preschool, kindergarten through grade five in elementary school, grades six through eight in middle school, grades 9 through twelve are loacted on the Vineland High School campus (North and South Buildings). STUDENTS: 10,427 EMPLOYEES: 2,044 ACHIEVEMENT: The 2008 graduating class of 715 students included 188 honor students with grade-point averages of 3.0 or above. Percentage of class reaching graduation was 98. This year our graduates have been accepted into institutions of high learning as follows: 4-year degree schools, 16.6%; 2-year degree schools, 51.6%; technical/trade schools, 7.9%; employment, 8.5%; military, 2.8%. TEST SCORES: 2007 CEEB (SAT) – New Categories: Critical Reading – 470; Math – 485; Writing – 465. 2007 U.S. Averages – Critical Redaing – 502; Math – 515; Writing – 494 No More Sleeping In Source: www.about.com You’ll want to be sure your kids are getting plenty of sleep when school starts. If your kids have been staying up extra late this summer, you should gradually move their bedtimes up by about 15 minutes a night. This will make bedtimes easier on you when school begins, and it will help relieve the back-to-school jitters and insomnia. 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You may have heard about the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, but did you know that you may be able to borrow up to $5,000 against that credit to pay downpayment and/or closing costs? Call David today to find out more about the TCLP Program and to see if you qualify. But don’t wait, this program is only available to those who close on the home purchase by December 1, 2009. I Real Estate Housing Lottery Eleven Cumberland homeowners will be selected for the rehabbed homes in targeted neighborhoods. he application process for new affordable two- to four-bedroom homes in Vineland, Bridgeton and Commercial Township, selling between $68,000 to $170,000, will open on August 19. Families earning between 50 percent and 120 percent of the area’s median income are eligible to apply. The homes are planned for occupancy in early 2010. “This is a tremendous opportunity for us to continue to develop our county and to provide housing to so many more residents,” said Louis N. Magazzu, Cumberland County Freeholder Director. The opportunity is made possible as a result of grant funds received by the Cumberland Empowerment Zone Corporation under Round I of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The Program provides funding to rehabilitate FHA • VA • Conventional T David Mazowski LOAN OFFICER Gateway Funding DMS, LP Office 856.692.9494 Fax 856.691.3687 Cell 609.774.1513 1 17 E. Landis Ave • Suite C • Vineland, NJ 08360 1 Licensed by NJ department of Banking and Insurance Opening Doors to Home Ownership abandoned and foreclosed properties in targeted neighborhoods within the EZ municipalities. 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A lottery for the new homes will be scheduled in October of 2009. Lottery winners must complete an eight-hour homebuying counseling course, secure a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage, which could be FHA or VA loan, and have the required down payment and closing costs. Units will be deed restricted to ensure continued affordability. The program is authorized through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing Program and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act. Visit www.njhousing.gov for more affordable housing opportunities. I REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS The following transactions of $1,000 or more were filed with Cumberland County in the month of July 2009 (transactions may have occurred in an earlier month). Names listed may, in some cases, be those of buyers’ or sellers’ representatives. VINELAND 1660 E Oak Rd., Jean D Cortopassi to Jenna L Falciani on 7 /1/09 for $120,000 2560 Michelon Ct., Wieslaw Gluszak to Sandra Cortes on 7 /1/09 for $288,000 201 S 8th St., Gail Blair (Exec.) to Yarilee J Miranda on 7 /2/09 for $183,000 2336 Coronado Dr., Beazer Homes Corp. to /2/09 for $245,000 Olga B White on 7 1430 Venus Dr., Cumberland County Sheriff to New Jersey Home Construction Inc. on 7 /6/09 for $57,400 2542 Monroe Ave., Kuzmicz B&D Construction LLC to Michael A Cifaloglio on 7 /6/09 for $85,000 732 Embassy Terr., Normita Bonilla to Raymundo Beteta-Hernandez on 7 /6/09 for $154,000 920 New Pear St., Paul Letizia to Monty C Johnson on 7 /6/09 for $154,900 1220 N West Ave., Joseph J Reymer to /6/09 for $198,500 Marisol Gonzalez on 7 700 S Mill Rd., Frank Cugino (by Atty.) to Joseph D Cugino on 7 /6/09 for $200,000 3676 Nathan Ln., NVR Inc. (DBA) to Tiffany J Mutcherson on 7 /6/09 for $226,915 1038 E Chestnut & C., South Jersey Health System Inc. to Danza Realty Group Vineland LLC on 7 /6/09 for $1,000,000 65 S State St., South Jersey Health System Inc. to Newcomb Medical Alliance Center LLC on 7 /6/09 for $4,000,000 129 Luciano Ave., Inc. New Jersey Home Construction to Alma M Rivera on 7 /09 /7 for $125,000 1830 W Garden Rd., Nicholas Santandrea to Adrianne Franklin on 7 /09 for $150,000 /7 1225 N West Ave., Kenneth E Jones, Jr. to Walter R Hull on 7 /09 for $195,000 /7 1140 E Landis Ave., John H Wisda to Lauren M Doyle on 7 /09 for $198,500 /7 2964 S Lincoln Ave., Paul Pope to Victor M /7 Maldonado on 7 /09 for $217,500 2480 Old Farm Dr., NVR Inc. to Frank J Pilitowski, Jr. on 7 /09 for $236,390 /7 2241 Delmar Ave., Beazer Homes Corp. to /7 Aaron T Melnick on 7 /09 for $240,000 775 S Delsea Dr., Susquehanna Bank to Fredonia LLC on 7 /8/09 for $200,000 3696 Nathan Ln., NVR Inc. (DBA) to Tammy J Chance on 7 /8/09 for $209,615 1644 Tomahawk Ct., NVR Inc. (DBA) to Ronald Elahi on 7 /8/09 for $265,610 2139 E Chestnut Ave., Terrace East Real Estate Associates LP to Rachel Shaw on 7 /9/09 for $134,900 1600 Arrowhead Trail, Sadgun Thakore to Harkamal Singh on 7 /9/09 for $239,000 2009 Income Limits For Units Located in Cumberland County Number of persons in houselhold 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Max. Annual Income 120% of Median Max. Annual Income 80% of Median Max. Ann. 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