Proud of two family members; Fall Pumpkin Festival at Amish Market Saturday; Bridgeton Christmas Parade needs volunteers; Bridgeton Library flooded; Attack in Newport; CCC’s Jim Williams loves baseball playoffs; Campani’s Legacy Lanes; Angie Perry Fiorani passes


The column that has a wife whose brother coached at Maryland and learned to hate Penn State, but also has a brother who was president of the Penn State Baseball Boosters Club, and both are gone, but Bruce Arians remembered John Devlin on his “30 30” documentary and Don Hummel has a tree and a plaque by the Penn State baseball stadium, and neither will be soon forgotten.







By Jack Hummel

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Good evening!

It’s the Fall Pumpkin Festival at the Greater Bridgeton Amish Market in Hopewell Township, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday.

If you’re ready for fall, try the fresh pressed apple cider, homemade applesauce, and much more.


That’s right, wine tasting inside the market right next to Amos Lapp’s 72-foot meal counter.

We’ll see if the record 1,100 cars they parked for Hopewell Community Day will be broken.

We grew up on wheat threshing, one of the events.

“Volunteers and participants needed for the Greater Bridgeton Holiday Parade.

“The theme is Winter Holidays Around the World. Please contact Bridgeton Main Street by phone at 856-453-8130 or email

“We have made some changes, as well. The parade will not be starting until 3 p.m. and there will be an addition of a mini-concert in the pocket park at 2 p.m.”

— Steve Paul,

Bridgeton Main Street president

“Water, water everywhere …

“Due to an unforeseen building emergency, the Bridgeton Public Library will be closed for the rest of the week.”

— Courtenay Reece,


“P.S: But a branch may open downtown.”

From Newport:

” (Last) night, a few hours ago, my older sister was attacked by a guy in a black shirt that may have blonde hair in my garage.

“They snuck her from the back, attacked her tried to get her to the floor trying to cover her scream than left her with a black eye, and got away.

“The K’9s didn’t trace back to the guy so he is still out there, and everyone around my way, if you have seen anything out of the ordinary on my street or know of anything please let me, the police or my family know and also everyone lock your doors go outside with someone and not alone, be alert.

“Please! This happened last night in Newport.”

“Not sure if you were able or wanted to post it, but I have lots of new old stock Vineland High yearbooks to offer from estates of staff members:

“VHS: 1932, 34, 46, 47, 48, 49, 59, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 65, 68, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 78. …Bridgerton, 1920, 21, 22, 24, 25, 56, 29, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 56, 68, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000.

Cumberland Regional: 1985, 90, 91.

Millville: 1981, 84, 89, 91, 92. And many more from South Jersey plus colleges… or 856-451-3445.”

— SJ Bumpkin

How about Newark High School 1959?

The dog ate it. Or tried to. Swallowed Anne Hogshead’s head shot.

“There are so many sidebars to make note of when watching these NLCS games in Los Angeles.

“The late arriving crowds …figuring out where Joe Buck’s actual hair ends and his hair plugs begin … the sexual tension between Larry King and Mary Hart in the front row behind home plate … still better than watching another debate though.”

— CCC sports hero Jim Williams,

must be feeling better from nine months in hospital

What’s happening at Campani Legacy Lanes:

High Scores Week 10/10/16
Monday Men’s
Brian Shiflet 706
Andrew Dubois 692
Dave Zieger Sr 682
Jamie 673
Billy 671
Bob Dubois 636
Jeff Taniguchi 635
Al Pierce 613
Tom Huck 609
Chris 600
Tuesday Church
Pete Sams 707
Larry D 667
Phil Procida Jr 611
Tuesday Mixed
Diana Sorelle 660
Golden Age
Dave Hitchner 588
Phil Procida Jr 567
Charlie Dayton 555
John Kutney 549
Paul Dodd 546
Gary Martinelli Sr 522
SJ Industrial  
Bob Gallagher 737
James Messeck 714
Bill Ziefle 713
Brian Shiflet 703
Dennis Brady 681
Dan Bennet 674
Phil Gannon 3 663
Ray Mooney III 660
Fred Kendall 659
Dave Williamson 656
Dave Hemple 649
Dave Zieger 644
Howie Bailey 643
John Muffley 628
Justo Lopez 614
Dean Gaines 613
Dom Pizzo 612
Joe Chase 606
Oh my God!
“Jack, just wanted to let you know that Angie Fiorani Perry, former owned of Angie’s Bridgeton Grill, died this afternoon in Elmer Hospital.
“She fell last week and and had surgery, but never recovered. She was 97 years old. Maybe you could mention it in your column.
“Thanks, Jody.”


Nov. 5, 2012

BEN Column

Let’s not let Angie’s Bridgeton Grill sit there to be mocked.

That was the official name back in the day.

Nobody remembers Angie Fiorani now.

She was a Bridgeton icon like Clarence McCormick and Myron Bacon.

She had a secret recipe that was worth more than the diner.

When she finally sold, she had to give it up.

Now the former city councilman she told it to is worth millions.

The latest owners set fire to it at 1 E. Broad St. on oct. 24, 2012.
It is listed on both New Jersey’s and the federal government’s registers of historic places.
YOU CAN BOOK IT: Angie’s Bridgeton Grill sitting there burned out IS mocking everything Angie meant to Bridgeton.
Proud of two family members; Fall Pumpkin Festival at Amish Market Saturday; Bridgeton Christmas Parade needs volunteers; Bridgeton Library flooded; Attack in Newport; CCC’s Jim Williams loves baseball playoffs; Campani’s Legacy Lanes; Angie Perry Fiorani passes

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