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On the Reading Train Dr. Seuss’ birthday this month gives Read Across America extra emphasis at area schools.

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etway Elementary School held a two-week-long  celebration featuring a variety of events and theme days in honor of Read Across America (RAA). The first week kicked off on February 23 with students taking  a Reader’s Oath. It was also the start of theme week, with each day’s theme named after a related book. Monday was “The 500 Hats of Batholomew Cubbins” hat day, followed by “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut” day, in which students chose a gently used book and held a “reading train.” Wednesday was “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” crazy hair day. The week rounded out with several community readers visiting classes on Thursday, and “I Am Not Going to Get Up Today” pajama day on Friday. Students began the next week by celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. RAA is a year-round initiative sponsored by the National Education Association, but National Read Across America Day is traditionally held on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The program aims to get children to read through events, partnerships, and reading  resources. Motivating children to read is important creating lifelong readers. According to the NEA, research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae spoke to members of the Boys & Girls Club's SMART Girls program. She discussed her journey as a female in the legal field and encouraged the girls to follow their dreams. The goal of the SMART Girls program is to help girls develop a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, self-concept, sound decision making skills and mentor relationships. relationships. Webb-McRae is pictured here (center) during a SMART Girls session held at the Carl Arthur Recreation Center site.

Parks, Morton Score 1000th Points On February 19, Haley Parks scored her 1000th career point during the Delsea Regional High School Girls Basketball team's Tri County Conference Diamond Division Championship win. Following that game, Kaleb Morton scored his 1000th career point, during the DRHS Boys Basketball team's Tri County Conference Diamond Division Championship win. Congratulations to Coaches Rob Briles, John Miller, Noel Vadino, Stephanie Krauss, and Courtney Tobin (on the girls side), Coaches Tom Freeman, George Passante, Frank Pilitowski, and Kyle McCulley (on the boys side), and all of the players.

Flaim-Gruccio Engagement Kevin and Sharon Flaim are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney Lynn, to William Michael Gruccio, son of Dr. Mary Gruccio and the late Michael Gruccio. Courtney and William are both 2006 graduates of Vineland High School where they were high school sweethearts. Courtney is a 2010 graduate of Cabrini College with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in Social Studies. She is a second grade teacher for the Vineland Board of Education. William Michael is a 2010 graduate of Rider University with a bachelor's degree in finance and received his MBA in 2011 from Rider University. He is co-owner of Vineland Landscaping, VicePresident of All Key Solutions and a Realtor Associate at AR Fanucci Real Estate Inc. An October 2015 wedding is planned.

DePalma Named Realtor of the Year Larry J DePalma was presented with the prestigious Realtor of the Year Award by the NEW JERSEY REALTORS association at this year's Triple Play Convention in Atlantic City. The Realtor of the Year Award is a tradition within the New Jersey Realtors association, and is awarded only to those in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Community, the Realtor Association, and the Real Estate Industry. Among his many distinctions and certifications, Larry DePalma has shown that service goes beyond the waiis of the office. Applying his knowledge of Real Estate to various outreach projects such as zoning board, habitat for humanity, starting a community garden and on the board of the Millville Day Care Center. It is his second time winning the award.

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Durand Elementary School staff and family members continued a tradition of community service recently. A group of eight staff members, led by physical education teacher Jim Appleby, spent their day off from teaching, to provide residents of the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey a special meal. The group cooked and served a breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, home fries, oatmeal, fruit salad and assorted juices to more than 50 family members who call the Ronald McDonald House home while receiving treatments. After breakfast, children were able to have their faces painted, have their nails polished and/or receive balloon animals from kindergarten teacher Melanie Smith and her friend Kristin Bryan. Expenses for the event were covered by funds raised by Durand's Safety Patrol during the year. Mr. Appleby stated that it was a rewarding experience and is rallying the group to raise additional funds to return to the house again this spring.

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I  Letter to the Editor  Vineland Proud: Ideas for Landis Avenue I was recently traveling down Landis Avenue and started to think about how wonderful this strip was and could be if  people had more pride in their community. If people actually thought about what it took to get us here rather than taking the town and especially Landis avenue for granted. Then I began to think about the rich history of Vineland that many people may not know and thought maybe that’s the reason that people don't look at  Vineland like a beautiful community and only look at it as the place Walmart is. A story I remember from when I was younger is when I was “snooping” in our basement and found my dad’s old Lionel train set. I didn’t know any better so I did what any young boy would do, I set up the tracks, I set up the trains and began to crash the trains into each other I mean that’s what they were there for, right? I found them, it didn’t matter who they belonged to first, it didn't matter how much my dad cared about them I was there so they were mine to destroy if I wanted. Needless to say my Father was not happy about the whole situation and the same could be said for a town. We show up, after something has been established, and who cares how much blood, swea,t and tears were put into this town to make it what it is. We are here now and we can destroy it if  we want. The people who established it are long gone so who cares. Now, there has been a lot of attempts to bring Landis Avenue back to life over the past few years and most, unfortunately have failed right before our eyes. The main one that comes to mind is the ill-fated Landis Theater. I remember the renovations were a huge deal (with the marquee being sent off to get restored). The grand opening was a big deal and then it just fizzled. One day it was here and then it was gone. Now standing alone as an advertisement for other things that are happening in other parts of town. We can only ask ourselves why did it fail? Was it lack of advertisement? Was it lack of pride? People just didn’t care? Maybe all of the above. Now if I can get on my soap box for a


moment and propose a couple of things that may help out to get a draw back downtown. 1st: There should be a monthly or bimonthly “Vineland Day” on Landis Avenue: A day where the street is open to only pedestrians. Parking would be in the free parking lots provided to not only make it safe for people walking but also allow people to know just where the parking lots are. This would be a day where shops could interact with the public by either offering  free samples, coupons, one-day only specials or just flyers or menus. It’s a good way for the public to know what is where and what each place has to offer. Also offer historical tours around the city and photos of  the what the storefronts used to look like on display so people could get a better idea of where this town came from. 2nd: A safe nightlife. I recently read about a new dance club that opened up and felt that that was a fantastic idea as long as the patrons feel safe. I think a lot of the reason Landis has gotten a bad rap is because of safety reasons. A stronger, on-foot, police presence would be a good start to change people’s attitude about downtown at night. Landis Avenue should be fun and should be known that unruly behavior will not be tolerated. Why should the good people be punished and kept off of the street at night because of riff raff. 3rd: This is just a personal opinion for Landis Theater but I always felt that it would be a great idea to show classic movies on the big screen. I, personally, have never gotten to see The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, or Gone With the Wind  in the theater and I'm sure a lot of people would agree that that would be a wonderful Saturday family evening. These are just some of this writer’s opinion. Maybe I’ve been watching to much Andy Griffith lately and feel that  Vineland is Mayberry. Maybe it’s just a pipe dream that I have and the answer is just another retail store or fast food chain and  Vineland is just another zip code or maybe  just maybe one day this could be a reality and Landis Avenue or Vineland as a whole could be a place we take our children and people will say they are proud to be from  Vineland. —Eric Pokrovsky, Vineland



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I News in Brief  Elwyn’s April Fundraiser is Who Done It Cocktail Party Elwyn is seeking sponsors for  Murder in the Mansion!—a “who done it” cocktail party to be held April 24, 25, and 26. There is still space available to place an ad in the playbill. Ad sizes are 5x8, 5x4, and 2.5x4. This event will take place in the Maxham Mansion at Elwyn NJ. Proceeds will be used for the Self-Advocacy (people with disabilities) Pavilion Project. If interested in being a sponsor, call

856-794-5281 or e-mail: [email protected]   Murder in the Mansion! was written and directed by Shirley Burke. Tickets will cost $50 each. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., April 24, 25, and 26. Costumes from the Titanic Era are encouraged. Contact Nancy from Masquerade Ball two or three weeks prior to the event at 856-697-9838.

Gateway Holds Tutor Training Gateway Community Action Partnership’s Literacy Volunteers program will conduct a tutor training session beginning March 24 in  Vineland. Deadline for registration is March 17. Trained tutors will work one-on-one with

adult learners who need help reading, writing, or speaking English. The training course will run for five consecutive Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at PathStone Corporation, 76 W. Landis Ave., Suite C, Vineland. Residents of Cumberland and Salem counties can register for training. Training  is free and open to the public, but tutor trainees must attend at least four of the five sessions to graduate and become certified to tutor. Tutors will be trained in ESL and basic literacy. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Gateway has provided literacy services in Cumberland and Salem counties for the past 19 years and is accredited by Literacy

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Tickets for Mike Trout and LA Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Millville Development Corp has 100 tickets and two motor coaches reserved for Mike Trout and the LA Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, May 16, at 7:05 p.m. Cost is $60 per person, which includes the game, bus, parking, tolls, and driver tips. Buses will be parked at Millville City Hall (Ware Ave level). Pick up is 3:45 p.m. The bus will depart at 4 promptly. They also have 84 tickets in to sell without bus at $25 per person. All seats are on the lower level (above the field seats) in Sections 61, 65, 75, and 77. These are left field seats. Make checks payable to Millville Development Corp., 22 N. High St., Millville, NJ 08332. You may also pay on their website: http://www.glasstownartsdistrict.com/. Click on the Donate button to pay with your credit card. You will get a confirmation email from in less than 24 hours. Tickets will be ready for pick up or mail as soon as all seats are sold. Call 856-293-0556 or e-mail [email protected]

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The Buena Historical Society will be hosting Tributes to our Towns! During  various monthly meetings throughout the year, random towns will be picked. Local residents will be asked to speak and share their treasured memories of the area. Pictures, mementos and artifacts will be set on display to tie together with our tribute town of the month. Do you have old pictures? Bring them that evening! They will have a scanner right there. Their first tribute town is East  Vineland, set for Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Buena Vista Township Hall, 890 Harding Highway (Rt. 40) Buena. Guest residents will include Robert Levari, Sr., Robert Casazza, Louis Casazza, Frank Maruffi, Joseph Scagnelli, Jack Quinlin, Albert Popa, Glades Levari Cinotti, Rita Cresci Quinn, Nina Lascari, Gloria Battistini Bylone, Caroline Bylone Capprioti, Ed Yegla, and Ed Bachinski. For more information: 856-466-4654. Coffee and desserts will be served. There is no charge to attend. Everyone is encouraged to come on out!

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FoodCorps for a family fun cooking demo and healthy lunch prior to the show from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. FoodCorps.org works to improve school food, promote locally grown produce and educate through school gardens. Tables from other organizations will also be on display at the lunch so that the audience may learn more about healthy lifestyle topics such as diabetes, healthy cooking and more. Show tickets are free for children 14 and under and adults are only $5. Special cooking demo and lunch are $7 for both adults and children. All tickets may be purchased by visiting http://www.appelfarm.org/  Austin_the_Unstoppable or calling 856-3582472, ext. 103. Per order handling fee applies.

"Laughing on the Way to Hell" on March 24 The Cumberland County Coalition for Holocaust and Genocide Education has announced a workshop “Laughing on the Way to Hell: A Study of the Holocaust and the Boundaries of Humor” on Tuesday, March 24, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the George P. Luciano Center for Public Service and Leadership at Cumberland County College. Presenter will be Harry Furman, an attorney and former Vineland Public Schools social studies teacher. Furman developed the first high school semester course on the Holocaust and Genocide in NJ, “The Conscience of Man” in 1976. A light dinner will be served during the workshop. Three professional development hours will be granted by the N.J. Commission on Holocaust Education. There will be no registration fee for this workshop, compliments of Cumberland County College, N.J. Commission on Holocaust Education, Jewish Federation of Cumberland County & the Coalition. Deadline to register is March 22. Registration must be made by email to [email protected] For more information, visit www.vps comm.org/public/02-27-15_Workshop.pdf 

Healthy Cooking Demo, Family Lunch Before Appel Farm Show Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is partnering with George Street Playhouse for the production of Austin the Unstoppable, an hour-long musical for the whole family on Sunday March 15, at 2 p.m. Presented by New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival in partnership with ShapingNJ, reigning  master of the X-box and junk food junkie, 11year-old Austin must face the long-term consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle when he learns his mother has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. This fun, upbeat musical engages the audience in the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise by celebrating how positive change can occur through the power of love, hard work, and support. Join Appel Farm as they partner with

Prescription Drug Poster Contest Deadline Extended The Boys & Girls Club of Vineland has extended the deadline for its prescription drug poster contest for 4th, 7th and 10th graders to Thursday, March 19. The theme of the contest is “Be Smart, Don’t Abuse Prescription Drugs!” Students can win $75, $50 or $25 in gift cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each grade division. For more information or to receive an entry form, call 856-696-4190 or e-mail [email protected] Support for the Poster Contest is provided by Vineland Municipal Alliance/GCADA. I

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Thomas W. “Tom” Burcham, 43, of Pensacola, FL passed away on February 1, at home. Tom was born and raised in Millville prior to entering the military. After his discharge he remained in Florida and settled in Pensacola. Tom worked for Commerce Bank and later Surety Title Co. Living in Pensacola gave him a front row seat to watch the Blue Angels train of which he was an avid fan. Tom was also an animal lover and cared for many pets. Virginia Celine "Ginny" Williams, 64 of Vineland, passed away on February 3 at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland after a long illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a lifelong resident of the Vineland area. Virginia was employed by the Vineland Board of Education as a school bus driver for 25 years, where she created lifelong friendships. She was a Phillies and

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Eagles fan and was most happy when surrounded by family. Virginia was loved by everyone and was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. Elizabeth (Lofgren) Meandro, 98 of Vineland, passed away on February 3, at Bishop McCarthy Residence, Vineland. Born in Millville, she was a lifelong resident of Vineland and a graduate of Vineland High, Class of 1933. Elizabeth was employed at Ricci's News Agency and Windsor Card Shop in Vineland as a bookkeeper for many years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vineland and was the first woman in the church council. Beverly A. Mazzochi, 63, of Vineland, passed away on February 4, in Cooper Hospital UMC, Camden, NJ after a brief illness. Beverly was born and raised in Vineland where she remained a lifelong city resident. She was a graduate of Vineland High class of 1970. Beverly had been employed by the city of Vineland tax office, Kimble Credit Union and the US Postal Service. She later entered into college to pursue her nursing degree. Beverly cared for her many patients as a LPN at Buena Family Practice and Spring Oak assisted living. Richard Donn, 82, of Millville and formerly of Hackensack, NJ, passed away peacefully on February 5, at the Manor Care in Paulsboro, NJ. Born in the Bronx, NY, Richard was a resident of Millville for the past five years. He was a Lieutenant with the U.S. Air Force and served two terms during the 1950s. Richard earned two Master’s Degrees in Hospital Administration and also in Pharmacology. Prior to retirement, he was Executive Vice President of Hackensack Medical Center for over 30 years. During this time Richard developed such projects as the Child Cancer Center and Tomorrow’s Children Fund. He acquired the first Imaging center in the state, along with a hospital-based fitness center. Maryann (Patrone) Borden, 84, of Vineland, on February 7, passed away after an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family. Maryann was born in Vineland, attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Rowan University. She dedicated many years of her life to the students of Hopewell Township Elementary School as an educator. She was involved in the community in many ways such as, the choir of St. Francis of Assisi church

(Devine Mercy Parish), the Grandparents Association, and the St. Vincent de Paul. Maryann loved getting together with her friends, playing cards, or catching up over a meal. Crucita Negron-Rodriguez, 93 of Egg Harbor City and formerly of Vineland, passed away peacefully at home on February 8, surrounded by her family. Born in Puerto Rico, Crucita was a seamstress and professional crochetter and her last crocheting was for her great granddaughter, Milenny. She loved cooking and spending time with her family. Betty J. Rosario, age 86 of Millville (formerly of Vineland) went to be with the Lord on February 8 at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland. Betty was born in Millville and lived there most of her life. She was a homemaker. Betty enjoyed sharing time with her family and her friends at the Jaycee Plaza Senior Center in Millville. Betty was predeceased by daughter, Tina Maria Rosario in 2001. Orlando “Orly” Vazquez Sr., 43 of Vineland, went to be with the Lord on February 8, in Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark. Orlando was born in Vineland to Juan and Nereida (Ortiz) Vazquez Sr. and lived in Vineland most of his life. He was a carpenter for J.V. Home Improvements of Vineland for over 20 years. Orlando enjoyed cruises, the Jersey Shore and sharing time with family and friends. Apryl Marie Irrera, 35 of Vineland passed away on February 9, at Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury. Born in Hollywood, FL, she was a graduate of Vineland High, Class of 1997. She was employed by Univision/Telemundo in Newfield as a log editor. Apryl had a beautiful voice and was an accomplished singer. Her joy was song and she loved her karaoke. Her daughter was the single most important thing in her life. She also enjoyed her family and friends. Josephine (Zappariello) Mannino, 91, of Glassboro, passed away on February 9. She was born in Landisville. At the conclusion of World War II she met the love of her life, Nicholas Mannino while attending dances throughout Southern New Jersey. They married in 1947 and moved to Glassboro to start their family. Josephine was an accomplished seamstress for the Marilyn Dress Company in Glassboro for many years. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially during the holiday seasons.

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Hailey Abbott Pamela Abbott Nadia A. Berardelli Teresa L. Blasscyk Jake A. Carlson Casey Eberts Nicholas Franco Sophia L. Gorrell Virginia Harnack Kayla Jelinek Kori S. Jelinek Cara Kientz Kyle Kohlmyer

Bracklyn Lindmeier Jenna M. Marchese Megan E. Master Thomas C. Maxwell William Mayhew Katarena N. Paez Sheridan Pender Emma Pierce Robyn Porlucas Christopher Recinto Meghan M. Sparks Evan Vandzura Faith S. Verderose Alexis Zimmer


Francis Forte Sierra Weyhmiller GRADE 11

Kayla B. Master Jessica Monteleone Andrea Neville GRADE 12

Kimberly Albertson Morgan A. Colon Katrinia M. DeWitt Morgan R. Epley

Elijah S. Johnson Nicole Krauss Joshua Lachowicz Tyler Pacheco Reagan Pender Devan Rodilosso Phoebe Schepacarter Kathryn Spence Brianna Steigerwalt Matthew Twesten Aubrie Weyhmiller Paige E. Wirtz

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Shawn Rehman Alyssa Repp Devon M. Repp Reed M. Ridgeway Emily K. Sawyer Dylan Senatore Emily K. Sorey Elijah M. Soto Aaron Spatafore Paige Starr Carissa N. Swanson Connor Sweeney Michael Szwed Sophia Temple Katelyn H. Thomulka Brianna Waller James Wernega Taelyn V. Williams Shane Yusko Devon Zimmer GRADE 10

Brooke Antonelli Hunter Banff Keelan Borguet Tori Clay Marissa M. Consalo Nicolette Diaz Tina Eang Matthew Eggink Jenna Enley Gina Formicola Zoyi Freda Nicholas Giordano Stephen A. Hill Michael C. Hoffman Caterina Iosca Madison Kelly Kristine L. Lim Sophia Lubelski Isabelle Marsh Corbin Mazur Kyle McBride Cara McCoy Desiree M. Perez Kyrsten Piper Kaitlyn M. Rauscher Walter T. Rettershofer Zelma Santangelo Carly M. Schepacarter Kaylee Smallets Krisley Smierciak Rebecca C. Smith Ashlei Stiteler Rachel N. Tondo Breanna Williams


Steven P. Birmingham Kameron H. Bradshow Gregory Butenewicz Sydney Casey Quinn J. Collins Danielle C. Considine Alexandra Cooper Colin Craig Grant Craig Madalyn DaSilva Avery Demarest Samantha Desimone Jordan Dobzanski Nicholas Gaetano Nicole Gaetano Taylor L. Greene London L. Harris James H. Helsel Evelyn Ibarra Adrianna L. Kelly Kathryn Knight Nicole E. Lloyd Michael J. Lockwood Robin C. Lombardi Jeremy McClain Taylor McGettigan Selina McNellis Christina D. Moore Jake T. Moore Bria R. Nestore Christian Pineda Derick Polillo Jacob Ranson Patrick M. Richeal Sara Romain John Schwartz Hannah N. Seabert Alyssa T. Simonetti Jahmea Tenzie Brianna N. Thompson Jeanelle Tyciak Trevor Vidas Alysa L. Williams Edward K. Williams Jessica Young GRADE 12

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The Animal Welfare Association’s (AWA), Annual Paws and Feet Run 5K Race and Doggie Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. AWA counts on the money raised from the event to provide shelter and medical care to over 2,000 homeless dogs and cats AWA adopts out each year. Last year, animal lovers and members of  the community helped raise more than $100,000 for the animals, making it the highest grossing event in AWA history. “This year’s theme is Superheros and our fundraising goal is set for $110K,” says Maria Clarke, AWA’s Director of Events, Business and Community Relations. “Thousands of people participated in the run and walk in 2014, but Paws and Feet is more than just a race and walk,” says Clarke. “It’s a celebration of the human animal bond. We believe that ordinary people do extraordinary things for pets, we see this everyday in our work and through our interactions with people. We want to encourage folks to unleash their inner superhero and help us raise the funds necessary for us to be able to help more people and pets in 2015.” After the race/walk, people and their dogs can participate in the fun-filled day of  Superhero-themed activities, grab a bite to eat, shop for pet-related items from the vendors and view adoptable animals from non-

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SPCA Events WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11: St PAWtricks Day at Kavanagh's. Kavanagh's Irish Pub 326 Dutch Mill Rd., Malaga. Who doesn't like a St Patrick's day party? And who doesn't like animals? So why not join us for a great evening out that covers both things at once and celebrate while having a HOWLING good time! Food and drink specials, live music. Proceeds directly benefit the animals.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12: Paws for Art at Wheaton Arts! Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville. Free community event open to friendly well-mannered dogs and their humans. Last year, nearly 2,000 people and 500 dogs attended. Bring your well mannered leashed dog to participate in animal-themed activities.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19: Step for a Pet at Parvin State. CCSPCA's 21st Annual Step for a pet walkathon. Collect pledges and bring your dog for a scenic walk in the park to help raise money for the CCSPCA. Prizes, refreshments and entertainment. Business and private sponsors needed Rain Date April 26. Well mannered and leashed dogs welcome! cumberlandcountyspca.org

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o, I hear people on a regular basis reminiscing about Vineland’s past “glory days” and the “golden era” of  our downtown. I see their posts on social media, their letters to the editor, and I hear them as comments as I go around town. Such reminiscences are all well and good, but let’s not make them obituaries for our city or our downtown. As a native  Vinelander, I can remember the ol d days of  our downtown as well as anybody. We cannot bring back much of that. • Demographics, changes in age groups, and shopping habits have changed. We can, however, remake our downtown into something new and exciting for those who are coming of age and see in our downtown something special for them. For this, we need to instill in all Vinelanders a sense of  “Vineland Pride”—and we are on the way. In this column and future columns, I will outline what we have done so far, and how you can help. Let’s touch on what has happened so far: • New Jersey 350 Pop-Up Store Extravaganza—We joined, late last year, in the statewide celebration of New Jersey’s 350th birthday with a Pop-Up Store Extravaganza spearheaded by Main Street New Jersey. Even though we got started later than the other communities who participated, we did ourselves proud. Our sales of merchandise were high, our events at the Pop-Up Store, Landis MarketPlace, and the Landis Theater were spectacular, and we brought a lot of statewide recognition to our downtown and what we can do. • Landis Theater—Speaking of the Landis Theater, we have brought new life to this downtown icon. The Pop-Up Store events there were the first in an ongoing  series of events that are keeping the building open and busy on a four-walls rental basis. Although it’s not where we ultimately want to be—with a management body running it—it is keeping the building alive and kicking. You’ll be reading about exciting shows to take place there. • Landis MarketPlace/Amish Market— Those of you who have gone in there have seen some changes. A new bakery is opening in the Amish Market downstairs, as well as a new Amish chicken vendor. Some vendors upstairs have moved around and new vendors are coming in. You’ll be seeing 

more changes coming soon. • Restaurants—We have a second generation of restaurants opening where some have closed. They are catching on and doing  well. Our “Dine on Landis” initiative helped call attention to our array of downtown eateries. Grant Plaza has opened on the 600 block of Landis Avenue and promises to be a destination as a nighttime social venue. • Events—We have some exciting events coming up—including a “Get Acquainted With Main Street Meet-and-Greet on March 26 and a Laughs On Landis comedy show on April 16. You’ll be reading a lot more about these, as well as other exciting  events we have further down the line—a Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 3, the Landis MarketPlace/Amish Market 4th Anniversary Celebration on June 6, Cruise Down Memory Lane on June 13, a Jersey Fresh Festival at Giampietro Park in August, Wedding Weekend on September 26, our A Taste of Vineland/Volunteer Appreciation event on October 14, our Holiday Parade on November 28, and lots more. • Safety—Ten new police officers have been hired and, though they still have to go through training, they will be a valuable and much-needed addition to our force. I’m also working on getting a greater police presence downtown and, within our Main Street committees, we are discussing how to address other safety issues. I’ll address more initiatives in future columns about “Vineland Pride” and show you how you can join us. *** Remember our Get Acquainted With Main Street Meet-and-Greet on Thursday, March 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Main Street Vineland office, 603 E. Landis Avenue. It’s the perfect opportunity to make, friend, network, and find out what we do in Main Street Vineland. You’ll be able to talk to some of our people one on one. Talk about Vineland Pride! Bring a friend or two. We’d love to know whether you’re coming, so please RSVP by calling  our office at 856-794-8653 or e-mailing us at [email protected] I

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n Vineland’s earliest years, former New Englanders comprised much of the town’s population. But  Vineland wasn’t the first area of  South Jersey to be filled with residents from the upper Northeast portion of the country. Fairfield Township, in fact, was founded and inhabited by a considerable population of New England transplants who helped shape this area over s everal centuries. According to online sources, Fairfield Township was created by Royal Charter on May 12, 1697, but its origins can be traced back to 1638 with an expedition by George Lamberton and Captain Nathaniel Turner to the Delaware Bay. Purportedly, the men undertook this journey because they had heard this was a promising area for them to expand their fur trade. In a highly informative 1948 article, “They Called It…Fairfield,” in We Women, a historical publication billed as the “Women’s Magazine of Bridgeton, New Jersey,” the expedition consisted largely of men from New Haven, Connecticut, along with some residents from Long  Island. Whether or not these men established a settlement in 1638 is unknown, but a surviving deed for the purchase of  land by Turner from the Indians in this area is dated November 24, 1638. The article reports that “this land was bought along the shore of the Delaware Bay from Cape May to Racoon Creek, Varcken’s Kill, Hog Creek or Salem River.” According to J. Howard McAllister’s article “Fairton’s Earliest Settlers,” written at the same time as “They Called It…Fairfield,” there is evidence indicating  that before the arrival of European settlers, Indians of the Unamis clan, a division of the Lenni Lenape, resided in this area. We Women says that “the price paid was thirty pounds,” but adds that one historical source claims that “the New Haven people are said to have paid in the aggregate within five years about six hundred pounds.” Various sources agree that Turner’s entourage probably first attempted to establish a settlement in 1640 but ran into complications. The Swedish and Dutch settlers who had already made this area their home resented the arrival and subsequent success of Turner’s group, and turned the Indians against the newcomers. The New Haven contingent spent the next

two years earning the trust of the Native Americans. According to We Women, 1643 was when “the Dutch authorities compelled the Connecticut men to surrender all their possessions, burning their store houses and forcing them to return to New Haven, permitting them to take only their movable goods. Even though the Connecticut men were driven from Salem [County] they had made posts and found lodgment at other points to which they clung with the utmost tenacity. Trade and territory were not entirely abandoned, for many of  the Connecticut men did not return to New Haven.” One of the men who did return was Turner, who immediately met with members of the Congress of the United Colonies of New England and told of the treatment his expedition received at the hands of the Swedish and the Dutch. He implored them to relay the information to the Supreme Congress. “Measures were adopted to redress the wrongs done by the Dutch and Swedes,” We Women reports, “and the Supreme Congress authorized them to return to the Delaware and to insist on not relinquishing their claims.” Turner returned to t he Fairfield Township area frequently over the next 20 years, while the Connecticut men and their families labored to maintain their South Jersey settlement. Their endurance paid off when, in 1664, the English conquest of the territory changed the situation. “With added protection from the English law,” We Women explains, “prospects for the settlers now were considerably brightened and many of the Connecticut men decided to settle permanently on the land they had grown to know so well.” The decision determined the future of  this portion of what would become Cumberland County. The Connecticut settlement, located east and north of what was first known as Pierpont Neck and later became Back Neck, was no longer associated simply with the town of New Haven. Instead, its residents were now known by the name of the state from which they came since a number of  Connecticut towns had begun contributing settlers to this region. I

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For details about these reunions, e-mail or call the numbers provided.

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• The Vineland High School Class of 1995 is holding its 20-year reunion on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course, 4049 Italia Ave., according to Karen (Caterina) Morvay, one of the event organizers. The menu includes: three cold and three hot-passed appetizers, beef tenderloin carving station, pasta station, brick oven pizza bar, dessert table, beer and wine, and a cash bar for other alcoholic drinks. "We will have the ballroom area and patio set aside for our group and will be mingling and dancing the night away with a disk jockey," said Morvay. "Significant others are welcome and cocktail attire is preferred." Cost is $55 per person. Tickets are available at the Greenview Inn or online from the link below (not selling tickets at the door). For more information, contact Nicole Mazzei-Williams: [email protected], Tiffany (Gaburo) Esposito (609-774-6053), or Morvay: [email protected] il.com Here is the link for online ticket sales. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vhs-class-of-95-20-yearreunion-tickets-13367545689. The class also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VHS1995


in March 2015

• The 50th reunion for the Sacred Heart and Vineland High School Classes of 1965 is approaching. The main event, including dinner and dancing, is scheduled for October 10, at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course in Vineland. There will be additional activities planned throughout the weekend. More information will follow as plans are finalized. Classmates are asked to provide their email and/or mailing a ddresses so that the Reunion Committee can contact you. Call Dave or Elaine Crowell at 856-697-2851, or send email with your contact info to: [email protected] or mail to: David Crowell,102 Woodlawn Dr., Newfield, NJ 08344. • The Delsea Regional High School Class of 1965 will be holding its 50th year reunion on Sunday, October 25 (Homecoming Weekend), at Auletto’s in Almonesson, NJ, 1849 Cooper Street from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be additional activities planned throughout the weekend. More information will follow as plans are finalized. Classmates and those wishing to attend are asked to provide their email and/or mailing addresses so the Reunion Committee can contact you. For more information, please telephone Louanne Gerlack Straus, 856-589-6557 or email at [email protected] or Monica Burgess Zuba, 856694-1112 or email at [email protected]

BUS TRIPS • Ramoth Church (Vineland Nazarene) is sponsoring a NYC bus trip on Saturday, April 11. Depart from church at 8 a.m. and return 8 p.m. Choice of dropoff locations: Radio city, Central Park or Canal Street. $45 per person includes transportation, coffee, doughnuts, water, snacks, and driver gratuity. Door prizes, movie on ride home. Call 856-358-9124. • St. Padre Pio Senior Club in Vineland is sponsoring a bus trip to see the play “Moses” on Thursday, April 16 at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA. Seats are still available. Cost is $93pp and includes, deluxe Motor Coach, reserved seating for 2:45 p.m. show, 6 p.m. dinner at Shady Maple Restaurant, all taxes, meal and bus gratuity. Bus departs Rosary Hall, 4680 Dante Avenue, Vineland, at 12 p.m. If you are interested in going or for more information, call Rosemary Nestor at 856226-3451. • Grandparents Association of Edgarton Christian Academy is host-

ing a bus trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on Saturday, April 25. Tickets for coach bus ride and boat ride to Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty are $55 for children 4 to 12, $65 for Senior Citizens, and $70 for those 13 and over. Bus leaves ECA parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and returns approximately 8 p.m. after stopping at Mastori’s in Bordentown for dinner on your own. Call Linda Adler @ 856697-3231 for further details. • The Vineland Baseball Parent Assoc. will sponsor a show trip to Resorts Casino, Wednesday, May 13 . "The Neverly Brothers": A Rock N Roll Evolution from a guided musical tour from the Beetles to Elvis. Bus leaves parking lot on Lincoln and Dante Avenue, 1780 Lincoln Avenue Vineland at 10:15 a.m. and picks up at Buena Garden, 114 W Arctic Ave, Minotola, NJ at 10:30 a.m. Cost of the trip is $20. Trip includes $10 slot play and show ticket. Bus leaves Resorts at 5:15 p.m. Call 856-6919194 for reservations or mail a check payable to The Vineland Baseball Parent Assoc. 2059 Venezia Avenue Vineland 08361

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 Millville Chamber General Membership Luncheon. New Jersey

PTA Fundraiser. Chick-fil-A, in front of Cumberland Mall, Vineland. 4–8 p.m. That evening 15% of all sales will be donated to the Winslow PTA. Fundraiser includes dine in, drive thru, carry out and catering. Simply say "I'm here for Winslow School" before ordering. Funds raised from the event will be used to support field trips and other activities. [email protected]

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Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville. 11:30 a.m. Melissa Stevens of Performance Marketing, represents South Jersey Gas as she presents information regarding new energy efficiency and conversion programs for home and business owners. $25. 856-825-2600.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 "Hollies: Here and There." Millville Woman's Club, 300 "E" St., Millville. 12 noon. Presented by club member and Master Gardener Jane Christy. $15. RSVP 856-765-5372 or 856-825-9112.

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MARCH 12 THROUGH 14 Wisdom & Wealth Financial Conference. Kingdom Covenant Christian Center, 427 Landis Ave., Vineland. Dr. Michael Chitwood, Dr. Shannon Cook and Dr. Vandy Coulter are presenters. Registration free but required to reserve complimentary conference manual. Register at ICCMWORLDWIDE.ORG.


Breakfast Lunch Special Specials

“Weather or Not" Luncheon. Ramada Inn, 2216 W. Landis Ave, Vineland. 12 noon–1:45 p.m. Garden State Christian Women's Connection hosts, featuring Meteorologist Dan Skeldon. Sue Gannon will share her story "No Comparison." Cost $15. Free nursery. RSVP to 856-3274181 or 856-690-4181.

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OYSTER & CHICKEN SALAD DINNER  A Benefit of the Salem  County Fair Association 

Sat., March 14, 2015 ~ Toys and Games ~

Elmer Grange Hall at Pole Tavern

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856-358-4361  Adults & takeouts: $20 Children under ten: $7

The Ellison School Beef-and-Beer. Ellison, 1017 S. Spring Rd., Vineland. 6–10 p.m. Entertainment by Sound Productions. Tickets $35. Admission includes dinner, draft beer, wine and soda, and beer mug or wine glass. 856-691-1734 or 856-691-1734.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 Pinewood Derby Vineland FasCar. Faith Bible Church, 3139 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. Doors open at 9 a.m. All cars must be checked in prior to 9:45 a.m. Open to grades first through fifth with a parent. All participants must preregister by March 11. Refreshments available for purchase. 856-691-3460 or www.faithbible.org

Oyster and Chicken Salad Dinner. Elmer Grange Hall at Pole Tavern. RSVP for 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, or 5:30 p.m. Adults and takeouts $20, kids under 10 $7. 856358-4361. Chinese Auction. Millville Elks Lodge #580, 1815 E. Broad St., Millville. First ticket drawn 6 p.m. Hosted by Friends & Family of Boy Scouts Troop #580. $5 for 25 tickets. Refreshments available for purchase.

MARCH 14 AND 21 Softball Hitting Clinic. VHS North gym, E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 9–11 a.m. For girls in grades 5 through 8, sponsored by the Vineland High School softball coaching staff and players. Cost is $15 per session or $30 for both sessions and will help support VHS Softball. All participants encouraged to bring bat, helmet and sneakers to


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the clinic. Contact Kulik via e-mail at [email protected] and specify player name, age, and parent contact information. Parent must be in attendance for check-in (begins 8:30 a.m.)

MONDAY, MARCH 16 NAMI Monthly Support Meeting. Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. 7–9 p.m. Monthly speaker/support meeting of the Cumberland County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Chris Olausen, director of New Horizons Community Wellness Center (formerly New Horizons Self-Help Center), in Vineland, will discuss the purpose and programs of the center, and the role such facilities play in recovery for mental health consumers, as well as give an update on the center’s activities and projects. 856-691-9234 or 856-305-5486.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 O.W.L.S. Fellowship for Seniors. First Baptist Church, Rosemont and Catawba Avenues in Newfield. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Small lunch provided. RSVP required. Susan Bold-Reed to play harp. Love offering. O.W.L.S. is an acronym for Older Wiser Loving Seniors and meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 856-697-2217.

Open House History Fair. Cumberland Christian School, 1100 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland. Open house 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and 6:30–8:30 p.m.; with History Fair events at

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 RESCEDULED FROM MARCH 5: The Ellison School Open House. Ellison, 1017 S. Spring Rd., Vineland. 6–9 p.m. Dinner provided. Accepting applications for fall, tuition assistance available. Toddlers, preschool, grads K–8. RSVP to 856-691-1734.

Assistance for Veterans. Millville Public Library, 210 Buck St., Millville. 1–3 p.m. Program is “Ready, Vet, Go!” hosted by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden; to help homeless and low income military veterans with financial assistance and/or housing. Veterans will be screened for eligibility. A counselor from Catholic Charities will be available to talk to vets. No appointment needed. How to Start an Herb Garden. Gloucester County Building, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton. 6:30 p.m. The Herb Society of America, South Jersey Unit will meet; Amy Borer, a graduate of the Barnes Arboretum School program for Horticulture, will share a lifetime of gardening know- how in her presentation. The public is invited. 856-694-4272.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 St. Mary School Shadow Day. St. Mary School, 735 Union Rd., Vineland. For all children currently in 1st grade. Tuition assistance and tuition transfer grants. Busing available to Buena, Millville, and Vineland. All faiths are welcome. 856-692-8537, ext. 324 to reserve your child’s spot.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 Barn Studio of Art Fundraiser. Greenview Inn at Eastlyn, 4049 Italia Ave, Vineland. 856-825-5028.

night. Educating students from age 3 to high school seniors. 856-696-1600, www.cccrusader.org Pictured: Hollyn Probasco with Middle School Fair Project last year.

St. Patrick’s Dance, featuring Jerry Blavat, “The Geator with the Heater.” Our Lady of Pompeii Rosary Hall, 4680 Dante Ave., Vineland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.–12 midnight. St. Padre Pio Parish in Vineland hosts. Tickets $40 per person, include a buffet dinner, beer, dessert and coffee. BYOB. For tickets, call Janice at 856-691-7526.

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Russian National Ballet: Cinderella. Luciano Theatre of the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. and College Dr., Vineland. 7:30 p.m. In the grand tradition of Russian ballet, these graceful dancers from Moscow perform one of the most exquisite fairytale ballets of all time. Featuring an exuberant score by Prokofiev. Premium seats: $30 all ages, standard seats $25, Senior (Ages 65+)/Military/ Children (Ages 12 and under): $20. / PHOTO: ALEXANDER DAEV  MARCH 10 THROUGH 17 Nightlife at Bennigan’s. 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Karaoke Thursdays with Bob Morgan, 9 p.m.-close. Live music Fridays 9 p.m.-midnight. All Sports Packages: Drink specials seasonally for MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice, and NFL Sunday Ticket. Call for RSVP and details.

Mon.-Sat, 4-6 p.m. $1 off alcoholic drinks. Wed.–Sat., live entertainment.

Nightlife at Bojo’s Ale House. 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. Tues.: Bike Night with live entertainment. Wed.: [email protected] Open Mic 7 p.m. Fri.: Live music 9 p.m. Daily drink and food specials. EVERY SATURDAY

Nightlife at MVP Sports. 408 Wheat Rd., Vineland. 856-697-9825. Food and drink specials all week. Wed.: Pool tournament, cash prizes. Thurs.: DJ Real Deal. Fri. Ladies Night 9 p.m.

DANCE Does A Body Good

 The Vineland Regional Dance Company’s

36th Annual Spring Dance Concert  Sunday, March 15 • Curtain 2 p.m.

Nightlife at Tre Bellezze. 363 Wheat Rd., Vineland. Wed: Ladies Night (karaoke and free pool. Thurs: Tony Mascara 7–10 p.m. Fri.: DJ Joe Gorgo from 92.1 WVLT 6–10 p.m. Sat.: Tony Mascara 7-10 p.m. Nightlife at The Centerton. Ten22, The Centerton Country Club & Event Center, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove. Tues.: Trivia. Wed.: Country Night, $5. Every third Thurs.: Comedy Night, $5. Flashback Fridays with DJ Scott. Sat.: DJ Moose’s Top 40 Songs. Nightlife at The Cosmopolitan. 3513 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 765-5977. Tues.: Karaoke with KAO Productionz featuring Kerbie A. (9 p.m.–1 a.m.). Wed.: Salsa Night, Latin-inspired dance party. Thurs.: Singles Night with DJ Slick Rick. Fri. and Sat.: Top 40 Dance Party with DJ Tony Morris.

Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine & Performing  Arts Center

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Merighi’s Savoy Inn 4940 E. Landis Avenue E. Vineland NJ 08360

Funding for this program has been made possible in part through a grant from the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission, through the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and made available by New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. This grant is administered by the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Tourism Advisory Council.

EVERY THURSDAY Jazz Duos. Annata Wine Bar, Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, 609-704-9797. Live Jazz featuring area's best jazz duos. 6:30 - 9 :30 p.m. No cover. RSVP recommended. MARCH 12 THROUGH 20

Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Irish Pub. 123 N. High St., Millville, 293-1200. Wed.: Karaoke. Fri.: Main Street Band 9 p.m. Sat.: Non-Domestics 9 p.m. Nightlife at Ramada. Harry's Pub at Ramada, W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 696-3800. Wed.: Ladies Night, 1/2 price appetizers all night. Happy Hour

Back in the Day Dance Party. Villa Fazzolari, 821 Harding Hwy. (Rt. 40), Buena. 856-697-7101. 7 p.m.–midnight. Five hours nonstop dance music from 1970s and ’80s. MARCH 12, 13, AND 14

Legally Blonde the Musical. Vineland High School South auditorium, 2880 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. Doors open at 6 p.m. all three nights, curtain rises at 7 p.m. Reserved seats for all shows are $15 and general admission is $10. Call 856-692-9231 for tickets. The Vineland High School “Cap 'n' Dagger” club will perform the musical. Producers for the show are Melanie Anderson and Hank Ehrlich. Anderson is also director of the play while Ehrlich is stage manager/director. Eileen Bosco is musical director, and Natalie Quackenbush is choreographer. Sets are by Stage Krew Productions. FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Rich Fuller & Dan Godbey. Bogart’s Bookstore. 210 N. High St., Millville. Free. Live music 7 p.m. Kim Russo. Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville. Doors open 6:30 p.m., starts 8 p.m. The star of Lifetime Television's paranormal serie s "The Haunting Of.” Also known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” she has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine. Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her bedroom and sometimes felt their presence walking home with her from school. Not knowing what they wanted, they scared her then. Now she is comforted by their presence, speaking to them more than she speaks to the living on some days. Purchase tickets at www.itickets.com or call 800-965-9324. $25-$40, Day of Show (+$5). www.levoy.net.

Celtic Concert. Bridgeton Library, 150 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. 7 p.m. Featuring a Celtic harp played by Kathy DeAngelo as part of a husband-wife duo group called McDermott’s Handy. The duo consists of DeAngelo and Dennis Gormley, They sing in English and Irish. DeAngelo plays the harp, fiddle, banjo and bodhran. Gomley plays guitar, flute, tin whistle and mandolin. Tickets $15 per person or $25 per couple, can be purchased at the library. Irish treats and beverages during intermission.

for 2 flutes and piano, Gaetano Donizetti’s Sonata for Flute and Piano (1948), and Robert Russell Bennett’s Six Souvenirs for 2 flutes and piano, as well as works by

Claude Debussy, Joaquín Turina, Gabriel Pierné, Georges Hüe, Theobald Boehm, and Frank Brockett. For the program, Pugh will be joined by flutist Janet Somers and will be performing on three flutes, including the piccolo and pan flute. Seating limited, reservations required. Donations to assist in covering expenses will be accepted. To reserve seats, get directions, or receive more infor-

mation call 856-506-0580 or visit www.mauricerivermusic.com.

Dance Does a Body Good. Luciano Theatre of the Guaracini Performing Arts Center, Sherman Ave. and College Dr., Vineland. 2 p.m. The Vineland Regional Dance Company (VRDC) presents its 36th annual Gala, featuring three new ballets set on the VRDC by three of their Alumni. Tickets are $20–$35 and are avialble by calling 856-691-6059 or by visiting the VRDC’s web site at www.VRDC.org.

MONDAY, MAR CH 16 Free Music Lecture. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 6–7:30 p.m. Learn about the music and culture of Vienna from centuries ago—and see how the increasing level of decadence in Austrian government and society over that period can be heard in the music. Free program sponsored by the Friends of the Vineland Public Library and Bay AtlanticSymphony. Registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome! www.vinelandlibrary.org call 856-794-4244.


Little Theater, 66 E. Sherman Ave., Vineland. 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 matinee at 2 p.m. Cumberland Players of Vineland kicks off their 2015 season with this Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece of American theater. Tickets for all seats and all showtimes are $15, or $12 for seniors, and are available now at CumberlandPlayers.com. For tickets, visit cumberlandplayers.com or call 856-692-5626. Box office opens one hour before scheduled performances.

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J. Jody Janetta & Hikari TenshiShakuhachi. Bogart’s Bookstore. 210 N. High St., Millville. 2 p.m. Free. Eaglemania, Tribute to the Eagles. Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville. 8 p.m. Thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with five-part harmonies and an ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. Their show consists of all of the Eagles greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of many of the individual members such as Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. Tickets $25, Day of Show (+$5), www.levoy.net. MARCH 14 AND 15

Dinner and a Show. Minotola United Methodist Church, 905 Central Ave., Minotola. Baked Ziti Dinner on Saturday at 6 p.m. Dinner will include several kinds of baked ziti, salad, bread, beverages, and dessert. Advanced tickets required, $10. Tickets may be purchased by calling 856697-4246 or 856-875-7548. Dinner proceeds will benefit the heating and energy fund for the Minotola United Methodist Church. The show, “Music, Magic and Memories,”features scenes and songs from classic Broadway musicals of both stage and screen. Performance presented by LeGrande Music Academy, free of charge, following the dinner. Show will also be presented on Sunday at 3 p.m., also free of charge. 856-875-7548. SUNDAY, MARCH 15

Maurice River Music Salon Concert. A residence in the Mauricetown, NJ area.. 2:30 p.m. Acclaimed flutist Beverly Pugh and pianist Norma Meyer will be the featured performers. Program will include Georg Phillip Telemann’s Sonata in A minor


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he Buono family has owned and operated Eastlyn Golf Course and The Greenview Inn for the past ten years. Owners Bob & Rosemary Buono have owned several businesses in Vineland. They take particular pride in this venture working with their son Rob Buono Jr. Rob, a VHS graduate, had a love for food and business as a child. This passion drove him north to Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. Education and diverse work experiences helped mold him into the chef he is today. Chef Rob relishes the opportunity to bring a gourmet experience to Vineland. He describes the cuisine as “American with a Mediterranean twist.” The Greenview Inn is embedded in an agricultural community. “We focus our menu on seasonal. We’re out here in beautiful East Vineland surrounded by farms. So farm-to-table for sure. We support local business, buying local produce, meats, and seafood.” “I love people and this community,” says Buono. “When our guests are dining, when a wedding reception is happening, when you’re teeing off, we want to wow them. Kill them with kindness, good food, professional service and a comfortable atmosphere.” Achieving this all starts with a great team, from management team, chefs, servers, stewards, golf pro, grounds crew, etc... There are three businesses within one roof, Golf, Gourmet Restaurant and Banquet Facility. No easy task and cannot be operated without our entire staff. Our people behind this place have great passion. Chef Rob wants them all to know how appreciated they are! Front row, from left: Ryan Briggs, Dina Matias, Julie Bronson, Ely Perez, Victoria Gonzalez, Maia Lods, Helen Cardosa, Briana Beyer, Katey Gallo. Back row, from lef t: Corinna Lods, Kelsie Caregnato, Kris Lapsley, Bryan Rossi, Daneri Victoria, Amado Huerta, Eman Domboski, Rob Buono, Paige Kaspar, Zachary Farside, John Davidson.

Hours for Golf is Sunrise to Sunset 7 days a week - Weather permitting  Hours for the Greenview Inn - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday 4049 Italia Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360 Phone - 856-691-5558 Fax - 856-794-8322 Email - [email protected] Website - www.Eastlyngolf.com


oy filled worship. God created you for a great purpose. Our passion is to provide you the opportunity for your faith to come alive! Experience a warm and welcoming celebration of Christ’s love with your family through scripture based lessons, time for children, music and song, and a communion open to all who believe in Christ. Energetic, spirit-filled and mission oriented congregation at work here. We are a servant people called to ease the burdens of others. We have a history of outreach to our local and global community. Everyone is invited and encouraged to serve! We have many church activities and programs, as well as community outreach ministries - no pressure, just a chance for you to express God’s love. Christ-centered education, youth fellowship and community involvement. Our youth programs offer an exciting learning and fellowship environment. Sunday School classes, fellowship activities and outreach programs help our children and youth experience God’s love. Our young people are welcome as active participants in worship. Outreach Programs: Cumberland Family Shelter, Family Promise, Ministerium Food Bank, Soup Kitchen, Code Blue, Senior Ministry. Become Involved!

Holy Week Services  Procession of Palms March 29th Services - 8 &10:30 am Maundy Thursday: April 2nd - Service - 7 pm Good Friday: Tenebrae Service - 7 pm Easter Sunday: Services - 8 &10:30 am Easter Breakfast - 9:15 am “He is Risen, Indeed!” 

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 2384 E. Landis Avenue Vineland, NJ 08361 856-691-4278 www.redeemerlutheran.net


INTRODUCTION The Grapevine is pleased to present its fifth People Behind the Places. This is a special section that includes area businesses and the people, owners, managers, and employees that make each of those businesses unique. Research has shown that consumers are more likely to patronize local businesses, especially if they recognize or know the people who run those establishments. The Grapevine’s People Behind the Places gives local entrepreneurs the opportunity to introduce their staff or management to the residents of the greater Cumberland County region. So read through the pages of this special insert and get to know the people who help keep the wheels of business running in our locale. Get to know the People Behind the Places where you shop and do business.

I N D E X O F A DV E R T I S E R S All Kids First II............................................................................................P8 American Fireplace ....................................................................................P8 Auto Sourze ................................................................................................P5 Barbera’s Chocolate On Occasion............................................................P6 Carlos’ Auto Repair....................................................................................P7 College Funding Authority.........................................................................P6 Eastlyn Golf Course/Greenview Inn .........................................................P2 Family Medical Equipment........................................................................P3 Frinj Hair Studio .........................................................................................P5 Hair with Flair.............................................................................................P8 Joe’s Butcher Shop....................................................................................P5 Kennedy Concrete......................................................................................P4 L.A. Male .....................................................................................................P4 Laielli’s Garage...........................................................................................P4 Lutheran Church of the Redeemer...........................................................P2 Richland Carpet & Flooring.......................................................................P6 Rienzi Bridal Salon ....................................................................................P7 Sir Speedy ..................................................................................................P4 Vital Body Wellness ...................................................................................P7


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Wayne Mesiano ..........................................................................................P6 Yi's Karate...................................................................................................P7

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amily Medical Equipment is a locally owned and operated family business focused on enhancing the quality of life within our community. Family Medical Equipment maintains a professional staff of Technicians, Licensed Respiratory Therapists, and Registered Nurses experienced in a wide variety of home medical equipment and supplies to ensure a premier quality of service. As a full HME company, Family Medical Equipment offers hospital beds, wheelchairs, mastectomy supplies, rollators, seat lift chairs, nebulizers, and much more! Family Medical Equipment’s specialties include Feeding Formula, Ostomy, CPAP, BIPAP and Oxygen for Pediatrics through Geriatrics. Since 2001, Family Medical Equipment has been a trusted service accredited by the Better Business Bureau and ACHC. Visit their Vineland retail shop at 882 S. Delsea Drive and experience the difference that a family business can provide!

882 S. Delsea Drive Vineland, NJ 08360 (877) 697-8002 Fax: (856) 794-8051 www.familymedicalequipment.net

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Left to right: Tom Tower, Owner, Jake Jacobs, Russell Romano, Doug Giovinazzi  Front: Cathy Mason, Lauren Walter 

ennedy Concrete, Pavers and Masonry Supp ly is one of the leading Ready Mixed Concrete suppliers in the Southern New Jersey area. We are also a distributor of EP Henry and Techo-Bloc interlocking pavers, brick, block, sand, driveway stone, mulch, topsoil, fill, masonry tools, and prepackaged mortars and cements. We also offer a complete line of roll off containers and services tailored to your specific needs and pride ourselves on being more than just a concrete and masonry supplier, but a true partner for you on your project. Established in 1950 by the Kennedy family, the Tower family has continued the momentum since 1997. Kennedy Concrete, Pavers and Masonry Supply has established a well recognized reputation for quality products and dependability that surpasses many of the company’s in our industry.

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1969 S. East Avenue, Vineland (856) 692-8650 Monday through Friday 7 am – 5 pm Saturday 7 am – 12 pm

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3 LaSalle St. (corner of LaSalle & Karen St.) Vineland, NJ 08360 856-794-3000 www.lamale.net

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aielli's Garage was established in 1974. Celebrating 41 years in business, owners, Bruce and Mary Ann, know that providing quality service is the key to success. Establishing a relationship with the customers, getting to know their needs, driving habits, lifestyles help contribute to providing that service. Pride is taken in the fact that the customer list includes many multi-generational families. When your name is on the building, you go the extra mile to ensure that it is synonymous with honesty and integrity. Services include: All major and minor automotive diagnostics / repairs for domestic and most foreign cars and light trucks. Utilization of the continuously updated ALLDATA diagnostic system to keep abreast of technology. Air conditioning - service and repair. Tires - sales and installation. Hitching system and towing accessories - sales and installation.

5373 Chestnut Ave. (corner of Union Rd.) Vineland, NJ 08360 (856) 691-8038

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Larry Leonelli.

arry Leonelli has seen it all in his 40 years in the retail clothing business. Starting as a stock boy at Stan-Lee’s Men’s Shop on Landis Avenue in 1974, he has worked his way up through the ranks of sales and management positions at numerous area menswear shops through the years. But this is a special year for Leonelli because it marks the 30th anniversary of ownership and his retur n to Landis Avenue with the opening of his new store at his new location 1164 East Landis Avenue in his hometown of Vineland. For over two decades, Larry has expanded L.A. Male’s clothing line beyond his specialty of traditional and formal men’s wear to include high fashion and casual clothing, restaurant uniforms for men and women, Speedo swim gear for boys and girls and with his new larger store will include an expanded range of sizes for the big and tall guys as well as infant and toddler and boys clothing. The new L.A. Male will be able to take of you from christening to communion to confirmation to prom to graduation to wedding and beyond. Larry looks forward to helping you look your very best for years to come.

From left: Samuel Wallace, Danny Arce, Branko Najdanovic, Angela Riley, Emeroy Burgess,  Alison Trovarelli, Denise Gonzalez, Ann Bauman.

ir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services of Vineland has been open for 35 years. The franchise was sold last May. Alison Trovarelli, the previous store manager, has taken over everyday operations. Alison is extremely excited about all the changes that have taken place over the last several months. According to Alison, they have decided to keep all of the existing employees; this will ensure that the same quality and attention to detail wil l continue. Our mission is to help our customers grow their business by providing them with effective solutions for all of their printing and marketing needs. We value our customers’ trust, always treat them with respect, continue to serve them with exceptional customer service, and deliver the highest quality products on time…every time. We take pride in our reputation of being trustworthy and following through with our customers’ projects. Our team is made up of a group of individuals who know what our customers’ needs are, and know how to achieve the finished product that is expected. We plan on “riding the wave of change” and embracing the future with new technology. 22 W. Landis Ave. Unit Q Vineland, NJ 08360 856-691-0741 www.sirspeedy.com/vineland

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rinj Hair Studio, owned and operated by Amanda Morgan, is proudly celebrating its eighth anniversary this August. They would like to thank all their loyal clients for the continued support. Frinj is a full-service salon that employs four full-time stylists, each having 15-25 years experience in the business. They specialize in custom coloring, cutting and styling techniques and smoothing and shine treatments for all hair types. They also offer manicures, pedicures, opi gel manicures, waxing and full bridal services. They carry a full line of Unite Paraben-Free Products, Sebastian Professional and Kenra Hair Care. They are a certified Brazilian blowout salon offering their smoothing/ straightening system as well as their split end repair treatment. While keeping their clients fashion-focused and introducing new styles and trends, they also want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable in the salon. We recently renovated and will be announcing an open house shortly.

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2630 E. Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361

856-696-3900 Tues. & Thurs. 10-8 Wed. 10-4 • Fri. 10-5

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Left to Right: Justin Nappa, Joel Rivera, Michele Miletta, Jose Ortiz 

utoSourze continues to change the way America buys pre-owned automobiles. They stay miles ahead of their competitors by offering Free Warranties on most vehicles along with the best selection and value. Using the facts, most of their inventory is priced thousands below Kelley Blue Book. AutoSourze offer's their customers Guaranteed Credit Approval, or they pay you $5,000.00. That's a Win-Win every time! Chuck and Millie Simpson started the business in 2011. Millie spends most of her time at their second location in Winter Park, Florida, with Alex Avila, Pierre Rosa and Dennis Ramos, while Chuck travels back and forth every couple of weeks between the two stores. They continue to expand their concept and business model by offering AutoSourze franchises nationally.

1969 S. Delsea Drive Vineland, NJ (856) 205-1088

wner Joe Moro opened the butcher shop in 2000. Joe and his dedicated staff work extra hard keeping up with demand for his highquality meats. They make their own sausage with a large variety of flavors to choose from. Joe and his friendly staff also know how to treat their customers, offering them a top–of-the-line selection of beef, pork, homemade sausages and fresh-cut bacon and so much more in their full-service butcher shop. He also runs a clean shop and he gives his staff members a lot of credit. “I work with some terrific people every day, we all work hard together. I am very grateful for my staff. “I have a passion for what I do and I love talking with the customers. I have been fortunate enough to watch families grow up at the store, and then their children come in to shop—it all comes full circle,” Joe remarks. Joe’s Butcher Shop does many fundraisers throughout the year to help the needy in our community. “We are not just your favorite local hometown Butcher Shop, we carry a full line of produce and groceries,” he says. Now open Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joe would like to thank all of his loyal customers and dedicated team, for their continued support in making Joe’s Butcher Shop a success! “There’s Only One Joe’s Butcher Shop—Often imitated, Never Duplicated” 

Back row, from left: Mark, Leo, Fuzz, Joe Maro (owner), Jim, Martin, George. Front row: Mike and Laurie.

 Joe’s Butcher Shop  WE ARE THE SOURCE

711 Gershel Road, Norma On Landis Ave. (Rt. 56) • Corner of Gershel Rd. (2 Minutes from Vineland Just off Rt. 55) (856) 690-5637

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From left: Anita Calabrese, Amy Barbera (owner, chocolatier), Jessica Moratelli, Maria Krolikowski.


arbera's Chocolate On Occasion is a hometown, handmade chocolate shop, owned and operated by Amy Barbera, Chocolatier. We are happily celebrating our tenth year in business. We are also opening a satellite shop in Avalon in April. Barbera's opened in 2004, specializing in over 75 varieties of handmade chocolates. Since then, we have continued to create decadent specialties, boasting over 150 varieties made right in our kitchen. We now offer handmade fudge and truffles to go along with traditional shop favorites, such as sea salt caramels, nonpareils and nut clusters. Gift baskets, chocolate trays and party favors are just a few of the additional services we provide. Our friendly staff is always pleased to assist you. Our customers have become family over the past 10 years. We appreciate them and their dedication to "shop local".

782 S. Brewster Rd. Vineland, NJ 08361 856-690-9998 Tues.–Fri. 10–5:30 • Sat. 10–2

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ayne Mesiano, Licensed Acupuncturist, is celebrating 15 years of private practice in Holistic Health and Integrative Medicine. With a license in New Jersey in 2000 his services in Chinese Medicine have included: Acupuncture, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupressure/Zero Balancing, Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, Stress Management, Breathing Exercises and Mindfulness Meditation. This year also marks 15 years in studying and practicing Aromatherapy with Young Living Essential Oils high quality Pure Medicinal Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Wayne considers this his “medicine cabinet” for home and personal life, as well as clinical practice, and educates patients on how to use essential oils safely and properly for Self-Care. Also 2015 marks 25 years Wayne has been practicing and teaching Chi Gong and Tai Chi and has regularly scheduled weekly classes running all year round. To express client appreciation Wayne is offering a one time $15.00 off next office visit for regular patients; and a $30.00 off for a new patient consultation. Both expire on December 31, 2015. Listen to Wayne live on Monday, March 16th at 8-9 PM on WVLT 92.1 talking about how to cope with Stress & Anxiety. Wayne Mesiano, MS, L.Ac. 1317 S. Main Rd. Suite #2B, Vineland, NJ 08360 856-690-8999 • [email protected]

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arlosNegronestablished Carlos’ AutoRepairin 2000 afterworkingat various dealerships for 28 years. The Vineland native’s wife, Belen, handles the office administration duties at the family-owned and operated auto repair facility. MechanicFrank Oliverihas workedtherefor eight years.Both Negron andOliveri are ASE certified and Negron is also certified as a master technician. “We do it all when it comes to auto repair,” says Negron. Services include computer diagnostics, brakes, tune-ups, major engine and transmission repairs, factory recommended maintenance, tire sales and alignments. Carlos’ Auto Repair is a NJ private inspection facility, giving customers the convenience of avoiding the Millville inspection station and sitting in line for 45 minutes. “They can call, make an appointment, and be in and out in 10 minutes.”

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Pictured (L to R) are Mr. Joe Navarro, Master Chuck Vertolli, Mr. Mike Lapsley, Mr. Sam Llabres

i’s Karate of Vineland offers instruction and training in Tang Soo Do and practical self-defense. Headed by owner and chief instructor Master Chuck Vertolli (6th Dan Black Belt) the Yi’s Karate of Vineland staff of expert instructors and managers have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Tang Soo Do and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors. Instructor Mike Lapsley is a 3rd Dan Black Belt. Instructor Joe Navarro is a 2nd Dan Black Belt. Instructor Sam Llabres is also a 2nd Dan Black Belt.  Yi's Karate of Vineland is co-hosting the 1st International Martial Arts Association Pan-American Championships on June 27, 2015. Beginners’ Session: 3 Weeks for $39, March 24–April 9, 2015.  As seen on TV——Train Where the Champions Train! Lincoln Plaza 3722 E. Landis Ave., Ste. G Vineland, NJ 08361 856-405-0008 www.vinelandmartialarts.com

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hen it comes to optimizing health and wellness, it’s really impor tant to look at what’s going on in the big picture of your life.” As a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach and Thai Massage Practitioner, Kathy Dickson; owner of Vital Body Wellness in Vineland, helps you do just that! She provides the guidance, education and support you need to make food and lifestyle changes to better navigate your busy life and make the best choices for healthy living. Vital Body Wellness was founded as a result of Kathy’s own journey to vibrant health through nutrition and natural solutions and a passion for helping others. Her holistic, individualized approach helps her clients who seek more energy, elevated mood, reduced risk of disease, weight loss, life balance and a greater sense of well-being. Kathy works with individuals and groups at her inviting and comfortable office, remote locations and also Skypes with long-distance clients. Additionally, she presents, interactive, fun workshops on a variety of informative wellness topics.

Kathy Dickson, C.H.C. Vital Body Wellness 609.420.4442 [email protected] www.vitalbodywellness.com

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osephine Stringari, who co-owns Rienzi with her daughter Leslie StringariFerrari, is now pleased to announce the completion of their recent expansion project, which doubles the showroom. Rienzi is a full-service bridal salon, dealing in gowns for brides, destination gowns, mothers of the bride and groom, proms, Sweet 15 and 16 celebrations, bridesmaids, flower girls, communions, ball gowns, and semi dresses. Alterations are done on-site by their seamstress. They also have a boutique-type line of accessories. Rienzi’s line of wedding gowns now includes more modern informals, and more traditional bridals. Bridesmaid’s gowns in more than 60 colors are available. They continue to emphasize customized service done with the knowledge and experience of over 45 years pleasing brides and keeping customers happy.

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745 E Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360 856-692-4060 www.rienzibridalsalon.com

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arol A. Deola, a retired teacher of 33 years, originally began All Kids First Preschool in September of 1999, as an Abbott school center, servicing children ages 3–5. Many parents began to voice their need for infant care so in 2007 Carol decided to expand and open infant rooms providing care for babies until they were ready for preschool. Within the next two years these infant rooms were filled to capacity. So a new facility for private childcare was purchased to accommodate the need for more children and space. All Kids First II is a childcare center for infants, toddlers, pre school children who reside in or out of the Vineland District. All Kids First II is open all year from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is located at 1321 Stewart Street in Vineland, NJ, which is off Magnolia Road. All Kids First II center has achieved Nati onal Accreditation through the nation’s leading organization for early childhood educators. All Kids First II provides a program that is developmentally appropriate and gives attention to the needs and development of these very young children. Children are grouped according to their age with the very special care that is required for your child. With trained caregivers and an environment that is safe and provides educational activities, your child’s physical, emotional, and social skills will be addressed. All Kids First II... a place to learn, a place to grow and belong, a place to love with caregivers and professionals who provide the very best care and attention for your child. Carol Deola

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Private Infant, Toddler, and Preschool In or Out of Vineland District 1321 Stewart St., Vineland, NJ (off Magnolia Rd.) 856.563.1233

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arol Frey opened Hair with Flair nine years ago. Her main goal was—and still is—to offer excellent hair care at family-friendly prices. Hair with Flair is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. From dimensional color to precision haircuts, their staff always strives for perfection. Frey and her hair stylists are b elievers in giving back to the community by doing ongoing fundraisers throughout the year to help cancer patients, victims of fire or collecting Toys for Tots and many initiatives.  You will always be greeted with a warm friendly smile and a relaxing atmosphere. Stop in and make an appointment with any of the girls.

20 W. Park Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360 (856) 205-9100 Mon. Wed., Fri. 9–6 Tues., Thurs. 9–8 • Sat. 8–2

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en years ago, Cindy (Woods) Marks saw an opportunity. The lifelong Cumberland County resident had become aware of a glaring absence of fireplace retailers in the area she called home. Cindy approached her husband, Bob, who had over 25 years experience building mantels for other fireplace stores, about opening up their own business. Bob jumped at the opportunity to start his own business with his wife. Together, they opened American Fireplace. The business specializes in gas fireplace and wood stove service and installation. For fireplaces, they offer both pre-designed and custom models. They also install chimneys and recently became certified for chimney sweeps, something that requires a national recognition by the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America). They can meet all of your fireplace and wood stove needs.

American Fireplace Hearth Shop & Chimney Sweep 3370 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 856-825-6008

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