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ith the economy still weakened, many people and families are struggling to make ends meet. It’s a new world out there. In a recent CNN commentary, Jack Cafferty Cafferty declared: “This is not your father’s country anymore. anymore. And we had better all start getting used to it.” Sorry Jack, but it has never been “your father’s country” for many. My father, for example,lived exam ple,lived thro through ugh The Grea Greatt Depr Depressio ession. n. And father’s country? What about our mothers’ country? It has not been their “country” for quite some time, either. Long  gone are the days of the one-breadwinner one-breadwinner family,, and moms being able to focus on the family kids, the most important job ever. When I was preparing to go on a hiatus from this job two summers ago, leaving  work and the second paycheck behind, a friend of mine (a teacher who had lost her position due to state budget cuts) looked at me like I had just lost my mind. My husband was similarly astonished. Maybe it helped that I had been in that situation before, and not so long before. With our family living on one income for six of the last 11 years, I know how to scale back. More importantly, I know that the lifestyle change is always worth it. The other thing that factors into my resilience,, I think, is the fact that I was resilience raised on a family farm. In other words, we were poor. Sorry, Mom and Dad, but it’s not something you can hide, even from a kid. Growing up, we had lots of things—love, good times together, all the fruits and vegetables we could ever eat (and more, really)—but money was not one of them. No piano or dance lessons for us, no summer camps, no weeks at the shore.  Yep,  Y ep, we’ve we’ve had a long run of prosperity in this country, country, and there’s a generation or two coming up who have never experienced anything but good economi economicc times. For them—and anyone willing to listen— I have some ideas that may help. I’ve done  just about all of thes e, and happily, they continue to be part of my lifestyle, even now that I’m back to contributing to the family’s income. Choose as many of these as you can, and you’ll be surprised at how much money you save. It’s all about adjusting priorities and simplifying.

delivering food to a family in need, he spotted a big-screen TV in their living room. Look around your your house and garage to see what might be worth selling, either on eBay or by putting an ad in the paper or by having  a yard sale. • Map out a family budget. It will show you where the money is being spent and give you ideas about where to trim. • Eat out as a treat rather than on a routine basis. Pack a lunch most days. • Clip coupons. Write a shopping list before going to the supermark supermarket et and check the circular for discounted items for which you also have coupons coupons.. Those extreme couponers have the right idea, but you don’t have to go overboard to save $50 to $75 a week. • Don’t let the water run longer than needed, in sink, shower, shower, dishwasher or clothes washer. Whenever possible, hang  clothes out instead of using the dryer. • Carpool whenever possible. Not just to and from work, but team up with other parents for transporting kids to activities out of town. • Think about the vehicle you’re driving  and consider trading in for a more fuelefficient one. • Have a yard sale. Getting a few dollars for something you would only be storing is very empowering. empowering. It’s the ultimate in recycling, a win-win, finding someone who can use what you no longer have a need for, and having some extra money in your pocket. • Buy local products, especially fruits and vegetables. Living where we do, there’s no excuse not to, and you’ll be surprised how far $20 goes at the local farm market. If  you have the time, store some up for winter winter,, by either canning or freezing. • Birth control—the more kids, the less you can afford to give each one of them. Think beyond diapers—to cell phones and college tuitions. • Nix the family vacation for a year, do day trips, explore closer to home. Try staycations, where you pretend your home is a hotel and visit your town hall, etc. • Whenever the market is low, it’s the perfect time to buy stocks. For people who have recently “lost” money in the market, this is a tough thing to do, but the benefits will be very rewardin rewarding g when the market starts to climb again. Maybe you have additional ideas for

Award-Winning Storyteller Vinelander Vincent Scarpa wins an award for his short story. RYAN DINGER

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Prizeweek Puzzle News in Brief

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In Our Schools

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A Big Day Fall Planting Day and Wedding Weekend—both in Downtown Vineland on Saturday. TODD NOON

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Robinson’s Farm The Fairton farm housed German POWs while they weren’t working at P.J. Ritter Company. VINCE FARINACCIO

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Little Folks, Big Impact Two youngsters make a difference by helping good causes.

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DINING: Future Foods A glimpse at what Vineland’s culinary landscape may look like in 2050. FRANK GABRIEL

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Entertainment

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I Faces in the News Local Nurses Complete Advanced Coursework New Jersey’s staggering 10.5 percent vacancy rate for nurse faculty does not bode well for the health and health care of Garden State residents. Not having enough faculty to teach future nursing students could result in fewer nurses to care for aging and at-risk populations. This, in turn, could lead to poor health outcomes and higher health care costs for New Jersey. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), which is working hard to change that dire scenario, recently announced the graduation of 20 RWJF New Jersey Nursing Scholars with advanced degrees that prepare them to serve as nurse faculty. Two are from Cumberland County: Marlin Gross, BSN, RN, MSN, of Bridgeton and Stephanie Henson, BSN, RN, MSN, of Vineland earned their master of science in nursing (MSN) degrees at Richard Stockton College. Additionally, scholar Nancy Mills, BSN, RN, MSN, of Pittsgrove in neighboring Salem County earned her MSN degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. “I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue graduate school as a New Jersey Nursing Scholar,” said Gross, who now teaches at Cumberland County College. “The scholarship had a positive impact on my educational and personal development. The experience has empowered me to pursue my doctorate and to continue contributing to the nursing profession.” “I definitely plan on pursuing teaching,” said Henson. “Before I became a New Jersey Nursing Scholar, I didn’t think I would have taught. But the scholarship gave me the opportunity to get the education and confidence to be able to teach.” “Completing my master’s degree felt like an enormous accomplishment,” said Mills. “Now that I’ve established my clinical practice as a nurse practitioner, I’m starting to pursue teaching opportunities, because my dream is to balance my time between teaching and clinical practice. In encounters with patients, physicians, midwives, and other nurse practitioners, I see an emerging level of respect for the profession that I find very encouraging as a future nurse educator.” NJNI, a project of RWJF and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation, provides generous benefits and support to help RWJF New Jersey Nursing Scholars complete their advanced degree studies. Upon graduation, scholars may receive financial incentives if they become faculty members at schools of nursing in the state.

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GOING OUT OF BUSINESS Dear Friend and Customer, For 110 years, Brody’s Furniture has proudly served the Delaware Valley by providing top quality, high end home furnishings to our beloved clients. Due to a recent family tragedy, we have decided it is best to GO OUT OF BUSINESS and close our doors forever. The heart breaking decision has been made, and now the thankless task has begun. We are LIQUIDATING our ENTIRE INVENTORY in a matter of weeks! EVERY PIECE of FINE FURNITURE has been MARKED DOWN for FINAL SALE!

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VOTE FOR STEPHEN PLEVINS  Independent Candidate running for Vineland City Council. Stephen Plevins was born and raised in Vineland and has called it his home for nearly 50 years. A  graduate of Vineland High School, he has made it his life’s work to improve the community he grew up in. In 1971, he graduated from the University of Maryland with his Bachelor’s degree in Community Public Relations and Government.He has done graduate coursework  at both the University of Maryland and the University of Northern Colorado. That’s why he’s your best choice for City Council.

See What Plevins Has Done For Vineland Already:

• Founder of Broaden Your Horizons, an after schoolprogram whichhas since become the  Vineland Boys and Girls Club • Memberof theVineland Planning Board • Pastmember of theVineland Sewage Authority

• Co-Founder of Project Thanksgiving, a program that provides Thanksgiving meals to over 750 area families in conjunction with the Salvation Army

Past Honors:

• Recipient of the Jayces State of New Jersey #1 Volunteer Citizen Award • Recipient of theVineland Chamber of Commerce “Pride in Vineland” award. • Recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award • Recipient of the National Assault Prevention Award

• Presented a Citation from the United States Congress by House Representative Frank LoBiondo • 2005 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Best  Volunteer Group in New Jersey • Honored in the past by five separate New Jersey Governors

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I News in Brief  Topsoil, Hydro-Seeding of Silver Run Road Set for This Week Department of Public Works reports that weather permitting, beginning  Monday September 24, South State Inc. will begin topsoiling and hydro-seeding  along Silver Run Rd. (CR 627). The road will remain open and flagging  of traffic will occur from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. until the end of  the day along Silver Run Road (CR 627). However, during the hours of 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Silver Run Road (CR 627) will be closed and traffic will be detoured. South bound traffic will be detoured west onto Dividing Creek Rd (CR 555) to Buckshutem Road (CR 670), and then turned south bound on Buckshutem Road (CR 670) to Silver Run (CR 627). Northbound Silver Run (CR 627) traffic will be detoured north onto Buckshutem Road (CR 670) to Dividing Creek Rd (CR  555) and then turned east onto Dividing  Creek Rd (CR 555) to Silver Run (CR 627) north. Emergency vehicles and school buses will have access at all times. Emergency vehicles and school busses should use caution as this will be an active work zone. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the week, but may carry over into next week.

VMEU Public Forum Set for October 3 There will be a Vineland Municipal Utilities Public Forum on Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 7 p.m. the public forum will take place at Vineland City Hall, 640 E. Wood Street, in Council Chambers on the second floor. This public forum has been scheduled to update utility customers on the progress and future goals of Vineland Municipal Utilities. Present will be Joseph A. Isabella Director of Vineland Municipal Utilities, Robert Napier – Assistant Superintendent of Distribution, Michael Lawler Superintendent of Water Utility, and Lisa Lucena – Senior Public Information Assistant.

DYFS Blanket Program Now that we are into the fall season some of us start to prepare for our additional gift giving, FiberArts Café (FAC) is continuing efforts working on the DYFS Blanket Program. There has been a great start already, reports Carol V. Moore, owner of FiberArts. “Buzy has delivered many 12x12-inch squares to Emma in Millville who works hard putting the squares together for 4x6foot finish blankets,” Moore says. “There are two sisters who also live in Millville who make complete blankets and have delivered over 15 beautiful blankets to

date. The Downe Yarners & Sewers not only make complete blankets, they also sew large cloth pull-string bags for the blankets to be given away in. Warren A. Robinson has given much of the acrylic yarns needed to make the squares and blankets in his wife’s name; Jennie Robinson. And a wonderful woman: The Crocheting Lady, Gail Ugro from Mahtomedi MN (a friend from crochet conference) sends twice a year a box of 50 12x12-inch acrylic squares in great colors. It is wonderful to be a part of such a giving community.” If you would like to join in with this great work, feel free to stop in any time to drop off squares, pick up yarn to do squares or sew squares together. All help is appreciated and welcomed. FiberArts Café is located on E. Commerce Street in Bridgeton. Phone is 856-451-3143.

Aviation Model-Building Classes Still Available There is still time to register your child in the aviation modeling classes that take place on Saturdays through December at Millville Airport. The classes are sponsored by the Millville Army Air Field Museum and are held in the Wyble Library Building next to the Museum on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of the 12-week program is $125. A maximum of 12 students are allowed and there are still several openings. Parents may sign up their children by calling the Museum at 856327-2347. The program, entitled Introduction to Aviation — Aviation through Model Aeronautics, is offered by the Millville Army Air Field Museum’s Aerospace Resource Center. Students ages 10 years and up learn the basic concepts of flight by building balsa gliders, then a rubber-band model series (an introduction to power flight), and, in the final stage, building and flying enginepowered models. At the completion of the course, each student learns how to fly control-line models, also called “U-control models.” At this point, the students are officially members of the Academy of  Model Aeronautics (AMA). This national organization provides guidance for all model aircraft activities. The AMA is part of the National Aeronautics Association (NAA), in which America is recognized worldwide for its contributions to aviation including technology and flight records. The program was developed and is taught by Howard Bueschel, long-time aerospace educator for the State of New Jersey as well as for Mercer County College and Edison State College in Trenton, NJ. He is assisted by Roy Wilson of Mays Landing, NJ, who also has extensive aeronautical experience and brings a wealth of information about airplane modeling. Edward Carlaw completes the trio of instructors for this

comprehensive course. In the fall of 2010, a flying-circle model flying field was created at the Rob Shannon recreation complex on Cedar Street, adjacent to Millville Airport. This new flying circle is a valuable asset to the entire Introduction to Aviation program and a home base for the Cumberland Control Liners model airplane club to fly their aircraft. “This is an exciting way for kids to learn about flight,” continues Bueschel. “When they complete the course they have a clear understanding of aviation, enough so that they can feel confident in pursuing their interest in an aviation career. In addition, they have had a great history lesson, learning about the Millville Army Air Field, which was America’s First Defense Airport during WWII, and the P47 Thunderbolt fighter plane that pilots trained in here at the base.” For more information, call the Millville Army Air Field Museum at 856-327-2347.

Millville Airport Future Aviators: Graduates of the fifth class of the Millville Army Air Field Museum’s 12-week course entitled “Introduction to Aviation — Aviation Through Model Aeronautics” display the “control-line” model airplanes they built and flew at Millville Airport. Students pictured from left to right with their “Baby Clown” control-line models are: Sammy Trimmer, Michael Mancus, Danny Kuhar, Marley Mayfield, Luke Henry, Courtland Karpolorich, Joshua Turgeon, Anuj Patel, Sahil Patel, and Zachary Turgeon. Absent is Nicholas Isabella. In the back row are instructors (left to right): Roy Wilson, Ed Carlaw, Dr. Basil Ingemi and Howard Bueschel.

Book Bag Campaign a Success In August, Big Brothers Big Sisters of  Cumberland & Salem Counties launched their annual Book Bag Campaign in preparation for the 2012-2013 school year. Because of the generosity of the local community, this campaign was highly successful with over 700 book bags and supplies collected. A major focus of the campaign was to collect enough supplies to help schools provide students with the necessary educational tools throughout the school year. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties is especially grateful to the following donors: Dempsey & Weiss of  Elmer, Farmer’s Mutual Insurance, Magnolia Hill Studios, Sweet Pea’s Children’s Shoppe, United Way of Salem County, Cumberland Green Apartments,

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Community Health Care, Better Education for Kids, and numerous individual donors. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties hosted a summer picnic where many of the “littles” and their siblings received book bags and school supplies. The organization also partners with 22 different schools within Cumberland and Salem Counties to provide needed supplies. Over 300 local children were mentored in one-to-one, long-term, life changing  relationships through the Big Brothers Big  Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties program in 2011. But many children are still waiting to meet their Big Brother or

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Big Sister. Not everyone has the desire to be a mentor but everyone can help make a difference as a volunteer or donor. For more information, visit www.bbbs.org/CumberlandSalemNJ or call the office at 856-692-0916.

Gewirtz Named New Jersey Top Doctor Jonathan Gewirtz, MD, FACOG, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vineland Gynecology Associates was named one of  the top doctors in New Jersey by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and featured in the  Newark Star Ledger ’s Best Doctors list. Dr. Gewirtz is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and

Gynecologists and the New Jersey Medical Society and focuses on BioIdentical Hormone Replacement therapies and Integrative Medicine (Alternative Medicine) and in-office ablation. Dr. Gewirtz is also the South Jersey coordinator of LUNAFEST, a film festival featuring  works for and about women. Proceeds from the festival are donated to the state’s Breast Cancer Fund. “I am honored to receive the ‘Top Doctor’ award, which acknowledges my care and commitment to my patients,” said Dr. Gewirtz. “I thank my fellow colleagues for recognizing not just my efforts, but those of my partners and staff as well.”

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I Faces in the News Tre Bellezze Celebrates Grand Opening

On Wednesday, September 12, Sophia Sutton and Joanne Wendling (holding the scissors) were joined by Vineland Mayor Robert Romano, Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Hunter, and various other chamber members, friends and customers at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the official opening of Tre Bellezze, a new restaurant and bar located at 363 Wheat Road in Vineland.

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Woman’s Club of Vineland Welcomes DeBartolomeis The Woman's Club of Vineland, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, held their September evening business meeting on Monday, September 10. The speaker was Adriana DeBartolomeis, who was the student sponsored by the Woman's Club of Vineland to attend Girls Career Institute at Douglas College this past summer. She spoke very positively on her experience there. She felt it gave her a feeling of what college would be like and built her self-confidence. Because of one of the dynamic speakers she heard, Adriana has decided that she would like to go into counseling for teenage girls. From left: Shirley Burke, program chair, Adriana DeBartolomeis and Alma Sessa, education chairperson.

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I Faces in the News RYLA Students at Rotary Luncheon Students from Vineland High School, Sacred Heart High School and Millville High School attended a luncheon for the Vineland Rotary Club on Tuesday, September 18. The students presented a program about their experiences at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference (RYLA). The Vineland Rotary Club sponsored 19 area students to attend the conference held at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey this past June 24th through June 28th. RYLA is a training program for leaders and potential leaders where students come together with other talented young people from Rotary District 7640, Southern New Jersey Region. The program is designed for juniors entering their senior year of high school. This year, 145 students from all over southern New Jersey participated. The sponsoring Rotary clubs organized the event with programs emphasizing leadership skills, personal development, and citizenship. Students explored career paths or learn more about their chosen field through discussions with successful community leaders. Attending from Vineland High School were Sanad Ashraf, William Butler, Abigail Dooley, Patricia Matias, Lourdes Monje, Salena Muzzarelli, Rachel Bernhardt, Brianna Ciancaglini, Tyler Steinbronn, Antoniette Isekenegbe, Darren Tomasso, Emma Holmes; from Sacred Heart High School, Ayla Gentiletti, Mia Klekos, Monica Canglin, Colette Orlandini; from Buena High School, Casey Sturts; from Millville High School, William Galarza, and from Edina High School, Edina, Minnesota, J.D. Loyle. Rotary’s main objective is service—in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. You'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. To learn more about Vineland Rotary Club, please visit our website at www.vinelandrotary.com. Top photo: Vineland High School students, left to right: Abigail Dooley, Antoniette Isekenegbe, Sanad Ashraf, Salena Muzzarelli, Darren Tomasso, Patricia Matias, Dr. Thomas McCann, principal of Vineland High School South Campus, Emma Holmes, Lourdes Monje, Brianna Ciancaglini, Rachel Bernhardt, William Butler, Tyler Steinbronn, Melanie Druziako, Vineland Rotary Club Adviser.

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The Millville Woman’s Club is excited to start their new year with a fundraiser on Friday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., They will be selling their Bertacchi Meatball sandwiches. The sandwiches are $5 each and can be purchased at the club house, located at 300 E Street. Pictured here is Kathy Sparacio and Pam McNamee, chairpersons for the event. The club will also be having their annual rummage sale on Friday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. They hope to see you there at this opportunity to help support the club and its activities.

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Dr. Mary Gruccio, Superintendent of Schools, was guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Vineland on a recent Tuesday at the Ramada Inn. The group of about 60 local community and business leaders were briefed by Dr. Gruccio about her personal and education background, and first three months as superintendent. She spoke of her strong family ties to Vineland and experience of more than three decades in the school district as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and now superintendent. "I am so proud to be the superintendent of Vineland Public Schools," she said. "Vineland is my home. And I am also a proud graduate of Vineland High School, as are both of my children. My daughter, Lauren, is a teacher in Vineland. Like all of you, we want what is best for our kids." To accomplish that, said Dr. Gruccio, "we all need to work together, so our students can continue to excel in academics, athletics, the arts, and go to some of the best colleges and universities in the country." "We need to help our children grow," she said. "And it's also very important that we teach them about the need to give back to the community." As a former teacher, Dr. Gruccio said she was strongly committed to providing the greatest possible support for the people on the front lines—the classroom teachers. The challenges, she said, were numerous—a focus on test scores that may not accurately assess student performance, continuing reductions in state aid despite more state regulations, and unfunded mandates. "Eventually, these cuts in aid will mean hard work and tough decisions to avoid cuts in programs and staff that will negatively affect our students," she said. She also talked about recent changes in the district—a new computer system (Genesis); new school lunch menus focusing on more fruits and vegetables and whole grains because of new federal regulations intended to battle childhood obesity; and numerous changes in facilities over the summer. Dr. Gruccio also talked about the district's strong connection to Cumberland County College, and how this relationship helps students transition from high school to college-level learning. "I am a graduate of Cumberland County College and I'm committed to strengthening our affiliation in a manner that provides quality educational opportunities for our students, and many others in our county." She also expressed gratitude to the Rotary for its scholarship program that provides financial assistance to VHS graduates. "Working together," she said, "we can help our children grow in a way that will reinforce the fabric of our entire community." In response to a question from the audience, Dr. Gruccio explained that although there are fewer off-site college visits, Vineland High School students are excused whenever they visit a college and VHS continues to entertain representatives from many colleges and universities. The school also hosts a "college night." Another question addressed the possibility of expanded vocational education, and the new superintendent said she was strongly committed to a full-time vocational experience that opened up a greater number and variety of career tracks.

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PSAT testing on October 20  Vineland High School students are urged to sign up now for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) that will be administrated at Vineland High School on Saturday, October 20 , said Henry Weintraub, district testing coordinator. Registration for the PSAT began in the high school guidance offices on September 20. The last day to register is October 17. “There will be no extensions,” said Weintraub. Cost is $15 cash or check. Checks should be made payable to Vineland Public Schools. “The number of test booklets is limited so prompt registration is recommended,” said Weintraub. The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test that provides the opportu-

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Over summer vacation, Our Lady of Mercy Academy introduced the New England Prep online course to a small group of juniors who are anxious to improve their math and English PSAT scores. This online curriculum is designed to be “infused” into the 9th through 11th grade high school math and English curriculum. More than 20 hours of the New England Prep curriculum is devoted to specific problem types, ensuring that all of the students enrolled in the program are thoroughly prepared for all problem types likely to appear on the PSAT, SAT and ACT forms. Each student participated in an online video lesson lasting more than 20 hours, which was devoted to only the hardest problem types. The students claim that the course was more exciting, better than being taught in a regular classroom, and worked well if they had to review the recorded lesson after each session was completed. The following students were chosen by principal, Sister Grace Marie, DM, to focus on these essential curricula: Sedona Hill, Morgan Falasca, Sarah Pustizzi, Tiara Campbell, BethAnn Cottrell, Katie McLaughlin, Taylor Tighe, Felissa Tan, Clair Stimson, Karissa Lim, Casey Harmon and Ashly Kiszelenski. “Hopefully, the end result will improve the scores of these and all students participating in this new program and we will see up to a 300- to 500-point increase in their scores this spring,” said Sister Grace Marie.

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County to implement the Olweus Bullying  Prevention Program. Delsea was one of  three school districts in Goucester County awarded the Olweus grant opportunity, whose purpose is to change the culture and norms of the district by stressing preventative measures to improve peer relations thereby enhancing the school climate. The program was created by Dan Olweus from Norway and has decades of  research and successful implementation. Both the middle school and high school have Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Committees (OBPPC) that will work to implement the program during the 20122013 school-year. The Olweus model requires bi-monthly class meetings in homerooms where students will be discussing issues that are pertinent to them and their relationship in the entire school community. To encourage students to feel comfortable during these discussion sessions, the district is planning a full day of  unity-building events on Friday, September 28 in both the middle and high schools. The intent of this unity day is to set the foundation for what will be a school year in which the entire school comes together to enhance what is already a very positive and warm environment. To kick off the September 28 unity day, school culture motivational speaker Steven Bollar, aka Stand-Tall Steve, will offer programs to both the high school and middle school students as well as elementary students from Franklin Township’s Reutter Elementary School. Stand-Tall Steve will speak to the high school students at 7:45 a.m. in the high school auditorium followed by a program for the middle school and elementary students at 9 a.m. Stand-Tall Steve is known for his quick wit, creative thought, humorous stories and engaging words. His stage presence is commanding while he shares important lessons about education, dedication and life. Currently the principal of the Hartford School in Mount Laurel, he was recognized by South Jersey Magazine as one of the Top 20 Men of the Year. He uses his life experience to instill students with self-esteem and team pride that can translate into academic excellence. Stand-Tall Steven will be focusing on

efforts that are designed to improve peer relations and make the school a safer and more positive place for all students to learn and develop. His message will promote improvements in the classroom’s social climate, and social relationships, while enhancing attitudes toward schoolwork and school. The overall program is designed to be integrated into Delsea’s daily routines and procedures with outcomes leading to long term change. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. Please contact Mr. Nicholson, 856-694-0100, ext. 241 in the middle school and Mrs. Lawyer, ext. 234 in the high school if interested in attending  the Stand-Tall Steve program or with any questions regarding the Olweus Bullying  Prevention Program.

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author of two books of short stories, and I’m a huge fan of both—that’s actually the reason I took the class. She pulled me aside after I submitted my story, and had great things to say about it, which was obviously very humbling coming from someone you admire. “Usually in these workshops,” Scarpa added, “you have to submit three or four drafts before the story is finished. That’s always been the case for me. But [Jessica] gave my first draft back to me with just one edit on it.” Treadway urged Scarpa to send his story into the Norman Mailer Center, and the confidence that her praise instilled in him was all he needed to do it.

Most of Scarpa’s research involved getting some insight into the world of  call-in psychics, a world he was otherwise unfamiliar with, but always interested in. To accomplish this, he spent some time calling  into these hotlines. Now, nearly seven months after he submitted his story for consideration at the recommendation of Treadway, Scarpa will reap the fruits of his labor. There is a star-studded group of  celebrities and literary heavyweights expected to join Scarpa at the ceremony: Alec Baldwin will serve as the master of  ceremonies; Joyce Carol Oates will be honored with a lifetime achievement award; Muhammad Ali will be speaking; and Garrison Keillor and Robert Caro will also be honored. Having achieved so much in such a short span of time, one would assume Scarpa plans to pursue a career as a fulltime writer. He says that’s not the case. “I don’t see that happening,” he said, laughing. “It’s something I would love to do, but I just don’t know how feasible it is.” So what does the future hold then? “I’m going to be applying to grad schools in the winter,” Scarpa said. “I’d like to get my MFA in creative writing. I was a little weary about applying to some of the top programs at first. I thought maybe I was still a little too green. But getting this award kind of gave me the

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A Senior Citizen Information Expo will be held on Friday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will feature information and resource materials provided by the County Office on Aging & Disabled, as well as various other non-profit agencies in the community who offer programs and services to senior citizen and disabled residents. Non-profit organizations wishing to participate or reserve an exhibit table should contact Melissa Clifton at the Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled at 856453-2220 no later than Friday, October 12. The Annual Fall Senior Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature various crafts, holiday decorations, hand-sewn and crocheted items, flower arrangements, jewelry, etc., all handmade by area senior and/or disabled residents. Crafters age 55 and older or disabled may register for a craft table by calling Melissa Clifton at the Cumberland County Office on Aging at 856-453-2220. There is no cost for table space. Space may be limited; so early registration is recommended. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these events. For further information or more details, contact the Office on Aging at 856-453-2220. Additionally, the Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled provides: Outreach & Information Assistance programs, Meals on Wheels & Luncheon Program for Senior Citizens, Office for the Disabled & Personal, Assistance Program, Cumberland Area Transit System (CATS), Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.), Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.), Care Managed Home Care, Services for Hispanic Elders, and Various other Non-Profit Agencies offering Services & Programs for Seniors & Disabled.

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simple shoe box. Livia remembers feeling shocked that people across the ocean would care enough to send her gifts. After going  through the contents of her box, Livia asked a translator how to say “I love you” in English so she could share the phrase with a volunteer, Connie Satterfield, who had traveled from Georgia to Romania for a mission trip. Five years after receiving her shoe box gift, Livia was adopted by Connie Satterfield and her husband. Now Livia’s story has come full-circle as she packs shoe box gifts for other hurting children across the world. Livia speaks at events and churches promoting the project that changed her life as a young girl.  Vineland area kids, families and volunteers host Livia Satterfield as she shares powerful impact stories with the Southern New Jersey community. This year the Southern New Jersey area aims to collect thousands of shoe box gifts. Attendees will learn how they can impact hurting children across the globe with simple shoe box gifts this holiday season.  Vineland will be the first stop for thousands of shoe boxes that local families, churches and groups will fill with toys, school supplies and necessity items. The shoe box gifts are hand-delivered to needy children around the world using whatever means necessary—sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, elephants and dog sleds. It all takes place on Sunday, September 30, at 6 p.m. at South Vineland United Methodist Church, 2724 S Main Road,  Vineland, NJ 08360.

New Pathways to Teaching Cumberland County College offers the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program (NPTNJ) that provides a process for individuals to become licensed teachers without having to complete a traditional training program. NPTNJ is a stateapproved alternate route curriculum that addresses a statewide need for teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Cumberland County College’s Stage II course begins October 10 and continues through May 2013. It provides coursework essential for the development of excellent teachers. Class meets 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays. This course is for students who have completed Stage I with a minimum grade of “B” and have a contract of employment as a full- or part-time provisional teacher for the school year. A long-term substitute assignment may qualify. The position must be in the same discipline as the Certificate of Eligibility that is held. The Stage II course may be taken for non-credit or graduate credit. The cost of  the non-credit course is $2,400; the 11credit program cost is $6,122. Call CCC’s office of the Workforce Education Alliance at 856-691-8600 ext. 345 for program details and to register.

Lead Safety Workshop to Be Held in Millville Health Department will host a “Renovate Right and Be Lead-Safe” workshop at the County Health Dept. located at 309 Buck Street in Millville on Thursday, October 25, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, the “Renovate Right and Be Lead Safe” free workshop will show do-it-yourself renovators the safe way to make common repairs and protect against lead exposure. If your home was built before 1978 and you have broken drywall, sticking doors, or chipping paint, you’ll want to attend this program. Most homes built before 1978 have lead paint and there are a few important things you need to know. Come out and learn how to repair and improve your home the lead safe way. Lead dust from old paint is the most common way children become lead poisoned. Children breathe in lead dust when it gets disturbed by wind, brooms, sanding, and everyday living. Workshop participants will learn howto fix brokendrywall, a sticking door, and chipping paint the lead-safe way. Also, a free bucket of supplies (one per family) will be given to all those who attend. Pre-registration is required. If you need more information or would like to register, call Deb Asselta at 856-675-5270.

 Vineland. This is the program’s third year. Each Saturday night typically includes staff-led activities as well as those chosen by the participants. Examples include swimming, basketball, rock climbing, the “dance dance revolution” and other fitness equipment, dodge ball, and more. Nutritious snacks are also offered. Participants must sign up for the “7GI.” Registration is open now at the YMCA for this unique and positive experience. Interested parents are encouraged to call Cara Messore at the Y for details. She notes, “The kids who come will have a ton of fun!” Messore can be reached at 856691-0030, ext. 307. The Y is located at 1159 East Landis Avenue, in Vineland.

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Historical Society Presents "Here Comes the Bride" The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society will host a "wedding  reception" on Saturday, October 6, between 1 and 4 p.m. at its museum at 108 S. Seventh Street as part of the downtown's wedding  weekend event. The reception will mark the opening of an exhibit of historic wedding gowns, titled “Here Comes the Bride.”

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7th Grade Initiative to Hold Fall Kickoff at YMCA All seventh graders from Vineland and surrounding communities are invited to attend the free 7th Grade Initiative program at the YMCA of Vineland. The fall kickoff is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. These special hours for seventh grade students will continue on Saturday evenings through June. “7GI,” as the program is known, provides a safe place for seventh graders to enjoy their Saturday evenings. It also encourages healthy eating habits, physical exercise, and social interaction. All of this is provided free of charge by the YMCA of 

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Vineland Environmental Commission Photo Contest The Vineland Environmental Commission will be holding its first photo contest. Winners will be displayed at the  Vineland Public Library in March 2013. The theme of the contest is “Vineland Naturally.” The purpose of the contest is to call attention to the natural beauty of   Vineland. All photos must be of nature only (no hand of man, no people photos). All photos submitted must be printed in no larger than 8x10 or 8x12 size, matted, framed and ready to hang with wire. Photos can be B&W or color. Photos must be of real places, i.e., no digital recreations or alterations. Open to all ages. You don’t have to be a Vineland resident. For more information, email David Lowenstern at [email protected]

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Free Studio Tour Saturday, Oct. 6 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Visitors will enjoy a slice of wedding  cake and some sparklinggrapejuice, provided by the VinelandChamber of Commerce. “It’s definitely not a formal affair,” said Patricia A. Martinelli, administrator/curator. “We just thought it would be a fun and interesting way to open the exhibit and participate in the downtown event.” The wedding gowns date from the 1860s through the 1980s, and range in materials from plum velvet to white silk. The exhibit will include wedding-related trivia and memorabilia, such as photographs, cards and nosegays. Theexhibit will be open to the public on Saturdays between 1 and4 p.m. in October. For further information, call 856-691-1111 or e-mail [email protected] Pictured: Rose Siciliano of Landisville is seen here on October 23, 1948, the day she married Frank Martinelli of Minotola at Our Lady of Victories Church in Landisville.

Spend the day discovering South Jersey’s artistic side and explore studios featuring area artists and artisans working in a wide variety of mediums. A unique opportunity to meet directly with artists in an intimate setting.

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 A Big Day  Indeed Fall Planting Day and Wedding Weekend coincide this Saturday to help you plan for your big day.

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veryone knows that flowers and weddings go together, but we at Main Street Vineland like to take this to another level. Why not set the stage for our Wedding Weekend event by beautifying Landis Avenue with flowers? Like last year, people will have a chance, on the same day, to plant flowers downtown for Fall Planting Day and do their wedding shopping  during our Wedding Weekend retail event. So mark your calendar for Saturday, October 6. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., we could use your help at the mini-parks at the Boulevard and Landis Avenue and other downtown focal points to add some fall color. We’ll meet at the miniparks at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Though we’ll have some tools and equipment on hand, you should bring hand tools and comfortable gardener’s gloves, if you want to help and have them. Ivy Acres of Vineland will be donating  the flowers again this year, as they have done for the past several years. To prepare the areas for planting, we’ll be meeting at the mini-parks this coming  Saturday at 9 a.m., rain or shine, for Fall Clean-Up Day. Our Clean-Up and Planting Days have become true community events—bringing  together volunteers from Main Street  Vineland with those from other organizations as well as students from local schools. And everyone is welcome to come back to the Main Street Vineland office for free pizza. Meanwhile, nearly 20 downtown businesses, covering the 500 to 800 blocks of Landis Avenue, will be participating in the ultimate wedding shopping experience with a chance       2 to win some great grand prizes.      1       0       2 Wedding Weekend will take place from 10  ,       6 a.m. to 4 p.m. that same day (October 6). The       2      R businesses will display the merchandise and      E      B services they can offer to the bride- and      M      E      T groom-to-be. You’ll find everything from      P      E       S gowns and formal wear, shoes, and jewelry to

flowers, printing services for invitations, limousine services, banking, bakeries, and restaurants as part of this very special event. Brides and grooms who register at half the participating vendors set up in Landis MarketPlace, at 631 E. Landis Avenue, and half those along Landis Avenue will be eligible for three grand prizes. Prizes include $250 in  jewelry from DeSoto Jewelers and over $700 in gift certificates. Maps to help you locate participating businesses will be available at any of the businesses. Some businesses will be participating from their own locations while others will have booths set up inside Landis MarketPlace, at 631 E. Landis Ave. What a great way to show people that our downtown is a beautiful place to do their shopping! *** We’ll also show you that Vineland is a great place to have a good meal at our A Taste of   Vineland event on Wednesday, October 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Mori’s on Landis, 830 E. Landis Ave. A vast array of signature dishes will be on hand from Vineland’s finest restaurants and eateries—main courses, appetizers and desserts. Enjoy also live music, a fabulous silent auction, beer and wine, champagne, and more. Tickets are $40, with proceeds benefiting downtown revitalization. Call the Main Street Vineland office now to get your ticket. *** I also want to thank all the volunteers and staff who helped out at the BBQ n’ Chili CookOff this past weekend. It’s the hard work and dedication of people like these—in the planning, organization, and running the events— that make these events successful and bring  thousands of people to Landis Avenue. I

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Robinson’s Farm German POWs spent their days working at P.J. Ritter Company’s food production plants and their nights at the Fairton Farm compound.

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he arrival of 75 Germanprisoners at Fairton’s Robinson’s Farm at the peak of World War II marked the start of a brief period in which Cumberland County would be one of  approximately 700 U.S. locations housing  World War II POWs. Supervised by armed guards, the Germans would spend their days working at P.J. Ritter Company’s food production plants and their nights at the tent-city compound in Fairfield Township surrounded by floodlights ready to spotan escape, guard towers with mounted machine guns and fences topped with barbed wire. Like their imprisoned comrades scattered throughout the country, their presence here remained hushed. The group of soldiers at Robinson’s Farm was originally quartered at Fort Dix following their capture by British and American forces in North Africa and their transport to the United States. According to former Ritter Personnel Director Earl L. McCormick’s insightful account of the POWs housed in Cumberland County, the “captives [were] from Hitler’s crack divisions…” The influx of German prisoners into the country would continue until spring 1945 and along with it a multitude of issues like resistance and defiance that began to infest various camps around the United States. Escapes were also a concern,especially since the camps existed on American soil and could threaten the safety of U.S. civilians. A total of 2,222 escapes did occur, including  one from Fort Dix, but the numbers were negligible when you consider there were 371,000 German captives held here. But a more insidious threat within the camps occurred when working prisoners were threatened by fellow soldiers. According to J. Malcom Garcia’s Smithsonian.com article “German POWs on the American Homefront,” pressure was placed on captives by other prisoners to “not work so hard” thereby sabotaging  the production of their workplace. As the article points out, there were those that upheld the belief that “a good German would not help the Americans.” The New York Times elaborated on the results of such thinking when it reported in 1945 that outbreaks of violence in camps throughout the country between September 1943 and April 1944 had resulted

The deaths were the product of “Nazi vengeance courts” and “courts of honor” implemented by zealous prisoners against any German soldier who was not deemed a “pure” Nazi by working efficiently for an American business. The situation in Cumberland County was one of cooperation, but it was not initially immune to the Nazi intolerance that had fueled the violence in other camps. As it turns out, it was the prisoners’ candor that prevented a similar problem from festering in Fairton. Organized into groups of 10 or more, the POWs were supervised by a civilian employee but, according to McCormick, seemed to be directed more by their own officers who had appointed themselves foremen and scurried about advising the soldiers. Various sources report that officers were not required to work by the rules of the Geneva Convention, but could do so if they desired. McCormick points out that his initial meeting with the POWs did not include officers. “I learned later that this was probably planned that way,” he writes. When an attempt was made to “break the ice” with the German officers and disarm the “caste system existing between the officers and soldiers,” McCormick was alarmed to discover that these individuals were unlike their charges. Describing  their responses to his inquiries as “arrogant,” “haughty” and “contemptuous,” he recounts the difficulty of maintaining an air of diplomacy while listening to claims that “none could withstand the full German armed might” and that the Germans’ “secret weapon” would soon end all Allied resistance. It wasn’t long beforethe POWs conveyed a message to McCormick demanding that the company removethe officers if the prisoners were to work at the plant. Looking  into the matter further, the personnel director learned that “the officers were overbearing and warning the men against cooperation with the Americans. They threatened that a record would be kept on the men to be reported back to authorities after the Germans had won the war.” Within days, the officers were on their way back to Fort Dix and a calmer work environment greeted the prisoners at the plant where they continued their labor under the supervision

Little Folks, Big Impact Two youngsters make a difference to feed the hungry, prevent bullying—with some help from caring parents.

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wo youngsters in the Vineland area have used their good fortune to help others less fortunate. One used the opportunity of his seventh birthday party, where he could have received many gifts from classmates and friends, but decided to run a food drive instead. Another child is using  her runs and titles in pageants to shine a light on anti-bullying messages and other causes. The common denominator: Parents who have taught their kids to be compassionate. “Howard Tate is my son. For short, we call him Tate,” explains his mom, Terah. “Tate’s dad [Howard, as well] and I have always tried to help the homeless and hungry and wanted to introduce Tate at an early age to helping those that are less fortunate than him.” This food drive idea, she says, came about from a conversation that she and Tate’s dad had with him almost a year ago. They were talking about the hungry kids in Somalia and explained to him that there are a lot of hungry children in the world, even right here in the United States and New Jersey. “Tate is very sensitive to the needs of  others and he was very concerned with helping those that are hungry,” she says. “He liked that he could send food to the food bank and it would help someone in need. We told him that he could put together his own event to help people. “When we started planning for his birthday party, the idea came up that we could have a really big party at our shop, Howie’s Dugout Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe,” she continues. “So we invited half of his school (he goes to Catholic School, so invitations went out to about 75 kids and teachers) and instead of presents for himself he asked everyone to bring food for the food bank instead.” Tate’s parents went one step f urther and told him he could run his food drive for a week, and to get people to donate, he could offer a free ice cream or water ice to anyone who brought food. So, Tate is running his food drive from Saturday, September 29, until Saturday October 6. Howie’s Dugout Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe is located at 3569 E. Landis Avenue (across from ShopRite at Landis and

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Lincoln avenues). “He wants to be able to bring a truckload of food to feed as many kids as he can!” the proud mom says. *** Another proud mom, Starlyn Gonzalez, has this to say about her wee one: “My daughter Charlie does beauty pageants and she has been using her titles and these opportunities to do good for the community. It is a different side to pageants than you see on Toddlers and Tiaras.” Charlie Audrey has collected donations over $100 worth of school supplies for a foundation called K.I.D.S (Kids in Distressed Situations) as well as an $80 cash donation that they “turn into $800 worth of stuff.” She has been set up to donate the items to the Boys and Girls Club of Vineland, according to Gonzalez. “At 18 months old, she is the youngest benefactor that K.I.D.S has ever had,” says Gonzalez, who obviously has a lot to do with making these donations occur. Just two weekends ago, Charlie was in White Plains, New York, representing   Vineland in an event for anti-bullying. She also performed in a sponsor fashion show for the same cause in front of 10,000 people at the Westchester Mall with guest stars Maddie and Chloe from the hit TV  reality show Dance Moms. “We have also used our Facebook page ‘Charlies Choice’ to do several other fundraisers in the past year for local families, Gonzalez notes. I

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Master Gardeners Shoshana Osofsky, of HeartPath Acupuncture in Bridgeton, will be guest speaker at the Cumberland County Master Gardener's Organization meeting on Tuesday, October 9, at 12:30 p.m. Shoshana will focus her talk on herbs and accupoints for stress reduction. Learn about the herbs that can help us find some inner quiet, both because of their medicinal value and because enjoying a cup of tea can be a comforting ritFrom left: Erety, Christopher, Pat, and Vernon. In front, Katie and Sarah Smith.

and decorated it for the birds until Easter!  Vernon eventually became a co rrections officer but continued to work on the farm to prepare for each Christmas season. In the meantime, Chris took over all of the tree trimming as well as cutting  trees for the customers. He and his wife

Pumpkin & Scarecrow Contest The annual 4-H Pumpkin and Scarecrow Contest co-sponsored by the West Cumberland Ruritan Club will be held October 25 through 29 at the Cumberland Mall. 4-H members may exhibit pumpkins and scarecrows in one of the following categories: Funniest Pumpkin; Scariest Pumpkin; Most Original Pumpkin; Cutest Pumpkin and Most Original Scarecrow. 4-H clubs may create a display using pumpkins and other fall vegetables. Trophies will be awarded to the first prize winners in each category. 4H exhibitors will receive participation ribbons. Winning club exhibit entries will also receive awards. All entries should be brought to the Cumberland Mall on T hursday, October 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information about the Cumberland 4-H Program call 856451-2800 ext. 3 or visit the Cumberland 4-H Program website at www.cumberland4h.org to learn more about 4-H.

Erety are now busy with daughters Sarah and Katie and yet Chris is on the farm every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas taking good care of customers by cutting and cleaning each tree before it goes out to its new home. The varieties grown over the nearly 30 years in business include Frasier Fir, Douglas Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and White Spruce. The supply of trees has been limited for the last several years but they still have trees including White Pines 10 to 20 foot or larger. During the off season, however, the family continues to take care of the mowing, fertilizing, and replanting when conditions are right. Over the years, there have been times when they have gotten help from son, Jeremy, Pat's brother, Bob, nephew Ryan, and some other family members. The Smith's said that the best part about having the farm is meeting nice people and seeing the smile on their faces once they have found their perfect tree.

ual. We will taste the teas that can be used for stress reduction. The herbs and teas will be paired with representative acupuncture points that we can selfmassage to promote relaxation. A donation of $3 for the class. For more information about this program or Master Gardeners, call Viola Carson at 856-451-2800, ext. 4. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Rutgers Cooperative Education Extension Center, 291 Morton Ave., Millville.  Visitors will find everything for inside and outside their home, as thousands of products and services will be available. Consumers will be able to shop for a new home or sunroom, talk to builders and contractors, get tips on home improvement projects and walk through aisles and aisles of products and services. Seminars, exhibits, give-aways, product demonstrations and more will be offered. The Pumpkin Show festival will feature

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show, now in its ninth year, will once again feature a Fall/Winter Home, Garden and Recreational Expo. The Salem County Fairgrounds, located in the rolling farm lands of Woodstown, in Salem County, will host the Home Show October 12-14, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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o you ever stop and think about the future? Not idle, mindless daydreaming, mind you, but serious, cognitive contemplation? Having recently celebrated several notable personal milestones not the least of which was my—gulp!—50th birthday, this sort of pondering has taken on a greater degree of urgency and intensity. The Vineland region often enters into those musings, and I wanted to share with you a few ideas about our mutual hometown’s potential. Thusly, you may call this column “Vineland, 2050.” Don’t laugh, either, I recall an equidistant 1975 nearly as if yesterday. By the time we reach the middle of this century, I see our sleepy little town well into the process of blooming into a burgeoning metropolis. The connecting jewel—or at least, a semi-precious stone—linking Atlantic City, Philadelphia, New York and points to the south. Having always been first and foremost an agricultural hub, food and related enterprises should continue to play a pivotal role in any anticipated development. I begin by projecting the arrival of  interactive, farm-to-table eateries, not unlike the dynamic agriturismos of central Italian regions Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria. These would be bastions of country culture, where visitors could encounter the entire complexity of our multi-season growing cycles and receive an authentic, hands-on feel for farm life. Urban chefs in desperate need of inspiration, would flock here, intent on improving both the quality of their lives and the elevation of their cuisine. Taking advantage of our natural locale midway between the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, I also prognosticate the establishment of major seafood processing  businesses regionally. This would in a way repeat history, as early in the 1900s Delaware Bay fronting  regions of Salem and Cumberland counties were home to a large-scale sturgeon fishery.

The future of farming? Might Vineland become an agri-tourism mecca in a few decades? Could happen, says our columnist.

Sadly, those distinctive, ancient creatures—specifically the short-nose variety— were over utilized nearly to the level of  extinction. As a result, you aren’t likely to find them hereabouts any more. Seafood ventures could also take the form of aquaculture, apropos since one of  the country’s first developmental centers for the incipient industry was at our own Cumberland County College. Nearly a full decade ago I had the pleasure of interviewing a brilliant, whimsical scientist named Dr. Tim Jacobsen there. At that time, he was responsible for initiating a beta site for farm-raised fish at the little-college-that-could off Sherman Avenue. While working under auspices of a New Jersey state grant, he allowed yours truly entry into a sort of personal inner sanctum; where dual massive tanks of  breeding stock tilapia were being housed to spawn and grow. I’ve since lost touch with the talented Doctor J, but it only makes sense that the bounty of our nearby waters should become a prime driving force for local economies. Another original regional core business, poultry, should once again return to prominence, albeit similarly in a modified format. As an aside, for those of you who might be new to the area and wondering, our high school’s mascot—The Fighting Clan, as in poultry clan, not the hooded kind— derives from this practice, popularized by

eastern European immigrants fleeing The Holocaust. We envision a genuine opportunity for a different type of animal husbandry than traditional mass-production poultry facilities, where these birds are cruelly crowded into pens by the tens of thousands. While humane, artisanally raised beef  and pigs have become all the rage with gourmets and chefs, the same concept hasn’t really been applied to chickens/eggs. A couple of years back, when we profiled the beekeeping Stewart family of  Dorothy, they introduced this writer to a delightful array of eggs—light brown, dark brown and even green—capable of being 

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laid by various species of chickens. Yolks were firm, distinctly deep orange with flavor profiles not ever before encountered. Literally like eating eggs for the very first time, a true revelation. And that was only from a tiny pen in their woodsy backyard. We can only imagine the spectacular results if applied in a more commercial setting. Simply put, happy, free ranging  animals produce better food, due to a lack of stress hormones tainting their products. Should any of this sound far-fetched,  just ask yourself if a decade or two ago you ever thought people would be spending millions of dollars to transmit what amounts to tiny Post-It notes over phones? And I’ll see you come 2050. I

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Monthly Countdown to St. Paddy's Day" Celebration” Bennigan’s Franchising Company can’t wait for St. Paddy’s Day 2013, so it is gearing up for the Big Day in a big way.  Vineland Bennigan’s, located at 2196 West Landis Avenue, is kicked it off with a “1/2 Way to St. Paddy's Day” party on September 17, and will continue the countdown on the 17th of each month (October–February) with f eatured specials including $2 Guinness Drafts, $4 Irish Car Bombs, $8 big Irish Burgers, Sheppard’s Pie, Irish Potatoes and Corned Beef and Cabbage. “At Bennigan’s, every day is St. Paddy’s Day and we invite the local community to celebrate with us,” said Ed Roth, Bennigan’s Vineland franchisee. “Our Irish hospitality isn’t just a once a year thing, so ‘getting our green’ on with a celebration of our legendary food and drinks every month is a win-win for our guests and our restaurant teams.” The festivities will include featured green drinks such as the new Irish Flag  shot, Irish Lemonade, Celtic Cooler and Jack Daniel’s Apple Sour, as well as food specials and exclusive discounts. “Bennigan's owns March 17th,” said Roth. “Throughout September our  Vineland Bennigan’s restaurant will be giving out ‘countdown coupons’ worth 25 percent off your entire food purchase on the 17th of each month. We’re going to keep the excitement building through February, then gear up for the Big Day with the biggest party anyone has ever seen.” Bennigan’s has returned to its roots established 36 years ago, “bleeding green” with a determination to provide a legendary experience to every guest, every meal, every day. While closing in on nearly 100 restaurants, the company is progressively building upon the resurgence of the brand with improvements introduced

after Paul Mangiamele took over as chief  executive in May 2011 to bring the iconic American brand back to its former glory. The overhaul includes menu optimization, increased operational standards, server training and local store marketing pushes, as well as a new prototype that debuted a smaller footprint, updated menus and bar offerings, uniforms, logos and signage.

“Foodie Tuesdays” in Hammonton The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host a fun and educational “Foodie Tuesdays” series of programming  in the heart of the Hammonton Arts District, on every third Tuesday of the month through December (October 16, November 20 and December 18). The programs include a seminar and discussion, followed by a light dinner related to the discussion. The seminar and discussions take place at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Avenue, and the dining takes place at Annata’s Wine Bar  just across the street. The seminars and discussions run from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 7:45 to 9 p.m. The programs are as follows: • October 16—“Eating Local: How Being a Locovore Impacts Local Economic Development and Your Health and Pocketbook” • November 20—“Breaking Bread: Breads, History and World Culture” • December 18—Spicing Up Celebrations: The Chemistry and Culture of Flavors” Registration is $35 per person or $30 per person for two or more registered at the same time. Come with a friend and save. Two people may register for the same course for $60. For more information, call the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, 609652-4227. I

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825-8588. Chef/owner Andrea Covino serves up Italian specialties in an atmosphere of fine dining. Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave,

Hammonton, 609-704-9797. Food served tapas style, catering, private parties. Extensive wine list. Live music Thurs. night. Babe's Village Inn, Martinelli Avenue,

Minotola, NJ 856-697-1727. Famous crabs, seafood, Italian cuisine. Eat in or Take out. Bagel University, 1406 S. Main Rd.,

Vineland, 691-0909. Breakfast and lunch spot offering sandwiches named for colleges near and far. Barbera’s Chocolates on Occasion, 782 S.

Brewster Rd., Vineland, 690-9998. Homemade chocolates and candies, custom gift baskets. Bennigan’s Restaurant, 2196 W. Landis Ave.,

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697-5500. Steaks, veal, chicken dishes. Meet friends at bar. Daily lunch and dinner. Big John’s Pizza Queen, 1383 S. Main Rd.,

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and Tuckahoe Rd., Dorothy, 609-476-4739. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizza. Open MonSat. 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Chow’s Garden 1101 N. 2nd St., Millville,

327-3259. Sushi Bar, All-you-can-eat buffet.

Winners Announced for BBQ ‘N Chili Cook-Off, Homemade Wine The 600 block of Landis Avenue in Vineland was filled with enthusiastic people on Saturday, September 22, for the Sixth Annual BBQ ‘n Chili Cook-Off, organized by Main Street Vineland, sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, and supported by Comcast. Many contestants showed off their best barbecued cuisine and chili but, in the end, the following were the winners: People's Choice Awards—BBQ

1st Place: Steve’s BBQ and Fresh Poultry at the Amish Marketplace (winner of $500 and a gas grill courtesy of Lowe’s ) 2nd Place: Ced and Sons (winner of $250, barbecue utensils, and a grill flat iron griddle courtesy of Swanson Hardware) 3rd Place: Fresh Start Soul Grill (winner of $100 and a $25 gift certificate from Swanson Hardware) People's Choice Awards—Chili

1st Place: Darrol Wilson (winner of $500 and a charcoal grill) 2nd Place: Sunnyside Kitchenette at the Amish Marketplace (winner of $250, a grill light, and a $50 gift certificate from Rental Country) 3rd Place: Susquehanna Bank (winner of $100 and a chili pot gift basket) “This event packs the Avenue every year with people having a great time,” said Main Street Vineland Executive Director Todd Noon. “The success of this event speaks for itself and we enjoy seeing the event continue and grow.” A group of at-home winemakers produced their best at Homemade Wine Competition. When the tasting was over, some exuberant winners emerged. The entries were judged by a Cosmopolitan Restaurant Lounge, Bakery,

3513 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, 765-5977. Happy hour everyday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. half-priced appetizers, and reduced drink specials.

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1st place: Benson Binggeli: Chianti 2nd place: Benson Binggeli: Zinfandel 3rd place: Benson Binggeli: Cabernet Sauvignon Sweet Red:

1st place: Benson Binggeli: Grenache 2nd place: Benson Binggeli: White Merlot 3rd place: Wayne Panzino: Red Blend Dry White:

1st place: Joe Pauline: Piesporter 2nd place: Charles Mish: Angel Blanc 3rd place: Charles Mish: Meritage Sweet White:

1st place: Charles Mish: Liebfraumilch 2nd place: Charles Mish: Gewurtztraminer 3rd place: Doug Atkinson: Riesling Other:

1st place: Charles Mish: Peach Apricot Chardonnay 2nd place: Charles Mish: Kiwi Pear Sauvignon Blanc 3rd place: Joe Pauline: Zinfandel Pomegranate “We were very happy again this year with the competition and the response,” said Main Street Vineland Todd Noon. “Contestants and judges alike should be proud of their contribution to making this event a continued success.” For more information on all Main Street Vineland events, call the organization’s office at 856-794-8653, visit their website at www.mainstreetvineland.org, or visit it on Facebook. 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. Double Eagle Saloon, 1477 Panther Rd.,

Vineland, 213-6176. Open for lunch and dinner. Traditional tavern fair.

W. Landis Ave. and Rt. 55, Vineland, 6928600. Stylish atmosphere perfect for an upscale lunch or dinner. Delicious steaks, seafood and sushi. Closed Monday for dinner.

Elmer Diner, 41 Chestnut St., Elmer. 358-

Deeks Deli & Kustard Kitchen, 1370 S. Main

Vineland, 692-2011. Steaks, seafood and pasta dishes at this Italian restaurant.

Rd., Vineland, 691-5438. Call for lunch and dinner specials. Soft ice cream and cakes year-round. Mon.-Sat 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

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Denny’s, 1001 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 696-

1900. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Take-out, too.

3600. Diverse menu of large portions at reasonable prices. Esposito's Maplewood III, 200 N. Delsea Dr.,

Eric’s, 98 S. West Ave., Vineland, 205-9800.

Greek and American cuisine, pizza. Fat Jack's BBQ. Cumberland Mall, next to



Starbucks, 825-0014. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Eat in or take out. Serving ribs, wings, sandwiches, salads and sides.

Moe’s Southwest Grill, 2188 N. 2nd St.,

Five Points Inn, E. Landis Ave. and Tuckahoe

Adjacent to the Landis Theater Performing Arts Center. Includes a “casual, upscale” restaurant with a banquet facility and lounge on site. Lunch and dinner.

Rd., Vineland, 691-6080. Italian cuisine and dinner buffets to savor. Family-owned. Gardella’s Ravioli Co. & Italian Deli,

Millville, 825-3525. Tex-Mex, burritos, catering. Mori’s, E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 690-0300.

527 S. Brewster Rd., 697-3509. Name says it all. Daily specials, catering. Closed Sun.

MVP Bar, 408 Wheat Road, Vineland, 697-

Gina’s Ristorante & Outdoor Grill, Landis &

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High Street

Lincoln aves. in ShopRite Plaza, Vineland. Serving dinner Tues.–Thurs., 4–9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4–10 p.m.; Reservations recommended. 205-0049. Grill open 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Tues.–Sat. Cheesesteaks. Takeout available.

Millville, 293-1200. Year round Fresh seafood daily, slow roasted prime rib specials, delicious summer Salads, everyday lunch & dinner specials, homemade corn beef, kitchen open until 1 a.m., outdoor beer garden.

Golden Palace Diner Restaurant 2623 S

Olympia Restaurant, 739 S. Delsea Dr.,

Delsea Dr, Vineland, 692-5424. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Vineland, 691-6095. Authentic Greek cuisine—lamb dishes and salads.

The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course,

Pegasus, Rts. 40 and 47, Vineland, 694-

4049 Italia Avenue, Vineland, 691-5558. The golfers’ lounge and bar serves lunch and snacks daily from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Greenview Inn is a fine dining restaurant open for dinner Wed.-Sun. at 5 p.m.

0500. Breakfast, lunch, dinner specials; convenient drive-thru, mini-meal specials.

Guiseppe's Italian Market, 528B N. Harding

The Rail, 1252 Harding Hwy., Richland, 697-

Hwy, Buena. 856-213-6391. Hot & Cold Take outs. Crabs Friday & Saturdays. Harry’s Pub at Ramada, W. Landis Ave. and

Rt. 55, Vineland, 696-8600. Lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Happy hour daily 4-6pm with half price appetizers. Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Saturday. High Street Chinese Buffet, High St.,

Millville, 825-2288. All-you-can-eat buffet. Jersey Jerry's. 1362 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland,

362-5978. Serving subs, sandwiches, and take-out platters. Joe's Poultry. 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland,

692-8860. Barbecue and Kosher chickens, homemade sides, catering. Kawa Thai & Sushi, 2196 N. Second St.

(Rt.47), Millville, 825-9939. Thai and Japanese cuisine. BYOB. Larry's II Restaurant, 907 N. Main Rd.,

Vineland, 692-9001. Three meals daily. Sunday breakfast buffet, early-bird dinners. La Locanda Pizzeria & Ristorante, 1406 S.

Main Rd., Vineland, 794-3332. Pasta, veal, chicken. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sun. Luciano’s New Orleans Seafood Kitchen,

Landis Marketplace, 631 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 609-970-7653. Authentic Cajun and Creole. Catering 7 days a week by appointment. Marciano’s Restaurant, 947 N. Delsea Dr.,

Vineland, 563-0030. Italian-American cuisine, seafood and veal. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast buffet. 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

9825. Full bar menu, drink specials.

Peking Gourmet, 907 N. Main Rd., (Larry’s II

Plaza), Vineland, 691-0088. Chinese. Takeout only. All major credit cards accepted. 1440. Bar and restaurant with daily drink specials and lunch specials. Saigon, 2180 N. Second St., Millville, 327-

8878. Authentic Vietnamese—noodle soups, curry, hotpot, Buddhist vegetarian. South Vineland Tavern, 2350 S. Main Rd.,

Vineland, 692-7888. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily. Seafood and prime rib. Speedway Cafe at Ramada, W. Landis Ave.

and Rt. 55, Vineland, 696-8600. Open Daily, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Breakfast served all day. Daily specials Monday thru Friday. Over 30 dinner selections at 2 for $19.99 and also 7 for $7 available 7 days a week starting at 3 pm. Sweet Life Bakery, 601 E. Landis Ave.,

Vineland, 692-5353. Neighborhood bakery. Homemade pastries, cakes, coffee. A Taste of the Islands, 731 Landis Ave.,

Vineland, 691-9555. Prize-winning BBQ Ribs, Jamaican jerk chicken, curry chicken, seafood, rice and beans. Closed Sunday. Ten22 Bar & Grill at Centerton Country Club, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 358-

3325. Lunch and dinner. New tavern menu features soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and entree selections. Sunday Brunch extravaganza. Tre Belleze, 363 E. Wheat Rd., Buena, 697-

8500. Serving lunch and dinner daily with complimentary buffet Thurs., Fri. and Sat. from 3-5 p.m. Serving gluten-free pizza, pasta and beer. Uncle Ricky’s Outdoor Bar, 470 E. Wheat

Rd., Vineland, 691-4454. Ribs, chicken, fish, steaks. Always clams, eat in or take out. Live music Saturday & Sunday night. Dungeness Crab All You Can Eat.

Rd., Vineland, 691-8051. Banquet/ wedding facility and intimate restaurant. Dungeness Crabs Night on Tuesdays in the Bistro. Gourmet Pizza Nite on Wed. Outdoor dining in adjacent Luna’s Outdoor Bar & Grille.

Villa Fazzolari, 821 Harding Hwy., Buena

Millville Queen Diner, 109 E. Broad Street,

Wild Wings, 1843 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland,

Millville. 327-0900. Open 24 hours daily.

691-8899. Dinners, grilled sandwiches, wings.

Milmay Tavern, Tuckahoe and Bear’s Head

Winfield’s. 106 N. High St., Millville, 327-

rds., Milmay, 476-3611. Gourmet lunches and dinners, casual setting.

0909. Continental cuisine and spirits served in a casually upscale setting.

Vista, 697-7107. Dinner combos, grilled meats, fish. Lunch and dinner daily. Wheat Road Cold Cuts, 302 Wheat Rd.,

Vineland, 697-0320. Deli and catering.

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SPORTS HAPPENINGS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Parish of All Saints Heart Healthy Walk And Roll. St. John Bosco, 2 Hillcrest Ave., Millville. 9 a.m. registration. All money collected will benefit religious education programs. Pledge forms are available at the Parish of All Saints Rectory at 621 Dock Street in Millville. Everyone is invited to participate: Young, old, in-between and even pets. All children who bring in $25 and all adults who collect $50 or more will receivea Parish of All Saints T-Shirt, along with a free lunch. For more info., call 825-0021.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 11th Annual Friends Village at Woodstown Golf Outing. Centerton Country Club, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Deadline for registration is September 12. Event features a lunch, dinner and an award ceremony, as well a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Friends Village, a non-profit, retirement community based in Southern New Jersey for 115 years. For more info., call 856-823-0778 or visit www.friendsvillage.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 First Annual Vincent P. Martino Memorial Fund Four-Man Scramble Golf Tournament. Eastlyn Golf Course, 4049 Italia Ave., Vineland. Registration at noon, tee-off at 1 p.m. $80 per golfer. Includes entry into all events, 18-holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, dinner and a chance to win various prizes. $40 for dinner alone. Sponsored by the Friends of Vincent P. Martino Memorial Fund, this tournament will feature a round of golf, a

MOMMY AND ME MUSIC AND EXERCISE CLASSES Attention all parents of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. The Café of Life is offering Mommy and Me Music / Gym Classes. Mommy and Me Music is a pleasant combination of interactive music play with all sorts of instruments along with a fun obstacle course to encourage healthy physical activity in a safe and clean environment. Our Exercise Class is designed for parents to exercise with their children. Parents can perform a variety of exercises including calisthenics, yoga poses and use resistance bands. Your child is free to play and/or join in with the exercises, either way it is a fun and safe activity for both of you to enjoy.

Chris Fitting (top), senior at Cumberland Christian School, looks to advance the ball forward against the Pioneer midfield; Cumberland Christian freshman Chyanne Smith shields a Pilgrim Academy defender.

longest drive contest, a closest to the pin contest, a hole-in-one contest and door prizes. Dinner will feature music, dancing and a chinese auction.To register, call Felicia at 856-205-9407.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Edgar Christian Academy Team Scramble Golf Tournament. Centerton Country Club, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove. Registration at 10:30 a.m., shotgun start at noon. $125 per golfer. Includes green fees, cart, lunch and awards dinner. 856-562-0724.

Age recommendations: • Mommy and Me Music: 6 months to 4 years of age. • Exercise Class: newborns and up. Class schedules: • Mommy and Me Music: Thursdays day mornings, 10:30 to 11:15am (Fall session starts September 20th and ends November 8th, cost is $70 for 8 weeks) • Exercise Class: Monday and Friday mornings 10 to 11am (class is ongoing and is free for all pre-paid music class participants and practice members of the Good Life Family Chiropractic Center) Instructors are Dr. Katie Sarnoff and Brooke Tharp. Both moms, they have been teaching the classes for a combined 5 years.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Man to Man Prostate Cancer Awareness Support Group. SJH Fitness Connection, 1430 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®, a free men’s prostate health event supported by the American Urological Association Foundation and the NFL. Also, resentation by board certified urologist, Dr. Christopher Lee. Free. 1-800828-7866 or www.KnowYourStats.org.

by Sue Bender. Anyone who has read this book is invited to the discussion. For help in obtaining a copy call 794-4244 ext. 4243; be sure to say it’s for the Book Club.

be: Bill and Linda Green of One Way Ministries; Steve Byrne; Jill Ransom and John Panchesine of Jericho Road; Gary Trull and Marilyn Marich of the Heavenbound Singers; Pastor Melanie Jean Garuffi; and Rev. Dr. Fred Goos on the piano. All are invited to this interdenominational event. Coffee, tea, punch and desert follow the service.

SEPTEMBER 26 AND 27 AARP Driver Safety Program. South

Super Saturday Chicken BBQ & Fun Day. Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 19

Monthly Book Club. Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 2 p.m. Book to be discussed is Plain and Simple: A Woman’s Journey to the Amish

Jersey Healthcare Elmer Hospital, 9 a.m.–12 noon. $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Members should bring their AARP membership cards. The course fee is payable by check to AARP. Enrollment is limited and classes fill quickly. To register, call 1-800-770-7547

Malaga Road, Collings Lakes. Noon–7 p.m. Chicken platters, burgers, hot dogs, beverages, face painting, games and activities for all. Free parking and handicapped accessible. Call for tickets 609-561-8313.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Antique, Arts and Cultural Society of South Jersey Meeting. Riverfront

1815 E. Broad St., Millville. 6 p.m. Live music, food, beer, wine soda, and Chinese auction. $25 a person. Nina was in a November 2011 car accident and the mom of two young children is now a paraplegic. Visit Friends and Family of Nina on Facebook to see how you can help.

Renaissance Center for Art, 22 High St., Millville. 7 p.m. The AACSSJ. Has had many activities, such as speakers, trips, and Appraisal Day. Join with a $15 donation. Visitors welcome, just walk in or call 856-825-7787.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Motor(Less) Night. NJ Motorsports Park, 1000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville. 6:30–8:30 p.m.Bicyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers, runners and parents with strollers may feel what it is like to be on the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway that has 14 challenging turns,. $5 adults and $3 for children under 12. Helmets required.       2      1       0       2  ,       6       2      R      E      B      M      E      T      P      E       S

Vineland Nature Club Meeting. Parvin State Park Volunteer and Historical Center, 789 Parvin’s Mill Rd, Pittsgrove. 7 p.m. Wild animals being rehabilitated by Steve Serwatka will be featured at this first meeting of the new season. All are encouraged to attend.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Vineland Mayoral Candidate Debate. Landis Theater on Landis Ave., Vineland. 6 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. Hosted by the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Journal. Moderated by The League of Women Voters Come here what the candidates have to say. Open to the public. FREE / No registration required.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Oldtime Gospel Sing. Fortescue Chapel,

157 New Jersey Ave., Fortescue. 7 p.m. Hosted by Pastor Melanie, of The Gospel Way, which airs on Lift FM, 98.5      } Bridgeton. 103.3 Vineland, Millville, 97.9        8Cape May. Mondays 7:30pm. Sharing        2

Beef n Beer Benefit for Nina Bobryk-Sheppard. Millvile Elks Lodge,

SHHS Car Wash. 1655 Magnolia Rd., Vineland. 9 a.m.–noon in conjunction with Christ The Good Shepherd Parish yard sale. Come support SHHS and have your car washed while shopping.

Vineland High School Interact Club Car Wash. Memorial School, 414 S. Main Services at Beth Israel Congregation commemorating the

end of the High Holiday period will take place Sunday, September 30 through Tuesday, October 9 at the synagogue, 1015 E. Park Ave., Vineland. Services for Sukkot, the Festival of the Harvest, will take place on Sunday, September 30 (eve of Sukkot) at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, October 1 (first day), at 9 a.m.; Tuesday, October 2, at 9 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 and 4, at 7 a.m.; Friday, October 5, at 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Shabbat Eve); and Saturday and Sunday, October 6

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At Howie’s Dugout Ball Park Cafe and Ice Cream, 3569 E. Lanids Ave., Vineland. September 29 through October 6. Seven-year-old Howard doesn’t want presents for his birthday, but wants to get food to bring to the food pantry for those less fortunate than he. So his mother is running this food drive to give him his birthday wish.

All in the Family (support group for family of addicts) meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Haven of Vineland, 2725 N. Delsea Dr. (corner of Delsea and Forest Grove Rd), Vineland, NJ 08360. 856-696-4380. Other Groups currently running at The Haven of Vineland: • Grief Share- Thurs 6:30 • Autism Support Group- 1st Tues of each month- 6:30 • Divorce Care- Thurs- 6:30 • Divorce Care for Kids- (sessions to begin soon) • Dave Ramsey Financial Peace(Sessions to begin soon) Call Nelda Wheat for more information on any group, 856-696-4380, ext. 106.

Rd., Vineland. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $5 for cars and $7 for trucks and sport utility vehicles. Details: [email protected]

SJH Women’s Health Education Day. SJH Regional Medical Center, 1505 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. women can receive free health screenings for bone density, blood pressure, body mass index, heart disease risk assessment and much more. In addition, free yoga, line dancing and new relaxation room sessions will be offered. Free event. 888-754-9662 or www.sjhealthcare.net.

3rd Annual Carnival, Car Show and Craft Fair. Winslow Elementary School, 1335 Magnolia Rd., Vineland. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Carnival games, classic and hot rod cars, pony rides, bouncies, basket auction, crafters, face painting, food and more.

SEPTEMBER 29 AND 30 Greenwich Artisans’ Faire & Marketplace. Gibbon House, 960 Ye Greate St., Greenwich. Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Rain or shine, free parking. Admission: $5 (children 12 and under free). Hand-woven items, scarves, red-ware pottery, basketry, homemade honey, brooms, woodcarving, all-natural soaps, homemade jams, jellies and pickles, cloth dolls, leather bags, wreaths, floral designs, vintage glassware, woodworking, clay items, holiday ornaments and more.

(Shabbat) and 7 (Hoshanah Rabah), at 9 a.m. Services for Shemini Atzeret (the eighth day of Sukkot) will be held on Monday, October 8, at 9 a.m., and Yizkor will be chanted at 10:45 a.m. Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Law), which concludes the annual cycle of the Torah reading, will be celebrated with services on Tuesday, October 9, at 9 a.m. Rabbi Alfredo S. Winter, spiritual leader of Beth Israel Congregation, will lead the services. For more information, call the Beth Israel Congregation office at 856-6910852.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 North Vineland Fire Company #3 Chicken BBQ. Moose Hall, 187 W. Wheat Rd., Vineland. 12 noon–5 p.m. BBQ chicken as well as steamed and raw clams. $10. Tickets available: North Vineland Fire Company #3, Serene Custard, Manny & Vic’s Pizzeria, Jamar Grocery, Phoenix Printing, Limpert Bros., Inc. Call 696-0363.

Polonia of SJ Polish Heritage Celebration. Polish Mass – Sacred Heart Church, Vineland. 1:30–2:30 p.m. Flag Raise Cultural Celebration – Vineland City Hall 2:30–3:30 p.m. Polish Dinner – Sacred Heart Church 4–6 p.m.

207th Church Annivewrsary. Weymouth United Methodist Church, Weymouth Rd. (County Rd. 559 south), Weymouth. 2:30 p.m. Officiating Rev. Debra Neill, speaker Rev. James Rixon.

Puerto Rican Festival Fundraiser Lunch. North Italy Hall, 414 Virano Ln., Vineland. 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Adults $7 with soda. 856-842-7943

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Greenwich Tea Party Patriots of South Jersey Meeting. Elmer Grange Hall, 535 Daretown Rd., Upper Pittsgrove. 7 p.m. Ryan Mauro, an intelligence analyst with the Asymmetrical Warfare and Intelligence Center, will discuss international threats to U.S. security. www.greenwichteaparty.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 Glasstown Chapter of the National Federation of Blind of NJ Meeting. Trinity Episcopal Church, 800 E. Wood St., Vineland. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tracy McKinley from Fox Rehabilitation presents information on balance and mobility assistance.

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Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The 34th annual festival will feature award-winning country music songwriter and performer Phil Vassar, pictured, known as country's leading piano man with the success of songs like "Carlene," “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Six-Pack Summer," on Saturday, October 6. On Sunday, October 7, Jo Dee Messina, winner of American Country Music's Top New Female Vocalist award, will bring the festival to an exciting close just before a fantastic fireworks display ends the festival. Messina's backto-back chart-toppers "Bye Bye" (ASCAP's Song of the Year), "I'm Alright" and "Stand Beside Me" catapulted her to star status. Vassar and Messina will be joined by Josh Gracin, Craig Campbell, Connor Christian & Southern Gothic and more family entertainment to bring the festival's 2012 theme "Country Stars and Stripes" to life as the festival continues its traditional tribute to farmers and to America. The festival’s outstanding entertainment lineup features local and regional entertainers coupled with established and rising national performers. It also includes a parade, arts and crafts show, mascot mania, amusement rides and games, a Sing Fest competition, dessert baking challenge, multi-cultural food court and fireworks. The Deerfield Township Harvest Festival committee has decided to offer a limited number of Reserved Seat Friends of the Festival ticket packs this year to allow guests to sit in a special section in front of the main festival stage. Friends of the Festival pack options now include a package for $17 per person for reserved seats or $12 per person for general admission seats; the packs include seats in the "friends section" on Saturday and/or Sunday, as well as a soda, hot dog and admission to the festival. Limited number of seats available. Friends of the Festival packs may be ordered online through www.dthf.org or purchased at the Deerfield Township Municipal Hall by September 30. After that date, only general admission seats will be sold at the festival if seats are available. Each pack includes a seat in the special section in front of the main festival stage from 6 p.m. until festival closing on Saturday or Sunday. Seats in the Friends of the Festival section will be available to everyone without purchase of Friends of the Festival packs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Unreserved seat packs will permit guests with those tickets to claim their seats in an unreserved part of the Friends of the Festival section on a first-come, first-served basis. SEPTEMBER 25 THROUGH 29

Nightlife at Bennigan’s. 2196 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, 205-0010. Karaoke Thursdays with Bob Morgan, 9 p.m.-close, $3 Heinekens, DJ/Dance Party Fridays 9 p.m.-Close, $3 Coronas. All Sports Packages: MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice, and NFL Sunday Ticket. $3 12-oz. Coors Light & $5 23-oz. Call for RSVP and information.

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.

Magician Kevin Bethea. Centerton Country Club & Event Center, Ten22 Bar & Grill, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 3583325. 6–8 p.m. Magician and sleight-ofhand illusionist.

EVERY TUESDAY Karaoke. The Cosmopolitan. 3513 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland. Sing your heart out. 765-5977.

Jeff Giuliani of Eleven Eleven. Double

EVERY WEDNESDAY Salsa Night. The Cosmopolitan. 3513 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland. Latin-inspired dance party. 765-5977.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Adelante. Lou Ferretti's Mori's on Landis, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 690-0300. 7–11 p.m. J. Jody Janetta on drums, Jack Jez on guitar and Stephen Testa on bass.

Country Dancing. The Centerton Country Club & Event Center, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove. 7–11 p.m.

Eagle Saloon, 1477 Panther Rd., Vineland. Live acoustic 7–10 p.m..

Steven Calakos. Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7:30 p.m. Homegrown Calakos began his musical

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career at Vineland High School. His repertoire includes Broadway hits, pop and contemporary, and the time-tested standards loved by all. Special guest artists include Nancy Dixon and her dancers from Dixon's Dance Academy and Jaimie Standish, a Philadelphiabased actor who has performed on stage regionally and nationally. Tickets $12.50. Available at www.landistheater.com or 856-691-1121. SEPTEMBER 27 THROUGH 30 Nightlife at Ten22. Centerton Country Club & Event Center, The Patio Bar at Ten22, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove, 3583325. Wed.: Country Night with DJ Bob Morgan, 7-11 p.m. Lessons and non-stop dancing (song requests all night) on one of the largest dance floors in region. $5 admission. Thurs: DJ Tommy B 8 p.m., Fri: TBA 9 p.m., Sat: DJ Tommy B 9 p.m.

Nightlife at Mori’s. Lou Ferretti's Mori's on Landis, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 690-0300. Thurs.: TBA 8 p.m.. Fri.: TBA 8 p.m. Sat.: TBA 8 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 Mon.-Sat, 4-6 p.m. $1 off alcoholic drinks. Wed.–Sat., live entertainment.

Nightlife at Double Eagle. Double Eagle Saloon, 1477 Panther Rd., Vineland. Live music every Friday night. NFL Sunday Ticket Package Turtlestone Brewing Co. on draft, along with 16 other imported and domestic beers. Happy Hour daily 3–6 p.m. SEPTEMBER 21, 22, AND 23 Nightlife at The Rail. The Rail, 1252 Harding Hwy, Richland. 697-7245. Fri.: TBA. Sat. TBA.

HAMMONTON ARTIST OF THE YEAR The Hammonton Art District Steering Committee has announced that Nelson Johnson has been selected as the Hammonton’s 2012 Artist of the Year. Nelson is the author of the book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Decline of Atlantic City, which inspired the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, as well The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City.

Johnson is a lifelong Hammonton resident, having grown up on Bellevue Avenue working in his family's business. He was chosen as recipient for this award from a publicly nominated base of qualified candidates by members of the Hammonton Art District Steering Committee, which consists of representatives from the Noyes Museum, the Hammonton Art Center, the Eagle Theatre, the Richard Stockton

Nightlife at Bojo’s. 222 N. High St., Millville, 327-8011. Tues.: Bike Nite with live entertainment. Thurs.: Karaoke. Fri.: Mike Bryan Band. Sat.: DJ/band. Daily drink and food specials.

Nightlife at Old Oar House. Old Oar House Irish Pub. 123 N. High St., Millville, 293-1200. Wed.: Karaoke 9 p.m., Thurs.: Scott Seabock 8 p.m., Fri.: Steamboat Annie 9 p.m., Sat.: Glen Eric Duo 9 p.m. Sun.: Jim Fisher, 5–9 p.m. EVERY FRIDAY

Gene Cortopassi. Merighi's Savoy Inn, E. Landis Ave. and Union Rd., Vineland, 6918051. 6 p.m. Dinner music. www.savoyinn.com. EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Top 40 Dance Party w/ DJ Tony Morris. The Cosmopolitan. 3513 S. Delsea Dr,, Vineland. All of the most popular mainstream dance music. 765-5977. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 ANJ. Bogart’s Bookstore. 210 N. High St., Millville. Free. Live music 7–10 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Harlem Gospel Choir. Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville. 8 p.m. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who was inspired to form the Choir while attending a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The Choir presents the finest singers and musicians from Harlem’s black churches and the New York/tri-state area. Tickets $30 / $27 / $21. http://www.levoy.net

Bob Evans. Bogart’s Bookstore. 210 N. High St., Millville. Free admission. Live bluegrass 7–9 p.m. College of New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College, and the town of Hammonton. This honor is presented annually to a Hammonton resident whose work in an artsrelated field, including the visual arts, creative writing, music, and the performing arts, has positively contributed to the town, its populace, and the advancement of the arts in Hammonton. Johnson will be honored at the Artist of the Year reception taking place at 7 p.m. on September 29 at the Eagle Theatre, located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton. The event will include live music as well as refreshments, beverages and desserts. Tickets to this special event are $30 and can be purchased at www.TheEagleTheatre.com or by calling 609-704-5012.

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Having a Yard Sale or Garage Sale? It’s time to make room in that attic, garage or basement, and there’s no better way to get the word out than to advertise your yard sale in The Grapevine’s Classifieds. Use the form below, or visit www.grapevinenewspaper.com/classifieds

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Have a bike taking up space in your home? Please consider donating it. The Vineland Rotary Club has partnered with Pedals for Progress to export bikes to third-world countries where they are needed for transportation. Also collecting treadle and portable sewing machines. Contact Henry Hansen at 856-696-0643 for drop-off or pick-up.

LANDSCAPING & PAVERS Professional Installations...Over 10 Years

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Cleaning out entire garage

Girl Scout Troop 97420 is having a MULTI-family YARD and BAKE Sale on Saturday, October 6 at 8 am @ 111 Salem St. in Elmer. All proceeds go to their summer trip to Europe. PLEASE come out to support our efforts to make the girls’ final event as Girl Scout a dream come true!

Call all 856-982-7701 856-982-7701 or 8 856-498-7571 6-498-7571 [email protected] [email protected]

Deadline is Friday for the following Wednesday’s paper.

Moving sale, Saturday

All kinds of tools, shovels, etc. Call 856-692-0717 for an appointment.

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