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INSIDE WINNING PHOTOS • HOME & GARDEN • BACK TO SCHOOL • GRANDMOM’S PIEROGI VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 30 | SEPTEMBER 2, 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 This Labor Day, we salute the people who do the jobs most folks wouldn’t dare to do. I n honor of Labor Day, we present the stories of several people with underappreciated jobs; the kind of jobs many would think difficult or impossible to do themselves. How can someone do this type of work? Let’s see what it takes. Angelina Ruocco has been a funeral director for 10 years. What drew her to the field is embalming—the art and science of temporarily preserving human remains to forestall decomposition, making them suitable for display at a funeral. She demonstrates deep spiritual concern for human life as she describes the nature and meaning of her job. Embalming is important, she says, because “it’s the last time the family will Jasper Washington has to work fast in his job as a trash collector. see them. You’re using your skills to make the person look the way they did when they were healthy. It doesn’t minimize what they lost, but it comforts them.” She points out that her job is about the life lost, not about her ability as an embalmer. Ruocco is with Wainwright Bernhardt Funeral Home in Vineland, a third-generation, family business started in 1933. Another funeral director there, Kevin Bernhardt, who started in 1979, emphasizes the bond between him and the families he serves. “They trust us, they bestow a great confidence in us in their time of need,” he says. Ruocco and Bernhardt don’t see themselves as working with the dead, but with the living. Easing the grief of a surviving loved one is their highest calling. The most difficult part of the job is dealing with the unexpected death of a child. “It’s easier when it’s a 90-year-old but hard when it’s reversed,” Bernhardt said. “It makes you go home and hug your family a little tighter,” says Ruocco. Both directors agree that they never get used to it. “Sometimes parents ask, ‘Why not me?’ ” Ruocco says, “No one Continued on page 22 A rendering of how the Landis Theatre will look when it reopens in the spring. Showtime Approaches { LEE BURKE } “We are at the starting line, but can see the finish line,” declared John Lind, president of Venuetech Management Group, Lafayette, California, who has been hired as the business manager by the newly formed nonprofit, The Landis Theater Foundation. An audience of about 80 people attended a presentation on the status of the Landis Theatre construction, plans for the inaugural season and an introduction of the Foundation’s first board of directors. The meeting was held at the Vineland Public Library on Wednesday, August 26. Among those present were Mayor Robert Romano and his wife, Ann, former mayor Perry Barse, Councilman Douglas Albrecht, Sandy Forosisky, director of redevelopment, and Hans Lampart, president of Eastern Pacific Development, the designated Continued on page 20 CALL VISIT PLAY NEW BRANCH NOW OPEN            All Summer Long At Our New West Landis Avenue Branch 1234 2.02% APY* NOW Checking Account No minimum balance or monthly fees. Free logo checks. Unlimited check writing. No fee ATM/Debit card. { 2 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 Now, those living or working on both sides of Vineland can enjoy the full banking services that have made our 175 S. Main Road headquarters Cumberland County’s fastest growing bank. Call 691-1234 to learn more. Or better yet, visit 1234 W. Landis during our Endless Summer Fridays 2. 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Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ • 856.690.1234 Member FDIC { CONTENTS } 1 Somebody’s Gotta Do It Thankless jobs and the people who thrive doing them. MICKEY BRANDT I Guest Column { PAUL J. DOE, FORMER PUBLISHER OF THE CUMBERLAND NEWS } 1 Showtime Approaches The Landis Theatre is on track for its April 2010 grand opening. LEE BURKE Do’s & Does’: A Reprise Forty some years ago when I was first getting started in the newspaper biz, I turned in some work to a cranky old editor who glanced at it, turned to me and asked: “What was your last job before the newspaper.” I didn’t want to tell him that I’d spent the last eight months shoveling out stables at a dude ranch outside Boulder, Colorado, so I skipped over that to my previous employment: “Well, I worked for a while as an apprentice butcher.” “Son,” he said, “you’re still a butcher, but maybe you ought to go back to meat.” I often wonder what he would have said about the shoveling. Anyway, I’m back and I brought my shovel. Imagine my surprise last year when a brand new weekly publication arrived unannounced in my mailbox. Imagine my pleasure when I discovered that the editor/publisher of the publication turned out to be Michael Epifanio. Michael, as he kindly mentioned in his first column, began his newspaper career with my old publication, The Cumberland News, many, many years ago. I was also a little surprised—and disappointed—that he hadn’t given me a heads-up on his new venture. Nothing us old timers like better than to tell the new guys how “we did it in the good old days.” After a few weeks I stopped by his office to wish him well and we had a nice chat. He offered me the opportunity to do a few stories but I declined because I was busy (more on that later). Over the course of the next year and a half, I watched the remarkable progress of his publication and kept in touch, ffering an occasional word of advice and (probably) boring him to tears with tales of those aforementioned “good old days.” Last week I stopped by his office—did I mention he has free coffee?—and while we were chatting he told me that probably the most satisfying thing for him is when someone calls out of the blue to tell him how much they enjoy the paper. It was kinda déjà vu all over again. People still tell me—though not nearly as often since Michael started his paper—how much they miss The Cumberland News. Michael and I ended our conversation with his offer, “to start writing your column again.” To be honest, I’d forgotten how much I miss you readers. So, as Arnold famously said, “I’m back!” So, let’s catch up. First question: Why did you close? Answer: It was the perfect storm. I was having physical, personal and financial difficulties. Several people were interested in buying it, but my brother—the majority owner—couldn’t come to terms with some of them and I didn’t like some of the others, so we just shut it down. Second Question: What have you been doing? Answer: Right before we closed, I got married. My wife and I live on her homestead in Buena Vista—but I still think of myself as a Vineland guy. We have about three acres and I’ve actually learned (after several mishaps but no lost digits) how to operate a riding mower and weedwacker. I know my limits, however, and do all the pruning by hand. In the fall and winter, I read a lot. And, I babysit. As you may recall, my daughter had just gotten married and moved to Germany where her husband worked for the Armed Forces. Well, she’s back, about an hour and a half away near Lancaster. My son and his wife still live in Vineland. Both now have two children. In addition, one of my wife’s sons has three children, and they also live nearby. Two five-year-olds; three three-year-olds, one two-year-old, and a toddler. I think of them as my Seven Dwarfs. The names are interchangeable because at least one is always: Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Dopey (the Disney one, not the politically incorrect one ’cause they’re all brighter than bright), Bashful, Sneezy, or visiting Doc. We see all of them—in a variety of combinations—every week. So, am I working? No. Am I keeping busy? Yes! But I guess what finally convinced me to take up writing again was my wife. “Are you just going to lie there forever.” That’s what she said. What I’d like to do with this column (however often I write it) is address some senior issues. Yes, it’s official. My stylist spends more time trimming my ears than the top of my head. We’re kind of the forgotten people when it comes to having our voices heard. Anyway, it’s great to be back. I think. BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL STARTS 4 Do’s & Does’ Retired Cumberland News Editor & Publisher gets back to writing PAUL J. DOE 5 Endless Summer No date on the calendar needs to end your summer state of mind. DEBORAH A. EIN Get the kids in for their haircuts before school starts! STOP IN TO THE SALON & Enter To Win A Back Pack Full of School Supplies! Drawing 9/05/09 6 Faces in the News 8-11 HOME & GARDEN 12 Event Planning A step-by-step look at what it takes. TODD NOON KIDS HAIRCUTS 14 Years & Younger ONLY $8 WOW (cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.) exp 09/04/09 14-15 BACK TO SCHOOL 16 Cumberland Players The group has always been proud to stage family shows. VINCE FARINACCIO Get your Loved One A Gift Certificate Today HOURS Mon. – Wed. 9-5pm, Thurs. & Fri. 9-7pm Sat. 8:30-3pm & Sun., 9-1 pm 16 24 Vintage Vineland DINING: Grandmom’s Pierogi Learning family recipes helps preserve food traditions. STEPHEN WILSON WALK-INS WELCOME! NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY 5006 E. Landis Ave.Vineland (856) 691-2202 27 Recipe Corner Zucchini doesn’t have to be sauteed. LISA DINUNZIO 28 30 32 32 34 Youth Art Winners Entertainment Community Calendar Crossword REAL ESTATE High Efficiency Heating and Cooling and Water Heating Equipment Eligible for up to $1500 in Federal Tax Credits and up to $400 in Rebates WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | { STAFF } MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & Publisher DEBORAH A. EIN Managing Editor LORI GOUDIE Art Director GAIL EPIFANIO Controller JACK EPIFANIO Distribution SHERRY MUNYAN Advertising Executive MARIE HALPIN-GALLO Advertising Executive PATTY ALI Graphic Designer MARYANNE BERTRAND Advertising Assistant Serving Vineland for over 100 years! The Grapevine 3660 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361 PHONE: 856-457-7815 • FAX: 856-457-7816 EMAIL: WEB: The Grapevine is published on Wednesdays by Grapevine News Corp. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. the grapevine { 3 } 691-1950 State Lic. # 12089 LETTERS to the Editor Race Riot of l989 It is no wonder that you were flabbergasted on hearing the news of a Vineland “race riot,” and in my own memory as an affected store owner at 623 Landis Avenue (1972 to 2002, before that on S. Sixth Street before its being razed down) it has remained an example of engineering “the will of the people” for political ends. It took about 24 hours to prepare for the “riot,” and since not enough participants could be found around Bridgeton or locally, they were brought in from the Camden area; we were told that our police could have been ordered to stop and turn away the influx simply by stopping cars from West and North around the Circle. The news media, however, flocked to town for a scoop, and the Associated Press, Channel 6, and scores of nearby publications (I believe including the Philadelphia Inquirer) descended onto Landis Avenue and stopped at our travel agency in search of damage; a cracked glass door and small hole in the display window were prominently featured, but disappointed the reporters. Still, we saw our door on the 6 o’clock national news, with the result that friends and family started calling us from as far as Japan, England, Germany, Costa Rica and the West Coast. Our clients and friends, the majority of whom were of “minority” persuasion, came to check us out and APOLOGIZED for the event, and I especially remember the Reverend Henderson from Almond Road near Parvin State Park coming in, as well as members of the Vineland black community (who had absolutely nothing to do with this.) Vineland, which I have called my home for 68 years (I have escaped Nazi persecution and genocide myself ), has always been an exceptionally welcoming community to immigrants—precisely, of course, because almost all of us have come here to find a safer life and equal opportunity. In return, the town has grown and prospered; your article (in the same issue) on our “Little Theatre” does not say that it was the brainchild of a refugee from Hungary, Voros Wrought, and that one of its founding members who is still alive in a California facility, the artist Eva Salier, served as its “reader,” costume designer and producer, and backdrop painter for over 50 years; she is a Concentration camp survivor of German/ Dutch descent. Prejudice, envy and hatred will, sadly, always be part of human nature; we can see it today in the totally skewed falsehoods circulated for political reasons which have recipients of Medicare or Veteran pensions claim they are examples of government interference and communism and that they will be taken away under a President who is not of their color. As a publisher, you have a very responsible job to keep the facts in perspective and winnow out, as best as you can, what is truth and what is political manipulation. —Eva B. Neisser, Vineland pay $296.01 per year for trash pickups twice a week. The current rate is 25.3 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation. Taking 1.5 cents off the current figure would bring the rate down to 23.8 cents. My new fee would be $278.46 per year. There are 99 trash pickups per year. There are about five national holidays where trash is not picked up twice per week for some residents (104 possible annual pickups less five national holidays). Basing total annual pickups at 99, my total annual savings would be $17.73. Therefore, I would be saving 17.91 cents per week for not having a second pickup. An assessment of $200,000 would save the homeowner $30 per year (30.3 cents a week). The bottom line here is quite obvious. The $300,000 doesn’t prove enough savings to trim the pickups to one day a week. I will gladly pay an additional 17.91 cents to have a second trash pickup per week. Maybe the new bids will come in with a higher savings for one-day-a-week trash pickups. But the savings will have to be substantially more than $300,000 to make it worthwhile for all the homeowners. —David M. Levin, Vineland Once-a-Week Trash Pickup Saves Cents, Doesn’t Make Sense Mayor Romano, in a news conference in March of this year, said that switching to a one-day-a-week trash pickup would save $300,000 annually. This amount would equate to about 1.5 cents on the tax rate. Taking this savings into consideration, I applied it to my tax bill. I currently The 7th Annual Saint Padre Pio Festival St. Padre Pio Parish Sunday, September 27, 2009 • Noon to 6:00 PM BUYING GOLD & SILVER • Gold Jewelry • Silver Jewelry • Sterling Silver Flatware • Gold Rings • Gold Bracelets • Gold Chains • Gold Class Rings • Dental Gold • Other Gold or Silver Items • U.S. Eagles • K-Rands • Pandas • Mexican-Pesos • Canadian Maple Leaf • Gold and Silver Bars • National Currency • U.S. Paper Money 1864 to 1922 • Coin Collections • Estates Mass and Procession at 11:00 AM Italian Mass at 2:00 PM Fr. Ermelindo DiCapua a Capuchin Friar and friend of Padre Pio will be the homilist at 11:00 AM and the celebrant and homilist at 2:00 PM. There will be blessings with relics of Padre Pio and Mother Pauline after Mass. Buses are Welcome! { 4 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 Please call and let us know in advance if you plan to bring a bus of visitors so that the necessary preparations may be made. Eucharistic Celebrations – Food – Children’s Games Live Italian Music – Home Made Desserts Jersey Fresh Produce Stand Please Plan to Come and Enjoy! Our Lady of Pompeii Church 4680 Dante Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361 (856) 691-7526 • Tony Campana Plumbing – Sponsored this ad Coin & Jewelry Co. 2581 E. Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361 Owned & Operated by the Avena Family for over 35 years Avena (856) 794-1600 • 856-776-6404 I Gleanings { DEBORAH A. EIN, MANAGING EDITOR } Endless Summer Labor Day, and even the fall equinox in a few weeks, do not necessarily mark the end of summer. P eople mark the parameters of summer in different ways. For many of us, summer begins with Memorial Day and ends with Labor Day. For schoolchildren, summer starts with the last day of school and ends when the new school year starts in September. Officially, in this hemisphere, summer begins with the solstice on June 21 and ends with the autumn equinox on September 22. And even beyond the equinox, Indian summer is a return to unseasonably warm weather after Jack Frost has visited our gardens. With Memorial Day being about the earliest and Labor Day being about the latest they could be this year, you might say we’ve had an unusually long summer. But if you consider the slow start we had to summer with all the rain earlier in the season, it seems that August and even September might hold more hot, hazy, humid days than we experienced in June or July. Even with a later Labor Day, many schools have not waited as they usually do to open a few days after the Monday holiday, but have been in session for a full week already. If you’re a kid, you’re probably not overjoyed about this. If you’re a mom, hooray! For my own kids, whose school was undergoing renovations this summer, the school year does not begin until mid-month. Several years ago, while working at Atlantic City Magazine, I wrote another column titled “Endless Summer.” In it, I discussed the many calendars we live our lives by. There’s our work calendar, our home calendar, the school calendar. At that time, I had several calendars around my office, as we were always working in various stages on several issues stretching three to six months ahead. (That still happens in working on a weekly publication such as The Grapevine, but now I feel as though I can stay a little closer to the present.) Working six months out could definitely put me in a summer frame of mind long before the season actually arrived. Likewise, at this time of year, I would be planning the fall and winter issues, even while still enjoying summer weather and activities. This brings to mind a video I watched over and over again with my kids when they were younger. At the conclusion of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, there is a poignant conversation between Christopher Robin and the “silly old bear.” It’s time for Christopher Robin to go to school, and as he tries to explain to Pooh how he won’t be around the Hundred Acre Wood as much anymore, he states that what he likes best is doing nothing. “How do you do just nothing?” Pooh asks. Christopher Robin answers: “Well, it’s when grownups ask, ‘What are you going to do?’ and you say ‘Nothing.’ Then you go out and do it.” Pooh agrees he likes that best, too. Christopher Robin says that he’ll be doing less of nothing soon, but asks Pooh Bear to return to their special place every now and then to do just that. The scene captures the mixed emotions kids—and parents, too—have at this time of year when the seasonal shift corresponds to a huge shift in daily activities and a return to routine. You know that it’s time for the change to occur, but a part of you wants to continue on the more carefree course. Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin remind us that the shift is not as drastic as it might seem. And that maybe summer really is just a state of mind: You can return to and recapture the warmth and freedom anytime you want…if you choose to be carefree and childlike…and use a little makebelieve. I Get a Fresh Start… 5.04 5.04% 04 * APR APR P WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | 5-Year Fixed Rate Home Equity Loans! the grapevine { 5 } *There are *There are no fees associated with our Hom Equity Loans. Rate applies for a term of up to 60 m Home Equity me months. For example, 60 monthly For payments of $18.89 per $1,000 borrowed would apply using this rate. This product is a ?xed rate, closed-end loan secured with the borrowed w product ?xed ra ate, secured primary residence exceeding 80% value ratio. are Property primary residence and not exceeding an 80 loan to value ratio. 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Created as part of The Ellison School’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the Eagle award will be presented annually to an individual (or team of people) who demonstrates commitment to helping the school stay strong and growing. Recipients will exemplify excellence and good character in every facet of their lives. “Not only have Dan and Lisa Falasca given us the honor of educating their two children, but they’ve always gone the extra mile to do whatever they can to help our school and students,” says Caroline Chapman, Head of Ellison School. “Whether it’s volunteering to serve lunch, chairing an event committee, or agreeing to serve on our Board of Trustees, Dan and Lisa have always been there. As we reflect on our school’s first 50 years, there’s no doubt that the Falascas have played a huge role in helping us reach this important milestone….” The Falascas, owners of HVAC and Plumbing Contracting Company, Falasca Mechanical, are generous contributors to area schools, hospitals, local sports leagues, and community organizations. Dan serves on Ellison’s Board of Trustees, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors. Lisa is a member of the President’s Council at St. Augustine Prep. Dan and Lisa are founding members of Capital Bank of New Jersey. Both are graduates of Villanova University—Dan earned degrees in Commerce and Finance, and Lisa secured a degree in Accounting. She is also a licensed CPA. Divonna Allets Hankins Divonna, we love you so much. We are truly blessed to be a part of your life. Thank you for teaching us the true meaning of LOVE. Happy 1st Birthday, Little Bunny! 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Part of the reason to plant the tree at Mt. Pleasant School is to promote Millville’s heritage as the Holly City of America to the area students. Mt. Pleasant is the second of the Millville schools to receive a holly tree in celebration of the annual tradition. Last year, a tree was planted at Holly Heights School in honor of Katherine Fenton. H.G. Sanders was the founder of the Espoma Company, which was established in 1929 in Millville. The Espoma Company began production in 1929 with its first product called Espoma Organic. The product was a proprietary blend of natural materials available near the company’s location in Millville. These ingredients were blended and bagged using shovels, wheelbarrows, scales and the sweat of employees’ backs. With product in hand founder H.G. Sanders set out on the road selling in the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. markets. The Company survived the Depression years this way, but growth was slow and the work was hard. It was not until the late 1940s that Sanders would create the Company’s number one selling product and change the face of The Espoma Company forever. The product was Holly-tone. He foresaw the need for plant food specifically for hollies and other acid-loving plants. He pioneered the development of the first organically balanced plant food formulated to fulfill the requirements of these types of plants. Today, the Espoma Company is well known throughout the eastern United States for some 34 products that cover virtually every plant nutrition need. The Company’s brands are well recognized and carried by every major distributor and retailer in the eastern United States. The once modest operation in Millville has expanded over a dozen times to become a modern, state-of-the-art blending and packaging facility. And H.G. Sanders’ great grandson has become the fourth generation of management to enter the Company. For additional information, contact Mike Mitchell at 609-381-4929. 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Delsea Dr. Vineland Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Sat. 8am-2pm *Taxes and Delivery extra 856-563-1500 HOMEMADE WINE-TASTING COMPETITION: Cabernet Sauvignon: 1st place: Bruce Jacoby 2nd place: Tom Hildenbrand 3rd place: Larry DeSanto Italian Varietals: 1st place: Benson Binggeli: Chianti 2nd place: Doug Atkinson: Brunello 3rd place: Doug Atkinson: Valpolicello Red Varietals: 1st place: Benson Binggeli: Red Zinfandel 2nd place: Raymond Baranowski: Cabernet Franc 3rd place: Nick and Doug DeBello: Merlot Pinot Noir: 1st place: Larry DeSanto 2nd place: Benson Binggeli 3rd place: Tom Hildenbrand White Varietals: 1st place: Joe Paulino: Viognier 2nd place: Bob Thompson: Chardonnay 3rd place: Bruce Jacoby: Pinot Grigio Blends/Red: 1st place: Rich Jones and Fran Cossaboon: Chateau Neuf du Pape 2nd place: Bob Thompson: Zinfandel Blend 3rd place: Bob Thompson: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend Native American Varietals: 1st place: Bob Thompson: 100% Canadian Niagara 2nd place: Nick and Jerry Favretto: Red – Ives 3rd place: John Tisa: Red Table Wine Other: 1st place: Robert Matusauder: Raspberry 2nd place: S. Darrol Wilson: Peach Chardonnay 3rd place: Tom Hildebrand: Peach HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE COMPETITION: 1st place: Debra Vena, of Vineland 2nd place: Mary Ann Bell, of Pitman 3rd place: John Brancy, of Mullica Hill Informal poll—“sauce” or “gravy”: For 2009, it’s sauce. SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Get screened, not just for yourself, but for the ones you love. Every Year, nearly 100 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in southern New Jersey. But what many people don’t know is that New Jersey is one of the best places to get treated, having been rated an “A-” by the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. And when treated early, prostate cancer success rates can be as high as 90%. At South Jersey Healthcare, we provide expert prostate cancer care, right here in our community. Experienced and skilled physicians utilize the latest technology in prostate cancer treatment including: • Minimally invasive prostate surgery • 3-D ultrasound guided biopsies WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | • Cryoablation (use of extreme cold to destroy cancerous tissue) Don’t wait to get screened for prostate cancer. Make an appointment during September, and do it for the ones you love. Call your doctor or South Jersey Healthcare’s Physician the grapevine { 11 } For more information on all VDID/Main Street Vineland events, call the VDID/Main Street Vineland office at 7948653 or visit the organization’s website at Referral Line at 1-800-770-7547 today. I Downtown Vineland { TODD NOON, EXEC. DIR., VDID/MAIN STREET } Event Planning How an event comes together is a lesson in foresight and the dedication of volunteers to pitch in. his column has been filled in recent months with the notice of various events. How does one of these events take shape and come together from an idea to the actual implementation? This week’s column will guide you through the step-bystep process, so you can see the measure of dedication of our volunteers. An initiative from any of our four standing committees—whether an event or some other project—takes form in the same way. Let us use the example of a new festival being planned by the Promotions Committee. We first start at a meeting of the committee. Someone suggests that the committee consider a certain kind of festival. The idea is discussed and, if the committee votes T favorably, a project chair and event subcommittee is formed. A tentative date is also worked out. The subcommittee meets to work out all the details with the goal of coming up with a written work plan. All the tasks and responsibilities associated with the conception and implementation of the project are listed, along with the persons responsible for each task, and a timeline for completion. Every detail must be considered—food, advertising, press releases, t-shirts, bands, vendors, tents, chairs, tables, and more. A detailed budget is worked out, considering costs, any donated services, and projected funds raised. (If the event has been done before, information from prior work plans can be used and updated.) At the next committee meeting, the work plan is presented for consideration by the full committee. The work plan could be accepted as is or with changes made. Now the work plan has reached its final stop—the Board of Directors. At their meeting, the Board will, hopefully, vote to approve the work plan. The above steps require just the right timing. As no event is official until its work plan has been approved by the Board, advance planning is necessary to guide the project through these stages and be approved with plenty of time to carry plans through the final stages. Once the Board approves the work plan, the subcommittee can set to work bringing all the other players together. Applications from vendors and other participants are sought. Subcommittee meetings take place with these other players—vendors, press, police and fire departments, EMTs, public works department, and whoever else will play a role. As the date of the event nears, volunteers sign up for various event-day tasks—set-up, staffing tables, handing out coupon books and other materials, and breaking down. Supplies are acquired, the work plan is followed, people do their appointed tasks and the event happens. It is the work of a dedicated group of volunteers, working closely with VDID/Main Street Vineland staff, city departments, and all the other players brought in. A lot of work is involved—often hundreds our hours worth—but when you see those thousands of people crowding the Avenue having a good time, you get that great feeling knowing that it was all worth it! You can share in that great feeling, join us and become a VDID/Main Street Vineland volunteer. *** Looking ahead, you can find out more about becoming a volunteer at our Volunteer Information and Networking Event (V.I.N.E.) on Thursday, September 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Hangar 84, at Sixth and Elmer Streets. Learn about the Main Street program, make new friends, and we’ll help find the right place in Main Street for you. Landicini’s Restaurant will be providing free refreshments. 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Those wanting to be in the parade can print out an application from the website, complete it, and send it to the address provided, or they can fill it out online and email it to Vendor applications must be mailed in along with the appropriate fee. Parade participants may register for free until October 2, with a $20 fee for all applications received after that date. The deadline for all registrations will be November 13. No registrations will be allowed the night of the parade. I For more information on VDID/Main Street Vineland’s events and activities, call the office at 794-8653 or visit Varicose • Veins • Featured on ? and WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | 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 Come Peek at our Charles L. Dietzek, D.O., FACOS Raymond S. 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All major insurances accepted the grapevine { 13 } 5 Sack Lunches Kids Love Source: Distract finicky eaters by putting together a meal that’s so much fun to eat, they won’t be thinking about whether it’s on their short list of “likes.” Fun foods don’t have to be deep-fried or full of preservatives. Just think bite-size, dippable, and varied. Natural foods aisles in many grocery stores have a lot of healthier products, such as snacks sweetened only with fruit juice or packaged with fewer trans-fats and preservatives. Here are five ideas for health-conscious meals that are easy to prepare and fun for kids. Whether your child is a try-anything eater or has the pickiest appetite ever seen, these lunches are sure to please. MONDAY: Deconstructed Sandwiches Instead of buying prepacked sets of crackers, cheese, and deli meats, put together a homemade version. Your child can even help out the night before, picking out the crackers, meat, cheese, and a small dessert. Another fun idea is to use mini cookie cutters (about the same size as the crackers) to cut the lunch meat slices into fun shapes. (The leftovers make a good midmorning nibble for you!) Some options: • Veggie or water cracker rounds • Chicken or turkey deli meat, cut into roughly cracker-size pieces • Part-skim mozzarella or cheddar slices, cut into roughly cracker-size squares • Fruit cup (packed in juice) or unsweetened applesauce TUESDAY: Grilled Cheese Pockets As a variation on the standard pan-browned cheese sandwich, try using a sandwich maker; some machines even make the crispy triangles sealed around the edges. Use whole-grain bread and low-fat or part-skim cheeses, which are healthier than their whole-milk counterparts and melt better than completely fat-free versions. Include a couple of fruit leathers and a handful of baked pita or potato chips in the lunch bag, too. WEDNESDAY: Turkey-Cran Tortilla Bites Instead of packing a bulky wrap or burrito, slice up a tightly rolled tortilla and fillings. The trick is to spread all the ingredients evenly, rather than piling them into the middle like in a traditional wrap sandwich. Lay the tortilla flat, then spread a thin layer of cranberry sauce over the whole surface. Top with one layer of lettuce leaves, then with pulled turkey (in smallish pieces) or deli meat slices. Roll tightly, then cut into one- or two-bite pieces, holding each piece closed with kid-safe toothpicks. (For vegetarian kids, try it with a thicker spread of hummus, thin slices of peppers and cucumber, and lettuce.) Toss in a box of raisins and a few animal-shaped crackers on the side. THURSDAY: Dipping Day Everything in this lunch is bite-size and gets dunked. Pack them loosely in separate containers for younger children, or in rows on “skewers” for older ones. • Chicken nibblers with honey mustard • Baked tortilla chips and tomato salsa • Baby carrots and cut-up celery sticks with light ranch dressing • Sliced apple, banana, and peach with fruit yogurt (or plain yogurt stirred with allfruit jam) FRIDAY: Layered Lunch Turn the traditional sandwich on its head—literally—by piling the halves onto one another. It even works without the crusts! (Just cut them off before building.) This is a great way to liven up old standards like peanut butter and jelly, or try a club sandwich variation. Cut two whole-grain bread slices diagonally in half, then line up the four resulting triangles. Spread a little bit of mustard on the first triangle and top with one piece of deli meat and cheese. On the next triangle, use mayo and a different kind of deli meat. The third triangle gets sliced veggies, such as tomato and cucumber, and lettuce. Stack these three, covering them with the last triangle. Spear the tower with two kid-safe toothpicks and cut in half. Include some pretzel sticks and chopped dried fruit. Back to School Books Source: Reading about going back to school is a great way to ease the transition. Especially with younger children, as you turn the pages together, you can talk about their real-life hopes and fears as well as discuss the wonderful characters in these books. For elementary school students: After-School Snacks Source: Parent Institute It’s usually several hours between the time middle schoolers eat lunch and the time they arrive home. They typically need a hearty, healthy snack before they can settle down to study and do homework. That doesn’t mean that you must wait in the kitchen to fix them a mini-meal. Instead, hand your child this list of recipes for nutritious snacks that middle schoolers can make themselves: • Fruit or veggies on a stick. Thread pieces of fruit or raw vegetables onto a skewer. If using apples, bananas or pears, dip in orange juice first. It keeps them from turning brown. • Frozen bananas. Crush a cup of breakfast cereal. Dunk a peeled banana in yogurt, and then dip it into the cereal. Cover the whole banana. Place it on a piece of waxed paper and freeze. • Shakes. For a fruit shake, mix ½ cup fruit yogurt and ½ cup fruit juice. For a pudding shake, mix ½ cup milk with three tablespoons of instant pudding. Put the ingredients into a container with a tight lid. Shake hard and pour into a glass. For middle and high school students: • Ants on a log. To make this old favorite, fill a • The Middle School Survival Guide: How To Survive From the Day Elementary School Ends half of a stalk of celery with peanut butter or Until the Second High School Begins. Erlbach, cream cheese. Top the spread with a line of Arlene. Walker Books for Young Readers, raisins. 2003. • The Berenstain Bears Go to School. Berenstain, Stan and Jan. Random House, 1978. • Arthur’s Teacher Trouble. Brown, Marc. Trumpet, 1986. • Clifford’s First School Day. Bridwell, Norman. Scholastic, 1999. • Never Spit on Your Shoes. Cazet, Denys. Scholastic, 1993. • Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown. Danziger, Paula. Puffin, 2003. • Kindergarten Rocks! Davis, Katie. Harcourt Children’s, 2005. • Back to School for Rotten Ralph. Gantos, Jack. HarperTrophy, 2000. • Back to School With Betsy. Haywood, Carolyn. Odyssey Classics, 1990. • Chrysanthemum. Henkes, Kevin. HarperTrophy, 1996. • The Day the Teacher Went Bananas. Howe, James. Penguin, 1987. • It’s Back to School We Go! Jackson, Ellen. Millbrook Press, 2003. • Sumi’s First Day of School Ever. Pak, Soyung. Penguin Putnam, 2003. • Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School. Parish, Herman. Harper Festival, 2004. • Curious George Goes to School. Rey, Margret. Houghton Mifflin, 1989. • The Best School Year Ever. Robinson, Barbara. HarperTrophy, 2005. • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. Slate, Joseph. Puffin Books, 2001. • The Teacher From the Black Lagoon. Thaler, Mike. Scholastic Paperbacks, 1989. • The Night Before Kindergarten. Wing, Natasha. Grosset & Dunlap, 2001. { 14 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 Get Your Kids Ready For School & Save! 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Spethman, Martin J., and Klein, Chuck. Westgate Publishing & Entertainment, 1997. • The Real High School Handbook: How to Survive, Thrive, and Prepare for What’s Next. Lieberman, Susan Abel. Mariner Books, 1997. Lunchtime: 31 million Average number of children participating each month in the national school lunch program in 2008. College: 19 million The projected number of students enrolled in the nation’s colleges and universities this fall. This is up from 13.5 million 20 years ago. Technology: 14.2 million Back-to-School Fun Facts Source: U.S. Census Bureau Back-to-School Shopping: $7.6 billion The amount of money spent at family clothing stores in August 2008. Only in December were sales significantly higher. Similarly, sales at bookstores in August 2008 totaled $2.4 billion. For back-to-school shopping, choices of retail establishments abound: In 2006, there were 25,430 family clothing stores, 6,417 children and infants clothing stores, 26,699 shoe stores, 9,425 office supply and stationery stores, 23,270 sporting goods stores, 10,989 bookstores, and 9,969 department stores. Students: 76 million Number of computers available for classroom use in the nation’s schools as of the 2005–2006 school year. That works out to one computer for every four students. The Rising Cost of College: $14,915 Average tuition, room and board (for in-state students) at the nation’s four-year public colleges and universities for an entire academic year (2007–08). That is more than double the cost in 1990. It compares to $40,640 at the nation’s four-year private colleges and universities, also more than double the 1990 figure. The Rewards of Staying in School: $80,977 The number of children and adults enrolled in school throughout the country in October 2007—from nursery school to college. They comprised 27 percent of the entire population 3 and older. Average annual 2007 earnings of workers 18 and older with an advanced degree. This compares with $21,484 for those without a high school diploma. In addition, those with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $57,181 in 2007, while those with a high school diploma earned $31,286. I WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Advertise in The Grapevine and get incredible results. Get amazing results from your advertising campaign in The Grapevine. Get the benefit of our distribution to every residence in Vineland (approx. 22,250)! Ride the wave of excitement as The Grapevine’s debut has excited our town’s citizens. For a free and no-obligation advertising consultation, call 856-457-7815 or e-mail today. the grapevine { 15 } I Historical Vineland { VINCE FARINACCIO } Cumberland Players The group’s choice of plays today isn’t much different from what it presented as the Little Theatre of Vineland visitor to the Cumberland Players website can examine the list of the nearly 200 mainstage productions by the theater group over the past 63 years. It’s an impressive collection of titles, but what the list is incapable of revealing is the process that brings those works to life on stage. That process begins each summer with the selection of plays. “We have a play-reading committee of seven people,” said Kathe Johnson, president of Cumberland Players and a member since 1975. “They will look through all the catalogues and a lot of them are familiar with what’s on Broadway and what’s playing in Philly.” Johnson explained that the committee then compiles a list of as many as 200 titles that is A then streamlined when the plays are read and examined. “The reason we have seven people,” she said, “is we have people who will look at it from a technical point of view, people who will look at from a publicity point of view.” Johnson explained that the Cumberland Players’ typical season consists of a comedy, a musical and a drama/mystery as its mainstage productions. “Not only do you have to pick those three shows,” she said, “you also have to pick alternates in case they are not available when it’s time to produce it. It’s not often, but we have had shows that have been pulled from us and we’ve had to throw the alternate in there. It’s a real balancing act.” She cited a situation in the 1980s when a planned production of Vanities was denied permission two weeks before casting. Johnson said that casting committees conduct auditions for each play, which then takes about eight weeks of rehearsals before opening night. Actors rehearse usually three nights a week under a director who is selected by the Cumberland Players Executive Board from the resumes it receives. The group’s choice of plays today isn’t “We have a play-reading committee of seven people…. They will look through all the catalogues.” that different from what it presented as the Little Theatre of Vineland in its earlier days. “Our little niche pretty much is to do family entertainment so that whole families can come and see our shows,” Johnson explained. “Every once in a while we may do something that is proba- only at South Jersey’s Premier Car Wash Just $850 YES! Voted #1 “Best of Best” 2009 VINTAGE VINELAND + Tax Can get my car clean INSIDE & OUT??? Encore, Anyone? Not much is known about this photo. Can you provide some information? views 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). { 16 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 EVER Guaranteed! Windows included with this ad. Best Wash 2611 S. Main Rd. Vineland, NJ 08360 (Between Grant & Sherman) GV 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. 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 inter- bly for mature audiences, but we are very, very careful about what we choose.” Anyone who remembers the group’s May 1978 staging of Jules Feiffer’s black comedy Little Murders as part of its regular season might recall that, despite a glowing review in the Bridgeton Evening News, the play’s language and caustic satire did not qualify for some as the type of “family entertainment” that could guarantee Feiffer a return engagement. Several more mature works have been presented, but as added productions which Johnson calls “special shows” separate from mainstage presentations and clearly advertised as containing mature content. Johnson said these plays are intended to educate. Cumberland Players member Lisa Piccioni identified these types of productions as “community awareness” and “important theater on issues that need to be addressed.” A good example of the educational aspect of theater is the June 2004 production of Extremities, the proceeds of which Piccioni said went to the Rape Crisis Center of Cumberland County. The cast of this riveting production of the 1982 play, based on the true story of the attempted rape of a woman in her home, brought this nightmare to life. Henry Scalfo, who played the would-be rapist Raul whose Every once in a while, we may do something probably for mature audiences, but we are very, very careful about what we choose. vindictive spew of profanity and feigned innocence are as dangerous as his physical force, recently recounted a turning point in preparations. “During the rehearsal and production process,” he recalled, “I once questioned director Jon Fury if we were creating a show that was too disturbing and intense and perhaps we should tone it down so as not to emotionally shock people too badly. Jon’s response was quick and decisive: ‘Well then, we might as well not even do the show.’ We all went ahead full throttle…and never held back.” The special productions aren’t the only additions to the mainstage events, however. 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Ingraldi Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed Real Estate Broker 856- 690-9482 856-690-9482 Landis Theatre Continued from cover redeveloper of Vineland’s East and Landis avenues four-corner intersection. Efforts to save the Landis Theater date back approximately 19 years, when a committee of concerned Vineland cultural leaders was chaired by then-Mayor Harry Curley. The efforts of a subsequent committee chaired by Francis Ciancarelli resulted in a successful open house in 1992, which was to kick-off a restoration effort. These early efforts culminated in the work of the Landis Theatre Redevelopment Association, a nonprofit organization chaired by Catherine O’Donnell and then by Sylvia Kelk. This organization acquired the theatre following a public outcry when the building was threatened with demolition to build a drugstore. When the organization was unable to get the assistance needed to restore the building, the City took ownership in 2005 as part of its plan for redevelopment of Center City. Samuel Levy, a long-time advocate and volunteer of the project, attended Wednesday night’s meeting, along with other volunteers who helped save the building for the community befitting its dignity, historical significance and unique architectural characteristics. Joseph (Joe) C. Marcello, executive manager/artistic director, Landis Theater for the Performing Arts, welcomed the public and noted the long journey to this point. Marcello, a Vineland resident and Vineland High School teacher, is also an accomplished performing artist and active in local community playhouses. He introduced Lori DiMatteo-Fiocchi, president of the Foundation, and other members, before turning the meeting over to Lind. Lind described Venuetech’s history and accomplishments with small markets concentrating on working with community organizations on public facilities, such as theaters and cultural centers. The company focuses on historical preservation projects with Lind noting that 60 percent of his work involves restoration of 500- to 700-seat theaters like the Landis Theatre. Venuetech has developed a successful business model that helps “economic development, cultural growth and builds a sense of community—a gathering place.” According to Lind, the Landis Theater meets the standards of the Secretary of the Interior for historic preservation. He also encouraged people to collect and share their memories of the theater. Some audience members mentioned their days as ushers and cashiers as well as recalling the old physical layout, seats and concession stand. Venuetech will help establish competitive rental rates for the building, train board members and volunteers in fundraising, create a full-service ticket booth and develop easy online access for performance ticket purchases. Lind explained that as the “theater grows, so will business grow.” He noted the restoration project is unique from other venues he has worked on, in that the tax credits are already in place to finance the construction costs so that ticket revenues and fundraising will support ongoing operations. The plan for an attached restaurant will also support some operations. In answering audience questions on ticket costs, Lind stated that it depends on the type of performances to be scheduled. He said there are high-end and lower-end performances. Commercial headline entertainers like Tom Jones or Crystal Gale may command $100-plus tickets. Lesser know acts like Lee Greenwood might be in the $50 to $100 range and Performing Art Centers (PACs) acts and in-house productions would be the lowest in the $25 to $50 range. Lind also said some towns help subsidize their theaters and gave as an example one in Texas. Someone in the audience asked if LEFT: A flyer announcing the Landis Theatre’s Spring reopening was distributed at the “Town Hall” meeting last week. ABOVE: Developer Hans Lampart inspects the progress of restoration inside the theater. TOP RIGHT: The theater’s marquis, circa 1980. MIDDLE RIGHT: Lampart explains the layout of the restaurant under construction in the Mori building, adjacent to the theater. { 20 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 73 Landis Avenue Upper Deerfield Twp. 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He said that plans for the 720-seat theater will include more than 500 parking spaces within a one-block radius. Reserved onsite parking, free city-owned lots, street parking and a shared arrangement with Sacred Heart School will accommodate patrons. In return, students will have the opportunity to share the same stage as professional artists for their school productions. Lind said students and teachers are “thrilled” because they currently have to use the school cafeteria for some of their shows. Curtain time, everyone, please take your seats and support The Landis Theatre, a place to celebrate the times of our lives. I Screening: PSA (a simple blood test) and DRE (prostate exam) by: Christopher S.D. 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She knows her embalming job is vital and she must do it every time with all the skill she can. “You only have one chance,” she says. Jasper Washington, on the other hand, gets many chances to do his job but also tries as hard as he can to get it right every time. Washington collects refuse for Waste Management of South Jersey, the contractor for the City of Vineland, and he cherishes the stability of his position. “You always have trash,” he says, “so I’ll always be employed.” He also feels respected by his employer, which he considers important. He works a little more than 50 hours most weeks and has been with the company for more than six years. The worst part of the job? “Climate is the hardest,” Washington says, “the hot weather, the cold, the rain.” Rob Allen, Waste Management district manager, points out that trash collection is one of the most dangerous jobs, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The biggest hazard is traf- ABOVE: Angelina Ruocco says funeral directing was a calling for her. RIGHT: When Carol Souders turns off her weed whacker, she cares for a client overnight. “I work 138 hours a week,” she says proudly. fic. The company prides itself in its effective approach to safety issues, working hard to prevent injuries and deaths. Washington, who lives in Millville, is a driver and works with a partner, usually Esau Martin, on his route. The driver doesn’t escape grabbing the cans, though. “There’s no sitting in the truck,” he says. “I wish.” Here’s the pride and humor of a man doing a difficult, thankless job: Washington says, “Trash is smelly, it’s dirty, but if it wasn’t for us, how would the front of your house look?” Another aspect of the job he likes is a lack of routine. He says, “It’s different all the time and that’s good for me because I can’t deal with routine.” His most unusual experience? 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Seven straight hours of work sometimes make her hands bleed and the fingers of her right hand are permanently deformed from having them on the throttle day after day. She’s been in landscaping since 1996. Don’t get this wrong; this is a woman who complains little and works much. After her nine-to-five shift in the yards, she goes to her second job as a personal care attendant for an elderly, disabled man. That job runs until 8 in the morning. “I work 138 hours a week,” Souders says spiritedly. She sleeps with an electronic monitor by her ear so she can hear when her client, Carl (Skippy) D’Pasquale, needs help through the night. “He calls me a lot,” she says. Souders started her landscaping career with a different company, and in winter when the job was mostly snow removal. “They didn’t want to hire a woman, but I lasted the winter, avoided serious frostbite, and got hired in the spring.” Her favorite part of her outdoor work is “a free tan” and the way the sun bleaches her usually red hair to blond. She also likes the freedom. “I guess it’s the open spirit, I can think of what I want to think of and work at the same time,” she says. On weekend days, Souders works on her mother’s yard. She lives with her mother and, when the time comes, will be her full-time caretaker. Souders has a three-month-old grandson. What does she do with the money from all that work? Mostly save it, although she recently bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle—she’s been riding all her life. “I don’t have much time to ride it, but I have it,” she says. I The Umpire Strikes Back I’m an ump. Five or six times each week during the season, I’m on the field calling the safes and outs, balls and strikes—trying my best to represent the game of baseball and administer the rules in the fairest way possible. Then, why do they say “My blind grandmother could have seen that one,” or “You stink, Blue?” (Some players and fans are more literate than others.) They don’t say it because they dislike me particularly. They say it because they hate umpires in general. It’s an interesting feature of a fascinating game. It’s only in baseball where the head of the team is permitted, even expected, to come blasting onto the field of play to hotly debate the merits of an official’s close decision. Since such behavior is a routine part of the contest, can anyone criticize the fan who watches the first pitch of the game, ball one, and immediately yells “Where was that one, Ump?”. No matter that the coach is 40 feet away with a bad angle on pitches and the fan is even further from the scene. Each has an opinion exactly at odds with the call and exactly in concert with their team’s interests. It’s part of the game. I never take it personally. No one’s saying I’m a horrible person (well, almost no one). No one’s saying they’re going to kill me (although, about 12 years ago, an amateur umpire in St. Louis was shot; he survived). They’re just saying, you’re an umpire, we hate you. Well, guess what? You’re a fan, I don’t exactly love you, either. Except, we’re not allowed to show it. We can give as good as we get in an argument but we can’t be emotional. If a player or manager goes too far, we simply wave the right arm and say “You’re out of here!” (We always have the final word.) With fans, however, we have to endure the taunts and abuse. We take solace in the fact that they are far away, don’t know the rules anyway, and don’t understand that we don’t want the other team to win, we just want to get to our cars and go home to our families when the game is over. 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Grandmom has a book that she keeps in the dining room bureau with all of her recipes in it, but anyone who has cooked with a grandmother knows that the recipes are often not needed. This is the case with her pierogi, the traditional stuffed pasta of eastern European cultures. Jill and I recently Three generations pitch in to make pierogi from a recipe that Grandmom’s mother brought with her from the Ukraine. asked Grandmom to make her pierogi with us, so that we could learn. On a recent Sunday afternoon, I joined Jill, her mother and Grandmom in making a big batch of pierogi. The first step was to make the dough. Grandmom went right to town, scooping the flour into a bowl and measuring with her eyes. Jill immediately protested! The whole point was to learn how to make the pierogi, to measure the immeasurable! Jill began to measure out the ingredients; flour, eggs, and water. Grandmom slowly massed the ingredients into a pliable dough. Jill scribbled down measurements and mixing times, all while taking pictures. The dough was set aside to rest, and we began to work on the various fillings. The traditional fillings are potato and cheese, and Grandmom got working on the potato filling first. She pared the skins off the potatoes, cut them into rough chunks and placed them in water. The water was brought to a boil, and the potatoes were cooked until tender but not mushy. They were then drained and set aside. Several onions were then diced and cooked in butter in an old cast iron pan until the onions were translucent. They omena lla Fil Vi is NOW Same Owner, Same Staff, Same Wonderful Service & Food You’ve Come To Love! Treat your Family & Fr to a Wonderfuliends Meal! Get a day! 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The cheese is drained to remove excess water, then mixed with a little flour, an egg or two (depending on batch size), salt, pepper and parsley. By the time the cheese filling was completed, the onions were cooked and the potato filling was ready to mix. The potatoes were mashed with an egg, some reserved farmers cheese, the onions, and were seasoned with salt, pepper and the chopped parsley. Once Grandmom was content with the taste and consistency of the fillings, it was time to roll out the dough. The trusty old pasta machine was taken out of the pantry and set up on the table. Flour was put into a bowl and sheet pans were lined with a dusting of flour, waiting to be loaded up with fresh pierogi. Short chunks of dough were run through the rollers of the hand-cranked machine, and were quickly transformed into long thin strips. An assembly line was made; one person rolled and cut, the other two filled and crimped. I had several large pots of boiling water on the stove and after adding some salt, the EATING OUT pierogi were gently slid into the hot water. After a few minutes, they floated to the surface and I volunteered to test the first one to see if it was done! The dough was tender and the filings were delicious. We even made a few blueberry pierogi. Writing this article made me wistful that I didn’t get the opportunity to learn how to make my Grandma Cunningham’s chicken and dumplings. I was too young at the time and lived too far away from her, although I do remember eating it almost every time we went to her house. If you have elder relatives around and they’re holding onto culinary traditions, take this opportunity to learn from them. You will find it to be well worth it. I Stephen Wilson along with his wife Jill McClennen owns The Sweet Life Bakery. You may contact him via e-mail at 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, pasta specialties for dinner. Lunches, too. Closed Sunday. Andrea Trattoria, 1833 Harding Hwy., Newfield, 697-8400. Chef/owner Andrea Covino serves up Italian specialties in atmosphere of fine dining. Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, 609-704-9797. Food served tapas style, special martinis, catering, private parties. Extensive wine list. Live music Friday nights. Bagel University, 1406 S. Main Rd., Vineland, 691-0909. Breakfast and lunch spot offering 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 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 “Gutbuster” a 21-oz. burger, pizza, 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 Continued on next page Vineland’s neighborhood bakery, where everything is made from scratch and quality counts. Whet Vineland’s Appetite. Get your restaurant noticed by advertising on these dining pages in WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | The Grapevine. Every residence in Vineland receives a 6th street between Landis and Elmer in Downtown Vineland The Grapevine… There’s no better way to draw customers into your establishment! Call today for advertising information: 856-692-5353 the grapevine { 25 } Try our award-winning Chocolate Chip Cookies the best in South Jersey, according to the most recent SJ Magazine annual readers’ poll 856-457-7815 Continued from previous page 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. Take-out, 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. Cheesesteaks made on large, fresh poppyseed rolls. Dreamz Cafe, 2184 Union Lake Crossing, Millville, 765-5029. Panini, sandwiches, salads, soups. Also, gelato, Italian coffee, desserts, smoothies, and frappuccino. Esposito’s Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes at this Italian restaurant. Eric’s, 98 S. West Ave., Vineland, 2059800. Greek and American cuisine. Pizza, too. Five Points Inn, E. Landis Ave. and 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, lunch daily, dinner Tues.-Sat. Gina’s Ristorante, 110 N. High St., Millville, 825-4241. Italian cuisine, lunch and dinner, BYOB, $20 or less. 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, 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, 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 S. Delsea Dr., 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, casual lunch fare. Closed Monday. Saigon, 2180 N. Second St., Millville, 327-8878. Authentic Vietnamese— noodle soups, curry, hotpot, Buddhist vegetarian. Serene Custard, NW Blvd. and Garden Rd., Vineland, 692-1104. Pulled pork, 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 Fazzolari, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena Vista, 697-7107. Dinner combos, grilled meats, fish. Lunch and dinner daily. Vintage Rose Tea Room, 132 N. High St., Millville, 293-0500. Open 11 a.m.4 p.m. Wed-Sat. serving lunch and afternoon tea. Reservations suggested. Available for parties and events. 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. { 26 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 “The Children are Back to school” Celebrate with a Vintage Treat! 132 N. High St., Millville 856-293-0500 Serving Lunch & Afternoon Tea Wed-Sat 11-4 PM 1 every OFF $ 1000 Food Purchase $ 00 Exp. 9/23/09 Advertise in The Grapevine and get incredible results. For a free and no-obligation advertising consultation, NOW OPEN 1601 N. HIGH WHEATON PLAZA Other Convenient Locations: 315 N. Delsea Drive in Vineland Routes 40 & 54 in Buena • 395 S. Main Road in Vineland MILLVILLE BURGER KING call 856-457-7815 or e-mail: today. I Recipe Corner { LISA ANN DiNUNZIO } 1853 Vine Rd. Vineland 691-4848 Fax: 856-691-2294 Specials For September 2-5 EBT Recipe Swap This recipe turns zucchini into a sweet, yet nutritious treat. G reetings! This recipe is a great way to sneak veggies into a dessert without your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews knowing it. Even a spouse, family member or friend, who declares they don’t like zucchini, will have to think twice after trying one of these cupcakes. I’m personally not fond of zucchini in many recipes. However, I love this vegetable in zucchini bread. It’s actually one of my favorite home-baked items. So even if you don’t like zucchini in savory dishes, I encourage you to give it a try in a sweet recipe like Choco-Zucchini Cupcakes, or zucchini bread. You may be pleasantly surprised at how delicious it can be. This recipe and story were submitted by Brenda DeMatte, who writes, “This is a great recipe, my grandchildren love these cupcakes even without the frosting.” single layer of paper bake cups, or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together zucchini, eggs, granulated sugar, oil and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and, if using chocolate pieces; stir until combined. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling cups about half full. Bake about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove from cups and allow cupcakes to completely cool. Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting. CHICKEN FRESH PORK DRUMHAM lb) SPARE STICKS AVERAGE (20-25 RIBS .85 .99 ¢ lb. ¢ $ 99 lb. 1 lb. HATFIELD BREAKFAST RIB EYE CENTER CUT HOT DOGS SAUSAGE STEAKS PORK LOIN LINKS BONE IN WHOLE BONELESS (3 LB. 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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 or to The Grapevine, 3660 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08361. Whet Vineland’s Appetite. Get your restaurant noticed by advertising on these dining pages in FRUIT • PRODUCE • DELI • SANDWICHES 1362 S. Delsea Dr. Vineland GS Mon.-Sat. 8am-7pm • Sun. 8am-2pm WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $15 Sale Runs 9/2/09-9/5/09 856-362-5978 SPECIALS CUBAN PEPPERS………69¢ lb. PICKLES………………89¢ lb. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | FREE EG JERSEY NECTARINES…..$129 lb. GREEN & YELLOW SQUASH..79¢ lb. ASPARAGUS……………….$299 lb. RED BELL PEPPERS……$129 lb. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two dozen 2 ½-inch muffin cups with a double or The Grapevine. Every residence in Vineland receives XTRA LARGE LONG WATERMELONS.$449 ea GREEN BELL PEPPERS……69¢ lb JERSEY TOMATOES……….59¢ lb. 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Hours: Mon-Sat. 10AM-10PM 856-457-7815 (856) 691-8051 794-3332 We accept all major credit cards Art of Winning It seems that some artistic Vineland youth have their art down to a science. Two contests held in August—one for young photographers and another for artists of other two-dimensional art—offered the budding artists a way to showcase their talents. The Vineland Public Library has announced the winners of its first summer Photography Contest for children and teens ages 9 to 18. The theme was “Summer Fun,” and the kids were invited to enter their photographs of how they have fun in the summer. Judges, picked by library staff, based their decisions on creativity of the shot and how well it relates to summer activities. Each winner received a photo album, and all 20 entries were shown off in the display case in the Children’s Department until the end of the Summer Reading Program when the winners were announced. The following is the list of winners, all of whom live in Vineland. The winning photographs are also displayed on these pages. Ages 9-12: Cheyenne Sadowski, age 10, My friend Selby Goes on My Slip-N-Slide Ages 13-15: Rebecca Gardella, age 15, Black-Eyed Susan with a Bee in the Center Ages 16-18: David Cohen, age 16, Butterfly on Flower Also, winners have been announced in the Kids Clothesline Art Show, which took place on Saturday, August 15, as part of the final week of Vineland’s Fresh and Specialty Foods Market, sponsored by the Vineland Downtown Improvement District (VDID)/Main Street Vineland and Sun National Bank. “This kind of an event brings out the best in youngsters and allows us to see the real talent out there,” said event organizer Donata Dalesandro. “It also gives everyone a really fun time downtown—another family-friendly event on the Avenue.” Artists Carmen Perez and Judy Scull, and graphic designer Kathryn Cavallero were judges for the contest. The winners, all from Vineland, are: Clothesline Art Contest: Ages 3-5: Miah Hands Michaela Giuliani Sean Lopez 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. With overlapping services, no matter { 28 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 radiology, or just a general x-ray— our state-of-the-art technology and the region’s largest and most experienced radiology group will accurately report the results to your doctor in a timely manner. Photo by Cheyenne Sadowski, age 10 So when you need a digital mammogram, DEXA scan, or any other radiology services, look to South Jersey Healthcare. We’re here for you. what type of imaging your doctor requests—CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, interventional Call our appointment line: 1-866-SJH-APPT R SJH Regional Medical Center • SJH Elmer Hospital • SJH Bridgeton Imaging SJH Millville Imaging • SJH Hammonton Imaging Get your announcements & photos published in The Grapevine… For Free! Contribute to our content each week by: Sending in your photos — birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, births, graduations, awards… Whatever the occasion, share the news with your fellow Vinelanders. Sharing your opinions — There are so many issues that affect our town. Write a letter to the editor and make your voice heard throughout the community. Attention parents and coaches! — Send in your youth sports and activities scores, photos and game/event recaps. We support local youth activities and welcome your contributions. Involved with a local community organization? Let everyone in Vineland know about your group’s upcoming fundraisers and events by sending your announcement to The Grapevine. Send in your announcements & photos… via fax: 856-457-7816 via e-mail: via mail: The Grapevine • 3660 E. Landis Ave. • Vineland, NJ 08361 Photo by Rebecca Gardella, age 15 Ages 6-8: Catherine Giuliani Cathryn Johnson Libby Snow Ages 9-11: Alonda Lopez Kassandra Lopez Noah Smith Ages 12-14: Promise Smith Mike Kobriger Chalk Art Contest: Miah Hands WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | Photo by David Cohen, age 16 Advertise in The Grapevine and get incredible results. For a free and no-obligation advertising consultation, call 856-457-7815 or e-mail: today. Would you be pleased to earn a $1000 commission on a $1295.00 sale and sell a product with a $15000 value. Work from home, be your own boss and if you didn’t make $3000 in commissions last week call 800-579-8062 (code 001) or visit the grapevine { 29 } I Entertainment ART FOR A CAUSE, LAST OF THE OUTDOOR CONCERTS, A CASTING CALL, AND HANGAR 84 ROCK SHOWS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Cardigans and Hollow Bodies. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 7 p.m. AT HANGAR 84 Need a study break? Hangar 84, located at 20 S. Sixth Street in Vineland, welcomes the college crowd back to town this month. For tickets to any of the listed performances, visit SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Ryan Carr, Damn The Lions, Charis. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 6 p.m. $8. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Bud Cavallo Duo. Giampetro Park Enrico Serra Band Shell, E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. Free concert. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Flood the Gates. 6 p.m. $10-$12. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Before Their Eyes. 6 p.m. $10-$12. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Punchline, Farewell, Between the Trees. 6 p.m. $12-$15. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Total Failure. 6 p.m. $10-$12. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Emmure. Also, Evergreen Terrace, Stick to your Guns, Oceano, For Today. 6 p.m. $15-$18. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Tom Moran/Norm Spurgeon. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 5 p.m./7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Don’t Call Me Francis. Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 6918051. Benefits The Courage and Valor Foundation, which was created to ensure that we remember forever, the fallen firefighters of September 11. 9 p.m. $12. Call about VIP Package Deal $50. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 The Art of Two Palettes. Campus of Elwyn New Jersey, 1667 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 6 p.m. Tickets $50. Advance tickets necessary; call Jane Detweiler at 794-5300. This event benefits 300+ special-needs individuals living and working in Cumberland, Atlantic and Gloucester counties. Proceeds from previous events were utilized to purchase handicapped accessible vehicles used to transport individuals with disabilities to their daily programs and community activities. The agenda for the event includes a silent and live auction showcasing the artwork of disabled artists, including Richland’s Janice Peroni. Beach Baby, shown above, is a watercolor by Peroni, who was introduced to painting during occupational therapy in 1965. She did not start painting until her therapist strapped a paintbrush to her hand with a bandage. Her world of imagination was reborn and art became a passion and an adventure of color, line, light, and movement. The event also features a sampling fine foods from premiere area restaurants and gourmet caterers; a vintage, high-end performance and custom car display; a wine and vodka bar; plus live performances by southern New Jersey’ musicians. Advance tickets for the event are necessary and appreciated. For ticket purchases or more information on the event, contact Jane Detweiler at 794-5300. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Mercy Mercedes. Also, Stereo Skyline, The Ready Set, Tina Parole. 6 p.m. $9-$11. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Art Opening: Jon Stars Photo Gallery. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 6 p.m. $8/$15. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Born of Osiris. 6 p.m. $12-$15. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Parkway Drive. 6 p.m. $12-$15. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Alesana, The Bled, Madina Lake, Asking Alexandria. 6 p.m. $12-$15. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Letters From June. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Vendetta Records Presents. Fuel House Coffee Co., 636 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 563-1400. 7 p.m. SEPTEMBER 2, 3, 4, AND, 8 Nightlife at Bennigan’s. 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Wednesday: ’70s and ’80s Throwback Night (frozen drink specials) 8 p.m.midnight, Thursday.: Karaoke with DJ Bob Morgan, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday: Blue Moon Dance Party, $3 Blue Moon drafts, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday: Latin Dance Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Tuesday: Country Western Dance Party (beer and shot specials), 8 p.m.-midnight. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Tom Moran. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. 5 p.m. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Arts, Music & Antique Festival/Book Signings. Bogart’s Books, 210 N. High St., Millville, 327-3714. Bogart’s will host a local author book signing event. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Chris Lucas Trio, Adelante, and 4PeaceJazz at 1, 2:30, and 4 p.m., respectively. Millville. Jody Janetta collaborates with Vince Farinaccio. 6:30 p.m. SEPTEMBER 4 AND 5 Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Brewery, 123 N. High St., Millville, 2931200. Fri.: Fuss, 9 p.m. Sat.:Ottomatix, 9 p.m. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Kathy DeAngelo: You Gotta Have Harp. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 794-4244. Enjoy listening to the Irish Harp and learn about the origins of the harp and its role in the Irish music revival. 6:30 p.m. Objects include: • Original drawings by Marjorie T. Dutton Stafford, donated by the Dutton Family; • Drawings and an original framed painting by master artist James F. Penland; • An antique nursing rocker; • A Lancaster County footstool (circa 1860’s), with original paint; • A bachelor’s dresser, • Signed lamps made in Salem, NJ; rattan rush-bottomed chairs; • A lady’s dresser (circa 1950’s), tables; • Table with skirt wings; • China and glassware. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Dark Hollow. Village on High, High St., The auction was conceived by Glasstown artist and proprietor of J.B. & M.E. studio gallery. Auction services have been donated by Bob Brooks Auction Sales of Malaga. Those interested in bidding can preview the objects to be auctioned on Friday, September 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, September 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as on Sunday, from 10 to 11 a.m. The auction is limited to 25 bidders, and bid numbers will be assigned on a first-come basis at the previews. Proper identification is required to receive a bidding number. { 30 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 SEPTEMBER 3, 4, AND 5 Nightlife at Villa Fazzolari. Villa Filomena Ristorante & Lounge, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena, 697-7107. Thurs.: Ladies Night, Fri.: Live music, Sat.: Italian Accordian. OBJETS D’ART AUCTION Twenty-five bidders will have the opportunity to acquire examples of American fine art, antique furniture, lamps and collectibles, at an exclusive Objets d’Art Auction, on Sunday, September 13, from noon until 2 p.m. The event is scheduled to coincide with the second annual Millville Arts, Antiques & Music Festival, held—rain or shine—that same day, in the Glasstown Arts District. SEPTEMBER 3, 4, AND 5 Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. Thurs: Ladies Nite with Charlie. Fri: Maines Street. Sat: Singalong. Sun: Nascar/Baseball. BAY-ATLANTIC AT THE BORGATA Tickets are available now for “Swing with the Symphony!”— the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s gala tribute to the “King of Swing” Benny Goodman. It features the renowned Dave Bennett and his Sextet (pictured above) and world-famous pianist Jeffrey Biegel (pictured at right) on Thursday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Tickets are $65, $50, and $35 and are available for purchase by calling (866) 900-4849, online at, or in-person by visiting the Borgata Box Office. The ticket price is subsidized by a generous grant from the PNC Arts Alive grant program. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Jed Gaylin, will collaborate with one of today’s premiere jazz swing artists in a program featuring many of the signature tunes of “The King of Swing,” the centenary of whose birth is being celebrated this year. Biegel will join the Symphony, performing George Gershwin’s popular Rhapsody in Blue. DR. JOHN MAINIERO Affordable CHIROPRACTIC CARE WE ACCEPT ALL HEALTH INSURANCES NO INSURANCE NEEDED! NO REFERRAL NEEDED! WALK-INS WELCOME. CASTING CALL Cumberland County College’s Department of Theatre announces open auditions for its fall production of Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig. Auditions are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sepember. 8 in the Luciano Theatre of the Guaracini Arts Center, Sherman Avenue and College Drive. Those auditioning are asked to read from the script. The director seeks four women and four men to play comic roles. The play will be presented November 20 through 22. For more information, contact Deborah Bradshaw, Director of Theatre Programs, at 691-8600 ext. 456, or email AND WELLNESS CENTER 691-5900 1420 S. Lincoln Ave. • Vineland, NJ 08360 AT THE CASINOS HEADLINERS, COMEDY ACTS, AND MORE Tickets: 1-800-736-1420; unless otherwise noted. Motorhead and Reverend Morton Heat. Showboat House of Blues. 8:30 p.m. $35, $30. Tropicana. Liverpool Club Theater in North Tower. Wed.–Sun., 8:30 p.m., $25. 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: THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Carlos Mencia. Borgata. 8 p.m. $59.50, $49.50. 1-800-298-4200. Tracy Morgan. Borgata. 8 p.m. $40. 1800-298-4200. Hypno-Sterical. Trump Marina. Thurs, and Fri. 9 p.m., Sat. 10 p.m. $22.50. HEADLINERS SEPTEMBER 4 AND 5 Journey. Borgata. 8 p.m. $125, $95. 1-800-298-4200. STOP SHERIFF SALE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 Carnival of Wonders. Trump Plaza. 8 p.m. Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat.; 9 p.m. Fri.; 3 and 7 p.m. Sun. $25. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | SEPTEMBER 4, 5 AND 6 Dane Cook. Taj Mahal. 9 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $110, $85, $50. COMEDY & MORE Comedy Club at Borgata. Borgata Music Box: three comedians daily, 9 p.m. (except during headliner engagements) 1-800-298-4200. Comedy Stop at the Trop. Three comics nightly. Sun.-Thurs., 9 p.m., $23; Fri., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $23; Sat., 9 and 11:15 p.m., $28. Order tickets by phone at the Comedy Stop Box Office: 1-877-FUNNYAC or 609-348-0920. Fame. Tropicana. Monday and Thursday 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m. Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles. BANKRUPTCY IS YOUR LEGAL BAILOUT! Listen to Seymour Wasserstrum Esq. Live on the Radio Every Thursday Night From 8-9 pm on 92.1 FM Helping people wipe out their bills – since 1973 205 Landis Ave., Vineland $100 OFF w/this ad – CR We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for Bankruptcy Code. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 The Roots. Borgata. 10 p.m. $49.50. 1-800-298-4200. Seymour Wasserstrum, Esq. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 An Evening with Anita Baker. Caesars. 9 p.m. $85, $75, $65, $55. Sara Evans. Harrah’s. 9 p.m. $50, $45, $35. Big & Rich. Resorts. 8 p.m. $95, $75. the grapevine { 31 } THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 Cirque Dreams Pandemonia (pictured). Taj Mahal. 8 p.m. Wed., Thurs;, 9 p.m. Fri.; 3:30 and 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $35 and $25. SEYMOUR WASSERSTRUM Esq. -Bankruptcy Attorney- 856-696-8300 I COMMUNITY CALENDAR HAPPENINGS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Cataract Coffee Talk. SurgiCenter, 251 South Lincoln Ave. Learn more about cataract surgery. 9 a.m. Register with Stacey, Nurse Manager at 691-8188 ext. 272. ba, swing, foxtrot, line dances, and more. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $7 members, $9 nonmembers 697-1814. CHURCH NEWS Bishop Sylvestre D. Romero will visit Trinity Episcopal Church (Eighth and Wood streets) on Sunday, September 6. He will celebrate and preach at the 9 a.m. Eucharist. On Sunday, September 13, Bill and Karen Itzel and Family present a Gospel Concert at 5:30 p.m. at Newfield Park, Catawba Avenue in Newfield. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music of these Grammy and Dove nominees. If it rains, call 697-3005 for alternate location. St. Padre Pio Parish, OLP Church, (4680 Dante Ave.) will hold a Liturgy, Mass of Forgiveness, Healing and Peace on September 12 at 5 p.m. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Richard McAlear. All are welcome. talent presentations, Independence Celebration with Mariachi band, folkloric dancing. $5 gate fee 451-8663. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 “Buena’s Angel” Beef & Beer. Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar, 2142 Wheat Rd. A fundraiser for 3-year-old Giavanna Krumaker, who has had neuroblastoma for two years, and has had seven surgeries. Noon-8 p.m. Tickets $20; kids eat for free. 362-5746. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 City Council Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Photographic Society Meeting. Newfield Senior Center, Catawba Ave. and Church St, Newfield. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m. 794-2528. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Heritage House, 1111 Village Dr., Millville. Mayor Tim Shannon is the guest speaker. 11:30 a.m. $18 to attend with a reservation and $20. Reservations by calling 825-2600. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Christopher Gardner. Cumberland County College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. Inspirational author and successful investment broker, makes a guest appearance. Gardner’s autobiographical book, The Pursuit of HappYness, later a movie starring Hollywood’s Will Smith, tells Gardner story. 3:30 p.m. Group tickets available by calling 696-4130. Admission is free but no one will be admitted without a ticket. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Tomato Taste-Off. Bogart’s, 210 N. High St., Millville. Celebrate the Jersey tomato. 6-9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Planning Board Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, Seventh and Wood sts. 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Walk to See Turtles. Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove. Also Wild Edible Plant Walk and Nature Scavenger Hunt. Meet at Fisherman’s Landing. 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Cocktails & Cumbia for the Cure. Schapers Catering, 605 Kenyon Ave., Bridgeton. Cumbia is a Colombian style of dance to inspire freedom from slavery. Dancing, music, prizes, silent auction, hula and limbo contest, prizes for best costume/ outfit. 7-11: p.m. $10 per/person and one food or beverage item. BYOC (Bring your own cocktails.) All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day. 655-3160, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Dining Out For Kids. An event held by the Boys & Girls Club of Vineland at area restaurants. Invite friends and family out for dinner at participating restaurants and they, in turn, will contribute a portion of the evening’s food receipts to the Boys & Girls Club. Call 696-4190 for a list of participating restaurants. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 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, rhum- SEPTEMBER 11 THROUGH 13 Tri-County’s Latin American Festival. On the green across from Wendy’s on Rt. 49 in Bridgeton. Three days of culture through music, dance, foods, games. Also, Miss Latina and Little Miss Latina Pageant; The Grapevine’s Crossword Puzzle { 32 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 ACROSS 1. Watering holes 5. Baby’s bed 9. Volcanic craters 14. Apple, pear, quince 15. Perfect 16. Chimich____: fried burritos 17. Pitcher 18. Apiece 19. Comb-plate 20. Moonlighting star 23. Most rational 24. Dined 25. Affirmative 26. OK to take out 31. Actress Tomei 35. Sequent 36. R____se: let go of 37. Barrel 38. Backslides 41. Conditions of balance 43. Canadian bodybuilder Ellis 45. Central processing unit 46. Take to the limit 47. Plays again 51. Popular seafood appetizer 56. Moshe ____, Israeli leader 57. Jai ____, sport 58. What a clock tells 59. But goodie 60. “Just Do It” co. 61. Balanced 62. Belongs to sun god 63. Cheap lodging (Br. slang) 64. Tear apart DOWN 1. Design criteria for a piece of work 2. Author John Cowper _____ 3. 1 celled protozoa (alt. sp.) 4. Of the genus serinus 5. New York neighborhood 6. Cooks meat in an oven 7. Linear unit 8. Decapitate 9. Broad knife 10. Initial poker stake 11. Makes older 12. “Fountainhead” author Ayn 13. Point midway between S and SE 21. “Human Rights in China” author Simon Solution to last week’s puzzle 22. Pesetas 27. Blood clams genus 28. Having a slanted direction 29. Emit coherent radiation 30. No. Am. deers 31. Coalesce 32. Wings 33. Repeated movements 34. Psor____s: skin disease 39. Weasels 40. Sewing line 41. Type or variety 42. Citizen of Ankara 44. Increase in volume 45. Frog utterances 48. Speak 49. Unsophisticated 50. Chess grandmaster Agdestein 51. Sodium chloride 52. London park 53. Water from the sky 54. The Muse of history 55. Loan for a time 56. Arrived extinct WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Zoning Board Monthly Meeting. City Hall, Council Chambers on the 2nd floor, Seventh and Wood sts. The meeting offers residents the opportunity to voice their opinions about applications for variances from zoning regulations. 7 p.m. A REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY wil be hosted by Mayor Robert Romano on Friday, September 11, on the front steps of City Hall in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, during the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a candlelight walk from City Hall to the Fourth and Wood Street Fire Station to join our firefighters as they remember and honor our fallen heroes and their family members. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Tea with Jane Austen. The Vintage Rose Tea Room, 132 N. High St., Millville. Join Kathryn Ross of Pageant Wagon Productions as Jane in a dramatized program of excerpts from Jane’s works and the story of her life. Period dress suggested but not required to enjoy this evening along with an elegant dessert tea. 7 p.m. Cost is $20. This is a prepaid reservation event. Call early, as seating is limited. 293-0500. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Drive In For Durand. Marie Durand School, 371 W. Forest Grove Rd. Annual Classic Car Show, crafters also on hand. Cost is $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 26. 207-9629. THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY has announced limited funding for the promotion of the Special Needs Register Ready program. However, the registry itself is still functioning and accepting new registrants. It can be accessed by visiting Persons who complete the online forms should have name, address, telephone (including TTY/TDD numbers for the hearingimpaired), date of birth, height and weight. The informant should also report if there is a pet or service animal in the home, medication information and care requirements. Temporary residents may also register. Registration assistance is available by calling 2-1-1. Vineland residents without computer assistance, in need of additional help, may call 6914540. All information is confidential and is used only by emergency response agencies. Prompt registration can assist agencies with preparation and response. A SUMMER TRANSITION HEALTH FAIR for upcoming ninth graders was held recently at the Gateway Family Success Center on Spruce Street in Bridgeton. The event was sponsored by South Jersey Healthcare, Community Health Care, Inc., Tri-County Community Action Partnership, and the Bridgeton Public Schools. Approximately 20 teens participated in various activities that emphasized healthy eating and lifestyles, including stretching exercises, hip-hop dancing, and SJH’s ihealthy kid nutrition education program. Bridgeton public schools provided books, pencils, tee- shirts, introduction to the SAFE program, and an interactive communication skills session. A healthy lunch was generously donated by the Bottino ShopRite family, along with Bridgeton’s KFC who provided grilled chicken. Other participating vendors included WhiteWave Foods, which provided soy milk, Bridgeton’s Rita’s Water Ice, which provided a sugar free water ice, Sunny Slope, which provided peaches and apples, and Ms. Delilie Carrington, who provided tomatoes and peppers. The Phillies baseball organization also provided water bottles, Philly Fanatic items, and baseball cards to all who participated. The high point of the event was the raffling off of various gift certificates from the above sponsors and vendors for school uniforms, pedometers, backpacks, miniature golf, and the grand prize of iPods for two lucky teens. The event marked the end of a teen summer camp sponsored by Gateway Family Success Center. tion the finalists will be profiled in a special supplement to the December 14 issue of NJBIZ. Finalists and winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. In addition to the six categories of Business of the Year nominees, three individuals will be chosen by the judging panel to be inducted into the NJBIZ Hall of Fame. For more information or to download a nomination form, visit THE CAMARO CRUISE ‘N SHINE is set for Sunday, September 13, at Bennigan’s Restaurant (2196 W. Landis NJBIZ IS ACCEPTING nominations for the 4th annual Business of the Year awards. The awards program honors businesses and business leaders who have made significant contributions to the growth, strength and success in the state of New Jersey. Application deadline is September 11. Finalists will be selected in six categories that include: Business of the Year (1-50 Employees), Business of the Year (51-100 Employees), Business of the Year (101+ Employees), Emerging Business of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Corporate Citizen of the Year. All finalists will be a select group of companies and individuals who have achieved notable success and demonstrated strong leadership within both their industries and their communities. They will share a commitment to professional excellence and the community. Eligible nominees for the categories must be for-profit entities headquartered in New Jersey. All finalists will be honored and the winner in each category will be announced during an awards dinner on December 7. In addi- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 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. Ave.). The event is open to Camaros only from 1967 to the present. Gather between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Register at the gate. There will be door prizes, trophies, and commemoratives for the participants as well as commemorative t-shirts available for purchase to all who attend. A commemorative Camaro from Matchbox cars will be given to the first 50 participants registered. South Jersey Camaro Group Productions hosts this event. Rain date 9/20. Donation for registration is $12 per car. 692-8930. SPARKLE KLEEN Car Wash (2611 South Main Road) is offering a $2 donation to the Vineland High School Marching Clan band for every “Super” wash purchased with a coupon, which can be printed by going online to kleen.jpg mingle with old teammates and to honor newly elected members to the Hall of Fame. 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. $20 payable at the door. WWW.GRAPEVINENEWSPAPER.COM | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Vineland Ice Hockey Registration. Canlan Ice Arena, 2111 Industrial Way. 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. 7-9 p.m. SuperSport and SunTrust Moto-GT classes. 327-7217. 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. 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. 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 { 33 } 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. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AMA Superbike Championship Weekend. New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville. The American Superbike class will be joined by the Daytona SportBike, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Old Timers Baseball Reunion. Semper Marine Hall, W. Landis Ave. (opposite 84 Lumber). All former players, family members, and fans are invited to come out and 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. BRIDGETON 67 North St., Norman Ashton (P. Rep.) to Derek Patchell on 7/21/09 for $21,100 24 Beck Dr., Verna M Johnson (by Atty.) to Vincent E Johnson on 7/21/09 for $114,500 252 N Laurel St., City of Bridgeton to Armando Clemente, Jr. on 7/22/09 for $14,000 58 Marlyn St., Robert L Batten (Ind. Exec.) to Robert L Batten on 7/29/09 for $104,000 228 Atlantic St., Robert J McPherson to Alfredo Avila-Reyes on 7/30/09 for $40,000 271 & C N Pearl St., John Frazer to Oscar Tapia on 7/30/09 for $90,000 60 Lake St., Larry Lee Geer to Benjamin Achuff on 7/30/09 for $156,000 123 W Broad St., Ramon Hernandez to Morales Labor Pool Inc. on 7/31/09 for $40,000 30 S Myrtle St., Sec. of Housing & Urban Development (by Atty.) to Hector Acevedo on 7/31/09 for $65,000 26 Institute Pl., Frank A Schiavone to Bryan T Jones on 7/31/09 for $132,600 DEERFIELD TWP 598 Morton Ave., Lula M Boose (Est. by Exec.) to Armando Pineda on 7/22/09 for $42,000 826 Vineland Ave., Deborah Springfield to Frank S Manno on 7/23/09 for $235,000 797 Landis Ave., Natale Pizzo to Major Petroleum Industries on 7/24/09 for $7,000 COMMERCIAL TWP 5701 Whittier Dr., Douglas S Vanmeter (Ind. Exec.) to Bella Vista Construction LLC on 7/23/09 for $17,500 221 Iris Rd., Kenneth B Wilford to Michael Slimmer on 7/30/09 for $83,500 MILLVILLE 16 Hillside Ave., Cumberland County Sheriff to New Jersey Home Construction Inc. on 7/21/09 for $103,250 520 Sassafras St., Rose Marie Trivigno to Mod-Con Inc. on 7/22/09 for $43,000 805 Cherry St., Wells Fargo Bank Trust (by Atty.) to Jason Morello on 7/23/09 for $99,900 701 N 2nd St., Edward Metzler to 414 Vine LLC on 7/23/09 for $202,500 1126 W Main St., Tina L Bonavich to Daniel J McLaughlin on 7/27/09 for $139,900 913 Shar Lane Blvd., Davco Construction Inc. to Sonya Goldsboro on 7/27/09 for $165,900 2405 Holly Dr., Robert D Fazzaro (Est. by Trust, Exec.) to Clarence A Maul, Jr. on 7/27/09 for $190,000 104 Wharton St., Hovnanian K at Millville II LLC to Charles W Renner on 7/28/09 for $181,000 6 Garfield St., Cumberland County Habitat For Humanity Inc. to Michelle Ramirez on 7/28/09 for $200,000 124 Cottage St., Hovnanian K at Millville II LLC to Eileen M Blanda on 7/28/09 for $277,933 2305-2325 S Second, Nature Conservancy to State of New Jersey Dept. of Env. Prot. on 7/29/09 for $27,868 602 Menantico Ave., Lakeside Assets LLC to David DiLeonardo on 7/29/09 for $48,500 66 Cottage St., Hovnanian K at Millville II LLC to Joseph C Banks on 7/29/09 for $299,000 138 Wharton St., Hovnanian K at Millville II LLC to James C Barthold on 7/30/09 for $273,348 325 Sassafras St., New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance & C to Michael Crispo on 7/31/09 for $65,000 303 Buckshutem Rd W., Eileen Rubert to Kelly Puff on 7/31/09 for $121,000 VINELAND 115 W Almond St., Cumberland County Sheriff to Wachovia Bank on 7/21/09 for $72,000 2458 Simonelli Rd., Tradition Homes at Vineland LLC to NVR Inc. (DBA) on 7/21/09 for $77,500 786 Foxmoor Dr., Tradition Homes at Vineland LLC to NVR Inc. (DBA) on 7/21/09 for $77,500 1169 New Pear St., Irene Testa (by Atty.) to Michael C Barse on 7/21/09 for $106,000 2565 Palermo Ave., Lewmar Builders LLC to Timothy Beeman on 7/21/09 for $260,000 63 Avon Pl., U.S. Bank Trust (by Atty.) to Luis Portalatin on 7/22/09 for $61,905 1184 S West Ave., Gloria Smith to Guereros De Cristo En Marcha Inc. on 7/22/09 for $205,000 1083 Gianna Ct., Landmark Development No 4 LLC to Verona Kerr on 7/22/09 for $215,000 1780 S Spring Rd., Clara M Bergamo (by Atty.) to George Bryan Bergamo on 7/23/09 for $110,920 3255 Hance Bridge Rd., Elwyn New Jersey to Hance Bridge Road Properties LLC on 7/23/09 for $1,900,000 3255 Hance Bridge Rd., Elwyn New Jersey to Hance Bridge Road Properties LLC on 7/23/09 for $2,100,000 2359 Quail St., Margretta Houston to James Pagnam III on 7/24/09 for $195,000 858 Foxmoor Dr., NVR Inc. (DBA) to Georgeanna Levari on 7/24/09 for $231,040 South Seventh St., Margaret E Johnson (Exec.) to Anthony Scalfo on 7/27/09 for $7,500 229 E Walnut Rd., Margaret E Johnson (Exec.) to Anthony Scalfo on 7/27/09 for $22,500 209 W Elmer St., Wells Fargo Bank Trust (by Atty.) to Hector Acevedo on 7/27/09 for $68,500 720 Washington Ave., James D Bartleson to Jaunita J Hawkins on 7/27/09 for $122,000 2216 Palermo Ave., Spring Hollow No. 1 LLC to Lakeside Assets LLC on 7/28/09 for $67,500 Vineland, K-Land Corp No. 28 to NVR Inc. (DBA) on 7/29/09 for $68,000 2540 Old Farm Dr., Tradition Homes at Vineland LLC to NVR Inc. (DBA) on 7/29/09 for $77,500 2501 Old Farm Dr., Tradition Homes at Vineland LLC to NVR Inc. (DBA) on 7/29/09 for $77,500 2440 Old Farm Rd., NVR Inc. (DBA) to Jeffery L Smith on 7/29/09 for $234,415 330 Grape St., Elizabeth E Smith to Jessco LLC on 7/30/09 for $28,000 1097 W Wheat Rd., Charles Schaser (Exec.) to Wayne C Smith on 7/31/09 for $85,000 1961 S Orchard Rd., Herman Rivera to Benny Torres, Jr. on 7/31/09 for $137,500 1908 Magnolia Rd., John A Davenport to Robert J McCuen on 7/31/09 for $174,000 WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH { 34 } the grapevine | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 In the current economic climate, business owners and managers must stretch every dollar. In times like these, many businesses cut advertising to save a few bucks. But trying to save money in this manner can be disastrous. Research shows that companies that continue to advertise during recessions emerge from the lean times stronger than their competitors. Starting or continuing an advertising program in The Grapevine will help to protect or expand your market share now and put you in a stronger position when the economy improves. In good times or bad, no business can survive without customers. Advertising in The Grapevine brings customers through your door. To get an amazing return on your advertising investment in the most widely read newspaper in Vineland, simply call 856-457-7815. We’ll work within your budget to set up an effective and affordable advertising plan that will spread your message to every residence in the city of Vineland (approx. 22,350). Start growing your business today by making our readers your customers. ADVERTISE. I Real Estate Spring Hollow III Ryan Homes introduces new phase of homesites in its already popular East Vineland subdivision. ollowing the successful sell-out of Spring Hollow, a popular singlefamily community in East Vineland, Ryan Homes has responded to buyer demand by opening a new phase of homesites for sale. Spring Hollow III is also located in desirable East Vineland, not far from the Jersey Shore. The neighborhood proudly boasts the best square-footage value in all of Vineland, with homes priced from the upper $180s. Factor in the lower property taxes and a special $8,000 incentive for qualified buyers who use NVR Mortgage, and the value is truly incomparable. At Spring Hollow, buyers can choose from a beautiful collection of floorplans from Ryan Homes’ newly introduced Renaissance line of value-driven homes. This new selection of homes offers larger bedrooms, closets and family rooms, as well as a convenient second-floor F laundry. Homes feature up to 3,500 square feet of living space, with up to four bedrooms, two baths, and up to a two-car garage. Walk through the beautiful Milan model home, now open for touring, and you’ll be immediately impressed by the well-planned design. Enter the foyer and be greeted by a formal living room, which could also be a study. Walk into the formal dining room, convenient to the open kitchen with breakfast bar. The kitchen can be opened even more with an optional morning room. Upstairs, the sumptuous owner’s suite features a private bath and two large walk-in closets. Two other bedrooms are upstairs, with a loft that can be changed to a fourth bedroom, if desired. The accessibility of Spring Hollow III puts homeowners within easy reach of Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore, as well as the big city excitement of Philadelphia. The neigh- scape, boating and fishing at the lakes, picnicking along the shores of the river, multiple hiking trails, and much more. Thriving East Vineland has plenty of shopping and dining options close to home, as well. The Spring Hollow III Sales Center is open Monday from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 Ryan Homes’ Florence model is available at Spring Hollow III. p.m. Directions from Route 55 South: Take borhood is close to Route 55 and Delsea exit 26. Turn left at end of ramp. Make first Drive, and commuters will also appreciate right onto County Road 655 (Lincoln Avenue). being near Interstates 40 and 295, as well as Follow for approximately 3.5 miles. Turn left the Atlantic City Expressway and Garden on Spring Road. Make second left onto State Parkway, for quick travel to all points Roosevelt Avenue. Then, make second left onto throughout New Jersey and beyond. Kickapoo Trail. The Milan model home and There are plenty of recreational opportuni- Sales Center is on the right. I ties just a short drive away, including the natFor more information on Spring Hollow III, ural majesty of Wharton State Forest, with call 691-3140, or visit more than 100,000 acres of wooded land- Get Your First-Time Home Buyer’s ‘Prefund’ Now! There’s still time to take advantage of New Jersey’s First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit Loan (“TCLP”) Program. 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