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September/October, 2010


Fall home improvement Edition

SOUTH JERSEY events • announcements • opinions •

INSIDE South Jersey

Pumpkin Show Special Fall Home Improvement Section

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The Annual SJ Pumpkin Show returns for its 7th year. This two-day family fall festival is slated for October 9 & 10 from 10:00am to 6:00 pm and will be held at the Atlantic County 4-H Fairground, 3210 Rte. 50, S. Egg Harbor City. The fairground will be transformed into colorful displays of mums, carved and painted pumpkins, and over fifty handcrafted scarecrows. The Pumpkin Show festival showcases local artists and craftsmen, live entertainment, professional home show companies and food galore. Shop from over 125 craftsmen offering fall wreaths, baskets, quilts, pottery, jewelry, glassware, wood working and more. Stop by the Home Expo and talk to the professionals about all your home improvement projects. Companies representing, windows & doors, sheds, RV’s, automobiles, decking, kitchens, banking, landscaping, security, Home Party Plans, lawn services, guttering, basement and remodeling will be on hand. Kathy and Beau Wright of Millville, organizers, promise to keep the festival affordable, safe and packed full of family entertainment. Festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, spend the day listening to free flowing and vibrant sounds of Dixieland, Bluegrass, Folk, and Country music from local bands.

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SHOREfest 5K Run/Walk and Community Festival LINWOOD – The Shore Memorial Hospital Health Foundation is seeking sponsors, vendors, runners and walkers to participate in the 1st Annual Linwood SHOREfest 5K Run/Walk and Community Festival on Sunday, October 10 at the Cornerstone Commerce Center, 1201 New Road in Linwood. The race, hosted by the Linwood Care Center, starts at 10 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. Pre-race registration is $20 for individuals and $40 per family. Late race registration is $25 for individuals and $45 for families. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, and top three finishers in each age group. A community festival will take place after the race from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cornerstone Commerce Center. The celebration will feature a large selection of food vendors, crafts, music, face painting and family activities sponsored by the Shore Memorial Leader’s Alliance, a farmer’s market sponsored by the Auxiliary of Shore Memorial, the Shore Memorial Wellness Tent and more. All proceeds from the event benefit SHORE TOMORROW – the Campaign for Shore Memorial. SHORE TOMORROW is the largest expansion in the history of Shore Memorial. The project includes a new four-story Surgical Pavilion, new lobby and main entrance and expanded parking facilities that will transform Shore Memorial into an ultra modern medical center with one of the finest surgical facilities in southern New Jersey. For information on being a vendor, call 609-653-3900. For sponsorship opportunities, call 609-653-3900. For online race registration and applications, visit or For more information about Shore Tomorrow, visit

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39th Annual Greenwich Artisans’ Faire and Marketplace to be Held Sept. 25-26 FAMILY VALUES, BUSINESS MINDED The Greenwich Artisans’ Faire and Marketplace attracts thousands of people interested in the handiwork of highly skilled craftspeople and fine artists. The annual weekend celebration of American heritage is held each year on the grounds of the 1730 Gibbon House – a restored colonial residence on Ye Greate Street in Greenwich, Cumberland County. The Greenwich Artisans’ Faire & Marketplace will be open to the public on Saturday, September 24, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, September 25, from 10am until 4pm – rain or shine. The admission charge is $3. Children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is ample, convenient, and free. This year’s celebration will feature a Teaburners’ 5K race and a 1-mile run/ walk on Saturday. In honor of the occasion, New Jersey’s official tall ship – the 1928 schooner A. J. Meerwald – will be docked at Greenwich from September 25-26, at the town’s Hancock’s Harbor Marina. The Greenwich Artisans’ Faire and Marketplace is an authentic representation of an early American rendezvous of farmers, artisans, entertainers, cooks, and bakers. Within the fair grounds proper, artisans will demonstrate the crafts of weaving, spinning, knitting, quilting, basketry, cabinetry, caning, furniture-making, jewelry-making, red-ware fabrication, pottery, and folk art such as carving and

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stenciling. Locally grown produce, herbs, and flowers will be on sale as well as baked goods and other foods. Edge of the Woods Farm, Inc, will offer a petting zoo and pony rides. The Greenwich Artisans’ Faire & Marketplace is organized and operated by the Cumberland County Historical Society, a New Jersey non-profit organization, which maintains several landmark buildings and sites in addition to the 1730 Gibbon House, including the Warren and Reba Lummis Library (one of the region’s most important genealogical resources), the John DuBois Maritime Museum, and the nationally renowned Prehistorical Museum. The latter houses one of New Jersey’s most extensive collections of Native American artifacts. For more information about the event, call Don Dulin, Chairman, Cumberland County Historical Society, 856-358-1200 or visit

Richard Harlan and Grandson




TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Our TEAM keeps working for you

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Peter Bylone and Grandkids

Pete Bylone, Teresa Kelly, Chuck Chiarello, Sue Barber, Rich Harlan

• Our taxpayers will save $50,000 every year for the next 5 years from reduced trash and recycling costs! • Our taxpayers will be saving $14,000 per year in Township electric bills with a new third party provider! • Our taxpayers will be saving $10,000 per year in phone line charges after changes are made to our 9-1-1 communications system. • Working on 2 new “innovative” solar projects which may generate new revenues for the Township. • Signed agreement with South Jersey Industries to install $85,000 in energy savings improvements to our buildings through grants that cost our Township taxpayers only $2000. • Reduced staff by 2 full time and one part time position. • Continuing to improve Township roads, parks, and facilities.


A Great Team!

Paid for by: Bylone and Harlan Campaign,

PO Box 70, Milmay, NJ 08340, Chuck Chiarello, Treasurer

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Fall Art Creates Excellence Classes at RRCA Every fall, spring, and winter the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts sets up an eight week program for art enthusiasts ages seven through eighteen. Students meet once a week during that time with a teaching artist who works with the students in a series of fine art techniques. This fall, the program will run from the week of September 20 through the week of November 8, 2010. Pre-Juniors (7-9) will study the Color Wheel, Juniors (10-12) will work on the elements of art and Associates (13-18) will dive into acrylic painting. The instructors are certified art teachers as well as artists in the Glasstown Arts District. The program runs at a cost of $80 for the full eight weeks with all supplies included. Students must register by September 17, 2010. The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts is a nonprofit community arts center located at 22 N High Street in the heart of Millville’s Glasstown Arts District.vThe RRCA is open seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday 11-5pm, Friday 11-8pm and Saturday 11-7pm. For more information call 856-327-4500 or visit

Buena Vista Township Democratic Club To Hold “Old Fashioned” Barbecue The Democratic Club of BVT is holding its 58th Annual “Old Fashioned” Chicken Barbecue at Michael Debbi Park on Cedar Avenue (County Route 540, ½ mile south of US Route 40) in Richland on Sunday, September 19, 12-5 PM. Come enjoy the best chicken around---eat in or takeout. Rain or shine! Join Mayor Chuck Chiarello and Deputy Mayor Teresa Kelly along, with Committeewoman Sue Barber along with our invited special guests: Atlantic County Surrogate Jim Carney, Atlantic County Clerk Ed McGettigan, Freeholders Alisa Cooper, Jim Schroeder, Charles Garrett, and Freeholder Candidate Art Schenker. Our First District State Legislative Team

of Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam will be visiting. There will be music by the talented John Lolli. Tickets for Chicken Platters can be purchased for $9.50 each by mail or at the park on the day of the event. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, soda, cakes, and coffee available for sale. Come relax at the last BBQ of the season! Re-elect Peter Bylone and Elect Richard Harlan to Buena Vista Township Committee. Your support for this fundraising event will be greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to: BVT Democratic Club and Mail to: PO Box 100, Buena, NJ 08310

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September 16th-19th Cape May Fall Sidewalk Sale, 9am-7pm, Washington St. Mall & Square Friday, September 17th Red & White Weekend An all-class reunion of OCHS. For more information visit www.ochsalumni. com or call 609-703-4862 Billy Idol, 8pm; House of Blues in Showboat 609-343-5700, Slash, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa 609317-1000, 9pm Back to School Crafts: 5 Days = 5 Crafts, 2-4pm. Ages 7-12. Join us for a series of back-to-school crafts (Lunch money locket). Reg. Req. Hammonton Library, 609-561-2264 Baby Time, 10:30-11am, Ages 6-23 months; registration required. Vineland Public Library, 856-794-4244 Fall Farmers Market, 9th & Asbury Ave, Ocean City, 8:00am – 1:00pm, (609) 698-4662 Cape May Constitution Day Ceremony; 7pm, Rotary Park 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. 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 Loretta Lynn, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City 609441-5786 $35, $45 & $55 9pm Shakira, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 609449-5150 $150.50, $115.50 & $85.50 8pm, Safe Kids Car Seat Check-Up, Action Auto Body, Hammonton, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Sponsored by AtlantiCare, South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance, Atlantic and Cape May Counties Sherriff’s Office and the Delaware River Bay Authority, No registration required Safe Kids Car Seat Check-Up, Burke Chevrolet, Cape May Courthouse, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Sponsored by AtlantiCare, South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance, Atlantic and Cape May Counties Sherriff’s Office and the Delaware River Bay Authority, No registration required Kids Crafts-Clay Critters, 1:30-2:30pm. Ages 3-5 and 6-12, Registration req. Brigantine Library, 609-266-0110 Learn to Play Chess, 12-4pm. Open to kids of all ages. Registration required. Ventnor Library, 609-823-4614 Ready, Set, Read! 10:30-11pm. Ages 3-5. Beginning literacy activities -- songs, rhymes, counting, letter recognition. Reg. Req. Ventnor Library, 609-823-4614 Make it a CRAFTERNOON! 11:30am-12:30pm. Ages 6 and older. Reg. Req. Ventnor Library, 609-823-4614

Creative Sparks: Magical Creatures, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Ages 6-12. (609) 652-8848 Firemen’s Parade, Starts at Crocus Rd in Wildwood Crest, travels on New Jersey Ave ending at Eighth Ave. in North Wildwood. 1:00pm, over 300 pieces of apparatus. Wings and Water Festival, The Wetlands Institute; 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd. Stone Harbor; 10:00am – 5:00pm, (609) 368-1211 Cape May Mutt Strut, 8-12 noon; Boardwalk Area Sunday, September 19th Boardwalk Fall Family Fun Fest Juried Craft Show, Face Painters, Bands, Pony rides at 11th St. 9am – 6pm. 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 609-525-9248 or visit Italian Concert: Ti Lascio Una Canzone “I Ragazzi Di Oggi”, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 609-449-5150 $80 & $95 Sun Show time 5pm, Wings and Water Festival, The Wetlands Institute; 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd. Stone Harbor; 10:00am – 5:00pm, (609) 368-1211 Monday, September 20th Mom to Mom, Shore Memorial, Jenkins Room, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, A time for moms to connect with other moms, Reg. Req. 609-653-3228 Pizza and a Movie, 6-8pm. Ages 6-12. Enjoy a slice of pizza while watching a movie. Somers Point Library, 609-927-7113 Tuesday, September 21st Jam in the Park Music Fest Giampietro Park Vineland, NJ Giampietro Park Lincoln & Landis Avenue - East Vineland, NJ Seafood Festival & American Car Show Belliew Winery 150 Atlantic Street - Landisville, NJ Pastors Conference Ocean City Tabernacle, 5th & Wesley Ave. 7p.m. Featuring training and encouragement from well-known pastors and authors. For more information call 609.399.1915 or visit www. Toddler Storytime, 10-11am Ages 2-4. Join us for weekly fun, stories, snacks, crafts and games! Reg. Req. Hammonton Library, 609-561-2264 Toddler Time, 10:30-11am, Age 2-3, Stories and activities for toddlers. Reg. Req. Vineland Public Library, 856-794-4244 Noyes Museum/Richard Stockton College of NJ, Make a Difference Day, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Join us at Stockton’s Make A Difference Day and help make BONES for the One Million Bones Project ( (609) 652-8848 Harry Potter Trivia, 6-7pm, Age 9 and up, Reg. Req. Vineland Public Library, 856-794-4244

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4-H Club Plans Trip to Assateague Island The Cumberland County 4-H Dream Riders 4-H Club is planning a bus trip to Assateague Island in Maryland on Saturday, October 16th to see the wild ponies in the Assateague Island National Park. Members will be going by coach bus, leaving the 4-H Center in Rosenhayn at 7:45 AM and returning by 5:30 PM. The trip will consist of a program called “Horse Sense” and a guided beach walk and a self-guided tour of island where the ponies live. Over 150 wild ponies inhabit the island and wander the marshes and beaches. Seats are available for anyone interested in participating. The cost is $27 per person. For more information, call the 4-H Center at 856-451-2800.


Atlantic Shore Happenings Wednesday, September 22nd Jam in the Park Music Fest Giampietro Park Vineland, NJ Giampietro Park Lincoln & Landis Avenue - East Vineland, NJ Seafood Festival & American Car Show, Belliew Winery 150 Atlantic Street - Landisville, NJ Pastors Conference Ocean City Tabernacle, 5th & Wesley Ave. 7p.m. Featuring training and encouragement from well-known pastors and authors. For more information call 609.399.1915 or visit www. Preschool Storytime, 1:30-2:30pm, Ages 3½ - 5. Stories, crafts and activities. Reg. Req. Galloway Library, 609-652-2352 Noyes Museum/Richard Stockton College of NJ: Make a Difference Day, 10:00am – 7:00pm, Join us at Stockton’s Make A Difference Day and help make BONES for the One Million Bones Project ( (609) 652-8848 Teen Meet / YA Group, 6-8pm; Age 12 and up. Hang out, relax, have fun, play games and check out our latest manga and young adult books. WiFi available. Snacks provided by the library. Hammonton Library, 609-561-2264 Movie Night, 5-7:30pm; Ages 8 and up. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (in honor of International Literacy Day) Pleasantville Library, 609-652-2352 Paws to Read with Barbara and Luke, 4-4:30pm; Open to kids of all ages. Read with Barbara and Luke from Intermountain Therapy Animals. Read to Luke, the therapy dog. Ventnor Library, 609-823-4614 Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:15am, Ages 3-5, Stories and activities for preschoolers. Reg. Req. Vineland Public Library, 856-794-4244

Teen Club Meeting, 5-6pm, Ages 13-18, Vineland Public Library, 856-794-4244

Nikayla Hetzell of Pittsgrove a member of the Pony Pals 4-H Club.

Thursday, September 23rd Pastors Conference Ocean City Tabernacle, 5th & Wesley Ave. 7p.m. Featuring training and encouragement from well-known pastors and authors. For more information call 609.399.1915 or visit www. Luscious Libations for Absecon Lighthouse, Steve & Cookies by the Bay in Margate. 609-449-1360 $60 6pm to 8pm, www. Post Partum Wellness Group, 10:00am, AtlantiCare, Mainland Campus, Provides support, resources and an open forum for women to discuss being a new mom. 888-569-1000 Noyes Museum/Richard Stockton College of NJ: Make a Difference Day, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Join us at Stockton’s Make A Difference Day and help make BONES for the One Million Bones Project ( (609) 652-8848 Pleasantville Playas Chess Club Meeting, 4:307pm. Ages 8 and up. Practice your chess game or learn how to play. Chess games open to all, chess club team is for third through eight graders. Chess Club members/attendees will be served pizza and receive homework help. Pleasantville Library, 609-652-2352 Pinkalicious Tea Party, sponsored by AtlantiCare’s Healthy School Initiative and the Stanly Grossman Pediatric Department, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Rams Head Inn – Grand Ballroom, Galloway. Stories & activities for your little princess. Presentation for adults. Tiaras and pink encouraged. $45 for adult/ child pair, $25 each additional guest. To reserve your space, call 888-569-1000 Friday, September 24th Engelbert Humperdnick, Sept 24 - 25, 2010 Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 609-449-5150 $75.50 Fri 9pm; Sat 8pm Thirty Seconds to Mars, House of Blues in Showboat 609-343-5700 $25 7pm Fall Farmers Market, 9th & Asbury Ave, Ocean City, 8:00am – 1:00pm, (609) 698-4662 Saturday, September 25th American Rock-n-Roll BBQ~ Chili-n- Cheesesteak Cook-Off~Saturday Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey MS Bike-a-thon, Over 7000 bikers raise over $3 million for the Delaware Valley MS Society Ocean City, NJ Fall Farmers Market In The Downtown 8am – 1pm, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 609-398-4662. Ocean City Board...Walk to Defeat ALS Join us for the Walk to Defeat ALS at 9am at the Ocean City Music Pier. For more info call 215-643-5434 or visit “Music for the Heart” at the Ocean City Music Pier from 6pm to 8:30pm. For more info call

Chris at 609-653-4677 Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City 609-441-5786 8pm, Elaine Paige, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa 609-317-1000, 9pm, Jeff Foxworthy, Resorts Atlantic City 609340-6300, 8pm, Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay, Amherst Ave. between Decatur and Coolidge 609-822-1129 Meet the Seeing Eye Dogs, 1:30-3:30pm. Love dogs? Discover the rewards in helping seeingeye. com & meet the puppies.Mays Landing Library, Ages 3-6, Reg. Req. 609-625-2776 x6304 Learn to Play Chess, 12-4pm. Open to kids of all ages. Registration required. Ventnor Library, 609-823-4614 Pokémon Club, 1:30-3pm, Ages 7-16; registration required. Vineland Public Library, 856-794-4244 Sunset Lake Seafarers Celebration, New Jersey Ave between Ramber and Miami Rds, Wildwood, 9:00am – 6:00pm, crafters, food vendors, family entertainment, live music, children’s activities and much more. Beachfront fireworks show at 9:00pm. FREE (609) 523-0202 Cape May, 8:30am; 27th Annual Beachfront Run, 884-9565 September 25th-26th American Rock-n-Roll BBQ~ Chili-n- Cheesesteak Cook-Off~Saturday Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey Cape May Mall Art Show, 10 am-5pm, Washington St. Mall, 884-8628 Sunday, September 26th Corvette Show, Over 350 cars exhibited. One of the largest shows of its kind in the East! Displayed on the boardwalk from 6th – 10th St., 11:30am – 4pm. Rain date: Sun. Oct. 3rd. For more information call 609-457-0081. Classical Mystery Tour, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa 609-317-1000 $50 & $65 3pm www.theborgata.

com Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay, Amherst Ave. between Decatur and Coolidge (609) 822-1129 MONDAY, SEPT. 27 Toddler Time, 11-11:45am, Ages 1-3. Stories, games and playtime. Reg. Req. Galloway Library, 609-652-2352 Mom to Mom, Shore Memorial, Jenkins Room, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, A time for moms to connect with other moms, Reg. Req. 609-653-3228 Family Movie Night @ the Library, 6-8pm, Age 8 and up. Younger if accompanied by an adult. Join us for a G/PG rated family movie with popcorn & refreshments. Hammonton Library, 609-561-2264 TUESDAY, SEPT. 28 Toddler Storytime, 10am-11am Ages 2-4. Join us for weekly fun, stories, snacks, crafts and games! Reg. Req. Hammonton Library, 609-561-2264 Toddler Time, 10:30am-11am, Age 2-3. Stories and activities for toddlers. Reg. Req. Vineland Public Library, 856-794-4244 Community Life Fair Offers Assistance To Local Communities - Over 100 exhibitors all under one roof to benefit local and surrounding communities and casino industry employees! Information on Housing/Energy Assistance, Financial Management, Mortgage Mediation Services, Job Search/ Preparedness Programs, Free Health Screenings & Nutrition Information, Education & Vocational Training Opportunities, as well as Lifestyle Presentations & MORE! Event will be held in Bally’s Atlantic City Grand Ballroom, 11am to 7pm. Free Parking in Bally’s Parking Garage, check-in at the registration booth in front and obtain the free parking coupon. For additional information, call Patricia Johnson at 609-340-2874. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29 Preschool Storytime: First Session, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Ages 3 ½ - 5. Stories, crafts and activities. Galloway Library, Reg. Req. 609-652-2352 Book Adventures: School Kids & Books, 4pm-5pm,

A.J. Meerwald to Visit Greenwich Sept. 21 - 27 Historic Greenwich, on the Cohansey River in Cumberland County, will be the port-of-call for the A.J. MEERWALD from September 21 to 27. The authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner will arrive in Greenwich on Sept. 21 and will be available for charters and educational sails during the week. Public sails will be offered on Sept. 25 and 26. Sails depart from Hancock Harbor Marina in front of the Bait Box restaurant. For reservations call 856-785-2060. PUBLIC SAIL SCHEDULE:

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The Eyes Have it A Trip to Eye Associates Focuses on Eye Care for Kids By Nance Piazza, Community Editor

I stepped through making sure the eyes the glass doors with are healthy.” We my kids, as I have discussed my Nick many times before, moving from glasses into the wide open to contacts and Dr. vestibule of Eye Bachinsky explained Associates on the process. There Lincoln Avenue in is a two week trial Vineland. I always period. That’s cool. like going there. The If my kid doesn’t natural light that like them, we can go shines in through back to glasses. We Angela LaBruno, a licensed optician, the windows and felt satisfied with measures the distance of Angelo Piazza’s the airy atmosphere our decision, and we eyes with a pupilometer. of the waiting area headed for checkout feels refreshing. The place is clean, and the where Jen, an associate, patiently explained reception staff is polite and friendly and that we would need to set up a one hour they accept almost all insurances. appointment for Nick’s contacts’ lesson. Today, I brought my 14 year old, Nick, in “There is a one time $75.00 contact for his annual exam and to ask about being fitting fee, that is not covered by insurance, evaluated for contact lenses. My 9 year and you get a private one to one lesson on old, Angelo, who only wears glasses to see inserting, removing and caring for your the classroom board, came to upgrade to contacts,” said Jen. cooler-looking 4th grade-worthy glasses. “Contacts are covered by insurance, just While walking back to the exam room, not the fitting appointment. If you call for I thought about how important it is to get an appointment to get contact lenses, that kids’ eyes examined, and I wondered how will be explained to you over the phone often they should be examined. What kinds beforehand,” added Jen. of problems could kids have with their eyes? Our next stop was the Optical Department And what is the purpose of those drops that to see Angela LaBruno, a licensed Optician. make your eyes as big as saucers? How would She has been with Eye Associates for 11 my kid figure out how to put-in and take-out years, and tackling special requests and contact lenses? He can’t work the toaster- solving delicate issues seems to be her oven without pictures. specialty. Countless times I have gone to We were happy to see Dr. Bachinsky, see her about adjustments, special requests, O.D, when he entered the room. He has broken glasses, lost cases, insurance been an Optometrist in this area for 20 questions—you name it, she handles it, and years. He is good with kids and explains I always walk out pleased. things to parents in a clear, understandable Angela’s recommendations when picking way. He is patient when answering my out glasses are to go opposite of the shape of questions and I appreciated that. your face. If you have a round face, pick out According to Dr. Bachinsky, an a square frame, oval face, a rectangle. Optometric Physician, pathology in This day Angelo picked out glasses children’s eyes is rare. “A pediatrician that were a little wide for his face. Angela would pick up on anything unusual in a explained the pros and cons of getting very young child, and make a referral. these glasses. But, not surprisingly, Otherwise, regular annual exams should Angela measured my son’s eyes with the begin when a child is around five years old. Pupilometer, made us understand what was Kids should be seen once a year throughout involved, but deemed our request possible. their teen years, because subtle changes in We love getting what we want. the eye can happen with time. “Typically, “I feel we here at Eye Associates are kids have refractive errors, which means committed to bringing the best possible eye they need glasses, or sometimes we see care available to the people of Atlantic and Accommodative Binocular Disorder (not Cumberland County,” added Dr. Bachinsky. using both eyes together) that glasses can Eye Associates diagnose and treat all fix,” added Dr. Bachinsky. types of visual problems in patients of all I asked about those dilating drops, and ages and have locations in Vineland, Mays Dr. Bachinsky said, “We use a Slit-lamp Landing, Cherry Hill, Blackwood, and microscope that manipulates light, allowing Hammonton. For more information or to me to see all sections, and look through the schedule an appointment call 800-922-1766 cornea to the retina at the back of the eye, or visit

Dr. Steve Bachinsky O.D. Licensed Optometric Physician of Eye Associates in Vineland exams and evaluates Nick Piazza’s eyes for contacts. —Photos by Nance Piazza

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Atlantic Shore Happenings Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:15am, Ages 3-5, Stories and activities for preschoolers. Reg. Req. Vineland Public Library, 856-7944244 THURSDAY, SEPT. 30 EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER Ocean City Fall Farmers Market, 8am – 1pm; 9th & Asbury Ave. 609-398-4662 FRIDAY, OCT. 1 Marc Anthony, 9pm; Trump Taj Mahal, Mark G Etess Arena. 609-449-5150, SATURDAY, OCT 2 Ocean City Home Bank Walk for the Wounded Walkathon to benefit Operaion First Response, a non profit organization that provides both emotional and financial support to wounded soldiers and their families. Registration begins 10am at the Ocean City Music Pier and the 3 mile walk begins at 11:30. A ceremony honoring our heroes will be held at 11am. 399-0012 ext 1106 Millville Wine Tasting, 6:30-10pm;The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts Center, $35 per person. All of the proceeds from this fabulous evening will benefit the RRCA’s ACE (Art Creates Excellence) program. Seating is limited and reservations are required by September 18. 856-327-4500, Festival of Fine Craft, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm; Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center: 1501 Glasstown Road Millville. Indoors, outdoors and under a tent. Traditional and contemporary crafts. 125 juried artists from across the country present jewelry, studio glass, clay, metal, wearable art, fibre, leather, photography, watercolor, mixed meduim, wood and more. 1-800-9984552, Howie Mandel, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Jerry Seinfeld, 8pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Nathan Burton Comedy Magic, 8pm; Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. 609-441-5786, www. Oktoberfest at Historic Smithville, 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday; Historic Smithville - Village Greene: 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville. 100+ Juried Crafters will be in attendance plus International Food Court, Live Music, Family Fun, Train, Carousel, Paddle Boats and Cape May, Octoberfest, Jackson Street, 8845508 Victorian Week, MAC, 884-5404 Ocean City Citywide Yard Sale at Tabernacle Grounds, 5th & Wesley Ave. and at homes throughout town 8am – 12pm. Table sales in the downtown, 6th – 11th Sts. along Asbury Ave. 609-398-4662 Storytime, 10:30-11am; ages 3-5. Beginning literacy activities -- songs, rhymes, counting, letter recognition. Registration required. Ventnor Library 609-823-4614 Make it a Crafternoon-Kids, 11:30-12:30pm; age 6 & older. Registration required by Friday

The Atlantic Shore Gazette • before program. Ventnor Library 609-823-4614 Learn to Play Chess, 12-4pm; Open to kids of all ages. Registration required by Friday before program. Ventnor Library 609-823-4614 SUNDAY, OCT. 3 First Annual OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K Run/ Walk, 9am; 13.1 Mile Half Marathon; 9:15am 5K run/walk. Benefits Ocean City Recreation Programs & Scholarships. 609-525-9317, Deadmau 5, 1pm; Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. 609-441-5786, MONDAY, OCT 4 Storytime, 11-11:45am; ages 1-3 acompanied by an adult. Registration required & begins 8/16. Stories, games and playtime. Galloway Library 609-652-2352 TUESDAY, OCT 5 Storytime, 10-11am; ages 2-4. Registration required. Join us for weekly fun, stories, snacks, crafts and games! Hammonton Library 609-561-2264 Storytime,10:30 -11:30am; ages 2-5. Registration required & begins 9/28. Egg Harbor Twp. Library 609-927-8664 Investment Basics, 11-12pm. Open to adults. Jillian Nash of Janney Montgomery Scott provides a basic overview of investing, review of investment options for individuals, and general investment strategies for those with little to no investing experience. Somers Point Library 609-927-7113 A Place Out Of Time: The Bordentown School, 3-5:00pm; Open to adults. Registration requested. Noted historian & Rutgers University professor Dr. James Johnson leads a film screening & discussion of the documentary about the last all-black, publicly funded, co-educational boarding school north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanitites, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanitites. Mays Landing Library 609-625-2776, x6304 Count Down To Halloween – Kids, 3:-4:45pm; Suggested for age 8 & older. Parents welcome. Make easy Halloween costumes with things you already have. Get face-painting idea. Different project every week. Pleasantville Library 609-641-1778 Video Gaming, 6-8pm; Suggested for age 8 & older, younger if accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Challenge your friends in the latest E-Rated Wii games. Bring your own handhelds, gaming accessories, and E-Rated games for more fun! Hammonton Library 609561-2264 WEDNESDAY, OCT 6 Current Events Discussion Group,10:3012:00pm; Open to adults. First moderator is retired businessman Jerome Brown. Come out & share your views. Egg Harbor Twp. Library 609-927-8664 Storytime, 10:30-11:30am; ages 3-5. Registration required. Enjoy stories & simple crafts. Mays Landing Library 609- 625-2776 Storytime, 1:30-2:30pm; ages 3½-5. Registration required & begins 8/16. Stories, crafts & activities. Galloway Twp. Library 609-652-2352 Paws to Read, 4-4:30pm; kids of all ages. Read with Barbara and Luke from Intermoun-

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Just Peachy! Mark Gould, a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Vineland, can’t resist fresh fruit at a roadside stand. Kevin Badaracco sells vegetables and fruit grown on their family farm, right there on the property. “The peaches look good, I had to stop,” says Gould. —photo by Nance Piazza

tain Therapy Animals. Read to Luke, the therapy dog. If you are new to reading, Barbara will help you. Ventnor Library 609-823-4614 Family Board Game Night, 5-6:30pm; age 6 & older. Learn to play chess, Sorry, Trouble & other board games. Music and snacks. Pleasantville Library 609-641-1778 Young Adult Group, 6-8:00pm; age 12 & older. Hang out, relax, have fun, play games and check out our latest manga and young adult books. WiFi available. Snacks provided by the library. *Holiday Party & Pollyanna on December 15th!* Hammonton Library 609-5612264 One on One Computer Basics, 6:30-7:30pm; Open to adults. Registration required. One hour session of computer instruction tailored to fit your needs. May include search strategies, word processing, and email. Mays Landing Library 609-625-2776, x6304 THURSDAY, OCT 7 Mondavi Family Dinner at Morton’s, 8pm; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Avenue. Celebrating the Legendary Blend. A once in a lifetime, never been done before Mondavi Family Reunion and wine dinner event broadcast live from the Carriage House of the Charles Krug Winerey in Napa Valley. Four-course meal paired with Mondavi Family blends served simultaneously in our private boardroom. Reservations Required.609 4491040, Game Day/Night, 4:30-6pm; Play our board games or bring your own. Brigantine Library 609-266-0110 Game Day/Night – Youth, 4:30-7pm; age 8 & older. Practice your chess game or learn how to play. Chess games open to all, chess club team is for third through eigth graders. Chess Club members/attendees will be served pizza and receive homework help. Pleasantville Library 609 641-1778 Book Discussion, 6-7pm; Open to teens & adults. Discuss Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn. Egg Harbor Twp. Library 609-927-8664 Quilting/Knitting Group, 6:30-8pm; Open to adults. Beginning to advanced knitters. Brigantine Library 609-266-0110 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 Aretha Franklin, 9pm; Caesars Atlantic City. 609-348-4411,

Carlos Mencia, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Mary J Blige, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Phil Vassar, 9pm; Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. 609-441-5786, OCTOBER 8TH-17TH Cape May, Victorian Week, MAC, 884-5404 SATURDAY, OCT 9 Legends of Hip Hop featuring Salt n Pepa, 8pm; Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. 609449-5150, Vineland Public Library Washington D.C. Bus Trip - Visit the National Shrines and Smithsonian Museums in Washington. Soak up the atmosphere of restored 17th and 18th century buildings in Alexandria. Cost/$39 pp. Proceeds benefit the Vineland Public Library. 856-794-4244 ext. 4732 Ocean City Fall Block Party, 9am – 5pm; 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Ave. and the Tabernacle Grounds. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. 609-525-9300 Ocean City Indian Summer Weekend, Seafood vendors at the Music Pier (Sat. – Mon.) and boardwalk table sales. 609-525-9300 Bob Saget, 9pm; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 609-317-1000, Whoopi Goldberg, 9pm; Tropicana Casino And Resort. 609-340-4020, www.tropicana. net Annie Moses Band Concert, 7pm; Virtuoso classical soloists, Pop-country, jazz, and gospel style, High-caliber Christian ministry. Cape May, Antiques for Victorian Week, MAC, 884-5404 Cape May, Lima Bean Festival, West Cape May, 884-9325 Yoga for Life, 10-11am; teens & adults. Registration requested. Wear loose, comfortable clothing & bring a mat or towel. No food 3 hours before class. Mays Landing Library 609-625-2776 Stress Free Meditation, 11:30-12pm; older teens & adults. Registration required. Learn to relax your mind. Mays Landing Library 609-625-2776

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September/October, 2010


Whip It Out! by Chef Amanda Nahas

Amanda Nahas

The first thing I do is hide the candy. . .


ow that summer is over, it is time to get ready for fall! This is my favorite time of year. It is perfect for whipping out fun food for any and all occasions. Although Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, Halloween excites me too. I love candy, I love horror movies (especially with snacks), and, of course, I love to dress my dogs in costumes even though they hate it and fight me every step of the way. Maybe this year I will dress Duke, my boy, up as Wonder Woman, and Pepper, my girl, as Batman. It’s worth a try. When I sat down to write this article, I suddenly became overwhelmed by ideas. Obviously, I would be writing about Halloween and food, but I didn’t want to whip out the same old “same old”. Every magazine on the newsstand has articles that teach us how to make scary cakes, cupcakes, and snack foods and how to whip out a Halloween party, so boring you with those subjects seemed pointless and redundant. I want to keep your attention, not put you to sleep (you can thank me later). I feel like most magazines will tell us how to prepare for Halloween, but not too much is said about what to do after it’s over. How do we come down from our sugar highs? I know for me, I like to ween myself off of candy, not go cold-turkey. I think most kids would agree with me. I realize this might not be the healthiest way to go, or the most tolerable for parents, but it would be such a horrible shame to let all of the candy go to waste. So instead, I am going to tell you about how to come off of Halloween, and I’ll tell you some of my personal sugar detox recipes. . The first thing I do is hide the candy from everyone else. Then I take an inventory of what I have. I divide it into two groups, chocolate and “other”. I like to take the chocolate and make healthy fruit smoothies. I somehow feel better about ingesting chocolate in large quantities if I mix it with fruit. Take berries, and/or bananas, throw them in a blender, add ice, and some non fat yogurt, and then add chocolate pieces (anything will work, M&Ms, Reses’s, KitKat, etc.). Blend it together and Poof! You have just whipped out a semi-healthy fruit smoothie. I also like to take the chocolate, melt it down in a bowl, and eat it with fruit. This is a fun and easy way to use up left over chocolate. When it comes to the “other” category, things can be trickier (no pun intended). Everything else falls into this category. Gummy, tart, sour, sweet, etc. are usually the flavors I have before me. I particularly like tart and sour flavors. I am not a big fan of gummy anything, so I usually give them away. But if you do like that sort of thing, chop up the worms, night crawlers, or whatever, mix it with peanut butter, spread it all over a piece of bread, and make a super chunky peanut butter and jelly sandwhich. With the other candy, I usually mix them with pretzels to get that salty sweet combination. Things like Sour Patch Kids and Sweetarts actually taste good with mini pretzels. I also like to mix them with popcorn. I know, you might be thinking how gross this sounds. I might agree, but it’s good when you eat it. The general rule of thumb in my personal sugar detox regimen is to mix the bad stuff with good stuff and eat it until it is gone. I realize this is not a good way to eat, but it’s only once a year, so it is ok. I am sure you can come up with your own ideas for whipping out recipes for left over Halloween candy. In fact, I am going to offer a prize for the reader who comes up with the best recipe. The prize will be a free cooking consultation! Starting next month, we will be featuring a Q&A column. Please send me any questions you have about food in any way shape or form. I will do my best to answer!


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Atlantic Shore Happenings Belated Grandmother’s Day Craft, 1-3pm; age 5 & older accompanied by an adult. (Each child needs an adult helper.) Registration required & limited to 10. Make a “We Love Gramâ€? apron. Hammonton Library 609-561-2264 Costume Dog Day-Pet Friendly Event, 1-3pm; Open to dogs and people of all ages. Dogs must be on leashes. Photos and treats for dogs.Dress your dog in his favorite Haloween costume! Brigantine Library 609-266-0110 ď€?ď€”ď€“ď€Œď€€ď€?ď€Šď€‘ď€’ď€Šď€•ď€¨ď€’ď€€ď€†ď€“ď€Œ ď€?ď€?

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Don’t Miss Vineland Soap Box Derby The Fourth Annual Vineland Family Soap Box Derby, organized by the Vineland Downtown Improvement District (VDID)/ Main Street Vineland, will take place on Saturday, October 16 (rain date: Sunday, October 17), from 1 to 5 p.m., at 4th Street and Landis Avenue. This year’s event will be sponsored by Ace Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Supplies, Inc., of Vineland. “As a company with roots in the community going back 60 years, we are very proud to be able to sponsor the derby this year and to help make this great downtown family event possible for a fourth consecutive year,” said Ace Plumbing owner Larry Berman. “With two daughters myself who have participated in the derby, I know first-hand the tremendous value this event has for our downtown.” The event is free for spectators, but an entrance fee is required for racers, which includes race day refreshments, participation ribbon, and awards for winning racers. “Each year the derby keeps getting better and better,” said Main Street Vineland Executive Director Todd Noon. “Thanks to the generous support of Ace Plumbing, this downtown tradition will continue to grow and make our downtown a destination for good family fun.” Registration ends Friday, October 8. Visit for more information or call the Main Street Vineland office at (856) 794-8653.

Robin Hood Project, Inc. to hold annual Run/Walk VINELAND — The Robin Hood Project, Inc. will be holding its annual Run/ Walk, a USTAF sanctioned and timed event, on Saturday, October 2. The funds raised through this event directly help the project to continue its mission of helping local needy families by providing basic needs, such as furniture and clothes, for their home and family. The course begins at Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Dante Avenue in Vineland and is a scenic tour of East Vineland’s farmlands. Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to compete. Participants may register online or download the registration form and return to the Robin Hood Project Offices. Registration starts at 7:30am the day of the event. For more information or to become a sponsor, email

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American Wheels Show Comes to Michael Debbi Park October 10th On Sunday, October 10, 2010, the American Wheels & Craft Show presented by Corvettes Unlimited will be held at the Michael Debbi Park beginning at 10:00 am. This event is truly a family outing, whether you’re a participant or a spectator. Wear your costume! Bring your carved or decorated pumpkin! Costume/Pumpkin registration begins at 10:00 am at the Gazebo. A “Chinese Auction” will be held under the pavilion with a huge selection of gift items. The American Wheels Show is one of the few events in the area open to all American Marque Vehicles from the

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WE HAVE IT ALL! The Pumpking Show features everything from pumpkin pies, fudge, cookies, scarecrows, dolls, to pumpkin wreaths. The ever popular Pumpkin Dessert Baking Contest is back with more Longaberger Baskets for winners. Little Miss Pumpkin Show for girls’ ages five to eight years old will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm. Pumpkin growers from New Jersey are encouraged to bring your biggest and heaviest pumpkin to the Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Sunday, October 10th starting at 11am. The big pumpkins will be on display until 6pm. Prize money will be awarded to the top ten big pumpkins. All contests are free to enter and everyone gets a prize. Two hundred free pumpkins will be given out at the main entrance to kids ten and under. Sponsorships and exhibitor information are available at www. or call (856) 765-0118. General Admission $2.00 Kids 6 & under free. Parking is free. Portion of proceeds will benefit the Atlantic County 4-H Fair Association and The Scott Bailey Trust & Scholarship.

1900’s to present day. Show vehicles are peer judged for Top 40 trophies. Car enthusiasts, vendors and crafters are still needed to spend a fun filled day at the park. Registration of vehicles, crafters and vendors is from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. For more information, call Chris Interlante at 856-697-0563 or visit them on the web @ and click on the AWS Icon for printable registration forms. The show is sponsored by Rod 1 Shop. Rain date is Sunday, October 17, 2010. Corvettes Unlimited works with our Special Events Committee in many cooperative efforts throughout the year.

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Richland Village Scarecrow Contest

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Registration for Richland Villiage’s annual Scarecrow Contest, will be open Saturday, September 25th between 8 and 10 am at the white barn across from the Train Station on Route 40 in Richland Village. Contestants will receive rules/regulations, fill out a registration form, pay the $10 registration fee, and receive a scarecrow frame. Contestants are given a week to decorate the frame and put it up by 9:00 am on Monday, October 4th. Judging will take place and cash prizes will be awarded on Saturday, October 16th, the day of the Saw Mill Park Festival. The Most Durable/ Best Maintained Scarecrow prize will be announced after November 1st when the scarecrows must be taken down. Call Joan in the Mayor’s Office at 856-697-2100 or 609-561-5650 then press 8 or Call Dolores Comparri at 856-697-1482 after 6 pm.

Last Day to Register to Vote this Year is Tuesday, October 12th

September/October, 2010

by Mayor Chuck Chiarello

BVT Neighborhood News and Announcements As the fall season enters the air, Election Day November 2nd is just around the corner. If you are interested in how the world is being run, this is as good as time as any to get yourself registered to vote. If you are not registered you have until 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 12th. You can register to vote at the Buena Vista Township Municipal Building on Route 40 and at various other places.

Township to Save Up to $14,000 per year on Electric

Buena Vista Township Committee recently awarded a contract to Liberty Power, a third party electric provider, that is approved by the NJ Board of Public Utilities. Based on current Township electrical use, Buena Vista will see up to a $14,000 reduction in our Atlantic City Electric bills. “This is a substantial savings for our taxpayers” said Township Committeeman Pete Bylone.

Questions and Answers About Recent BVT Revaluation

Now that the Buena Vista Township revaluation has been completed many residents still have questions about the process. Buena Vista Township has put together a list of Questions and Answers that was complied by Mayor Chuck Chiarello, Tax Assessor Bernadette Leonardi, and Tax Collector Dawn Gorman. A copy of the Questions and Answers can be picked up from Township Hall during regular business hours at the Tax Collector’s or Tax Assessor’s Office. The Questions and Answers can also be found on our Township website under “Announcements”. The last revaluation in Buena Vista was done in 1990. The goal of the revaluation is to redistribute taxes in an equitable manner to all Township property owners.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) Executive Director Rick Dovey and Gary Conover, Solid Waste Director spoke at the July Buena Vista Township televised meeting. They spoke about the new trash contract that was awarded to the ACUA and the new recycling pickup schedule. Recycling will now be picked up on the same day as your trash but every other week. The new contract will save Buena Vista Township $50,000 a year over our previous trash and recycling agreements.

Gail Hirsch Rosenthal, Director of Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Research Center at Richard Stockton College made a presentation to Township Committee. Mrs. Rosenthal spoke about the Holocaust Center and the work in getting it opened. She encouraged people to visit.

September/October, 2010

BVT Solar Project

Buena Vista Township is preparing bid packages for two different solar projects in our community. One project would develop a “solar farm” located on five acres of property that the Township owns next to our Public Works Facility on Union Road in East Vineland. The objective of the project is to lease land to a solar power provider. The Township taxpayers will benefit by revenue raised from the lease of the land which could generate as much as $100,000. The project revenues would cover most, if not all, of Township electricity costs -buildings, streetlights, parks and so on. The second project is calling for a bid on installing solar panels on the Township Hall, Public Works Facility and the Martin Luther King Community Center. It is hoped that this project will help reduce energy costs at these three facilities. Results of the bids are expected by early fall. “We have been trying to get a solar project off the ground for the past several years. The timing is right to benefit our community” said Deputy Mayor Teresa Kelly.

Cape May Seashore Lines Schedule Update Trains are tentatively scheduled to operate on the following dates for the Fall and Winter 2010 Season: Saturdays October 16 and 23, November 6 and 20; Saturdays and Sundays November 27 & 28; December 4 & 5, December 11 & 12, and December 18 & 19. Check for times and tickets.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Seeks Vendors Home Show companies, artists and craftsmen and food vendors are being sought for event to be held October 9-10, 10am-6pm. Information is available at Call Kathryn Wright, Millville with questions (856) 765-0118.

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Atlantic County Surrogate Biography James A. Carney was elected Atlantic County Surrogate in November 2005 to a five year term. In this position, he serves as Judge of the Atlantic County Surrogate’s Court and Deputy Clerk of the New Jersey Superior Court / Chancery Division / Probate Part. For almost 14 years, Mr. Carney served as an elected member of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and a former Vice Chairman. He also served as Chairman of the Atlantic County Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness Task Force and Chairman of the Atlantic County Budget and Finance Committee, helping to direct a cumulative 1.8 billion dollars of public funds. He also served as Chairman of the Atlantic County Administrative and Legislative Code Committee, Chairman of the County Solid Waste Oversight Committee. As well, he was a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Emergency Management Advisory Board and Solid Waste Advisory Council, and a member of the County Roads and Bridges and the Pinelands Review Committees. Mr. Carney is a former Vice Chairman of the Atlantic

County Transportation Authority, a Former Trustee for the United States Department of Justice under the United States Trustee, and a former Judgment Enforcement Officer for the New Jersey Superior Court. He has served as an elected member of the Egg Harbor Twp. Municipal Government and Vice Chairman of the Egg Harbor Twp. Planning Board. He is Past State Vice President of the New Jersey Jaycees and Past President of the Atlantic City Lions Club. He is a former member of the New Jersey Court Officers Association and currently serves on the executive board as Section Chief of the Constitutional Officers Associations of New Jersey. Mr. Carney has been a long time volunteer on numerous non profit and civic organizations throughout South Jersey serving in various leadership capacities. His has vast experience in operating small businesses and has held positions in fortune 500 and 100 Corporations. Jim is married to Jacqueline (nee Gehringer) Carney for nearly 40 years. Jackie is a Broker Associate with Keller Williams Real Estate of Northfield. They have three grown children.

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What Happens After You Die? Did you ever wonder what happens to a person’s estate when they die? And, what if they don’t have a will? Does the family get in line to split everything up? Are there any laws in place to protect the next-of-kin? And, what if there is no will? No family? In Atlantic County, Jim Carney, the County Surrogate, is charged with overseeing the administration of the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under the valid will. Carney was elected Atlantic County Surrogate in November of 2005 and over the past 5 years he has overseen the administration of thousands of estates. He’s been quietly watching out for the earthly goods people leave behind and protecting their wishes. He speaks for those who can not speak for themselves and he does so with experience and great respect. For people who leave a will, it is Carney’s job to ensure their estate is distributed according to their last wishes. When no will exists, that is known as “dying intestate,” and the estate is turned over to the county administrator to determine the distribution. “The decision to create a will is simple,” states Carney. “Do you want to choose who gets your property when you die, or do you want the state to decide?” Carney takes great pride in serving the public and protecting probate process and he goes to great lengths to make sure possessions are divvied up according to the deceased wishes, but he can not stress enough the importance of leaving behind a properly executed will. Creating a will enables you to provide your own directions for distribution of your property at your death. It’s never pleasant to think about preparing for your death, but everyone should have a will It is simple to write a will. An attorney can write it or you can pick up a form will from the County Surrogates Office. In a will, you state your wishes for the distribution of your belongings, home, and financial instruments and custody of your children and pets. This will must be witnessed by two people and notarized. For people over 60 with a low income, South Jersey Legal Services will prepare your will at no charge. A will is the most effective way to pass your belongings to your chosen heirs. A will also eliminates any question of

your intentions. You should be clear and specific as to who gets what. Without a will, your heirs may squabble over the distribution of your estate, however the state legislator has determined a line of inheritance that they follow if you die without a will. The state, not you, will be appointed as an administrator. It will be the State Appointed Administrator’s job to divide the estate according to the scheduled line of inheritance. Therefore that cousin you might not like, will inherit the same as the cousin you really like. In some cases, the cousin you don’t even know might end up claiming your estate. “Even if all relatives are known, it can create problems when a person dies intestate,” says Carney. Planning for your ultimate passing is unpleasant and therefore quite often avoided. However, this leaves your heirs in a difficult position. They are left to guess or speculate as to your wishes. The Surrogate’s Office, not you and your family, will determine the disposition of your estate. A will stating your wishes can ensure the funeral you desire and avoid the arguments that ensue when family members are in an emotional state due to grief. A will also makes the Surrogate’s job, much easier because your wishes are being carried out as you fully intended them to be. A will is particularly vital when you have children that are minors, as it will determine, based on your wishes, the custody of your children. It can protect your assets for their future. In the position of Surrogate, Carney and his staff have been aggressively determined to offer the best probate protection possible. Carney successfully developed a Probate Fraud Program to detect, identify, investigate and refer theft, fraud and abuse cases which can arise during the probate process with or without a will being in place. Although it’s reassuring to know an entire staff of professionals are working hard to responsibly administer probate estates and resolve disputes and claims against estates, Carney urges everyone to make a will or review their existing will. “If we took the time to have a will, it would solve a lot of problems,” says Carney. “Do it for those you love.” For more information contact the Atlantic County Surrogate’s office at (609) 703-4556 or visit www.

The officers of the SJH Auxiliary (l-r): Melody Chaplin, Secretary; Lynn Crescenzo, Chair; Robert Odorizzi, Vice Chair; Connie Montero, Treasurer.

SJH Auxiliary new member meeting to include tour of the Frank & Edith Scarpa regional cancer pavilion VINELAND, NJ — The South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) Auxiliary will host their annual “new member” meeting on September 22. The meeting is open to those interested in joining the SJH Auxiliary, and will include a tour of the SJH Frank & Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion. Reservations are necessary. Call the SJH Foundation at 856641-8290 for further information. The purpose of the SJH Auxiliary is to support the activities and goals of the SJH Foundation in its promotion of the health and welfare of the communities served by South Jersey Healthcare. For more information about the SJH Auxiliary, including donation information and volunteer opportunities, please call 856-641-8290 or visit


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Food for Thought by Jean Hecker

The Little Black Clock


here is a little black wall clock in my kitchen hanging just over the door on the way out. The hands have stopped at a quarter to 3, and it has been like that for many years. It was the first thing we saw in the morning and the last thing we saw at night when it hung over the kitchen sink in our old family house. Somehow, it became a harbinger of the daily routines. Oftentimes, mom or dad calling out from the den, “Jeanie or Linda, what time is it?” We would immediately look up from the kitchen table at that little black clock and dutifully report the time. We also looked at that clock when Linda and I snuck in after a night out at “Liberty Bell” or “Brownstone” or “The Inn on the Mall” or “The Holiday Inn,” some of our favourite dance clubs... and we either knew that we were in trouble or had gotten in under the wire. No matter what the day or season, that little clock kept an eye on the whole family and, even though it did not work when I moved into my current house, I still felt obliged to put it up on the wall. I look at it every morning and every night, still stuck at a quarter to 3, still a faithful reminder of days gone past. I wonder what we were doing when that clock stopped? Was it a quarter to 3 in the morning or a quarter to 3 in the afternoon? I will never know, but I will always treasure it for it recorded all the days of our lives. Here it is at the end of another season; summertime is over and Autumn is just around the corner. The seasons of the year also record our lives, and I always anticipate great things for the Fall and holiday season. It is also time for heartier meals, and here is a great rice and butternut squash recipe that I tweeked from a “Lidia” recipe. I made it this past weekend, and it was just fabulous! Serve it on its own or paired with a roasted chicken! Great for those cold winter days that are fast approaching!

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Cups of Carolina Rice 8 oz pkg of frozen butternut squash cups of water cups of Pecorino Romano grated cheese (I get my supply from Shop Rite) 1/2 stick unsalted butter Dried Tarragon for sprinkling on top of finished dish In a heavy bottom sauce pan, put in the water and frozen squash, bring to a boil and add the rice. Return to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and cook for twenty minutes... Rice should be cooked and soft...then turn off the heat, add the butter and cheese and mix well... the mixture will turn a light orange color. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle the dried tarragon on top and serve! Sprinkle additional cheese as desired. Will serve 4 people.

September/October, 2010

It Ain’t Easy Being Me by Big Rick Cahall

Comedy & Tragedy of Summer 2010


o long, Summer 2010. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was hot as hell kiddies! It was also full of great times and balanced out with some low points. What a strange balance this life can be. Hannibal, Orfan Annie, Spaz Cats, Alistair Crowley ? Remember these local bands? If so, then you know their lead singer was the same guy, Freddie Vaccaro. Freddie passed away January 28th this year. Ray Bader and Freddie’s sister, Roseanne, organized a tribute concert/fundraiser in his honor. It was held August 21st at Six-Packs on Rt.30 in Elwood, NJ. Nearly every musician from South Jersey attended the event and either played in one of the many tribute bands or showed their support by attending the show. Over a dozen bands and solo artists rocked that Saturday from 12noon till after midnite. I was privileged enough to be one of musicians playing there for Freddie. The xXx Band played at 6pm and rocked our asses off in his honor. I was a young, snotty 13 y.o. drummer runnin’ the streets (probably lookin’ for blind/ deaf girls to check my band out) and looking for data for my yet to be written rock and roll anthem. All the ‘lil rockers knew who Freddie’s band ORFAN ANNIE was. They rehearsed in an old warehouse in Egg Harbor City and it was LOUD. We would sneak up a fire escape in back alley and spy on them practicing Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, etc… Freddie and the boys were a HUGE influence on me. They were 21 years old, driving cars, smoking and drinking and they were “Rock Gods” to our nerdy asses. We wanted to be loud and rock hard and that’s what they did. That’s what Freddie did. Year after year for almost 30 years. Everyone knew Fred. Everyone loved Fred. Everyone misses Fred. And that will never change. Rock-On brother. This up and down summer wasn’t done with us yet, as it brought us more tragedy only a few days ago (as of press time). My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Key West this summer. On Saturday, August 6th, we were sitting poolside at a bed and breakfast overlooking the ocean enjoying a cold “oat soda” and loving life. I got a call from my buddy Mike in northern Cali, and he stated that a friend had suffered a brain aneurysm the night before. Bob “Puppy” Conover was now comatose and fighting for his life. Stunned, I sat with my cool-guy shades on trying to hide my tears from the other guests hanging poolside. I looked over the crystal blue water, just 90 miles from Cuba, and wondered how I could feel this high and this incredibly low at the same time. Four weeks later almost to the minute, Puppy was gone. He died late Friday night, Sept 3rd, 2010. Gone, but not forgotten. Puppy was a beautiful soul and touched everybody that knew him. A fellow drummer, we played with the same circle of musicians for years. He was so supportive of the local music scene for well over 25 years. He wrote a column in the now defunct IN-TUNE rock magazine. He also went on to put out his own local Paper-Zine called IRON WORKS. He was a huge fan of rock music, especially Old-School METAL. I still have a reserve of tears set aside for Pup that I am sure will flow when a certain song or two pops up. It happened yesterday morning while listening to an old song by MOUNTAIN. I’ll welcome that sweet pain again for you, my brother. I’ll miss you. How could I not. Its not fair, but what ever is? NOTE : When putting this column together , I learned that a long time Philly area Stand Up Comic, J-Rock (Jeff Collins) lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Sept. 6th. Condolences to his daughter and family. He was one of the nicest and funniest comedians in our area. Today, hundreds of funny people cried. Till we all play CHUCKLES FUN HOUSE in the afterlife Jeff, sleep well man.

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Buena Historical Society by Gail Benson

Catching Up with Business THANKS FOR VISITING - Thanks to all who visited our booth at the Buena Vista Township Independence Day Celebration in Michael Debbi Park. We enjoyed the chance to talk with you and hear more stories, and we hope you enjoyed our displays. SEEKING NOMINATIONS - Each year, at its Holiday Dinner in December, the Buena Historical Society honors a few local residents for their contributions to the municipalities of Buena Vista Twp and Buena Boro through the years. If you know of such a person, please submit the name and address of your nominee along with a description of their contributions, and a little about them personally. Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number. Nominations must be received by Sept. 30, and should be sent to Buena Historical Society, P. O. Box 114, Buena, NJ 08310. GENEALOGY PROJECT – Our project to document Buena families is ongoing. This fall, workshops will be held throughout the Township and Boro where you can work on the forms with the help of historical society members who will be able to answer your questions. Remember the forms are also available at The results of your work would make great Christmas gifts for your family. Presentations currently scheduled are: Cranberry Run, Monday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m.; Martin Luther King Center, Wednesday, September 8, at 11 a.m.; Buena Vista Township Municipal Building, Monday, October 4, 1 to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, October 6, 10 a.m. until noon; Thursday, October 7, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

If you would like to schedule a program for your group, call Gail Benson at 692-5227 or email FRIENDSHIP CHURCH – The Historical Society is working on several projects with the Friendship Cemetery Association to save Historic Friendship Church. The Cemetery Association has committed to purchase the church and will be doing some fundraising to help with the purchase price and ongoing maintenance. Keep an eye on the local papers for more news about the church, its projects and events. YEARLY SCHEDULE – Our annual business meeting is in January. Meetings in February through June usually host a speaker. We do not meet during July or August. September through November are regular meetings with speakers once again. December is our holiday party. PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS – The Buena Historical Society presents eight speakers per year. We are always looking for programs that would be of interest to local residents. Please send your suggestions concerning speakers, projects or programs that we could host. If you remember stories about local history or have any questions, you can email us at or contact us by regular mail at P. O. Box 114, Buena, NJ 08310. Buena Historical Society usually 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, October 13, 2010.

Cumberland State 4-H Horse Show Team

State 4-H Horse Show participants were Hannah Ahrens from Vineland; Hannah Ricci, Tabitha Camp, Olivia Moore and Jennifer Taylor, from Millville; Cassidy Wagner, from Cedarville; Rachel Rottkamp, of Hopewell Township; Briana Mayhew from Upper Deerfield; Colleen and Maegan Curry, Mays Landing; Marshall Andersen, Dividing Creek; Silvana Jester, Sarah Lamplugh and Nikayla Hetzell, of Pittsgrove; Juliana Cipressi from Marmora; Ashley Jacobs of Franklinville; Gina Picciano from Mullica Hill and Renee Sheppard from Bridgeton.

September/October, 2010

Rightly So by Jimmie Lee Hollis

Restoring Honor Rally


n 28 Aug 2010 the Greenwich Tea Party Patriots of South Jersey arrived in DC on three packed busses to attend the Restoring Honor rally. We were excited as we made our way to the rally area via the city’s metro system. The ride was short, and our walk to the rally area was not too long. The weather was perfect and I would estimate there were between 200 and 300 thousand people at the rally. Richard Hoch, Radio/TV personality in Millville, NJ, estimated that number might have even been higher. There were Americans of all races and ages and even some Canadians there. As the rally began, the joyous mood of the crowd escalated. Beck’s guest speakers were chosen because of their patriotism and desire to make a difference. Critics said Beck was being politically correct (PC) because of the diversity of his guests, but PC had nothing to do with it. His guest speakers believed in America, and their messages were perfect for the theme of the rally. All of the guests gave inspiring speeches on the importance of restoring honor to our nation. Yet, there were four notable moments when thunderous applause rippled through the crowd like a tidal wave. One moment was Glen Beck’s initial appearance on the stage, the second is when Sarah Palin was introduced, the third was when Dr. Alveda King was introduced and the fourth was when a clip of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was played. I was a young man in my 20s when King was alive, and I heard many of his speeches including his “I have a dream” speech. I believe that if he were alive today, he would have been pleased at the Americans of all races at the rally. I think he would have joined hands with Glen Beck and his niece, Alveda, and said, “Let Freedom Ring!” I also think he would have told those who have distorted and twisted his message that they should stop the divisive rhetoric and bitterness and join with the patriots of this great nation and help restore its honor. Some of Beck’s critics have said that King would not have liked a constitutionally limited government, but wanted big government to protect the rights of blacks and the poor. I believe King wanted the government to ensure the constitutional rights of all people without discrimination or prejudice. But I don’t think he would have wanted that same government to re-enslave those minorities and poor through oppressive taxation and the suppression of self-dignity through over-reaching and nanny-state policies. At no time did I personally witness or hear of any contention, strife, confrontation or negative incidents before, during or after the rally. We left the rally feeling uplifted and filled with hope. We can now answer Benjamin Franklin who said, “We have given you a Republic, if you can keep it” by saying with deep determination, “Ben, we are resolved to keep it.”

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Washington Report by Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02)

Stop Strangling Small Businesses

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mall businesses are, and have historically been, the job creators for our nation. The same is true in South Jersey. A simple drive around the region – from Pitman to Vineland to Cape May and everywhere in between – one would see small business storefronts lining main streets throughout our communities. Countless residents can recall their first jobs at these neighborhood gems or local mom & pop shops. In fact, I began my career at my family’s small business based in Rosenhayn. As with previous economic downturns, we look to small business owners and entrepreneurs to again lift us out of this recession and create new jobs. The government should assist the private sector – and small businesses in particular - by promoting pro-growth policies. Unfortunately, misguided regulations coming out of Washington are strangling our small businesses and preventing an economic recovery. Throughout the past month, I have spoken with countless small business owners and members of the Cape May and Salem County Chambers of Commerce about the impact of new federal regulations on their businesses. One provision hidden in the healthcare bill is the new requirement to file 1099 forms with the IRS for all goods and services purchased over $600. Included in President Obama’s healthcare reform law, this massive reporting requirement will negatively impact daily operations beginning in 2012. Affecting an estimated 38 million American businesses, the routine purchasing of office supplies, shipping of products, or contracting of phone and Internet service would have to be documented and reported to the IRS. Completely unrelated to healthcare, this single provision - dubbed the “paperwork mandate” - will ensure businesses think twice before purchasing goods and services and encourage larger companies to consolidate suppliers for their purchases. This is in addition to the previously-known employer mandates placed on many small businesses to provide health insurance coverage to their employees by 2014. Failure to comply by businesses employing more than 50 full-time employees would result in a $2,000 per employee tax penalty, further discouraging hiring by financially-strapped employers. While these mandates take effect in a few years, significant decisions are on the immediate horizon that will have drastic consequences. The simple fact is that any progress made in encouraging small businesses to expand operations and hire new employees would be wiped out if the upcoming tax cuts are allowed to expire. In addition to the popular marriage penalty tax and the child tax credit that countless South Jersey families depend on, current reductions of the tax rate on dividends and long-term capital gains that are critical to long-term planning by businesses are set to expire on January 1st. If we are truly serious about job creation and economic growth, Congress must continue these tax cuts that benefit our families and small businesses despite President Obama’s call to allow them to expire, thus effectively raises taxes in an economic recession. Given that small businesses create sixty-five percent of jobs in our nation, it is counterproductive to place excessive new taxation and regulatory burdens on them. Until we get the economy on a clear road to recovery, consumer confidence back up and businesses hiring, we must put forth pro-business, pro-job creating and pro-growth policies without undercutting our progress by inexplicable mandates. I will continue to support such initiatives which are critical to keep South Jersey’s Main Streets filled with those characteristic small business storefronts.

Pictured L to R during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites in Millville, NJ are City Mayor J. Tim Shannon, NJ Assemblyman Matt Milam, NJ Senator Jeff Van Drew, Cumberland County Freeholder Director Louis Magazzu, Gran Prix Partners President Ted Drauschak and Goodman Properties President Bruce Goodman.

Letter To The Editor It was announced September 1st that the Department of Veterans Affairs signed a lease to expand the local community based outpatient clinic. The clinic, currently located in Ventnor will be relocated in Northfield. This culminates over two years of efforts by the Atlantic County Veterans Advisory Board. The Veterans Advisory Board would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals and veterans organizations that worked in concert with the Board to make this a reality. First we wish to thank Congressman Frank LoBiondo who has been a stalwart ally in improving services for veterans in the 2nd Congressional District. Through out this long process, Congressman LoBiondo has been a constant supporter of our efforts to improve veterans’ services in Atlantic County. We also wish to acknowledge the support of Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Mr. Levinson and the members of the Board of Freeholders have maintained their support of the veteran community, which was vital in bringing this project to fruition. The Board also recognizes the support of AMVETS Department of New Jersey, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Department of New Jersey, VFW District 16 (Atlantic County), Turner-Bunting-Durkin VFW Post 3361 Ventnor City, Vietnam Veterans of America New Jersey State Council and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 825. Their letters in support of the Northfield site, which was promoted by the Atlantic County Veterans Advisory Board, played an important role in the selection process. Michael Rybicki, facility planner for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has worked tirelessly with the Atlantic County Veterans Advisory Board through many years to improve veterans’ services in this region. He was recently promoted within the VA but stayed with this project to see it become a reality. The Board also recognizes Samantha Roessler, Vice President of Rose Commercial Real Estate who was instrumental in negotiating the lease with the Department of Veterans Affairs and will continue to volunteer her services in the renovation and retrofitting of the facility to meet the requirements of the Veterans Administration. Through out the combined efforts of all these individuals and organizations, and those who, although not known to us, also promoted this project, veterans’ health care in this region is going to be moving all ahead full into the 21st century. On behalf of the veteran community, thank you. Robert E. McNulty, Sr. Vice Chairman

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Inhuman Relations by Dennis Hyer


Absecon - $199,900: Adorable 2 BR/1BA split level single on a quiet st. w/ great yard. Main fl den can easily be converted to a 3rd BR. Hardwood/laminate floors throughout. Century 21 Atlantic Professional, Matt Griffith (609) 432-2482 ATLANTIC CITY - Triplex- $279,000: Great Rental history! Well maintained corner property! Zelda Solof, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors office 609-822-4200 x144, Cell 609-214-0841 ATLANTIC CITY - $269,000: Desirable Lower Chelsea area. Walk to beach, bay, transp, shops, casinos, school, etc. 6BR/2BA. Subject to Bank Approval (Short Sale). Luisa Wong, Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609.484.9890 Cell 609.553.8036 BRIGANTINE - $2,500,000: This Mediterranean Style Inspired Home does not disappoint, 2nd from Beach w/ Magnificent Ocean Views! Amenties include Wrap Around Decks, Granite Counters, Marble Flooring, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Viking Stove and Pella Doors/Windows. Lori Tofani, (609) 892-3061, Prudential Fox And Roach BRIGANTINE $949,000: Luxury 3 sty home, 5yrs old, well maintained, spacious, 5 bdrm 3.5 ba, 5 decks, fireplace, granite kitchen, hugh master suite, etc Elaine ODonnell, CENTURY 21 Alliance Office 856-235-4664 Cell 856-332-6147 BUENA VISTA TWP. - $134,900: 2BR Ranch w/bsmt. Located on quiet street and backs to woods. Move In condition. Seller will assist w/closing costs. Wendy Lee, Re/Max Community, Office (609)9091111 , Cell 609-742-3917

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE $435,000.00: 103 w Atlantic Main house 4 BR’s, beautiful gardens. Cottage for added income in rear. Coldwell Banker James C. Otton Real Estate, Inc. 609-4631400 Pamela Verity Cell: 609-425-2550 CLERMONT - $289,900.00: Well maintained ranch style home in established neighborhood. 3 BR/2 BA, all season room, 2 car att. garage located within minutes of all shore attractions. Pamela Verity, Coldwell Banker James C. Otton Real Estate, Inc. Office 609-463-1400 Cell 609-425-2550 DENNIS TWP- $160,000: 3BR, 1.5BA, Handy Man Special, 1.34ac, Wooded Lot, Lots of Potential, Close to Dennis Twp Recreation Area, Kelly Blum, RE/MAX Beach Home Realty Office 609-263-3600, Cell 609-665-5866 EHT - $319,900: Upgrades Galore in this 4BR/2.5BA home. Plenty of Living Space plus XL Backyard. Call Maria Sacco Handle , Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, Office: 609-264-8444, Cell: 609-839-0218 EHT $229,900: 4 bedroom, 2 bath 85% remodeled ranch with in-ground pool and tons of upgrades! Call Dennis to preview. 609- 266-2911. Astick Realty Inc. EHT - $349,000: Calling all Automotive Buff`s . Large lot w/8 Car garage Rented 2bd.2ba home too. Store your car`s and get an income. 1.75 acres Call Dan Frisco Balsley Losco RE 609-457-3508

EHT $230,000: Stunning 2 BR, 2 BA home in Adult Community on a cul-de-sac. Josephine Flora, Ocean City Realty, 609204-4790. Galloway - $79,000 First floor condo, laminate floors, newer carpet & kitchen cabinets. Newer hot water heater and HVAC. Great for investors or first time buyers. Subject to third party approval. Century 21 Atlantic Professional, Matt Griffith (609) 432-2482 GALLOWAY - $330,000: Great home & great location. 5 BR/2.5 BA home on a quite cul-de-sac. Beautifully landscaped w/ ingrd sprinkler system. Huge Eat-In Country Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops. Florida Rm overlooking the beautiful fenced yard w/ ingrd pool. Keller Williams Realty, Mary Ann Wagner or Karen Komo, Office: 609-4849890 or Cell: 609-705-5505 GALLOWAY - $330,000: Great home & great location. 5 BR/2.5 BA home on a quite cul-de-sac. Beautifully landscaped w/ ingrd sprinkler system. Huge Eat-In Country Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops. Florida Room overlooking the beautiful fenced yard with ingroound pool. Keller Williams Realty, Mary Ann Wagner or Karen Komo, 24 Hour Information: 1-800-882-9032 Code #31423 GALLOWAY TWP. - $549,000--Hwy Commercial Property on White Horse Pike, 1.3 acres, all utilities. Lorraine Spinogatti Prudential Zack Shore 609-597-6464 x1259 GALLOWAY - 277,000: Secluded & convenient! lovely 4bd/3bath ranch; huge dry b.ment,2 car garage on 2.39 acres. Meticulous! Donna Poletis Balsley Losco 609-646-9634 x 148 LINWOOD - $289,000: Well-kept split level home on a quiet street within walking distance of Seaview Elem School. A warm family room & large office enhance this 3BR/2BA home. Rupert Zaplitny, Goldcoast Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, 609-399-2500, Cell:609-432-5041 LONGPORT - 3 BR. 2.1 BA town house. Great condition, bay views, 5 decks & pet friendly. Call Joanne Ferraro@Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 609-822-4200#151 or cell 609-226-4002 MAYS LANDING - 55+ OAKS OF WEYMOUTH $138,000: Just Listed!! Enjoy the Good Life in a beautiful active adult 55+ comm. Desireable & spacious Willow Model w/additional Sun Room, garden soaking tub in Mstr BR. Additional Sky Lights & more. Ass. fee includes: Clubhouse & pool, taxes, water, sewer and garbage removal. Keller Williams Realty, Mary Ann Wagner or Karen Komo, 24 Hour Information: 1-800-882-9032 Code #31473 MAYS LANDING-$259,900: Stately, charming 5BR 2BA home on double corner lot in a quaint small town. Immaculate, refurbished circa 1920’s treasure. Hrdwd flrs, formal DR w/bay windows, full bsmt. Only $259,900. Call Joan 226-7295, Balsley Losco Real Estate 646-3207. MAYS LANDING - $265,000: Woods @ Mays Ldg 55+ Community. Very well appointed executive home with all the amenities! Within walking distance to pool & clubhouse. MUST SEE! Wendy Lee, Re/Max Community, Office 609-909-1111, Cell 609-742-3917

NORTHFIELD - 229,900: 3bd. 2ba. ranch on private cul-de-sac lovingly maintained huge yard deck fenced yard. Must see. Call Dan Frisco @ 609-457-3508 Balsley Losco RE NORTHFIELD - $179,900: 3 BR, 1 BA ranch totally re-done. Move-in ready. All appliances incl. Seller will help w/ closing costs . Lois Ridgway, Balsley Losco R.E.609.513.2560 OAKS OF WEYMOUTH-$89,900: Delightful 2BR 2BA ranch in 55+ community near Mays Landing. All large rooms, including sunny kitchen w/new apps, formal DR, LR w/brick gas fpl. Bonus screened porch, walk-in closet in Mstr BR, newer roof & windows. Only $89,900!!! Call Joan 2267295, Balsley/Losco Real Estate 646-3207 OCEAN CITY - $849,000: Location, Location, Location! 4 bedr & 3 ba condo on 2nd floor. Master Suite on 3rd fl w/private balcony. Amazing views of the ocean from both levels. Spacious wraparound deck. Large kitchen w/granite countertop, tile flooring, gas fp, 2 car gar w/private indoor shower, one add off-street parking space. Great rental history- $40k potential. Furn & fully equipped. Keller Williams Realty, Mary Ann Wagner or Karen Komo, 24 Hour Information: 1-800-882-9032 Code #31423 OCEAN CITY - $439,000: Top floor of nearly-new duplex located in quiet neighborhood. 3BR/2BA. Rent or use. Becky Stanislaw, Goldcoast Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, 609-399-2500, cell 609-204-5788. OCEAN VIEW - $699,000: Stunning custom home with pool, professional kitchen, 3400 square feet, 5BR/4.5BA. Becky Stanislaw, Goldcoast Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, 609-399-2500, cell 609-204-5788. OCEAN VIEW - Cape May County - $289,900: Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA ranch with a brick fp, rear deck & FR – located in great ngbhd on a private, wooded lot. – Coldwell Banker Township Realty, Debbie Gannon 609-390-3400, cell 609-602-9517 OCEAN VIEW - $315,000.00: 10 Scott Lane Lg 2 sty, 4BR’s, hrdwd floors, great in ground pool, lg deck min to beaches, fenced yard. Pamela Verity, Coldwell Banker James C. Otton Real Estate, Inc. Office 609463-1400 Cell 609-425-2550 PLEASANTVILLE - $169,000: Wellmaintained, fenced-in rancher w/nice yard near Delilah Road easy access to AC in quiet neighborhood. 3Br/Ba; Unf bsmt, c/a, built-in f/p, g/heat, etc. Luisa Wong, Keller Williams Realty, 609.484.9890 Cell: 609.553.8036 email: PLEASANTVILLE - $144,900: Street to street property. Walk to bus station, shops, schools, etc. 5Br/1 1/2Ba, full fin bsemt, fenced-in yard, above-grd pool. Subj to Bank Approval (Short Sale). Luisa Wong, Keller Williams Realty, Office: 609.484.9890 Cell 609.553.8036 email: Luisawong@ POMONA - Blue Heron Pines$288,000: Beautiful 3BR, 2BA completely redone ranc, Josephine Flora, Ocean City Realty, 609-204-4790 POMONA - Blue Heron Pines$326,000: Gorgeous very large Mulberry

with a Loft - 4 bedrooms +, 3 baths, short sale, Ocean City Realty, 609-204-4790. SEA ISLE CITY-$875,000: 4BR, 3BA, Den, Excellent Ocean Views, Lots of Upgrades, Beach Block, Lovely Home, Kelly Blum, RE/MAX Beach Home Realty Office 609-263-3600, Cell 609-665-5866 SEA ISLE CITY - $749,000: 4BR, 3.5BA, Finished Bonus Room, Fenced in Yard, Excellent Location with Ocean Views, Kelly Blum, RE/MAX Beach Home Realty Office 609-263-3600, Cell 609-665-5866 SEA ISLE CITY - $845,900: 4BR, 3BA, New Construction, Elevator, Beach Block, Finished Bonus Room, Kelly Blum, RE/MAX Beach Home Realty Office 609263-3600, Cell 609-665-5866 SEA ISLE CITY-$878,000: 4BR, 3.5BA, One of a Kind Home, Custom Built Home w/Tons of Upgrades and Excellent Bay Views, Kelly Blum, RE/MAX Beach Home Realty Office 609-263-3600, Cell 609-665-5866 SEAVILLE - $287,500: Upper Twp: Fabulous two-story perfect for 1st home, well maintained, 3 BRs, FR w/toasty fp, great location just listed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coldwell Banker Township Realty, Debbie Gannon (609)3903400, cell 609-602-9517 SEAVILLE - $350,000: Unique 3BR 2BA 1 sty home in private beautiful natural setting. Berger Realty, Carole R. Aust 609-233-8032. SICKLERVILLE - $179,900: Great Cedarbrook location! 3BR Ranch on large fenced lot. LR, Fam Rm w/Gas FP. 18x21 shed + 1 car garage. NOT a short sale. Quick closing ok. Wendy Lee, Re/Max Community, Office 609-909-1111, Cell 609-742-3917

Help Wanted

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September/October, 2010 SOMERS POINT - $264,900: 4bd. 2ba. Updated 2 story home. Conv. Location to beaches and other town`s ect. call Dan Frisco @ Balsley Losco RE 609-457-3508 TUCKAHOE- $550,000: Own Your Own Wildlife Sanctuary, Custom 3BR, 2BA on 24+ac, Must Be Seen to Be Appreciated! Kelly Blum, RE/MAX Beach Home Realty Office 609-263-3600, Cell 609-665-5866 VENTNOR - $239,000: Single family 3 bed 1.1 bath for only $239,000. Walk to beach. Front porch, backyard. Call Joanne Ferraro@Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 609-822-4200 #151 or cell 609-226-4002. PROPERTIES FOR RENT MAYS LANDING/HARDINGS RUN II $1450: Avail Now! 3 level twhm w/2BRs/1.5BA, fin bsmt. Recently renovated bath & kitchen. Deck off kit. New refrig. Full size washer/dryer. Seller will consider a lease/purchase for this property at below market value price. Credit Check required. Keller Williams Realty, Karen Komo, Office: 609-484-9890 or Cell: 609-705-5505. CHERRY HILL - 2br; 2bath w/loft and 2 balconies overlooking Tavistock Pond. All new or newer apps. Wood burning fp. Health club, tennis courts, swimming pool. Available 11/1/10. Asking $1325 + util. Call 609 601-1333. SWAINTON-$339,900: Links at Avalon, 3BR, 2.5BA, 2 Car Garage, 2267sf, Investment Opportunity, Tenant Until 1/12 Paying $1725 Monthly + Utilities, Kelly Blum, RE/MAX Beach Home Realty Office 609-263-3600, Cell 609-665-5866 VENTNOR - 2 bdr garden level apt w/d $850 mo yearly +. Ventnor on Bay lg 1 bdr w/ bal $1,100 mo incl. util yearly unfurn. Ventnor Ocean furn. cozy 1 bdr at beach $1,000 mo winter. AVALAR ATLANTIC PROPERTIES REALTORS Call Sybil 609-214-0239 ATLANTIC CITY - Ocean Club 1 bdr furn corner $1,100 mo. + winter rental. AVALAR ATLANTIC PROPERTIES REALTORS Call Sybil 609-214-0239 CONDOS FOR SALE ATLANTIC CITY - OCEAN CLUB corner 1BR updated, 2 bal sunset & Bay views $272,900. AVALAR ATLANTIC PROPERTIES REALTORS Call Sybil 609-214-0239 ATLANTIC CITY - $94,900: Lux Condo w/ Pergo Floors, near The Quarter. 1BR/1BA. Priced to Sell. Call Maria Sacco Handle , Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, 609-264-8444, Cell: 609-839-0218 . BRIGANTINE - $499,900: Bayfront Condo with boat slip and pool reduced from $799k. 3BR/2.5BA. 2,100 sq.ft -Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last. Call Maria Sacco Handle , Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, Office: 609-264-8444, Cell: 609-839-0218 . BRIGANTINE - $349,000 - One of Brigantineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere Oceanfront Buildings, located on the south end of the Island. This unit has been upgraded with Laminate Flooring and brand new washer,dryer, lighting fixtures. Lori Tofani, Cell: 609-8923061, Prudential Fox And Roach OCEAN CITY - $599,900: New Construction Ready to Go! Custom Built Southend Condo. 3BR/2BA, loaded with upgrades: Hardwood Floors, Granite Countertops, All maintenance Free Exterior, and much more. Mike Contino, Ocean City Realty, Cell: 609-335-9100 OCEAN CITY - $239,000: Beach block, second floor condo, 2BR/1BA, movein condition, short walk to heart of Boardwalk. Becky Stanislaw, Goldcoast Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Realty, 609-399-2500, cell 609-204-5788. OCEAN CITY - $399,900: Beautiful elevated first floor Corner Condo with Bay Views!!! 3BR/2BA, sits on a 50 X100 foot lot. Gas Heat, Central Air, and Parking for 4 or more cars. Great Property! Mike Contino, Ocean City Realty, Cell: 609-335-9100

OCEAN CITY - $549,900: Newer 2nd Floor Southend Condo in perfect condition! 4BR/2BA, Spacious Great Room with Lots of Natural Light, Front and Rear Decks, Never been rented! All reasonable offers considered! Mike Contino, Ocean City Realty, Cell: 609-335-9100 OCEAN CITY - 349,000 Turn key condo with 2 bedrooms/1.5 ba centrally located on Asbury Avenue. Garage, no condo fees. Call Jaimee Fields at Goldcoast/Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty 399-2500. OCEAN CITY - Love the Beach? 2 bedroom , 2nd floor condo located in the Four Seasons, heat included in condo fee, excellent condition, $239,900 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coldwell Banker Township Realty, Debbie Gannon (609) 390-3400, cell 609-602-9517 SOMERS POINT - $289,000: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 story condo in prestigious Greate Bay. On the 18th fairway. Great location, great views, serene setting. Don Edwards, Berger Realty- (609) 780-3302 VENTNOR - Ocean Cute 1bdr at beach pets ok $200.000. AVALAR ATLANTIC PROPERTIES REALTORS Call Sybil 609214-0239 VENTNOR - Vassar Square, ocean front building, condos starting at $184,900. Luxury living on the boardwalk! Call Joanne Ferraro@Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 609-822-4200#151 or cell 609-226-4002. HELP WANTED HVAC Technician Wanted: Journeyman or Experienced Techs fax resume to 609-822-3710. BABY SITTER: Needed for occassional night/day hours in my home for 3 children 3-12 yrs. Must have own transportation and references. 609-616-5111. CLEANING PERSON: Looking for responsible professional cleaning person for weekly work. Heavy cleaning required. Experience necessary. Must have references. Email resume to: jsjellyfish6236@ SUPER NANNY WANTED: Busy couple ooking for a live-in part-time child care provider with experience to help raise our 3 kids. Duties include: childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laundry, light cleaning, driving children to appointments, time-out management, playground trouble-shooting, tooth inspection, and homework checking. Must be able to make a perfect grilled cheese with no crust, fluffy scrambled eggs and avoid conflict in public situation. Experience with Playstation 3 games and bubble baths a plus. Must like dogs, cats, chickens, and occasionally cranky children. 20 hrs per week required, flexible schedule. Perfect for college student with light course load. Room and board provided. References required. Call 609-892-2200 between the hourse of 9 and 11a.m.

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September/October, 2010

Fall Home Improvements Ideas Save Money and Environment by Chris Land

There is no time like the present for a home renovation or improvement project. You might be interested in a project that will make your house more environmentally friendly. Dual flush toilets will save you money on your water bill by allowing you to engage a stronger water flow only when you need it. Radiant floor heating is a pleasant experience when you get out of the bath and it’s a more efficient way to heat your bathroom. LED lighting will give you the brightness you need but use far less electricity. It has become popular these days to find other ways to save energy. An upgrade to your heating cooling and ventilation system is the best way lower energy costs. More efficient movement of warm or cool air in your house will make you living space more comfortable and save you money. If you can make the investment, a geothermal

heat pump uses the core temperature of the earth to warm your house in winter and cool it in summer and of course, any improvement to the insulation in your house, particularly around windows and doors, will reduce heating costs and avoid those nasty draughts. Sometimes home improvement isn’t about saving the planet or saving money but just about making your house a prettier place to live. Flower window boxes will add a little color to your house and green hedges around the base of the house will give it a classy, well-kept look. You might be interested in adding a deck that can be used as an outdoor living room where you can host your family and friends. Finally, if you’re not able to engage in a large-scale home improvement project you might always consider new paint. Try a lighter color and brighten up the whole room and get ready for the holidays.

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Thinking about upgrading your windows? Need a shed for more storage? Questions like these, and more, can be answered at the South Jersey Pumpkin Show festival. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show, now in its seventh year, will once again feature a Professional Home, Garden and Recreational Expo. The Atlantic County David C. Woods 4-H Fairgrounds, located on Rte. 50 between Mayslanding and South Egg Harbor City, will host this one of a kind event. This two day Home Show will be held on October 9 & 10, from 10am to 6pm. Visitors will find everything for inside and outside their home, as thousands of products and services will be available to research. 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 as well. Some of the companies represented will feature: windows, doors, sheds, paving stones, landscaping, kitchens, bath,

garages, storage units, barns, guttering, home improvements, lawn and garden products, new and used vehicles, tools, banking, mortgages, real estate, insurance, investments, basement repairs, security, flooring and more. Thinking of starting a home based business? Want to book a home party for you and your friends? Then you don’t want to miss the home party plan companies represented from Avon, Longaberger Baskets, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Home Interiors, Discovery Toys and more. The Home show company exhibits will be displayed inside and outside the festival. The Pumpkin Show festival will feature, in addition to the Home Show, over 100 craftsmen, food court, live bands, contests, rides and pumpkins by the truckload. Home Show companies can call Kathryn Wright, event organizer, for more information at (856) 765-0118. Visit the festival’s web site at www.sjpumpkinshow. com General Admission is $2.00, kids 3 and under free, parking free. Portion of proceeds to benefit the Atlantic County 4-H and Scott Bailey Trust.

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Get your home ready for the holidays The shorter days and cooler nights that fall brings mean entertaining that once took place on porches, patios and decks is slowly beginning to wane. Soon, family and friends will gather inside the home for holiday festivities, putting the spotlight back on some of the most-used rooms in your house. Whether you recently moved into a new home or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for affordable ways to spruce-up your existing dĂŠcor before the holidays arrive, consider experimenting with color. A fresh coat of paint is the number one way to improve the look and feel of your home. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun to choose a new palet, affordable and instantly refreshes the look of a room. The painting project can become even easier if you choose the right proffessional. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Painting can refresh or change the look and feel of an entire room with a little planning and know-how, and advice from a color expert and professional painter,â&#x20AC;? says remodeling expert Edgar Reinhardt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, not everyone knows where to start or how to achieve the look they desire. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why a consultation is so important.â&#x20AC;?

Color: light and inviting Changing the color of a room with interior paint is the easiest, most costeffective and most dramatic transformation that can be made. Since a guest bathroom can be one of the smaller rooms in a home, use colors that are light and airy. This will open up the space, making it appear larger than it really is. And, even if the guest bath is used by other family members during the rest of the year, remember that it should feel welcoming, so avoid stark whites or overly bright and trendy colors. The rest of the home can also be dramatically transformed by a change in paint color. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since the walls will be the largest visual area in the bathroom, you want to ensure a professional-looking finish that can only be achieved using high-quality paint,â&#x20AC;? says Cornelious Wilson, owner of Clean Lines Painting and Powerwashing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use a high quality will provide a flawless finish, and its compact lightweight design helps to paint tight spaces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use the best equipment and paints on the market,â&#x20AC;? says Cornelios. That means the use of â&#x20AC;&#x153;green,â&#x20AC;? environmentally sensitive paints that are low in volatile organic

compounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The customer can choose another type of paint if they want to, but that is what we recommend.â&#x20AC;? Cornelious also points out that all estimates and color consultations are free, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no risk involved when trying to decide if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to commit to a project. For most people, overnight house guests go hand-in-hand with the holidays. Rather than waiting until the last minute, when stress levels are already high, fall is the ideal time to begin preparing for company and refresh the guest bath. You can do a few simple things long before anyone arrives to ensure their stay is a comfortable one. In fact, updating a tired bathroom can be an easy goal to achieve on any budget. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need tens of thousands

of dollars. Instead, a little paint, and a few decorating elements and some creativity will do the trick. By taking the necessary steps to prep your guest bath before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to relax and enjoy it right along with your visitors. Experts in improving the value of your home including 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. For more information call Clean Lines Painting and Powerwashing, located in Galloway Township at 866-955-4637 or 609-804-1133.




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Don’t Get Left Out In The Cold! The Farmers Almanac predicts colder than normal temperatures for our region this year. It may not be a repeat of last year’s above average snow fall, but it is a very good idea to get your heating system checked before the temperature drops. Here are 3 tips for preparing your heating system for the winter before calling an HVAC professional.

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1. Check the Thermostat - make sure your thermostat is functioning correctly by making sure it communicates properly with your heating system. 2. Test your Heating System beforehand - Set your thermostat to call for heat and run the system for 10 minutes and make sure it is providing heat when you call for the system to do so. 3. Change Filter / Clean Base Board Heating Cabinets - Make sure you change the filter on your central system every 3-6 months and if you have a radiant heating system, remove the dust from the baseboard cabinets and/or radiators with a damp cloth. If there are any issues with the operation of your heating system, call a certified HVAC Technician right away and schedule an appointment for your system to be

serviced. Getting your system routinely serviced by a professional is the best way to avoid any unwanted surprises on that first cold snap! “Your heating system sits around all summer and often when you turn on the heat for the first time in the fall you experience problems,” says Fred Nahas, owner of Ace Contracting and Mechanical in Ventnor. “It’s best to have everything checked out before you wake up one morning with no heat.” Ace Contracting & Mechanical is a general contractor that specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of residential and commercial HVAC equipment. They also specialize in additions, remodeling, home repair, exterior facing work, kitchens, and baths. How can they be so diverse? Not only do they take care of all of these projects personally, but they also have consultants, some of which have over 50 years of experience in their respective trades. Ace Contracting & Mechanical provides the highest quality work and their prices are reasonable. Call today to evaluate your system, if you have a sudden problem or a home repair need, 609-241-4414.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite...

Steam cleaning can eliminate bed bug problems Imagine waking up in the morning to a painful, itching sensation on your arms, legs and other parts of your body. Upon careful inspection of your sheets, you find tiny bugs and bloodstains scattered throughout your bed. These pesky creatures are bedbugs, and if you’ve found a few then you probably have hundreds, or even thousands more. Bedbugs reproduce very rapidly and can live for up to a year with no food, making them extremely difficult to get rid of. Bedbugs are a very real and very serious problem. Once your house has bedbugs, it is a long, drawn out and will cost a lot of money to remove them. Instead of waiting until the bed bugs have camped out in your bedroom, it is best to keep them from coming by having your mattress steam cleaned. SOS Carpet Cleaning South located in Galloway can help you to prevent a problem before it starts, or rid your house of the tiny bloodsuckers if they’ve already moved in. The 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.

Unlike vacuuming, steam cleaning is generally very effective at killing any bed bugs or eggs that come into contactwith it. Extreme heat will kill them quickly (anything over 120 degrees Fahrenheit or so), and most steamers will exceed this temperature. You will probably need to get a commercial steamer, because you will need to run it for awhile and cover most areas in your bedroom. You will want to make sure you cover all the areas they could be hiding, even inaccessible ones. If you hire a pest control company, sometimes they will use steam cleaners in addition to applying pesticides. “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. The Sobocinski Family provides top quality carpet cleaning, for the home, and office in Atlantic County and surrounding areas at fair prices. For more information call Cathy and Ray at 609-652-1727

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the same great emergency service in the event of an outage. You will receive the same single bill from AC Electric only the Supply portion of the bill will reflect rates from Viridian Energy if you decide to make the hassle free switch. For people who are not sure whether they should make the switch or may have had a bad experience with other third party utility companies, Don’t make your decision till you find out more about Viridian Energy… Check out or call Shannon at 609-204-2700. Don’t wait, saving money and going green is only a few minutes away!

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