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Back to School An Unconventional Approach By Nance Piazza, Community Editor

“Mom, what’s this?” my 14 year old asked, studying the bus-pass postcard hanging on the front of the fridge with his class schedule still in its envelope. “That’s your stuff for school,” I said, and I went about my business. There was a brief silence, then he yelled out, “Well, can I look at them?” “Go ahead,” I replied. “They’re yours,” and that’s all I said. And that is all I intend to say. If I could give parents any advice about preparing kids for back-to-school, I would say, keep your mouth shut. Not one word about school. No “Are you excited?” questions. No sharing lame personal stories from school days a million years ago. No constant inquires of “Do you have everything?” and questioning their answer with an “Are you sure?” __________________________________ Continued on Page 17

Lowes Home Improvement Store Awarded Buena Regional Middle School a $5,000 Library grant. A thank you banner made by students hangs in the BRMS cafeteria (left). photo by Nance Piazza

Are Your Children Ready for School?

Shore Memorial Hospital to Hold Meningococcal Vaccination Clinic in EHT through August The start of the school year is right around the corner. Shore Memorial is holding a meningococcal vaccination clinic each Wed. during the month of Aug. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment, at its EHT Quick Care Center, located in Harbor Village Square on the corner of Ocean Heights Ave. and Zion Road. The meningococcal vaccine is available for $25 per person, and anyone over the age of six is eligible to receive the vaccine. For more information, call 609-927-8069.

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SJH RehabCare & SJH Sports RehabCare Expert Rehabilitation Services Include: Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy • Audiology

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Wrestling Tournament held at the EHT High School Under the coaching of Coach Tom Ruhl the Buena Regional Middle School had several metal winners in their respective weight classes.

Treating Pain and Discomfort From: Back, Neck & Shoulder Strain • Foot, Ankle & Hand Injuries • Pediatric, Lymphedema & Urinary Incontinence Care Four Locations: SJH Bridgeton Health Center (856) 575-4585 SJH Vineland Health Center (856) 507-8585 SJH Sports RehabCare (856) 641-7875 SJH Elmer Hospital (856) 521-0175

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Pictured from left to right: back row Luis Rivera, Kris Albert, Angel Colantuono, LJ Smith Front row Jordan Ellis

1st place Angel Colantuono 2nd place Kris Albert, Jordan Ellis and Luis Rivera 3rd place LJ Smith

Buena Regional Middle School Graduates Give Thumbs Up to Future Pictured Left to Right

Nick Caporale, Vito Carbanaro, Nick Caregnato photo by Nance Piazza

photo by Nance Piazza The First 8th graduates of the New Buena Regional Middle School in Buena N.j.

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Dear Editor: Having grown up in Atlantic City and working in my family’s business -- Russ Miller Record Shops, I know the plight of those that had big dreams for Atlantic City’s future and the hope for the casino industry. I remember the efforts to bring in casino gambling during a time when Atlantic City was falling apart and tourists were losing interest in visiting us. While the idea is not a new one to take over Atlantic City, in whole or in part, I must give Governor Christie full credit for taking the bull by the horns in acting on a proposed Entertainment District controlled by the State of New Jersey. I remember when Senator Jim Whelan spoke out on this issue in the past and did not get the support he needed to make it happen. Having spent the first half of my life on the eastern side of Atlantic County I know the frustration of decades of corruption, wasteful spending, and sometimes just plain bad judgment. The state development of a public/private partnership with all the casinos and government entities involved can only lead to a brighter future in these difficult economic times. Sincerely, Mayor Chuck Chiarello, Buena Vista Township Cell: 609-513-0569

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Atlantic City’s Farmer’s Market and Thursdays in the Park Concert Series, thru Sept 2, 2010 Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina Avenues 609-344-8338 ext 242, www. Steve & Cookies Farmers Market, 9am – 12:30pm, Amherst Ave, Margate, Features fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, free-trade coffee and seafood. Salt Marsh Safari, thru Aug 30, 10am - 1:30 pm call 609.884.3100. Cost: $26 adults, $15 children. “Contemporary Metal” - 10am - 5pm thru Oct. 3 Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center: 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville. 800-9984552, Blue Moon Brewery Summer Jazz Series, 8pm - 11pm Sundays thru Sept.; Gregory’s Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, 609 927-6677, Island Luau, Dinner & Show, 6:45 every Monday; Show starts 7pm; Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 609-441-5786, www. Happy Days, 8pm Wednesdays – Sundays, thru September 25; Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Theater.  

Cigar Box Portraits, every Monday in August, from noon to 7:30 pm; Dennis Tawes, Glasstown Arts District’s Artist’s, opening of a second studio, located at the Village on High. Cottage “A”, at 501 High Street. Tawes will have his portable studio at Williams Totally Tobacco, 137 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, painting portraits in (or on) cigar boxes.The artist will take your picture and create a portrait. 856-692-8034.

Tuesday, August 17 Paws to Read, 10:30am, Ventnor Library, Read to therapy dog, Luke, 609-823-4614 Weird Week – Wacky But Not Tacky these events are fun for the entire family. 11am each day at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. 609-525-9300 Makin’ Music, Avalon Elementary School, 11am,

Wednesday, August 18    Little Miss Pumpkin Show • Contests

  Pumpkin Weigh-Off • Food • Music • Exhibits

 Atlantic County 4-H Fairgrounds Rt. 50, S. Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 Shine or Rain General Admission $2.00 • Free Parking Proceeds to benefit the Atlantic County 4-H & Scott Bailey Trust & Scholarship

Wednesdays for Kids, Ocean City Historical Museum—10:30, 11:30 and 1, Families are invited to drop-in for a 45 mini tour and art-making activity. 609-399-1801 or visit The Search for Sealife, 11am, Absecon Lighthouse, Themed snacks, games, crafts and stories. 609-449-1360 Ocean City Evenings Along Asbury, 5pm – 8pm, Music, Art, Shopping & Dining. The Secrets of Sailors, 11am, Absecon Lighthouse, Themed snacks, games, crafts and stories. 609-449-1360 Dinner & A Movie, Cape May, Congress Hall Movie: Ice Age Dinner, dessert buffet & the movie are $29.95 plus tax and gratuity for adults. (609) 884-8422 Wacky Wednesdays, 11am - 3pm, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Avenue. $10 per child, $5 per adult. 609-449-1360 www.

Thursday, August 19 The Turtle Singer, 11:00am, Avalon Elementary School,

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Local Casino Turns to acts of the past to spice up the future

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(Below) WAR, the original street band, heads up the Hippie Fest Tour.

by Michelle Tomko

As evident from all the cement autographs of stars that adorn the boardwalk entrance, Resorts Casino Hotel strives to provide great entertainment along with gambling. Its discotech Boogie Nights is celebrating Madonna and Michael Jackson’s birthday as well as welcoming former wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka this month. Blasts from the past are in town and they still have presents to give us today. Saturday August 7th was no exception when Hippiefest 2010 came to town. Upon entering their concert venue, Superstar Theater, one is reminded of that “old Atlantic City” charm. Periwinkle cut out booths, cocktails, candles on tables, tablecloths and ushers in suits. You can’t

help but remember Don Rickles and “old blue eyes” himself played here. The line up for Hippiefest was made up of all headliners. Any one of the acts surely earned the price of admission. Shockingly too, the concert went way over the ninety minute time limit casinos give their acts (as they want you back at the tables A.S.A.P.). This one lasted over two hours. Badfinger front man Joe Molland opened things with a few songs with the house band. He still has that soft, smiley, Beatles-esque sound. Next came that famous friend of C.C. Ryder Mitch Ryder, who is still bad to the bone. But my favorite performers of the night were the guys of Rare Earth. You may know them from a little song “Papa Was a

ALL-BEETHOVEN CONCERT By Bay-Atlantic Symphony On August 28 Closes Avalon “Symphony By The Sea” Series; Also August 25 Concert Lecture

Experience the power and majesty of Ludwig van Beethoven’s music, as the Bay-Atlantic Symphony closes the 2010 “Symphony by the Sea” summer series of concerts sponsored by the Avalon Free Public Library on Saturday, August 28, at 7 p.m., at the Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St., Avalon, NJ. The second of this two-concert series, conducted by Bay-Atlantic Symphony Music Director Jed Gaylin, will be entitled “Rescues, Royals, and Renegades.” This all-Beethoven program will feature three of the composer’s most thrilling, popular works. The exquisite artistry of Italian pianist Enrico Elisi will be featured in the royal and resplendent Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor.” The last and most famous of Beethoven’s five piano concerti, it was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, the composer’s pupil and patron. Opening the program will be the exciting Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a, one of the four overtures Beethoven composed for his rescue opera Fidelio. The concert will conclude with the crisp, novel, and brilliant Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36. Tickets are free and available to the general public on Thursday, August 12, from the Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. Elisi enchanted area audiences with his appearance with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony at the 2008 Cape May Music Festival. Now entering its 27th season of providing classical music concerts, the Bay-Atlantic Symphony performs concerts and educational programs in Cumberland, Atlantic, Gloucester, and Cape May counties. In addition to being the orchestra-in-residence of Avalon’s “Symphony by the Sea” series, it has been the orchestra-in-residence of the Cape May Music Festival since 2003. It is also the resident orchestra of the Guaracini Fine and Performing Arts Center at Cumberland County College, Stockton College Performing Arts Center, and Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University. The Symphony will open its 2010-11 season with “Classical Mystery Tour”—a gala symphonic tribute to The Beatles—on Sunday, September 26, at 3 p.m., at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, in Atlantic City. For more information on the “Symphony at the Sea” series, call the Avalon Free Public Library at (609) 967-7155 or visit the library’s website at For more information on the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, call (856) 451-1169 or visit the orchestra’s website,

Rolling Stone”. Seeing as they have been at it together for decades now, its no surprise how in sync they sound. Beautiful. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jack Bruce was a real show stopper as well. “It’s amazing to be here. It’s amazing to be anywhere.” He said with a grin after his first number. In the final act, WAR asked us “Why can’t we be friends?” and took us on a “little trip” in the hippest of all vehicles the Low Rider.

These iconic acts really do get better with age. You can see how comfortable they are on stage after all these years. They sink into a song how we mere mortals sink into our favorite easy chair. Nothing throws them. Even when cymbals fell over and a roadie had to come on stage several times to fix them, War never missed a beat. It was amazing to see these legends at work.

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Atlantic Shore Happenings The Alcove—9th annual “Evening on the Deck” Trump Marina. 609-484-1133 “Look, Listen, Learn,” 6-9pm, presented by Ocean City Historical Museum. Free admission. 609-399-1801 Wildwood Boardwalk Family Fun Nights, 7pm-9pm, Parading clowns, characters and music. FREE 609-523-1602 Family Karaoke, Cape May, Boiler Room at Congress Hall 6:00pm - 8:00pm (609) 8848422 Ladies’ Night Out at The Melting Pot, 1p.m. to 11p.m., 2112 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City Outlets - The Walk, Atlantic City. 609 4411100,

Friday, August 20 Brendan Borek Skate Jam, 10:30am, Avalon Skate Park, 609.967.0100, www. Brendan Borek Movie Night, 7pm, Avalon Community Hall, 609.967.0100, www. Little Miss Ocean City Pageant, 7pm, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. 609-525-9304. Wildwood Fireworks on the Beach 10pm; at Pine Avenue. Summer fireworks and laser extravaganza! Free. 609-523-1602 Nature’s Art, 10 am - Noon; Nature Center of Cape May, Kindergarten - 2nd grades Cost: 609-898-8848. Lyle Lovett, 7pm, Caesars Atlantic City. 609348-4411, Rob Thomas, 9pm, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Tears for Fears with Wainwright, 8 pm. House of Blues in Showboat 609-343-5700, THE MACHINE performs PINK FLOYD, 9pm; Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort. 609340-7160,

Saturday, August 21 Brendan Borek Surfing Contest, 6am – 4pm; 30th Street Beach, Avalon, 609.967.0100, Jam in the Park Music Fest Giampietro Park Vineland, Saturday and Sunday; Giampietro Park Lincoln & Landis Avenue East Vineland

The Atlantic Shore Gazette • Seafood Festival & American Car Show Saturday and Sunday; Belliew Winery 150 Atlantic Street - Landisville Safe Kids Car Seat Check-Up, 9am – 1pm; Action Auto Body, Hammonton, No registration required Hobby Fair, Historic Cold Spring Village, 10am – 4:30pm, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May, Interactive Crafts, Collectibles and pastimes on display throughout the Village. 609-898-2300 New Baby Day Camp for Big Brothers & Sisters, 10am, Ages 2 -10, snack provided, AtlantiCare, Mainland, Childbirth Classroom, 888-569-1000 William Penn Cat Show, 11am-4pm, Wildwoods Convention Center, 732-552-6994 Beach Concert – Brendan Borek, 123:00pm; 30th Street Beach, Avalon, 609.967.0100, Kayak Clinic, 9 am-Noon; Nature Center of Cape May. 609-898-8848 Butterfly Workshop: Sat, Aug 21 & Tues, Aug. 24, 9 am-4 pm; Natural History & ID, Nature Center of Cape May 1-day workshop, 609-898-8848 Ann Coulter and James Carville, 8pm; Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort. 609-3407160, KC & The Sunshine Band, 8pm; Resorts Atlantic City, 609-340-6300, www.resortsac. com MGMT, 8pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 609-317-1000, Tommy James & The Shondells, 8pm; House of Blues in Showboat, 609-343-5700,

Sunday, August 22 Full Moon Kayak Tours, Nature Center of Cape May Aug 22-24; times vary please call ahead at 609.898.8848 Teddy Bear Tea Party, 12pm; Emlen Physick Estate. 609-884-5404 or 800-2754278, Supper Club Cabaret, Dinner Seating: 7p.m. to 8p.m. Showtime: 8:30pm; Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May. Reservations suggested. Call 609-884-5555 ext. 226

Monday, August 23 Explore the Shore, Nature Center of Cape May For children ages 6 and up. Mon, Aug 23 & 30, 10:30 am Call the Nature Center at 609-898-8848.

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End of Summer Picnic, 12pm, Somers Point Library, Ages 3-6, for Story Hour families, 609-927-7113 Absecon Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 6pm, Absecon Lighthouse, See Atlantic City like never before. 609-449-1360

Wednesday, August 25 Ocean City Farmers Market, 8am – 1pm; at the Tabernacle Grounds Thunder Over the Boardwalk, Atlantic City Airshow, 10am -3:30pm; Visible from anywhere on the Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk, 609-348-7000

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Buena Historical Society by Gail Benson

Who Was Daniel Mcclure? A Philadelphia Inquirer article dated November 29, 1910, reads: Boy Brought Down Big Buck. Dateline was Newfield, N. J. Earl Surran, 16, son of E. T. Surran, killed a four-snag buck near Newtonville. He was accompanied by his great-uncle Daniel McClure, of the one-time famous “Doughty’s Tavern.” Mr. McClure is 92 years old, and the oldest deer hunter in the State. Doughty’s Tavern is a Buena Vista Township icon. How does Daniel McClure fit in? Census records tells us Daniel was living in Buena Vista Township in 1910. He is living on Tuckahoe Road with son David, a carpenter, and daughter-in-law Jennie. In 1900, he is in the Township on High Street and his wife, Mary, is still alive. Prior census records in 1880, 1870, and 1860 list Millville as his residence. In 1870, William Doughty, 22, and Emeline Doughty, 19, were living with him. Is she Daniel’s daughter? Is that the Doughty connection? In both 1860 and 1870, the McClure’s lived next door to a William Doughty and his family. The 1910 census lists Daniel being born about 1818 in New Jersey; his parents were born in Scotland and spoke Gaelic. This is the only time that fact is recorded. In 1880, parents were listed as born in Ireland; other censuses indicate they were born in NJ. Newspaper research shows that Daniel died in January, 1914, leaving four sons: David, Daniel, John, and George. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Mays Landing, upon arrival of the 11:27 train from Millville. Bridgeton Evening News reported him near death the previous September and did a lengthy article on him from information provided by a relative. This information is taken from the article: He was born August 25, 1818, in Maurice River near Port Elizabeth. The oldest of five who were all still living; the youngest was 87. His history centers around Doughty’s Tavern, which he has owned for nearly 25 years. In 1852, he built the first house in Egg Harbor City, known as Old Cedar Bridge. He is the son of John McClure, non-commissioned officer under Washington, who also served in 181213. Dan’s hunting prowess is discussed, and he is credited with fighting, along with two dogs, the last bear in the county about 1858. On March 4, 1882, he moved into Doughty’s Tavern and had been there ever since. The hostelry was forgotten, once the game laws were changed. The article indicates that it is now leased to an Italian farmer. This information does not tell us how he became involved with Doughty’s Tavern, but we do get a picture of his life. A 1904 article refers to him as “Colonel” Daniel McClure. His siblings lived well into their 90’s, and Dan’s wife was 94 when she died in 1904. If you have information about Daniel McClure, his family, or Doughty’s Tavern, you can email us at or contact us by regular mail at P.O. Box 114, Buena, NJ 08310. Don’t forget our family history project. Forms are available at www. Buena Historical Society meets on the third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Buena Vista Township Municipal Building, Route 40, Buena. Please join us. Our next regular meeting is Wednesday, September 15, 2010. In the meantime, join us at the Buena Vista Township Independence Day Celebration and Buena Day. AC Airshow Fly Zone at Hard Rock Cafe, 11am - 5pm; Hard Rock Cafe at Trump Taj Mahal, 609 441-0007 x203, www. Atlantic City Airshow - Viewing Cruise, 9am - 4pm; Captain Andy’s Marina, 9317 Amherst Ave. Margate. 609-412-3635, www.

Thursday, August 26 Post Partum Wellness Group, 10:00am; AtlantiCare, Mainland Campus, Provides support, resources and an open forum for women to discuss being a new mom. 888569-1000

FRIday, August 27 The Tell, a Charity Event for the Arts Friday, 7pm

Margate Performing Arts Center 7804 Amherst Avenue, Margate

Join us for an evening of music, theatre and poetry to benefit The Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund & The Cody Sanchez Memorial Fund while enjoying outstanding entertainment.


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It Ain’t Easy Being Me by Big Rick Cahall

Summer T.V. and The Sofa King Blues The temps have been hot, but the TV choices mid summer have not. That is true if you stick to the big networks. Click over to the cable channels or pay channels to have the summer watching pleasure you’re after. Unless it’s that Divorcee in Apt. 3G. ( Yes , he went there ..) Rescue Me on FX is one of the 5 best written series on TV as they enter their 6th season. Denis Leary is aging well in his 20 year career. The Tommy Gavin character is so complex and dark, it’s intoxicating and addictive (duh). If you haven’t watched Rescue Me, then you don’t GET to watch it now. If it’s taken you six seasons to give it a try, just go pack sand cause you’re clueless and that’s why you haven’t tried it. But Rick, that seems a little harsh don’t ya think? Well as Denis says, “ Life sucks, wear a helmet! “ (Sorry it’s all this heat rash … it’ll get better, not nicer, just better.) Want more steamy, brutally sexy, horror filled fun with bloodsucking freaks ?? No, it’s not “Hot In Cleveland” people... But it is TrueBlood on HBO Sundays at 9pm. O.M.G. kiddies. This bloodlust series is erotic, shocking, and full of deviance. Kind of like FOX News huh? I loves me some TrueBlood man. In fact, I just love HBO in general. Just think of this list of Series and/or Mini-Series: The Sopranos, Dream On, Larry Sanders Show, Deadwood, Sex & The City, Band Of Brothers, Generation Kill, The Pacific, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Time w/ Bill Maher, etc… I mean really, are you kidding me? Unbelievable history there. And speaking of HBO, the boys of summer are back !! Not the Phillies. It’s Entourage, man. A real Man’s answer for Sex & The City. Great Series, great writing, great cast, and you get Drama twice. Real fans get that and the others follow previous instructions above! LOL… Ahhh texting bleeds into keys… Being a fledgling stand-up comic myself, I have been glued to Last Comic Standing on NBC (I usually abhor censored, lame network TV except for anything by Seth MacFarlane ). My favorite so far is Mike DeStefano. He is dark, caustic, and naturally funny. He has no idea how funny he is. Go Mike !! And I would be remiss to not mention probably the Best damn show on TV, starting back up Sept. 7th on FX … Sons Of Anarchy is 100% Bad Ass folks. I am salivating getting ready for Season 3. The fact they were SNUBBED again by Emmys is a sad state of affairs. Another amazing array of actors and phenomenal writing minute to minute. Oh, I have waited ever since the credits were rolling on Season 2 to get back into Charming and the boys of SAMCRO for the start of Season 3. Yesssss. In closing, I would like to say it was a long season of Deadliest Catch with the show dedicating so much time to the unfortunate passing of Capt. Phil Harris. So sad to experience the death of someone you never met but were still touched by it. Phil and the rest of the Alaskan Crab Fleet are some of the toughest SOB’s you can imagine, almost fearless at times. To watch these rugged bad asses with huge broken hearts was captivating. Looking forward to next year out on the Bering Sea, 178 Miles NorthWest of Dutch Harbor. R.I.P. Phil Harris. You lived; you really lived man.

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To Buena Vista Township Committee Leadership, Experience & Community Service

Vote Democrat Tuesday November 2nd, 2010 Re-elect

Pete Bylon, Senator Jeff VanDrew and Rich Harlan


Peter Richland Bylone Harlan

Committeeman Peter Bylone is serving in his 23rd year on Township Committee. He has served as Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Recreation Committee. Pete is also a member of the Public Safety, King Center, Finance, and Union Negotiation Committees. Peter is a lifelong resident of East Vineland. He is married to Mannetta and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Peter is employed as the General Manager of the Vineland Produce Auction. He was owner/operator of Bylone Brothers Farm. Pete served the farm community on the Executive Committee of the Atlantic County Board of Agriculture as president, vice president, secretary, and member. He was representative to New Jersey State Agriculture Convention and served on the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) which focused on Farmland Preservation. Governor Byrne appointed Peter to the Pesticide Control Council. He was on the Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Vineland Chamber of Commerce. Pete enjoys hunting, fishing & being a grandpa. Peter a graduate of Vineland High School and completed courses in business management at Atlantic Community College.

To Contact Peter Bylone: Home 856-696-3720, Cell 609-381-5718 or E-mail:

Former Committeeman Bob James and Rich Harlan

As a School Board Member, Richard Harlan has served the Buena Regional School District for the past 2 years. He serves on the Teachers Liaison and Negotiations Committees. Richard is President of the United Community Collaborative, a 501c based in Newtonville that provides social and charitable activities. Richard serves Buena Vista Township on the Environmental Commission and Dr. Martin Luther King Center Advisory Committee. He is a Board Member on the Atlantic County Audio Visual Aids Commission and a Lodge Member of the Free Masons. Rich is married to Loretta. They have a daughter and 2 grandchildren. They built their home in Newtonville 15 years ago and continue to enjoy the tranquil environment, as well as, the friendliness of the people in the community. Rich is a veteran who served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Division. He was a platoon leader and company clerk. Rich and Loretta own and operate both the Avis and Budget car rental agencies at the Atlantic City International Airport. Rich was employed for 25 years by ABF Freight Systems and owned a furniture store in Chestnut Hill, PA for 14 years. For 3 years he was a manager with United Parcel Service. Rich is also a member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoys reading, playing tennis, and being a grandpa. Richard took business courses at the University of Penn’s Wharton School of Business and at Temple University. Richard Harlan’s Pledge of Service: “I take pride in serving Buena Vista with the hope of making a difference”.

Pete Bylone, Luis Perez and Rich Harlan

This November you can make a difference for Buena Vista’s future by electing the

“TEAM” of Bylone & Harlan

Vote Democrat


To Contact Rich Harlan: Home 609-704-0319, Cell 609-839-8049 Fax 609-567-7623 or E-mail:

Focused on people, fair taxes, roads, parks, & more

Rich Harlan, County Surrogate Jim Carney and Pete Bylone

Paid for by: Bylone and Harlan Campaign, PO Box 70, Milmay, NJ 08340, Chuck Chiarello, Treasurer

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Atlantic Shore Happenings Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show, 3-9pm: 8/27,8/29/,8/30; Wildwoods Convention Center. Free admission. 732422-9365 Wildwood Fireworks on the Beach at Pine Avenue. Summer fireworks and laser extravaganza! Red Ribbon Gay Bingo, 8pm; Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort: 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave. Atlantic City, Stevie Nicks, 8pm; Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 609-449-5150, The Romantics, 10pm; Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort 609-340-7160,

Saturday, August 28 Animal House 5K, 8am; Cape May County Park & Zoo, RNS Celebration Run 5K & Kids 1M Fun Run, 8:30am; Ocean City High School, www. Seafarers’ Weekend – Historic Cold Spring Village, 10am – 4:30pm, Sat. & Sun..; 720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ, Pirate fight scenes and performances, sea shanties, duck decoy carving, antique boats on display and more. Encouraged to come dressed in pirate garb. Kiddie pirate costume contest at 2pm on both days. 609-898-2300 The Magic of Broadway, 2pm and 7:30pm; OC Theatre Company Junior Company at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. 609-525-9300, WWE RAW WORLD TOUR, 8pm; Wildwoods Convention Center’s Oceanfront Arena - World Wrestling Entertainment RAW WORLD TOUR! or 1-800-745-3000. Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure, 10am; 609-884-5404/800-275-4278, www. Aerosmith “Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock’ U.S. Summer Tour”, 7:30pm; Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall: 2301 Boardwalk. 609348-7000, Bill Cosby, 8pm & 11pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 609-317-1000, www.

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Jonas Brothers & Demi Lovato, 7pm; Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 609-4495150, Ragdoll, A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, 8pm; Trump Marina, 1-800777-8477,

Sunday, August 29 Crosby Stills & Nash, 8pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 609-317-1000, www. Grape Stomping Festival and Craft Fair, 12 Noon - 5:00pm; Renault Winery Resort & Golf 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111,

Tuesday, August 31 West Cape May Farmer’s Market & Community Concert at the Backyard Park, Behind Borough Hall, WCM 5:30PM-7:30PM located behind Borough Hall in West Cape May. 609-884-1005. “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad”, 8pm; Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Theater, www.

Wednesday September 1st Cape May’s Sixth Annual Designer Show House; 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, What’s Yum About Beach Plums, 8:30 AM; Nature Center of Cape May,609-898-8848.

Thursday September 2nd “Look, Listen, Learn,” 7pm-9pm; Ocean City Historical Museum, 609 399-1801 ___________________________________

Labor Day Weekend Friday, September 3rd

Atlantic City Comedy Festival, 8pm, Friday and Saturday; Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall: 2301 Boardwalk. 609-348-7000, Babyface, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Sebastian Bach, 10pm; Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort. 609-340-7160, Stone Temple Pilots, 8pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, The Temptations & The Four Tops, 9pm; Sept 3 - 4 Tropicana Casino and Resorts. 609-340-4020,

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Whip It Out! by Chef Amanda Nahas

Grill Baby Grill We are well into BBQ season and, by now, maybe you are tired of the same old dynamic duo: hot dogs and hamburgers. Although they are favorites among so many people (otherwise, they wouldn’t be the dynamic duo), we could all use a change now and then, especially when we are feeding our families. Changing the menu and making barbecuing a family activity can create a whole new pleasurable experience for you and your kids. With a few minor changes, you can turn barbecuing into kid friendly fun! Getting your kids involved with the menu planning and preparation will allow you to spend time together as a family. Encourage your kids to experiment, allowing them to discover new foods and flavors. By letting them play an active role, it will boost their confidence and they will feel like they are contributing to the family meal. This will also enable you to spend time as a family and create new memories and traditions. There are many alternatives to hot dogs and hamburgers. The fun part is coming up with them. Most of the time we associate grilling with meats, but pizzas, tacos, kebabs, fruits and vegetables can open the door to a whole new family fun menu for you and your family. Grilling pizza can be really fun for the whole family. Get ready- made pizza crusts, like Boboli, pita bread, English muffins or whatever you like to use. Have your kids make up the toppings for the toppings bar, and set them out on the table. If using a thick pizza crust, like Boboli, brush with olive oil on both sides and grill until desired crispiness. Add sauce, cheese and whatever toppings you are using. For other pizza bases, adjust grilling time according to the thickness (pita will take less time, as will flatbreads). For grilled tacos, have your kids make up the toppings and place them out on the table. You can grill chicken, beef, or fish and flavor them however you want. Use taco seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or whatever your family likes. Grill the meats, shred or cut them and create your tacos! Using skewers on the grill can also be fun for your family. Make sure you soak wooden skewers before putting them on the grill. Use a combination of meats, fruits and vegetables on them before grilling. Cut up the food and set out the ingredients for the kids to assemble. Let them be creative with the foods and combinations. As far as flavors, anything goes! Traditional barbecue sauce, Teriyaki sauce, sweet and sour sauce are some examples of things to use. You can also take bigger pieces of fruit and put them on the grill. Pineapple, peaches, and melon are delicious on the grill. You can grill the fruit and serve them with cakes and or ice cream. Remember, this is more about time with your family than food. Get your kids involved, encourage them to be creative and make new family memories and traditions.

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The Atlantic Shore Gazette •

(so smart ones leave a will)

By Jim Carney, Atlantic County Surrogate

Dead men do write checks. Often they are for thousands - even tens of thousands - of dollars. They are cashed, and no one is the wiser. Charles Dickens wrote, “What lawsuits grow out of the graves of right men every day: sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!” Generally, probate files are located at the Surrogate’s Court and are a matter of public record. They tell the stories of our neighbors, relatives and friends. They can reveal our dirty laundry, family squabbles, and, as Charles Dickens wrote, “our perjury, hatred, and lies.” These files are the life stories of real people, whether simple folk, celebrities, the known and unknown. They may leave behind meager estates or millions of dollars in assets. In New Jersey, the statutes and laws govern how and to whom our estates are to be administered. Absent a valid last will and testament, the decedent’s assets are distributed by the laws of intestacy. Listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the 400 wealthiest people in the world, when Yung-Ching Wang passed away, he left an estate valued at approximately $8.5 billion dollars. Yes, that’s “billion” with a “b.” His estate is currently being battled out in New Jersey courts because he left no will. In Atlantic County, “David” died and left no will. Along with assets gathered over a lifetime, including an oceanfront condominium, he left a $41,000 balance in his checking account. His heirs never completed the administration process of his estate at the Surrogate’s Court. Over

time, “David’s” checking account became overdrawn. Valuable personal items disappeared, as often happens when no one is looking upon the death of a successful individual, and the condominium went into foreclosure. One might wonder how a dead man could write checks from his grave in significant amounts enough to evaporate a relatively large sum of money. In “David’s” case, the Surrogate’s Court was able to identify and establish evidence of transactions that showed how and to whom “David” (after his death) wrote $41,000 worth of checks. The matter is now under review for disposition. And no, “David” did not write those checks himself. Just as forensics and modern medical techniques identify coldcase victims and perpetrators in crimes, the Surrogate utilizes similar advanced methods and techniques to identify financial and probate irregularities and fraud. Eight people will die today in Atlantic County, 56 people this week, 240 people this month and almost 3,000 people this year. Their stories, rich and poor, will be told in their wills and in the administration of their estates. The Surrogate and his staff are very willing to provide assistance on all matters affecting estates, guardianships and similar probate matters, New Jersey laws, rules of the court and case law involved in this area. The Surrogates office is open to all and available to assist every member of the public in this regard. Email Jim Carney with questions at:


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The Famous Bagel Gourmet II Comes to Absecon

Have you been waiting for the ultimate bagel and coffee to start your day off right? Not in the mood for a bagel? Then try a delicious Panini, wrap or fresh salad instead. The Famous Bagel Gourmet is an award winning, family owned and operated business since its inception in 1988. They offer New York Style Bagels, baked fresh daily, homemade baked goods, mouth-watering breakfast and lunch sandwiches. The Famous Bagel Gourmet II is now open for business in Absecon right off the White Horse Pike in the Absecon Marketplace next to White Horse Wine & Spirits. They have a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items, everything from freshly baked bagels, and pancakes to Paninis. The moment you walk in the door you are greeted by a clean wide open store, an aroma of baked bagels and freshly brewed coffee, and a helpful smiling staff. The shop has some tables by the front so you can sit down relax and take your time to indulge on the most important meal of the day. The Bagel Gourmet II also offers free WiFi and they encourage you to come and spend some time! The Bagel Gourmet II is following in the footsteps of its parent location in Galloway in the Leeds Point Shopping Center owned by Frank Gargione, the entire operation is family owned and operated. The Famous Bagel Gourmet II’s owner Patti Bradley is proud of all the hard work her boyfriend Mike Dalton, his brothers and her cousin. put in on a daily basis in order to set it apart from other stores of its kind. So come on in and try a bagel (voted number one by the Press of Atlantic City) you will be glad you did! — Justin Thomson

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Atlantic Shore Happenings

Saturday September 4th Newfield Vol.Fire Company Family Fun Night, Sat.9/4/10 @6:45pm; Purple Penguin Ice Cream, 1008 Harding Hwy, Newfield. Pony rides, face painting, clown making magic with balloons, music, cartoon characters, good food, bring a chair/ blanket, special show 8:15pm. Call Gary @856-697-4731 Revolutionary War Encampment - 10am - 4:30pm; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May, 609 898-2300 x18, www. 14th Annual AirFest, Naval Air; Wildwood. 609-886v-8787 West Cape May Tomato Festival, Wilbraham Park Festivities begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 5:00PM. Diane Flanegan 609-884-8382. Donna Summer, 8pm; Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. 609-449-5150, Jackson Browne, Sept 4 - 5, 8 pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, www.

Sunday, September 5th Ocean City Pops - Anything Goes! 7:30pm; Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. 609-525-9248, Alice Cooper, 8pm; House of Blues in Showboat. 609-343-5700,

Monday, September 6th Mayor’s Labor Day Race 5 Mile beach run and 1 Mile fun run/walk. Great end of the summer season Event. Contact Info Lisa Rumer,, 609 525-9317

September 8th—12th Atlantic City International Film & Music Festival, 10-11pm, Sept 8 - 12; Caesars, Claridge and Showboat - House of Blues 609 225-8289.

September 9th—12th Atlantic City In-Water Power Boat & Brokerage Show, Thurs, Fri & Sat 11am 7pm; Sun 10am - 6pm; Farley State Marina adjacent to Trump Marina Hotel Casino:

Friday September 10th

Street Rod Weekend Features classic cars on display at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th St. off the Boardwalk and on the Boardwalk, Sat., 12noon –4pm. For more information call 609-525-9300.

Saturday September 11th Funday at Playland’s Castaway Cove, 1pm – 5pm; ride all the rides for $10.00. to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. 609-398-4200,

The Atlantic Shore Gazette • The Fabulous Greaseband, 8pm; Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Ocean City Boardwalk. 609-525-9300. Blondie, 8pm; House of Blues in Showboat, 609-343-5700, John Fogerty, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Civil War Weekend, Sept. 11 - 12, 10am 4:30pm; Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May, 609 898-2300 x18, www.

Sunday September 12th Ocean City Pops, 7:30pm; GAMP Concert Choir Appears with tenor Justin Gonzalez and the exciting pianist Yang Bao 609-5259248 or visit “Vettes in Glasstown” - 10am - 4pm; An All Corvette Show at Wheaton Arts, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center: 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, 856-825-6800, www.

3rd Annual Run for Life 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk, beginning at 9:00 am; Wheat Road Golf, 2142 Wheat Road, Vineland. Benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 609-481-7487,

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7th Annual Run4Ricky The Wilcox family of Buena would like to extend their gratitude and sincere appreciation to everyone who came out in support of their 7th Annual Run4Ricky 5k run/walk. Thank you to the Police and Emergency personal for their continued yearly presence. We couldn’t do it without Our sponsors. Friends, family and volunteers, you are invaluable. And to the runners, walkers and generous donators, thank you for taking the time to participate in this event, dedicated to the memory of our son Ricky and making our 5krun/walk/community BBQ a continued success.

This year’s Run4Ricky raised $26,000 with over 500 runners and walkers, $13,000 in Scholarships. Congratulations to this years Ricky Wilcox Memorial Scholarship Recipients. These college bound graduates demonstrate the character and qualities that Ricky Wilcox exemplified. Wrestlers: Dom Hinrichson $5000, Steve Austino $2000; Football: Jonathan Alverez $2000; Soccer: Bryan Adams $1000; National Honor Society: Marissa Pastore $500; National Helpers Club: Tyler Callahan $500; Outstanding Female & Male athlete: Lydia Wilson $1000. Tyler Hilgrube $1000. Jay Repko and his family of Estell Manor completed the 5k run in support of Buena’s Run4Ricky on June 12, 2010.Noah Repko,16 year old Sophmore, Wrestles (215) for Buena Regional High School. Pictured are: Jessie age 13; Bo age 11; Parents Pam and Jay; and Noah age 16. Photo by: Nance Piazza

Monday September 13th Chef’s Round Table Dinner, 6:30 pm; Mortons, Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, 609 449-1040, www.

Wednesday September 15th Ocean City Pops - A Night in Old Vienna! with singers, 7:30pm; An annual Pier favorite evening of Strauss marches, polkas and waltzes! In memory of Frank Ruggieri. Call the Music Pier Box Office at 609-5259248 or visit

22nd Annual Buena Vista Twp Independence Day Celebration

Friday September 17th Red & White Weekend An all-class reunion of OCHS. For more information visit www. or call 609-703-4862 Billy Idol, 8pm; House of Blues in Showboat 609-343-5700, Slash, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa 609-317-1000, 9pm

Saturday September 18th Fall Farmers Market In The Downtown, 8am – 1pm, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 609-398-4662. Boardwalk Fall Family Fun Fest Juried Craft Show, Face Painters, Bands, Pony rides at 11th St. 9am – 6pm. http://www. Ocean City Airport Festival Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave. 10am – 3pm. For more information call 609-525-9223. Dick Cheney, Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort 609-340-7160 $50 8pm http://www. Loretta Lynn, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City 609-441-5786 $35, $45 & $55 9pm http://

Four year old Julie Guzman of Newtonville leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening ceremonies at the 22nd Annual Buena Vista Township Independence Day Celebration. Pictured are local and regional elected officials who were in attendance at the 5 PM program.

Shakira, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 609-449-5150 $150.50, $115.50 & $85.50 8pm

Sunday September 19th Boardwalk Fall Family Fun Fest Juried Craft Show, Face Painters, Bands, Pony rides at 11th St. 9am – 6pm. http://www.

DJ NICKY G. of WAYV 95.1 joins the Independence Day festivities pictured here, doing what he does best... entertaining!

Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow 1pm – 3pm. 6th – 14th Streets. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations. For more information call 609-525-9300. Ocean City Pops - Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play with the POPS at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. 7:30pm Tickets $15. Call the Music Pier Box Office at 609-5259248 or visit

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Mayor’s Corner by Mayor Chuck Chiarello

Firemen’s water barrel fights are a favorite activity at the Annual Buena Vista Independence Day Celebration.

Neighborhood News Tax Bills are in the Mail

The annual watermelon eating contest is always a highlight of Buena Vista’s Independence Day Celebration.

Francesca Kesnig sings the National Anthem to open the festivities at the BVT Independence Day Celebration held on Saturday, July 3rd.

The tax bills have finally been mailed out in Buena Vista that reflect the results of this year’s reevaluation. The process has been a long and expensive one involving reviewing every property in our community. The reevaluation cost almost $500,000 and is required by state law. The values of our properties have greatly increased since the last reevaluation which was done some 20 years ago. Just because the value of your home has doubled during those 20 years does not mean that your tax bill for 2011 will be substantially greater. Since all the homes and land values in the Township had to be refigured, along with tax appeals being filed, the exact amount of tax bills has been nearly impossible to determine. Hopefully, when your new bill arrives the questions will finally be answered.

BVT Yard Waste Pickup Starts Again in September

Yard Waste will be collected in Collings Lakes, Edgewood Acres, Country Club area, DeRosa Drive and Cedar Gardens by ACUA on the following dates: September 3 & 17; October 1, 15 & 29; November 12 & 27; and December 10 & 24. Please Note: Yard Waste pick-up in all other areas of the Township must be pre scheduled. You must call our Public Works Department at 856-692-4121 so that pickup may be scheduled in advance. Pick-up will be on the above listed dates. Only a reasonable amount of yard waste properly cut, bundled or bagged will be accepted. Excessive amounts of yard waste will be the responsibility of the property owner to dispose of.

Trash/Recycling Contract Saves $50K per year for BVT

Effective August 3rd all Township trash, recycling, and yard waste will now be picked up by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA). The Township Committee voted on a new contract that will save our community $50K per year for the next five years. Trash will be picked up on the same days as usual, however, there is a change in recycling. Recycling will now be picked up on the same day that your trash is picked up but every other week. A new schedule of pickups are available at Township Hall or can be printed from the Township website.

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Wayne and Sharon Corsiglia spend time at the Run4Ricky BBQ at Michael Debbi Park. They represent BVT EMS and maintain a presence at many community events. Wayne and Sharon are among the hundreds of volunteers that provide fire and rescue services to our community. Atlantic County Surrogate Jim Carney made a presentation at the July 26th televised Township Meeting. Mr. Carney spoke about services offered from the Surrogates Office. Having experienced a major loss in his own family recently he was able to speak first hand on how important it is to have a will and know the options that you will face at the time of your death or a family member.

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1,000steaks,” Full Color Business “Everybody loves our cheese Dawn says.Cards - $60 There is also a grilled eggplant sub with tomato, onion, and provolone for $6.25. “A local farmer brought us some eggplant, so we are offering it today,” says Dawn. “I try to use local farmers and businesses as much as I can, because they are our community.” “I believe in making it easy for the working people of this town,” Dawn explains. “Those are my regular customers.” A peek at the deli case reveals not only competitively priced deli meat and cheese, but homemade pasta salad, macaroni salad, salsa, and potato salad. “People tell me that my lunch meat prices are cheaper than Shoprite,” Dawn says. The coffee and tea is self-serve and fairly priced. If you’re enjoying it at the counter, the mugs are huge. There is also handdipped water ice available. Seniors enjoy a discount on Tuesdays and kids, every day. There are tables by the windows and seats at the counter, but Richland Deli also delivers. Call 856-213-5612 for information on the daily lunch or dinner specials.

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One size does not fit all when it comes to school supplies. Kids are surprisingly picky about what they put in their backpacks. Not only are students conscious of what sneakers and clothes are in style, but the brand, color, and often size of school supplies could ultimately decide your little guy’s cool factor. Check out some of our favorites, and some of the latest and greatest school gear to hit the shelves.

Liv Crayola

is a new product line that lets kids customize and decorate everything from pens, binders and folders to wallpapers for their cell phones or computers. Kids choose from a variety of design packs or use their own photos. Designs packs can be purchase ready to Liv Locker Accessory go or kids can visit Kits are pretty cool www.LivCrayola. com for middle school and custom to design and high school students print their creations. Liv Products start at $5.99 and are available exclusively at Target

Riot brand school supplies are a hit with Tween Boys!

1 Subject notebooks with wild designs price at $2.55

Rip-Stop Nylon Cargo binders

Decode Backpacks

have large pockets on the front and A backpack and a laptop come in 3 assorted designs! case all in one! Fit most Prices start at $13.99 lap tops and have 2 side ee ASUS E quick access mesh l a p t Ne ed for D i s n e yComputer is deessig6n–12. It’s pockets. Price starts at kids ag n extended $29.99 Available at Netbook has a rs, b ra du le, ry life of 5 hou ey e n tt is a b ool D and a c r interface Kids Classmate Tablet PC use l f parenta Net Book Tablet is designed for o s n to and tions. K-12 students. Swivel touch-screen p o l o tr con ges from Price ran99 - $199 allows kids to draw on screen and $2 alternate between the traditional m keyboard mode and tablet mode. www.Am Kid friendly software and parental-controls installed. Price ranges from $579 - $679 Available at

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August/September, 2010

A Traditional Approach As summer comes to an end, the back-to-school bug fills the air. It’s best to start gathering supplies early to take advantage of the discounts and large selections. How many times have you rushed out looking for a “Dora” lunch box only find all the “good” lunch boxes are gone and just a few “Transformer” or “Barney” boxes are left on the almost empty shelves. Schools now make it a bit easier for parents to buy the essentials by posting lists of needed school supplies on their websites. Make sure you check the school website or call the school for a list of required supplies. Kids often have strong preferences, so don’t forget to check with them first before you stock up on plain red binders or lead pencils only to find red is “out” and only “real” pencils are aloud in class. Shop with a list to avoid buying things you don’t really need. Even 10¢ spiral notebooks aren’t a good buy if your child needs a ton of composition books instead. Of course there are the basic items you’ll need to pick up: backpacks, binders, and planners/organizers, in addition to the regular assortment of pencils, crayons, glue, and scissors—but schools are now allowing for more high-tech gadgets like lap-tops, note pads, and high-end calculators. And don’t forget to get the kiddies to bed early and pick-up an alarm clock for Junior, it’s never to early to start encouraging kids to wake up on their own!

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by Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02)

by Jimmie Lee Hollis

Selling South Jersey A surprise to no one: the economic situation is extremely fragile. While the country teeters between recovery and recession, our communities continue to reel from foreclosures, frozen credit lines and double-digit unemployment. A key aspect of my job is to fight for our existing industries and businesses, while promoting our region for potential opportunities. Unquestionably, South Jersey has substantial resources and a skilled workforce to offer any future employer. Crafting the right sales pitch has become increasingly more important. Just last week, I delivered the keynote speech before aviation research and technology industry leaders at the NextGen Aviation Research and Technology Park (ARTP) Tenant Conference in Washington. Hosted by the South Jersey Economic Development District, more than 60 industry representatives attended to hear presentations from the ARTP partners about the exciting project underway in conjunction with the design and implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System at the FAA Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township. With $7 billion in federal contracts already awarded and the infrastructure of the NextGen ARTP ( on track to be completed in September, private firms are interested in FAA research projects and gaining access to state-ofthe-art federal laboratories. With global aviation leaders such as Boeing, Raytheon, Hi-Tec System Inc. and SRA International attending the conference and looking closely at South Jersey for the base of their NextGen operations, I now believe the estimated 2,000 high-wage positions will be the baseline rather than the ceiling of our region’s potential. Furthermore, the ARTP will clearly serve as a force multiplier across the region for job creation in support services, housing sales and local businesses. At the conference, the sales pitch was simple: South Jersey is the future of aviation. Likewise, we need to continue to sell our beaches and local attractions as the economically-sensible alternative to other destination vacations. As we know, key to our tourism industry is our beaches. With 127 miles of coastline, the importance of our clean waters and beaches cannot be overstated. I was pleased the Army Corps agreed that Atlantic City needed $7.8 million in emergency federal funding to repair substantial damage to our beaches created by last year’s storm. South Jersey’s coastal communities are taking the necessary steps to protect their local attractions, promote their seasonal small businesses and ensure the strength of the state’s $38 billion tourism industry and the half million jobs it supports. From corporate presentations to friendly recommendations, we each have a role in selling South Jersey to prospective employers, consumers and tourists. Improvements in our region’s economic outlook are directly tied to our ability to convey the benefits readily available: a talented workforce, a diverse economic base, our manufacturing background, a pristine environment, our geographical location and so on. Clearly, our region is an attractive option and South Jersey has the resources to compete for the top businesses and secure jobs; we just need to make the final sales pitch to close the deal.

Successful Education and the Public School System The effectiveness of today’s public schools is the subject of continuous debate and controversy all across our state. There is a lot that needs fixing but the problems are not solely due to a lack of funding as some proclaim. I believe Governor Christie is headed in the right direction against strong opposition to change. I am a product of the 1950s and 1960s public school system and I do believe I received a very good education, again relative to the times I achieved it. The public school system in the 50s, 60, and 70s received a lot less funding than today relative to the times, and it turned out a higher percentage of welleducated students, many from poor districts. Our teachers expected, no demanded, that we learn stuff that equipped us for life and college. We were a poor school district in Southern Illinois, a lot poorer than most counties in South Jersey, and we often used hand-me-down books and materials from the “white schools.” And yet from personal accounts, over 90 percent of my class went on to college and over 50 percent of those became successful in their pursuits, and this in a time of overt and intense racial segregation. During my school years discipline in schools was not politically incorrect, so teachers had a lot of power that was given to them by the parents. Talking back, running in the halls, being discourteous and other “sins” often brought swift and “righteous correction.” Teachers were “social engineers” but not in the context of what it means today. They were more interested in teaching us reading, math, biology, history, science and civics. Many years later I realized our schoolteachers had refused to let us give up or fail. It was a personal goal for them. They also ensured that every student received the same dedication and educational standards. They saw their roles as providing the launching pad for the next U.S. President, the next astronauts, military professionals, lawyers and yes----future teachers. For them it was an investment in the future---theirs and ours. Some say the “old educational system” is passé, maybe, but I defend its effectiveness. I am not saying we should go back to those days, but we could sure use some of the unselfish attitudes that prevailed. I reject the premise that unless you live in a “rich district” you can’t get a good education. Myself, and many of the kids I went to school with are living proof that dedicated teachers backed by dedicated parents, successfully educated children from poor communities over many years. If they could do it then, why can’t we do it now? Anyone hear the damaging hoof beats of political correctness, organized resistance and liberal ideology?

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Letter To The Editor Privatization Not New Tool To New Jersey Municipalities, But Reforms Can Make It More Common The recent State Privatization Study by the Zimmer Commission has thrust this concept back into the public square. But privatization is not news to local government officials who, for decades, have been using this tool, to deliver citizen services effectively, efficiently, economically and ethically. While the term ‘privatization” is not widely used in municipal government, you will often hear discussions about ‘contracting-out,’ ‘interlocal agreements,’ ‘shared services,’ and ‘professional service agreements,’ at council meetings throughout the State. Many municipalities contract with a third party to provide a service, or do so jointly through either a shared services agreement or a public-private partnership. These have been entered into as a result of the need to provide the service, the lack of personnel and/ or the absence of a ready supplier. Typically an opportunity and a need have to present themselves. New Jersey municipalities routinely contract-out for: solid waste, recycling collection, disposal and marketing services; street paving and reconstruction; snow and ice control; water treatment and distribution; sewerage collection and treatment; web master and maintenance services; other professional services, including engineering and design, architectural, municipal attorney and other legal services including labor, tax appeal defense, COAH defense, police officer liability defense, accounting and auditing; and a host of other services. How can the private sector provide a service at a lesser cost than government can? Government does not pay income or corporate business taxes and does not need to provide for profit. However, there are other factors at play that periodically permit the private sector or even other governments to provide services in a more cost effective manner. Other parties can effect economies of scale that a municipal government cannot. Some have experience with the service they provide and can achieve much greater efficiencies. Often, private vendors have greater control over their workforces. Sometimes, contractors are able to pay their employees market wages for work. These are often less than the wages and benefits that are found in municipal contracts. Benefit costs are typically fixed in a privatization contract. The municipality contracting for the services knows what its costs will be. It does not have to worry about overtime or annual increases in health, unemployment and workers compensation insurances, pension, and other bills. Further, contractors who fail to meet contract performance terms can be dismissed, if the terms and conditions permit. Private contractors have standards established in a contract and they wish to have their contract renewed. Thus, there is usually strong accountability under a service contract. Almost inevitably, however, local resistance arises, whenever privatization is considered. Whether the resistance comes from current employees, collective bargaining agents, outside forces, supportive residents or other local political efforts, it is very difficult for a local elected official to choose an alternative provider in the face of municipal employees who will lose their positions, wages and benefits, especially in our current economic down-turn. And State laws and regulations can also serve as an impediment to privatization. Civil service regulations impede municipalities from privatization, outsourcing or shared services. While subcontracting is a managerial prerogative as recognized by the courts, public employers are required to negotiate the impact of the subcontracting decision. Legislation that would permit governmental employers to utilize private and non-profit vendors to supply municipal services, without the need to negotiate the impacts of these actions, would help municipalities to make the subcontracting decision. We would support reforms that would eliminate the artificial controls that exist on contractors who provide municipal services. Prevailing wages regulations are really union wage regulations. These regulations directly and uniformly increase the cost of services and capital improvements needed to maintain the infrastructure of our municipalities. If the public is concerned about the cost of government, it is necessary to eliminate the artificial inflators that perpetuate the increased cost of governmental services. The largest expenditure categories in almost all budgets are in the area of public safety. One reason for this is that wages and other costs of these services are typically not subject to market forces. One reason for this, among others is that municipalities are not able to contract for police or fire services from anyone other than another public agency. Municipalities can, however, contract with the private or non-profit sector for emergency medical services. There can be competition. Where market forces can be applied to the cost of labor in the provision of municipal services, there have been significant reductions in cost. Non-profit and private providers do not incur the same total personnel costs that the extant condition in government. Reforms enacted by the Trenton establishment can help local officials use this tool more often and more effectively. Very truly yours, William G. Dressel, Jr. Executive Director New Jersey League of Municipalities

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Summer Concert Series

Still going strong at Michael Debbi Park in Richland on Wednesdays at 7 pm are Summer Concerts sponsored by the Buena Vista Township Special Events Committee. Come enjoy some summer fun! All concerts are free. Refreshments are available at a modest cost. The following is a list of our remaining Summer Concert dates and performers that are scheduled for the 2010 season: August 18 – City Rhythm Orchestra, and August 25 – Buddy Gale Orchestra.

Collings Lakes Drainage Project

Residents along Beach Road should see a substantial improvement to previous flooding problems once a $75,000 drainage replacement project is completed. The work should be done by late August. “This project has long been needed on Beach Road” said Deputy Mayor Teresa Kelly.

Every Wednesday night in July and August there are free summer concerts at Michael Debbi Park in Richland. The dancers show off their moves on the beautiful wood floor that is brought out for the concerts.

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Township of Buena Vista Developing Affordable Homes Ground-breaking ceremonies for the first Buena Vista Township, NJ Affordable Home developed under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program was held on August 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM 130 Rockefeller Lane. Mayor Chuck Chiarello has announced a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the first home being developed under the Township’s Neighborhood Stabilization Grant Program. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) is funded through the NJ Department of Community Affairs to acquire and substantially rehabiliate or reconstruct five foreclosed or abandoned homes in the Township. After the units are rehabilitated they will be sold as affordable homes to qualified buyers. The program will match the qualified buyers to the rehabilitated homes. Each buyer is evaluated by a financial institution that grants them a mortgage. The first home, located at 130 Rockefeller Lane, will be purchased by Mr. Derrick Minor. The house, built in 2003, was in fairly good condition, but needed a few renovations, including conversion to gas, deckwork, painting, carpeting and a new septic system. The homebuyer, Mr. Derrick Minor, Mr. and his family are looking forward to moving in by the end of this month, He said, “I am very fortunate and very blessed to have purchased this house. I would just to thank everyone at the Township and Triad Associates for helping me with this process.” “Before the acquisition of this property through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, this home was foreclosed and vacant; a bad situation for our neighborhood,” said Mayor Chiarello. Four more homes in the Township are in the process of acquisition and rehabilitation as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Repairs may include roof replacement, new HVAC units(s), new water heater, new windows (dual pane), insulated exterior doors, new appliances, new flooring, interior and exterior paint, new front yard landscaping, baseboards, attic insulation, smoke detectors, new plumbing and electrical and inspection for termites and leadbased paint. “The Neighborhood Stabilization Program has provided a tremendous opportunity for individuals and families to become homeowners and stakeholders in their community,” said Mayor Chiarello. “These homes are a fantastic bargain for homebuyers who qualify.” Applications for the purchase of the units are still being accepted. Families earning between 50% and 120% of the area’s median income are eligible to apply. Applicants will be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 (with no recent judgements or bankruptcies) in order to obtain mortgage pre-approval. The preliminary applications are available through Dawn Genco, Associate at Triad Associates, 856-690-5749 or by visiting the website at www.triadhousingprogram. com. Pre-application forms will also be available at the Buena Vista Township Building. To qualify, homeowner’s income, which includes all earned income as well as income from assets, benefits, child support, and alimony, must meet the program’s criteria. The income limits can be viewed at The homes have deed-restrictions that prevent the houses from being rented, subletted, or sold to an ineligible buyer. Qualified candidates must complete an eight-hour home buying counseling course, secure a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, which could be FHA or VA loan, and have the required down payment and closing costs, Units will be dded-restricted to ensure continued affordability, and they cannot be later rented, subletted, or sold to an ineligible buyer.

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EGG HARBOR TWP Egg Harbor Twp $324,900: Located in The Shires/Thornbury model, 4BR/2.5BA on corner lot w/lavish landscaping, sprinkler system, lrg concrete patio, above ground pool, workshop w/electric. Home w/open fl. plan perfect for entertaining. Luxurious Master Suite. Close to FAA & shopping. Mary Ann Wagner: Cell: 609-432-8025 or Karen Komo: Cell 609-705-5505. Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890

folsom Folsom Borough $124,900: 2BR/1BA. Charming Cottage style home with newer kitchen, heated sunroom for additional space, hardwood floors throughout. Nice size fenced in back yard on a well maintained street. Home needs some cosmetics but what potential. Folsom and Hammonton schools. Keller Williams Realty Office: 609484-9890. ROSALIE HADULIAS - CELL: (609) 839-7904

GALLOWAY Galloway $295,000. 3BR/2BA 2-story home for the discreet buyer. Gorgeous inground pool 21 x 40 w/fenced yard. Recent top quality renovations. Barbara Morgan, Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890 Cell: 609-432-9060 Galloway $240,000: Extended Hickory Model in Four Seasons’ 55+ Community w/2 bdrms/2 ba. Located on cul-de-sac w/private backyard & 2 sunrooms. Willing to negotiate. Karen Komo, Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890, Cell: 609-705-5505. Galloway $290,000: Spacious Larch Model in Four Seasons’ 55+ Comm., 2BR/2BA. Meticulous! Beautiful 3 Seasons Sunroom. Barbara Morgan, Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890, Cell: 609-432-9060 Galloway $299,900: Freesia Model w/ view of the lake. Largest model in 55+ Community. 12x40 patio for entertaining, upgraded security system, upscale landscaping. Karen Komo, Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890 Cell: 609-705-5505.

Galloway $209,000: Fantastic buy in Four Seasons’ 55+ Community. 2BR/2BA. Private back yard, fireplace, 2 car attached garage. Barbara Morgan, Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890 Cell: 609-432-9060 Galloway $419,800: 4BR, 2.5BA, beautifully done house w/outdoor paradise. House sits on 2 acres, in a quiet & secluded cul de sac. Inground 36ft heated pool. 24 ft deck. Step down FR w/computer nook, LR, DR, EI kit & SS app package. Italian Porcelian & hdwd fls., 2 zone heating. Vaulted cielings in MBR, jacuzzi tub. Owners are leaving almost everything. $419,800 Shawn M O’Brien at Keller Williams Realty (609) 442-9537 Galloway $330,000: Lg home w/5BR, 2.5BA on quiet cul-de-sac. Huge eat-in country kitchen w/granite counter tops. Florida Room overlooks fenced yard w/ inground pool. Mary Ann Wagner: Cell: 609-432-8025 or Karen Komo: Cell 609-705-5505. Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890 Galloway $225,000: Just Listed!! Large 3 bdrm ranch-style home w/ spacious, private lot. Perfect for couple wanting to “right size” their life. Fabulous outdoor area w/wrap around deck. A charming & “happy house”. Motivated seller wants “SOLD!!” Mary Ann Wagner: Cell: 609-432-8025 or Karen Komo: Cell 609-705-5505. Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890

HAMMONTON Hammonton, $1,100,000: Stunning custom 4BR, home w/inground pool, 1.6 acres of landscaped ground and tremendous privacy. At home theather, office, screen porch, 3 garage & more. Contact The DiPinto Team, Ron, Nancy & Susan DiPinto at Re/Max Infinity Top Achievers. 85-988-0808 or 609304-1392. Hammonton $749,000: “The Street” in Hammonton. Waterfront Way Lovely offers 5BR on a quiet dead end st. Lakeviews and parklike setting complete with gazebo, detached 3+ car gar. Too many feat. to list. Call today. The DiPinto Team, Ron, Nancy and Susan DiPinto, Re/Max Infinity Top Achievers 856-988-0808 or cell 609-3041392.

LAURELDALE Laureldale: Immaculate 3 bed, 2ba home on 1 1/2 acres. Well maintained,new kit, new, c/a, new roof, and so much more!! Direct line Kathleen Pack 609 442-2375 Marketplace Realty 609 823-8500 ext 22

LINWOOD Linwood - Ideal 2nd fl corner location w/park/ nature views. Must be sold. Seller relocating to Florida. 1,000 sq ft open layout w/ cath. ceilings, new a/c condenser, silhouette blinds, pergo fl. in foyer and kitch., porch storage. Comm. pool, tennis, and club house. Walk to shopping/dining. $179,500 Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty 609-487-8000

LONGPORT Longport $479,900: Lowest priced townhouse in Longport. Beautiful bay views, 3BR/ 2.1BA. Great condition. 5 decks & pet friendly! Call Joanne Ferraro @Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 609-822-4200 #151 or cell 609-226-4002.

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August/September, 2010 Longport/Seaview Harbor $799,000: Boater’s Paradise right on the bay at Seaview Harbor. Spectacular unobstructed views from this home that is perfect for entertaining and outdoor living too! Spacious home with great views - at this price it won’t last long. A must see!!!! Justina (Tina) E Lobiondo at Farley and Ferry Realty (609) 501-3211

MARGATE Margate $129,900: Amazing price for ocean views and parking, 2nd floor studio, walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Call Kathleen Pack at Marketplace Realty 8238500 ext 22 or direct 609 442-2375

MAYS LANDING Mays Landing Short Sale $165,000 or Best Offer: Townhome w/3 levels in Hardings Run II. Qualified buyers can rent property while waiting for Short Sale to process. Buy below market value. 2BR/1.5BA w/fin. bsmnt. Upgraded BR. Call Karen Komo, Keller Williams Realty, Office 609-484-9890, Cell: 609-705-5505 MAYS LANDING - Subject to bank approval. 2 BR twhs w/newer heater & a/c. Newer carpet. Great for 1st time home buyer or investor. Tenant occupied 24 hr notice a must. $59,000 Shawn M O’Brien at Keller Williams Realty (609) 442-9537. MAYS LANDING – 3 BR, 2BA, Being Sold Strictly AS IS. A/C is not in working order. $67,500 Shawn M O’Brien at Keller Williams Realty (609) 442-9537.

millville Millville $164,900: 2BR/1.5BA.Cute little bungalow, completely redone, new kitch., tiled BAs, carpet, walls, paint, roof, siding, windows, nothing left to be done. Finished bsemnt w/ 2 add.l BR and a setting area. Lot is a great size for outside entertaining. Motivated Seller, bring offers. Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890. ROSALIE HADULIAS - CELL: (609) 839-7904

NORTHFIELD Northfield $179,900: Perfect starter home. Great schools, lovely neighborhood, excellent value. Owner wants an offer and is willing to help with closing costs to qualified buyer. Call Lois A. Ridgway at Balsley Losco Real Estate (609) 513-2560

OCEAN CITY Ocean City $685,000: Beautifully Decorated Single Family Home. Call Ginny Cannata at Re/Max of Ocean City 609-203-3066. Ocean City $499,000: 4BR, 2BA Single Family Home. Call Ginny Cannata at Re/ Max of Ocean City 609-203-3066.

Ocean City $385,000: 2nd Fl. Condo Close to Bay and Shopping Areas. Call Ginny Cannata at Re/Max of Ocean City 609-203-3066. Ocean City $439,000: Great Ocean City Townhouse. Call Ginny Cannata at Re/Max of Ocean City 609-203-3066. Ocean City $479,000: 2nd Floor Condo Close to Beach and Stores. Call Ginny Cannata at Re/Max of Ocean City 609-203-3066.

PLEASANTVILLE Pleasantville $39,900: Cozy 1BR home w/ vaulted ceilinigs, tile flooring, attic storage, new BA. Huge fncd yrd. Shed. No condo fees!! Subject to bank approval; sale as-is. Needs TLC, appointment only. Rental history $875-900 monthly. Call Catherine M Bell Pratt at Joshua Realty and Developers, LLC 609-677-0771 Pleasantville $124,900: Drastic reduction for short sale. Beautiful cape cod, full basement has bonus rooms! Hardwood flrs, EIK, newer Kitchen, enclosed porch and fenced yard. 24 hr. Appt. Only. Call Catherine M Bell Pratt at Joshua Realty and Developers, LLC 609-677-0771

PORT REPUBLIC Port Republic: Impressive estate home with elevator, Santos Mahogany flooring, chefs kitchen with butler pantry, 20 foot volume ceilings in great room and foyer. All situated on 5 pristine acres and a short drive to the beach, shopping and all the excitement Atlantic City has to offer. Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty 609-487-8000 Port Republic: ‘THE FRANKLIN INN”: Circa 1726 Magnificent Historic Waterfront Estate. 7 bdrms, 3 ba. Asking Price: $1.8 M. Qualified Buyers Only. Call for details regarding this historic inn. Mary Ann Wagner: Cell: 609-432-8025 or Karen Komo: Cell 609-705-5505. Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890

SOMERS POINT Somers Point $226,000: Wonderful opportunity to own on a great street in Somers Point for a great price. Fantastic yard fenced in with huge deck. Two sided gas fire place DR and LR. Spacious master BR with 2 mirrored closets. Minutes to OC and PKY. Subject to 3rd party approval. Call Cindy, French Real Estate 609-703-9045.

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VENTNOR Ventnor $200,000:- 5800 BRDWLK Cute as a button 1 BR. furn. Call Sybil Lewkowitz at Avalar Atlantic Properties 609-214-0239 Ventnor $259,000: Lg 3BR, 2BA 2nd FL unit w/ eat-in kit, dining rm, living rm, deck, new carpet, parking, nice back yard. Marketplace Realty 609 823-8500 ext 22 direct line 609 442-2375 Kathleen Pack. Ventnor $499,000: Pristine condition! New kitch & BA. 3BR. 2.1BA. C/A, gas heat, gar., porch & yard. Walk to beach. Call Joanne Ferraro@Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 609-822-4200 #151 or cell 609-226-4002. Ventnor $499,000: DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION on this classic Ventnor Beach House, completely renovated & offers everything you have ever wanted in a beach home. 2 blocks to the beach, 1 block to bay & St Leonard’s tract, this 7BR, 4BA home has all the features to live here year ‘round including hrdwd fls, lg living & dining rm, eat in kitch., a front porch, an enclosed porch, BRs and BAs all newly renovated, full bsmnt with in-laws quarters, 3 BR & 1 BA, back deck. Justina (Tina) E Lobiondo at Farley and Ferry Realty (609) 501-3211.

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Vineland $139,000 : 4BR/1BA Buy this property now... good investment. Needs some work. Subject to 3d party approval. Seller offers no warranties, selling in as-is condition. Bring in all offers. Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890. LUISA WONG (609) 553-8036 Vineland $70,000: 2BR/1BA. Not you typical moble home-wallk into a lrg foyer for add. living space. New laminated floors and a nice private new vinly fenced in yard. Owner will install CA prior to closing. Finacing is avail. to qualified buyers. Motivated Seller Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890. ROSALIE HADULIAS - CELL: (609) 839-7904 Vineland $164,900: 4BR/1.5BA. Spacious rms w/ lots of potential, but what a location. Across the st. from elmntry schl, other homes on street are nicely maintained. Under grnd oil tank. Sets on 1 acre, enjoy the view of the out doors. Needs some TLC. Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890. ROSALIE HADULIAS - CELL: (609) 839-7904


Atlantic City $99,900: Ritz studio w/ view of the ocean and boardwalk skyline. Nicely redone w/ pergo floors, Murphy bed. New pool and sauna. Condo fee includes all utiliites. Grazyna Ksel Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore (609) 287-6894 Atlantic City $84,900: All you need to do is bring your toothbrush when you open the door to this completely renovated unit! Sunny & bright with loads of storage! Perfect for AC worker, week-end visitor or investor, Steps to Beach, Boards, Shopping & Casinos! Zelda Z Solof Prudential Fox and Roach Cell: (609) 214-0841 Linwood $169,500: Enjoy life at this 55+ community with all the amenities it has to offer. This turn key end unit sits conveniently located to pool,tennis cts,mailbox and pkying out your front door. Newer furnace, freshly painted, 2 sided fire place and lots more.Don’t miss this one! Call Cindy, French Real Estate 609-703-9045. Margate $159,000: Large studio with eat-in kit and separate area for sleeping, updated kit, parking, low condo fees include heat. Marketplace Realty 609 823-8500 ext 22 Kathleen Pack direct line 609 442-2375 Ocean City Condo $849,000: Fabulous location across rom beach w/ocean views. 4 bdrm, 3 ba condo on 2nd fl w/ Master Suite & priv. balcony on 3rd fl. Wrap around deck, 2 car gar., lrg kit, granite countertops, gas firepl. Furnished & fully equipped. Mary Ann Wagner: Cell: 609-432-8025 or Karen Komo: Cell 609-705-5505. Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609-484-9890

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Smithville $110,000: Beautiful 2nd floor well maintained condo with voulted ceilings. Amenities include use of 2 outdoor pools, exercise facility. Pets allowed. Bring all offers. Grazyna Ksel Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore (609) 287-6894 Ventnor $109,500: Dream Bay Condo, 2nd fl end unit. Beautifully decorated. Pull down attic with flooring and workshop . Close to public transportation. Assoc fee incl. flood & condo ins., common area, lawncare, snow removal, heat and hot water. Sit and relax on your new vinyl balcony. NOT A SHORT SALE. Call Cindy, French Real Estate 609703-9045. Ventnor $379,900: Beautiful bayfront condo w/40 foot boat slip. 3 bed. 3 baths. Spectacular views & pool. Call Joanne Ferraro@Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 609-822-4200 #151 or cell 609-226-4002 Ventnor $184,900: Vassar Square condominium. Lowest prices in years! Premier boardwalk building. Units staring at! Great views, condition & balcony’s. Call Joanne Ferraro @ Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 609-822-42--#151 or cell 609-226-4002.

LAND Estell Manor $105,000: Call Cindy, French Real Estate 609703-9045. Galloway $119,900: 3 acre buildable flag lot in great neighborhood. Subdivision complete with water & sewer at the street. Approx size 224 x 484. Mary Ann Wagner: Cell: 609-432-8025 or Karen Komo: Cell 60-705-5505 Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890 Galloway $119,900: Subdivided 1 acre buildable lot approx 112.5 x 362.2 complete with water & sewer at the street. Approx size 224 x 484. Mary Ann Wagner: Cell: 609-4328025 or Karen Komo: Cell 60-705-5505 Keller Williams Realty Office: 609-484-9890

RENTALS Somer Point 3/4 bedrooms 2 full baths all rooms nice size $1,450. Call Cindy, French Real Estate 609-703-9045. Margate Winter rental - extended season, the best of everything 3bd 2ba, all new, call Kathleen Pack 609 442-2375 Marketplace Realty 609 823-8500 ext 22

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Local Designer Strives To Preserve The Historic Splendor of the Jersey Shore One House at a Time Debbi Buchalski has been in the business of restoring and renovating homes for the past 25 years. It is her passion. Debbi understands older homes, they speak to her and she transforms them by repairing and restoring their best aspects, while enhancing the homes with the finest luxury comforts. She does her magic with a timeless style unmatched by any other builder or designer in the area. Debbi specializes in transforming old houses with structural integrity into exquisite homes tailored to the owners’ individual tastes, lifestyle, and budget. Unlike other contractors, Remarkable Renovations can complete homes fully decorated and appointed with all creature comforts including linens, tableware, pots and pans.

Located in the beautiful historic section of Ventnor, this English Tutor style home is one of Remarkable Renovations’ most recent transformations. Situated on the 2nd lot from the beach, this stately 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is aptly named “The House of Seven Gables.” Restored and renovated to meet the demands of a modern lifestyle, this home features a large great room, a master bedroom suite with private ocean view balcony, a 1st floor bedroom suite, a bonus den/play room, and hardwood floors.

Atlantic City- ROOSEVELT BEACH 1 BR furn. Oceanfront $800 mo. + util yrly. Call Sybil Lewkowitz at Avalar Atlantic Properties 609-214-0239 Atlantic City - OCEAN CLUB 1 bdr. corner $1,100 mo + util winter rental. Call Sybil Lewkowitz at Avalar Atlantic Properties 609-214-0239 Atlantic City - Perfectly located across from hilton. This is an efficency apt, furnished, with kitchen. Heat and electric included in Rent. $750.00/month. All you pay is phone and cable. Shawn M O’Brien at Keller Williams Realty (609) 4429537. Ventnor On The Bay - LG. 1 bdr A.C. SKYLINE VIEWS inl. util $1,100 mo. Yrly. Call Sybil Lewkowitz at Avalar Atlantic Properties 609-214-0239 Ventnor - Garden Level 2 bdr W/D unfurn. $850 mo + util yrly. Call Sybil Lewkowitz at Avalar Atlantic Properties 609214-0239

COMMERCIAL Atlantic City $750,000: Call Steve Mento at Prudential Fox & Roach 609-271-1953 Galloway $264,000: Office/Professional space in great location. Perfect for a practicing physician or satellite office . Less than ½ mile from Atlantic Care Med Center. 10 rooms 2 rest rooms, office space, lab space. Barbara Morgan, Cell: 609-432-9060 or Karen Komo, Cell: 609-705-5505. Keller Williams Realty, Office 609-484-9890 Ventnor $650,000: Call Steve Mento at Prudential Fox & Roach 609-271-1953 Northfield $258,000: Call Steve Mento at Prudential Fox & Roach 609-271-1953 Smithville $100,000: Call Steve Mento at Prudential Fox & Roach 609-271-1953 Atlantic City: Great store location available to purchase. Why pay rent? This store is located in a boardwalk building , directly in front of luxury hotel chelsea. Perfect for high end retail or professional office. Owner willing to accept a reasonable offer. Call Dan at 516-410-6837.

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Don’t just clean it... Steam it! One of the first things people do when they buy a new house or move into a new rental property is get the rugs clean. Just the thought of what may be left behind from past owners or tenants is a little scary. Even in the daily wear and tear of living leaves behind sometimes invisible grime. Who knows what could be hidden in the fibers that covers your floors. If your carpets aren’t clean, your house isn’t clean and although most people do a pretty good job keeping up with regular sweeping up, your vacuum cleaner can remove most dirt and soil from your carpet but it won’t clean it completely. You need to use steam cleaning carpet machines to get your carpets completely clean and free of things like oil or sticky soil and mud that vacuum cleaners can’t get rid of. Whether you decide to go with steam vapor cleaning service or dry steam cleaning service, your carpet will benefit greatly and you’ll benefit from a toxin free service. Regularly steam cleaning your carpets is the best thing you can do to increase the life of your carpet,” says Cathy Sobocinski, who along with her husband Ray and extended family, own SOS Carpet Cleaning South located in Galloway.

SOS is a family owned business and has just finished it’s first year of operation, although it’s sister company SOS North, located in Massachusetts has been in business for years. The Sobocinski Family provides top quality carpet cleaning, for the home, and office in Atlantic County and surrounding areas at fair prices. Benefits of Steam If you and/or your family members suffer from asthma and allergies, steam cleaning equipment and cleaning will prove superior to any other method. Did you know that, through steam cleaning, you can get rid of most fungi, dust mites as well as viruses? Your carpet should be steam cleaned at least once every two years depending on how many people live in your household and how often they walk over a particular carpet. SOS has a truck mounted cleaning unit, so they can clean almost anywhere. In addition to carpets, SOS can steam clean Upholstery and even extract water from a flooded room. They offer free estimates and perform all work themselves. For more information call Cathy and Ray at 609-652-1727

Local Painting and Powerwashing Professional Uses “Green” Products to Increase Value of Homes Cornelios Wilson’s company was formed out of a desire to keep promises. In 2003 he established his own service business, now known as Clean Lines Painting and Powerwashing. He decided that his company would start work when they said they would, have a strong work ethic, and finish on time. Seven years later, Clean Lines employs 8-12 painters. His website, CleanLinesPaintingAndPowerWashing. com, is brimming with testimonials from satisfied customers including Todd Moyer, Senior Vice President of Marketing from the Trump Marina Hotel Casino organization. “When we start a job, we stay with it until it’s done. We don’t start it and then come back five days later,” Cornelios explains. “We treat our customers with respect.” All estimates and color consultations are free. “We use the best equipment and

“I am happy that I found a dependable, competent, creative individual like you to handle all of my painting needs.”

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paints on the market,” says Cornelios. That means the use of “green,” environmentally sensitive paints that are low in volatile organic compounds. “The customer can choose another type of paint if they want to, but that is what we recommend.” Experts such as MarketWatch and advise adding a fresh coat of paint before putting a home on the market. Not only does this boost curb appeal, but fresh paint greatly increases the resale value of the home. Clean Lines Painting and Powerwashing is located in Galloway Township. Call them at 866-955-4637 or 609-804-1133.

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